Cover Reveal & Teaser: Shadow of Death + Giveaway

COVER REVEAL

Today Diane E. Samson and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for SHADOW OF DEATH, the first book in her new YA Fantasy companion series which releases October 27, 2022! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!

 On to the reveal! 

 

Title: SHADOW OF DEATH (A Gems of Fire Companion Novel)

Author: Diane E. Samson

Pub. Date: October 27, 2022

Publisher: Diane E. Samson

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Goodreads

 

 

A homeless prince, a grueling mission, an unlikely hope

 

When unspeakable tragedy strikes Prince Jack’s family, he’s left with one desire: vengeance. Now living in exile and serving a foreign king, Jack perfects his talent with the sword. He’s sent to the desert for spy and assassin training, dreaming of the day he’ll use these skills to drive a dagger into Ingvar’s heart.

 

Jack plunges into his training and finds a new family of sorts, whose morally gray members rid the city of vile criminals. But as the desert Lord Anwar readies for battle, allegiances shatter, blood runs in the streets, and the shadow of death looms near. During a last effort to complete his seemingly impossible mission, Jack chances upon a slave girl with a Northern accent and eyes so familiar that he makes a hasty vow.

 

He always thought he’d defeat his nightmares by becoming one.
Could that nightmare fade into a new dream? And could that strange slave girl
be at the heart of it all?

 

Read the original series now for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited Membership!


 

Teaser:

“There’s no shame in asking for help when you need it.”
Helita was silent a long time. When she next spoke, her voice was full of tears. “You don’t speak like a killer.”
Jack grunted. Like she knew what a killer sounded like.


 

 About Diane:

Diane E. Samson grew up on acreage just north of Kansas City, Missouri, with horses and dogs in the backyard. She later pursued her love of words and earned a degree in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduation she worked as a reporter, managing editor, freelance writer and in public relations. After moving around the country, she’s recently returned to the Kansas City area where she lives with her husband, children and golden retriever. She’s written fiction off and on her whole life. Gems of Fire is her first series about a girl traveling a journey of self-discovery in a world of powerful gems, supernatural forces, epic battles and of course, handsome heroes.


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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

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Ends September 27th, midnight EST.

Spotlight & Excerpt: Meraki + Giveaway

BANNER Meraki by Naomi Kelly TOUR

Welcome to the Magic Pen Book Tours‘ organized tour for Meraki: A Syren Story by Naomi Kelly taking place September 5-9, 2022!

Book Details

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Title: Meraki: A Syren Story

Series: Syren Stories #1

Author: Naomi Kelly

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy / Enemies-to-Lovers Romance, Mythology

Release date: May 1, 2020

Publisher: Indie published

Pages: 237

BLURB

Her song is a gift bestowed by the gods; so why does it feel like a curse?

Seventeen-year-old Wren thinks she has just swum away from the greatest threat in the sea. That’s until she finds herself being hauled upon a warlord’s boat. With her life at the mercy of a young, temperamental King, Wren must decide who is her ultimate enemy.

Can Fate be altered? What do gods have planned?

Syrens are bound to tell the truth, but that doesn’t mean their lives cannot be riddled with lies.

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EXCERPT

“Kellan,” I croak but he does not hear me. I barely hear myself over his raspy chanting.
He calls on the gods using their archaic, mostly forgotten prayers. The consecrated chant is mainly gibberish to my ringing ears, but a single word resonates within my core.
Meraki. The ancient concept of pouring a piece of your soul into something you cherish. He smears an old symbol onto my arm, over and over until I feel the movement even without him touching me.
I feel clammy against his heat, yet I do not move away. Maybe it’s because I am too weak. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to. I guess there are worse places to die. The babble of the town fades away until I hear nothing but Kellan.
Meraki.
Meraki.
Meraki.

My body shudders once, then I go limp in his hold.

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Author Bio

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Naomi Kelly is an indie YA Fantasy author living in Dublin, Ireland. Her descriptive writing style and love for all things magic and mythology make reading her stories the perfect escape from modern-day life.
She began her writing journey in Sept. 2019 when she released her first book, ‘Trial by Obsidian’.

Her duology series of “Meraki: A Syren Story” and the sequel “Kairos: A Syren Story” follow sassy syren Wren, the sassy syren who has just swum away from home only to find herself at the mercy of the young warlord.

AUTHOR’S LINKS: INSTAGRAM | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | AMAZON | BOOKBUB

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Instagram GIVEAWAY!

Visit and follow @naomikellywriting and @magicpenbooktours on Instagram to enter a giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy of Meraki: A Syren Story by Naomi Kelly. Check out #MerakiBookTour on Instagram for more entries.


Tour Schedule

September 5

Magic Pen Book Tours / @magicpenbooktours – Kick-off post

Journey in Bookland / @lady.of.bookland – Review + Excerpt/Teaser

Celticlady’s Reviews – Excerpt

Sadie’s Spotlight / @sadiesspotlight – Excerpt/Teaser

September 6

The Romance Book Fairy / @the.romance.book.fairy – Review + Excerpt/Teaser

Jazzy Book Reviews / @jazzybookreviews – Excerpt/Teaser

Mrs_r_books – Spotlight

September 7

@starlight.pages – Review + Creative post

@jl_books – Spotlight

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog / @bookreviewvirginialee – Excerpt/Teaser

September 8

@literarymegg – Review + Creative post

Momma Says to Read or not to Read / @mommasaystoread – Excerpt/Teaser

Books a Plenty Book Reviews – Excerpt

September 9

@itsabookthing2021 – Review

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author – Excerpt

@natnavarro75 – Spotlight

Books Writing and Coffee / @bookswrittingandcoffee – Excerpt/Teaser

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Thank you for stopping by, remember to visit other tour stops and enter the Instagram giveaway!

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Book Blitz & Excerpt: Welcome To Visanthe + Giveaway

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Welcome To Visanthe
by L.M. Sanguinette
Publication date: September 2nd 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

THE SHADOWS HAVE AWAKENED…

Raised on a small unassuming island in the Caribbean, with the kind of sleepy town lifestyle better suited to old fishermen than fiery young troublemakers, Savara believes she has her world all figured out—and hates it. Yet, on her eighteenth birthday—the anniversary of her parents’ death—she wakes up to find the only world she has ever known might have all been a lie.

An unexpected death and the appearance of a mysterious off-worlder force Savara to question everything she has ever known as she and Jasper—her “only adventurous in books” best friend—are thrust into a new world, faced with a task that will not only determine their fates, but the fate of an entire nation. The shadows of a long-forgotten past have awakened with a thirst for blood. Will she be able to stop them from devouring everything in their path? Or will she fall victim to her own demons?

Join them on their journey to a world of elemental magic, where the lines of good and evil have been distorted, and truth is most often paid for in blood.

Welcome to Visanthe.

Goodreads / Amazon


EXCERPT:

When she was younger, Savara used to listen to the stories her uncle would tell with rapt attention, wishing that they were real. Fantastical beasts, fires that lived, oceans that sang, people who moved like gods… Sometimes she even wished to be one of them, the people who could move stones with their mind, summon fire at the twitch of their fingers, create gigantic waves or powerful winds with the flick of their wrists, or even steal light from the world around them.

“My uncle used to tell me stories…” she said cautiously, unwilling to divulge too much of her memories. “I think they were about this place. About the creatures that call it home, and what they’re capable of…” When the man didn’t reply, she added, “They weren’t just stories.” Savara waited for an answer to the not-quite-question that might ease her worries.

His pause felt eternal. The flickering of the lamp’s flame filled the space where words should’ve been. Finally, he took a breath. “No.”

Back then, his stories seemed to resonate with something inside her, which she mistook for longing. Now, she wasn’t so sure. Besides, from what she now remembered, none of his stories ever ended well.

“They weren’t happy stories,” she continued.

“Not all stories are happy, no matter the world.”

Thinking back on all the strange tales her uncle had filled her head with over the years, she realised that part of the pleasure in stories is that they are just that, stories, things to imagine without facing consequences. No one gives a second thought to the monsters that lurk in the shadows so long as the hero is safe at the end. But hearing a story is different from living it. She couldn’t simply close the book when she got scared or skip to the end to know everything would be alright. Savara didn’t like the new sensation taking root in the pit of her stomach, the one that left her wondering what exactly it meant to not be human, and in Jasper’s case, to be one in a world that wasn’t.


Author Bio:

L. M. Sanguinette was born on a small island in the Caribbean, where the palm trees watched over her like giants and the sea crept up to her feet to say “hello”. Nowadays she can be found in one of the many hidden coffee shops of Madrid conversing with the spirits of the old city.

Website / Goodreads / TikTok / Instagram


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