January 7, 2013
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Tournament of Chance by S.G. Rogers
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In the Kingdom of Destiny, King Chance decreed any female be she high or low born may earn a place at court by winning an archery competition known as the Tournament of Chance. Although no commoner has ever won before, this is Heather’s year. To prevent her from winning the tournament, however, King Chance will stop at nothing. The king does not yet realize Heather of the Jagged Peaks will be the spark that ignites a revolution — in time.
“Today is a momentous occasion,” said King Chance, after he’d settled himself on a cushion. His booming voice resonated across the field. “Let the finalists for the Tournament of Chance come forward.”
“Your Majesty, I present Lady Felicia of the Valley and Heather of the Jagged Peaks,” announced Sir Fitzelle.
Felicia glided toward the king as if to greet an old friend, but Heather hung back. Now that the moment had arrived to actually meet the king and queen, her feet were frozen to the ground. Suddenly wishing for
invisibility, she forced herself to move toward the king’s canopy. All eyes swiveled in her direction as she stood next to Felicia. Murmurings and titters rippled through the royals at Heather’s appearance. Although Felicia ignored her altogether, the queen openly laughed, as did many of the courtiers. A rosy blush crept toward Heather’s hairline.
The king beamed at Felicia. “How splendid to see you again, dear girl.”
“And you, Your Majesty,” Felicia responded. Her smile showed the lovely dimples in her cheeks.
Queen Chelsea frowned — far less pleased to see Felicia than was her husband. King Chance next focused his attention on Heather. His welcoming expression did not slip one bit, but Heather was taken aback. His eyes resembled those of a cold, poisonous snake.
Good Things Come in Threes –
Author S.G. Rogers Confesses
Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why:
Mini pretzel twists (plain, white chocolate, or milk chocolate covered) are my three favorite snacks while I’m pounding away at the computer. I like crunchy, salty snacks I can throw in my mouth without looking. I always wash them down with Tab. I don’t eat microwave popcorn because my fingertips get too oily to touch my keyboard. I’ve also been known to eat chewy protein or granola bars. Because of this reliance on my teeth, I think I must have some aggressive instincts somewhere, struggling to emerge.
Top 3 favorite songs to listen to while writing and why:
Shambala (Three Dog Night). I find this song inspirational.
Mama Told Me Not to Come (Three Dog Night). This song makes me laugh.
I Like to Move It (Radio Mix) (Reel 2 Real). This song has a great energy.
Most often, however, I write listening to complete and utter silence… or I sing show tunes.
Top 3 favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why:
I find if I do something mindless long enough, my brain will come up with a solution to any plot problem. That’s why I rely on yard work, exercise, and sleep to push me over the hump.
Top 3 favorite animated movies and why:
I’m limited to only three? I have a great many animated masterpieces on my shelf, but I’m a fan of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), and My Neighbor Totoro (1988) are amongst my favorites. The animation of nature in these movies is exquisite, the characters are appealing, and I can watch them repeatedly without becoming bored.
Top 3 favorite gadgets and why:
I adore my Kindle Fire, Apple computer, and my floor heater. I can take my Kindle anywhere and have an enormous selection of books from which to choose. I love my Apple computer due to the ease of use and HUGE screen. And when it’s cold, I warm my little tootsies underneath the desk with my compact floor heater. The heat makes me cozy and comfortable.
About the Author:
Originally from Southern California, S.G. Rogers has lived in Asheville, North Carolina and Laurel, Mississippi. She earned her first black belt in taekwondo from martial arts champion Billy Blanks. Later on, she earned black belts in taekwondo and hapkido from Master Myung Kim. Currently residing in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, S.G. Rogers writes fantasy and romantic fantasy stories. She’s owned by two hairless cats, Houdini and Nikita, and lives on an island populated by exotic birds, deer and the occasional gator. Although she’s most often drawn to speculative fiction, she’s been known to break away to write other genres. Tab is her beverage of choice, but when she imbibes, a cranberry vodka martini doesn’t go amiss.
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