I am so excited today to help Diana Wallace Peach launch her latest book called Liars and Thieves. For those of you who don’t know Diana, her path to becoming an author is a story that will win everyone over.
Following the tragedy of 9/11, she reevaluated her life and dared to change her path. After eighteen years in business, living in Connecticut, where the main priority seemed to be making money, she went back to school. Diana acknowledges the critical role her supportive husband, Randy, had in this decision. She acquired her master’s degree in counseling and “a mountain of debt.” Isn’t that the American way of things? She found herself and went on to work with children and families, learning that there is a great reward in helping others.
Life’s circumstances forced Randy and Diana to move to Oregon, and she did a 180-degree turn again and started writing. With more than a dozen books in tow, she releases the first book from her new trilogy.
Books from the Fantasy genre aren’t usually my first choice, but after seeing some of Diana’s beautiful writing on her blog, I knew it was time to expand my horizons. Please consider giving D. Wallace Peach’s new book your full attention.
Behind the Veil, the hordes gather, eager to savage the world. But Kalann il Drakk, First of Chaos, is untroubled by the shimmering wall that holds his beasts at bay. For if he cannot cleanse the land of life, the races will do it for him. All he needs is a spark to light the fire.
Three unlikely allies stand in his way.
A misfit elf plagued by failure—
When Elanalue Windthorn abandons her soldiers to hunt a goblin, she strays into forbidden territory.
A changeling who betrays his home—
Talin Raska is a talented liar, thief, and spy. He makes a fatal mistake—he falls for his mark.
A halfbreed goblin with deadly secrets—
Naj’ar is a loner with a talent he doesn’t understand and cannot control, one that threatens all he holds dear.
When the spark of Chaos ignites, miners go missing. But they won’t be the last to vanish. As the cycles of blame whirl through the Borderland, old animosities flare, accusations break bonds, and war looms.
Three outcasts, thrust into an alliance by fate, by oaths, and the churning gears of calamity, must learn the truth. For they hold the future of their world in their hands.
Question and Answer
Why does shape-shifting cause the environment to heat or cool?
The main reason Changelings use crystals when shifting is to handle the transfer (absorption or release) of mass.
The law of conservation of mass-energy states that neither energy nor mass can be created or destroyed. We can transform one form of mass into another but we cannot create mass or destroy mass (Wikipedia). So if mass can’t simply disappear or appear as changelings transform into radically different-sized creatures, what happens to it?
Shifters have control over their own matter – including the ability to adopt or abandon mass. When a person changes into a mouse, the surplus mass is transformed into energy and the surrounding environment is superheated. And when changing into something bigger, like a lion, the environment is supercooled, because the changeling is absorbing a lot of ambient energy to convert into matter.
Crystals are both a source of energy to create mass, and a place to direct released mass energy. The alternative is burning down forests or freezing lakes!
Liars and Thieves Purchase Link
Meet the Author
D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.
Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/D.-Wallace-Peach/e/B00CLKLXP8