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Ciara Knight on Inspirations and The Neumarian Chronicles

I’m so please to have Ciara Knight on the blog today talking about her writing inspirations and her series, The Neumarian Chronicles

Make sure you read all the way to the end, because Ciara has a great giveaway with this tour.

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Welcome to my site, Ciara.

Is there a particular book or author who influenced you to begin writing?

Wow, that’s a tough question. I’m a huge reader, so there are so many! If I have to choose one, I’d say Agatha Christie showed me that writing was possible. In her carrier, she sold around four billion copies in 103 languages. While she found success through her imagination, in normal life she couldn’t even balance her own checkbook due to her learning disability, believed to be dysgraphia. She had a hard time spelling correctly, and was not good about remembering numbers, but her learning disability did not hold her back.

I found this inspiring since I suffer from a learning disability. Although, labeled mentally challenged as a child, I fought my way through the school system, barely able to pass my subjects. During this time, my only escape was my imagination. Once computers were readily available in homes and schools, my life changed. I went from barely passing to a 3.89 GPA my first two years in college. I went on to achieve a Bachelor’s degree. It was a miracle to find a way that I could prove I wasn’t that child everyone thought of as unintelligent. It turns out my IQ was above average and I was mislabeled.

To this day, I still struggle with spelling, homophones and other issues, but I’m able to share the stories that always kept me company as a child through my published works.

If there is one thing I hope to accomplish as a writer, it’s to show others with learning disabilities that they can succeed in anything they wish to do in life.

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog during my Neumarian Chronicles tour. I look forward to meeting your followers and hearing their own inspiring stories.

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 Here is Ciara’s Playlist for the series:

 

Uprising by Muse – Theme song for series

Come What May

Bionic by Chrisitina Agulera

Prima Dona by Chrisitna Agulera

Drink of Water by Justin Cross

Airship Pirate, Steampunk Revolution and End of Days Abney Park

13647847Title: Weighted

Series: The Neumarian Chronicles

Publication:  August 18th, 2012

Pages:  42

The Great War of 2185 is over, but my nightmare has just begun. I am being held captive in the Queen’s ship awaiting interrogation. My only possible ally is the princess, but I’m unsure if she is really my friend or a trap set by the Queen to fool me into sharing the secret of my gift. A gift I keep hidden even from myself. It swirls inside my body begging for release, but it is the one thing the Queen can never discover. Will I have the strength to keep the secret? I’ll know the answer soon. If the stories are true about the interrogators, I’ll either be dead or a traitor to my people by morning.

 

17448817Title: Escapement

Series: The Neumarian Chronicles

Author: Ciara Knight

Publication: February 26th, 2013

Pages: 337

Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.
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Title: Pendulum

Series:  The Neumarian Chronicles

Author: Ciara Knight

Publication:  December 2nd, 2013

Pages: 364

Haunting memories.

Terrifying dreams.
Crippling lies.

Trapped in a world of deception, my sanity rests with the love of Ryder Arteres and our renegade friends. Six months of scouring the ocean floor in a rebel ship fleeing our homeland, delivers us to a possible alliance with the opportunistic European Council. Our only hope is to utilize our forbidden gifts to free our people from slavery, proving our worth. But when a trusted ally turns traitor and a new breed of the queen’s weaponry is revealed, I’m forced to face the terror of my past to save our crumbling future.

 

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Title: Balance

Series: The Neumarian Chronicles

Author: Ciara Knight

Publication:  April 28th, 2014

Pages: 266

Life on a war-ravaged Earth is a dying experience. Finally, after years of tyranny, the rebellion rises. Once I rescue my fiancé Ryder Arteres, I, and the rebel general, will fight to free our people. In a war where alliances shift and friends betray one another, will the final battle prove the truth of the prophecy the queen has so feared—her death—or will I lose everyone I love?

 

 

Author Bio

Semara profile picCiara Knight writes to ‘Defy the Dark’ with speculative fiction books. Her Amazon #1 bestselling series, The Neumarian Chronicles has received acclaimed reviews and awards. Escapement, book I, is a Rone award nominee and Pendulum, book II, scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine, received a Night Owl Top Pick and is a Rone award finalist. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild, is a Night Owl’s Top Pick and won Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews.

When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.

Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She’s backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.

Ciara is extremely sociable and can be found at Facebook @ciaraknightwrites, Twitter @ciaratknight, Goodreads, Pinterest, and her website ciaraknight.com.

Buy Links

Weighted: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Escapement: Amazon | Barnes and Noble 

Pendulum: Amazon  | Barnes and Noble 

Balance: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

 Author Links

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website

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Constance Phillips

Wife, mother, and author, Constance Phillips spends most of her time in a fantasy land of her own creating. When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for their four pups.

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