Welcome to the second week of the blog hop! I hope you are all enjoying these awesome books that we have to showcase for you. And, make sure you are coming back frequently to enter the $300 Amazon gift card giveaway. There are entries that can be done every day so why not increase your chances?? Here is this week’s book:
Book Title: Two Moons of Sera
Book Genre: YA scifi fantasy romance
Page Numbers: 250
In a world where water and earth teem with life, Serafay is an anomaly. The result of genetic experiments on her mother’s water-borne line, Serafay will have to face the very people responsible for her mother’s torture to discover who she really is. But is she the only one?
~ Excerpt ~
I stepped outside into the morning air and missed the taste of salt. We were too high up for the ocean breeze to find me. Mixed grass and some colorful flowers sprouted around the clearing. Tor was wading up to his waist in the small pond. His thick hair hung loose over his shoulders and covered his back. Facing away from me, he submerged his head in the water.
When he reappeared, I watched the water roll off his broad shoulders and trail down to his narrow waist. His back bore as many marks as his arms. Scars ran at odd angles along his skin. His clothes lay in the grass next to the monster-dog that protected them.
“Thhhhhrup!” Elgon called, hopping up to his feet when he saw me.
I blushed, having been caught staring without saying anything. I watched Elgon instead of acknowledging Tor. The animal’s stance was relaxed, not the threatening posture from the previous night.
“He likes you,” Tor said, forcing my attention back in his direction.
“Do you think he’d mind if I came over there?”
“No, it’s okay.” He turned to Elgon and made a gesture through the air. “Huh.”
The animal sat and cast me an expectant look. I held out one hand and crept forward.
“It’s okay, really,” Tor said. “Once you get to know him, you’ll see how funny your reaction was. He’s gentle, I promise.” He drank a handful of water and swished it around in his mouth before spitting it out.
“Well, last night he tried to eat me, so I’ll take it slow this time, if you don’t mind.”
I heard splashing as Tor waded out of the pond, toward his clothes.
“Tor!” I squealed, turning away when he entered the corner of my vision, completely nude.
“I’m putting pants on.”
“But—!” My cheeks burned and my heart pounded in my chest. I’d seen my mother naked a thousand times. Why did the sight of Tor’s bare legs as he walked past me in the morning light make me feel so… awake?
Elgon scooted in front of me. I turned to the side, enough so I wasn’t looking at him but not so far that I could see Tor.
With a “Thhhhhrup!” he leaped forward and crouched in front of me.
“See, he’s fun,” Tor said, dressing in his dark pants and ill-fitting shirt.
Elgon looked up at me and then to Tor. He cocked his head to the side and snorted before shooting out into the forest.
“Where’s he going?” I wondered.
“To hunt, probably. He’ll be back later. He usually sleeps here.” Tor walked back to the pond and picked up his bag.
“Don’t you worry about him?”
“Like I said, he’s not my pet. He can take care of himself, probably better than I can. So, are you hungry?”
“Yes. What time is it?”
“Late, but you needed the sleep.” He pulled his bag higher on his shoulder. “Let’s find something to eat.”
Tor entered the cave. I wasn’t sure what he intended, but I followed him instead of staying alone. Nothing I knew applied anymore. There was no ocean to fish, no garden to harvest, no chickens to feed. I had to start over from nothing. The enormity of that was too much to face. Instead, I followed Tor into the cave, content to let him lead.
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Award-winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is usually found with Doc Martens strapped on over fishnets, and a girlish giggle as easy and likely as a throaty guffaw. She is an artist, wife, mother, and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director, and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry at several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two terribly behaved dogs. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity, and penning her next genre-bending novel.
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