A new YA release... The Soulstealer's Child by Brandon Gray (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)


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The Soulstealer's Child
The Soulstealer's Child
by Brandon Gray
YA Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 340 Pages
November 16th 2016

Summary

Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?

When soul-eating demons overrun his world, Kaelis, a young seraph warrior, uses the Queen’s ring to open a portal in space and flee with the infant heir to the throne, landing on earth. Unbeknownst to him, the demon leader, Nsark, follows through the portal, determined to devour the soul of every last seraph, especially the Queen’s heir. After Kaelis hides the baby, Nsark creates the ultimate weapon by fathering a half-human, half-demon: a soul-stealer’s child.

Sixteen years later, an awkward teen named James struggles to fit in with his peers. In a last-ditch effort, he joins the school play, where he meets Lucy. Something deep draws them together, and their friendship reveals their hidden pasts: one is an angel, one is half-demon. Lucy and James find themselves pulled into an age-old war between their peoples. Hunted by relentless enemies, and grappling with deep-seated instincts and strange new powers, they must fight for their lives, their souls, and each other.

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Excerpt

James walked across the balcony. He gestured and the the French doors flew open. Thick mist crept inside, silent tendrils slithering across the floor of the bedroom.
Lucinda lay still on her bed, almost glowing in a brilliant white nightgown. Her fire-gold hair spilled all over the bed, framing her small, pale face.
I have hunted you for a very long time, James thought. And now here you are, alone and asleep.
Lucinda’s eyes fluttered, and James froze. When he felt sure she was asleep, he wrapped his black cloak around him and glided towards the bed. At last, it was time to savor the sweetness of her soul.
Beneath him, Lucinda’s chest rose, then fell in a relaxed, unconscious rhythm. He almost laughed aloud as the triumph welled inside him. And yet, deep down, he felt a tiny pang of regret. She was so beautiful. So peaceful. Like a slumbering angel.
He pushed aside the lingering doubts that flowed from his remaining tatters of humanity. Your soul will be mine.
Shivering with excitement, James bent over her bed, moving fast enough that his black curls fell across his face. He bared his fangs, hovering close enough to smell the sweet scent of her hair, her spicy perfume. Close enough to feel the warm breath wafting between her full, red lips. Close enough to devour her soul.
Lucinda’s eyes flicked open and met his. Dark emeralds, they glowed all the brighter against the pale silk of her skin.
A silent cry parted her lips and her eyes flared wide open, pupils darting back and forth. As confusion resolved into recognition, her eyes met his. The air between them seemed to crackle. A warm current shot from her eyes to his, and James felt a jolt somewhere inside.

About the Author


Brandon Gray is the pen name of Braden Bell (Brandon writes YA fiction; Braden writes for middle grades). Braden holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock. His most notable skill is being able to eat a full rack of BBQ ribs with one hand on long drives.


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