A striking cover, an intriguing story. Rae Miles’ Successor, out today, catches the attention of anyone who’s eye lands upon it. Today, courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, I’m pleased to present an excerpt from this new novel as well as a link to a Rafflecopter giveaway for US entrants to win a copy of Successor, plus swag handmade by the author!
Published: 24 October 2018
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Formats: Paperback, e-book
For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world.
Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother’s people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role has its challenges, but the biggest is the inexplicable connection with her scarred bodyguard, Ren. Frustrated and fascinated by him, Evan resists the magnetic pull after realizing there’s more to it than simple attraction.
Claiming her birthright reignites the wrath of a ruthless enemy with a score to settle. To protect her new family, Evan will need to call on her formidable power. But embracing it could cause her to lose herself and the man who holds her heart.
Finding out about powers you never knew you had is one of my favorite story lines. It sounds like Evan is going to have a lot to learn, not to mention a love interest in the picture. In the excerpt I’ve chosen for my post, there’s a hint of danger, tension, and a glimmer of what may be the spark between Evan and Ren, her bodyguard. Will he be the person that Evan falls in love with or will something else happens further along in the story? What lead them to be in this frightful situation?
Successor is out today, so be sure to pick up your own copy to find out.
Panic swells in my chest. I can’t pull myself up. I do the one thing I can think of.
Within seconds he’s there, lying on his stomach and reaching down to me. He snags my wrist, tugs my hand free of the roots, and pulls. “Climb!”
My feet dig into the soft earth, and I claw at the roots as he helps me toward the top. My knees and feet find purchase on the wood snarls, and my free hand sinks into the long grass at the edge of the pit. Ren pulls his knees under him for leverage, and with a hard yank he hauls me above ground. I tumble into him, and we topple to the ground in a heap of dirty limbs.
Several dazed seconds pass before I realize I’ve fallen on top of him. I’m lying flush against his bare chest, my face against his damp neck. The unexpected contact makes me jump, and I start to raise myself off him. He grasps my arms and pushes up…and stops with my face right in front of his. Like, right there.
My breath catches, and his gaze locks on mine. My lungs stutter back into gear with a noisy wheeze, my breath fanning his face. He stills, his eyes flaring wide and his stomach turning rigid. His hold on my arms tightens, and I can’t help but wonder if he’s holding me in place instead of pushing me away.
About the Author
I’m super excited to talk with readers and answer any questions you might have. My debut, Successor, is scheduled to release on 10/24/18, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
A little about me. I love reading, especially romance. I’m one of those people who needs a least a little bit of romance in a story for it to really catch my attention. I also love YA, and probably have more favorite authors in the genre than in romance.
When I’m not writing or reading, I’m usually watching movies–I have probably 800+ in my collection by now. I’ve recently gotten into painting, which I’m quickly falling in love with. I tend to be a bit crafty, so if I’m doing a giveaway, chances some of my handmade items will be included! I’m almost always listening to music, and my tastes are pretty eclectic. I also have 3 cats, which Successor is actually dedicated to!
That’s enough about me for now. I’d love to hear from you! I can also be found on twitter and on my website.
3 Winners will receive a finished copy of SUCCESSOR and handmade swag from Rae
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