Friday, May 5, 2017

Blog Tour/Giveaway!! Diadem of Death, by B.R. Myers

Welcome to the Diadem of Death
Blog Tour, sponsored by 
YA Bound Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring an excerpt with mini-review!
There's also a tour-wide giveaway!!

Diadem of Death
(Nefertari Hughes Mystery, Book 2)
B.R. Myers
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Blue Moon Publishers
April 24, 2017
Fantasy, Mystery, Mythology, 
Young Adult Fiction

Nefertari “Terry” Hughes is looking forward to spending the school break with her boyfriend, but when her archaeologist father announces he’s working on a project that will take him to Egypt, all hopes of having a romantic summer are buried.
Terry accompanies her father to Alexandria where she’s reunited with her first crush, Awad—all grown up and an expert in translating hieroglyphics. He confides that the team is in a race to find Cleopatra’s lost tomb before a secret band of rebels steals Egypt’s last Pharaoh and her diadem.

But sabotage and a deadly accident put everyone on high alert, and Terry isn’t sure whom to trust. As the line between ally and enemy begins to blur, Terry has to keep her wits about her and figure out who wants the diadem badly enough to kill.

This is a mini-review of the excerpt below, 
and not of the complete book, which I 
can't wait to read!!

This is DEFINITELY my type of read!! Female in action, in dangerous situation! No looking around to be rescued (how different from the way I would act, he, he. But well, the potential is there.....) The immediacy of the scene is very well handled, with just a few paragraphs. Terry, the female hero, doesn't hesitate; she makes a split-second decision to do something to help out the convenience store cashier with the gun in his face. 
Need I mention that I am not only adding this one to my Goodreads shelves, but buying it for my phone's Kindle app? (I can also read it on my husband's iPad, which has a bigger screen.) Bottom line: YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

It was the gap of unnatural quiet that made Terry look up from her phone, her thumb hovering over the ‘send’ button. She stayed crouched in the candy aisle, a bag of chocolate-covered gummi bears in one hand, her phone in the other. Maude’s text was waiting for a reply.
Terry slowly lowered the bag of candy to the tiled floor. Every crinkle of the plastic sounded like cracks of thunder. She paused and listened again. There was only the hum of the fluorescent lights of the convenience store. Terry carefully stood and craned her neck around the aisle. Her heart pulsed adrenaline as she peeked around a towering display of two-liter pop bottles.
The young clerk behind the cash register stood like a statue, pale-faced with his mouth hanging open, staring into the face of a man in a ski mask. A pistol was pointed at the clerk’s nose.
“All of it,” the voice behind the mask demanded, motioning to the open satchel on the counter.
Here we go again, Terry thought. She took in a calculated breath, glancing around the area. The pop bottles were no use. Then a smile tugged at the corner of her mouth. There, at the end of the opposite aisle, displayed with garbage bags and tubes of crazy glue, was the answer.
Slipping the phone into the back pocket of her denim shorts, she dashed, staying ducked down and keeping out of sight. It only took seconds to reach what she needed. And then, moving so quickly that neither the clerk nor the gunman turned her way, Terry struck the first blow.

Purchase Links

Be sure to check out the first book 
in this exciting series!!

Always in the mood for a good scare, B.R. Myers spent most of her teen years behind the covers of Lois Duncan, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King. Her YA contemporary coming-of-age novel, Girl On The Run, was chosen by the Canadian Children's Book Centre as a BEST BOOK for TEENS for 2016.

When she's not putting her characters in awkward situations, she works as a registered nurse. A member of the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia, she lives in Halifax with her husband and two children—and there is still a stack of books on her bedside table.


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  1. That excerpt was amazing! This definitely sounds like an exciting read -- we're adding this one to our TBR for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this, the trailer, and the awesome giveaway! Wonderful mini-review and post, Maria!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend *smooshy tackle hugs and all our love* <3 <3 <3

    ~Michele and Mckenzie

    1. Hi, Michele & Mckenzie!!

      I'm so glad you guys loved this excerpt, too!! And yes, I agree that this is indeed an exciting read! It's GREAT that you're adding this one to your TBR!!

      You're very welcome for everything in the post! And thanks for complimenting my mini-review!!

      Hope you both have a WONDERFUL week ahead!! SMOOSHY TACKLED HUGS & LOVE BACK!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. Hello Maria, thank you for helping shine the spotlight on DIADEM OF DEATH. I hope you enjoy the rest of the novel!

    1. Hi, B.R.!

      You're very welcome!! I KNOW I'll enjoy the rest! Sounds like an AWESOME adventure!!

      Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a lovely comment!! <3 :)


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