Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Kickstarter and Giveaway: The Stolen Tears Series by Cortney Pearson

Title: Chosen Guardian
Series: The Stolen Tears Series #1
Author: Cortney Pearson
Publication Date: May 25th 2021
Print Length: 344 pages
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance

This story by an accomplished YA writer is jam-packed…The action moves so quickly that the reader is fully engaged to the very last page.” –Publisher’s WeeklyBookLife Prize

Tears are used to steal magic. Stolen magic equals slavery. I must take up the fight.

In an emotionless world, tears are a precious commodity, valued for their magic and sold on the black market. When I find a vial of these enchanted tears, it paints a target. The ruthless Arcaian soldiers use tears to steal magic, and now they’re after me.

I can’t defend myself against an army. My only chance of survival is aligning myself with a rogue soldier. Talon is rugged, battle-scarred, and full of heavily guarded secrets that keep us both in danger, but I can’t help how drawn to him I am. But what happens when I discover his darkest secret of all?

With Talon’s wavering allegiance, there’s no one I can trust. The tears have chosen me as their guardian, and I’ve got to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. If I fail, my people and their magic will be enslaved to the Arcaians forever.

If you like bold twists, riveting worldbuilding, and slow-sizzle romance, find out why readers are calling Chosen Guardian “magically delightful!”

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“I took you on once. I’m fairly certain I could do it again.”

Confrontation and challenge bud in her eyes. “You only got away because Talon intervened. He won’t this time.”

Magic merges into place, seeping out like blood from a fresh wound. I throttle it down.

Instead of the heated argument I anticipate, or even the fist I’m hoping she’ll swing at me, her eyes harden.

I’m far too aware of our audience. All eyes are pegged to us, waiting for a show. Zeke fingers a blade, ready to intercede.

Shasa notices them too. Her mouth widens into a mirthless, knowing smile. I don’t like the look of that smile.

“Does Talon spark your lips with his magic when he kisses you? No? You should ask him to sometime—it will rock your—”

“Forget this.”

I push past her. It’s all I can do to simply walk, to keep the energy chained. I want to slap her, to act out in some way, but something tells me that’s exactly what she’s waiting for. I haven’t been training lately. I don’t really know if I can match her in a fight. Plus, she just got her magic back—I just saved her! I’ve never bested Talon in a fight, and I’m sure she’s right about that. I would lose.

Back the Stolen Tears Series Kickstarter project here!

The purpose of this Kickstarter is to raise funds to launch Special Edition hardcovers of the 3 full-length books in the series as well as to offer an exclusive book box!
Cortney Pearson is the USA Today bestselling author of the Stolen Tears series. She writes fantasy worlds brimming with adventure, loyalty, and romance, from wizards, to ghosts, to pirates. She is the mom of four cuties, loves classical music, chocolate, slow-burn kissing scenes, and sparkles. Not necessarily in that order.

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  1. My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. I absolutely love the covers! Sounds so....good!

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt and The Stolen Tears series sounds like my granddaughter and I both will enjoy and I like the covers! Good luck with your series and the kickstarter!

    Thanks for sharing the series with me and have a terrific day!

  4. Do you have any advice for new writers?

  5. amazing cover, congrats on the release

  6. I love the cover and think the book sounds interesting.

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

  8. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  9. Happy Tuesday!

  10. This sounds like a great series. I like all of the covers.

  11. I enjoyed reading the excerpt for this great series!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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

  13. It sounds like an exciting series. The covers are fantastic.

  14. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I know this is a YA fantasy, but I as an adult find the book one I would like to read- I am a mother not a YA-thanks

  16. I would love to read this one this fall season sounds really good.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

  17. looks like a fun one

  18. These sound like amazing series

  19. What snacks and beverages do you like to keep on hand while writing?

  20. Sounds like a very good book. I love reading my granddaughter's books before she does so we can have our own little book club.

  21. How long does it take to write your books?

  22. I love the science fiction and fantasy elements to this series. Richly drawn elements that start this series off with a gripping read!

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a great read.