I joined another blog tour! This tour is all about Melanie McFarlane’s new book Summoner Rising. Look below for info on the book, an excerpt to get tantalize your taste buds for this intense read, and a giveaway!
Title: Summoner Rising
Author: Melanie McFarlane
Published: March 28, 2017
Genre: Teen Fantasy
Format: Paperback, eBook
Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning:
Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.
Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she’s witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life.
As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…
Excerpt from Summoner Rising
I toss two pills into my mouth and gulp back some water as I stand at the kitchen sink, watching the rain spotting the outside of the window above it. The wind has picked up, and it blows the trees around. I smile, recalling the sight of the imp crawling on the outside of the house hours earlier. He was kind of funny; I don’t know why Tryan was so mean to him.
I startle at the sound, much clearer now, and almost drop my glass. I spin around, but there’s nothing behind me. I set my glass down and steady myself. The door to Katya’s studio slowly creaks open, and I remember we left the window open in there.
I slip into the studio, well aware of the paintings surrounding me. Are they full of demons? Do they know I’m in here? As I make my way to the window, my mind plays tricks on me while shadows dance about in the corners of the room.
The sound comes from the curtains covering the open window. They’re blowing wildly into the studio and the rain puddles underneath. It’s just the wind. Katya won’t be happy if she sees this.
I get to the window and have to pull hard to get it to shut as its wooden frame has swelled a little from the rain. Finally, it connects at the bottom, and I close the curtains just as a crack of lightning breaks through the air. I stifle a scream as the figure of a man appears, silhouetted through the curtains.
I step back, slipping on the puddle of water, and fall on my side. Scrambling, I try to get a foothold, and when I do, I run to the doorway of the studio and turn back to make sure nothing is following me. The silhouette is gone, but the deep whisper returns. This time it’s longer: “Daaaciana.”
I slam the door to the studio and run up to my bedroom, sliding the dresser in front of my bedroom door and jumping under my covers. There’s no way I’m moving until daylight returns.
Oh my goodness! This scene is so creepy! Grab the book if you want to know what happens to Dacie!
Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.
One winner will receive a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only.
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