Today I am proud to host my fellow PDMI Publishing LLC author Etta Jean on her Summer Hop Blog Tour.
Hey, wait a minute? How in the heck did Omnom Girl show up there? 😈
Let’s try this again…
Okay, that’s better. 😉
Etta’s Summer Fest Blog Tour commemorates the February 14, 2014 release of Chronicles of Summer, the second and concluding novel of the Chronicles Series. The first novel, Chronicles of Destiny, is available on Amazon.
The Summer Fest blog tour continues through February, and you can win prizes just by commenting on each of the blog stops along the way.
Check Etta out at her website http://www.ettajeanfantasy.com and her blog at http://www.ettajeanfantasy.wordpress.com
Without further ado, here is a “Young-Adult Friendly” excerpt:
He shielded from the lightning bolts then rushed forward swiftly. Before she could dodge, his fist cracked across her jaw and sent her sprawling. “There’s some rule about not hitting someone smaller,” he said through his teeth, “but I’m really getting tired of this!” He began to say more when he saw the blood welling on her lip. Shocked, he backed up slowly.
Her blood was yellow.
Only tainted blood was yellow. Pure Magi blood was red in color. Kin had silver or gold blood, and supposedly Dragons had green blood. No blood was ever yellow unless the owner’s power had been corrupted and made to be an aberration of nature itself.
She wiped her fingers over her lip and studied the smear on her fingers. With a shrug, she wiped her fingers on her cloak. If anything, her callous disregard for the reality of the monster she was made him all the more disturbed.
As she began to advance toward him, yellow lightning flickering around her, he backed up slightly. For the first time, he was beginning to question whether or not he would actually win this fight.
Terina had better hurry or the Dragon wouldn’t have to worry about protecting Mirah. It would detonate in Roman’s death, just like Beta wanted.
It has been nine years for Lucksphere. A devastating battle that shattered millennia of beliefs looms in the past. Magi are confused, the Black Magi Elite are in hiding, and Chronicles are still murdered on discovery. Yet a secret hides within the sheltering arms of the world. A secret that the Elite will literally kill to find and the Dragons are rushing to find first: Tariah and Morgan Chronis are not the only Chronicles who have made it past puberty. The four Chronicle children that Morgan sent away for safety are now becoming adults. Kelsey Renaire is a fiery Master Weaponsmith with often more sass than sense. Roman Arequo is an aloof and airy farmer who dabbles in glass carving. C.J. Daragon is a gentle weaver who creates beauty from soil and sand. Jayda Lakemore is a gifted doctor whose watery talents mend all but the most terminal injuries. Secretly living as Master Magi, all have felt isolated from their peers. All have suspected there might be something more to their power. None of them know what destiny lays in front of them. As the Elite rise again and strike out in ways that threaten to tear the land to pieces, the six Chronicles of Lucksphere and their Furies are going to have to join forces and fight not only for their right to live, but for the rights of the Magi and Kin as well. If they don’t work fast, this summer will be last for Lucksphere. Will love finally defeat hate?
Etta Jean’s Bio:
Etta Jean was made in England but born in Sacramento, California, and like the redwoods of the state, her roots have dug deep. Her destiny as a bard was somewhat inevitable. Little else can explain how she constantly told her mother tall tales so outlandish that she couldn’t even get grounded for them. Her mother and grandmother had her reading by age three, and that love of a good story propelled her through so many books that Scholastic Books gave her a medal. A love of worlds created by others eventually brought out the desire to create her own, and she has never looked back.
Etta has seen both good and evil in her life, and her stories, like life, have no half measures. Even in a fantasy world of dragons and faeries, even in a modern city where magic abounds, she knows that the constants of real emotion never change. Dreams come true, love can be found at first sight, princesses can rescue their princes, and maybe there really can be happily ever after. Her happy endings never come without cost, though, for she truly believes we can’t appreciate the good and the joy without the bad and the pain along the way.
Her current haunt is a comfy house in her beloved Sacramento where she wrangles three feline fur-kids and consumes peppermints like manna in order to balance a calendar filled with more creative venues than a sane person should realistically undertake. If she’s not chained to her desk, she’s stomping through the scenery in search of equally fantastical photographs.