Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blog Tour:Mini-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!! Relics, by Maer Wilson

Welcome to this stop in the  
Relics Blog Tour,
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 MythBehaving Tours!!

My stop includes a mini-review, 
which is based on the 
book excerpt and synopsis.
There's also a TOUR GIVEAWAY!!

(Modern Magics, #1)
Maer Wilson
Trade Paperback, 342 pages
Elysian Press, 2nd edition
September 21, 2014
Paranormal Fiction, Urban Fantasy

  Print Edition
Amazon US/Amazon UK

Most of Thulu and La Fi's clients are dead. Which is perfect since their detective agency caters to the supernatural. But a simple job finding a lost locket leads to a big case tracking relics for an ancient daemon.

The daemon needs the relics to keep a dangerous portal closed. His enemy, Gabriel, wants the relics to open the portal and give his people access to a new feeding ground – Earth. Caught on live TV, other portals begin to open and the creatures of magic return to Earth. The people of Earth are not alone, but will soon wish they were.

When Gabriel threatens their family, Thulu and La Fi's search becomes personal. The couple will need powerful help in the race to find the relics before Gabriel does. But maybe that's what ghostly friends, magical allies and daemonic clients are for. When the creatures of myth and magic return to Earth, they're nothing like your mother's fairy tales.

This time around, I have a very short excerpt to go on, but I can still give an honest initial opinion of this book, based on that, plus the plot synopsis above. I can definitely tell you, my readers, that this is a book worth diving into! The characters sound very compelling, the world-building as well, and part of the action is caught on live TV!

I also love the fact that the two main characters are paranormal investigators. That is pretty interesting, as I'm sure their powers aid them in their investigations. As if this weren't enough, their clients have, for the most part, passed on into the next world. Yes, it does sound creepy, and yet, fascinating at the same time. The dead are described as if they were still living, and that's something I'm sure most of us have wished for, after the passing of a loved one.

In short, I intend to buy and read this book, and any sequels thereafter. (It's available in print -- YAY!!!) And I do recommend it, as well!

When the dead are afraid, there's a big problem. The fear cut through the abandoned warehouse as sharp as the dagger at my throat. The tall, powerful being easily held me immobile. Breaking promises and lying to ancient creatures who can make you very dead, very fast, was not such a good idea.

Humans and non-humans, living and dead, all of us were cautious not to make any sudden moves that would send my captor over the edge.

I tried to take careful breaths. I was terrified, more afraid than I'd ever been in my life, and in shock, too. Betrayal and death will do that to you, let me tell you.

Like a car out of control on ice, my thoughts careened all over the place. I could only hope someone in the group was thinking clearer than me. I kept my eyes down to hide the emotions I knew would upset the others. No sense letting Thulu and the rest know just how freaked out I really was.

All I could tell myself was to breathe easy and try not to swallow. There was nothing but silence for long minutes, as both sides continued to wait. No one moved. Even the dead were frozen with fear. Now there's a scary thought.  

After a successful career being other people, and later teaching others the many tricks of that trade, Maer Wilson has decided to be herself for a while. Turns out she's a writer. She's always loved stories, especially fantasy, mystery and sci fi. Maer was born in the Year of the Dragon and has a dragon-themed room in her home, but sadly no dragons in the back yard. When she's not writing, Maer plays online video games, teaches college and reads. Maer is a partner in Ellysian Press, a small publishing house. She also co-hosts the literary podcast MythBehaving. Maer lives in the high desert of Southern Nevada with her three dogs, a chihuahua and two poodles.

Her books include Relics and Portals, Books 1 and 2 in the Modern Magics series. The upcoming third book in the series is Magics. There are also three novelettes in the series - “Ghost Memory,” “Unwanted Ghost” and “Ghost Dancer.” A fourth story, “Wedding Ghost” is also planned. You can find all books and novelettes in the Modern Magics series at Amazon.

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  1. Thanks so very much for participating in my tour! It was great being on your blog.

    1. Hi, Maer!

      You're very welcome! It was great hosting you, and I can't wait to get your book! (The print edition, of course!)

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  2. Amazing review! Cant wait to check out this read! This will be added to my to read list right now. Thanks for sharing =)

    Benish | Feminist Reflections
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    1. Hi, Benish!

      Oh, thank you! yes, this book does sound great, doesn't it? I want to read it, too! I thought that having a mini=review of it, based on what I've read about it, would be a great idea!

      You're very welcome for the share! Thanks for commenting!! : )


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