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Chameleon by Zoe Kalo – Release Day Blitz

15/02/17

 

Chameleon
Zoe Kalo
Genre: YA Gothic/Multicultural
Date of Publication: February 15, 2017
Number of pages: 230
Word Count: 55,000
Cover Artist: Deranged Doctor Designs
Book Description:
An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret…
17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia.
When, yet again, Paloma holds a séance in the hope of contacting her father, she awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. And then, the body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out…
Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions?

Excerpt:

I cannot clearly say how I had
entered
the wood; I was so full of sleep
just at
the point where I abandoned the
true path.
–Dante Alighieri, Inferno 1.
11-12
Puerto Rico, 1973
Oak trees dripping with Spanish
moss embraced us from both sides, but not enough to shield us from the prison
that would be my home for the next seven months. The high stone walls and
neo-Gothic bell tower loomed over us as my stepfather drove his Mercedes
through the spiked iron gates and into the sloping, curving driveway.
A spider of dread crawled up my
back. Prison indeed.
I couldn’t believe it had come to
this. The way things had blown out of proportion. I’d only wanted to contact my
dead father. Ask his forgiveness.
            My
mother reached for my hand from the front seat without turning around to look
at me. I stared at her perfectly polished red nails and the glittery square cut
emerald on her ring finger. Her fingers flicked, silently pleading for my
attention, but I was frozen inside. Her hand retreated.
I stared at the convent, my eyes
studying the pointed arched windows, the worn, age-blackened stones. The place
looked haunted. Perfect for my state of mind. What was my mother thinking?
Something moved behind one of the
windows. A face. For an instant my pulse raced at the sheer paleness of it, at
the two dark holes that made up its eyes.
“What are you looking at?” Sara,
my six-year-old half sister, asked.
I pointed. “A girl.”
She followed my line of vision.
“Where?”
“There. High up. In the window.”
            She
dipped her head so she could have a better look. “I don’t see anything.”
            I
felt a shiver, but not from the cold. It’s white. It’s watching us.
            Then
the car moved too close to the building, and the face vanished from view. 
            “Is
this your new school, Paloma?” Sara asked.
            I
nodded. Sara was the child, female version of my stepfather. Her bottomless dark
eyes, framed by velvety lashes, stared at me with misery. “I don’t like it,”
she whispered, grabbing my hand.
            “It’ll
be okay,” I whispered back, and gave her hand a little squeeze.
            “You
promise?”
            “I
promise.”
            “Well,
here we are,” Domenico said in his strong Castilian accent, stopping the car in
front of the entrance. He climbed out and opened the door for my mother. Then
he proceeded to take out my suitcases from the trunk.
            My
mother was silent. She stepped out like a wooden mannequin, her eyes shimmery
with unshed tears.
            I
climbed out, followed by Sara, the gravel crunching under our shoes. The early
morning air was cool and a blanket of mist still lingered—not surprising, since
the convent was on the outskirts of El Yunque, the island’s rain forest. More
Spanish moss hung from the oak trees and rippled in the breeze like long,
shivering memories. I could smell the dew on the leaves and the rich perfume of
moist earth, redolent of open graves.
            I
glanced at the ominous clouds. “Beautiful morning.”
An ongoing distant hum resonated
all around us. One, two beats passed, before it struck me: Waterfall.
Something within me shut down—or
exploded, I couldn’t be sure.
I shut my eyes for a second,
wiping out memories of chilled water searing my lungs.
            I
repeated the eighth multiplication table in my head. This always helped.
“After you,” Domenico said,
interrupting my thoughts. 
I wanted to loathe him. Tried to,
anyway. I could see what my mother saw in him: a powerfully charismatic,
handsome man with the infinite skill to make people do his bidding. My mother,
with her small delicate features and petite frame, looked invisible beside him.
A mere spectre. But that was just a façade. I knew better.
            The
big oak door opened and a nun clad in black habit and a wimple came down the
steps to greet us.
            Sara
wrapped her arms around my waist. Her gesture both comforted me and heightened
my anxiety. Nuns in habit made me think of great black birds. 
            “Bienvenidos,”
the nun said. Like my stepfather, she also had a Castilian accent. “I’m Madre
Estela and I’m second in charge to Madre Superiora. You must be Señor and
Señora de Aznar.”
            They
exchanged small talk. Madre Estela sounded polite enough, but she didn’t offer
to shake hands with my parents, which I found strange. Maybe nuns weren’t
allowed to shake hands. I wouldn’t be surprised. I noticed the wedding band on
her ring finger. Married to God. Absurd.
            “You
must be Paloma,” she said tonelessly. 
            “Yes,”
I said. Wasn’t it obvious? I didn’t know what else to say.
            The
cross on her chest caught my attention. It had a crucified Christ on it and I
noticed the thorns cutting Christ’s forehead, the little drops of blood
glistening on His fragile body.
            “Welcome
to our school, Paloma.” Her critical gaze scrutinized my makeup, my tight
jeans. “I’ve heard much about you.”
I didn’t miss the hint of cold
disapproval in her voice. I wasn’t sure how much my parents had complained
about my behavior, but considering I had been kicked out—well, actually, kindly
asked to leave—from my previous school in the middle of October, it couldn’t be
good.
            “Are
you ready to resume your senior year of high school?” Stress on resume.
            “I
can’t wait,” I said. There was no point in being nice—or pretending to be. That
just wasn’t me. I felt miserable and couldn’t hide it. Besides, I could tell
from our short exchange that she’d made up her mind not to like me long before
meeting me, and I had the sinking feeling that no matter what I said or did,
her opinion wouldn’t change. I had already been stamped in her Inquisition
book, tagged a criminal. 
            Madre
Estela’s stony eyes moved to Sara. My little sister’s arms clutched my waist
even tighter. From the nun’s expression, I could tell she was wondering if I
had infected Sara with whatever plague ailed me. She dismissed us and turned
back to my mother and stepfather. “Madre Superiora is expecting you in her
office.  Let’s not keep her waiting.
Don’t concern yourselves with the suitcases. Someone will come for them
shortly.”
            They
thanked her and followed her up the steps.
            “I
don’t want to go in,” Sara said.
“It’ll be okay,” I said. I
glanced at the window. I wanted to see the pale face again. But there was
nothing.
            A
drop of rain hit my cheek and I wiped it off. Then I held Sara’s hand and
together we walked up the steps and through the arched doorway.
I felt my throat closing up.
            Seven
months.
Seven months wasn’t that long,
was it? Besides, Thanksgiving break was just around the corner. Six weeks, to
be exact. I had already marked my calendar. I couldn’t wait. I would go through
the motions, no need to make friends that I’d never see again. When you get
close to people, you end up getting hurt.

About the Author:

A certified bookworm and ailurophile, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery. She lives amongst cats and books in Belgium, and is the author of the Cult of the Cat young adult fantasy series and the Retribution novella series for adults.
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Secret: In Wolf Lake by DK Davis – Book Tour

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Secret Series

Book 1

DK Davis

 

Genre: YA, sci-fi, fantasy

 

Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.

Date of Publication: 1/1/2017

ISBN: 9781772993899

Kindle: 9781772993905

WEB: 9781772993912

Print: 9781772993929

ASIN: B01N7O41FM

Number of pages: 120

Word Count: 41,200

Cover Artist: Michelle Lee

 

Secret: In Wolf Lake

Samantha discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake; now his life depends on her saving him.

 

Book Description:

 

Samantha’s dealing with a lot of emotional blow-back from her mother’s new marriage. Then she discovers a gifted creature living in Wolf Lake, and life suddenly becomes all about keeping his existence a secret, earning his trust. That is until his life depends on her saving him. But she won’t be able to do it alone…

 

Secret Series

A series of secrets, invisible yet glaring, and most include a Supernatural spin, like an unwelcomed sensation sparking every nerve ending.

Excerpt

I stood at the end of his drive, thinking of previous conversations I’d had with Mom about Lisa. Mom defended Lisa’s rude and selfish behavior more than a few times.

But this time, nothing gives her permission to take off without a thought and leave me.

Stomping up the drive, I heard Lisa’s panicked voice coming from inside the pole barn. Hair prickled down the back of my neck and my heart pounded so loud, I could hear it. I sprinted to the closed door.

“Lisa.” My throat thickened as I turned the doorknob. Locked. “Lisa, you in there?” I hammered my fists on the door then pressed my ear against it. Lisa’s muffled voice and sounds of a scuffle or struggle came through.

“Ricky, I know you’re in there with Lisa,” I said. “I have a cell phone and I’ll call the cops if you don’t let her come out.” Another shuffle with a sound like material being torn and something fell close to the door, startling me to step back. The door jerked open. Lisa stood there, eyes glazed with tears, mouth red and swollen, hair in disarray, and her shirt ripped down from the shoulder. She held her bra in place. It must have been torn also. Ricky shoved her and she stumbled out.

“Don’t come back until you’re wearing your big girl panties.” He growled something else, unintelligible, and slammed the door.

Lisa’s whole body shook and mascara trailed down her cheeks. Ricky reminded me of the drug scum that killed my father. He was clean cut and good looking too, a good mask for the bad boy underneath.

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About the Author:author

DK Davis writes YA sci-fi, supernatural, and fantasy with a good dollop of all the relationships woven in between. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, spending time with grandchildren or her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

 

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Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7O41FM

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DK is giving away 2- $20 Amazon Gift Cards to tour hosts.

2 hosts will be chosen to win.

This is only for the blog hosts of the tour. Their names and email addresses will be entered into a drawing on the days they host. Winners chosen on the last day of the tour.

 

 

 

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The Deadnought Collective by Terry Tumbler – Book Tour + #Giveaway

30/01/17

The Collective will embrace several types of Black Arts as it grows and
faces unusual challenges. These once belonged to the realms of
Science Fiction but are fast becoming a reality in the emerging new
world.

This is a series of Whodunits set in the future.
Seb Cage Begins His Adventures
The Dreadnought Collective Book 1
by Terry Tumbler
Genre:YA SciFi Fantasy
Seb and his younger brother Bart customarily spend all of their long
summer holiday in Spain, with their grandparents. Gradually, as they
all become older, relationships are strained, as the old folk try to
find things to keep the boys amused.
It is not long before the grandfather, Tumbler, who is a retired
detective, is using Seb as a trainee investigator to keep tabs on the
movements of a sector of the local town who he thinks ‘don’t fit
it in’ – they are in fact dwarves of alien origin.
Soon, Tumbler and his apprentice are rumbled, and Seb is invited to join a
summer campus. Coincidentally, this is run by the dwarves and has
only recently been set up, virtually on the Tumbler’s doorstep!
At the campus, it gradually becomes apparent that Seb and his classmates
have been chosen beforehand, by genetic engineering. They find that
they possess special abilities, which have been implanted in them at
an early age, and realise that these are now being developed in a
matter of weeks.
Whatever plans they may have had for the future, their chosen destiny now
awaits them.
The Inlooker: Full Length
The Dreadnought Collective Book 2
This is a ‘black humour’ science fiction story set in the near future,
where a man finds that he has a very special talent. It is to take
over other people’s souls and thus possess their bodies as if they
were his own.
As he becomes increasingly aware of his abilities, he first uses them to
mete out justice to mentally warped criminals, and then to undertake
sexual adventures.
Growing tired of what are, in the scheme of things, trivial pursuits, he
embarks on a life of crime intent on accumulating serious amounts of
money. Whilst fleecing the wealthy, he comes across an alien hiding
amongst us, and is impressed by the seamless transport system on its
own planet, so he decides to emulate it on Planet Earth.
With a colleague recruited from The Lockheed Skunk Works in America, he
develops a vehicle based on UFO technology, and uses it as a stepping
stone to power. His motivation soon goes beyond his revolutionary and
hugely successful transport system, and extends to a serious attempt
at population reduction. For this he requires even more prominence on
the world stage, as he battles aliens to prevent annihilation of the
expanding human race.
This book charts his progress, as he strives to achieve the impossible. It
also monitors the impact on his family life, where he eventually has
to decide whether to opt for mortality or immortality.
If all you want to read about is sexual adventures, and cannot be
bothered with the future of mankind, this book is not for you. It is
intended for those who like to ponder the value of life as we lead
it, and what it could be like if we chose to take up the challenge.
The Time Slipsters
The Dreadnought Collective Book 3
A group of friends who have drifted apart decide to reunite and take a
trip together. It is the near future, and their intention is to
travel on the latest type of transport, in order to visit the ancient
sites in Turkey.
They want to do this in luxury, and the travel company they selected has
done its best to accommodate their desires. They are lost for words
when they first cast their eyes on the spectacular, gleaming new
vehicle waiting for them. It is in fact alien in technology, and far
more of a futuristic craft than a mere ground-hugging coach.
Unwittingly, they are entering a world where time travel is a reality and machines
can cater for individuals as well as the masses.
Soon, they embarking on a sightseeing tour like no other they could have
imagined, and meeting a time-travelling stranger who takes them under
his wing.
More than one person has a hidden agenda, as they realise when reach a
highly protected secret location. It contains hybrid creatures on
which the Gods of mythology are based.
The Deaduction Agency
The Dreadnought Collective Book 4
Witness at first-hand a group of specialist investigators, as they set up and
run a new, innovative crime fighting agency. They are dedicated to
the resolution of criminal cases using paranormal assistance. This
will be a new, innovative and emerging brand of policing designed to
protect the citizens of our country.
Read how they deal with the anti-social, disturbed behavior of a wayward,
divorced husband, who is on the verge of destroying the lives of his
ex-wife and their two young sons.
Read how they identify the members of a murderous ring of pedophiles from
relatively few clues, and bring them to justice.
Read how they move from ineffectively resolving one case at a time, and
onto tackling multiple cases with far more beneficial results to
society.
Read thereafter how they clear the penitentiaries of criminals, starting
with the most dangerous inmates, using novel means to cleanse their
souls of sin, and equip them for new roles in life in special
clearing centers. The objective is to reintegrate them into society,
rendered capable of performing straightforward tasks and genuinely
purified, via the novel process of atonement.
Read how they find one talented young man who was lost, presumed dead, and
reunite him with his family. Thereafter, as agents of change, they
help launch him on the path to stardom.
This is not a simple, gory, two dimensional book, but an exploration into
the timely use of mediums in crime detection. It can pay dividends in
assisting the fight against crime.
They use the latest techniques and technology in a future world that is
not far removed from that which exists today.
The Sightseers Agency
The Dreadnought Collective Book 5
The first recruit to the new Sightseers Agency is a remote viewer who
actively seeks the resolution of events threatening world security.
Both his fledgling agency and that of The Deaduction Agency are members of
The Dreadnought Collective.
The term ‘Dreadnought’ is based on a type of battleship introduced in
the early 20th century, larger and faster than ever before and
equipped entirely with large-caliber guns.
It applies in this instance because the cerebrally talented agents who
enter its portals are expected to fear nobody and be scared by
nothing in the performance of their duties.
They pursue those who indulge in criminal and seditious activities in the
modern meritocracy using unorthodox techniques.
To give you some idea of my background, I was born in 1944, retired in
2004 and now living with my wife in Spain, amongst the Spanish. For
over 30 years I was in the computer industry, some of which were with
IBM before I got itchy feet, even though I was well regarded.
Afterwards, I worked as an Organisation & Methods specialist and
came up with some cracking ideas before I moved into mainstream
computing and became involved in programming, analysis and
management.
At school, I gained a string of school level certificates before leaving
and gaining a commercial apprenticeship, an Advanced Certificate in
Business Studies, and professional qualifications in Personnel
Management and the Institute of Company Secretaries and
Administrators. During my time, I have used desk top publishing and
spearheaded the writing and publication of two detailed, technical
manuals, one of which was regarded as the administrative bible by a
(then) major force, British Olivetti. The other manual was used by me
as a resident teacher of electronic data interchange (EDI) for a
specialist software house, where it was distributed as a tour de
force.
I took up writing at an advanced age simply because I had the time and
desire, and the first hand enjoyable experience of helping my younger
daughter to tame her two mischievous boys.
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The Three Month Plan by Kimberley Patterson – Book Tour + #Giveaway

20/01/17

The Three Month Plan
by Kimberley Patterson
Genre: YA, Teen Romance
Kelly Callahan had everything going for her. Everything that is, except for
a relationship. It wasn’t for the lack of trying, it just seemed
like she was a magnet for all the wrong ones. But all of that was
about to change the minute she laid eyes on Jake.
On a dare from her close friend, Michelle, Kelly accepts a challenge to
date and become Jake’s girlfriend within three months. The
consequence of losing is global humiliation, and she refuses to lose.
Enlisting the help of her childhood friend and confidant, Brian, Kelly manages
to catch Jakes attention. She also unknowingly hooks Brian who tries
to sabotage the plan. Kelly finds herself with a dilemma; take the
final step with Jake and win the plan or follow her heart and reveal
her feelings for Brian.
Horses were one of my first loves, and writing soon followed. As a child, I
spent hours writing poems, and short stories (about horses). My
parents realized that I was horse-obsessed and decided to buy me one
after taking riding lessons for two years. I think they hoped that
all of the hard work, and hours spent mucking stalls would help me
give up this expensive hobby. They were wrong. Writing is still a
passion of mine, although now I primarily write fiction. My first
novel, Red Rock, was published in 2010, and big surprise, there are
horses in it. My second novel, The Three Month Plan was released
August 2013.
Other Loves: My family, yoga, skincare and makeup, sushi, and raising money
for pediatric cancer. I have two rescue dogs and would have more if
there weren’t zoning restrictions. I’m always trying something
new, as I tend to get bored very easily. Thankfully, my love of
driving around with the gas light on fuels some excitement. I love
novels with happy endings, and am a hopeful romantic. My latest
obsession is browsing Netflix, and I can name all 50 states in
alphabetical order in under 30 seconds. Do I feel a wager coming on?
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Review of Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford

02/01/17

Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford
Beyond the Eyes (Beyond the Eyes #1)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Paige is a teenager who feels rejected by her mother who works away from home. Her father is dead, leaving her lonely and vulnerable. She has two close friends, Tree and Cassie, who she hides an unbelievable secret from. She falls hard for Nathan a mysterious stranger and finds out the world around her, is not what it seems. Her life has changed and will never be the same again.

This is the first book I have read from Ms Ford and I wasn’t disappointed. I really enjoyed the story which is a good mix of Paranormal and romance. It is a YA book but it is also suitable for adults. It is gripping from start to finish and takes you on a journey of love and adventure, leaving you wanting more. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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The Lord of Shadow Rise by James Terzian – Book Tour + #Giveaway

22/12/16
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The Lord of Shadow Rises
by James Terzian
Genre: Epic Fantasy, YA

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It has been 200 years since the Lord of Shadows was sealed in a horrific battle with the Order of White Rose. Now the year is 1998, a boy with murdered parent’s must gather allies to stop the once powerful Lord of Shadows from regaining his full power and breaking the seal. Learning from the Order of the White Rose guardians he must fight or his parents death would be in vain.
From Norway to United States of America from China to Korea he must join with the other students and fight.

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In the city of Moscow, a young teenager approached the entrance of the Greater Moscow Bank. On his shoulder he carried a bulging duffle bag. The bank’s security guard moved across the entrance as the boy approached.
“Do you need help, young man?” asked the guard.
“The only thing I need you to do,” said the teen, “is die!”
Pulling a semi-automatic from the bag on his shoulder he fired on the guard, his body sliding down the entrance door to the bank as bullets continued to ricochet against the glass. Shoving his body to the side, the boy strode through the doors and into the bank. Continuing to fire his weapon, he calmly stalked through the bank’s interior killing tellers and innocents as he came across them. With bodies littering the floor, the shooter turned and waved to three more teens that were now stationed at the entrance. The group walked over to the shooter and together they approached the vault. Grabbing the manager from his position, cowering under his office desk, they forced him to open the vault before ruthlessly shooting him when his usefulness had gone. The three teens removed duffel bags from their shoulders and began to fill them with cash. On the arm of one teen was a red hammer tattoo, and on another a sickle.
“Look for any survivors and take them out,” said the original shooter to his team. “I want no witnesses.”
Hearing sirens, the group quickly exited the building, firing as they went. Running to the end of the block, they turned left and jumped into a waiting vehicle.
“Get driving, the police are after us!” screamed the shooter. The driver, without delay, jumped on the accelerator and headed down the street and away from the bank. Turning right and gunning the gas the quartet of young bank robbers screamed in unison as a black portal opened up before them, swallowing the car.
The chasing police car stopped at the same street corner. Having been right behind them just a moment before, they were now faced with an empty street. “Chief, we’ve lost the suspects,” said the officer over the radio.
“They’ve just disappeared.”
“What do you mean?” said the voice of the Chief.
“They’ve just vanished,” said the officer.
“Report back to the station,” ordered the voice.
“Yes, sir,” confirmed the officer.

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James Terzian is a upcoming Author with learning Disability in writing. Writing a novel to prove to others that having a Disability does not hinder you in anyway. Born in Ukraine and came to America in 1992 at the age of five, Found his love for writing after graduation and is hoping to share his journey. Graduated with honor roll in High school despite his Disability, he strives to do what he loves, writing. He started to write fanfiction based on his childhood shows. Works for a local grocery store Safeway in Maryland.

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The Sisterhood by Alison Clarke- Book Tour + #Giveaway

19/12/16
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The Sisterhood

by Alison Clarke

Genre – YA, Middle Grade Fantasy

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When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most precious things in the world.

In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it’s easy to think that when you’re just an ordinary girl, you’ll never get the chance to be written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed.

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Aurora’s grandmother, great-grandmothers, aunts, fought against the evil army…It was Dragons against Trolls, Dwarves, and Wyverns; Mermaids, Oceanids and Nereids against Sea Serpents, Krakens, and Hydras. Mordred’s army against his father’s was the manifestation of evil: for his mother seduced Arthur when he was in a dream-like state, thinking it was his wife Guinevere, his trance ignited by a potion…concocted by Morgana Le Faye. Manipulation, upon manipulation. Deceit upon deceit. Deception upon deception. Lies upon lies.

 

“Oculeas, Oculeas,” chanted Opportunae. “Oculeas biantos, Oculeas!” The orb began to twinkle and shine, until it started to be-beep; be-beep; be-beep; be-beep. It was as if the orb instinctively knew it was on a different mission: one that did not involve homework.

 

The female force was greeted with bloody red sparks: a world of fire and flames. The female army of good met it with sparks of golden light, which flashed, violet, fuchsia, turquoise and lime green.

 

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Alison Clarke is a writer who delves into different fields. She is a children’s author, but is now joining the world of young adult literature. Her latest book, The Sisterhood, chronicles her latest journey in this odyssey. A tale filled with Celtic, Greek, and Ghanaian mythology, The Sisterhood will delight all audiences. Kids, ten and up, as well as adults will be entranced with the story of Oppie and Aurie. Oppie is the daughter of a sorceress, and Aurie, her best friend, is a dragon. In the first book of this trilogy, they go on a journey to save the universe. Alison Clarke’s passion for the Arthurian tales, as well as medieval literature like Chaucer, also fuels her writing. Her first degree is in Sociology with a double minor in French and English. She is now working on a Master’s degree in Children’s literature. Storytelling is her calling, and whether she is writing, painting, or drawing, story is key. Reading is another passion, and many different genres interest her, including biography, fantasy, poetry, art books, and so on. Alison believes that the word is a powerful thing, and this is evident in many different literary forms. She also believes that art, whether it’s literary or visual can change the world, can make the world a better place.

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