Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BLOG TOUR (Promo Post): Shore by Enrique Rosado

Shore by Enrique Rosado
Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy
Release date: November 2017


Lahar’s life was regular- college, work, then binge watch whatever was in her queue. That was until she woke up in a new land. She meets a young wizard named Arena, who has made a home on the beach. With the help of his massive dog and mystical creatures called wisps, she must find a way back home while she fights the forces of a monster who lives among them. Join this Fantasy adventure, with new creatures to see and adventures to be had.

"4.5/5 Stars ... a truly quirky and unique read that will be a new favorite for fantasy lovers." - San Francisco Book Review

"A parade of whimsical elements reminiscent of early, dreamlike video games" - Kirkus Review

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Guest Post – Inspiration for the Novel

What's up, everyone. I am Enrique Rosado, the author of the book “Shore.” Inspiration comes from anywhere, it really does. It can come from the music you listen to, shows you watch, a smudge on the wall you can stop staring at because all you can think of is how it got there and why hasn't anyone wiped it off. Anywhere. Well I want to share just that, what inspired my novel
I was working at Chilis at the time. I had the prestigious job of rolling silverware. All jokes aside, it wasn’t half bad. I got paid to listen to my music in the back while I did my job, which was extremely simple.
   My mind always wondered when I was at work, not else for me to do. My first-year anniversary with my girlfriend was coming up. I already got her a gift, but like with everything I do, I started to overanalyze what I was doing. I felt the gift wasn’t personal enough, so I began to brainstorm ideas of what I could do.
   Through a storm of thoughts, I landed on the idea of a short story. Then came the process what it should be about. I came up with a flurry of ideas, one of which was an early version of Shore. I know I wanted to expand it to a novel when I first tried to constrain it to a short story format, but I keep writing and writing.
   What inspired the beach theme were my parents. They both were born and raised in Puerto Rico. They always made trips to the beach, and when I lived there for a bit when I was young, we would still go to the beach.
That didn’t stop when we moved to Texas. Even when I was young, my father signed up my Brother and me to take classes and become certified in scuba diving, just so he wouldn’t go alone. My mom may love the beach, but in her words, “I’m not crazy enough to do that.”  
What inspired my writing was other users of fantasy in different mediums. How they use the surreal and strange to captures an audience in its world. How personal stories can be told in truly unique ways. My book was inspired by the works of Guillermo De Toro, Hayao Miyazaki, and Bryan Lee O’Malley.

              These where just some of the influences that inspired this novel. Every day I found something that inspired a moment in my story, like a playlist of songs that helped me write this or something from my that happened on a specific day that just got my mind working. The ones I mentioned above are the ones that started this novel, stayed with me every day, and truly made this novel what it is.

About the Author

I'm Enrique Rosado, a Puerto Rican who grew up on the island for a bit before landing in Killeen, Texas, a town that cultivated me and made me who I am today. Now I find myself in New York City writing any chance I get.

Social links:
Website: erosado.com
Instagram: @thisonefellow
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Shore-Enrique-Rosado-ebook/dp/B077SXK5C9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534113343&sr=8-1&keywords=shore+enrique

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