Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Echoes and Illusions - Guestpost by Mila Ramos

Today's post is by Mila Ramos, author of the short story collection Echoes and Illusions (among others). In this post you get to meet the characters from the story The Seventh Legend.

Mila, welcome to Pearls Cast Before a McPig


Hello everyone!
Thank you all so much for having a great time on this tour! I sure am! Well seeing as I don’t want to keep you from the two people of the spotlight, I’ll just turn things over to Alana and Drew.

Thank you to this wonderful Pearls Cast Before a McPig for being my host today. So without further adu I give you Alana and Drew!

The Seventh Legend
Part of the Echoes and Illusions Anthology.

Duty and honor before everything.

Hi, I’m Alana Legend and I have a couple questions for you. What would you do if you knew the hero never finished his tale and the evil was real? What if the curse attached meant an eternity trapped in another world? What if because of that curse, the woman you were meant the man you loved, the man you thought you loved would never safe?

These are the questions all the time running through my mind. I know whatever is in my head is suppose to unlock an ancient story, and kill that evil. What that exact thing is I don’t know but I do know it has to do with a man that I just…I can’t even describe him, but I do know that I don’t know what the hell I was thinking getting involved with him long ago. Who knows maybe I’ll finally learn my lesson.

But if Drew Becket is involved I’ll kill him first and ask questions later. Why did my sister ever think I needed his help?

Not everything is about duty and honor.

Drew Beckett here and there is a few things I know; Alana is harder on herself than what she lets you in on and the woman has got it all wrong about what’s going on. Now I know you’re thinking “Drew, she just said…” yeah, yeah, yeah, but let me tell you this, nothing is what it seems. As much as the infamous Legend up there wants to make you think one thing, I’ve unfortunately found out a different side to the story.
While she has those questions running through her mind, I only have one problem running through mine. How can one woman with so much power be so damn blind?
You’re probably thinking I’m an ass and you’re right but if you knew just how much Alana actually needed me, you’d rethink those thoughts my dear friend. And need me she does…stubborn woman. Besides, I have a promise to her sister to uphold, whether she likes it or not.

What is real and what is rumored. Discover the truth in Echoes and Illusions.

Meet Alana Legend
Age: Late 20’s
Body Type: I have the traits of a Legend, dark brown hair, caramel tone complexion, dark almond shaped eyes or as Drew says “soulful” *rolls eyes* I’m athletically toned and possess a particular poise and elegance. With the things I do, I need it.
Personality: Dedicated and focused. Life hasn’t always given to me on a plate. I can’t lose my focus or else…yeah let’s just not go there. It doesn’t mean I don’t know how to have fun just right now I can’t focus on that, I have work to do.
Background: In the community, simply a Legend. I’m a Psi-ter, pretty much I’m the glorious gift of generations. Oh yip-ee.
Special Talent: Enhanced special abilities; paranormal enhancements of sight, speed, etc. It sounds so simple. Do you have an hour?
Best Trait: My best trait is living up to my destiny.
What would she die for: I’d die for my sister Maggie.

Meet Andrew Beckett
Nickname: Drew or Pain in the ass, as Alana likes to say.
Age: Early 30’s
Body Type: I’m 6’5” as far as height, but as to body type I’m on the same level of strength as Alana. Even though that woman might think she doesn’t need a man by her side, she does…more than she cares to admit.
Hair Color/ Eye Color: Jet black hair and green eyes. I’ve been told they change depending on my mood but seeing as I can’t see that myself I’ll take people’s word on it.
Background: Alana’s family and mine are somewhat the same but really do you want to know all those details? Just know that I can hold my own, especially when that little spitfire is involved.
Current Occupation: Lately it seems as the voice of rationale.
What does He want: Catch the bad guy, get the girl. You know the usual superhero stuff.


About Echoes and Illusions:

Echoes & Illusions:
Ebook and Print

A curious invitation mystifies acclaimed movie critic Moira Castle. In an industry where word of mouth is reality, Moira comes back home to the unexpected. Memories surge as an old movie reel and theater owner Toren McCann hold answers that have lain quiet for far too long.

The Seventh Legend
Some stories are based on legend, some on rumor. Some stories are real. For a young woman her childhood book has something more than imagined. The book contains the story of a real hero facing an unimaginable evil that’s been after since she was a child.

The Watchers
In a world where duty and honor are binding and crucial Selene, a Coven Enforcer, has to choose between the life she knows and the life she yearns. On a dark and stormy night Selene learns that some rules are meant to be broken, even immortal ones.

Smoke & Mirrors
Dr. Ana Fiore has earned her reputation “Dr. Ice” by her solid work and rigid personality. Sent to a conference for determination of Chief of Staff, she is snowed in with rival and colleague Dr. Dakota Hastings. Face-to-face with Dakota, she learns she isn’t the only expert at illusion.

About Mila:

Mila was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At an early age she learned the valuable secrets books contained. It all started with the Lois Duncan book, “A Gift of Magic.” Mysterious worlds, far away places helped nourish different ideas and concepts of the real world. It was through this that she discovered a whole new realm of depth.

The books ranged, and as they did so did her love for different types. Starting with William Shakespeare, Mila went through all the literary bests; William Blake, Joseph Conrad, Anais Nin, Leo Tolstoy, Ayn Rand, Maya Angelou, Victor Hugo. Until one day she read a book that changed her life, her first true romance book where characters were real, came to life, and could be the person next door. From there the world expanded from Nora Roberts, Karen Marie Moning, JR Ward, and beyond. With these authors, her writing took a new turn to role group playing and writing in the paranormal scene. Through this, the stories had more vivid ideas and better yet were actually getting heard.

She currently working on her doctorate in Organic Chemistry and resides in Texas, with her husband, family, friends. Her favorite genres are: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Erotica and anything her mind concocts. Crazy and silly as the ideas she sometimes has, her heart is as true as gold and hopes her readers enjoy the stories she writes as much as she loves to write them.

This post is part of the Echoes and Illusions Book Tour by Bewitching Book Tours

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