Blog Tour ~ Souls Discovered ~ Miranda Brock ~ Giveaway & Excerpt
Blog Tour ~ Souls Discovered
Author: Miranda Brock
Tour Dates: 27th-31st of March
Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours
Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family’s farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as “The Keeper.” Autumn’s discovery of the necklace activates “The Window” and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn is pulled from everything she knows, and is tossed into a life of unknowns. Enigmatic enemies called Dehmons hunt her at every turn, and if captured the very world she lives in will fall into destruction. With the help of seven Searchers Autumn must learn to use the power she has been given before it is too late. Will she choose to follow the dangerous destiny thrust upon her? Will she be able to withstand the temptation of a relationship that could jeapordize everything? Most importantly, will Autumn be able to find the strength within herself to fight the dead-eyed evil Dehmon souls?
From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn’t live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around, do tell her.) Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel, Souls Discovered. Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever she gets a chance.
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Sleep eluded Jason. He had decided not to go hunting for Dehmons tonight, thinking he could catch up on some sleep. Thoughts whirling around in his head kept him from doing so. It wasn’t Searching, Dehmons or Power that kept him from sleep. It was Autumn. He had been thinking about her all day. Early that morning when he walked outside he saw her riding Sky in the arena. She was riding bareback again. He was amazed watching Autumn dance Sky around the arena, her face showing pure ecstasy. She was breathtaking.
He shook his head. He shouldn’t be having those thoughts. It wasn’t right. It wasn’t possible. He knew that. Petr’s firm warning ran through his mind. He had to stop thinking about her like this. He had to. He would. Hoping the night air would help clear his mind, he walked to the door leading to the balcony.
She is my Keeper and nothing more. He opened the door and his resolve crumbled to dust.
There sat Autumn on the banister wearing a pair of pale blue shorts and a cream-colored tank top. She was swinging her legs slightly when he opened the door, but she immediately stopped. Jason shut his bedroom door and walked over to her.
He leaned back against the banister next to Autumn and said, “You know I don’t like it when you sit up there.”
“I know,” Autumn said simply.
“Are you going to stop doing it?”
“Probably not” She looked at him and smiled. Her smile seemed nervous.
“Are you okay?” Jason asked.
Autumn shrugged. “I couldn’t sleep.”
Jason could sense that there was something she didn’t want to talk about. He wished she would tell him. Instead, he said, “Yeah, me neither.”
“Did you just get home?” Autumn still didn’t like the fact that her Searchers went off to look for Dehmons.
Jason shook his head. “I haven’t been anywhere tonight.”
Relief fell across Autumn’s face. She nodded and said nothing.
They were both silent; Autumn looking up at the stars, Jason looking at Autumn.
Finally he said, “You have been doing remarkably well, Autumn.”
Autumn smiled and looked at Jason. “Have I?”
“Yes. We’re all very proud of you. I’m very proud of you.”
Autumn’s heart jumped at that. She wanted him to be proud of her. She wanted to please Jason more than any of the others.
Jason continued, “Your strength and instincts are incredible. You’re progressing much faster than expected.” He paused, then added, “You’re amazing, Autumn.”
The Keeper blushed. Jason noticed, and it made him happy. His resolve first, crumbled to dust, now scattered in the wind. It was beyond retrieval now, and he knew it.
“We’ve all been doing well,” Autumn said, feeling awkward and trying to take the attention off of herself.
“We have,” her Firstsearcher agreed. “Soon we will be able to start hunting Dehmons.”
Fear and apprehension flashed across Autumn’s face.
“It is what we are here for,” Jason said.
“I know, I just…” Autumn looked down, unable to finish.
“You’re afraid,” Jason said it as a statement, not a question.
“Yes,” Autumn admitted truthfully.
Jason laid a hand on her shoulder. “Don’t be afraid. We’re strong. We’ll protect you.”
“I’m more worried about one of you getting hurt,” Autumn said. Or killed. That was too horrific to contemplate.
Silent for a moment, Jason stared at Autumn. He was in awe of her. She was so selfless. So caring. So strong. He looked at her face, her forehead creased in needless worry. So beautiful. He stood up from the banister.
“Autumn, turn around.”
Jason stepped in front of her, placing his hands gently around her upper arms. She looked at him with uncertainty in her eyes.
“You don’t have to worry. Nothing will happen to us. I promise. We’ll always be here. Forever.”
And then, because his resolve was floating somewhere in the atmosphere eternally out of reach, he leaned forward and kissed her.
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