Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Lichgates (S.M. Boyce)

Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.
Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea's royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.
For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.
Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive....

Title: Lichgates
Author: S.M. Boyce
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult Fantasy 
Publisher: Caffeinated Books Publishing
Number of Pages:336

How to Survive Ourea

“In the hidden world of Ourea, there are too many beautiful places to name: rose-covered cliffs tower miles over the valleys and forests below, cities thrive in submerged ecosystems beneath the sea, and the dragons that once ruled volcanoes are now but fossils in a cave. The creatures of human myth flourish in Ourea. Trees are this world's skyscrapers. Magic is its currency. And while the rest of Earth forgot what it means to dream big, Ourea kept alive its wonder.”

--Treason (Grimoire Saga #2)

Ourea is the vibrant world featured in the Grimoire Saga. Hidden behind portals called lichgates, the land is home to monsters, magic, and thousands of creatures you've never heard of before. It's a beautiful place filled with waterfalls and dense forests, but every night might be your last.

Luckily, there are some who know the world like the back of their hands. Those masters have compiled a list of lessons learned the hard way, and I'm pleased to share some of those with you today.

The most important tip I can share: Ourea is home to cruel and sadistic creatures, many of which look harmless. The most notable is the isen, a species closely related to humans that can steal souls. When it steals your soul, you are trapped within the creature's mind. It will absorb your memories, skills, and any magical ability you have. What's more, it can don your appearance at any time and even live your life, stealing the souls of your loved ones while you're powerless to do anything about it. These creatures must be watched carefully. While not all are evil, most are. Take a look at tips #6 and #15 for advice on dealing with isen.

There are many more. Take a look at all of them by visiting the Grimoire Saga Pinterest board. To fully understand the scale of these tips, make sure you also read the Grimoire Saga, starting with Lichgates.The book is free at the moment, so you can grab yours today.

Happy reading. Most importantly--stay alive.

International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She's married to her soul mate and couldn't be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.

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