Monday, September 14, 2020

Ashes and Blood by Katie Zaber

and Blood

Genre: Fantasy
Date of Publication: May 13th
ISBN:  9780463801024
ASIN:  B087YJ8W87
Number of pages: 260
Word Count: 121,760

Cover Artist: Agata Bukovero

Tagline: Trapped in another
world—what would you do?

Book Description:

“I’ll start at the beginning.
Long ago, before roads, before we built structures, before medicine was
discovered, before the government was created, before man gained any knowledge,
there were The Five. Independent from each other, The Five had a mutual respect
for one another. They knew their roles in the world and their duty. They were

An adventure begins when an
otherworldly tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends. The
environment morphs around them, transferring them to an exotic planet. Stuck in
a rural town still maimed by the plague, a chance encounter with a familiar
face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment period.

While settling into new,
promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya’s humanoid
inhabitants, who focus on Megan. One dark night, after an epic, magical attack,
the Fae King’s knight is sent to fetch Megan. When she wakes up a prisoner, she
learns that there is much more to this strange world, and it is oddly more like
her own than she ever would have expected.

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Excerpt 1

It gives me
chills to stand in front of the forest that morphed in front of my very eyes.
I’m hesitant to walk through the tree line and down the path. The last time I
walked down a path for leisure was a week ago. We had planned a picnic.
Something simple, always easy to organize and do. It wasn’t hard planning our
walk to Brynjar’s cabin today. What could go wrong?
I try hard not
to think of all the possible outcomes—from returning to Earth to traveling to a
completely new world.
Sarah and Dana
were able to walk by without stopping to take notice or reflect. Ciara paused
for a moment and then smiled gleefully, saying she had a good feeling.
I don’t. I feel
dizzy, angry, and like I need to vomit. I don’t want to do this. I don’t want
to go into the woods that changed my life, I don’t want to meet Brynjar, and I
don’t want to go back where it all started.
I don’t.

About the Author:

Katie Zaber knows the best way to
decide who is cooking dinner is with a Nerf gun fight in the living room. Her
boyfriend is an exceptional cook. When she isn’t baking, going to wine
tastings, or reading, she’s busy planning her next trip to Six Flags Great
Adventure or Long Beach Island, New Jersey. As a child, her mother would read
stories about Atlantis and other fictional places that she dreamed of
exploring, fueling her love of history, adventure, and fantasy. After spending
her days working in a coffee shop, she moved up the ladder getting an office
job where she unfortunately was involved in a filing accident. Unable to move,
bored out of her mind, and desperate for entertainment, she turned to her
imagination and began writing. These days, she finds herself captivated by her
many projects and enjoys quiet nights at home.

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