Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Dracian Legacy #1 Cover Reveal! (Giveaway!)

Cover design by Regina Wamba www.maeidesign.com

The Dracian Legacy (Dracian Legacy Trilogy #1)

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Release Date: February 14, 2013

Blog Tour Dates: February 12, 2013 through March 15, 2013

Availability: E-book and print

Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.
Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.
Things prove to be difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by forces beyond her control, including the leader of the Telalians.
With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart-racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.
About the author: Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now living in Boise, ID. She attended Wayne State University for her undergrad degree in Biology and University of Phoenix for her Masters in Business Administration. Priya works as a project manager in the software field during the day and lives in the world of her characters during the nights and weekends. She found the love for reading and writing early this year (2012), when she stayed home with her one-year-old and needed something to occupy those 'downtime' hours.
She loves playing tennis on a good summer day and chess during the cold winters, but reading and writing has become a year-round hobby.
She lives in Boise with her husband, son and a Yorkie. Dracian Legacy is her debut novel.
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Cherokee Talisman by David-Michael Harding (Giveaway!)

Cherokee Talisman brings to life characters from our history and through a flare for fiction and historical research, Harding tells their story. Cherokees that might be painted by racist misconceptions as blood thirsty savages are humanized by Harding, making them heroes of a very real time. History is written by the victorious, but when almost forgotten historical characters are brought to life they are preserved for the ages, and in this preservation David-Michael Harding has succeeded.” - Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker     

 They were blood-thirsty savages – superstitious, dirty animals.   
 They were thieves and killers who burned houses to the ground and kidnapped women and children. 

 They were protectors of a Nation – guerrilla fighters serving their country.   
 They were husbands and fathers who built homes in lush valleys for their families.        

 They were – the same men.        

 In 1775 perspective came with the color of your skin. 

An orphan boy, Totsuhwa, is taken under the wing of legendary Cherokee war chief Tsi’yugunsini, the Dragon. But even under a dragon’s wing isn’t safe when a covetous nation forms around them. 

Amid the battles, Totsuhwa fights the reoccurring pain of loss until he meets Galegi, who becomes his wife. Trying to raise their son in a peace the new world won’t allow, they teach him the strictest Cherokee traditions while white assimilation, encroachment, and treachery grows. General Andrew Jackson wages war against tribes across the southeast and the toll is high. With his people gradually losing everything, Totsuhwa must find a way to save his family — and the Cherokee Nation — before all is lost. 

Cherokee Talisman recreates the neglected history that existed when one nation was born and another almost died.  

David-Michael Harding is a life-long writer whose last novel, How Angels Die, received critical acclaim.  A former semi-professional football player, his writing is hard hitting and passionate.  He holds a master’s degree in education and is an adjunct professor of writing. His respect and admiration of Native American culture inspired this novel. Most of his days are spent writing from the cockpit of his sailboat, Pegasus, somewhere off the Nature Coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.


David has been kind enough to offer up one copy of 
How Angels Die and one copy of Cherokee Talisman
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