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Spotlight: Rise of the Magi Excerpt and Giveaway!

Rise of the Magi

Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)

Series:  Lila Gray, book #3

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Publisher:  J. Taylor Publishing

Release Date:  June 4th, 2013

Keywords:  fae, faeries, elves, selkies, fantasy, urban fantasy, romance, romantic, dryads, paranormal.


Book Blurb:

In a battle of wills, who is strongest? The one who hates or the one who loves?

In a test of faith, who will fight the hardest? The one who has everything to lose or the one who believes only in herself?

For Lila Gray, the answer is both. For the Magi, the questions are pointless since they can’t lose, and they’ve been waiting since before Lila’s birth for this one moment. Lila only needs to find them to understand her entire purpose in life. This time, though, instead of protecting her people, Lila may be leading them all, including her unborn child and the man she loves, to their deaths — and not by accident.

In the ultimate trial of heart and soul, and the conclusion to the Lila Gray series, Lila will learn that the greatest weapon of war is herself, with one ultimate unknown. For which side will she fight?


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Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she’s a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn’t shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.


Excerpt – Chapter 1

I choked on the black fear unfurling in my soul, brought on by what would come, what always assaulted me the moment I slipped into unconsciousness. It was stupid to think I could run from it for a third night, but shreds of hope were all that had kept me sane. Primal, cold and so dark it blotted out my Light.

Sleep, more terrifying than anything I’d faced yet, claimed me again.

Standing on the balcony of the new fae castle, I gazed over winding rows of ancient shifter houses, each quiet and seemingly content in slumber, in a night that wasn’t dark. Dark and light all at once—a perfect balance, as if the world hadn’t yet decided which side would win, until the red clouds rolled and curled across the sky like blood spilled into water. Flames, intelligent and ravenous, spread from the east, ready to consume everything and everyone until nothing but ash remained. Heat licked at my skin, growing hotter. Knowing it was only a dream didn’t keep sweat from pearling along my face and neck or the blue streak of profanity from escaping to color the air. Heart thundering, I gripped the railing while I stared at the coming storm, brain frozen with the puzzle I hadn’t yet solved.

What are you trying to tell me? What am I missing?

From below, shrieks invaded my ears, thundering across the land until they rose into a deafening clatter of sound. The houses came alive with light, moaning as fae spilled into the cobblestone streets and stared skyward before scattering, each filled with agony and despair deep enough there would be no escape from it. Dying. They were dying. My own scream built in my throat, to tell them I would fix it somehow, that I would save them, but it couldn’t find an escape. Nor would my body obey my commands to move, to help them. To do something. Anything.

The scene changed as it always did. I stared down from far above, my limbs turned to torches of white fire. A globe of light around me cast a white wash over the city, over the fae who still ran in every direction.

From me.

I am the storm.

Wings pounding against the wind reached me a moment before a giant snowy owl arrived to hover before me, those golden eyes shining with rage and fear, both inducing immense relief that Liam had come and blinding horror with some distant knowledge that he should have run, too.

My scream pierced the silence as a wail let loose from his beak.

No. No!

“Wake up, Lila. Please, wake up!”

Warmth on my arm jerked me awake.

Damn near hyperventilating, I scrambled out of bed and landed on my hands and knees on the hardwood without a stitch of clothing on, unsure if the room spun or if I was just dizzy. When Liam approached, his eyes haunted and glassy, a chilled realization hit me and stalled my breath until my lungs ached with need. What if the storm hadn’t been a dream?

* Note: Rise of the Magi is an Adult novel

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Guest Author Interview with Rebecca Hart

Cover Reveal

Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.
Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Surf Runner. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other if they are to have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

Author Interview~

Joining us today is adult paranormal romance writer, Rebecca Hart.  A single parent of three, she lives in Upstate, NY. When she doesn’t have her nose buried in her laptop as an IT Specialist, Rebecca spends as much time as possible outdoors, writing instead.  Ms. Hart will now take your questions:

1.      We love your cover. It’s mysterious and suggests adventure. Can you tell us anything about what inspired you to write this story?

I have always had a rather unhealthy obsession with pirates and old tall ships, even as a child. About eight months ago, I saw a call for submissions for an anthology featuring pirate tales and thought, “this is right up my alley. I need to write something for this.” So I sat down with my laptop and the start of Ellie’s story came bursting out. The original short story never made it to the intended publication, having gotten lost in the world of cyber mail. The entire time I waited to hear back from them, Ellie was in the back of my head telling me she had a lot more to say, maybe even enough to fill a novel. She can be very insistent, so figured the best way to get her to hush was to write it all down – and Call of the Sea was born.

2.      When did you first start writing?

In high school. I used to be a voracious historical romance reader, consuming sometimes 3 books a week. Something in one of the stories I had read bothered me – ALOT. I didn’t like what happened to the MC’s, the way the tale ended. Being young and full of myself, I decided that I could write a story just as good as the author had, and started on a historical romance novel. I only wrote the first three chapters of the novel before college started and my notebooks got put away, but I still have the story. Believe me, it is terrible and cliché, but it was the first story I ever wrote. Every so often I take it out, give it a read and giggle at how terrible it really is.

3.      What sort of books did you read as a teen? What do you like to read now?

In my younger teens I read Nancy Drew mysteries, Judy Bloom, and what would be my favorite books of all time, the Chronicles of Narnia. As I got older, my tastes turned to romance (like most girls, I suppose), and I moved into historical romance novels. If there was a ship or a pirate theme to the story, I scooped it up.

4.      Your cover gives a sense of romance, too. Are you a romantic at heart?

Absolutely. I don’t think you can absorb the amount of romantic fiction I did growing up and not have romantic spirit. Besides, I have the best example of true love in my own life. My parents have been happily married for 42 years now (who does that anymore?). I don’t think you can grow up around that kind of love and dedication to each other without it affecting how you look at relationships and what you strive for in your own.

5.      What advice can you give young writers who are just getting started?

Read everything you can get your hands on and write something every single day. Even if it is complete drivel, the act of making yourself commit and write will only help as you get further down the road. The other piece of advice — never give up on yourself. If you have the desire to write, the need to do it, don’t let anyone stop or discourage you. I’m forty-two and this is my debut novel. I consider myself living proof that you are never too old to chase after a dream.

Website: www.rebeccahartwriting.com
Blog: www.rebeccahartwriting.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Rebelhart69 (@rebelhart69)

***Please note, Rebecca Hart is an adult romance writer.