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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Name That Dragon Blog Hunt

As the 6th stop in the Name That Dragon Blog Hunt, this post contains the answer to the last post. It is your job, as the reader, to find it. Please remember your answer to this puzzle, as well as any past and future ones within this tour. You will need to know ALL the answers to enter for the chance to win the Grand Prize of a sterling silver Celtic triquetra on a 16in chain and a pre-order code.

I am so stoked to be hosting my friend Melissa for this Name That Dragon Blog Tour!!!  I had the pleasure of asking her questions about Dante, the demigod in her story.  If you know me, you know I love a demigod--Percy Jackson in da house!! Of course, Melissa told me I may be a dragon girl based on the type of build I like in a man (muscular, in case you're wondering). Mind you, I'm not into scary dragons, or scary anything for that matter. Reminds me of the time Liam earned ‘Scary Dragon’ after coming around a corner that morning and nearly giving her a heart attack. Anyhoo, I can't tell you how stoked I am to read this book! Buff dragons, cool as a cucumber demigods, and a kick-butt female character?? Where do I sign up?
1) Is Dante based on anyone you know?

Not at all, though I think he would be a fascinating person to know. However, he does have blue eyes like my husband.

2) Please explain Dante’s origins (does the Mother Goddess take a human form to create children with mortals…that sort of thing).

A lot of his origins are explained in the first book, and we continue learning more in the short story I wrote that should be coming out in the fall called “Fallen Son, Darkest Night”. Readers will also discover a great deal of Dante’s history in the second book, BLOOD OF STARS AND GODS. For now, I can tell you all the deities maintain human forms, even in the High Realm, and Dante looks very much like his mother.

3) Can you describe Dante in 5 words?

Beautiful, erudite, loyal, haunted, lost

4) What is Dante’s biggest character flaw, and can he overcome it?

Definitely, that would be the inner demons of his very dark past. Can he overcome it? He believes he has, but what he’s done to overcome those demons and how others have dealt with his dark past sometimes come back to bite him and make the struggle harder, hence why I describe him in part as “haunted” and “lost”. Dante’s past and that darkness are still very much a part of him, despite how much he may want to deny it. He has to deal with them.

5) You call the relationship between Dante and Theo a “bromance.” Can you explain that?

The short story I wrote, “Fallen Son, Darkest Night” gets a bit more into their history, but I’ll tell you they’ve been friends for roughly 3000 years. You can guess that’s enough time to become close. There’s a lot of love between them, and this matter with Cait puts them in an awkward situation they’ve never been in before. It’s difficult and sad, yet beautiful to watch them trying not to destroy that friendship in the process.

6) Dante has very serious ideals about the sanctity of marriage. From where do these beliefs come?

Those are the standard beliefs among the High Realm. The same belief system is still held by the Fae and is the origination of the human concept of marriage. A similar ideal is the basis of Elfin marriage, and most vampires apply the standards if they choose to marry as well.

7) What do you like best about Dante?

I like that despite being an insanely powerful demigod and 7000 years old, Dante is still half-human. What makes that particularly great about him is the fact he doesn’t really know how to cope with a lot of human aspects of life because he is this ancient demigod. I like the contradictions within him and how Dante exists in this perfectly flawed way only he can.

8) What would Cait gain by choosing Dante for her husband (versus choosing the other men)?

This is a question begging for spoilers, Erin! I will say, given her destiny, certain traits in Dante are naturally ideal for Cait. There are things he understands about her better than others do… But I’m not sure anyone fully understands Cait.
Title: Fire of Stars and Dragons
Author: Melissa A. Petreshock
Series: Stars & Souls Trilogy, #1
Genre: NA Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Pre-Order starting February 28, 2014

Following the death of her vampire uncle, twenty-one-year-old Caitriona Hayden finds herself in the midst of a trio of quintessential alpha male suitors in 22nd century sovereign America where human females should be seen and not heard.

Theo Pendragon claims her as his ward, ordained to guard her through to a long-awaited destiny unbeknownst to Cait, but finds more than he expected when passion ignites within the dragon for the first time. Always drawn to the pursuit of knowledge rather than the heat of desire, powerful demigod Dante cannot deny everything his future holds in Caitriona. America's monarch, ancient vampire Corrin, has no interest in the frivolity of love, yet marrying Cait could be the answer to his continued survival.

Soon, Cait goes from studying for college exams to choosing a husband in seven days, knowing the consequences are eternal, the love undying, and the bond timeless.

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Melissa A. Petreshock is a full-time writer and member of the Romance Writers of America with past experience in the medical and educational fields, though she has primarily devoted her adult life to raising a family. Born and raised in Kentucky, Melissa spent a number of years in Massachusetts, living outside Boston and in Springfield before returning to her home state where she now resides on a small farm. She enjoys quiet married life and the silliness of her three children, indulging hobbies of music, Zumba, and a minor television addiction in what little free time she finds. Melissa’s interests include causes demanding social change such as mental health awareness and teen suicide prevention. Fire of Stars and Dragons is her debut NA Fantasy Romance novel.




03/04/2014 6:37am
Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour, Erin! I knew you'd have fun with Dante. ;-)

03/04/2014 1:01pm
Congrats to Melissa! Looks awesome!!

03/05/2014 6:57am
Great interview! I so cannot wait for this to release!!!!

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