Spotlight & Excerpt – The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal + Giveaway

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The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal
by Ashley Scheller
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Please…Please come back… Those words ring in her ears as she awakens. A strange band of characters call her Kayla, a name she’s forgotten along her life filled with transforming animals, magic, and dragons. Anybody would want to remember such an exciting life, yet there seems to be a truth no one wants to share, WHY it’s important Kayla remembers. With a mystical book in hand, she races against time to recall her adventures she shared with her family and friends in this first installment of ‘The Wielder Diaries’ series, ‘My Crystal.’

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Left alone, before I could ask any more questions, I studied the item carefully. It was certainly odd for a diary, let alone a book. There was no title. The covers were made of this blue-tinted, crystal-like material. The covers themselves were a mystery as some inky black liquid that stained them oddly swirled around on its own just beneath the surface. The entire outside was rather warm to the touch and surprisingly growing hotter the longer I held it.

Come on…I need you. These people need you to help me out here!

Bearing through the pain, I pried it open.

It hurts! Knock it off! Work with me here!

A chill ran down my spine when I heard a whiny screech, but it wasn’t about to deter me from my task. Slapping both hands on the tan pages to prevent the covers from snapping shut, I next heard a ghostly sigh.

“Whew!” I leaned back. “All right, that was weird.”

I studied the reddish font while I sat back up, ignoring the slight burning sensation in my hands. Before I could start, the pages’ aged, tan color dissolved away while a gold font replaced the icky red. Although the pages I was looking at became pure white, the rest of them remained tan like they were waiting for me to turn to their spot.

About the Author:

Ashley Scheller has many hats. An educator by day and artist by night – if she isn’t sketching new creations in her notebook, she loves to create stories. Residing with her family in Iowa, Scheller enjoys connecting with her community about art, books, and games. In 2021, Scheller published book two of The Wielder Diaries series, Shattered. She invites you to an exciting adventure and looks forward to publishing book three soon.

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Ashley Scheller will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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14 Replies to “Spotlight & Excerpt – The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal + Giveaway”

  1. Thank you, Sadie’s Spotlight, for hosting The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal today. I do have work today, but I intend to interact as much as I’m able. Readers, for fun, I am curious what is your favorite thing/aspect about the fantasy genre? The magic? The creatures? For me, it’s the escapism fantasy provides. <3

    1. Thank you, Susan, for stopping by and for commenting! I’ve had a blast developing the main character and her found family and friends in this story. If a fan of magic and mystery for the young of heart, I invite you to check it out. 🙂

    1. Hello, Nancy! Thank you for your great question! As a child I was living it up with all things princess and fairy tales. Later on in life, I grew to adore epics like LOTR to The Chronicles of Narnia.

    1. Hi, Zarah! Thank you for commenting! I had a blast creating this found family of characters. If magic and adventure sounds like your jam, I invite you to check out the series. 🙂

  2. I like the cover art, synopsis and excerpt, The Wielder Diaries: My Crystal sounds like an epic read and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details

  3. Fantastic excerpt, great cover, The Wielder Diaries sounds like a book that I will enjoy reading! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a sunshiny day!

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