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Friday, 13 February 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Steady Burn by Nichelle Rae



Steady Burn
Author: by Nichelle Rae
Genre: Epic Fantasy

Book Description:
Steady Burn is the 3rd book in the epic white warrior series.

Hathum has left Azrel for dead. Seemingly a long way from recovery after his attack, Azrel suddenly gets a vision of Yarin, the true leader of the Gleo'gwyns. He is being held prisoner in a decrepit dungeon and being mercilessly tortured by a Shadow solider.

Azrel realizes in that fearful instant that the world would share Yarin's fate if Hathum and the Shadow Gods defeat her.


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Exclusive Excerpt

“I don’t suppose you had any brilliant dreams while you slept about how to purge the Shadow from here?”

I shook my head in frustration. “No.”

“Well, this might help. Sauryavia came to our cell to tell us that we’ve been found guilty of trespassing and we are going to be today’s entertainment as punishment.”

My brows dropped. “Entertainment?”

“Arena tournament. If we beat our assigned opponent, we walk out of here. If we don’t, that means our opponent killed us.”

“A death sentence? For trespassing?” I asked, appalled.

“Yeah, tell me about it. But here’s the good news, everyone in the land is ordered to attend.”

My eyes brightened, “Really?”

He smiled. “I thought you’d like that.”

“Indeed.”

I looked away in thought. I wondered if I’d be able to look into the eyes of every attendee. Then I’d be able to know who I needed to spare and who needed to be purged. I wasn’t sure I could, but I needed to try.

I looked away in thought, assessing my condition. I didn’t feel quite as strong today. The White Warrior seemed far off—not by much, but not as close to me as she had been since I’d had that vision of Yarin’s torture.

I turned inward in frustration. Really? I said to her. You’re going to withdraw now? Why can we just coexist like we have for the past three days? That felt right!

I heard a soft echo from somewhere deep inside of me. I’m just weak. I exerted too much power—power beyond what I have. Especially after that last attack on Glugnus. That took strength beyond what I am capable of without my crown. I’m not really sure where it came from.

I sighed. Can you get strong again? Quickly? Can you use my strength or something?

Her voice came softer. You are just a mortal. This is taking too much strength.

And poof! She was silent.


About the Author:
Nichelle Rae, fantasy’s newest author, was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her love for writing began when she was 14 years old and she wrote short stories about meeting her favorite music group. She received so much praise and complements on her writing ability that it quickly became a passion of hers. Throughout the years she has gotten much praise from peers, professors, and professional author’s she’s had a chance to work with about her writing and ability to put emotions into text.

The White Warrior Series is her debut fantasy series she’s publishing as an independent author which will consist of seven books total. Nichelle already has begun three more fantasy series that she hopes to publish in the future after The White Warrior Series.

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14 comments:

  1. What a fascinating excerpt. This sounds like a awesome story.

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy you liked it. Thank you so much!

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  2. Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my excerpt! Thank you also to CBY Bookclub for hosting me today! Posted a hello at 5am this morning LOL but apparently I was still half asleep and it didn't go though. :) But I'll be watching for farther comments and question today. :) Looking forward to it!

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  3. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi again Patrick! Thanks so much for so much participation in my blog tour this week. I hope I see you next week too! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! It has gotten SO much praise this week on my blog tour I had to email my artist and let him know. :) He was thrilled! Thanks so much for admiring it. :)

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  5. I liked the exclusive excerpt, the story sounds awesome!

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