Imprisoned with the beast... Scarred Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway)

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Scarred Beauty (A Wylder Tale #2)
Scarred Beauty
(A Wylder Tale, #2)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
ebook, 209 Pages
December 1st 2016

Summary

Vynasha has become prisoner with the other wyld beasts of the castle, but she is not alone. In the howling darkness her majikal bond with the Dungeon Master, Grendall grows, awakening the dormant power in her blood.

Yet as she discovers the true nature of the other beasts, she learns she must embrace madness in order to free them all. Vynasha is willing to do anything to end the curse, even if that means transforming into a monster.

Burried secrets come to light in this seductive sequel to Craving Beauty, the Gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero.

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Excerpt

(Author’s Note: Vynasha finds herself imprisoned in the dungeons of the Prince’s castle, but she is not alone. Grendall, the gatekeeper is in the cell beside hers…)

“My time as the beast is different,” Grendall said, “measured by base instinct rather than conscious thought. Our blood bond kept me aware enough to remember the reason I was there. I had to make sure you made it safely out. The wolves would have taken you if I hadn’t found you.”

“Wait, you said blood bond?” Vynasha stared at her violet skin and recalled in quick flashes the moment he’d healed cuts inflicted by black thorns. And then more recently, she’d healed his wounds nearly without effort, a joining of her blood with his. Dread filled her like a weight in the pit of her stomach.

“You spoke in your dreams, that was what drew me to you from the beginning.” Grendall’s answer was almost mindless, as though he hadn’t heard her, but could not stop speaking now he was confessing. “I knew from the moment you crossed our threshold you were special. I did not mean to form a bond with you at first, Vynasha, you have to believe me. But from the moment my claw first grazed you and I truly saw you I knew I could not fight it for long. And after I brought you back here, our bond helped me shift back, allowed me to heal you…” His words, which had withered since he began, tapered off into silence at the end.

“What do you mean you didn’t intend to bond with me?” She wanted more answers now he was so willing to offer them. She almost growled in frustration when he answered with silence. “Is this why my skin glows?” she pressed. “Is it your majik, or ours?”

His fingers twitched and fell limp against hers. Vynasha strained to keep hold of him as his hand slipped away. Her fingertip scratched against bare rock and then his pale light winked out.

“Grendall?” She pressed her ear to the rock near where her arm extended through the hole, until she was stretched along the filthy floor. “Are you all right?” Silence so thick after his confession was frightening. After hearing his confession, she was worried their bond, whatever it meant, wasn’t enough to fully heal him.

“Grendall, listen to my voice.” She spoke for her benefit as much for his. Losing him now after everything would be unbearable. He was the first person she could remember needing besides little Wyll. The realization made her reach for him again, until the rock cut into her shoulder and she finally felt his smooth skin. She relaxed the instant she heard him breathing heavily, in and out.

“We are going to be all right,” she whispered to him and then, to herself, “We just need to find a way to escape.” In the following silence, she recalled her promise to Wynyth, tried and failed to paint the details of her mother’s careworn face in her mind. So she thought of the changeling wolf that wore her brother Ceddrych’s face.

“They would have taken you,” Grendall claimed. But they hadn’t attacked her, at least, not after Ceddrych had stopped them. As she rested her cheek against the rock she wondered what would have happened if the gatekeeper had found her in time.

When she closed her eyes, she met the past again in the guise of vivid dreams. 


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Other Books in the Series

Craving Beauty
(A Wylder Tale, #1)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 239 pages
October 31st 2015

Summary

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother's roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.

A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

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Wolfsbane's Daughter
(A Wylder Tale Novella)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
ebook, 52 Pages
February 25th 2016

Summary

Wolfsbane and his daughter Resha are on a never ending quest in the Wylder Mountains, to wipe out the wolves who destroyed their village. Before their enemies stole everything she loved, Resha cared for little beyond learning how to be a hunter. After, she learned a hunter must be prepared to fight as well as flee. Now she cares for nothing but revenge.

Until she discovers two majikal humans half frozen in the forest. Resha has a choice, to follow her instincts and leave the strangers to the wolves, or save them. Yet the enemy is on the prowl and there is little time for Wolfsbane's daughter to find safe haven before they are discovered.

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About the Author


Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.


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Tour Schedule

December 1st: Launch
December 4th: Wishful Endings & Falling Leaves
December 8th: Grand Finale
December 9th: Twitter Chat 8-9 PM ET #ScarredBeauty

Tour-Wide Giveaway

3 winners to receive ebooks of all three books in A Wylder Tales: Craving Beauty, Wolfsbane's Daughter, and Scarred Beauty (extra swag to US winners)
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