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Designed by Destiny by Maya Tyler - Book Tour + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the DESIGNED BY DESTINY by Maya Tyler Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: DESIGNED BY DESTINY (Fairy Godmothers Incorporated, #1)

Author: Maya Tyler

Pub. Date: November 15, 2022

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 216

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo

After a painful break-up in university, Bethany Clarke has sworn off love to focus on her career. From her humble South Side beginnings to her position as an architect intern at a prestigious Chicago firm, she's proven to be a hard worker and is proud of her accomplishments. In three years, she’ll be a fully licensed architect which is more important to her than anything else.

Confirmed bachelor Nicholas Grey is more than the playboy perpetrated by the tabloids. Now his position as CEO of the architecture firm Grey & Company is on the line, and his mother’s interference is making things more difficult. Nick’s committed to his work, but, in order to be taken seriously, he needs to land a huge project. A stable personal life will help guarantee the contract.

Fairy Godmother Faye Delmore hears Nick’s plea and steps in to help. Posing as a publicist, she suggests a strategy to polish his public image, which includes convincing Beth to play his wife. Faye knows Nick needs the huge project to save his job, but she also knows he needs Beth in his life.

What happens when you add a fairy godmother who loves playing matchmaker into the equation? A future designed by destiny.

 

Guest Post
Character Development
I’ve been writing something—short stories, poetry, novellas, full-length novels—for as long as I can remember. Writing is a craft that improves over time. I had a reviewer tell me the other day that she could really see a difference between my first novella and my latest release, Designed by Destiny. There’s always something to learn, always something that you can improve upon.

 Lately, I have been concentrating on my formal character development. As a Reformed Pantster—and yes, this is a thing—I never used to develop my characters. They just developed themselves, and everything worked out. I recently attended a workshop on character development and discovered a game changer.

 In character development, you need to clarify three basic things:

 1. Archetype

2. Life Goal

3. Wound/flaw

 That’s it. Of course, it gets more intricate, but that’s all the information you need to start.

 Bethany Clarke and Nicholas Grey are the main characters in Designed by Destiny. I had a sense of who they were before I began writing, but only after I finished the book (and read it about a dozen times) did I fully understand them.

 Who is Bethany Clarke?

 My heroine, Beth, is an explorer. Explorers are often the main protagonist or villain. She seeks independence and a life different than her own humble upbringing. Her drive and motivation (leading into her life goal) directs the action. She’s not going to wait around for things to happen. She’s going to take life by the horns and get things done. Namely, her dream to become an architect. However, she comes with a wound (which introduces a conflict). She experienced a bad break-up in college that leaves her gun-shy when it comes to love.

 1. Archetype: explorer

2. Life Goal: architect

3. Wound/flaw: romantic heartache


Who is Nicholas Grey?
My hero, Nick, is a rebel for multiple reasons. He’s never been one to conform to the image his parents expected. As an unconventional thinker, he brings new ideas to the table. His plan to fake a fiancée was certainly original. He also speaks out against injustice when many would turn a blind eye. His life goal is to run his family’s architecture firm as CEO, and he’s willing to take drastic measures to ensure his future. His wound is overcoming his old rebellious reputation to prove himself as a competent businessman (which interferes with achieving his life goal).

 1. Archetype: rebel

2. Life Goal: CEO

3. Wound/flaw: old reputation

 Prior to writing this book, I did not determine these things. Happy coincidence that they worked out as neatly as they did. For the next book in the series, I am working through some comprehensive character development and, hopefully, continuing to improve my craft.

 Intrigued? Designed by Destiny is available November 15 from Tirgearr Publishing.

 

About Maya Tyler:

Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music (alternative rock, especially from the 1990s), practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, International.

Ends November 15th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/31/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post/IG Post

10/31/2022

Author Z. Knight

Guest Post/IG Post

11/1/2022

@meetcuteromancebooks

Guest Post/IG Post

11/1/2022

Sadie's Spotlight

Guest Post/IG Post

11/2/2022

The Momma Spot

Guest Post

11/2/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post/IG Post

11/3/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

11/3/2022

The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post

11/4/2022

The.bibliophile.michelle

IG Review

11/4/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post

Week Two:

11/7/2022

My Cat Reads

Review/IG Post

11/7/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

11/8/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

IG Review/TikTok Post

11/8/2022

Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post

11/9/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

11/9/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

IG Review

11/10/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

11/10/2022

Bookdreamr

Review/IG Post

11/11/2022

Jael Just Reading

Review/IG Post

11/11/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


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