Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blog Tour/Excerpt/Giveaway: The Warlock by Deborah J. Lightfoot

Hello readers,


Today I'm pleased to be part of The Warlock blog tour as part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour team. The Warlock is the first book in the Waterspell series by Deborah J. Lightfoot.


Before I share the excerpt and offer you guys a chance to win this book, I'd like to share some information about the author and the book.


Here's some information about Deborah:



Castles in the cornfield provided the setting for Deborah J. Lightfoot’s earliest flights of fancy. On her father’s farm in West Texas, she grew up reading extraordinary tales of adventure and reenacting them behind tall ramparts of sun-drenched corn. She left the farm to earn a bachelor of science degree in journalism and write award-winning books of history and biography, including The LH7 Ranch (University of North Texas Press) and Trail Fever (William Morrow, New York). High on her Bucket List was the desire to try her hand at the genre she most admired. The result is WATERSPELL, a complex, intricately detailed fantasy that begins with Book 1: The Warlock and Book 2: The Wysard, and concludes (for the present) with Book 3: The Wisewoman. But a legal pad filled with notes and tucked away in a desk drawer suggests a possible Book 4 before the saga may fairly be said to be finished.

Deborah is a professional member of The Authors Guild. She and her husband live in the country south of Fort Worth, Texas. Find her online at www.waterspell.net.

You can also reach Deborah at her facebook page. You can buy her book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Here is a short synopsis of The Warlock: 

Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage traveler must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic -- and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can't seem to decide whether to love her or kill her. 

I for one know that that synopsis makes me want to read this book.

And now for what you guys have been waiting for: the excerpt and the giveaway.

Excerpt from
WATERSPELL Book 1: The Warlock

by Deborah J. Lightfoot


From
Chapter 1. The Swordsman


It happened too fast to hurt at first. But, oh! the blood—lots of it, streaming from a gouge that crosscut her knee.

She hunched over the wound, her masses of unkempt hair tumbling around her face, strands of it trailing in the gore. Blindly Carin fumbled in her belt-pouch for something to stanch the bleeding. Her fingers met only flint and steel for fire-making, pebbles for arming her sling, and a length of twine that was useful for everything from tying back her shaggy auburn mane to rigging a brush shelter.

Abruptly a hand grasped the shank of her leg, and another shoved at her shoulder. “Straighten up,” her captor snarled.

Carin threw back her head and flung the hair out of her eyes. “You!” she gasped. “But—” She hadn’t heard the swordsman’s approaching footsteps—a seeming impossibility through the crunchy carpet of autumn leaves. Yet here the man was, crouched beside her and brandishing a dagger. Carin’s hand flew to shield her throat, but it was her knee he put the blade to.

Stay away from me! she wanted to shout at him. She couldn’t get the words out—not in a way that made sense. As sometimes happened when she came unglued, Carin lapsed into a language of her own. The sounds that passed her lips weren’t gibberish, but no one ever understood a word she said when she got like this. Carin yelled at the man, in her own private language, and tried to wrench free of his grasp.

“Stop your noise,” he barked. He held her leg tighter and waved his dagger in her face. “If you can’t be quiet, I’ll cut out your tongue.”

Copyright © 2011–2012 by Deborah J. Lightfoot. All Rights Reserved.

Sample Chapter 1 in full at www.amazon.com/dp/B00686UIFW



An now for the giveaway, good luck everybody!


Love,

Danica Page

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8 comments:

  1. Great chapter sample from a very exciting novel in a series that keeps you wanting to read each and every book. Wonderful to see someone as talented and professional as Deborah J. Lightfoot at your site.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathryn. I haven't read this book, but I'm dying to read it.

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  2. Thanks, Kathryn! I appreciate you stopping by today and especially appreciate your kind words about my novel and series. So excited to know you're enjoying WATERSPELL!

    Thanks to you also, Danica, for hosting this quick stop on my book tour. I'm grateful for all of your links to my links and I'm glad you like the synopsis. :-D

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    1. Deborah, you are most welcome. And I did like your synopsis. Sounds like you have a great novel from the excellent reviews I've seen.

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  3. I am stalking the tour!! I cant wait to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I've stalked a few tours before. You are most welcome!

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  4. Happy to be stalked! See you again soon, Rachel. :-)

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  5. Wow! This book sounds really great! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and thanks for introducing this author to me.

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