Welcome Lillian MacKenzie Rhine today on her blog tour for her paranormal fantasy, Memoirs of a Succubus, that will be on sale starting October 10, 2013. Please enjoy her posting on the setting for the second book in the series.
In the second book to the series of Memoirs of a Succubus, we find our heroine Natalya Hart inside of her true natural habitat - a world that consists of mainly Incubi and Succubi inhabitants. In this posting, I will discuss the fantasy realm of Ungulavia.
Ungulavia, meaning “hoofed birds”, consists of a large kingdom that is ruled by one Queen being Natalya herself. During a war that happened ions prior, the kingdom split into smaller territories with their own rulers, but the majority of the land has loyalty to the Queen. The next in succession to rule is Natalya’s uncle Lord Micah who has a vicious plan to murder Natalya once and for all and to rule the main kingdom and recoup the smaller territories as well.
Due to rare herbs grown in the gardens of Lord Sinnocent’s castle, the inhabitants of Ungulavia have been able to view and study the societies and cultures of other worlds that include Earth. With having a constant visual of Earth civilizations over centuries, the buildings, fashions, and foods have been influenced grossly from ancient eras on Earth.
The nobility of Ungulavia reside in castles such as the one shown below. The world does not rotate like planet Earth, so the two suns that Ungulavia possesses are forever present. This means that there is no need for lighting inside many of the rooms of the castles and the plants in the garden and orchard thrive.
Speaking of gardens and orchards, they are filled with interesting plant life and delicious fruits. Modeling their cuisine mainly from certain cultures on Earth and utilizing everything at their environmental disposal, the inhabitants of Ungulavia do not let anything go to waste, including the pulp, dust, and bark of trees. Some of the plants have long green leaves that open that have reproductive qualities while others are used to soften the skin of the winged members of Ungulavia. The orchard is a beautiful area that has constant showers of flower petals that descend to the ground in fluttering hues of the rainbow.
There are other humanoid inhabitants of Ungulavia that the Incubi and Succubi members utilize to gain true energy and life. These life forms are found in the wilderness and are called to The Clearing by a special horn where they are only guided by their acute sense of smell to find the object of their desire. Wild beast also roam inside the wilderness that the inhabitants use for transportation and culinary purposes.
The village is an area that contains the followers that have the highest loyalty to the Queen. Members that are non-nobility which consist mostly of farmers, metal workers, and warriors reside in this village. The village is also closer to Lake Roneonos where the stimulating waters bring youthful qualities to society of Ungulavia.
A great wall is used as a boundary between the territory of the Queen and Lord Micah. It is heavily guarded on both sides, providing alerts of potential threats from both sides. Lord Micah’s castle is considerably smaller than Lord Sinnocent’s, but only he lives there with his harem of female humanoid life forms. His loyal followers live in homes directly outside of his castle walls as to remain out of the thick wilderness that make up the majority of his allocated portion of land.
The next book, Memoirs of a Succubus: Ungulavia, details how Natalya, the reigning Queen, adapts to her new surroundings and status. The upcoming books will cover the rest of the world, including the sector that does not have the benefit of the sunlight’s beautiful rays. Stay tuned…
Expect Memoirs of a Succubus: Ungulavia to release around the holidays. To catch up to speed, check out the book that starts it all, Memoirs of a Succubus, which will be free on October 10 - 11, 2013 after that, it will be on sale for the remainder of October in celebration of Halloween.
For future updates on Memoirs of a Succubus: Ungulavia and other works-in-progress, click the below links.