Monday, 29 April 2013

Book Tour: The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes; Excerpt + Giveaway


Fallen Stars Book Tour

Welcome to my stop on the book tour for The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes, hosted by Fiction Addiction Tours. Check out the great excerpt and enter the giveaway for some fab prizes. Good luck!







Fallen Stars (The Star Child #2)
By Stephanie Keyes
Paperback, 530 pages
Expected publication: April 12th 2013 by Inkspell Publishing
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When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.
Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen's life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they're being hunted.
Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He'll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father's past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.
In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?

Also available: The Star Child (The Star Child, Book #1)
 

Playlist

Song: Hurricane
Artist: 30 Seconds to Mars
Inspired: Gabriel Stewart has always been Kellen St. James' best friend. However, when Gabe gets in trouble. How far will Kellen go to save his friend? Just a heads up that this video is intense, so you may want to let it play in the background. Your call!



Excerpt


“Kellen, come on,” Gabe said, grabbing my hand, his other hand on Alistair’s arm.
Unarmed, I had enough common sense to realize when I needed to take cover. Staying hunched over, the three of us made our way to a series of boulders at the edge of the lawn and took shelter.
Gabe’s face held a look of confusion. Despite our situation, I couldn’t help feeling guilty. I’d never told him about Calienta’s identity, about Faerie, about…anything. Man, he was gonna be pissed. I didn’t even want to think about what Alistair was going to have to say about it.
“Man, what is up with these EMO freaks? And what the H is going on, K?” Gabe asked.
“Yes, Kellen, what…what he said,” Alistair demanded, actually appearing to turn maroon in color.
Peering over the rock, I crouched down again just as a portion of it exploded, missing my head by inches. “This really isn’t the best time,” I said, keeping as low as possible behind the rock while still sneaking peeks to try and find Calienta. Then I located her, fighting directly in the middle of the action.
She shot a wall of water at Cana and some of the other creatures, dousing the flames that resulted from their offense. The intense sound of a raging waterfall filled the vicinity as she fought back. Her defensive tactic appeared to be working at first, until Cana froze the water and it exploded into hundreds of jagged pieces—pieces that headed straight for Calienta.
Calienta knew how to protect herself. I understood that, but I refused to hide behind a rock any longer while she risked her life. Launching myself out from behind the boulder, I grabbed her hand and pulled her to safety just as the ice would have hurt her. Alistair and Gabe scrambled to make room. Calienta crouched down behind the rocks with me. Mud stained the bottom of her beautiful dress.
Calienta puffed a strand of hair out of her eyes and scowled at me. “You know, I had a plan, Kellen.” She sounded ticked, despite the lilt of Ireland in her voice.
Though she made no secret of how I’d pissed her off, we both knew that I’d already sensed her feelings. All I had to do was to be near her and I would be able to recognize her emotions as strongly as if they were my own. That’s how I’d recognized that her love for me carried the same weight as mine did for her.
“Maybe,” I said, “but I have plans too, and they all involve you. So let’s cut the Indiana Jones routine for the time being, if that’s okay.”

About the Author

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Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child (September 2012) and The Fallen Stars (April 2013), both released by Inkspell Publishing. She is currently hard at work on the third book in the trilogy, The Star Catcher. (Author photo courtesy of Kristina Serafini Photography)



Star Child (The Star Child #1)
The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night. 
Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role. Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. 
But will they make it in time?

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks you so much for hosting the tour today, Cerian! Much appreciated!

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  2. Cerian, thanks for being a part of the tour today.
    Shaz

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  3. I LIKE GIVEAWAYS I WOULD LIKE ANY OF THE GIVEAWAYS!SHELLEY S.calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  5. The books sound very intriguing. You had me at "on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds..." The excerpt is another plus. I love to win these books.

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