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About the Book

hurryfrontSeventeen years after Johnathon Parker murdered her mother, hybrid witch, Emmalyn Evans, gets sick of her father’s overprotective, distant ways, so she runs away in search of adventures with her aunt and uncle. Along the way, she meets charming, handsome, dark warlock, Nik Baker who has a troubled past and harbors dark secrets. Together they embark on an adventure of their own and soon become close. But with Emmalyn’s homicidal grandfather and overprotective father on their tail, and Nik’s many secrets hanging over them, how can they enjoy their great adventure? And will Emmalyn make it back to her father in one piece, or is history doomed to repeat itself?

Author Bio

Angie is a 17 year old High School Graduate.  She met Mary through Fanfiction and they bonded over their love of books and British TV. She lives in sunny San Diego with her parents and two out of three sisters. She is the third child out of four. She loves God with all her heart and goes to Summit Christian Church! Angie is also a sound technician. She will be going to Dream Center Leadership Study next year.

Mary is a beautiful 26 year-old woman. She lives in Toledo, Ohio Writing has been her passion since she was in Elementary school. She started by writing plays for her favorite anime, Sailor Moon, and things developed from there. She is an avid reader with too many books to even fit on her bookshelf. Her tastes in music varies, but she is always open to trying new things. She is the second of four children and has a niece and nephew she loves with all her heart.

Links

Website: Misfitauthors.com

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Book Excerpt from Crossing Forbidden Lines

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We’re hosting an excerpt from coming-of-age fantasy novel “Crossing Forbidden Lines”. Enjoy the excerpt.

Book Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter Two of CROSSING FORBIDDEN LINES

Blood filled the trench and Olchemy got out of there—and in the nick of time, for the axe which must’ve chopped off the Giant’s head crashed into the spot Olchemy just abandoned. Were the Titans still alive after all? When he looked across the valley, he soon found out.

Yes, they were and so were the Giants, all coming out of hiding while the flood passed. It would be easy to tell them apart. Giants always stood between twelve to fifteen feet tall, wore simple ragged garments, and looked either grumpy or slow-to-wit. Titans stood fifteen to twenty-five feet, wore beautiful, clean loose clothing and carried a look of nobility…Though this same nobility seemed to have been lost over the years, being replaced by rage. In fact, both races were once said to be peaceful, caring and possessing of magic, especially the Titans.

It is told this grace fell during the end of the Second Age and their hearts began to slip, driving them into madness. No one could remember why. Some say they disliked the changes of the world and others said the Dark put a curse on them. Whatever the reason, one thing seemed sure, this happened the same time the Wizard Crystals and their Guardians disappeared—leaving not a trace. An era shrouded in mystery indeed.

While Olchemy waited for another battle to erupt, he soon noticed theses two opposing races were not fighting anymore, but working together, focusing on something else—something from above.

There he was, just as Olchemy feared, the High Wizard Levieth, sitting upon his Wyvern. A fearful fifty foot long dragon creature, having a dark-brown and gray body, orange eyes, huge leathery wings with a long tail carrying a deadly stinger. Hovering in the air, it roared sounding like ten angry bulls.

The Giants and Titans let loose a storm of arrows and javelins, all racing toward the evil in the sky.

Levieth countered by thrusting his staff forward, casting a type of energy or spell invisible to the eye. Transparent, the weapons slowed their pace shining with bluish-white lights, and then changed course, plunging toward the attackers themselves, each one to its wielder.

They all ran for cover but it didn’t matter; the weapons were not free falling, Levieth controlled them by telekinesis. Wherever the Giants or Titans hid, the arrows and javelins found their ‘masters’ and slaughtered them.

Only one slipped away…A Titan, merely because he hadn’t been among those who attacked. From the very beginning of making war against Levieth he’d been climbing the steep rocky valley and finally reached the top. He stood about twenty feet tall, with long coarse blonde hair and blazing blue eyes. A mighty warrior indeed, perhaps the King, wielding a great war hammer. He ran across the desert, causing sand to spray and scatter, then leapt high into the sky toward his enemy, attempting to crush the intruding evil.

Olchemy silently rooted him on, as it seemed the High Wizard did not take notice.

But another did, the Wyvern. Then just before the Titan could swing, the Wyvern swung its tail, stabbing the Titan through the stomach with its stinger.

He roared in absolute pain from the poison. His eyes bubbled and melted, his skin turned dark green. Then his body crumpled apart entirely, the decayed pieces blowing away in the wind. All seemed finished here—the Giants and Titans obliterated.

Olchemy got down low, forcing himself between clusters of rocks where a slight opening remained, so he could still watch Levieth.

The Wyvern flew a bit higher and Levieth cast yellow lights from his staff, down across the valley, between every crack and in every hole.

Did he search for more enemies, or did he sense Olchemy’s presence? Olchemy did not know. He may have sensed him when he used levitation to avoid the rushing water in the tunnel. How foolish I am! Olchemy thought, his heart racing. If I’m discovered it’s over. I stand no chance. Please let him not find me. Not yet. Please?

Levieth continued to search through the valley, shining his lights everywhere, even against the cluster of rocks Olchemy hid under. Sweat poured off Olchemy’s brow, his hands shaking excessively.

Unexpectedly, the beams went out like a candle flame. The High Wizard seemed to give up his search…Upon his Wyvern, he flew away, heading further south.

Crossing Forbidden Lines

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Author: J.W. Baccaro

Genre: Dark Wizard / Coming of Age Fantasy

The Elemental Crystals were originally created to protect the earth. However, Abaddon the Demon Lord plans to use them to transform the earth into a realm of haunting darkness and witchery, forever. In Guiding The Blue Flame, a young but powerful Nasharin Warrior, Darshun Luthais is drawn to one of these magical crystals of immense power. He learns he’s the fulfillment of the two thousand year old Prophecy of the Guardian. The Wizard Olchemy informs him that he is the protector and guardian the earth has been waiting for.

With Darshun’s ability to sense the Elemental Crystals, Olchemy devises a plan to obtain them. Accompanied by a small group of companions the hunt is on, in hopes to retrieve the long lost crystals before the Demon Lord claims them. During the journey, Darshun encounters Aurora, the sole survivor of a now extinct people. He falls in love for the first time, and now resents the so-called Guardian of the Prophecy role.

Due to Darshun’s naïve spirit he’s caught off guard by Nayland, a mysterious dark warrior who confronts him about his abandonment of the quest. He reveals that he too, is a Nasharin warrior, though far exceeding Darshun in skill and power. Darshun’s father, Mirabel saves him from death at the hands of Nayland.

Outmatched and in bewilderment from the attack, a fire awakens in Darshun. He plans on reaching his father’s level of power with a journey to Shajin Island, where Nasharin Warriors train. He’ll be gone for only one day in Earth realm time, but due to the magic of the rigorous island, it will be seven long years for him. Entering the mystical realm of Shajin, he eagerly awaits its life threatening challenges.

In Crossing Forbidden Lines, Darshun faces a solemn heartbreaking betrayal by the woman he loves and is left dying from a hideous torture inflicted by the Queen’s guards. He is healed by a female Elf, Kelarin who he calls his angel.

Feeling his power to be tripled, he battles Queen Talvenya’s son and slays him. Thus, earning the Queen’s undying vow of revenge. Afterward, he faces the Demon Lord in a fierce battle which nearly kills him once again. After a mysterious Elder nurses him back to health, he returns to his father, Mirabel to help defeat the massive army of the Demon Lord.

Author Bio

Me_and_AlexJ.W.Baccaro is the author of the Guardian Series. In his free time he enjoys literature—fiction and non-fiction, playing electric guitar in the heavy metal band Rigor Hill, Consciousness and NDE studies, and thinking how to intertwine his thoughts about the world’s myths, legends and distinct truths into his novels. He lives in upstate NY with his wife Melissa, his son Alexander, his two German Shepherds and his three cats.

Links

http://www.guardianseries-jwbaccaro.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JWBaccaro/184531844916499?ref=hl
https://twitter.com/JWBaccaro
http://jwforbiddenrealm.blogspot.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-L6u1zvpo

Buy a copy of the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Forbidden-Fantasy-Sorcery-Guardian-ebook/dp/B00FP53P5W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396442861&sr=8-1&keywords=crossing+forbidden+lines

Giveaway

 There is a tour-wide giveaway for a $50 amazon gift card, and .pdf copies of the books in the series.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

Book Excerpt for Ganges Boy

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I’m hosting an excerpt for Ganges Boy today. Ganges Boy is a coming of age / drama novel by author Archana Prasanna.

Book Excerpt

He worked the beater, battening the weft threads down tightly as his mother skillfully ran the shuttle back and forth. Together they orchestrated the movements of their hands and fingers in perfect unison, deftly weaving the intricate patterns as the shawl took shape. They had become a good team. Over and over, the rhythm of their movements stacked one layer upon another, making rapid progress as the beautiful design began to appear.

About The Book

Ganges-cover-5-4Title: Ganges Boy

Author: Archana Prasanna

Genre: Fiction / Coming of Age / Drama

Ganges Boy is a profound coming of age tale, set against the backdrop of the fascinating city of Varanasi, India. Kabir is an orphaned adolescent slumdog struggling to cope with the loss of his murdered mother. He tries to navigate the harsh reality of street life before getting submerged in a foreign world of luxury where he is forced to discover his own self-identity. The riches of his new life are overshadowed by the greed and immoral behavior he witnesses. This is the story of good and evil, riches and poverty, and the fight of a boy to keep his ideals no matter where he is. Kabir’s journey is emotionally engaging as his colorful experiences give insight into the lives of street children in Varanasi.

Author Bio

Archana Prasanna is a Washington, DC native, but has experienced living in England and India. Growing up around the world has been a source of inspiration for her writing. Archana has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a J.D. from Syracuse University. She began writing news articles that appeared in The Washington Post, pr.com, and The Collegiate Times. Ganges Boy is her first novel.

Links

archanaprasanna.com

http://www.koehlerbooks.com/books/ganges-boy/

http://www.amazon.com/Ganges-Boy-Archana-Prasanna/dp/1938467388