Thursday, August 6, 2015

Straight Browsing from the Library: Forbidden Things: Dissident by Nikki McCormack


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions for Nikki McCormack's newest book Forbidden Things: Dissident. The author will award a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

READ THE BLURB


Ascard power can strengthen, heal and create. It also has great potential to destroy, enough to topple entire governments. Indigo’s country places strict limitations on the use of ascard so she must channel her talents into the healing arts or risk severe punishment. An orphan from a disgraced family, trapped by her father’s treason, Indigo struggles reclaim her place in a society that has driven her into an abusive engagement.

Then a mysterious stranger from a neighboring country contacts her using ascard. He needs help escaping his prison so he can bring an end to his emperor's oppressive rule or die trying. His unshakable devotion to his cause and the passion hidden behind his cool arrogance move her to help him at the risk of being branded a traitor herself.

When the politics of society bring them together a second time, Indigo decides to use her growing powers to help him fight his war. If only she dared fight for her own future with such passion. Perhaps she can find the courage to do so by helping the man she has fallen for win his revolution. She might have exactly the power he needs to succeed.

READ AN EXCERPT


Her attention wandered to the fountain sprouting up in the center of a nearby courtyard, simple and elegant like a great stonework lily. A man stood by the fountain, watching water droplets falling with the shimmer of multicolored gems in the bright sunlight. Long silver hair hung to the middle of his back like a frozen waterfall. His smooth pale skin and unusual hair marked him as Lyran, but his regal bearing and rich attire didn’t befit a slave or merchant.

Curious. “Have you seen him before?”

Andrea turned, following her gaze. “Who?”

“The man beside the fountain.”

“There’s no one by the fountain.”

Andrea’s reply tugged at her awareness, but the silver-haired Lyran was turning toward them now. His pale eyes met hers and the air pressed from her lungs as if a corset were being pulled too tight. The buildings lurched and spun in her vision.

“Indigo?”

She sank to her knees. Andrea crouched down with her, her eyes wide and frightened. She held Indigo’s shoulders tight, her lips moving. Indigo heard only the pounding of blood in her ears.

MEET THE AUTHOR


Nikki started writing her first novel at the age of 12 (which is still tucked away in a briefcase in her office). Despite a successful short story publication with Cricket Magazine in 2007, she treated her writing addiction as a hobby until a drop in the economy left her with an abundance of free time to focus on making it her career.

Nikki lives in the magnificent Pacific Northwest tending to her awesome husband, two sweet horses, three manipulative cats, and a crazy dog. She’s a wine and tea fanatic who loves sitting on the ocean in her kayak surrounded by open water or hanging from a rope in a cave, embraced by darkness and the sound of dripping water. She also enjoys horseback riding, archery, PC gaming, dancing, good anime, etc. She studies Japanese and practices Iaido because she believes we should never stop learning.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Author_NikkiMc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NikkiMcCormack
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7437256.Nikki_McCormack
Blog: http://nikkimccormack.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Nikki-McCormack/e/B00N3A8JBQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Barnes and Noblem Author Page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/nikki-mccormack

Buy the book at Elysium Palace.

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY


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28 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read more! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  2. Really enjoyed reading the blurb & the excerpt, thank you!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for following the tour!

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  3. Love the cover. Congratulations on the new release.

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to be able to share it.

      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  4. Thank you for hosting the tour and giveaway!

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  5. Really great excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing the excerpt sounds like a really good book!

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to be sharing it. :)

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  7. The excerpt is intriguing!

    --Trix

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  8. Thanks for the excerpt :) Which character that you've written is your favorite?

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    1. Hi Amber! I think you just broke my brain. ;) Honestly, I put so much into my characters, especially the leads, that I get very attached to them. I really loved working with Indigo along her story, but I think I have enjoyed working with Maeko (the spunky protagonist from my Clockwork Enterprises series) at least as much. There are many characters from works in progress that I also love. I think it really depends on which project I'm working on at the time. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read and I would love to read it. Entering under the name of Virginia

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    1. Hi Virginia! I'm happy you enjoyed it. :)

      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  10. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Patrick! Thanks for following the tour! :)

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  11. Love the cover! This has been such a great book tour! Thank you for a great post and contest!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you so much for following! :)

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  12. I just loved the excerpt and this sounds like a book I would just love to read. TY

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    1. Thanks Bridgett! I hope you enjoy the book as well if you get a chance to read it.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  13. The book tour is almost complete. Congrats on the book. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can join me in December when book 2 comes out!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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