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Saturday, 24 October 2015

☀☄❏ Girl of Myth and Legend: The Chosen [1] - Giselle Simlett

Following our Cover Reveal Party last month, thank you for joining us for the Virtual Book Tour for:

Title: Girl of Myth and Legend
Series: The Chosen, #1
Author:
Genre:Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
Publisher: WWS Publishing
Expected Publication Date:

Girl of Myth and Legend

The Chosen Saga will comprise of eight or nine books in total.  The second novel, Darkness Is Rising, is due for publication in May 2016.  Visit the author's website for the latest news and releases, as well as Character Profiles

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Giselle Simlett.

Author Giselle Simlett will be awarding 3 signed editions of Girl of Myth and Legend, 3 Soundtracks, and 3 Bookmarks randomly drawn winners 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 (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Book One in The Chosen Saga.

A girl with a past she tries to forget, and a future she can’t even imagine.

Leonie Woodville wants to live an unremarkable life. She wants routine, she wants repetition, she wants predictability. So when she explodes in a blaze of light one morning on the way to her college, it’s enough to put a real crimp in her day.

And things only get weirder…

Leonie learns from her father that she is last of the Pulsar, a phenomenally powerful member of a magical species called the Chosen. It will be her sole duty to protect the Imperium, a governing hierarchy, from all enemies, and to exceed the reputation of the Pulsar before her. So – no pressure there, then.

Leonie is swept away from her rigorous normality and taken to a world of magic. There, she is forced into a ceremony to join her soul to a guardian, Korren, who is both incredibly handsome and intensely troubled, a relationship for which ‘it’s complicated’ just really doesn’t cut it.

But Leonie is soon to learn that this ancient world is no paradise. With violent dissidents intent to overthrow the Imperium, and dark entities with their own agenda, she and Korren find themselves caught in a war where they will have to overcome their differences if they are to survive.

Dare to dream. Dare to hope. Dare to be a legend.



Teaser: Excerpt - Snippets

KORREN POV

What are you? Who are you? I have never met a Chosen like you in my entire existence. You are everything that is free. You are freedom. And I … I’m the bird trapped in the cage, watching you fly away. But then, you look back at me, you always look back, and you reach through the bars and offer your hand to me. Though I am nothing, though I am just a heartless creature, you still offer me your hand. But I won’t take it. I won’t, because … what will happen to us if I do?

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LEONIE

4)‘I am scared. I am a coward, and even so I will survive, because nothing can beat me. Break my bones, scorch my flesh, haze my mind, discourage me all you want, and I will still survive. I have something more than magic in me, something stronger, something untouchable. I will survive. But I promise you, you won’t make it off this mountain, I’ll make sure of that.’
      He laughs and swings his blade back. ‘Fire in your eyes. Hair whipping like flames. Pulsar should be as calm as water, not blazing like fire.’
      ‘Then you’d better stand back,’ I say, ‘because mine is a fire that will consume anyone in my way, and when it does, I’ll rip off that mask you hide behind, stare into those eyes of yours, and all I’ll see is pure, naked, unfathomable fear looking back at me.’

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LEONIE

I see wonder in their eyes, wonder because I am a Pulsar, the Pulsar, an age that ended two hundred years ago. They’ve never known a time with a Pulsar, but they’ve heard stories about their heroics, of their chivalry, of their power, of their legend, and I am the story come to life, like I have stepped out of a fairy tale and into reality.

About the Author

Giselle Simlett was born in England.  She has studied Creative Writing at both Gloucestershire University and the Open University.  She has a diploma in Creative Writing, Language and Literature and will soon complete her BA Hons Open Degree.

She does not as yet have a degree in the power and responsible use of magic, but she does have a young son, which amounts to the same thing.

She currently lives in Australia with her husband and son.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Oct 8: Women of Badassery ✉
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Oct 26: Leigh Anderson Romance ✉
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Oct 30: History From A Woman’s Perspective
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Nov 1:Books are Love ✍

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