Friday, March 15, 2013

Innovative Online Book Tours: Excerpt from Shadow Moon, by Marilee Brothers, plus Giveaway!!

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(Unbidden Magic #4)
Marilee Brothers
Trade Paperback, 230 pages
Bell Bridge Books
November 11, 2011
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy,
Young Adult Fiction

Goodreads Synopsis

Allie Emerson is hoping for a few quiet months to catch her breath after a summer that included the discovery she is not only a twin and of faery blood, but also destined to play a pivotal role in faery world. School has barely begun when Allie must kiss her hope of a normal year goodbye.
She can't escape her unfinished business with the fae, the Trimarks, or Junior Martinez, who is making it clear he plans to win her back. Signs, portents and whispers are pushing Allie to "find the girl" before it's too late. Hoping her twin can help her solve the riddle of their destiny, Allie uncovers old secrets and begins a cross-country journey that puts her in more danger than ever before. If she succeeds, she may just find the answers that can save everyone she loves.

Here's a sneak peek at
this exciting YA novel!! 

Jessie held out a hand to Sammie.  "Come forward, child," he ordered.

Obediently, Sammie slid off the stool, still holding her guitar.  As she approached Jessie, Sammie's gaze skimmed over the crowd.  Allie, are you out there?

Huh?  Startled by the clarity of her voice inside my head, I almost stood and waved my arms.  Had I imagined hearing Sammie's words?  One way to find out.

I'm here, Sammie.  Last row.  To your left.  I thought the words and willed them to reach her.  When her gaze swung to the back row, she smiled.  Glad you're here.  A shiver slithered from the base of my neck down to the bottom of my spine.  Before I had a chance to analyze what just happened, Jessie started his rant.  He pointed out the pentagram tattoo on Sammie's neck.  "Ladies and gentlemen, do you understand the significance of this tattoo?"

I heard people mutter "Black magic", and "Satanism".  The color rose in Sammie's face.  My cheeks warmed up in response.  A tsunami of emotions flooded my mind.  Embarrassment.  Simmering rage.  Frustration.  Shame.  I clenched my fists and pressed my lips together to keep from crying out.  How could this be happening?  How could I feel what Sammie was feeling?  Hear her thoughts?  How could she hear mine?  Above all, what did it mean?


Tom put his hand on my shoulder.  "It's okay, Allie.  I understand.  You've been under a lot of stress."

"No!"  I screamed again.  A firestorm of energy zinged through my body and Ackerman's file folder exploded.  A blizzard of papers shot upward, fluttering and swooping like frantic birds looking for an escape route.  Ackerman tried to snatch them out of the air, leaping and darting around the room.

Frantic to get away from Chris Revelle, I whirled toward the door.  My pent-up fury must have triggered a power surge, because as my gaze swept over the book-lined walls, heavy volumes shot from the shelves like heat-seeking missiles.  With a shout of alarm, Revelle dived under the desk.  Ackerman screamed and hit the floor, her arms covering her head.  Tom and I both ran for the door. 

I screamed, "Come on, Sammie, we're getting out of here!"

Tom and I reached the door at the same time.  I gave him another hard shove.  He staggered sideways, directly into the path of a massive leather-bound book that slammed into the back of his head and toppled him like a bowling pin.  His glasses sailed off his nose and joined the rest of the flying objects.  Yes!  Score one for Allie! 

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Marilee Brothers

Author Bio

A former teacher, coach, and school
counselor, Marilee lives in
Washington State and writes full-time. 
Her books include Castle Ladyslipper,
a medieval romance,
The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam,
winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone,
Moon Rise, Moon Spun,
Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon.
Marilee is a member of the
Romance Writers of America, Pacific
Northwest Writers Association,
and the Society of Children's Book
Writers and Illustrators.

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  1. I really like the fact that the some of the new books in this genre are reviving concepts of mythical creatures and personages. I see that the spelling is different but I wonder how much the faerys in this series resemble fairies of myth.

  2. Hey, Brian!

    Yes, the spelling is different, but I've looked it up, and it's an alternative version of the name. As far as I can tell, the faeries in this book are pretty much like the traditional ones, although I couldn't say for sure, since I haven't read the book.

    Thanks for the comment!! :)


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