Hello, dear readers, and welcome!
Today I have a guest post on the blog, from Valerie Day-Sanchez. I previously interviewed her on Crimson Sterling, but sadly since that website is no longer available, the post has been lost.
Valerie's new book, number 2 in her YA series, is out now, and it looks like a spooky one! Just in time for the Halloween season. Below is an excerpt, and a bit about the book.
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Two weeks ago nineteen year old Harlow Whittaker discovered that being able to travel to different worlds, while she slept wasn’t just a weird secret that she had hidden since she was a child. In fact it meant that she was extraordinarily special. She was the first human soothsayer, the savior of the worlds.
After abandoning her world and surviving the treacherous journey to Carnelian Comba, where she was finally united with fellow soothsayers. She has little time to recuperate from her imprisonment by her attacker, because just as she sits at the round table with the council members they realize they are under attack.
Once again there is no time to waste, in order to survive, Harlow must leave Carnelian Comba. As Harlow begins to discover who she is, as she leads her army, she realizes that seeing the future while she sleeps was only the beginning.
Unfortunately as her own abilities grow so are those of her enemy, whoever that may be. To make matters even worse, unlike last time Harlow does not have Larken by her side. He has been asked by the Soothsayers Council to discover the identity of their opponent.
As Larken travels the worlds searching for the person that is responsible for the mutant Shadow Reapers and torture of clones Harlow becomes more in danger.
Will Harlow be able to master her abilities in time for the impending battle? Will Larken be able to find their mystery attacker? One thing is for sure, life as the worlds’ inhabitants know it is going to be forever changed.
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News of the invasion of Carnelian Comba spread throughout the room but no voices were heard. The members of the soothsayer’s council communicated telepathically. Being at the sacred land whose physical elements, (carnelian and amethyst), served as a catalyst for telepathy and the health of the mind, made communicating in this form even easier. Harlow believed her knowledge of the attack was causally linked to her being an Adfectus. She was sensitive to anything that seemed out of place or not right. Things affected her more deeply than others. This was something that she had once viewed as a weakness but now she saw this as a benefit. She could feel that their enemies were close. It was a matter of moments before they would be face to face with them.
“You must go!” Brunella, the leader of the soothsayer’s council, shouted at Harlow as she ran towards the wall behind the round table. It was strange to see such a little old woman running at such a heightened speed. Brunella’s white hair and wrinkled skin had led Harlow to believe that she was elderly, but the quickness of both her body and mind made her believe otherwise.
“No, I can fight, it’s me he’s after--” Harlow was adamant. There was no way that she was going to abandon this fight. Augustus was more her enemy than anyone else here. Surely Brunella would understand this, she after all had been the one who explained to Harlow how Augustus had betrayed the council before, but it didn’t compare to what he had done to her. She wanted her revenge.
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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Valerie-Day-Sanchez/e/B00HFG0JDA
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