Summoner Rising by Melanie McFarlane (Blog Tour Excerpt & #Giveaway)

I'm sharing an excerpt for this new release! Check that and the giveaway out below..

Summoner Rising
(Laws of Summoning #1)
by Melanie McFarlane
YA Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
March 28th 2017 by Month9Books


Excerpt from, The Book of Summoning:

Law One: A summoner is responsible for all creatures it lets through from the netherworld.

Dacie Cantar wishes someone had explained the Laws of Summoning to her before she watched a shadowy creature crawl out of a painting at the local arcade. At least it explains the strange things she's witnessed since moving in with her great-aunt, after her mother’s untimely death. But who wants to be followed by shadows the rest of their life? Add that to being stalked by a strange boy at school, who just might be her Tovaros (aka soulmate), it’s about all Dacie can handle in her new life.

As she nears her seventeenth birthday, will she be ready for her new responsibilities, or will the shadows that stalked her mother until her death, finally consume Dacie, too? And then there’s Law Two…

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Slowly the word comes back into view, and I find myself racing through the treetops. My face stings from the whipping branches as I fly above the ground. Does the wendigo have me? I look around, but I’m alone—no sign of the demon anywhere. There’s a loud bang, crashing against my eardrums. It’s the sound of another heartbeat, beating out of rhythm from my own.

I stop, gripping a branch, and peer below. The heartbeat is close. As I focus on the target, I can slow it down to the point where the swish of the blood pumping through the heart is audible.

Below, a person moves their hand through wavy dark hair. It’s Tryan! I need to tell him I’m here, and I’m okay. I flex my fingers anxiously on the branch, feeling a hunger bite from inside my gut. I want Tryan; I’m hungry for him.

Pain shoots out from my chest. I rub my hand against it and feel something sharp. I glance down and see a bolt sticking out of my gut, with blood oozing out from the wound. When did this happen?

A voice calls out to Tryan from a few yards away. It’s Liana. Thank goodness she’s okay. As she limps over, her heartbeat gets louder and louder, and my hunger switches toward her.

Tryan gets up and moves toward Liana, and I see what he was guarding. It’s me. My body lies limp on the ground of the woods below.

I shift on my branch. How can I be down there? What’s going on? My hand goes back to the arrow in my gut again, and I look down. This time I’m staring at the sharp claws of the wendigo.

I scramble in the tree, and hear Tryan cry out. I look down and see he’s spotted me, and is grabbing his weapon. No! I scream, but all I can hear is the howl of the wendigo. My body might lie on the ground beside Tryan, but my mind is trapped in this monster.

I turn away, flying amongst the treetops as I search out a sanctuary. I can hear other heartbeats, far off in the distance. I need to feed; my hunger is all-encompassing. How far am I from Tryan now? Miles? I break into a clearing, interrupting a campfire surrounded by people. Screams fill my ears as I grab on to the closest person. Finally, my hunger is satisfied as I feast.

About the Author

Melanie McFarlane is a passionate writer of other-wordly adventures, a little excitable, and a little quirky. Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, she jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her YA debut There Once Were Stars, and her YA urban fantasy Summoner Rising.

She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Land of Living Skies.

Tour Schedule

Week 1:

3/27/2017- Never Too Many To ReadGuest Post
3/27/2017- Realm of the Sapphired dragonReview

3/28/2017- Book Review BeccaReview
3/28/2017- Bibliobibuli YAInterview

3/29/2017- StephanieCassidyBlogReview
3/29/2017- LILbooKloversInterview

3/30/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview
3/30/2017- trishajennreadsExcerpt

Week 2:

3/31/2017- Wishful EndingsExcerpt
3/31/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview

4/3/2017- Omg Books and More BooksReview
4/3/2017- Month9BooksExcerpt

4/4/2017- Under the Book CoverReview
4/4/2017- So Few BooksInterview

4/5/2017- BooksbooksmurderReview

4/6/2017- Natural briReview

4/7/2017- YA and WineReview

Tour-Wide Giveaway

1 winner will receive a DVD of THE CRAFT, US Only.

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