Thursday, January 10, 2019

Release Blitz and Giveaway: Ragnarok Unwound (Ikepela Ives Book 1) by Kristin Jacques

I am so excited that RAGNAROK UNWOUND by Kristin Jacques is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Kristin Jacques, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card & signed paperback, International, courtesy of Kristin and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Title: RAGNAROK UNWOUND (Ikepela Ives Book 1)
Author: Kristin Jacques
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pub. Date: January 8, 2019
Publisher: Sky Forest Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 254
Prophecies don't untangle themselves.

Just ask Ikepela Ives, whose estranged mother left her with the power to unravel the binding threads of fate. Stuck with immortal power in a mortal body, Ives has turned her back on the duty she never wanted. 

But it turns out she can’t run from her fate forever, not now that Ragnarok has been set in motion and the god at the center of that tangled mess has gone missing. With a ragtag group of companions—including a brownie, a Valkyrie, and the goddess of death herself—Ives embarks on her first official mission as Fate Cipher—to save the world from doomsday.

Nothing she can't handle. Right?


“Ugh!” Ives rushed for the bathroom and emptied the contents of her stomach. Jules paid good money for that Mai Tai too, well, she did since they shared her bank account. Another grievance she could throw in the Valkyrie’s face. With a groan, she straightened to find her roommate waiting in the doorway with a fizzing glass of Alka Seltzer. Ives took it with a grateful nod and drained its contents. The couch looked damned inviting, but she was fooling herself if she thought the Valkyrie wouldn’t track her here. Jules flit about the room, tidying nervously. After her third circuit rearranging the same stack of books, Ives came to a decision.

“We can’t stay here tonight,” she said, heading for her bedroom to snag her overnight bag. “We’ll head over to Dad’s. He won’t mind us crashing for the night.” Jules squealed, clapping her hands together. “He’s sooo messy,” she said with a dreamy look.

Ives rolled her eyes. “You know you have an open invitation to stay at his house whenever the urge hits.” She regretted opening her mouth when Jules’s expression turned somber.

“You need me more,” said Jules softly.

Ives flapped her hand at her apartment. “Hogwash. This place is spotless.”

Jules did have a gift for decluttering.

“You know what I mean,” said Jules, a sad smile lifting the corners of her mouth. Ives braced herself on the bed, her bag open and waiting. She knew exactly what Jules meant. It was why she’d stayed with Ives. It was a mutual need. Jules had nowhere else to go. Ives had no other friends. She anchored Jules while Jules always had her back. Ives tossed in a few random articles of clothing and gathered her toiletries while Jules secretly reorganized her bag with matching outfits. Her eye twitched when Ives dumped damp bottles of shampoo and conditioner on top of everything. Ives snapped her bag shut, throwing an arm around Jules’s shoulder as they exited their shared apartment.

“Just promise me—organize, no rearranging. The last time, I thought he was going to have an aneurysm when you cleaned the workshop,” said Ives.

Jules pouted. “I simply put all his tools in their proper places.”

“It took him a week to find his socket wrenches.”

That made Jules giggle, though her expression swung back to worried. “What about the shieldmaiden?”

Ives could feel a headache forming. The Valkyrie would catch up to them sooner rather than later, and what she represented made Ives’s skin crawl.

I’m not ready to do this.

A cold sweat dripped down her back. She forced a smile for her companion. “We’ll burn that bridge when we come to it.”
About the Author:

Kristin Jacques is an author from small town New England. She grew up in the sticks, surrounded by river wildlife, and various swamp inhabitants. Somehow she managed to keep all her toes despite a run in with a snapper or two.

She lives with her husband and sons in another small New England town. She is mighty attached to them.

When not writing, she is likely reading, watching a terrific B-Horror flick, or further spoiling the family cats. Sometimes she has blue hair.

One winner will win a $10 Amazon gift card and signed paperback, INTERNATIONAL.


  1. Sounds like a great read I like the cover.

  2. Sounds like a great read I like the cover.

  3. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. This story sounds like a good YA read.

  5. Great cover. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.
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  6. Oh sounds so good, and like there will be lots of twists and turns along the way!