Sunday Showcase #12

So I was sitting, causally reading when I remembered I hadn’t posted the Sunday Showcase. The end of day is growing nigh. 🙂

On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites–like fire and ice–Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move–only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

Why I Picked It up: Hmm… I’m not exactly sure. I’m hoping this is an angel versus demon book. I know it doesn’t say it, but it seems like good versus evil and Sky is in the middle of the battle. 🙂 Wishful thinking? Probably. I received this from NetGalley.

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The boy who follows death meets the girl who could cause the apocalypse.

Krishani thinks he’s doomed until he meets Kaliel, the one girl on the island of Avristar who isn’t afraid of him. She’s unlike the other girls, she swims with merfolk, talks to trees and blooms flowers with her touch. What he doesn’t know is that she’s a flame, one of nine individually hand crafted weapons, hidden in the body of a seemingly harmless girl.

Nobody has fallen in love with a flame until now. She becomes Krishani’s refuge from the dreams of death and the weather abilities he can’t control. Striking down thousand year old trees with lightning isn’t something he tries to do, it just happens. When the Ferryman dies, Krishani knows that he’s the next and that a lifetime of following death is his destiny.

And Kaliel can’t come with him. The Valtanyana are hunting the flames, the safest place for her is Avristar. Krishani can’t bear to leave her, and one innocent mistake grants the Valtanyana access to their mystical island. They’re coming for Kaliel, and they won’t stop until every last living creature on Avristar is dead. She has to choose, hide, face them, or awaken the flame and potentially destroy herself.

Why I Picked It up: Rhiannon Paille sent an email to me last week about her upcoming release, Flame of Surrender. Did I want to spread the word? Sure! The blurb looks like a winner. She was also gracious enough to send me a ARC. 🙂 If Flame of Surrender seems like a read for you, here are a few things you can do to help get the word out:

1. Read and review the book. If you’re a reviewer, she might even have a review copy for you.
2. Put the countdown thingy on your sidebar. Grab the code below.
3. Do an interview with her or let her guest post on your blog?
4. Tweet about it, add it to your lists on Goodreads, etc. etc.
5. Do a Cover Reveal post with a link to Goodreads, or a Waiting on Wednesday post with a link to Goodreads.

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Twitter: @RhiannonPaille
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Available at: Expected Publication Date November 2011.