Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lady Dragon, Tela Du (Book release and author interview)

Join me for a blog tour with Kendra... and an interview!

Book Description:
Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?

Author Bio:
Kendra E. Ardnek is a home school graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers.

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Buy the Book:

Water Princess, Fire Prince will be free for the first five days of the tour (October 19-23).

Schedule for blog tour 

October 19
Me: Party Kick-off
Ketura's Korner - Review and Author Interview

October 20
Me: Book 3 Title Reveal

October 21
Me: Inspirations for LDTD
The Rambling Rose - Noraeto
Other - Facebook Party!

October 22
Me: Cut Plot Elements
Written Rest - Granite

October 23
Me: Petra and Clara
Lianne Taimenlore - Colors of LDTD Guest Post

October 24
Me: Ships I Ship Because of Reutra
Morgan Huneke - Reuben

October 25


Tyrean Martinson - 5 Reasons to Write with Pinterest Guest post

The First chapter


1. Welcome, Kendra!
Hi! Thank you for having me

I can't believe the second book is already out! It seems like we were just doing an interview for Water Princess, Fire Prince. What are your thoughts on this?
My thoughts - I'm insane. It's been a little over a year since WPFP's release, and, honestly, it's been a wild year, and it wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't already written LDTD five times. Even so, writing and editing the final draft got intense at times. I pulled an all-nighter.

Man... but the writing life :)
Tell us what makes this second book special?
Without this book, the series itself probably wouldn't exist and I quite probably wouldn't be the author I am today, since this is the book that taught me how to write, and as such it holds a very special place in my heart.
As for what sets it apart from other books? I'm afraid you'll have to read it and judge for yourself.

Which I plan to do very soon :)
How has writing affected your life this last year?
Given that writing is my life, I really can't put my finger on any specific changes - though I have acquired a very close-knit group of friends who were my beta readers. And I started drinking coffee a few weeks ago. I'm not sure whether I have to blame that on my writing or on the fact that we were given a Keurig machine. You be the judge.

Haha, that's great :)
What are some things in your life that have changed, and made it harder/easier to write?
Well, in the last year, we started homeschooling two more kids for a family friend, so that's been interesting. I'm not sure if it's really influenced my writing, though. The bigger influence was my fluctuating schedule at work which made me want to tear out my hair at times, but I quit my job at the end of September so I can have some more time to focus on writing. I plan to get another job elsewhere at the end of November, though.

Writers tend to like busy lives ;)
What message do you hope your readers will get from LDTD?
There are many messages, some of which would be a bit spoilery if I were to share them. One of the biggest, though, is the message that God is in control, that He knows what He's doing, and that if we'll just surrender our lives to Him, it'll go a whole lot better for us in the long run.

That's awesome! 
Is this the last book? Or can we expect another in this series?
You can expect five more books after this one, plus a few novellas and some connected novels set in other worlds, and then my sister and I are working on a sci-fi series that has connected characters.

Oh, wow! How exciting... I must say I love this world :) 
Is there anything else you'd like to say?
If you value your sanity, avoid the writing life. If you already lost it years ago... you probably already are a writer.

Haha!!! That's great :) I'm afraid (glad to say, actually) that I lost my sanity before I knew the word ;) Thanks for joining me today!!!!
Thank you for having me!

This book is going to be awesome :)


  1. That it is!! I already know!! Hehehehehehehe!!! ;)

  2. I think I still have my sanity, mostly. But I've only been writing for a couple of years. And it is hard to believe it's been this long since the last book. I didn't even have my blog then.

    1. Wow... not many writers can say that. Good for you :)

    2. Don't speak too soon. You shall join us one of these days...

      *crouches in writing cave stroking pet eraser*

      Oh, yes, precious, you shall joinses us!!!!

    3. If I went noticeably crazy I might be forced to stop writing. So I mostly act like a fairly normal person, not that I know what that is. And now that I think of it, I am planning to get a job, edit a book and do NaNo next month. But it's the quiet kind of insanity. But that's about all. My family still think I'm reasonable.

    4. At least you have your family convinced ;)

  3. Sanity is a relative term. I think I still have mine. But I'm debating doing some form of NaNo despite the fact that I'm in college and panicking over exams and papers and whatnot, so maybe that's questionable.
    Great interview!

    1. You know... I have the craziest busy life right now, and I'm planning to write 50k for NaNoWriMo... yeah, that's crazy ;)

    2. And this is why I cleared my schedule for October and November.

  4. I don't think I ever was sane. Combine writing and politics, and you no longer have a chance. ;) As a part of that group of beta readers, I'm so glad these books brought us together!

    1. Writing and politics? Wow... I'd love to see some of your stuff :)

    2. Her stuff is pretty good. I fangirl for her frequently.

  5. I'm insane. I do Nano when I never should consider it.

    Coffee?? KENDRA!!!

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