Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Sixth Key by Sue Perkins

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for the romantic fantasy novel The Sixth Key by Sue Perkins. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway at the bottom of this post. Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the blast for more excerpts. You can find a list of participating blogs here. Enjoy!
Kidnapped, taken to another planet - how much worse can Riley's life get?

The kidnapper is her boyfriend Jothur and Sacral is his home planet. The castle inhabitants are psychic, mainly telepaths, and they are at odds with the Mutes in the forest. The psychics' plan is to discover how Riley blocks her thoughts. This will help them completely eradicate the Mutes who are a mixture of free telepaths and non-telepaths.

Riley seeks help from the Mutes and meets Tynan, their leader. She hopes he will help her escape the tests the telepaths want to do. Instead she discovers the magic of Sacral is dying due to an imposter being on the throne.

Riley and Tynan work together to discover the real king and place him on the throne. Part of the plan relies on Riley returning to the castle to delve for more information. Will she survive or will her mind be torn apart by the tests?

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Excerpt:
“Can you ride?” Zlora interrupted her thoughts.

“Horses? Yes, I’ve ridden before.” Riley neglected to mention she based her riding experience on a brief holiday on a dude ranch. Thank goodness I wore trousers to work today.

A vacant look appeared in Zlora’s eyes again. Riley stood quietly, not wanting to interrupt the huntress. After a few moments Zlora relaxed and looked up at the sky. Riley followed her gaze to an empty sky. What was the huntress looking for? A smudge at treetop level quickly turned into –.

Riley stared in disbelief. Two flying horses headed in their direction. She gulped nervously. Zlora had asked about riding – not flying. Her novice experience might have been able to cope on the ground, but flying through the sky with so much space below her? What about the gravity itching to drag her down to earth? A shudder of apprehension passed through her.

The flying horses landed and pawed the ground. Up close they looked completely different than the horses of Earth. They were twice the height of a normal stallion, but much finer boned. Once they had landed, the wings folded neatly along their sides. A glorious black stallion and a delicate golden-brown mare stood before her. Both sets of wings were pure white.

The black lifted his head and looked at her. Riley’s eyes opened wide as his fierce gaze fixed intently on her.

I hope he’s not my mount. He looks mean.
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About the Author:
Sue Perkins emigrated to New Zealand in the 1980s. A few years later she took a creative writing course, then started writing novels and short stories. Despite rejections from several publishers Sue persevered and in 2006 she won the Pacific Region of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Short Story Competition. The following year her first romance novel was published.

In the intervening years, Sue has had ebook and paperback novels published for middle grade, young adult and adults, mainly in the fantasy genre. Dragons and magic are her favourite subjects in fantasy, but ghosts are also making their appearance in her young adult books.

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Giveaway:
Sue Perkins will be awarding a PDF eBook of The Sixth Key to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to leave a comment at a different blog participating in the book blast each day to increase your chance of winning. You can find a list of participating blogs here. Good luck!

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting my blog blast. Hope everyone is keeping warm. I live in the Southern Hemisphere so the weather is very hot at the moment. Hope you enjoyed the excerpt and don't forget to enter the draw to win a free book of The Sixth Key.

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  2. Thank you Katrina, I enjoyed writing it and the extra book that goes with it called The Queen's Ring.

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  3. Thanks everyone for visiting the blog blast. I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and put your name in the draw to win a free copy of The Sixth Key.Thanks also to my hosts for their invitation to visit their blog.

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