Friday, July 13, 2018

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Melded Child by Jane Routley

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jane Routley will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

For ten years the peace negotiated by the Tari has held firm. But greedy eyes watch in the distance, coveting the peaceful lands of Yarmar and even the Tari themselves. A new demon master rises bringing pollution and violence. When Yani the Raven is kidnapped, sorceress Marigoth and her companion Ezratah are drawn to Armaya and a trap set by a brutal necromancer and his insane sister. Meanwhile Elena Starchild’s daughter Alyx, heir to the throne of the Mori finds herself wounded and on the run in a forest full of dark magic. And in the company of a bitter Mirayan enemy.

Can the insular Tari dreaming in the secret land of Ermora be awoken before the demon fire consumes them? And can a Melded Child bring harmony in clasped hands before it is too late?

Read an Excerpt

Mortal enemies, Alex Verday and Serge Madraga, find themselves trapped hiding from a Death Angel in a cave beneath a waterfall.

Outside something cackled, a loud sound of mad amusement. With a sharp intake of breath, the Mirayan pressed himself against the ground and covered his head. Alyx looked at the waterfall. Something was moving beyond it, a grey blue shape that leaned forward and peered in through the curtain of water, just like a person would. Looking for her. She froze, struggling not to panic.

A grey-blue hand thrust through the water and the creature hissed and pulled back obviously stung by the touch of it. A sulphurous stench filled the cave.

There came a hissing intake of breath and suddenly a blast of orange fire bloomed outside. A cloud of stinking steam filled the little cave, but there was still a lot of water falling over the opening. The creature let out a predatory screech of annoyance and was gone. As the steam settled damply over them, she could hear it back again just beyond the thin barrier of the waterfall. She heard its hand thrust through the water again, smelt the sulphurous stink of it, heard it hiss. But this time the hand did not withdraw. Claws scrabbled on the rock surface at the front of the cave, reaching out towards them, slowly deliberately scratching along the wall, feeling for them. Surely it could not reach them back here.

Alyx squeezed her eyes shut and fought down an almost overwhelming urge to scream.

About the Author:
I write historical fantasy with feisty female characters and four of my books have been published Harper Collins, U.S. Two of them won the Aurealis award for Best Australian Fantasy in their year. The Dion Chronicles have now been reprinted in ebook format from Clan Destine Press and in paperback from Ticonderoga Publications. The Three Sisters and The Melded Child are now available from Clan Destine Press in Ebook and from Bernarra Press in hardcopy.

I was born and live in Melbourne, Australia


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My Review

The Melded Child is a wonderful magical tale. I found the plot and storyline to be fascinating. It is not a light read and one that a reader needs to pay close attention to what is happening. There are a lot of characters involved that did confuse me at times trying to keep up with and keep straight. But overall, the book was enjoyable. 

I give The Melded Child three and half stars. I look forward to more by the authors in the future. It is definitely worth a read. 

I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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  1. Thanks so much for this tour and the opportunity to find out about another great book my family can read. We have a list now and it keeps growing with so many loving to read. Thanks also for the giveaway!

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. I have enjoyed the tour. The book sounds great.

  4. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. What inspired you to become a writer? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. Thank you very much for hosting me.

  6. And thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you liked it.

  7. Thanks for the wonderful tour, I'm looking forward to reading The Melded Child.