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RevelationAbout Book 1 REVELATION:

 
Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson
Published May 1st, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 314

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A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. 

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.

Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. 

Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice. 

This is volume one of a series

RestraintAbout Book 2 RESTRAINT:

 
Restraint (The Revelation Series, Volume Two) by Randi Cooley Wilson
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
Publication Date: August, 2014
A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.
A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.
AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.
One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?
Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.
Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.
Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.

The Excerpt:

“Sleep Over” – Asher and Eve, Restraint Excerpt

I’m brushing my teeth when Asher swaggers into the bathroom. He leans his hip against the counter and just watches me. It’s starting to freak me out. I squint at him before spitting.

     “Can I help you?”

     “Huh?” he asks.

     “You’re staring.” I tip my toothbrush at him.

     “Am I?” He tilts his head to the side and crosses his arms.

     I spit one last time and start my flossing routine and gargle my mouth rinse, all while Asher just stands there, observing me. Seriously, what’s he doing?

     “Curious about dental care?”

     “Curious about you,” he shoots back.

     “Okay.”

     He shrugs. “I like watching you do normal, everyday things.”

     I blink. “Did you get clocked in training today?”

     “No.” He slides his hands into the pockets of his pajama bottoms. “Want to have a sleep over?”

     “Sleepover?” I repeat, less than enthused.

      “Pajamas, pillow fights, gossip. You know, sleepover,” he clarifies, like I’m an idiot.

      I sigh. “You’re freaking me out. What the hell is going on?”

      He reaches for me and grabs the hem of my tank top, pulling me towards him. I stumble a bit and have to place my hands on his shoulders for balance as he tugs me closer. “I want you in my bed tonight. I was hoping you’d fall asleep in my arms.” His eyes lock onto mine.

Guest Post by Randi Cooley Wilson:

 

How do you go about your research for your world building?

Creating The Worlds Within The Revelation Series (Revelation and Restraint)
If you’re an avid reader, like myself, then you know the importance of good worldbuilding. Fictional universes are more than just the ‘setting’ of a story, they’re the foundation that supports the storyline. Worldbuilding, especially in paranormal and urban fantasy books, have to create an imaginary background with coherent qualities that push the realm of what we consider normal, yet still allow the reader to believe the world could in fact, exist.
As an author, I design my worlds using a combination of the top-down and the bottom-up approaches. First, I create a general overview of the worlds using broad characteristics and then I develop the rest of the fictional universe in detail. After each realm is created, I then use a bottom-up approach, where I focus on a small part of the world that’s needed for a certain scene. This allows me to write in great detail about the realm and have the characters be well-integrated within the backdrop.
Whether it’s a bench under a tree on a college campus, a particular room in a home used for character dialogue, or the Fae Kingdom, each backdrop is created with detail, as well as, time and location accuracy.

I did a lot of research for the worlds in The Revelation Series. Since this storyline is filled with a new type of supernatural protector and bad guys yet to really be explored within the genre, I had to do my homework. That included discovery on: gothic architecture, regional dialects and lifestyles, as well as, topography and geographical landscape.
While the series takes place in contemporary time, there are tons of paranormal abilities such as: realm jumping, dream walking and astral projecting that the characters can do leading to new worlds. Once I had a handle on the regions and locations that all my protectors, supernatural creatures, and demons would have lived, or been created from, I then designed the worlds based off those locations using real-life information (land, scenery, plants, rocks, etc.) before incorporating them into each fictional world.
The goal for me in both Revelation and Restraint was to take the reader into new places with details that made sense to the storyline and characters. As a reader, you want to get lost in the story and immerse yourself in the fictional world created. For me, the constructed world within novels, if done well, can take you on a journey you never expected to experience. Hopefully this series, has and will do that for you. Happy reading.

 

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Randi Cooley Wilson new head shotAbout the Author:
 
Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.
Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.
“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”
Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter: R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson
 
Twitter: @R_CooleyWilson



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