Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Last Protector by Stephanie Keyes (Book Blitz) + GIVEAWAY


The Last Protector
Release Date: 12/15/14
Inkspell Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.

And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?

As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?

*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.


Excerpt 

Creeping along, I slipped through the gates before they closed. The exterior lights shut off. The
glow from inside the mansion threw shadows across the courtyard, making everything around me
creepier. If that was even possible. At least these people hadn’t invested in motion lights. 

I needed to get to the window on the second floor. And how the heck did I know that? Like
everything else about this trip, I just did. A tall trellis swamped with vines ran up one side of the
house. That could be the ticket. I inched closer. 

I'd just about made it when a raspy voice reached my ears. 

"The boy is alone. You've done well by me.” 

Shivers ran up and down my arms as I swallowed and turned. No one. It must've come from
inside the house. Ahead, a small window, one of those decorative deals, stood open. Taking slow
steps, I moved toward it. 

"Thank you," said a second voice, crisp, sort of fancy…British, maybe? 

"We can take him now. Use his power to harness what I need,” Spooky Voice said. 

“As you wish."

Go, go, go. A voice or maybe my own thoughts echoed inside my brain. I didn’t have time to
think.

Go, go, go. The voice came back. I had to get to the second floor. Now.

The wood trellis scratched my hands when I grabbed hold. Splinters pierced my skin as I scaled
the wall. I had to get to the boy. 

"This is crazy, Gabe." I muttered the words. “This could actually be the stupidest thing you've
ever done."

I climbed to the window way faster than I thought I could. This one part of me wanted to glance
back, to see if Val noticed me. I ignored it though—I needed to get to the top.  To the kid with green eyes. 



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About the Author
Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she's still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers!

When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Ending.com.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and the soon to-be-released finale, The Star Catcher (November 2013), all from by Inkspell Publishing. Mrs. Keyes is hard at work on a new YA Paranormal Romance.

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