Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dracian Legacy Blog Tour

I am very excited to be able to present the talented Priya Kanaparti and her novel Dracian Legacy.

Below you will find a giveaway, so make sure to take the time to enter!

Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance. 
Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.
Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well. 
With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

Priya has provided an excerpt to share.

Rotten Eggs

“You really are going to make me do this?” I asked him as groups of people gathered around us.
He smiled like Satan incarnate.
“You’re gonna pay for this. I promise.” I narrowed my eyes.
“Yeah, yeah. Now stop stalling and chug.”
Who knew Tyler would actually have rotten eggs handy? But that brat did!
I took the rotten-egg-goo-in-a-glass, eyeing it with disgust. One whiff of the contents had my eyes burning. Oh, good grief. I should’ve known he would be faster than me, seeing how he hardly broke a sweat on our run up the trail. I placed my mouth close to the rim of the glass and almost puked.
“Oh, God,” I said, gagging.
“Not God, princess. Just rotten eggs.” Tyler laughed menacingly.
I heard bets being placed, Hunter leading, on how well I would stomach the contents. I held my breath and took one last look around the table, swallowing hard. I couldn’t back down now; I was too much of a challenge junkie. Yeah, I have issues. I was tough and I had to prove that I could take on any task, even if it meant I gulped down this repulsive goo.
“Chug, chug, chug…” I heard chanting all around the cafeteria.
Great, now I’ve got cheerleaders for an audience.
I took another deep breath, plugged my nose, and poured the nasty rotten gunk into my mouth, gulping it down my throat. Hoots, hollers, and whistles encouraged my very non-princess-like behavior. Go figure.
The eggs slithered down my esophagus, making their way into the pit of my stomach. I could feel everything threatening to come right back out, and I willed my body to do anything but. Instead, I belched the most disgusting burp in the history of mankind.
“Gross.” Tyler chuckled. “I’ve got a whole new kinda respect for you.” He put his arm around my shoulder, hugging me with pride. “How about some water?” He stepped away a few inches with his hands in the air. “Or… toilet?”
“God, I’d rather keep this crap inside me than puke in a public toilet,” I said. “That was disgusting.”
“Yeah… Your breath ain’t that pretty, either. Phew. Here.”

 Priya can be found online here~

You can purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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If you would like to read more excerpts, reviews, character interviews and hear what others have to say about Dracian Legacy you can hop your way through the tour starting with these links.

Passionate Book Divas @ - C.I by C Interview – Axel Interviews Dean and Book review
Books Over Boys @ - Deleted Scene - Axel and Ren before wedding
Belle of the Literati @ - Book Review
Books, Books, & More Books @ - Book Review
Official Author Blog of Elisabeth Wheatley @ - Book Review

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Want to help reveal my new cover?

It's time to finally start sharing the details of my debut novel, Awakened. It is book one in The Legends Of Elyndia series

Can fighting for the right side be the wrong thing to do?

Draven, the tyrant ruler of Elyndia for the last one thousand years, searches for the one who can fulfill his prophecy.

The Paladins, an elite band of warriors sworn to protect their way of life at all cost, search for the one with the ability to bring their world crumbling down.

An innocent girl, tormented by demons only she can see, lives on the brink of insanity and longs for a life of peace.

When seventeen-year-old Jade Rosenberg reads from an antique book, she has no idea she just read an incantation awaking her inherited power. But when opposing—and equally terrifying—groups invade her home, she learns she is descended from an enchanted realm and a member of a powerful race thought to have been hunted to extinction. 

Ripped from her world, Jade is forced to seek refuge from those who want her dead. She is given one of two options and the time has come for her to make a choice: assassinate their sworn enemy…

Or sacrifice her soul.

Publication date- April 25th 2013

Now here is the fun part. On March 14th I am revealing the cover and all it's awesomeness for the whole world to see. It was designed by the talented Regina Wamba at Mae I Design. If you want to see more of her work click on her button in the right side bar of this blog.

Xpresso Book Tours is organizing the reveal. If you are interested in being a part of it I would be forever grateful. We could be like bff's. Here is the link.

The cover is really great, I hope my book lives up to it. *franticly chews fingernails* Seriously.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Has It Been Two Years Already? Words Escape Me Is Changing Gears

A lot has happened since I started this blog. Last week was my two year anniversary and I let it slip by quietly while trying to decide if I needed to change its direction.

Words Escape Me has primarily been a book blog with occasional writing tips. Well, for the last couple years I have been diligently working on my manuscript and I can finally say that it is done. Well, almost done, I am finishing up my final edits and plan on releasing it into the wild the beginning of April.

So where does that leave Words Escape Me? Pretty much the same, but with more writing posts and maybe some personal stories about my journey on the road to (self) publication. I know most of the time writers have their "author" blog, but I will always be a reader and still want a place to talk about books I enjoy.

Over the last two years I have met some great people in the blogging world. My goal is to merge my book talk and my writing talk as both are very dear to me. My passion for writing is something I kept to myself for many years and I am at a point in my life where I am not afraid to share it. I hope to maintain my current relationships while creating many more. Thank you to everyone who has followed Words Escape over the past two years. If it wasn't for you, I'd have no reason to be here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cover Reveal...Destiny Gift

Today at Words Escape Me I get to help reveal the cover for Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert. Make sure to scroll down for the chance to win a copy! Drum roll please.....

Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert (Everlast, #1)-- April 9th, 2013
Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

AUTHOR BIOJuliana Haygert While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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You can enter here for a chance to win Destiny Gift at Goodreads.

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