Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blog Tour- Guest Post: The Legacy by Melissa Delport


Hello my lovelies :) Today I have a very special post outlining the characters of Melissa Delport's The Legacy! Chek it out! This book sounds pretty awesome! ;)

Title: The Legacy

Series: The Legacy Trilogy #1

Author: Melissa Delport

Publication date: July 2014

Published by: Tracey McDonald Publishers

Genre: Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Blurb: One man obsessed with power.

One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.

One war that changed the world.

World War Three lasted twelve days. Twelve days was all it took for mankind to devastate the planet and almost eradicate the human race. No victor emerged from the ashes and billions lost their lives.

We survivors lived through the bleakest of winters. A primal existence became the new order, and the little that remained of our humanity hung in the balance.

Then one man stood up and changed the world. I believed, as did everyone else, that he was the hero of our time, the man who had saved us from our own demise. His name is Eric Dane and he is the President of the New United States of America.

He is also my husband, and my greatest enemy.

I grew up oblivious to the truth, until my father found me when I was nineteen years old. He told me about the many horrifying facts that our new leader kept hidden from us. And he told me that beyond the borders the Resistance grew and fought for freedom from the oppression that Eric Dane had imposed on us.

My name is Rebecca Davis. I am twenty-six years old, and in me the Resistance has found the ultimate weapon.

A narrative of good and evil, love and passion, right and wrong – and at the center of the story a strong woman who is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in.

The Legacy is an action-packed, adrenalin-inducing thrill ride which will leave you riveted long after you have turned the last page.

Find The Legacy here: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

A Character Outline by Melissa Delport

One of the things I consider most important in any book is character development. For a reader to truly immerse themselves in a story it is imperative that they can connect with the main characters, and in order to do this, your characters need to be well-rounded and fully fleshed-out.

The Legacy Trilogy encompasses a variety of diverse characters, each with their own unique attributes and mannerisms. Here are a few of the main characters, summed up in a few short lines.

Rebecca Davis: The strong and fiery leader of The Legion, Rebecca’s commitment to the Resistance knows no bounds. She is prepared to sacrifice everything in order to protect the people that she loves, and will become the Resistance’s ultimate weapon.

Aidan Moore: Rebecca’s childhood friend and the love of her life, Aidan is dependable, pure and honest and he represents everything that Rebecca is fighting for.

Reed McCoy: Created as Rebecca’s equal, Reed is courageous and fiercely protective, but at the same time he is not afraid to challenge her. Sarcastic, sexy and rugged, he is Rebecca’s greatest temptation, while also being her greatest asset.

Eric Dane: Eric is the President of the New United States. Charismatic, arrogant and cruel, he is Rebecca’s husband and her greatest enemy. A narcissistic, power-hungry tyrant, Eric will stop at nothing in his quest for control.

Kwan Lee: Warrior and mentor, Kwan is the voice of reason and he keeps Rebecca grounded, while determined to seek retribution. Kwan has his own score to settle with Eric Dane.

Michael Kelly: 16-year-old Michael is naive, quirky, and the eternal optimist. Fun-loving to a fault, he is a stark contrast to his older sister, Morgan.

Morgan Kelly: Reckless, sassy, sullen Morgan is a thorn in Rebecca’s side, but there is a vulnerability about her that is endearing. Her protectiveness over her brother is admirable. Morgan is the girl we love to hate.

Jonathan Moore: The only father Rebecca has ever known, Jonathan is Aidan’s biological father and has been in Rebecca’s life since before she was born. A giant of a man, Jonathan has always protected Rebecca and he thinks of her as his own.

Jeffrey Davis: Rebecca’s biological father, believed dead for most of her life. Jeffrey is a serious, stern man, and one of the founders of the Resistance. His sense of loyalty and patriotism is inspiring, although his stoic, steadfast manner initially keeps Rebecca at arms length.

About the Author:

Wife and mother of 3, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Trilogy and the stand-alone self-published e-books Rainfall and The Traveler.

She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2000.

At the age of twenty-four Melissa started a logistics company (Transmax) from the spare room of her flat and built it up to two fully operational depots in Durban and Johannesburg. Now, 10 years later, she has sold her business in order to write full time.

Melissa lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The Legacy (book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy) and The Legion (book 2) are available now and the final book, The Legend, will be released early 2015.

An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop ‘watching from the sidelines’ and to do what is her passion.
“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unraveling in my head. For a few days it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”

Find Melissa Delport here: Blog | The Legacy Trilogy Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Check out this book and/or let me know what you think! Use the following Twitter Hashtag to follow the blog tour: #TheLegacyBlogTour :D


  1. I'm not really into naive characters but one from time to time could be okay...I guess. :P Really excited to read this one!! I read a rave review 2 days ago and I am so motivated...now I just have to get the book LOL. :)

    1. I saw that you were very excited about this on one of your posts! Well, I can't wait to hear what you think of it once you get your hands on the book! It sounds really interesting!