Thursday, March 1, 2018

Excerpt Tour for Nadia's Heart, Part 1 by Wendy Altshuler

Nadia’s Heart, Part One
by Wendy Altshuler


GENRE: YA Fantasy Horror



When an amnesiac girl who thinks she has been born without a heart utters a prayer, she is met by a
mysterious angelic stranger from her forgotten past. Together they embark on a journey to recover her
removed heart, but enter into battle with an Evil Voice on a rampage to remove the hearts of an entire
generation of children - and replace them with stones.


EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):

She faced her head squarely at the dark patch growing before them with a newly acquired

They were met with a chill of moisture, and a wet mist coated their faces.   The grey space in the
center of  the trees grew  wider,  and  they  passed  through  a  thick  fog,  entering sound.  Wind
whistling, rain blowing, the steady and unceasing rhythm of a water’s tide.   Their lips were wet, salted,
and they proceeded slowly on coarse sand, not moving away much from the Door.  It was night, and
the sky was lit by a bright moon.

The gusts shifted their weight as they stood there, the door closing behind them.   Nadia turned and
watched the last wisp of  white cloud dissipate, feeling now quite unsure and alone, her wheels stuck
in the sand, a key in both hands, her hair unkempt and in knots, and the small crawling fingers of a
child ever clinging to her arm.  Putting the keys into the lining of her garment, she hadn’t realized just
how safe the Land of Silence felt until it was gone.    Now she was two worlds away from Georgeonus.  
Two whole worlds.

She looked down at the boots coated in sand, then up to survey the shore.  She had seen pictures of
the ocean in books, but had never known it to be a real thing.   But here it was, its sound and rhythm
alive.  Living and breathing like an expansive entity, sending its cleansing salt into the breeze and onto
the earth.

Nadia felt reassured by the metal suit, and the metal suit only.   Richard patiently circled her as she
continued to survey the  shore,  her  gaze  fixing  on  the  dark  distance,  trying  to decipher a shape
in the dunes.  A hut.

And in its window a tiny glow.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Wendy Altshuler is a writer-producer who explores myth in new media. She writes fantasy novels and
creates works in stop motion animation.  Her credits include award-winning screenwriting and
WGA-accredited representation. With a degree in psychology and a Master of Arts from Columbia
University, Altshuler documented the work of international choreographers and wrote and produced
regional programming. Her short plays have been performed at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, at
regional schools and most recently, Puppet Showplace Theatre. Altshuler's young adult book series
has been hailed as "emotionally moving, uplifting and wholesome," and "spirited and haunting. . .with
much symbolism and beauty."  



Wendy will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter
during the tour.

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  1. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! 🦋

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you :)