Excerpt Tour: REIGN OF SHADOWS bye Melissa Wright

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Happy release day to
Reign of Shadows by Melissa Wright!

We hope you enjoyed getting to read the frist eight chapters of Reign of Shadows!! If you missed any of the excerpts, you can go back (click on each stop to read the full excerpt) and read them now or you can purchase a copy of the book for yourself!

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What do you hope readers will take with them when they read this last book in the series?

To me, things really come full circle with the characters, their relationships, and the dilemma of facing their lot in life. I think they’ve learned a lot, they’ve definitely been through some trials, but it was nice to give them that sense of understanding and the chance to see how things truly are. They had to either accept it or fight to the end, but it was nice to give them the choice.

Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima – Chapter One
Heat pulsed through the warehouse, liquid fire pushed by some unseen force. Metal screamed and block crumbled, tearing away every protection she had from the gale. But it was not the light of fire that accompanied the wind, not the brightness of a flame. It was dark beneath the haze of fog.

It was a shadow…

Kelly P’s Blog – Chapter One Cont’d
“No,” she whispered. “I’m sorry for what’s about to happen.” She tilted her head, drawing it from beneath his chin to look again at the amber of his eyes, the glow that was within them before suddenly stronger than she’d ever seen it. “I’m sorry for what I’ve set into motion…”

BookSkater – Chapter Two
“I’m ready,” the dark-haired man said, hands fisted at his sides. He was a complete contradiction to his audience, but he didn’t care. He wanted her. He would take her himself. “Let me at her before she has the chance to get any stronger…”

My Life, Loves and Passion – Chapter Three
Aern’s weight shifted, unconsciously moving toward her. He’d known the battle with Morgan was not the end. He’d seen it in Brianna’s eyes, felt it in her apology. They’d set some new chain of events into motion, brought some new fate down on them all…

Prism Book Tours – Chapter Three Cont’d
And here was the more Aern had thought he’d seen in Brianna’s expression. Because she’d known, once she’d found the connections to free herself and Emily, that they were not in place from centuries ago. Those binds, the ones that had kept their powers hidden, were put in place after they’d been born. And the only thing strong enough to do so would have been another shadow…

Book n Blog – Chapter Three Cont’d
“The thing is,” Brianna said, shifting just enough that her admission was directed to both of them, “the thing that doesn’t make sense is that she permitted us to be bound, chose this path for us, brought us to you.” She hesitated, eyes falling first to Aern and then lingering a heartbeat too long on Logan. “Because the shadows are the reason,” she wet her lips, “the ones who took the power from the Seven Lines to begin with.”

Mythical Books – Chapter Three Cont’d
Aern stared at her, everything that he’d learned in his youth rolling through his mind. The Seven Lines had once been powerful, able to do much more than simply use sway. Something had happened, something they’d called a thinning of the blood, that had slowly weakened their powers until no more than this remained. He wanted to not believe her. He wanted to keep thinking the stories they’d been told were true…

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Chapter Four
But that slim blonde was gone now, taken when these men had invaded Westlake and destroyed the right half of her body. All that was left of her was the warrior, the daughter of a council elder with the blood of Sky. She was strong. She’d downed seven of their men before they’d strapped her into a truck and drove away from the fire and destruction that was the Division headquarters…

Book-Marks the Spot – Chapter Four Cont’d
His head hung, but he looked at Ellin from beneath his brow, swollen and bruised, cut and bleeding. She could still see the unhealed scars from the day he’d released Morgan. The day he’d tried to save their prophet. He wouldn’t give her now, not any single bit of information that would help them. He would never turn on Brianna…

Simplistic Reviews – Chapter Four Cont’d
He crouched beside her, fingertips rolling over his thumbs, and cocked one brow. “You know the rules Miss Walker. If you want to stop me from hurting Mr. Samuels, you’ll need to give me an answer in return.”

She swallowed against the thickness in her throat, new blood working free of her wounds. Her chest ached, fear and panic and unadulterated adrenaline.

Still, she managed to say, “Please, call me Ellin.”

He laughed. A short, shallow huff of air that said she’d surprised him, but it couldn’t have been true humor…

Wishful Endings – Chapter 5
He sighed. “We can’t leave him to …” He broke off, frustrated at their lack of information, and said, “Whatever he’s doing, Brianna, it’s wrong. We have to find him. He held you captive. He was working with Morgan.” His list stopped as he realized they had the key…

Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Chapter 5 Cont’d
Brianna stood as well. “That’s not why you can’t go after him.” She’d been thinking about this for days, since before she’d known about Brendan. Since she’d realized what she and Emily were. She didn’t know if it was right, if it was the plan her mother had laid in place, but she wouldn’t be able to live with doing anything different. She had to protect them…

Nocturnal Predators Reviews – Chapter 5 Cont’d
Her eyes were closed, but she could feel him watching her as his hands stilled. A thumb rolled slowly up the side of her neck and she breathed deep, relaxing into the feel of his fingers as they came higher to trail feather-light over her cheek, her temple, barely brushing her eyelid. Logan’s breath came out in what might have been a whisper, and then she felt him move, lips touching hers so gently that she couldn’t resist reaching for him, to pull him closer where he leaned over her…

Mary Terrani.com – Chapter 6
Aern stood in front of Brianna, hands clasped with hers as she searched his connections. He could feel Emily behind him from her spot on the edge of the sofa. He didn’t need to look to imagine her, hands twisted as she watched her sister work to restore some long-gone power within him. The bond was changing, becoming stronger—more real every moment—and it was as if he could sense her distress. This wasn’t some experiment to work toward a vague prophecy. This was Brianna’s last-chance gamble to try and save them from a vision she knew was true, a fight that was coming to them. A war they couldn’t escape…

My Devotional Thoughts – Chapter 6 Cont’d
“We think she’s trying to tell us about Brendan,” Eric said from behind them, his voice quiet.

Aern watched as Ellin’s eye closed tighter. “No,” he said. “Brianna. She’s trying to warn us about Brianna.” A grateful breath escaped her and she opened her eye to close it again, in a long blink. A yes…

His thumb slid over her cheek. “Don’t worry, Ellin. We have her. She’s safe.” Her gaze moved to his, another warning, and he answered, “We know they’re coming for her, but she’s safe…”

The Written Adventure – Chapter 6 Cont’d
“And if they find us?” Eric said.

Aern glanced at the door that Ellin’s cart had disappeared behind, remembering her broken body. As if they had played with her, taken their time. Brianna’s face when she’d described Brendan, when she’d said the others were coming.

His gaze met Eric’s, tone even. “Pray…”

The Wonderings of One Person – Chapter 7
It was time. She was getting stronger, finding her own answers, and it was going to be too late. He couldn’t go to her, the shadows had warned him against that, but there would be no call for issue if Brianna found him. If she initiated the contact. Come to me, Brianna, he thought. Come to me and I will show you why your kind is hiding…

Dalene’s Book Reviews – Chapter 8
Logan’s lips pursed. “Hot dogs are over rated.”

She shook her head, shifting so that her denim-covered leg touched his. “You’re cooking them wrong.”

He laughed, turning to see her. “How’s that?”

“You have to smother them in chili and that radioactive-yellow cheese sauce, and then you cover the whole thing with a bag of corn chips…”

Deal Sharing Aunt – Chapter 8 Cont’d
She smirked. “They’re going to be a bit like Morgan, I’m afraid. They’re very proud of their power.” Her eyes went unfocused as she studied the visions, a set of futures where the lesser shadows sought her out. She couldn’t see them, exactly, but she could glimpse the events, knew the way things would unfold. She was hunting in the darkness, searching for bits of light in fog. These shadows weren’t as quick and ruthless, not like the others, but she knew that was coming, too. “Not all of them,” she said. “The men behind this, they aren’t in it for the glory.” She shivered, finding the last of the visions, the scenes too hard to relive. “They only want the outcome…”

Reign of Shadows
(Descendants #3)
By Melissa Wright
YA/NA Urban Fantasy

Brianna can see her future, but it’s the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choices—and the occasional stab wound—but this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.

Unable to bear the idea of losing the footing they’ve so recently gained, she turns the soldiers of the Seven. But with shadows hidden among the ranks, can she overcome the path they’ve set in place, or is she blindly following their lead?

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The other books in the Descendants Series

Shifting Fate
(Descendants #2)
by Melissa Wright
YA/NA Urban Fantasy

According to prophecy, Brianna Drake was born to save the world. The trouble is, she doesn’t have the slightest idea how. Her visions should have given her the answer, but they’re beginning to shift, making the danger too unpredictable, even for a prophet.

If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop what’s coming. But an old enemy returns, and he’s got plans for Brianna and her visions.

What neither of them knows is that fate has given a stranger one chance to find her. He was trained to protect the chosen—but if he fails, the future will crumble.

Shifting Fate is the second book in the Descendants Series (following Bound by Prophecy) and focuses on Brianna and Logan.

There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter posted here, but beware, it’s full of spoilers from the first book.

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Bound by Prophecy
(Descendants #1)
by Melissa Wright
YA/NA Urban Fantasy

Twenty-two-year-old Aern is done watching his brother destroy the only thing that matters. He never wanted to take Morgan’s place among council, never wanted to rule their hidden world. But when the key to the prophecy is found, a young girl named Brianna whom Morgan will destroy, Aern knows he has to take action.

What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now he’s kidnapped a girl, and his brother’s men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and it’s the last thing Aern is willing to do.

Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn’t care about the prophecy, or realize what’s at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn’t the only one who’s in danger.

Suddenly, they’re at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, they’ll both have a sacrifice too big to make.

You can read an excerpt of Bound by Prophecy here.

Get the ebook for FREE on Nook and Kindle. Can also purchase from the Book Depository, and in audio at iTunes and Audible.

About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and the new Descendants series. Melissa spends her time working on novels, but when not writing she can be found on Goodreads and Pinterest.

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Second on the Right
by Elizabeth Los

Did you miss visiting Captain Hook’s storybook world? There’s still time to go check it out!

14 – Launch – More about Second on the Right and Elizabeth Los

What do you hope readers will take with them when they read your book?I hope readers will be able to sit back and enjoy the ride. I love books that take me on a journey full of twists and turns. If a reader gleans a message from the story, great! But otherwise, I just want it to be fun. I hope they find themselves liking Hook as I always have.15 – Kelly P’s Blog – InterviewWho is your favorite character in your book and why?

James is my favorite character in Second on the Right and also the inspiration/reason why I wrote Second on the Right in the first place. I always felt there was more to Hook’s story than just what we find in Barrie’s version. What motivated him and pushed him to seek revenge on Peter Pan? Was it really just the loss of his right hand or was there more to it than that?

Coffee Books & Art – The Inspiration for Second on the Right

As for the title, Second on the Right, this is a nod to the original J.M. Barrie text. Most known the phrase as second star to the right, but in Barrie’s Peter Pan, it was actually “second to the right, and straight on till morning”. I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to write about Captain Hook if Barrie hadn’t written the story in the first place. So I felt it was only fitting to give a nod, multiple times in the novel in fact, to him and the original work.

Dividing by Zero – The Legend of Captain Hook

Said to be the only man Long John Silver feared, even the name “James Hook” is an alias. No one knows the true identity of the captain or where he came from. The man known as Captain James Hook has a cadaverous appearance, his pale face appearing as a spectral in the dark…

Musings of Immortals – Character Description of Captain Hook

16 – Sarah’s StoryLines – Excerpt

Eileen woke with a start. Carefully, she peeled back the privacy sheet. A lump caught in her throat. The cabin door was open. She frowned. In the dim moonlight, a shadow stood just within the captain’s quarters. It moved. Her heart raced. She blinked, then stared. The dark silhouette glided silently. She watched, unbelieving. The shape loomed over the captain. She released the sheet.

17 – Mary Terrani.com – Character Description for Eileen

18 – The Wonderings Of One Person – The Mistral Thief

Captain Benedict’s ship is what is typically depicted of pirate vessels, a galleon ship…

How does it compare with Captain Hook’s Jolly Roger?

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Captain Hook’s Crew of the Jolly Roger

Captain James Hook had a rather unique and, for the most part, loyal crew. The crew of the Jolly Roger was a lot of villainous pirates. But though they were a rough bunch and at times fear their captain’s temper, they were like family to James. Two specific men stand out among the group: Smee and Starkey…

20 – My Life, Loves and Passion – Review

“I had a hard time keeping my self interested in what was going on. But I am very glad I did. About half way through the story becomes so much better. It moves along quicker and keeps your attention until the end.”

22 – My Devotional Thoughts – Buried Treasure and A Treasure You Can Search For

In the 1600s, a galleon ship, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, was caught in a hurricane off the coast of Key West. Supposedly, this one held an enormous cargo of gold, silver and gems. The original captain’s manifest claimed coins of different values, emeralds, boxes of gold and silver bars.

23 – Bookworm Lisa – How to Make Your Own Treasure Map

1) Think about what you want on the map. Lucky for James Benedict, his photographic memory came in handy when it came time to recall the directions to the island called Neverland…

24 – The Written Adventure – Real Life Paratey Adventure (Geocaching)

Geocaching is defined as the recreational activity of hunting for and finding a hidden object by means of GPS coordinates posted on a website, i.e. modern day treasure hunting. Honestly, the definition doesn’t begin to describe the fun and excitement involved.

25 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review

“I enjoyed reading this book, the author took on Peter Pan and does a good job with this rewrite of a classic story. The characters are well developed and written.”

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Is there anything you don’t like about being an author?

Talking about myself 😉 That’s not to say I don’t enjoy discussing Second on the Right and the characters in the story. I welcome any questions, comments or discussion involving my novel. But questions about myself? Ugh.

Second on the Right
by Elizabeth Los
Adult Fantasy
Paperback, 506 Pages
May 9 2014

Spawned from an ancient promise, treachery and intrigue follow the protagonists through our world and one lost to the waves. Bound by an invisible bond, they are thrust into a fantastical world of pirates and demons.

James Benedict is a just man haunted by evil. Pushed to the edge, everything stripped from him, a new man arises . . . a man whose name strikes fear into the hearts of all who hear it: “Captain Hook”.

Eileen Davis was a timid woman. Through a fateful cruise she finds herself in the company of the Captain of the Mistral Thief. With his guidance, and the meddling of the local barista, she eventually finds her inner strength.

Will the two of them unite through time to fulfill the promise of their ancestors or will tempers ignite leading all to failure?

True love’s magic is not to avoid changes,
But to navigate them successfully.

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About Elizabeth Los

I began writing fan fiction short stories in 2010 as means of escape. Every night, after ten hours of work and once the children were finally tucked in bed, for the fifth time, I would sit at my laptop and let my imagination flow through my fingers. Typing over eighty words per minute, my stories quickly began to form from novellas into full length novels. I used writing as my therapy, my release for stress.

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Cover Reveal: When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Reyes

We
are so excited to share the sexy cover for When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Reyes. We
also have a great little excerpt to share as well!
Title: When You Were Mine ( A Moreno Brother’s novella)

Author: Elizabeth Reyes

Age Group: NA

Genre: Contemporary
Romance

Release Date: Fall 2014

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Synopsis
When her head was
screaming “enough,” her hopeful heart continued to whisper “wait
.” 
It’s the only way
Valerie Zuniga can justify her ongoing addiction to the amazing but ever,
elusive Alex Moreno. Mesmerized by the profound connection neither has
ever quite understood, Valerie  accepts their crazy relationship for what
it is—non-exclusive.
That is until the
incredible highs no longer numb the sting of the intense lows.
As tasteless and
slippery as pride can be, for Alex it’s always been the hardest pill to
swallow.  
Faced with a final
ultimatum, the choice is a no-brainer for Alex. Despite his insanely busy life
he’s determined to prove to Valerie, that not only is he ready to commit, it’s
what he’s always wanted—to claim Valerie as his exclusively.
But just as it kept
him from admitting his real feelings all those years, will his obstinate pride
once again step in and ruin things just when they’re finally getting it right?
Excerpt
 
“Why are you
here?” she demanded.

“I wanna talk to you?” he asked hopefully.

 

“No,” her response was too quick—abrupt. “I’m busy now. Try me
another time.”

 

 

Okay maybe he deserved that. But he knew she wasn’t busy. He knew he had to
convince her to hear him out. Alex was determined to say everything he came
here to say to her tonight. And then he saw it. The movement behind her. His
eyes zeroed in on a guy sitting at her small kitchen table looking equally as
relaxed as Valerie texting something on his phone and there were two glasses of
wine on the table. 

 

 

Alex took him in for another second from top to bottom as the slow boil inside
him began to bubble. The guy put his phone down then reached for the bottle of
wine and poured them each a little more. 

On instinct Alex put his hand on the door in case she even thought of trying to
slam the door on his face. That wasn’t happening now. And any hope of this night
ending amicably like he’d been optimistic about was instantly squashed. He
turned to Valerie whose earlier incensed eyes looked a little panicked now.
“Who the fuck is that?”
  

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About Elizabeth Reyes

“I
write because I must. It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding
calling and my passion.”

~Elizabeth Reyes

 

 

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling
on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS
#1) in 2010 she has since published five more in that series, FOREVER YOURS,
SWEET SOFIE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO and MAKING YOU MINE, with more stories
about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She’s also published a
second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX the
fifth in the series is scheduled to release November 13th 2014. Her Moreno
Brother’s spinoff series FATE includes FATE, & BREAKING BRANDON, there is
also more of this series still to come. Her latest release and first in a brand
new series is DESERT HEAT about the diverse but equally sexy Santiago Brothers
living in Las Vegas.

 

 

When she’s not writing (which is rare)she spends as much time as she can with
her husband of over twenty years, two teen children, Great Dane, Dexter and big
fat lazy cat, Tyson.

 

 

Keep up with all her upcoming books/events/signings by visiting her website.

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