30 June 2014

Book Launch Guest Post ~ Unelmoija: The Spiritshifter by Elle Boca


Loi, an amplifier able to help young superhuman Weeia develop their abilities, is found dead of mysterious causes. Amy, like Loi, may be an amplifier. If she gets involved she might be next. Should she risk her life to help Weeia youth unlock their abilities? 

New on Amazon US and Amazon UK

The story and the series began with Amy. All along she has led me with her in her adventures and that of Unelmoija and the Weeia. I in turn share her story in the Weeia books in the hope that they entertain others. The idea was born of my interest in and enjoyment of urban fantasy books. I wanted to write a story with a strong woman lead in a contemporary real world (versus a fantasy world) environment. I also want to share a bit about the beautiful area where I live in the book. As far as I know this is the first urban fantasy set in Miami. While the city is famous around the world it remains in many ways undiscovered.

Over the course of the story, Amy becomes special, but all along she's the girl next door trusting and somewhat naive yet armed with great sympathy, generosity and courage. We ride along close up and personal thanks to her first person account from the day she discovers she's superhuman, meets her father for the firsts time, meets Duncan, the man who is her polar opposite yet is irresistibly attracted to her, and watch her falter, suffer and grow through some challenging and unexpected experiences while at the same time she discovers Miami, her new home.

From a bigger picture perspective, I like the idea of superhumans representing a possible next step in our evolution. Who are the Weeia? The Weeia (pronounced way-yah) are similar to you or me in most ways, except that they have superhuman abilities and live long lives. Fearing humans, they live hidden among us. Your neighbor, banker, boss or doctor, even a person you’ve known all your life could be Weeia. Their super abilities vary by type and strength. They fall into four main categories: Emotional, Material, Mental, and Temporal.

 Elle Boca

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About the Author

Elle Boca is the author of the Weeia urban fantasy series set in Miami, Florida in the United States. When not writing and creating fantastical beings she likes photographing nature and wildlife, eating baked goods, watching movies, and dreaming of going on safari. Find out more at her website elleboca.poyeen.com and find her on Twitter: @elleboca and Goodreads

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