Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Banewind by M.B. Chapman

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Banewind by M.B. Chapman. This book tour was organized by Pump Up Your Book. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Be sure to follow the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Banewind
Author: M.B. Chapman
Publisher: Torchflame Books
Publication Date: November 17th 2020
Print Length: 268 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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Almost two weeks ago I was just a normal girl getting ready to start my senior year of high school, deciding where I wanted my life to go. And now?

I've kissed a boy. I've been to another world. I've seen death.

And I don't know what my life's become.

Banewind tells the spellbinding story of 18-year-old Genevieve DeWinter, a typical high school girl who finds herself entangled in the throes of adventure, romance, and survival after discovering the existence of a group of magical beings known as Formulists and their co-existing world, Banewind.

With the arrival of several mages in her hometown of Parma, Ohio, Genevieve soon learns that these extraordinary secrets are rooted deep within her family's history when it is revealed her deceased mother was a heroic warrior in a long lineage of female protectors called the Holy Guardian. Now, a vengeful group of Formulists known as the Voidweavers have returned and set their sights on Genevieve, believing she might be the next Holy Guardian and the key to awakening their fallen leader, the Void King, who had been destroyed by Genevieve's mother when she sacrificed herself a decade earlier to save Banewind and all of humanity from an unthinkable evil. 

With the help of new allies, Genevieve must fight to stay alive as she unravels the mystery and danger that have shattered the stability of the life she once knew before the Voidweavers succeed in shadowing the world in chaos and darkness once again.

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EXCERPT:
Now that he’s in better light, I can get a good view of him. I’m right on the age part—he’s probably eighteen or nineteen—and he’s very attractive. He has black hair that swoops over the side of his forehead, and blue eyes that are sparkling like sapphires. His face is beautiful, with high-set cheekbones and a slender nose. His skin is pale and ashen, but it suits him well. And his body appears fit beneath the turquoise track jacket and matching track pants he wears. 

“Want me to help you look for him?” He takes another step toward me. 

“It’s okay. Thanks.” I back up. “You don’t have to do that.” 

“I don’t mind.” He stares at me with a wolfish grin, and I feel as though his blue eyes are piercing through my body. “It really isn’t smart for you to be out here alone.” 

“What about you?” I snap back. “I mean, really. A girl can’t spend her time alone in the woods, but it’s perfectly acceptable for a boy?” 

His eyes widen in surprise. “I-I guess you make a good point.” He bites his lips. They have a blue tint to them. “What’s your name?” 

“Genevieve.” Can he tell I’m caught off-guard? 

“I’m Scythe. Nice to meet you.” We both stand there in awkward silence. 

“Okay. Well, I’m going to go find my dog. Take care.”

“Wait.” He jerks his hand towards me. “Why don’t you stay here, and I’ll go find the dog and bring him back to you.” He looks proud of himself for suggesting this. “If not, you might get lost.” 

“These woods aren’t that big. I’ll be fine.” I’m beginning to get agitated with this punk. “I appreciate you offering to help. But seriously, I’m just going to—”

The tree behind Scythe explodes into thousands of splinters, crackling while the red blaze ascends to the top. As I fall to the ground, I see him bound to the left and roll behind a hollowed trunk, taking cover from the hissing flames. The clearing illuminates with a fiery orange light as the trunk bursts into dancing embers. I cover my eyes, blinded by the fire’s brightness as it continues to engulf the shrubbery around me. My face is drenched in sweat, and my breathing is swift and shallow. Up and down, up and down, up and down. My chest rises and falls so fast I’m afraid I’ll pass out if I don’t get myself under control. Another explosion. I cover my ears and scream. I drag myself over to a stump and hide behind it, scanning the clearing to see what has become of the boy. About twenty feet from me, his body lies sprawled out, with flames flickering just inches from his clothes. A nearby tree explodes and falls to the ground, revealing a figure in a hooded red cloak standing in its place.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Matt Chapman grew up outside of Cleveland and now lives in St. Louis, Missouri where he is completing his residency in Psychiatric medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine where he obtained his MD and a graduate of Saint Louis University where he majored in Biology.

Matt has had a passion for writing and reading since childhood and continues to find time for these interests among his other pursuits, including medical education and leadership studies. He is currently working on his next novel in The Banewind Series.

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GIVEAWAY:
M.B. Chapman is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter.

Terms & Conditions:
• By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
• One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive your gift card
• This giveaway ends midnight March 31.
• Winner will be contacted via email on April 1.
• Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

33 comments:

  1. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

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  2. Very intriguing cover. Thanks for your good works.

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  3. Sounds like a very exciting book for YA. Best of luck with this book!

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  4. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  5. David HollingsworthJanuary 27, 2021 at 12:43 AM

    I really do like the cover!

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  6. How do you start your thought process

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  7. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  8. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. I love the colours of your book cover.

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  11. the book sounds interesting, nice book cover.

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  12. I like the book cover and the book sounds like a great read.

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  13. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. sounds nice! :D

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  15. Sharing this book with my grandson.. sure he will want me to buy it for him!

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  16. Do you have any writer's block tips?

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  17. What made you decide to become an author?

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  18. I always enjoy reading about the author in book reviews.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. How do you pick the cover for each book

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  20. Hello, How do you find the inspiration for your characters? Best of luck with the book, and thank you for the giveaway.

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  21. Nice cover! Sounds like a good read

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  22. I enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing!

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  23. sounds like a fun one

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  24. I like the excerpt and the cover.

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