Skydreamer –Sneak Peek Wednesdays.

Don’t you hate reading the blurb off an Ebook but your unsure about the writing? Let’s face it blurbs tell nothing. For the next few Wednesday’s i’m going to give you sneak peeks into Skydreamer. So without further ado, I bring you excerpt one.

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“…The Contest is open to all women between the ages of twenty-one and thirty. Contestants are required to bring their own reagents. The use of Alchemy is strictly prohibited. Chance of winning twelve hundred gold per round is one in…”
Voices press in on me from every side. The week of constant traveling has done me in. All I want to do is hide in the vego and sleep. I don’t even care if we have enough for dinner tonight. I feel trapped by the chattering voices of the crowd mashed up with the officials on the Dais.

“I heard the King’s mother set up this contest herself. Talk about the ultimate mama’s boy. He has to be uglier than a troll if his mother has to marry him off this way,” someone suggested.

“… high possibility of death,” came a skeptical voice, “but with twelve hundred gold per round, everyone should enter.”

“Which one is Draven?” a shrill voice demands.

“Are you blind?” Came the reply. “He’s the one good looking one with the light brown hair. The one standing next to King Evrid.”

“You said he was ugly!”

It doesn’t matter who this Draven is. We are only here for Adania. If we win, every silver goes to her schooling. She’ll have a roof over her head and decent clothes. Nothing else matters.

My fingers sink back into the dark blue Legal Sphere I received earlier. The tiny ball settles into my palms with only a light sizzle and its message sounds inside my head.

All contestants will enter into an exclusive competition. The winner will win a one-year marriage with Draven Winterbourn, King of the Dragon-Changers. Iyardar Stone to choose the winner. In the event Draven Winterbourn does not agree with the Iyardar Stone, he has the right to veto said contestant and select one of his choosing from the remaining contestants. As stipulated, marriage duration will be one year, unless both parties—

“Is the Iyardar Stone a diamond, or a ruby?” I whisper to Isla. “And how does it choose a winner if it’s a rock?”

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For fire talent, Jaden Zarie, life is far from a fairy tale. Blisters from any contact with water, check. Sleeping in a shed behind your greedy Uncle’s house, check. Ex-boyfriend scouting the bar where you work for one-night stands every night, double check.

When Jaden sets off to secure a new life with her two sisters, winning a contest with a huge pile of gold on the line seems like a quick fix. Getting hitched to Draven Winterbourne, King of the Dragon-changers, and finding true love was beyond anything she could have hoped for.

But a friend turned enemy threatens to take it all away. When Jaden is thrust into an alternate universe and separated from her new husband and her sisters, she must summon up the courage to start over, alone, knowing she may never see any of them again.

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H is for Harpy

Harpy.
A harpy is a winged bird like human who flies, screams a lot and has a wicked temper.
Kinda like me before my coffee in the morning.

 

Fact: There are no Harpies in Skydreamer.

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What is a book?

Do you ever get tired of reading the same old plot?

They meet. They fall in love. They break up? What if I told you there was more to a book than the normal standard boring plot? Wouldn’t you like to read one that has a little more to it? Like love or laughter maybe some anger or tears thrown into the mix?

What if there were a few dragons or a griffon? Would you read it then?

Take Skydreamer for example. It’s a book about a girl who meets a boy. but that would be as little to simplistic wouldn’t it? Because inside these pages, so more much more stuff happens like Griffons who attack and Dragon-changers with bigotry problems and a best friend who turns into an enemy or a girl who jumped off a dragon in mid-flight…

Oh but you say, “What about the romance?” No problem. I got you covered.

So these two hot guys who happen to be royalty, marry these two hardworking girls who are raising their baby sister. and two completely different romances occur.

Then this heartbreaking emergency happens And then they have one hell of a problem to solve.

It’s a book that is hard to sum it up in just a short sound bite But why should we?

It’s Skydreamer.

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G is for GREEN

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G is for Green like the green grass of summer. The green of new leaf buds and green shoots growing from the ground.

It’s still mid winter here. Nothing but grey concrete and dirt covered snow banks so obviously I’m crazing green.

 

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We have DRAGONS!

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Skydreamer
by Sheryl Winters

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy (Romance)
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Keywords: Urban Fantasy, Romance, New Adult, Dragons, Twins


Description: For fire talent, Jaden Zarie, life is far from a fairy tale. Blisters from any contact with water, check. Sleeping in a shed behind your greedy Uncle’s house, check. Ex-boyfriend scouting the bar where you work for one-night stands every night, double check.
When Jaden sets off to secure a new life with her two sisters, winning a contest with a huge pile of gold on the line seems like a quick fix. Getting hitched to Draven Winterbourne, King of the Dragon-changers, and finding true love, was beyond anything she could have hoped for.But a friend turned enemy threatens to take it all away. Jaden is thrust into an alternate universe and separated from her new husband and her sisters, she must summon up the courage to start over, alone, knowing she may never see any of them again.

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Friends

I wanted this post to be about my friends and their blogs.

Then I realized, not all my friends have a blog.

Some of them even stay OFFLINE (GASP)

So this is a little cheer to all of our friends

online, offline and those in between.

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The Artisans

Two little things!  I’ve given my blog over to Julie Reece today. She wants to tell us all about her new book, The Artison’s. I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time! The other thing is, we have an opportunity to WIN her new book!

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THE ARTISANS:

Title: The Artisans

Publication date: May 2015

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Julie Reece

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.

“The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.” ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

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ABOUT JULIE REECE:

Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.

I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.

Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.

Then I thought I’d write one down…

Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Three (3) digital copies of The Artisans by Julie Reece

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· Winner will be drawn March 27, 2015

· Winners will receive their book on release day

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