Thursday, December 12, 2019

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Gods of Merlin (Gods of Merlin #1) by Priya Ardis

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Gods of Merlin by Priya Ardis. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the blitz for more excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Gods of Merlin
Series: Gods of Merlin #1
Author: Priya Ardis
Publisher: Vulcan Ink
Publication Date: November 19th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
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GREAT GREEK GODS. THEY ARE COMING.

Foster kid and occasional shoplifter Eowlyn Patience just wants to fit into her Boston high school. When the Sword In The Stone falls out of the sky like a meteor into the middle of London’s Trafalgar Square, everything changes. Then, an enigmatic golden-eyed man arranges for her to attend a school for the gifted in England, and the irritatingly perfect Matt Emrys from science class turns out to be Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur’s greatest wizard.

Frozen in a cave for fifteen hundred years, Merlin has woken to find the next Arthur. Eowlyn Patience’s mysterious admittance to Avalon Preparatory was not something he foresaw…a disturbing aberration when his most powerful gift happens to be visions of the future.

The race to find the rightful heir rages between deadly gargoyles, wizards, and Regulars, but figuring out the troubled Eowlyn might be by-the-book Merlin’s hardest job yet. She’s altogether the wrong girl. Torn between what is right and what saves lives, will Eowlyn do what it takes to win—even if it means sacrificing Merlin to a god?

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EXCERPT:
“You are my Gwenhwyfar,” he said. “Or how do you say her name in your time? Guinevere.”

I stood, wanting to run but knowing it would do no good. Because I was not in reality. I was in a dream. I played along. “Wasn’t Guinevere King Arthur’s wife? I’m a little young. I belong to no one.”

“I did not come seeking a wife. My former love is the reason we are in this mess. I have chosen you to be my champion, my right hand. You will go where I cannot.”

I growled in disbelief. “What makes you think I would do anything for you?”

Golden eyes glowed as he considered me. Power radiated from his gaze. The power burned so bright, like the sun, that I would be burned if I looked too long. Then, golden eyes blinked. The light dimmed and I could breathe again.

He peered at me. I dropped to my knees on the ground.

He touched my cheek. “You will do it, Eowlyn Patience, because you crave what I do. You would do anything to leave this small life behind. You would do anything for a bit of power.” His thumb traced the line of my jaw. “Seize the day, my champion.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds--but especially the ones which make your nose leak and let your chai go cold. Her novels come from a childhood of playing too much She-Ra and watching too much Spock. Her bestselling series, My Boyfriend Merlin, about Merlin going to high school is a YA contemporary fantasy and romance for those like road trips, wizards, Greek gods, and gender-bent quests.

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GIVEAWAY:
Priya Ardis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner, and an autographed copy of the Gods of Merlin (US only) to a second winner via Rafflecopter after the blitz. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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23 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

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  2. Did you come up with the story of the book or the title first?

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  3. This book sounds fascinating!! Thank you for posting!!

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  4. sounds like a fun one

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  5. The cover art is very unique. I really like the premise of the novel. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. this sounds like a wonderful book thanks

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  7. This sounds like a great read.

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  8. Love the cover. Looking forward to reading. Thanks for the chance!

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  9. The cover is so intriguing.. sharing this with my granddaughter....

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  10. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

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  11. I loved reading the My Merlin Series. I really like Priya Ardis style of writing.

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  12. Looks like an awesome read!

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