Spinning a Tale by Taige Crenshaw

If anyone knows how to make and entrance it’s Taige. Only she would choose Friday the 13th to start her monthly blogging with us. Seriously all jokes aside I am thrilled to welcome Taige to the junkies blog each month. I can’t wait to see what she comes up.

I an object I think of as my talisman when I write. It’s a picture of a spinning top. I don’t have a real one yet but I look at the picture of the top that I have posted in my office and wonder about all the possibilities. Then I break all those possibilities and push the boundaries. 

Just like a top I like to add my spin on things and let them land where fate deems fit. As a writer I strive to be different. When I sit down and write a story I write not just as a writer but also as a reader. I want to be entertained and want to entertain, thrill, entice and make you come back for more. Many say there is power with free speech. I say there is power in the way you write the words in your free speech. It is amazing what the human brain can come up with and I am asked many times how I come up with my ideas and I always find there is not really a way to fully articulate how I come up with ideas. I just simply say I put my spin on it. .

I explore the differences in each of us then smash it to push it to the extreme and rework it to make it into mine. The trick is you have to let go and let the muse take you where it will. Me and Mikayla – my muse (yes she has a name because she is very demanding and opinionated) have a good working relationship. Meaning I let her have free rein and when I do it works in both our favors. We push each other to do more and give more. With each book I sit to write I wonder what will make this different and memorable then I realize that no matter what you write as long as you put your spin on it you already have the battle of a great story won.  

When I think of putting my spin on things the first story that comes to mind is my novel Onyx Moon Rising. The world, my heroine and hero all show what I mean by spin.  

In Onyx Moon Rising I created a world where supernatural beings were known to humanity. A world where they had right like everyone else. In this world they needed a force to keep order. Thus the Nefer Investigation Force was created. It is an elite group of agents who work to keep order. Tashana – my heroine – is powerful and take no prisoner’s. Sanjay – my hero – is secretive and mysterious when he came to me. Onyx Moon Rising is set in an intricate world with lots of twists and turns. I wanted the plot to have a mythology behind what my characters were and the world they inhabit. The world of Onyx Moon Rising, will lead Tashana and Sanjay on a path that will make there destiny or destroy the world. The passion and intrigue around them go hand in hand. The surprises enrich their adventure. Each has their own things they must face. Ultimately the story leads you on a path of not only a passion but redemption. There are a few other surprises thrown in and more to follow in the next books in the series. 

Tashana – my heroine – is a Nefer Agent and she is used to making life or death decisions on a daily basis. These decisions can change the delicate balance of the world. In her latest assignment Tashana had to face many obstacles that will test all her will and beliefs. It will be emotional, sensual and surprising to Tashana all she will go through. Tashana has withstood a tragedy that shaped her life. Now she is forced to confront what has happened. The outcome will not only shape her future but the future of the entire world. Tashana is kick ass take no prisoner’s personality made her fun, challenging and frustrating to write. She broke all barriers and knocked down the walls. She was demanding with what she wanted in her story. 

Tashana brought life and vitality to the pages. She took Sanjay Callens, a man with secrets and mystery surrounding him and made him respect, admire and desire her. Tashana is on an adventure that will shape not only her but those around her.  

Sanjay Callens. Sanjay – my hero – a man with secrets and mystery surrounding him. Sanjay is a shadow dragon and is part of the elite Marltes- dragon warriors. He has a mission which he cannot allow anyone to stand in his way. Yet when he is paired with Tashana he finds all his beliefs tested.  

Sanjay is accustomed to control and order. Tashana challenges all that. This warrior woman makes him desire, respect and admire her strong will and take no prisoner’s attitude. He will want to claim the warrior woman as his own. Sanjay although he is part of a world where supernatural beings are known to humanity and they had rights like everyone else. His race tends to keep to themselves in dragon home world. They have secrets and codes they live by. Working with Tashana he must decide how much to trust her with the secrets he carries. The secrets that could destroy all worlds’ and realms. The interaction between him and Tashana will be emotional, sensual and surprising. Sanjay just as Tashana was fun, challenging and frustrating to write. He played by his own code of honor. He knew what he wanted in the story. Sanjay breathed sensuality into the page. He took Tashana Rennix, a warrior woman and made her feel feminine without losing her attitude. Sanjay may have set out to follow his mission but he was taken on a journey that will change all he knows and his conceptions of the world.

Onyx Moon Rising encompasses what I mean my putting my spin. It is an alternate reality built in a world so much like the one we live in. It has moments that defy definition, an engaging plot, lots of sex, fantasy and escape. An escape from the normal everyday and into the pages of an adventure. There is freedom when you let go the restrictions and let the imagination free. Step outside what is expected. I love, fight and live with all those characters and world I create. Isn’t this really what it is all about? Taking a spin and letting it flow. 

Novels are an adventure just waiting for you to open the pages and take a whirl. It is all about imagination and using it to escape. So take a spin and see where you end up and let your mind escape…

Onyx Moon Rising by Taige Crensahw

  Onyx Moon Rising  Series: Nefer Investigation Force ~ Book One

Publisher:  Liquid Silver Books

E-Book ISBN #: 978-1-59578-370-7

Genre: Paranormal  

Legends are born to face a task that will define the world. How they come out of it will resound for all time… 

Tashana Rennix is used to being in charge of her own destiny. As a Nefer Investigation Force Agent, more importantly a Nefer Guardian, she makes decisions on a daily basis that affect the balance between life and death. Now faced with a challenge that will test all her abilities, she must fight to save the world, her soul and her life. 

Sanjay Callens, a shadow dragon is part of the elite Marltes- dragon warriors. No one will stand in his way as he retrieves the stolen artifacts that were taken from the dragon home world. Being paired with a Nefer Agent who is reckless and a loner is not in his plan. Yet the Onyx Moon has chosen her and he must work with her to save all that he holds dear. All that he believes. For a man accustomed to control and order it will be a challenge. A challenge that is complicated by his desire to claim the warrior woman as his own. 

There is an Onyx Moon Rising and the wind whispers that death is coming…  

Taige Crenshaw has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book.  It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance.  With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s.  Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people  and far reaches of the world in her novels. Taige is an multi-published author with books available at Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books and Total-E-Bound.

Check out Taige these places below. 

Website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com (website)
Chat Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crenshawcafe

Newsletter: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/newsletterandgroups.shtml

Free Reads Site: http://www.satinnotes.com  




3 Responses to Spinning a Tale by Taige Crenshaw

  1. Horuti

    Oh yes, give me a series aniytme or a serial. Quite by accident I stumbled across Reader Gold. I saw a promo for a time travel story, a fav of mine, bought it and checked out the author — Mari Carr. The book I bought was the second in a series and she has number three started. She’s an excellent author. Yippee!! My latest release, Ruby’s Deadly Secret, is book two of a four book contract. All written just waiting for edits. Series draw in the reader and we gotta get the readers hooked. Great post!

  2. Taige Crenshaw

    Thanks for coming by Debbie. Glad you liked my site and the blog here.


  3. Debbie Wallace

    Hey, I checked out your website and blog, nicely done! I see you went to the RT convention this year, I’m looking forward to next year when I’ll get to attend my first one.

    I’m in the process of designing a new website and after checking yours out you gave me an idea I hadn’t thought of before. I like where you’ve listed your appearances. Good idea for those you do on a regular basis.

    By the way, interesting blog here.


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