Monday, March 11, 2019

An Unexpected Escapade by Kandi J. Wyatt Cover Reveal and Guest Post

What’s in a Name?
            When Shakespeare wrote Romeo & Juliet, indie publishing must not have had the same struggles it does nowadays. He said, “A rose by any other name is still the same.” That doesn’t hold true for books. The name really does make a difference.
            The Myth Coast Adventures originally was called Mythical Creatures of Myrtle Beach. I wanted to focus on the mythology aspect and showcase where the story took place. Book 1 was titled Myrtle Beach Dragon at first and then became Myrtle Beach Adventure. I used my handy-dandy online thesaurus and looked up synonyms for adventure. I discovered escapade and exploit. So the following books used those words in place of adventure.
            However, when my editor finished book 1, she asked me if I was settled on the names. She didn’t think that the series title or the book names really set the tone for the trilogy. From her suggestions, I took Myth Coast Adventures and loved it. It fits the trilogy and showcases the mythology as well as its setting and what happens in each book—adventure. From there, she suggested An Unexpected Adventure. Again, I fell in love with it.
            Books two and three went through a couple of changes as evidenced in the earlier editions of An Unexpected Adventure. I switched up unexpected with unlooked-for and unintended and kept adventure. Again, my editor came to my rescue and suggested keeping unexpected and the original variations on adventure. So now I have An Unexpected Adventure, An Unexpected Escapade, and An Unexpected Exploit.
            To make matters even better the second and third book titles have verbs that coincide with them. Escapade is close to escape. That’s exactly what Ana wants to do in the book. She’s looking for a way to escape the pain and heartache that she’s going through. Exploit can also be a verb where someone tries to get something for their gain and another’s loss. In book three our villain who’s introduced in book two tries to exploit the realm of the mythical creatures. (Yes, we get to explore the world that Steria and Kajri come from in An Unexpected Exploit.)
            With that said, there is something special about a name, Shakespeare, and I’m very glad I have my editor and she piped up to give input into my book titles and not just the words in the stories. 

This Middle Grade Fantasy is releasing on April 9th!
Available for pre-order at just 99 cents now!

 Protect friendship, family or a creature that's not supposed to exist?
Ana and Daisy have been friends since third grade, but a rift in the space-time continuum in their little town may change that. When a unicorn waltzes into the pasture with Daisy’s appaloosas, a poacher, who will stop at nothing to gain the unicorn horn and its healing tears, shows up. Daisy is focused on saving the unicorn while Ana’s parents face sudden life-threatening health issues. When Ana learns about the healing tears, she’s forced to choose between friendship and her family’s health. 

Can the girls find the grace to compromise and save Ana’s parents and the unicorn?

Book 1 in the series, An Unexpected Adventure will be 99 cents from March 11 - 18.

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Kandi’s Bio:
Even as a young girl, Kandi J Wyatt, had a knack for words. She loved to read them, even if it was on a shampoo bottle! By high school Kandi had learned to put words together on paper to create stories for those she loved. Nowadays, she writes for her kids, whether that's her own five or the hundreds of students she's been lucky to teach. When Kandi's not spinning words to create stories, she's using them to teach students about Spanish, life, and leadership.

Other Books by Kandi J Wyatt:

Dragon’s Cure:   
Dragon’s Posterity:
 The One Who Sees Me: 

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