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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

New Release Promo: Blackout (T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 2) by Alecia Stone

Blackout
Author: Alecia Stone
Series: Talisman Of El
Publisher: Centrinian
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Pages: 449
Language: English
Format: eBook

Book Description:
What was shall no longer be. What was not shall now become. 

Despite having the protection of the talisman and the Legion, a reforming force of warrior angels and elementals, guarding his every move, things are not looking good for Charlie Blake. Tasked with the responsibility of saving mankind, finding the four diamonds to restore the talisman is all he can think of, but when his prophetic visions start to invade his reality and he suddenly can’t distinguish the dream world from the real world, the pending extinction of mankind becomes the least of his problems. Everyone assumes Charlie’s dormant powers are activating, until he starts showing symptoms of a deadly disease. 

With his nemesis, Gaddis, threatening the lives of his loved ones, he faces a race against time to locate the Stone of Raphael, the air diamond, before an imminent pandemic destroys civilization. As he ventures into dangerous lands once again, he unearths shocking revelations about his past life that forces him to question his allegiance. With no one to turn to for answers, he can’t help but wonder if his purpose is truly to save mankind.

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Blackout Excerpt

‘Hey, Becks,’ Charlie whispered to Rebecca just as Group B moved around the tree to inspect the other side.

Rebecca stopped and turned to him. ‘What?’

Charlie looked back at Alex and Josh, who had just grabbed Alex’s arm to stop her from walking off. ‘Does that seem odd to you?’ When Rebecca didn’t respond, he glanced sideways at her and saw her gawking at him with an undesirable look on her face.

‘I should care because?’ she responded.

‘Would it kill you to be nice to me for one minute?’

‘Anything’s possible.’

Charlie stared her down.

Rebecca rolled her eyes and glanced in Alex and Josh’s direction. ‘They’re talking, so what?’

‘So what could they possibly have to say to each other? They can’t stand to be in each other’s presence for longer than ten seconds, so it makes you wonder.’

‘Not really. I could care less. Maybe they’re trying to get your attention.’

Charlie paused. ‘Why would they need my attention?’

‘Why don’t you ask them and not me?’

Because I need to prove to her that I can do this. Charlie watched as Alex walked away from Josh, who remained where he was, staring after her. ‘She probably thinks I’m weak, but I am going to break the veil.’ Another realisation hit him. ‘Maybe there is no veil. Maybe she just wants me to think there is –’

‘Are you on something?’ Charlie looked at Rebecca and saw her watching him with a furrowed brow. ‘You’ve been acting really weird all day, and now you’re talking about some veil thing that I – I just – I actually don’t know what you’re talking about.’

Charlie stared at her in shock. He hadn’t realised he had spoken aloud.

Rebecca narrowed her eyes at him. ‘You’re trying to distract me, aren’t you?’ She nodded to herself. ‘You’re ticked off that I answered your question –’

Charlie tuned her out. Rebecca had given him an idea. I need to draw her out. He glanced around the surroundings. He could make out Alex and the rest of Group A some distance away, but Group C weren’t within his vicinity. All he needed was a little distraction. He looked back at Rebecca, who was still yapping away.

‘Becks,’ Charlie said, cutting her sentence short, ‘I’m not trying to score points here, so chill.’ He patted her shoulder and gave her a smile. Rebecca stared at him as if he’d lost his mind, and then she turned round and walked off to rejoin the group.

Charlie’s smile faded, and he took a deep breath. He felt a tingling sensation crawling up his arms as the heat within him took its course. The voices around him were the first to fade, and then it was complete silence. The earth drummed under his feet. The wind rose; a few dead leaves latched onto him as they moved across the ground.

His fellow students and teachers stopped what they were doing. He had their full attention. He felt a vein twitch in his neck as the heat inside him rose to his head. Papers whisked in the air, dancing with the wind. It all seemed like a performance of some sort, a theatrical show. He watched the students grabbing for their papers in a frenzy as they attempted to retrieve their data. Only six individuals remained where they were, astounded by the event taking place. Only one had eyes for him: Alex.

Her eyes were wide with shock.

Charlie shot her a knowing smile.

And then the mist engulfed her.



About the author Alecia Stone

Alecia Stone is a full-time writer who spends most of her days with her head in a book. She loves anything and everything paranormal - the stranger the better. Her fascination with all things supernatural sparked her obsession with books, particularly young adult fantasy fiction, which she has never grown out of. She graduated with a BA in Film & TV and has worked in television for a short period of time before branching out into storytelling.

When she's not writing, she enjoys watching movies and travelling. Blackout is the sequel to the Amazon bestselling YA fantasy novel Talisman Of El. She currently lives in the UK with her family.

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As a bonus, I am offering a FREE KINDLE COPY of Talisman Of El (T.O.E. Trilogy, Book 1) via Amazon from March 25-27th. Grab it on Amazon!

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