Guest Post | Stories of hope with a little bit of hardship thrown in... by @Mejuarian_Queen #bookish



Writing is what I genuinely love, and I am so thankful to God that he has allowed me to pour out stories that I believe he moves me to write. My husband and little puppy Xena are my muses, and I am so glad those around me make me smile.


Stories of hope and happiness, with a little bit of hardship thrown in, are my favorite works. I write stories that are fantasy in nature, though a bit of pain must always come into the hero’s life. My works are written in this form because I believe that, as in life, there is joy at the end of all the pain. I bring this belief to my writing because it is the philosophy of my own life since I have a strong faith in God’s grace.


I am always trying to try to create unique stories and design my characters from my own creativity. Since so much has been written by others, it is sometimes hard to develop stories not copied so many times over. When I am writing a nemesis, I always try to make him/her or it, uncommon from the many other characters or events in great books already published. I hope to write a bit out of the box so it might take me weeks to find the perfect antagonist, protagonist, or inciting incident. Too, ideas come to my mind sometimes when I am reading the bible, or just reading, working, in the middle of doing my housework, and even at times, I wake up from a hard sleep with the answer to a dilemma I am having with a character.


Most of my stories are high fantasy, with a bit of urban fantasy included. I try to write stories filled with imagination, wonder, and beauty since writing about real life is boring, in my opinion. Splendid sceneries, magical powers, spiritual influences, and senses we lack in, I emphasize in my books. The creation of unique and mystical creatures is one of my fortes, and in my latest series, I have birthed wondrous beings, unknown in much to today’s fantasy genre.


The Mejuarian Series


Colorful creatures, created by their god deity's breath, and a single drop of an earthling mammal or animal, Mejuarian came to life. These beings have the hues of the rainbow, each one a union of two colors; they are part Erctis god and part Muddied bloodlines, their appearances were no longer pure, and the once perfectly designed creatures were no longer what they once were. Some could be all Ercutian, human, in appearance, with canine ears and graceful tails, or some others now have partial godly faces, lovely feline-type eyes, and muzzles. On the other hand, others might have small beak noses, bird legs, and no tails, and large burly bodies of black bears with sparse fur and tiny tails. Personally, all of the Mejuarian are not beautiful and might be odd-looking creatures, but they all have confidence in their peculiar appearances.


This series was created by a thought that writing something playful and fanciful for middle grades and even those older who need to know that we sometimes have to look beyond ourselves for answers. We are similar to Mejuarian in many ways. They are actually demigods (I am not saying that we are demigods) with great power who don’t realize that they have powers beyond physical and science. We are different, and like the Mejuarian, I believe we should be prideful of our appearance, like the haughty beings, regardless.


These strange beings encounter many adventures, new places, and gain new friends throughout the series. Life is not static, and these lazy, contented group of beings need to learn that. In the Mejuarian series, the beings will grow out of their cozy wellbeing comfortable lives by hardship, of course. And like I believe, they will emerge, stronger, happier beings after all unfortunate circumstances.



Title Bound In Strength: Stance Upon Heartache, Book II Mejuarian Series

Author Zola Blue

Genre Fantasy

Book Blurb


For god-like creatures named Mejuarian living on planet Ecrutis, their world was near perfect.


Mejuarian, a cross between an animal and godly beings, have a splendorous village where everyone gets along. They live in a hierarchal society, and everyone loves their king and queen. A near utopian life that allows all Mejuarian to rise to their most extraordinary levels of consciousness. That is until they discover using systems much like our own, an asteroid is on course to decimate their village and erase their long history. Short notice, they plan to move all inhabitants, along with those bound to them by their magical powers, to the other side of their planet and reside in the lands of their long time ally and trade partners, the Dragonors.


Very upsetting to many Mejuarian mothers and fathers having mewlings is that their ancient tradition of birthing nests on an ancestral altar would be away from their homes.


However, all seems to go as planned, and they depart with all twelve ships successfully. One ship dedicated to moving the birth alter intact with nests placed on it trails the fleet. Unfortunately, the Mejuar scientist's slight miscalculation allowed for the meteor's early arrival. A shockwave forces the underpowered, overloaded ship carrying the nests to crash land. Before its descent, a piece of the broken altar is dragged into space, and two of its occupants.


On earth, a family torn with grief after the loss or their mother tries to enjoy a day of convalescing by a local lake. Hubert, the local veterinarian with his two children Ren a teen, and Brooklyn, his baby sister, are exploring after a picnic lunch. Ren discovers the charred nests and is curious as to what they are. Hubert also becomes interested in the unusual possible chrysalids. The inquisitive vet takes the nests back to his facility and uses the extent of written and photo journals available to him in 1960. He is unable to identify them and ponders, what are they?


Please check out my book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj62m7lTTa4&feature=youtu.be


Excerpt:


Happy tunes from the village delighted Syberias that morning as she sat in the kitchen, preparing to have her morning tea. Tyrion was away in the fields, so using this time, she replenished yesterday’s worn energies. Like many other Mejuarian females, the elation of the eagerness of a new mother embraced her heart.


She contemplated the birth of their mewling. So, Syberias decided to read the ambrosia leaves in her morning tea as she sat quietly, meditating on her mewling nest. Syberias’ mother taught her the enchantment, telling her that Thire-los taught the blessing to the Mejuarians many long cycles ago. Few Mejuarian still practiced this mystical art or any enchantments these days. Yet, adept in her skills, secretly reading the leaves for others helped her purchase silken fabrics and pretty jewels. She sewed her own clothing and crafted precious ornaments to embellish herself in dress and body like the other Mejuarian socialites.


Vivid images stirred around, disturbing her. Images of her nest, the Mejuarian Fleet, and fiery red balls dropping from the sky, all these frightened her. She decided to reread the leaves. Pouring out her cup of tea, making another, she prayed that what she saw early was a misreading on her part. Her hands quivered fretfully when she placed the container on the table; she once again began to enchant her tea.


“Ajao ex qd d’aoiipw

kiiwvj ex gvuj giirr zeqo

Lohour qd xujo je qo

Ke II speg qakj d’ao yepo

Future of my being,

Sight of what will come

Reveal my fate

So, I know what must be done.”

Golden honey-orange leaves stirred slowly within the cup; anxiety grew within her. Syberias held her breath, watching the darkened images start appearing. At first, only dark shadows and now, colorful pictures arose from the cup, spinning before her face. Her nest, Nymeria’s nest, Captain Jonas, floated around her until a mass of fire enveloping them all dragged them back into the cup. She cried out when the explosion consumed the images of the Mejuarian, and objects close to her. She picked up the teacup and shook fretfully, causing the hot liquid to spill, burning her hand slightly. The cup fell to the floor, and the frail porcelain broke into shards, spilling tea over her newly cleaned floor.


Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub)


Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Bound-Strength-Stance-Heartache-Mejuarian-ebook/dp/B08V4XWYK1


Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Bound-Strength-Stance-Heartache-Mejuarian-ebook/dp/B08V4XWYK1


Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bound-Strength-Stance-Heartache-Mejuarian-ebook/dp/B08V4XWYK1


Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57141412-bound-in-strength


BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/books/bound-in-strength-stance-upon-heartache-the-mejuarian-book-2-by-zola-blue



Giveaway:


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Author Biography


Born in Florida, I am a resident of the US, but now I reside on a lovely island in British Columbia, Canada, with my husband and two dogs, and one cat.

I love to read, and over my lifetime, I have probably read hundreds of books. Now that life has given me a bit more time to concentrate on my personal time, I am building my relationship with God and writing fun, fanciful fiction stories that blend over into the fantasy realm.


I hope that each time I put words on the paper, it makes you want to read it. I always hope someone has fallen in love with my words and wants to continue reading them.


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