With: S. Yurvati
Hmmm, good question.
Savannah is the most romantic city I’ve visited and extrudes a unique ambiance. Timeless oaks house Spanish moss and in the spring the city is decorated with azalea blooms galore. The quaint, artsy, and historical town is filled with an energy that calls for me to return, and I have on several occasions.
Therefore when I began writing Chroma Crossing Chronicles it seemed right that the location be set in Savannah, although towards the later part of Blood Moon (part 1) Candy, the main character, finds herself in a completely foreign, archaic domain—one devoid of color and resembling a sepia photograph. Candy is an art student at SCAD, and because a writer should know the basics of what they are writing about (if you don’t it can really irritate any reader who does, as proven by groans from my husband when he reads a novel with any sort of medical content) so I signed up for a tour of the art college.
Yes, I admit that I was the oldest person on the three-hour campus tour, but no one called me ‘granny’ and the entire experience was incredible. Creativity oozes from the walls of historic buildings they use for classrooms and I learned a great deal thanks to the rich experience provided to me. Students fortunate enough to attend SCAD make me green with envy. . . a very nice hue mind you, not pea soup green.
Unbeknownst to me, my visit and tour were scheduled during SCAD’s semester break, the same time they have their annual Zombie versus Human war game. That alone was worth the trip and of course required a paragraph in the novel—after all, the well-attended event makes front-page news in Savannah!
Now that accolades have been attributed to SCAD and the beautiful historical city I want to introduce the main character in the book series—Candy Cane. No she isn’t a female who trolls street corners, neither is she a pole dancer. Parents who were high, drunk, or never anticipated how her birth and sir name would be perceived to the testosterone-laden population were responsible for the name. Candy is a woman pure of heart and enjoys cooking almost as much as drawing. While her favorite recipes usually include chocolate (a woman after my heart) she might describe the Chroma Crossing Chronicles as such:
Recipe for Delicious Reading
½ cup odd relatives (found in most local families)
¾ cup suspense, cleverly divided
½ cup mystery, finely dispensed
1 cup fantasy (mixture of gods, goddess’ and demons)
¼ cup each: spicy sex/language/disturbing adult situations
2 cups enduring love
1 pound chocolate chips (optional)
Gently mix ingredients together. For best results do not over
agitate gods, goddesses or demons.
Watch heat level. Once it passes simmering use caution to prevent b uncontrolled combustion.
Serve with favorite hot beverage or wine, per preference.
*Should not be fed to children under 18+
Chroma Crossing Chronicles: Blood Moon (part 1 &2), Dragon Tear, and Infinity Link, by S.Yurvati are available through Amazon. The final book of the series Solstice will be available early fall 2018.
Blood Moon, by S. Yurvati, is the first book in the Chroma Crossing Chronicles series. Recommended for readers ages 18+. Genres: Fantasy / Suspense / Romance / Paranormal / Adventure
Hunky pheromone-laden-man meets pretty accident-prone female—it should have been a love story with a happily ever after ending. However, when the bored deities choose Candy and Thorne for an amusing game, the gods and goddesses put forth sets of circumstances that can tear the couple apart and wound them deep within their souls.
City girl, Candy wanted to become a successful artist and maybe someday find a man who would make her feel loved and valued, a feeling she’d never known while growing up.
With her father’s sudden demise, Candy finds she’s inherited funds and a carriage house in beautiful historic Savannah. Not only can she now afford to go to the Savannah College of Art and Design, her future as an artist looks promising. But unfortunately, her step-mom and her disturbing son Todd reside in the main house.
When Candy gets her first commission for a life-sized portrait of a beautiful woman from a rather unsettling man, she soon questions what had seemed coincidental. Candy is a modest female who has always found solace in her artwork, whereas her widowed step-mom, Cherry Ann, considers physical pleasure and money as her measures of worth.
As Candy pursues her art, Cherry Ann pursues a new lover who expands her world of sexual gratifications far beyond past parameters. Cherry Ann finds her new risqué sex life to be addictive and doesn’t recognize the danger of the man she’s invited into her life.
After surviving a couple of ‘accidents’, Candy realizes someone apparently wishes her harm. When she’s chased (by the one thing she fears most) Candy accidentally, or so it seems, crosses into a new dimension. She finds herself in an unknown wilderness with a curious terrain that is void of color. The landscape looks like an old sepia photograph, hardly the Savannah spring day she’d left behind. As Candy stumbles through the wild terrain, an intriguing hunter comes upon her. His presence makes her girlie parts beg to become ill behaved, and before she knows it, her hormones are arguing with her strict moral compass.
About the Author:
Yurvati has always loved reading and writing. She began putting her thoughts and imaginings on paper during her childhood and continued through college years. She began writing Blood Moon back in her college days, but after graduating from CSUN with a Master’s Degree, she had to work on earning a living and had to put her writing on hold… After three decades of working in the medical world, her husband convinced her to retire and take the time to write. That led to the beginning of Chroma Crossing Chronicles and her first book: Blood Moon. The series includes: Blood Moon (Part 1 and Part 2), followed by Book 3 Dragon Tear, and Book 4 Infinity Link. S. Yurvati is currently working on the fifth and final installment of the Chroma Crossing Chronicles series.
Yurvati lives in Texas with the love-of-her-life husband. They have been happily married for going on 44 years. Readers can connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads. To learn more, go to https://syurvatiauthor.com/