Monday, June 23, 2014

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Bitter Fruits by Sarah Daltry

UFI welcomes Sarah Daltry Author of Bitter Fruits. Thanks for Joining us!!

I first heard of Lilith in college, when I attended Lilith Fair. I thought the concept was crazy – there was the entire version of the Bible that we had never learned. I went through a period in high school when I was very religious and I read the entire Bible through several times. However, to learn that the stories were changed possibly was mindblowing.

Later in school, I took a course on Biblical mythology and I also played the roleplaying game, Vampire: The Masquerade. Through both, I was exposed to more versions of the stories and it really stuck with me.

Honestly, the idea of Bitter Fruits came to me in the dumbest way. I was watching Supernatural and thinking both Sam and Dean are hot and how it would be fun to date them both. I’ve always had a weird fascination with brothers, because it’s a strange concept to me since I never had one. That was the basic idea and I pondered it for a few days, until I thought of the overarching concept. What better brothers than the first? And certainly the most complicated.

I also found Lilith interesting as a symbol because although she’s technically evil, she’s evil because we are expected to see her that way by the patriarchy. I wanted to play with that a bit and in the long-term trilogy, it will come into play more. It’s taking me forever to get to the last two, for a number of reasons, but I do think the feminist approach to the Bible is worth exploring.

Sarah Daltry writes books in a variety of genres, including the NA contemporary series, Flowering, and YA gamer geek comedy, Backward Compatible.

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 Bitter Fruits
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 For fans of dark urban fantasy comes a novel that questions why forbidden fruit is always the most tempting...

A vampire-themed masquerade party isn’t really her scene, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. When she meets Alec, the appeal suddenly becomes clear. It’s obvious that they’ve been struck by the same intense mutual attraction, but Alec keeps his distance. Intrigued despite herself, Nora pushes a little deeper — and discovers Alec’s unimaginable secret...

Nora is not afraid of following Alec into the darkness, but the choice is soon taken from her. Someone is hunting her — someone tied to the secret and desperate to see it play out. But when Nora finally meets her aggressor, she finds herself hopelessly drawn to him. She needs to make a choice between the two men, but can she save them both, knowing one is destined to die?
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