July 20, 2017

Withhold by Andrea Pearson #BookBlitz #Excerpt #Giveaway


Withhold
Andrea Pearson
(Mosaic Chronicles, #9)
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
With the lives of everyone she holds dear at stake, will Nicole be able to do what it takes to stop the evil surrounding her?
In the ultimate battle between good and evil, Nicole is in a race to stop Keitus before he achieves his plans. If he succeeds, he will crush everyone who has opposed him and enslave Earth and countless other planets. Unfortunately, he is only minutes away from his goal.
With so much at stake, Nicole and her friends must approach Helen, a volatile and dangerous spirit who will probably destroy them regardless of whether she gives them what they want. And the chances of her helping them are slim.
Fast-paced and epic magical fights, exciting plot twists, and non-stop action and adventure await. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on for the explosive, much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning and bestselling Mosaic Chronicles.
EXCERPT FROM DISCERN (Book 1):
Nicole put her stuff down, not wanting anything to be in her hands when she picked up the disgusting book. She reached for it, but hesitated. Already, she could sense warmth coming from the leather cover, and she wasn’t even touching it. Its magical pulses were different from the other items—they seemed to drip off the book like sweat.
Nicole hesitated, but wasn’t sure why. It wasn’t as if something bad would happen, right? She took a deep breath and placed her hands on the book. It shivered under her touch and she cringed, pulling back. The sensation of warm leather made her flesh crawl, and she rubbed her hands and arms on her jeans, trying to get the feeling to go away.
Come on, Nicole. Don’t wimp out.
Without letting herself think about it, she picked up the book and lifted the cover.
A wind rushed over her, blowing her hair back, roaring in her ears. She caught a brief whiff of tobacco smoke before the surge of air reversed and sucked the breath out of her lungs, making her gasp.
The floor under her quaked. The book vibrated. The leather on the cover moved, muscles beneath it flexing. Nicole tried to drop the book, but couldn’t. She was unable to control her hands or fingers. They clenched so tightly, they ached. A shadow covered the pages of the book, preventing her from reading.
What was going on? She gasped again, trying to breathe against the strong wind. She felt someone touch her shoulder, but she couldn’t move. Her fingers still clung to the book. The shadow on the pages shifted, roiled, and turned toward her, the brief outline of a face visible. It watched her for several moments.
Nicole . . .
The voice was soft, deep. A strange yearning inside her made her want to read the book, to understand. To join the owner of the voice, though she didn’t know where or what he was.
The wind slowed to a gentle and familiar caress across her cheek. Familiar?
Then suddenly, it all stopped. The book fell from her hands and slammed itself shut. She backed away, her arms, legs—everything—shaking.
“What happened?” Professor Coolidge asked next to her, making her jump.
“I—I don’t know.” Nicole tried to smooth her hair, but her hands shook too much. She tucked them under her arms. “It said my name . . . and there was a shadow. In-inside it.”
Coolidge lifted the leather book. His mouth popped open in surprise. “You’ve activated a force within it—something alive.” He looked at her, fear and worry on his face. “How did you do that?”
Nicole shook her head. “I don’t know,” she repeated.
Professor Coolidge put the book back on the table. “I’m not sure what to say, other than the book is much more powerful than it used to be.” He peered at her, scrutinizing her. “And I’d love to know why it called to you, why you woke it up, when so many others have not.”


Author Bio:
Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.
Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life - it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she's happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.

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23 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my book! And I'm sorry I wasn't around to thank you yesterday - my toddler has been vey sick and only wants Mommy to hold him. On top of that, we've had an unexpected move and had to scramble to figure out where we'd land. Gotta love that it all happened on release week. :-) Life sure is exciting. :-) Anyway, thank you again! :-)

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    1. Oh no! Hope he is feeling better by now! Having a sick toddler is awful. When mine were little I always felt so helpless when they were miserable from the flu and I couldn't make it go away!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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  3. Looks like an interesting read. Love the cover.

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  4. I'm looking forward to reading-thanks!

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  5. Sounds like an awesome book. Beautiful cover

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book! Will have to put it on my to read list.
    Kelly Kimmell

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  7. I might give the book a try.. it sounds cool. :)

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  8. I might give the book a try.. sounds cool. :)

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  9. The cover art is very beautiful.

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  10. the cover is stunning and I can't wait to read it.

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  11. I love a good fantasy. Thanks for your good works,

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  12. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

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  13. Sounds like a fun book to read.

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  14. I love to read thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Fantasy is my go-to books looks very interesting

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  16. This looks like an awesome read! I love magical reads!

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  17. I stumbled upon your website from a google book search. I'm an avid reader so how is it I had not heard of this amazing Author???? After running across this site & giveaway I decided to do a little research on the book series. Wow, the reviews are off the chart and the readers can't seem to say enough! I've added it to my G "want to read" bookshelf".. Thanks for bring my attention to this!

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  18. I want to read this book. It sounds awesome with a great heroine.

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  19. I love the cover, really stands out.

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  20. This sounds like a great book and I would love to read it!

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  21. Thanks for sharing - sounds like a fun one. :)

    -Lauren

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