Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Spotlight: Angelstone by Hanna Peach

Today we have an excerpt from Angelstone, the second book in the Dark Angel series! Book one, Angelfire, is going to be free from May 28th - June 1st, so make sure you get your copy! And Angelstone will be on sale for $.99 from May 31st - June 1st only! Check out the synopsis:

Fans of The Mortal Instruments [by Cassandra Clare] will love this!"

After escaping from the Hollows and the Michaelea lightwarriors, Jordan takes Alyx and Israel to Aradale, a secret Rogue community, where they appear to be safe − for now. But did they bring the enemy with them? “Mini”, the strange and speechless young girl they rescued from the Hollows, is not as she seems. Why was Elder Michael keeping her locked up? What is she hiding?

Alyx and Israel are driven further apart as Israel continues to obsess over making Adere human and Alyx hides two secrets from him: that he may be part-demon and that she may be carrying his child, a tri-blood keye that can be used to unlock Hell.

Out in the mortal cities, pieces of Black Stone, the only material that can disrupt the angels’ healing abilities, continue to be stolen to make weapons for Samyara’s dark army. Alyx and her friends must stop them, but this means infiltrating holy and guarded places to steal the Black Stone − a monastery in remote China, a mosque in Saudi Arabia, an art gallery in Florence and a cathedral in Peru.

Can they win this deadly race against the Darkened?

Excerpt from Angelstone:

“So,” Israel said, “could I learn to defend myself against your magics?”

“Interesting.” Jordan made a small noise in his throat. “Could a mortal raise a defense against the magics?” Jordan began to pace. “Your only option against the elemental magics – fire, water, earth, air – is just to get the hell out of the way. But the Seraphim don’t need magics to defend themselves against mental magic attacks. DreamWalker and MemorySong can be deflected by using the defender’s own will, his or her inner power... theoretically, if a mortal’s mind was strong enough, they may be able to learn to raise their mental defenses in the same way.” 
It sounded like this Rogue was issuing a challenge. “I’ll do it.” Bring it, Rogue-boy. “What do you want me to do?” 
Jordan stopped pacing and spun so that he was facing Israel. Jordan looked at Israel in silence for long enough that Israel began to feel uncomfortable. There was almost a leer to Jordan’s stare. The side of Jordan’s lip tilted up. “Are you asking for my help, mortal?” 
This cocky prick was going to make him say it. Israel grumbled a little before acquiescing. “Yes, Rogue, I am asking for your help.” 
Jordan’s face broke out into a grin. Israel didn’t have a good feeling about this.

“On the basis that I think that this will be… an interesting experiment, I agree to help you.” 
“Great.” 
“On one condition.” 
Of course there had to be a condition. “Which is?” 
Jordan pursed his lips and stepped up to Israel. This Rogue was a few inches shorter than Israel, but he had this thing about him that made him seem bigger, taller, than he actually was.

Israel lifted his chin higher. 
“Which is?” Israel repeated. He wasn’t intimidated by this Rogue, magics or not. 
“You’ll do exactly as I say, when I say it.” 
“But—” 
“And no arguing with me.” 
“You said one condition.” 
Jordan narrowed his eyes. “And no arguing with me.” 
Israel growled deep in his throat. “Fine. I accept your conditions.”

About the Author:

“I write about fantastical things, especially creatures with fangs, magic or wings.

I want to tell you tales that will rip away the glamor from your life, keep you running and fighting and gasping long past the devil’s hour and maybe, just maybe, reality will look a little bit different when you return.

Sit with me around this witchlight. Let me tell you a story.”

At the beginning of 2013, Hanna left her "respectable" career, packed up her life and sold everything except for what fit in a suitcase to be a full-time writer and go "gypsying" across Europe. Even she thinks that she is a little crazy sometimes. Hanna Peach is the author of Angelfire, book 1 of the Dark Angel series. Angelstone, (Dark Angel #2) is due for publication on 31 May 2013 and Angelsong (Dark Angel #3) is due late 2013.


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2 comments:

  1. OO thanks for the heads up on this one. I just snagged it on Amazon. Yay!! I love TMI so looking forward to this!

    Awesome cover!

    Mich:D

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  2. I really do love the covers on this series. I grabbed Angelfire the other day and will grab this one tomorrow. It sounds like a fantastic series. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie ~ Turner’s Antics

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