Five Star Trek technologies that we already have or are on the verge of acquiring. I'm guest posting for Maurice Mitchell at the Geek Twins today. Pop over and learn about how we move closer to a Star Trek reality.
My Got Green bloghop post will be up on Friday.
I have a special guest today, Jeffrey Beesler on his Spell of Entrapment blog tour. It's great to have you here, Jeff...
Interview with Embekah
Jeffrey Beesler: In Spell of Entrapment, Sorceress Embekah Mare finds herself magically bound inside a house alongside her sworn enemy, Sir Patrew of the Royal Army of Trava. Today, I shall interview Embekah in the hopes that she might shed some light on a few things. Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed today, Embekah.
Embekah: You’re welcome.
JB: Tell me, have you any idea why this knight, Sir Patrew, is out to get you?
Embekah: I really couldn’t tell you. I’ve lived in exile for the past twenty years. Before that, I was a part of a thieves’ guild, but that guild went bust some time ago. I didn’t even steal so much as a loaf of bread back then.
JB: Yet Patrew obviously sees you as a threat. Are you?
Embekah (shrugging): I suppose I could be, if you can call studying sorcery a danger to Trava’s security.
JB: You mean you haven’t mastered sorcery yet?
Embekah: Sorcery isn’t something you master, my dear. It takes commitment, dedication, and an intense understanding of both the natural and mystical forces at work in our everyday lives. You can acquire skill, sure, but not all magic is meant for us mortals to command. I speak, of course, of the darkest spells, the ones that transcend even the permanence of death. You could really ruin all of existence by playing around with things beyond your comprehension.
JB: So tell me a little bit about your life prior to Patrew showing up at your doorstep.
Embekah: Well, let’s see. I’ve lost contact with the few friends in the guild I did have. I’ve been studying mycology a lot lately. I’m particularly interested in exotic mushrooms that can only be found on the far side of the kingdom. As far as companionship go, I’ve had my pet toad, Halscrad, for about five years. At least he gives me an outlet for when I’ve had a rough day evading the army.
JB: Do you think the army will ever stop hounding you?
Embekah: They might. Sometimes I think only that buffoon, Patrew, has any real interest in my capture. Every time I turn around, he’s always there with his fellows.
JB: Thank you for your time today, Embekah.
Embekah: Time is all I have these days.
Spell of Entrapment
Blurb: When a knight, Sir Patrew of Trava, infiltrates sorceress Embekah Mare’s home, a magical backlash renders her unconscious. She awakens to discover a spell of entrapment binding them both inside the manor’s walls. Now forced to live with him after twenty years of solitude and exile, she must navigate her way through alternating feelings of distrust and attraction.
As the weeks pass with no end in sight of the hex, a shape-shifting spirit arrives inside the magical barrier’s walls to target Embekah specifically. When she seeks out Patrew’s help against this new threat, she uncovers a secret in his past that could very well destroy her future. With the help of her trusty toad Halscrad, Embekah must see through the deceit and find something long lost to her.
But not everything is as it seems. With lies all around her, Embekah finds the truth to be more elusive than the freedom right outside her manor. Can she survive long enough to figure out what’s real and what isn’t?
Bio: Jeffrey Beesler was born on May 2nd, 1978. In addition to self-publishing his debut novel, Spell of Entrapment, he has had a short fantasy story published in Abandoned Towers #4, The Broken Pipes of Drei City. He is a graduate of the LongRidge Writers Group correspondence course, Breaking into Print.
Jeff blogs at Jeffrey Beeslers World of the Scribe.