Virtual Fantasy Con 2016

Hi, I’m author Mary Schmidt of When Angels Fly, and I’m your host for this stop in the Hunt.

If you would like to find out more about the Hunt, please click here –

Somewhere on this page is a hidden number. Collect all the numbers from all the authors’ posts, and then add them up. Once you’ve added all the numbers, and if I am your last author, please head to the official website and click on the ENTER HERE page to find the entry form. Only entries with the correct number will qualify to win. 

The author I’m pleased to be hosting for Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt today is Dark Fantasy Author, Natalia Brothers.

From the call of a loon that sent chills through my spine and awakened What-if, my unrelenting writer’s muse, to the book cover release—SOUL OF THE UNBORN has been a thrilling journey. Here’s the spooky truth about why I chose to write this particular story.

In the nineteen thirties, several members of a close-knit family purchased summer homes in a village not far from Moscow. A series of mystifying events took place in the life of one of the sisters. She couldn’t have anticipated that one day, I, her Russian-American great-granddaughter, would make the decision to write a novel based on the family mythology, a story so strange that only the Dark Fantasy genre could accommodate its eerie vibe.

Can you call yourself human if supernatural forces control your every breath, every emotion, every desire?


Posing as a folklore-tour guide, Valya Svetlova takes a group of American college students and their professor, Chris Waller, to her summer home in the Russian village of Vishenky for a few nights of supernatural phenomena. She works hard to appear a perfect hostess. Valya doesn’t want anyone to discover she harbors selfish motives when it comes to one participant, the only person who can refute a wicked tale declaring her a stillborn resurrected by a paranormal entity, a puppet in someone’s horror show destined to perish in the otherworldly dimension.

Within hours of their arrival, Valya learns that the students, too, foster some dangerous agendas. Her nascent feelings toward the handsome professor inhibit her ability to control the 23 supernatural manifestations and her inquisitive guests. When her unforeseen affection turns Chris into a target of the malevolent forces, Valya faces the excruciating reality. It’s no longer in her human power to ensure her guests’ safety. But to keep Chris and the students alive, Valya must brush off her humanity and become something she fights so desperately to prove she is not. A soulless monster.


Author’s Bio:

Born in Moscow, Natalia grew up with the romance and magic of Russian fairy tales. She never imagined that one day she’d be swept off her feet by an American Marine. An engineer-physicist-chemist, Natalia realized that the powder metallurgy might not be her true calling when on a moonless summer night she was spooked by cries of a loon in a fog-wrapped meadow. What if, a writer’s unrelenting muse, took hold of her. Two of her passions define her being. Natalia is an orchid expert and she writes dark fantasy. 

Did you find the number? If you did, then click Natalia Brother’s link – to continue Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt.


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