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Friday, 18 September 2015

☀ A Reaper of Stone: Echoes of the Ascended [1] - Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Reaper of Stone, a Fantasy by (, Gelineau & King, 62 pages).

This is the first book in the Echoes of the Ascended series.  Grab your copy FREE on Amazon until 20 September 2015!!!

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below, as well as details of the up-coming books in the Echoes of the Ascended series.

PREVIEW: Read the Prologue with Amazon Look Inside. A Reaper of Stone is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Mark Gelineau and Joe King will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).


Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

A Lady is dead. Her noble line ended. And the King’s Reaper has come to reclaim her land and her home. In the marches of Aedaron, only one thing is for certain. All keeps of the old world must fall.

Elinor struggles to find her place in the new world. She once dreamed of great things. Of becoming a hero in the ways of the old world. But now she is a Reaper. And her duty is clear. Destroy the old. Herald the new.

Teaser: Excerpt

The girl stared directly into Elinor's eyes. There was no hysteria, and no more tears. Just sadness matched with a hard, cold determination. “For the murder.”
     At the word, Elinor felt a cold inside her that had nothing to do with the chilling rain. “They were attacked by bandits.”
     “They were not killed by mere bandits,” she hissed. “My father was a tempered razor of the Aegis School. He was a match for a dozen armed men. Perhaps more. That is no exaggeration.” She stared into Elinor's eyes with a fierce intensity. “The death of my father and Lady Lliane was no accident. It was an assassination.”
     “Stop,” Elinor commanded. She looked around to be sure there were none of Piersym's razors nearby. Two were outside, but on the far side of the tower. Elinor assumed that over the rain, they wouldn't have heard what the girl said.
      “You don't believe me?” Tae asked, the hurt clear in her eyes.
     Elinor moved close, until they were almost nose to nose. Her voice was quiet, but carried a sharp edge of intensity. “It is not about belief,” Elinor said, holding the girl with her gaze. “You must be careful what you say. Some things once said, cannot be unsaid.”
     Tae looked confused and Elinor continued on. “If you make an accusation, you turn your home into a den of wolves.” She shifted her eyes in the direction of the Hearthfire razors on the far end of the parapet. “And these wolves will not allow you to escape if they believe you threaten them.”
     The girl frowned, but shook her head defiantly. “But you said it yourself. You fought every day for what you believed in. How is this any different than the rendworms?”
     “Because this is not a fight you can win, Tae,” Elinor said.

A Reaper of Stone 
FREE until 20 September 2015!

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The Series: Echoes of the Ascended

Every child knows the stories and legends of the Ascended. But for five orphans, they were more than just stories, they were a path to a new life.

Rend The Dark [2]

[H]e saw one of the crowd looked different now. Oily black shadows like living tar flowed over his body in the unmistakable stain of the Dark. Ferran locked eyes with the creature that had disguised itself as a man. “No more hiding,” he said and charged.

The great Ruins are gone. The titans. The behemoths. All banished to the Dark and nearly forgotten. But the cunning ones, the patient ones remain. They hide not in the cracks of the earth or in the shadows of the world. But inside us. Wearing our skin. Waiting. Watching.

Once haunted by visions of the world beyond, Ferran now wields that power to hunt the very monsters that he once feared. He is not alone. Others bear the same terrible burden. But Hunter or hunted, it makes no difference. Eventually, everything returns to the Dark. [Release: DATE, October 2015]

Best Left in the Shadows [3]

Resa, the Shining City. The future. They ride, and run, and crawl from the marches to live among the splendors of the capital. But for each who succeeds, a hundred must fail. And for each who ascends, a thousand must fall. Yet every day, they still come. Hoping they will be the one to rise.

Where others play the deadly games of the capital, Alys plays the players. She trades and sells secrets between the factions of the city. Some act as payment. Some as shield. Others, a weapon. She is a child of the new world. A daughter of Resa. Bold. Cunning. Free. [Release: November 2015]

Faith and Moonlight [4]

They learn in the day. They fight at night. They are the gifted, and the very laws of nature are theirs to break. Razors. They channel the spirits of all who have come before them. And in the great schools of the capital, they learn to master that power, to shape it to their own desire and passion. From birth to graduation, that is their life. Their purpose.

Roan is rage, born and raised to fight, to kill. Kay is compassion and hope. But together, they share a dream. A dream born from the stories of the great first heroes of Aedaron, the Ascended. They want a new life. A better life. And through the ancient gates Faith, that life seems almost close enough to grasp. [Release: December 2015]

About the Author

Mark Gelineau and Joe King have been writing and telling stories together for the last 25 years.

They share a love for the classic fantasy tales of their childhood.

Their Echoes of the Ascended series brings those old epic characters and worlds to new life.

Ever since the day he discovered his grandfather's stacks of pulps,comics, and sci-fi and fantasy novels, Mark was fascinated. When he saw his first movie, Star Wars, he was hooked.

Stories of adventure and far off worlds thrilled him then and inspire him now. It was this passion for imaginative storytelling that led him to writing and education. In addition to his own writing work, Mark has taught middle school English for the last thirteen years, and is excited to share his stories with his young son, Bryce.

Joe spent most of his childhood doing what he loved most - building things with his friends. He built friendships, stories, worlds, games, imagination, and everything in between.

Joe believes in the power of stories, dreams, family, friendship, and getting your ass kicked every once in a while.

More than anything, he wants to tell a good story, and, for him, Gelineau & King is the constant reminder that it's never too late to start building the things you love.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting us. Wow, you did an amazing job laying out all the information. Top notch!

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