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Author Interview and Giveaway: Frank Morin

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*Frank Morin was kind enough to provided half a dozen (6) ebooks and one (1) hardcover copy of Rune Warrior (The Facetakers #2) to go along with his interview! The link and details for the giveaway are located at the bottom of the post, following the interview 🙂

Today I am interviewing Frank Morin, author of the time-travel, science-fiction thriller novel Rune Warrior, second book of The Facetakers series.

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DJ: Hey Frank! Thanks for stopping by to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Frank Morin: Thanks for having me on, DJ. I’m a storyteller and an outdoor enthusiast, living in southern Oregon with the woman of my dreams and our four kids, who are the most brutal literary critics I’ve ever known. I’ve released novels in both my Petralist YA fantasy series and Facetakers sci-fi time travel thriller series.

DJ: What is Rune Warrior about? What can readers of the series expect in the latest installment? Anything new? Any surprises?

FM: I love this book. It’s a big, beautiful, epic story. It’s a fast-paced, world-spanning adventure set in the near future that also travels back through history, primarily focusing on the history of Rome. There’s action, romance, intrigue, a unique blend of magic and technology, and enough plot twists to knit a scarf. Continue reading

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Guest Post: It’s Magic! by Frank Morin

It’s Magic!

by Frank Morin

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A good magic system is key to a good fantasy novel.

The magic may be huge or subtle, but it’s a critical element. It adds wonder, defines our worlds, helps transport readers there, and leaves them begging for more.

So what’s the right choice: Big magic or small? Mysterious magic or clearly-defined?

Depends on what your story needs.

The Lord of the Rings was the springboard for many other stories, but Tolkien used magic only sparingly, in critical moments. Imagine Gandalf storming Mordor, throwing down huge magic like Rand, the Dragon Reborn of The Wheel of Time. We wouldn’t have needed Frodo. Continue reading

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