On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Read along with us on the EXCERPT TOUR for
the third book in the YA/NA Urban Fantasy Descendants Series:
By Melissa Wright
July Tour Schedule:
23 – Launch
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Book-Marks the Spot
Nocturnal Predators Reviews
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My Devotional Thoughts
The Wonderings of One Person
The Written Adventure
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Brianna can see her future, but itís the past that haunts her. Plans laid in place centuries ago are threatening not only her and her sister, but all of the Seven Lines. As the shadows plot their way to old rule, the visions shift again. Her power has led to some hard choicesóand the occasional stab woundóbut this set of futures holds nothing but darkness.
What is your motivation behind this series?
The idea for the Descendants Series came to me while writing the Frey Saga. I was toying with Frey’s powers and the thought of that talent in the current world, the ability to use mind control on humans, really inspired me. I made a few notes, but once the first paragraphs were down, the story took root and I couldn’t help but keep going. One of the most enjoyable aspects was Aern’s laid back style playing off Emily’s fierce and stubborn attitude toward their situation. As a writer, it was great fun.
Why did you want to write it?
It was nice to change up the style in such a dramatic way. I’d been writing swords and castles, so being able to use a cell phone and sarcasm was kind of a relief. The Descendants Series is certainly more fast paced and action driven, but perhaps the scariest change for my part was writing the first book from a male lead’s point of view. And scaring yourself sometimes is a good thing. There was never a dull moment writing Aern.
What do you hope readers will take with them when they read this last book in the series?
To me, things really come full circle with the characters, their relationships, and the dilemma of facing their lot in life. I think they’ve learned a lot, they’ve definitely been through some trials, but it was nice to give them that sense of understanding and the chance to see how things truly are. They had to either accept it or fight to the end, but it was nice to give them the choice.
Do you have a favorite scene?
I actually surprised myself with this one, because Brianna and Logan had some tender moments that really had them taking over the spot for my favorite couple in the series. When she’s showing him her power and plainly stalling, then he takes her hand and tells her it will be okay, talks about Saturday mornings … yeah, that.
Share something about you that is unique – maybe about how/where you write… or favorite snack foods?
I listen to a lot of audiobooks, so sometimes when I’m writing it’s as if I can hear the characters’ voices in my head. I tend to just let that “voice” talk through the scene, fingers clicking furiously across the keys, and when I’m really in the zone I don’t always realize exactly what I’ve written. This sounds bizarre, and it probably is, but when I go back and proofread later, I find myself laughing out loud at some of the things that character said — because it doesn’t seem like something I’d write – Ever.
So maybe I should have just said I love chocolate almonds 😉
The other books in the Descendants Series
If she can just help her sister restore their hidden powers, she might be able to stop whatís coming. But an old enemy returns, and heís got plans for Brianna and her visions.
What neither of them knows is that fate has given a stranger one chance to find her. He was trained to protect the chosenóbut if he fails, the future will crumble.
Shifting Fate is the second book in the Descendants Series (following Bound by Prophecy) and focuses on Brianna and Logan.
There is a teaser posted here and the first chapter posted here, but beware, it’s full of spoilers from the first book.
Purchase from Amazon , Barnes and Noble, and the Book Depository. Can also purchase in audio at iTunes and Audible.
What he really wants, is for things to go back to normal. But now heís kidnapped a girl, and his brotherís men are after him. His only hope is to join with the Division, but they have plans of their own, and itís the last thing Aern is willing to do.
Emily just wants her sister back. She doesn’t care about the prophecy, or realize whatís at stake. But when she goes after Aern, the truth of the matter uncoils, and Brianna isn’t the only one whoís in danger.
Suddenly, theyíre at the center of a secret war, and unless they can work together, theyíll both have a sacrifice too big to make.
You can read an excerpt of Bound by Prophecy here.
Get the ebook for FREE on Nook and Kindle. Can also purchase from the Book Depository, and in audio at iTunes and Audible.
Grand Prize: $15 Amazon Gift Card and ebook copies of all three Descendants’ books
3 – ebook copies Shifting Fate or Reign of Shadows (winner’s choice)
Ends August 7th
One Reply to “Reign of Shadows: Urban Fantasy with a Giveaway!”
I would love to see how much worse this world is going to get before Christ returns. Is there going to be more wars? More famine? More hate between each other?I feel we are right there now but it could be 100 more years but no one knows and that would be the one thing I would love to know if I could.