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Phoenix

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Phoenix by Jessica Wayne

Release date: November 9th, 2018

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PHOENIX by Jessica Wayne is now #LIVE!

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Aɴᴀsᴛᴀsɪᴀ Cᴀʀᴛᴇʀ ɪs ᴘʟᴀɢᴜᴇᴅ ʙʏ ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇs ᴏғ ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴏᴍɪɴɢ ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴜᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.

Countless nights she’s awoken coated in sweat, unable to shake the feeling that someone was coming for her.

Bᴜᴛ ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇs ᴀʀᴇ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴛʀɪᴄᴋs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪɴᴅ, ʀɪɢʜᴛ?

Her world is turned upside-down when dreams become reality and a violent attack rips her away from the man she loves, landing her in a world parallel to her own.

Iɴ Tᴇʀʀᴇɴɪᴀ, Aɴᴀsᴛᴀsɪᴀ ᴍᴜsᴛ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ sʜᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ sʜᴇ ᴋɴᴇᴡ.

As she struggles to come to terms with her new reality, she discovers she doesn’t have much time. Terrenia is on the brink of a war that could easily destroy not only this world, but Earth as well, and only one person holds the key.

Aɴᴀsᴛᴀsɪᴀ ᴍᴜsᴛ ғɪɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɢʜᴛ ᴡɪᴛʜɪɴ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴇғᴇᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʀᴋɴᴇss ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴏᴍᴇs ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀʟʟ.

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About the Author

Jessica Wayne was born and raised in southern California where she and her family trained horses. She grew up traveling to different competitions, as well as showing sheep and rabbits for 4-H and the FFA.

After moving to Texas with her family, Jessica joined the Army National Guard where she served for seven years.

From the moment her grandmother introduced her to Nora Roberts’ wonderful world of romance, Jessica knew she wanted to create her own stories and share them with the world.

She has been writing full time for the past four years and is a stay at home mom. She currently resides in Texas with her husband, their two children, and their dog.

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Excerpt

Bodies littered the ground before her, their eyes forever unblinking, frozen in fear. The sky thundered and rain poured down, diluting the blood-splattered ground.

“Hello?” Anastasia called, searching for anyone who might have survived. What happened? Why was everyone dead?

Her lungs burned as she ran through the destruction of what had once been her city. Buildings had crumbled to nothing but chunks of brick, and it took nearly all her concentration to make it safely through the rubble.

“Hello?” she screamed as loud as she could, her throat burning from the force. “Is there anyone left?” Her gaze landed on a man lying face down, his dark hair matted with blood. She approached slowly, each step taking her closer to what she prayed wasn’t reality.

“Dakota?” she whispered, kneeling beside him. She rolled his body over and cried out. “No!” Anastasia lifted his head into her lap and cradled her best friend. What the hell had happened?

“Anastasia.”

She turned toward the sound quickly, raising her fists in the air. A man stood before her wearing a crimson robe. His mouth in a tight line, he narrowed his silver eyes. Dark hair cut short and greying at the temples, he resembled one of the professors at the college, but she didn’t recognize him.

“What happened?” she asked.

“You happened.”

Her stomach twisted. “What do you mean? I didn’t do anything!”

The man snickered. “You did everything!”

“Who are you?” She held her ground, determined to protect Dakota even now that he was no longer breathing.

“I will be your death.”

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The Harbinger

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Welcome to my stop on the launch tour for Candace Wondrak’s The Harbinger!

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Genre: Reverse Harem/ Fantasy

Expected Publication Date: November 5th, 2018

Synopsis:

The rules of the Second, a list by Faith Blackwell.

One: technology doesn’t work. The Second doesn’t need electricity when it has magic. Two: don’t trust anyone. The Second’s races—the Elven, the Malus, the Ulen and the Dracon—are way too pretty to trust. Three: when someone tells you you’re the new Harbinger, believe them. Bad things happen if you don’t.

Back in the sixties, the last Harbinger permanently opened the gateways between Earth and the Second. Humanity grew accordingly. Faith is in her fifth year at the Academy, with her sight set on joining the Division, the branch of government that enforces what most law enforcement can’t, like smuggling goods between worlds. Following her mother’s footsteps has always been the plan.

Of course, she doesn’t want to follow them to a T. Her mother had awful luck with men, as did her grandma. Faith wouldn’t mind finding out what’s so special about a man that it has her quirky grandma swearing at them constantly. A field trip to the Second is just what she needs.

Being the first female Harbinger in the Second’s history and having to face down the realm’s most dangerous Dracon, also known as the ridiculously-named Dread King? Not what she needs.

Faith isn’t a hero. That sort of responsibility is not what she wants. The perks that come with it—like a sexy but infuriating Elf, a flirty Malus, and a quiet and pensive Ulen—well, maybe for them she’ll make an exception to her grandma’s no-man rule.

Maybe she’ll have them all.

The Harbinger is the first in a slow-burn, reverse harem fantasy series. Expect eventual hot and steamy scenes, coupled with the Chosen One trope, and a heroine who will reluctantly try to save a world that isn’t hers.

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Excerpt

The three males that had chosen willingly to follow in a hunter’s footsteps for a week were strong enough to string their bows, though their aiming power left much to be desired. On average, they hit their targets about one in…five.

Awful. Terrible. Light was aghast that these were supposed to be humanity’s so-called protectors.

When he was done with the men, he turned toward the final participant in his seven-day extravaganza. She was on her back, laying the sun, one arm draped across her face to shield her eyes from the light.

Was she sleeping?

Light was purposefully as quiet as he could be—which was near soundless—as he picked up the final unstrung bow and dropped it unceremoniously on her, landing it right on her stomach.

She jerked awake, blinking half a dozen times as she stared up at him. Her irises were of a pure, untainted green. They seemed to sparkle in the sunlight. They were only a level or two of intensity away from being exactly like Elven or Fae eyes. Their color…wasn’t ugly.

“That was rude,” she said, grabbing the bow and getting to her tiny feet. How did she walk on those?

“Perhaps you should not have fallen asleep during my lesson,” Light spoke, irate.

“Perhaps your lesson should not have been so boring,” she chimed, running a hand through her hair, which seemed more red than brown in the sun. “It’s memorization, buddy. Not that hard. It’s actually something I’m kind of good at.” She walked away from the two males who sat near her, studying the vellum, past the third who returned to the group after taking out the few of his arrows that made their target. “Now teach me how to shoot.”

Light smiled as he crossed his arms, the leather on his chest tight as he commanded, “I’ve already attached the bottom of the string. All you have to do is finish stringing it. It shouldn’t be too hard, since you seem to be so good at everything.”

Her bright green stare squinted at him, and for a quick moment, her eyes fell to his feet, traveling up him like she studied each part of his appearance. She stared at him too intently for his liking. Turning her back to him, she whispered, “Trust me, I’m not good at everything.” Her words probably had a hidden meaning, but Light did not care to inquire.

He watched her shoulders hunch as she sought to bend the bow—wrongly, of course—and somehow get the string to settle in the handmade notches Light had carved in them. He’d made all of the materials himself—yet another one of his punishments from the Court. That’s how he saw it, anyway.

After he laughed out loud, Light said, “Perhaps the funny one is not as strong as she thinks she is?”

She whirled to him, glowering, though the stern look did not reach her eyes. She didn’t really care about succeeding here, he could tell. “I never said I was strong. And my name—so you can stop calling me the funny one—is Faith.”

Faith.

He’d have to make certain he tried hard to not remember it.

About the Author

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Hey guys! I’m a writer, an office worker, a wife, a mother to two dogs and two cats, and half of a strange pair of young adults who flip the houses they’re living in with the goal of having no mortgage (so that I can eventually focus on my writing career!). Needless to say, I’m busy.

Still, I somehow find time to write, to read, and to enjoy life. Wish there were more hours in the day, really!

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My Review

5 stars

Many years ago, the last Harbinger opened a gateway between Earth and the Second. The Second is an alternate world populated by all things paranormal/fantasy. Since then Earth has had to adjust to the comings and goings of these creatures/races and had to create a police force to handle smuggling and illegal portals.

Enter Faith Blackwell. All she wants to do is graduate from the Academy and follow in her mother’s footsteps but cracking down on smugglers. But on a field trip to the Second she gets separated from her class, learns she is in way over her head, and that she is the new Harbinger, a human that will defeat the evil in the Second.

Faith is loud, obnoxious, and has this thing about breaking rules. I loved her! But of course her trouble has stuck her with an elf that clearly hates her. The banter between the two of them is hilarious, she truly is a girl after my own heart. But when she learns her fate she realizes this is serious and how much trouble she is in. But she is still willing to fight and do what needs to be done. It just helps that she has this sexy elf that is trying to fight feelings for her.

This is a great story with an amazing cast of characters, beautiful world, and a great story. I love how there is an attraction and tension without the insta love but so much potential for the whole Harbinger aspect along with a bunch of good looking men.

This is the first book of Candace Wondrak’s that I have read but it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book in this series and read her other works.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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