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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

☀☄ Origins: Seventeen [5] - AD Starrling

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Origins, a Paranormal Thriller by (, AD Starrling, 335 pages).

This is the fifth book in the Seventeen series.

Discover where it all started... Boxset and exclusive extras: Get the Seventeen series short story box set (1-3) + exclusive confidential files for the first four books in the series!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as details of all of the other titles in the series.

Author AD Starrling will be awarding a $20 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 (☀).


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Synopsis

The gifts bestowed by One not of this world, to the Man who had lived longer than most.

The Empire ruled by a King who would swallow the world in his madness.

The Warrior who chose to rise against her own kind in order to defeat him.

Discover the extraordinary beginnings of the Immortals and the unforgettable story of the Princess who would become a Legend.


In a time when sickness covers the world in shadows, Romerus, descendant of the first man and woman to walk the Earth, ventures into the desert to find a cure for his dying sons. The gifts he receives from the mysterious stranger he meets on his crusade turn his children into beings who can defeat death itself, carving a destiny that makes them Immortal kings of an empire spanning hundreds of years and thousands of leagues.

Mila, third daughter of Crovir and last-born grandchild of Romerus, knows the evil that resides in the heart of her father. When she dares challenge his increasing tyranny by sparing the life of a human governor, his twisted fear of her grows, triggering a chain of events that culminates in her witnessing his final, unforgivable sin. Accused of a crime she did not commit and forced to flee the empire of her birth, her path collides with that of an enigmatic captain who proves to be more than he claims.

As the promise of war darkens the lands, the most powerful and fearless of all the Immortals must shatter old alliances and create fresh ones in order to forge a new destiny for her kin and mankind.

Origins is the compelling fifth installment and genesis story of AD Starrling’s multi-award-winning, action thriller series Seventeen.


The Series: Seventeen

If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and a dose of the paranormal, then you'll love the world of Seventeen.

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.


First Death [0.1]

Discover where it all started…

1570. Carpathian Mountains, Moldavia. Ten-year-old Lucas's life is a simple but happy one. All that changes when the Hunters finally track down his whereabouts.

Forced to bear witness to horrific scenes that forever shatter his innocence, he discovers the shocking secret behind his less than ordinary existence. What follows is a fight for survival that will define the nature of a boy bound to an incredible destiny whose origins have been lost to the tides of time.

First Death is a short story set in AD Starrling's explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen.

Grab this riveting short story and start the epic series today!

[Published 30 January 2015, 52 pages]

Dancing Blades [0.2]

Join Lucas Soul on his quest to become a warrior.

1624. Edo period. Japan.

When hunted half-breed immortal Lucas Soul hears tales of legendary samurai Musashi Miyamoto, he sails to Japan to convince the great man to take him on as an apprentice.

Musashi refuses to agree to his request, leaving Soul with no option but to shadow the samurai and repeatedly challenge him to duel in the hope of proving his worth. But things takes a sinister turn when Soul stumbles upon a plot that threatens the life of Musashi's son.

Can the immortal rescue the young man and change the master's mind?

Dancing Blades is a short story set in AD Starrling's explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen. Get this gripping short story and continue the epic series today!

[Published 28 February 2015, 42 pages]

The Meeting [0.3]

Discover the origins of the incredible friendship that defines Hunted (A Seventeen Series Thriller) Book 1…

On a hot summer's day in Boston, US Marine turned Homicide Detective Reid Halsey finds himself in the middle of a deadly shootout with a murder suspect.

When Lucas Soul, a seemingly innocent victim, rises from the dead moments after a fatal gunshot wound to the head, Reid comes to the shocking realization that the world he believes in may very well be a carefully fabricated lie masking an unearthly reality.

The Meeting is a short story set in AD Starrling's explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen. Get this thrilling short story and continue the epic series today! [Published 31 March 2015, 47 pages]

Hunted [1]

'My name is Lucas Soul. Today, I died again. This is my fifteenth death in the last four hundred and fifty years.’

Soul is an outcast of the Immortal Societies. Born of a Bastian mother and a Crovir father, a half-breed who is abhorred by the two races, he spends the first three hundred and fifty years of his existence being chased and killed by the Hunters.

One fall night in Boston, the Hunt starts again, resulting in Soul's fifteenth death and triggering a chain of events that sends him on the run with Reid Hasley, a former US Marine and his human business partner. From Paris to Prague, their search for answers leads them deep into the Immortal societies and brings them face to face with someone from Soul’s past. Shocking secrets are revealed and fresh allies come to the fore as they uncover a new and terrifying threat to both immortals and humans.

To defeat his enemies, Soul must embrace his tortured fate and become the Hunter. But time is running out. Can he protect the ones he loves and prevent another Immortal War before his seventeenth and final death?

Hunted is the first installment in AD Starrling’s multi-award winning, action thriller series Seventeen. Get this book to start the epic series today!

[Original title: Soul Meaning; Published 5 February 2014, 392 pages]

Warrior [2]

The perfect Immortal warrior.

A set of stolen, priceless artifacts.

An ancient sect determined to bring about the downfall of human civilization.

When a team of scientists unearth scriptures older than the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in Egypt, a mystery lost to the tides of time is uncovered. Heading the expedition is Dimitri Reznak, the Head of the Crovir Immortal Culture History Section. But the monumental discovery is spoiled by evidence of looting and half the priceless artifacts Reznak has sought for centuries have disappeared.

Alexa King is a covert agent for the Crovir First Council. Cold, deadly, unrivaled on the battlefield, she is the perfect warrior. When her godfather Dimitri approaches her for a mission that could elucidate the enigma of her lost past, Alexa is drawn into the dangerous and shadowy world of secret religious societies along with Zachary Jackson, a gifted human and Harvard archaeology professor assigned to help her.

In their hunt for the missing artifacts, Alexa and Zachary cross path with a sinister sect whose origins are as mystifying as the relics they are searching for, and unveil a centuries-old plan that aims to shatter the very structure of civilized society.

From North Africa to the doors of Vatican City and beyond, Alexa and Zachary must outwit the enemy and uncover the astonishing truth behind the missing artifacts and Alexa's own unearthly origins before all is lost.

Warrior is the exciting, action-packed follow-up to Hunted and the second installment in AD Starrling's multi-award winning, action thriller series Seventeen.

[Original title: King's Crusade; Published 27 April 2014, 410 pages]

The Warrior Monk [2.1]

Experience Warrior (A Seventeen Series Thriller Book 2) from the eyes of one of the most loved characters in Seventeen…

The Order of the Three Spears. Founded at the turn of the ninth century by the Lotus-Born Second Buddha and inspired by the most powerful immortal warrior who ever lived, this secret buddhist society has kept the existence of immortals hidden from ordinary humans and maintained peace between the races for twelve hundred years.

When news of an ancient enemy reaches them from the West, the Order sends its best and most unorthodox field agent to investigate.

In the course of his mission, Brother Yonten crosses paths with an immortal operative also tasked with hunting the Order's deadly opponent. The astounding truths he uncovers will determine not just his own fate, but that of the immortal societies and the entire human race.

The Warrior Monk is a short story set in AD Starrling's explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen.

[Published DATE, 44 pages]

The Hunger [2.2]

Discover the origin of the love story behind Empire (A Seventeen Series Thriller Book 3)

1695. Spanish Netherlands.

The war between King Louis XIV and the League of Augsberg reaches a pivotal moment at the Siege of Namur.

When the besieged French army starts to mount an increasingly fierce resistance, Bastian immortal Conrad Greene and his company of elite intelligence operatives are sent to Liège to track down the traitor supplying the enemy with stocks of a new, powerful gunpowder.

Frustrated at every turn, an unexpected visit from Conrad's superior results in a surprising addition to his team. Can the captain resist his all-consuming attraction for immortal Laura Hartwell long enough to solve the mystery of the gunpowder plot?

The Hunger is a short story set in AD Starrling's explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen. If you like high-octane adventures that combine science and a dose of the paranormal, then you'll love the world of Seventeen.

Get this captivating short story and continue the epic series today!

[Published 30 June 2015, 50 pages]

Empire [3]

An immortal healer.

An ancient empire reborn.

A chain of cataclysmic events that threatens to change the fate of the world.

Retired Bastian covert operative Conrad Greene has but one wish left. To live out the rest of eternity away from immortals and humans alike. But when a plane crashes into the Amazonian swamp where he has been hiding for half a century, the jaded immortal healer who was once the greatest asset of the Bastian First Council stumbles across a conspiracy involving the newly elected President of the United States.

Caught in the middle of the intrigue is Bastian intelligence operative Laura Hartwell, the one immortal on Earth most likely to put a bullet through Conrad's skull.

Coerced into returning to the life he had left behind, Conrad reluctantly agrees to assist the American government with their investigation. But as disturbing events start to unfold around the globe, Conrad and his team of elite human and immortal agents find themselves facing an elusive organization hellbent on shifting the power balance of the world.

As chaos descends on Western societies and an old empire rises once more, can Conrad stop the deadly countdown that threatens to alter the course of human history and regain the trust of the woman he loves?

Empire is the riveting and fast-paced third installment in AD Starrling's multi-award winning, action thriller series Seventeen.

[Original title: Greene's Calling; Published 27 April 2014, 404 pages]

Legacy [4]

The Hunter who should have been king. The Elemental who fears love. The Seer who is yet to embrace her powers.

Three immortals whose fates are entwined with that of the oldest and most formidable enemy the world has ever faced.

1599. While hunting a deadly adversary who has eluded him for two hundred years, Asgard Godard falls into an icy tomb that leaves him frozen in time.

1969. After more than a century on the run, Ethan Storm finds himself at the mercy of the man who ripped his family apart and sent him into exile.

2013. Following a hundred years of solitary existence, Olivia Ash wakes from a nightmare to find the home where she has lived her entire life under attack by a deadly foe.

Linked by an incredible destiny and with time very much against them, Asgard, Ethan, and Olivia must keep ahead of their common enemy and the rogue branch of the US army at his command. But when an unlikely ally crosses their path, they come into possession of a set of clues that help them unearth their opponents' devastating plans.

With the future of the entire world at risk, the three immortals must form new alliances and draw on all their unique skills and abilities to defeat the man who has inflicted so much loss and misery upon their lives.

Legacy is the fascinating and furious fourth installment in AD Starrling's multi-award winning, action thriller series Seventeen.

[Original title: Ashstorm; Published 9 June 2015, 386 pages]

The Seventeen Series Ultimate Short Story Collection [1-6]

All six short stories in the explosive, action-packed, award-winning thriller series Seventeen in one ultimate collection!

FIRST DEATH #1
Discover where it all started...

DANCING BLADES #2
Join Lucas Soul on his quest to become a warrior.

THE MEETING #3
Discover the origins of the incredible friendship that defines Hunted (A Seventeen Series Thriller Book 1)...

THE WARRIOR MONK #4
Experience Warrior (A Seventeen Series Thriller Book 2) from the eyes of one of the most loved characters in Seventeen...

THE HUNGER #5
Discover the origin of the love story behind Empire (A Seventeen Series Thriller Book 3).

THE BANK JOB #6
Join two of the protagonists of Legacy (A Seventeen Series Thriller Book 4) on their very first adventure.

[Published 25 October 2016, 166 pages]

About the Author

AD Starrling’s multi-award-winning thriller series Seventeen combines action, adventure, science, and a dose of the supernatural to make each book an explosive, adrenaline-fueled read.

When she’s not busy writing and reading, AD can be found looking up exciting international locations and cool science and technology to put in her books, eating Thai food, being tortured by her back therapists, drooling over gadgets, working part-time as a doctor on a Neonatal Intensive Care unit somewhere in the UK, reading manga, and watching action and sci-fi flicks. She has occasionally been accused of committing art with a charcoal stick and some drawing paper.

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1 comment:

  1. After reading the synopsis this book is now on my TBR list!

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