Sun and Moon
“What’s going on here?” Dareh dismounted from his horse and with long purposeful strides worked his way toward them. His green eyes blazed. His jaw was set. Zara would hear about this later, but for now she would welcome his rescue.
The captain of the guard surveyed the scene. He closed his eyes briefly—probably praying for patience not to strangle her—and clamped a hand on her shoulder.
“I swear, Zara,” Dareh whispered low into her ear. “You attract trouble like a siren.”
She opened her mouth with a rebuttal, but Dareh narrowed his eyes, silencing her on the spot.
“Get to the palace before you’re recognized by my men. If Melchior learns you’ve been outside the palace walls you’ll spend the night in the flogging yard. Go. Take Essie with you. I’ll sort things out here.”
Zara opened her mouth once more, but a prickling over her palm stopped the words from flowing. Heat traced the lines of her mark. Goosebumps dotted her flesh. She shivered despite the heat from the desert sun. Oh, no. Please, no.
“May I be of some assistance?”
She jerked at the rich baritone that came from behind her. The world fell away in that moment. The merchants cursing over their loss were gone. Dareh’s men waving or shouting at the crowd gathered around them—gone. Even poor Essie, standing with her jaw dangling like a loon, faded.
Zara’s senses zoned in on the man behind her. She curled her fingers to close over the crescent shaped mark that had begun to throb. Her mind screamed for her to run. Her heart was all but having a seizure. But her feet somehow managed to turn her stunned body.
Pale blue eyes were the first thing she noticed. They reminded her of the moon with a ring of dark night around them. Sun-kissed skin followed with a splash of scruff along a strong jaw. Deep brown locks fell over his forehead and touched the tips of his ears.
“Hello, my Sun.” Full lips curved into a smile, revealing perfect teeth. And just like that, all their hopeful plans for escape blew away like grains of sand on the desert floor.
Her heart crumpled.
Would she ever be free?
Release Date: 10/19/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Bound by Vengeance.
Sadie has found the resolve to fight the man who caused so much pain in her life. Her tentative alliance with the HCA underground gives her the resources to train both her body and Talent for when she comes face to face with her grandfather.
Bound by Loss.
Being separated from her friends at St Vincentâs is harder than she could have ever realized and it doesnât help that Kian has withdrawn from her as well. With help from a new friend, Sadie uncovers more about her past and that someone close to her has been keeping secrets from Sadie her entire life.
Bound by Fear.
Tragedy strikes close to home, giving a longstanding enemy, one desperate and willing to do anything to have Sadie on their side, an opportunity to arise. Allies and friends come together to stand against evil, but at a terrible cost. Sadieâs history and future collide while the world is thrown into chaos.
Sadie must overcome or forever be Bound.
Series: The War Scrolls Series #1
By: A.K. Morgen
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy/PNR
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This is my stop during the blog tour for A Shot of Bourbon by A.C. Land. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 29 March till 11 April, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
A Shot of Bourbon (The Bourbon Series #1)
By A.C. Land
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: BookFish Books
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About the Author:
Author of the Bourbon Series, A.C. Land has been a lover of stories since she first read about Peter Pan giving Wendy an acorn and teaching her to fly. A.C. always dreamed of telling big stories about small towns.
Residing on a cattle farm in Missouri, A.C. loves playing with her rambunctious Jack Russell, Riley, making decorative cakes, taking pictures, drinking pumpkin spice coffee, and hanging out with her nephews.
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Guest Post! Interview with the Author
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Why I started writing…
I always wanted to write a book, but I never imagined I’d be able to finish one. It’s funny because I hear people say that now and I think ‘yes, yes you can.’ The real reason I decided to finally sit down a start—and ultimately finish—a novel was because of a terrible car crash.
Is that cliché? To say that a near death experience changed the course of my life?
I was 22 and college was as boring as it is for any 22-year-old. My accident happened. I was in the passenger seat of my own car and the roof had to be cut off so I could be taken out. I broke several bones and probably should have been hurt worse than I was. But I stood up and walked out of the emergency room that night.
The next day I wrote the first five chapters of my first book.
I thought, if I had died, what would people remember me for. Being the girl that died in the passenger seat—not even driving—her own car. That’s not very awesome. I’m fairly nice to people, so maybe they’d have remembered me for that. That’s not real cool either.
The more I wrote, though the more I realized that I wasn’t doing it to be remembered after I died. I was doing it to live. A piece of my soul was sucked into every page. I can’t say how many books I’ve actually written, but I wrote the entire (seven books) Bourbon Series before ever pitching them to BookFish Books.
I can honestly say that almost all of the books that are locked in the bottom drawer of my filing cabinet are called ‘Bourbon’ in some form or another. Bourbon is a small highway town in Missouri—really, it is. I grew up down a little dirt road just outside of city limits. I love everything about this place. I love the smells in summer—like river and honeysuckle. I love the feel of mud after driving a windowless Jeep too fast through a wet ditch. I love the taste of the first tomato in July.
But growing up I noticed that I was one of the very few that appreciated the art that was Bourbon. Everyone wanted out. It’s an opportunity-less town. The economy has shown itself here and the farms aren’t what they used to be.
Where did I get the inspiration for the Bourbon Series? I made it up. I imagined a world where Bourbon was fantastic and fake. Then I got out a pen and I created something that wasn’t.
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Olivia Townsend is in trouble and out of options. Pursued by a desperate man in search of a lost treasure, which she doesnât have, sheâs got only two things in her favor: her late husbandâs diary, which she was never meant to seeâ¦ and the man who was her first-and only-love. Losing him broke her heart, though sheâs been careful to hide it for the last ten years. But when he comes to her aid and vows to stand by her this time, no matter what, she canât help but hope things will be different this time.
James Weston has blamed himself for letting Olivia down when she needed him years ago, and he will not do it again. Fortunately, his unusual life has equipped him well to outsmart the villain chasing Olivia. Unfortunately, being so near her again threatens to expose every secret in his heartâ¦even those that should stay hidden forever.
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Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, three Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Readerâs Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWAâs RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online at www.carolinelinden.com.
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