Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Author guest post/Giveaway: Becca Ritchie

Today we are joined by Becca Ritchie, author of the Wynter Chelsea series. Book 1, Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy, introduces readers to her magical world of creatures. Becca is here to give us a better look into her wild imagination...

At 14, I sat hunched over my computer and researched different demons in demonology that I thought I could make a scene around. Late nights reading these scary demonic beings left me in cold chills … and I hadn’t even written them yet. So in order to sleep at night, I added in creatures, half demons, spirits, and the unexplained which diverge from demonology. Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy is where Amanda Chelsea witnesses the supernatural on a firsthand account, and the sequel is where the true horrors come to play. Until then, here’s the scary, the not so scary, and the truly horrifying.

A Field Guide to Wynter Chelsea’s Demonic Beings

CREATURES

Threat Level: Moderate

Classification: The easiest to kill but the hardest to distinguish. Creatures come in a variety of forms. These shape shifters can turn into something as docile as a cat to something as fierce as a tiger.

Weakness: Bullets, knives, etc. Once killed, they leave an ashy residue behind.



SPIRITS

Threat Level: Moderate

Classification: Invisible entities full of rage. They refuse to pass on and leave Earth and can produce an extreme strength in their fury.

Weakness: Their bones or an object that keeps their soul stuck on Earth. The spirit will disappear from Earth’s plane once the object is destroyed.



HALF DEMONS

Threat Level: Moderate

Classification: Demons in human form. Super senses, super strength, super everything makes them extremely hard to catch.

Weakness: Salt, holy items, and a blood red serum. This serum’s content remains secret, but once injected into the heart, a half demon will disappear out of thin air.



DEMONS

Threat Level: High

Classification: Varies with each type.

Weakness: Salt, holy items, and different weapons depending on the type of demon.



THE UNEXPLAINED

Threat Level: High

Classification: Unknown. They’re not demons, not creatures, not spirits, or anything outwardly demonic. Trevor Wynter would try and put aliens under this category (even though they have not been proven).

Weakness: Also unknown.



THE MARATHACA

Threat Level: Extreme

Classification: A creature that cannot be destroyed by guns, knives, etc. This creature has returned from Hell twice, and nothing known can vanquish him completely.

Weakness: To be determined…

Thanks Becca! You have quite an imagination.
As you can see, these creatures are not to be taken lightly. I was on the edge of my seat reading Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy. You can find my review here.

For more information, visit Becca at her website. She is also on Goodreads.

Becca has kindly offered a lucky reader a chance to win a copy of book one,
Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy.

To enter, complete the form and leave some love for Becca in the comments section below (required). US only please, one entry per person. Please enter by March 15th. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and notified by email.

41 comments:

Margay said...

Wow, looks like you did a thorough job of researching! I like how you broke it down.

Crystal said...

Demonology is a very interesting subject but it also can be scary at times. Your series sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!

Bethany C. said...

This post definitely has my interest piqued in the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I Read Banned Books said...

This is totally interesting! I'm not sure how I would feel if my daughter looked up information on demonology, but good for you for taking the initiative! I was up to no good at 14....

Jen

Bethie said...

Love the research! What a facinating and scary topic. I have always found the paranormal interesting, especially as a kid.

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tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new authors to read, sounds good!

Teril said...

Wow I had not seen this book before but it looks really interesting. Thank you for bringing it on my TBR radar. I would love to read it

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Kaya H said...

Having not seen this book online before now I totally want to read it. I love learning about new reads that are out there. Thank You.

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Lilly Bear ♡ said...

Well, it sounds absolutely wonderful. I've always had a soft spot for the macabre and the wicked. And I know exactly what you mean about the cold chills! I frequently find myself reading up in the middle of the night, researching something creepy or horrific that caught my fancy earlier. I always end up sleeping with the light blazing on those nights! I can't wait to read your book, Becca :)

Tiffany Drew said...

Wow, you definitely did a lot of research! I love how you broke everything down. A lot of times it is really confusing trying to remember who has what powers/ weaknesses. I am definitely looking forward to reading these!

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A Rick said...

The book sounds awesome & I love reading about the classifications!

KimberlySue said...

I'm amazed by all the research that went into this....fascinating!

ASHLEY HOLT said...

THANKS SO MUCH!!!HUGS!!!

donnas said...

Congrats on the release. Sounds like its going to be really good.

Audrey said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Lexie said...

There's definitely a little of everything paranormal in there! Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss Remmers said...

I love the sound of this book! I just checked my library system and they don't have it! Anywhere (there are over 20 libraries in the system!)!! Great giveaway!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Congrats! Oh and this sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

Orchid said...

Pyramid of baddies, I love it!!! I wish more books had something like that it would definitely make it easier to remember all the different creatures that pop up in them.
Thanks for the contest, Wynter Chelsea The Legacy sounds like a great read. ^_^

Brittany said...

This book is new to me but it looks good and thanks for the giveaway!

Ricki said...

Always love seeing the amount of thought that goes into world-building.

Martha Lawson said...

This book looks awesome. I know I would love it and so would my grandaughter!!

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debbie said...

I love how each one is carefully thought out. I bet the book is really good, I would love to read it.

Indigo said...

Loved the pyramid of baddies and the interview with Chelsea. Can't wait to read this one. (Hugs)Indigo

Anita Yancey said...

This books sounds wonderful. I loved your research. Can't wait to read it.

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MannaB said...

Another book added to my TBR pile!

Love the interview, btw!

Vidisha said...

Looks like a great read!!!!

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clenna said...

This is a book that I need to read.

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Jasmine (The Reading Housewives) said...

Wow! So much detail! I can't wait to read this one!

Maria said...

Sounds great can't wait to read it.

Maddie M. said...

sounds like an amazing book! demons... scary! (:

xxsquigglesxx said...

This book sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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samantha35 said...

great giveway
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love the breakdown!

Vivien said...

Fabulous post!

Katy said...

Wow! This looks seriously awesome! You did your homework!! :)

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Scoot said...

Great post! I had not heard of this book before now and I am adding it to my TBR list. Thanks!

soulunsung said...

I am always interested in finding new author's and from what I've seen and heard of her, she seems to be worth the risk. So, looking forward to this. :)

Sharalee said...

Ooo so fun! I think fantasy/demons/all of that are so interesting. I love how imaginative you are, and I love finding new authors. If i don't win.... I'll probably use my next paycheck to purchase this. :)

Mollie W said...

Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Meredith said...

Interesting pyramid. Never thought about putting the baddies in order of worst to worst. Wonder if it looks like a food pyramid to a vampire?

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