If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Monday, January 17, 2011

What Are The Treasures of Carmelidrium?

Today I have the great pleasure of hosting N.R. Williams on my blog with her new book 
The Treasures of Carmelidrium
BUY HER BOOK click here

I have been following this lovely lady for quite sometime now and I am most proud to announce she is having her first book published and is working hard to attain her goals.

About N. R. Williams

N. R. Williams lives in Colorado, U.S.A. with her husband. She is delighted to have two three year old grandchildren, cousins. She’s a long time member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and has been privileged to attend conferences and workshops. Since her formative years, she’s been inventing fantastical stories and since she could spell she’s been writing them down. While she majored in art in college, she didn’t make a living at it. Now, she uses her skills of observation to create fantastical worlds, interesting characters and stories that touch the heart.
 Here she is for your reading pleasure!



What Are The Treasures of Carmelidrium?

I want to thank Summer for hosting me on my blog book tour. I appreciate your kindness and all your effort Summer.

What are “The Treasures of Carmelidrium,” and how the heck do you pronounce that?

Good question, I’m here to answer.

Approximately 1400 years before my story opens there was an emperor who ruled my alternate world. He used black magic to extend his life and to control others. During this time the elves arrived from another place, which was our world, through a doorway and created “The Treasures of Carmelidrium,” to help defeat the evil emperor.

The “Treasures,” are beautifully crafted. They are a necklace, a ring, a garland, a sword and a scepter. A king’s treasures. Each has a sapphire in the shape of a half moon surrounded by a circle of diamonds. The sword has elfin runes along the blade. But the scepter is the most powerful weapon of all and has a crystal ball cut with multiple facets. Each has the ability to enhance the wearer with special powers.

When Prince Carmel arrives he falls in love with Princess Lysandra who has a beautiful voice that is endued with the magic of healing, literally. The elves crafted the “Treasures,” to be empowered by Lysandra’s song and so, Prince Carmel defeats the evil emperor and ushers in a time of peace called, Carmel-i-drium.

This is the stuff of legend to my characters when my story opens. No one has seen “The Treasures of Carmelidrium,” for hundreds of years. No one has the gift of healing with their music. Black magic is outlawed for good reason. Thus the story opens with my heroine, a modern American college student who has the gift of healing with her flute. She doesn’t know this until she experiences it in Gil-Lael, the name of this world. Her attitude in the beginning is, “you’ve got to be kidding me.” But over time, she can’t deny that the special something she always knew was missing from her music is alive in Gil-Lael whenever she plays the flute.

If you have questions please leave them in the comment section, I’ll be dropping in all day to answer them. Thanks for coming by to read my post.

N. R. Williams (Nancy)

This authors next stop on her blog tour is:
Jan. 18…Tuesday. Interview with an elf:  Patricia Stolkey at Chiseled in Rock, http://chiseledinrock.blogspot.com/

(For her full schedule please check her blog at http://nrwilliams.blogspot.com/)

Contest:

N.R. is  giving away 3 e-books to any one who leaves a comment with their email address. She is  not requiring anyone to follow her.
Drawing and announcement is on her blog http://nrwilliams.blogspot.com/ Feb. 1, 2011

29 comments:

Jules said...

You go Summer. I love Nancy and we need to support her all we can.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Tony Benson said...

Hi Summer (waves)

Hi Nancy, the story sounds intriguing. It has all the right elements to be a great read.
Cheers
bcd_tony@yahoo.com

Margo Benson said...

Hello Nancy, Hello Summer!

What a lovely start to a week - full of treasures and a great explanation of the book's title. The ancient back story just adds more drama.
margo.benson@yahoo.co.uk

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Summer. Let the questions begin, or the comments anyway.
Cheers,
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Clarissa Draper said...

What a wonderful story! I wondered what the treasures were. I actually thought it was the flute but I think that's interesting. Thanks for breaking the word Carmel-i-drium apart. It makes a whole lot more sense now.
CD

LTM said...

I've been seeing this one around! It sounds fascinating. All the best of luck, Nancy! And thanks, Summer~ :o) <3

Linda Leszczuk said...

Nancy, I'm not sure if I'm already in the drawing or not but this story sounds wonderful. Please include me. lleszczuk@lindaleszczuk.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like a classic fantasy tale.

gideon 86 said...

Hi, Summer, Hi, Nancy,

I hope you both had a great weekend.

These treasures really did bring an incredible fire to the story. Who wouldn't think them spectacular?

Nancy you did a fine job of weaving the story around these beautiful elfin treasures.

Good luck with the rest of your blog book tour.

Michael

Summer Ross said...

I'm currently reading the story, and i have to say I had a hard time putting the book down last night :)

N. R. Williams said...

How kind Jules, you've made my heart sing.

Thank you Tony. You left your email so you're in the contest.

I'm glad you swung by Margo and thanks for your comments. You also left your email so I have you down for the contest.

Tony and Margo have been to every post and left their emails at each. If you want to catch up the URL's are updated on my blog and I do check them daily.

Nancy
gillael@aol.com
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

N. R. Williams said...

Such a warm comment Clarissa, thanks.

LTM, I appreciate your well wishes.

Linda, your name is added to the list for the contest. Thanks for leaving your email.

Thank you Alex.
Nancy
gillael@aol.com
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

N. R. Williams said...

I appreciate your encouragement and comments Michael. It means a lot to me and if you swing by later, I've taken your advice and entered ABNA.

High praise Summer. I was hoping people wouldn't be able to put it down.

Once again, thank you everyone.
Nancy
gillael@aol.com
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

The Golden Eagle said...

I had wondered about the book title and the treasures--thanks for the post, Nancy and Summer!

Marian Allen said...

I love those treasures! And I love the woman from our world, who felt something missing in her music and found it in this alternate world. What a grand story, especially with the legend behind it. :)

Marian Allen

Holly Ruggiero said...

It just sounds better and better with each interview.

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! Great interview Summer! Good luck with the book Nancy! It's on my list for reading. =)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You are everywhere, NR. You're book has a very unique premise and I love the cover.

Old Kitty said...

Thank you Summer for hosting and thanks NR for this fab intro to your book!! What inspired this story? Are you musical? If so do you play the flute? I do like how the power of music holds the key to keeping out the evil magic!! Lovely! thank you for sharing! take care
x

N. R. Williams said...

I knew people would wonder Golden.

Thanks Marian, yes, we are all looking for something and Missie may just have found it and more.

I hope it is intriguing enough, Holly, for everyone to pick it up and read it despite their favorite genre.

I'm thrilled to be on your list Carolyn.

I love that cover too Susan.
Thanks everyone for stopping by Summer's place to learn more about my book.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Melissa said...

This interview is great! This book also looks really good!

Lynda Young said...

It's good to see Nancy's book everywhere. Great post

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Melissa and Lynda. I hope you continue to follow my tour.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Mason Canyon said...

I like the fact that the flute aids the gift of healing. Intriguing plot.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Mason.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Pk Hrezo said...

Love seeing more of Nancy!

pakazo77@gmail.com

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you PK. You left your email so I have entered you into my contest. Thanks.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Jeffrey Beesler said...

You really know your world inside and out, Nancy! Those treasures, based on how you described them, really sound like such.

jeffreybeesler (at) gmail (dot) com

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Jeffrey. I have you down for the contest again since you left your email.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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