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Jaleta Clegg Takes over the Wormhole

Cover for Dark Dancer

Where would you go if you could travel through a wormhole to anywhere? I’ve been watching too much Stargate lately. I love the series, but why does almost every single world they travel to look like British Columbia? Yes, I know, it’s filmed there and traveling to exotic sets or building sound stages for every planet gets very expensive so they use the local gravel pit for most of their explodey scenes. Star Trek did the same thing with that rocky landscape set. Change the color filter on the lights and voila! we have a new world for Kirk to destroy. This is one reason I prefer writing. I can go anywhere my imagination can dream up without worrying about the budget.

In Dark Dancer, the main character, Sabrina, has the power to dance open portals to the fairy world. Have you ever seen a fairy ring – a circle of mushrooms in your lawn? If you have the gift and you dance until you’re dizzy, you might open a portal to the realm of the Seligh. But it’s not all happiness and revels in the forest glades. The Seligh are power-hungry and manipulative.

The Summerlands are not forested glades but bustling cities full of strange and wonderful steam-powered contraptions including automatons, robot servants that clank through the city streets and work the mines. The Winterlands are the domain of Balakyn and his flying monstrous pets, the balmorae. He was banished years ago for misusing his magic. In between, lies a no-man’s land of desert where the magic has been pulled from the land leaving it hot and barren. The world of the fae is fracturing.

Sabrina stumbles through the portal after her cousin accidentally opens one and disappears. What Sabrina finds is danger on every side, and no one she can trust to guide her through. And a prophecy that has everyone scrambling to either kill her or enslave her. She is the Dancer, with the power to destroy their world.

What fictional world would you travel to through a wormhole? What would it look like? What would happen there? These are all great questions to start your own stories.

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About Dark Dancer:

A strange prophecy haunts the Seligh lords, rulers of the Fey and controllers of all magic in the Summerlands, a prophecy that foretells their fall. At its heart, is a young human woman with no memory of her power or potential to destroy their world.

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I would totally like to read about that world, but probably wouldn’t want to visit it. LOL What about you? Would you go through? You know I love comments and especially love them for my guests. All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for an AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value). I announce the winner the first blog post of the new month. 🙂

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Jaleta, thank you so much for wishing for a wormhole! Loved the post and look forward to reading the book. Okay, visitors, Jaleta has a fun blog tour giveaway to celebrate her new release. Look below for details on how to enter. 🙂

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