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What Makes a Gryffon a Girl’s Ultimate Fantasy Hero
Hello all! For those who don’t know me, I’m Tawny Taylor. I write sassy, very sexy paranormal romance fiction for Kensington Publishing. My stories have featured ghosts on the hunt for a once-a-year frolic, shape-shifting novel heroes who magically come to life, and uber-alpha vampires with a thirst for blood…and sex. Now, I’ve added to that list a trio of brothers who call themselves the Black Gryffons.
The number one most common question I am asked when I tell people I’m a writer is, “Where do you get your ideas from?”
Most of the time, I give a vague answer, like “from everything—books, magazines, photographs, movies, conversations and dreams.” You see, that answer is completely truthful. I’ve found inspiration from all those sources, and more. But today, I thought I’d be a little more specific and talk about where the idea for Darkest Fire, my upcoming Aphrodisia release came from.
Some of you may already know I’m a history geek. I spend the spring/summer/fall running around the fair state of Michigan in period garb. (For fellow garbaholics, you can see more photos of my historical garb at http://www.noblegarb.com).
Of course, I just love doing research for a living history event, because I often stumble upon interesting information. And that information tends to find its way into my stories. In the case of Darkest Fire, it was the mythology of the griffin.
The griffin/gryphon is a mythological creature with the head and wings of an eagle and a body of a lion. Sometimes, it is depicted with a snake-like or dragon-like tail. Griffins are very powerful creatures, noble, intelligent, heroic. They are known for their speed, their eagle-like eyes, their lion-like courage and strength. They are protective. Guardians. In hieroglyphics, they represent heat and summer. In ancient Assyria the griffin was a symbol of wisdom.
I couldn’t think of any creature more fitting to be a romance novel hero.
Naturally, I took some liberties with griffin legend. Fiction authors tend to do that. In my series, the Black Gryffons, mortal guardians of humanity’s most powerful secret, possess the intelligence of the eagle and the strength and courage of the lion, true to legend. But they also possess the fire and wisdom of the dragon. Drako Alexandre is the leader of his generation of Black Gryffons. (Want to take a stab at which he is—eagle, lion or dragon?) Though he has no desire to be tied down—a Dom, he actually prefers to do the tying–he must take a wife. He decides Rin Mitchell, a woman with a secret of her own, is the perfect choice. They strike a deal. He’ll never have to give up his desire for domination and forbidden pleasures. And Rin will get the money she desperately needs to help her sister.
But, of course, things don’t turn out the way either of them expect…
A powerful creature that guards some kind of precious treasure…? If you ask me, that has some serious ultimate fantasy hero potential. I hope, after you read Darkest Fire, you agree.
NOW FOR THE ABOUT: “THE DARKEST FIRE”….
THE DARKEST FIRE
- Pub. Date: March 2011
- Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
- ISBN-13: 9780758246967
- ISBN: 075824696X
From the Publisher
In a wicked game of seduction, who’s the hunter and who’s the prey. . .Drako Alexandre isn’t merely the handsome billionaire playboy everyone thinks he is. He’s the leader of his generation of Black Gryffons, destined to protect humanity. And though Drako has no desire to be tied down–except at the private bondage club he frequents–the future depends on him taking a wife to bear him a son. He knows just the woman–Rin Mitchell, a delicate beauty who unleashes his deepest primal hunger. Their agreement will ensure he’ll never have to give up his desire for domination, forbidden pleasures, and multiple lovers. But Drako’s chosen prey is also hiding something. And if her secret doesn’t destroy them, the explosive passion she ignites just might. . .
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK TAWNY FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF HER BUSY SCHEDULE TO VISIT WITH US TODAY AND WE HOPE OUR FELLOW BLOGGERS ENJOYED HER VISIT ALSO..SO IF YOU HAVE NOT READ “THE DARKEST FIRE”,PLEASE VISIT YOUR FAVORITE BOOKSTORE OR ONLINE SITE AND PURCHASE THIS BOOK….
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