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Monday, March 4, 2019

Kindred by Indie Gantz - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Indie Gantz and her new book, “Kindred”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Indie and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

by Indie Gantz


GENRE: Sci-Fantasy



In Kindred we find the Damuzi twins settling into their new home with Kori Lark’s family. Desperate to keep the dangerous truth of their identity a secret, Charlie and Tirigan educate themselves on everything that was kept from them, while delving deeper into their mother’s past.

In the future, Tirigan is dealing with the complicated emotions that overwhelm him after the events of Passage. In an attempt to control the situation, Tirigan turns inward and cuts himself off from those who need him most.

By the time Charlie and Tirigan’s timeline’s merge, a burning mystery is solved, and more than one relationship begins to unravel.

Friendship. Trust. Dependency. Lies.

The Damuzi twin’s story continues.



“Sorry for taking over your room,” I tell him, walking until the hallway ends in a slatted wooden door. I push it open as Oleander sighs dramatically behind me.

“Yes. I am incredibly put out. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

Even though Oleander laughs, a jolt of guilt runs through me. He must see my regret in the sudden tension of my shoulders, because the Gyan’s laugh immediately disappears.

“I’m kidding, of course.” He places a hand on my shoulder, essentially swallowing it whole and forcing me to look up at him. “I’m thrilled to give you my room, Charlie. Over the moon about it. Really! Are you in the market for a new limb, by chance? Because I’ve got a couple with your name on them.”

“My name? Really?” I tease, challenge in my eyes despite the kindness in his.

“Don’t believe me?” Oleander’s brow’s raises comically. “Have a look, yourself.”

The tall Gyan raises his arms out as much as he can in the small hallway, exposing his forearms. There, written in long, flourishing strokes, is my name.
“How?” The question escapes before I can think better of it. Oleander searches my baffled expression for what feels like several minutes. I haven’t a clue what he finds there, but whatever it is makes him smile ruefully.

“You really don’t know what you’re capable of. Do you?”

“I… I guess not. No,” I respond quietly. “I’m sorry.”

“Don’t apologize, Charlie.” Oleander shakes his head. “You are who you are.”



Avias Rallidae, My Twin Flame

When creating characters, a writer inevitably puts pieces of themselves inside each character they create. Often times, an author’s (unintentional) self-insert will be the main protagonist. This could be said about the main protagonist of my Akasha series, Charlie Damuzi, as people close to me have said she reminds them of me. However, I personally most identify with the supporting character, Avias Rallidae. Avias is introduced in the middle of the first book, Passage, as a good friend of Charlie’s and a potential love interest for Tirigan, Charlie’s twin brother. He receives more development in the second novel, Kindred, and will continue to receive more storylines and character development as the series progresses.

As a character, Avias is unapologetically pretentious, intelligent, and bold. To his dismay, Avias is also quite funny, compassionate, and generous. He hides his feelings behind sarcastic comments and a special brand of aggressive apathy, both delivered in his posh British accent. Although I do not have a posh British accent, I too hide most my emotions behind humor or feigned indifference. This is unlike Charlie, who mostly wears her heart on her sleeve and is very genuine with her emotional expression. I think Charlie is healthier in that respect, but Avias is far more relatable to me.

Hiding one’s true feelings is a defense mechanism for those who have been burned by sharing their emotions in the past, or by those who feel ashamed of their feelings. This is something I think most people can relate to, even if it doesn’t constitute a big part of their personality. Why Avias chooses to keep his guard up is a part of his journey, both past and present.  This will be explored further as the series continues.

Avias’ motivations throughout the series will evolve, but one of Avias’ most fierce motivators is his desire to live authentically. This can be difficult for him, since he’s so unwilling to be forthcoming about what he truly wants. Even so, Avias refuses to pretend to be anyone other than himself, which I relate to on a deep level. However, that doesn’t keep either of us from holding back the parts of ourselves that make us vulnerable.

As much as I enjoy writing for him, Avias Rallidae challenges me as a writer. He forces me to be hold things back, which may be organic to me as a person, but can be difficult as a writer. An author always wants to share more with their audience, but, somehow, Avias manages to hide while still being fully present. It’s a delicate balancing act; one I hope readers will enjoy.



Indie Gantz grew up in Northern Virginia and received her Psychology degree at George Mason University. Despite her passion and curiosity for the human mind, Indie left her chosen field of study to finally give voice to the many imagined minds she has created.

Indie lives with her family in North Carolina. She spends her days drinking tea and clacking keys.








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  1. Sounds like a good book.

  2. What book would you like to see a sequel to? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share my thoughts on my favorite character! I'm happy to answer any additional questions readers may have! :)

  4. At which age did you know that you wanted to be a writer? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. What is your favorite fictional location from a novel or book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  6. Have you been formally trained as a writer? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Hi Bernie, thanks for your questions!
      I'd love to see a sequel to Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. I'm curious how David picked up the pieces of his life.
      Favorite fiction location from a book? Hogwarts, of course. Rowling did an amazing job of making everyone wish they'd gotten their letter too.
      I have a degree in psychology, so I've been formally educated on how to write research articles! But no, I don't have a writing degree. I'm thinking of getting my masters in Creative writing or literature, though.