Friends, please join me in welcoming author Emma Right! We are celebrating the release of her new book Keeper of the Reign. (News flash: Keeper of the Reign is a finalist in the reader’s Choice Award 2013!) Emma is also offering a gift card to a lucky commenter. See the info at the end of this blog!
Here’s a blurb to entice you:
Sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze is an Elfie – half elf, half fairy, living in a cursed Kingdom. The Keepers, entrusted to protect sacred Books written in blood, have long forgotten their purpose and struggle with the effects of the curse.
Jules finds himself in the crosshairs of an evil lord bent on destroying Keepers and their Books. His mother is a Keeper and she has disappeared, along with his grandparents. His father is nowhere to be found, and Jules now finds himself alone with four siblings to protect and a house ravaged by the enemies.
War rages on all sides of his homeland. Agents and assassins sent by the evil Gehzurolle are determined to kill him. Jules must find an ancient book whose secrets are the only thing that could give him answers and save him, his family and his homeland.
I’m super excited that Emma has given us an exclusive excerpt! You can only read this here, folks! (And, of course, in her book!)
They took a swig from their water pouches and were about to set off except that a glow from another shaft next to the one they had emerged from alerted Jules.
“Shh!” he motioned for the others to stay behind him. Gophers didn’t carry lamps.
After some seconds the glow brightened. Jules glanced from one tunnel opening to another. Which one should they rush into to escape from whatever was heading their way? A part of him was curious to see who could be traveling in these parts with lamps. But if he stayed behind and it was an enemy, would he endanger his siblings? He shoved Tippy behind him and determined the direction to take. Hopefully toward the river. Hurry!
“Jules!” a whisper echoed in the chamber.
Jules swiveled toward the speaker.
It was a gopher, all right! With his back to the tunnel he’d edged out from, Holden stood, a crude jar lantern in hand and with a stunned face. Even in the dim light it was obvious Holden had bruises and cuts on his arms and face.
“Who pummeled you?” Jules rushed toward his neighbor, eyes wide.
“We must get away.” Holden was still panting. His green cloak was in shreds.
“What happened? Did you see my mom?”
“Your mom?” Holden shook his head, eyes dazed. “But my mom….” He hung his head and slumped to the ground.
Here’s a bit of info about Emma:
Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschooling mother of five. Besides running a busy home, she regularly reads and writes stories for children. An avid Christian, she enjoys writing stories with themes involving family-life, friendship, faithfulness, and seeking wisdom, all in an imaginary fantastical world. She has written several young adult novels and plans on writing many more. Right worked for two advertising agencies and has won several major awards, including the prestigious Clio Award. She currently resides in California where she takes care of her children and her many pets.
Here are the links where you can find Right’s book and also contact her:
Emma will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can enter by clicking here!
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P.S. Check out my new series! If you want to “escape” to the Washington Coast, you might enjoy Player, a short YA story, and Buried Truth, Ocean Mist Book One. Find out why Andrew can’t ever trust a girl again!