Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

Ooh, I was so happy to be able to sign on for this blog tour.  I read Fractured Light and I was anxious to read this second book in the Fractured Light series.  Thanks to Rachel for including me in her new book tour.  :)

So, Fractured Soul?  Awesome.  I loved it.  The book has excellent pacing that just keeps pushing you forward, anxious and invested the whole way.  In my opinion, Fractured Soul was better than Fractured Light which is sometimes hard to accomplish in a series.

I loved the whole darkness/light battle that Llona fights within herself.  I feel like I fight that battle every day too.  Well, not exactly the same battle because I don't Aura blood and I have been bitten by a Vyken but, well, it seems to me that there is always darkness lurking on the fringes and if we give place to that darkness, even a bit, it can consume our feelings and thoughts.  (What?!  It's below zero as I type and I've seen more snow in the last few weeks than I care to think about.  The sun has a hard time shining.  It's darkness on the fringes for me.)

Llona is fiercely loyal and I love that quality.  She has a great group of friends and a curious mind.  When put all together, it makes for a great leading female.  Oh, and she can fight.  I love the light fights.  Especially the one where she uses her power to light up a stick like a light saber.  HA!

BUT.  The Ending.  Really?  Such a desperate mess you left me in.  Uugh.  My heart has been yanked out and stomped on.  I'm not sure if I'll recover.  Ever.  (just kidding.  kind of.)  I sure hope Rachel is busy writing the next book so I can read it soon.

This is exactly this kind of book I love to hand off to my teenage daughter.  It's clean but still has some swoon worthy moments of romance.  Enjoy this excerpt from Fractured Soul followed by the giveaway!

As soon as the Vyken appeared in the doorway, I tossed a ball hard. He dodged it by jumping up along the side of the wall, his nails and bare toes somehow finding a hold in the thin cracks of the wall. I threw another one, but he was already moving, scrambling alongside the stones like a spider. He was grinning.

I rolled away from the wall until I was in the middle of the room. I lost sight of him for just a fraction of a second, but that was enough. The Vyken was gone, or, I should say, hiding. He was still here. I could feel him. I looked up toward the rafters of the tower roof. It was pitch black.
At the bottom of the tower, I heard Christian begin to ascend the stairs. “I’m coming, Llona!” he yelled.

Still staring up, I created Light again in the palm of my hand and willed it to rise. The closer it got to the rafters the faster my heart beat. Sweat rolled down the small of my back.

Light began to fill dark spaces, exposing that which wished to remain hidden. My Vyken was there, but he wasn’t alone. Another sat crouched on a beam. Where his left eye should’ve been there was an empty hole.

I screamed when my Vyken dropped from the ceiling, extinguishing the light. He fell onto my stomach, pushing my shoulders into the floor. I tried to create Light, but it was as if he knew what I was going to do because his hands slipped up and pinned my wrists together. He bent forward and inhaled my skin. The warmth of his breath steamed my ear when he said, “I’m going to eat every part of you.”

Oh!  I should mention that Fractured Light is on sale right now!  $2.99 for the duration of the blog tour.  Excellent time to pick that up and get started on this fantastic new series.  Purchase links are included below.

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

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  1. Thanks for thegiveaway.
    Im looking forward to read this book Llona seems like a fierce character which I love!! Thank you for the excerpt.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment! I hope you do love this book and Llona. She is a bit of a fire cracker.


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