Shadow Stalker: Turning Tides (Episode 9) is here! Yay!
Over the next two days we’ll be sharing lots of reviews, excerpts and character interviews from Episode 9, and I’ve written a few guest posts as well. I’ve even got a little excerpt at the end of this post for you to read. First, I want to give you the lineup for the bliz! Oh and don’t forget to follow the tour on Facebook! I’m going to be doing some things a little differently this time around!
Turning Tides Blitz Tour Lineup:
Louise Findlay Books ~ Review
Writing Room 101 ~ Guest Post – Using Social Media Effectively
The Quiet Fantasy Book Blog ~ Review
KJ Hawkins ~ Double Interview w/Auren & Makari
Mama Bear Muses ~ Excerpt
The lineup will be updated with links as things are posted!
Now here’s a little excerpt from Episode 9! Hope you enjoy!
The only time [Makari] shut me out was when he had to participate in a cleansing session. The knowledge that it had never been necessary, and the fact it was his father’s way of brainwashing people, weighed on him greatly. It was why he didn’t want to involve me. He didn’t want me to see him hurting others. It didn’t change how I felt about him, nothing could, but Makari feared it would taint our connection somehow. Of course I could always see it in his mind afterward, but I never said anything.
“Isn’t there any way you can avoid it?” I asked him one afternoon.
“No. Some of the guides are growing suspicious. I’m afraid it won’t be long before someone decides to investigate or test my loyalties.”
I hadn’t realized how bad it was for him. “We’ve been so careful though.”
“I know. It’s nothing we’re doing wrong. Some of the guides are naturally suspicious, and the time I’ve spent with you is not normal. It’s not unheard of for a guide to focus attention on a person who is difficult, but because of my reaction to you in the office that night, I may have given away the fact that we knew each other.”
“Oh, the lizard comment?”
Makari nodded. “That, and my familiarity with you, yes. I wasn’t trying to be careful then because I had every intention on turning you over to my father. Eventually. Had I known what would happen, I would have been more discreet.”
I shrugged. “You can’t change the past.”
“No, but Auren, you have to promise me something.”
“Okay,” I said, though I didn’t like his tone.
“If something happens, I’ll send you a warning through our connection. If that happens, you have to promise me you’ll leave Nadiria and go back to Kado so he can keep you safe.”
I rolled my eyes. “I don’t need anyone to keep me safe, Makari. I’m not helpless.”
“I know that. But I promised your father I’d protect you,” he said, gripping my arms. “If I send you a warning, it will be because they know you’re here and that I’ve betrayed them.”
“So, I’m supposed to run and leave you to your death?” I said, my chest constricting. “I can’t do that. I can’t live without you.”
“Then leave and trust that I can take care of myself.”
“What if they put a recinder on you? What if they put one on me?”