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Book Review : The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton

Hello all!

Today I am reviewing a YA (Young Adult) fantasy/paranormal romance book by Theresa McClinton. First let me introduce the author to you:

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Theresa McClinton was born in California in the fall of 1985. She started her writing career as a journalism intern. However, it only took one semester for her passion for journalism to shrivel and die. On the final day of her internship, she decided to go rogue!. Yes, she would start writing novels. She felt it would be great to be a YA urban fantasy writer, considering the fact that it’s a growing genre, with lots of potential and plenty of room for her imagination to go wild. Since then, Theresa has gotten married, had three terrific kids and moved to central Ohio.

She also loves to travel. She has ventured to over a dozen countries in the Middle East and Europe, and have used all she has seen and experienced as inspiration for her stories!

The Stone Guardian, published on December 14th 2012, is her debut novel. It is a part of a trilogy.

Summary of the book

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Tagline: When myth becomes reality, reality becomes a nightmare.

Like any other teenager in America, Ashley just wants a normal life. But growing up in an orphanage for the insane is anything but normal. After endless therapy and increasing medication, her nightmares have only gotten worse.

Probably because they’re not nightmares.

When Ashley is mysteriously abducted, she finds a reality even less normal than the orphanage. And she discovers something else—she’s no ordinary orphan. Faced with enemies thought to only exist in fairy tales, Ashley discovers she possesses a powerful Maya bloodline. She’s the daughter of an ancient Maya Guardian, whose duty is to protect the Stone of Muuk’ich, an enchanted relic blessed by the gods. But first she must get it back from Sarian, a power-hungry demigod who slaughtered the last guardian—Ashley’s mother. Without the stone, all will be lost.

When she meets Arwan, a hot Belizean time bender, his delicious olive skin and dark eyes make her feel a little less alone. But his gentle whispers and reassuring touch might not be all they seem. How can she balance love and duty when it’s up to her to prevent the rising of the underworld? Especially when the guy she loves might be its crown prince…

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My Review

First of all let me tell you this. The cover of this book is simply beautiful!. It is done by Mina Carter who definitely did breathe life and imagery into this story (in the words of the author herself). Though it’s against rules, I do judge books by their cover. If I were to see this book on a shelf, I would without doubt find myself reaching for it.

I started out reading this book with some dedicated words from the author to her family and supporters. It was such a sweet dedication particularly with words like ‘my parents who celebrated my success with dancing in my kitchen’.. How sweet is that!

‘A Word from the Author’ gave further insight into the story lying ahead of me. Theresa has definitely done her homework with all the great research she has done. I love well researched books and this was definitely a plus.

Onto the story itself. I loved how Theresa set a nice start to the story. It’s very easy going. She doesn’t plummet us straight into the story. Instead, she first sets the stage very well and then leads us on, without it being too fast or too slow. I was really surprised at how beautifully she writes. She doesn’t try too hard to come across as fantastic, considering the fact that this is her debut novel. She just expresses everything just as she is. That’s the best part. I have acquainted with her over emails and her way of writing is the same. Its easy going and simple.

There is one part where the protagonist who is a girl called Ashley, prevents the onset of a panic attack by thinking of Beethoven’s violin concert, with the music playing in her head and her fingers caressing the imaginary strings of her violin. It’s all described very beautifully and it’s at moments such as this, you really connect with the characters of the story. I love the way she describes the hero of the book, Arwan, to be a hot and muscular guy but someone who is sensitive enough to take care, be beside Ashley and give her his support any time. He is romantic and caring. Throw in all the good looks and you got a charmer!

The plot is very interesting and is definitely a can’t-put-down kind. I had to tear myself away from the book at times, so that I can get back to the chores I had waiting to be done at home!. I loved the pace at which the story went because there was never a dull moment. I absolutely love this book and when the end came, I was really disappointed, because it left me wanting for more!!. Theresa has such a fertile imagination. I love how she describes certain scenes and the way she writes it, you get transported right into that place. That is a quality of an amazing writer. Not everyone has that power!. I am really looking forward to the future two parts of this trilogy.

This book has all potential to take over the world by it’s charm just like how J.K. Rowling took over with her Harry Potter series. Theresa, one request, please work faster on the sequels to this book!

Being my first time with the YA genre, it was a pleasure reading this book. I have always been an avid reader of anything from Thriller and Suspense genre. However, this book could well be my start to reading YA novels from now on. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Being 378 pages and an irresistible one, this definitely is a QUICK read.

All in all, I give the book 5/5 which by Goodreads standards mean that ‘it was amazing’.

Links to this book :

On Goodreads : http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16281792-the-stone-guardian

On B & N : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stone-guardian-theresa-mcclinton/1113957705

On Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Guardian-Legacy-ebook/dp/B00ANVCYYQ/ref=la_B00AO7HM46_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355796547&sr=1-1

How I received a copy!

An e-book copy of The Stone Guardian was given to me by the author herself. I had become acquainted with her after my friend, Monica from www.gongjumonica.wordpress.com, had done a Book Blitz and an interview with the author and review of this book on her blog. The book was not explicitly given to me for the purpose of reviewing. However, it would be a shame if I don’t review something as amazing as this one!. Please note that all opinions are 100% my own and the fact that I have acquainted with the author doesn’t change anything at all, other than giving me bragging rights!.

Love,

Naz

Note : Don’t forget to checkout my UAE only giveaway going on right now until Feb 7th by clicking here.

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February Link Loves!

Hello you guys!

How have you been?. How was your ‘Love bhari pharvari’ (February filled with love in Hindi language)?. For me, it went good. I spent Valentine’s with my husband and family. This is the cake we got for my family 🙂

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Lets get to my February favorites!

1) Christine of Oh Chrys, did a post on 5 Signs He’s a Bad Book Boyfriend!. Some people like bad literary men. As for me, I am loyal to just one book boyfriend :).. He is really good with just a bit of darkness in him. Yes, I am talking about Arwan from The Stone Legacy series by Theresa McClinton. He is a great book boyfriend I would say 🙂

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2) Irene of Drab to Fab, who is a good blogger friend of mine is doing a giveaway, featuring Glambox. You should check it out and enter it, if you are in UAE :). Good luck!

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3) Grace of That Grace Girl did a post on how to make Chorizo and avocado toast with poached egg and it looks yum. Of course if I make it, I will be using chicken and I think it will taste great. It is so healthy too!

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4) Sally of The Giveaways Galore, reviewed the services of Uber taxi service and also shared a code that can end up giving you free rides, which sounds great especially when the rides are in Lexus cars. Talk about arriving in style!. Do check it out.

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Glorious mentions!

Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog mentioned my product-researching post in her January Favorites post and my review of Ponds Age Miracle products in her February Favorites post. Thanks so much, Abi!. I really appreciate it 🙂

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That’s it for now you guys!. I am super excited for March because it’s my second blog anniversary and you will be so excited to see the giveaway that has been planned for then!. Stay tuned and have an amazing March ❤

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Love,

Naz 🙂

Book tour : Lights of Aurora by Theresa McClinton and two giveaways!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my stop on the book tour of Lights of Aurora by Theresa McClinton!

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Book title

Lights Of Aurora, book 2 of The Stone Legacy Series

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Book Blurb

After the discovery of her ancient Maya bloodlines, eighteen-year-old Ashley Coreandero is faced with a daunting responsibility. She must protect the stone of Muuk’Ich while Sarian, the underworld general, relentlessly drives her to the brink of insanity.

As the winter solstice approaches, it brings an onslaught of unexpected side effects. Ashley must seize control over her supercharged powers, while dealing with the overwhelming suspicion that her boyfriend, Arwan, is hiding a secret so dark it could destroy them both.

With the arrival of a surprise houseguest, Ashley’s deepest fears about Arwan are confirmed. And when middleworld deities intercede, the group of gifted Maya descendants are confronted with hardships they never saw coming—including an enemy more deadly than they have ever faced.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned—but when that woman has no soul and a taste for revenge, they will need the powers of every surviving ancestor simply to stay alive.

Book Excerpt (from Chapter Six)

The sound of Ashley’s scream tore into him. Arwan clenched his fist as scarlet liquid slid down his forearm and dripped from his elbow onto the stone floor. He pumped his hand to encourage the flow of more blood as he knelt, laying his wound over the altar. His shoulders slumped forward as the offering was collected.

He swore he would never go back to his old life. He made an oath to leave that world behind and fight against every soul that dwelled in the shadows—every force responsible for causing pain. Now he was going to break that promise, for her, and he may lose her in the process.

Ashley’s hands clutched his shoulders. “What did you do?” He hung his head as low as he could, wishing he could disappear completely. His honor had been stripped away. Shame hung like a heavy cloud over his soul, mocking the years he spent hiding the truth. It was all for nothing.

His blood filled the cracks of the aged rock. With his other arm wrapped around Ashley’s waist, he pressed his forehead against her belly as if already begging for forgiveness. But there was no time for that now. He had to hold onto her, or she would be lost in the transport.

A burst of wind tore through the cave. Ashley screamed and grabbed onto him as she fought against the blast. Darkness consumed them, snuffing out any light Ashley produced. The thick fog weighed on Arwan’s chest as he felt the core of his being break free.

Until that moment, he’d managed to keep his darkness under control. Now he felt it claw its way out of its dormant state and flush his veins. His vision blurred. Only the warmth of Ashley’s body kept him grounded. He clenched his jaw, huffing breaths through his nose while they were sent to the gate, where worse terror awaited.

The wind died in an instant and slapped Arwan to the cold stone of the isolated cave—the other side of the portal.

The gate to the underworld.

He tried to push to his feet, but he had no strength left to support his effort. The sound of Ashley’s breaths grew louder until her warm hands cradled his cheeks. He opened his eyes, barely able to see past the pain tearing through his muscles.

She grabbed his hand. “Hold on!” Her voice sounded frantic. Warmth seeped into his wrist from her trembling fingers. His wound knitted together, healed by her touch. She rested her hand over his chest. He relaxed his muscles while the heat from her body poured over him.

The darkness inside of him thrashed through his gut and he curled on the floor. Tightening his fists, he had to do something to offset the effects of being so close to the underworld.

He’d managed to keep from changing all these years by staying near the goodness of Riyata, and far from the powers beneath. But crossing through the portal and near the gate meant he had to control his darker half, and quickly—or risk it emerging from inside him.

Ashley’s heat was gone, leaving him frozen on the ground. The chilled air prickled his skin, making it hard to concentrate. He opened his eyes for a split second, just long enough to see Ashley’s expression turn to horror.

She leapt to her feet, and he listened to her footsteps drag over the ground with each backward step. “What just happened, Arwan?” Her screech bounced off the stone walls. “Your eyes are black. Completely black!”

He struggled to sit, concentrating to keep his focus on caging the force within him. He’d nearly forgotten how powerful it was. But he didn’t want her to be afraid of him, and the hope she would still want him had begun to fade beneath her trembling voice.

It took almost everything he had, but finally he was able to see clearly, and he knew his eyes had returned to normal. For now.

He gathered the courage to meet her gaze. When he did, he wished they had never come to this damned place, and he could be with her the way they were before. Before she knew who he really was.

The Stone Legacy

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Click here to see all three books on Amazon

The Stone Guardian

Escaping Darkness

Lights of Aurora

For the duration of the book tour, Escaping Darkness and Lights of Aurora is on sale, priced at only $0.99!!

First Giveaway (Tourwide)

The author, Theresa McClinton, is kindly giving away Amazon giftcards and ebook copies to 7 winners!. Click on the link below to take part in it!. Winners will be announced on the author’s blog and also contacted by email by her.

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Second Giveaway (here on my blog)

On each blog participating in this tour, the author has kindly offered to giveaway an ebook copy of Lights of Aurora to one winner. To enter, please click on the link below :). There are only five easy entries and all of them are optional!. Winner will be contacted by email, by me.

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Author info

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A long time enthusiast of things that go bump in the night, Theresa began her writing career as a journalism intern—possibly the least creative writing field out there. After her first semester at a local newspaper, she washed her hands of press releases and feature articles to delve into the whimsical world of fiction.

Since then, Theresa has been married, had three terrific kids, moved to central Ohio, and has been repeatedly guilt tripped into adopting a menagerie of animals that are now members of the family. But don’t be fooled by her domesticated appearance. Her greatest love is travel. Having traveled to over a dozen countries—not to mention an extended seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska—she is anything but settled down. But wherever life brings her, Theresa will continue to weave tales of adventure and love with the hope her stories will bring joy and inspiration to her readers.

Coming Soon: 13th Street, Novella 2.5 of The Stone Legacy Series.

Blogs participating in this tour

(Visit each of them and enter their giveaways too to win!)

1. 1/2 Joanne Stewart

2. 1/2 Brinda Berry

3. 1/2 Larkin’s Book Blogger

4. 1/2 Book Briefs

5. 1/3 Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest

6. 1/3 Lilly Gayle Romance

7. 1/3 Marked By Books

8. 1/4 Behind A Million and One Pages

9. 1/4 Renee Entress

10. 1/5 Burgandy Ice

11. 1/5 Addled By Books

12. 1/6 Karen Michelle Nutt

13. 1/6 Pretty In Fiction

14. 1/7 Noelle Clark

15. 1/7 Book Lovers Life

16. 1/7 What’s Beyond Forks

17. 1/8 Naznin Azeez (ME!)

18. 1/9 The Fiction Fairy

19. 1/9 Little Library Muse

20. 1/10 Between Printed Pages

21. 1/12 The Rest Is Till Unwritten

22. 1/13 Laura Diamond

23. 1/13 Crystal Donahue

24. 1/14 Soul Unsung

25. 1/11 AJ Nuest

26. 1/15 Snowdrop Dreams

27. 1/15 Addict Readers

28. 1/16 VVB 32 Reads

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Love,

Naz

Book review: Escaping Darkness by Theresa McClinton

Hiya guys!

Today I am reviewing Escaping Darkness, a YA fantasy/paranormal romance book, second one of The Stone Legacies series by Theresa McClinton :). More on the Author:

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A long time enthusiast of things that go bump in the night, Theresa began her writing career as a journalism intern—possibly the least creative writing field out there. After her first semester at a local newspaper, she washed her hands of press releases and feature articles to delve into the whimsical world of young adult and new adult paranormal and contemporary romance.

Since then, Theresa has been married, had three terrific kids, moved to central Ohio, and was repeatedly guilt tripped into adopting a menagerie of animals that are now members of the family. But don’t be fooled by her domesticated appearance. Her greatest love is travel. Having traveled to over a dozen countries and explored dozens of U.S. states—including an extended seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska—she is anything but settled down. But wherever life brings her, Theresa will continue to weave tales of adventure and love with the hope her stories will bring joy and inspiration to her readers.

Summary of the book

Tagline: She may have spent years in an asylum, but that didn’t make her crazy–just fearless..

Dropped in Moscow with her friends on an impossible mission against underworld forces, Tara is left to her feelings of overwhelming inadequacy. Her boyfriend is a healer, her best friend is “the Guardian,” and everyone else is a powerhouse of awesome strengths. The only thing she has been able to contribute are her memories, which has left her with nightmares of her time spent at the mercy of the evil Sarian–who everyone has gone to fight.

Alone with her emotions, Tara finds herself falling into a city of depravity and corruption. And amidst all this evil is a young man with an agenda of his own, who leads her down a road that will either prove she is a hero at heart, or drag her into a world she’s always feared.

He wants revenge, she wants redemption. And in an underground rings of missing girls and bloody sacrifices, only the fearless can survive…

My review

I was so excited to finally read the second book in The Stone Legacies series. When reading the first book, The Stone Guardian, I had noticed how Tara (best friend of Ashley, who is the stone guardian), was the odd one out, simply because she had no powers. She was a mere human in the midst of powerful people like time benders, healers, dreamwalkers etc. How does she fit into the plot in the future?. I had wondered. So imagine my delight when Theresa based her entire second book on Tara, making her the star and giving her a proper place in the plot.

Once again, Theresa enthralls with her writing style. Especially in Chapter three, the raw emotions of Tara is so well captured, I just loved it!. Hawa is as ‘bad ass’ as before!. You simply can’t help but wonder what the heck is wrong with this girl??. The feelings in this book are tangible and the way Theresa writes, you feel like you are right in the book and those people are just within your hand’s reach.

In this book, Theresa touches on topics like drugs, child abuse and situations similar to human trafficking. She makes it clear in “A Word from the Author” that she does so, inorder to spread awareness of such grave issues. I felt that was very thoughtful of her.

A new character, Malachi, has been introduced this time around.  He is a very mysterious character and believe me, the more you read, the more you want to know about him. Why does he stalk Tara?. How does he appear out of no where?. Who is he?. Questions like this torment you to go through the pages faster. Theresa gives you details little by little thus keeping you glued to your seat.

In Chapter eight, Theresa introduces a neat twist, one that you never saw coming and surprise the hell out of you!. Towards the end of the book, I was moved to tears. My heart aches for those who had to go through a kidnapping situation and their families.

Even though this is a short novella, with 34,000 words, I would say, Theresa managed to keep it exciting and intriguing, with twists you wouldn’t even imagine!. Overall, I simply loved this book as much as The Stone Guardian, which I had reviewed back in Jan. I can’t wait for the next book, to know more about Ashley!

I give this book 5/5 which by Goodreads standards mean that ‘it was amazing’.

Links to this book :

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How I received a copy!

An e-book copy of Escaping Darkness was given to me by the author herself, for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own and a free book does not change that!

Note: Don’t forget to check out the Escaping Darkness Book Blast and giveaway happening on this blog, right now, by clicking here.

Love,

Naz 🙂

Escaping Darkness – Book blast + Giveaway (US/International)!

Hello!

You guys know how much I love Theresa McClinton (Hint hint: I raved about her recently in my Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award post). Her second book, Escaping Darkness is here and this post is a book blast all dedicated to it.

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Book Blurb

She may have spent years in an asylum, but that didn’t make her crazy – just fearless.

Dropped in Moscow with her friends on an impossible mission against underworld forces, Tara is left to her feelings of overwhelming inadequacy. Her boyfriend is a healer, her best friend is “the Guardian,” and everyone else is a powerhouse of awesome strengths. The only thing she has been able to contribute are her memories, which has left her with nightmares of her time spent at the mercy of the evil Sarian–who everyone has gone to fight.

Alone with her emotions, Tara finds herself falling into a city of depravity and corruption. And amidst all this evil is a young man with an agenda of his own, who leads her down a road that will either prove she is a hero at heart, or drag her into a world she’s always feared.

He wants revenge, she wants redemption. And in an underground rings of missing girls and bloody sacrifices, only the fearless can survive…

Excerpt

Rays of morning sun crept through the windows of Tara’s hotel room. She was already awake, frozen in bed and staring at the entrance. Harsh whispers echoed from the hall paired with rushed footsteps on the carpeted floors beyond the door. She gripped the blanket, her heart pounding in anticipation.

She flung the covers aside and hurried across the room. The knob rattled followed by several sharp pounds. She peered through the peephole before swinging open the door. Renato rushed in with a limp Hawa hanging in his arms.

“Oh my god! What happened?”

Renato laid Hawa on the bed. Black hair spilled over her face as she moaned.

Peter stumbled into the room, his eyes glossed over with sleep. Renato glanced over his shoulder and waved him over. “We need your help.”

Tara’s chest tightened while she stared at them. “Where’s Ashley?” Renato glanced at her and then back to Hawa without a word. Tara stepped forward, a knot forming in her stomach. She gripped the bedpost, her legs beginning to feel like mush. “Mr. Renato, what happened to Ashley?”

“She’ll be fine,” Peter said while examining Hawa’s bandaged leg. “I don’t sense any breaks or fractures. No lesions.” He stared up at Renato. “What the hell happened?”

Renato paced, rubbing the five o’clock shadow that darkened his chin and jawline. “Sarian was much stronger than we anticipated. When Ashley tried to retrieve the stone, he somehow sensed her, even with the masking spell.”

Figures. Tara knew it was bad news when that witch offered to help. She hated the idea from the start, but being outnumbered and a girl with no abilities to contribute, she thought it better to keep her mouth shut and let Renato and Ashley make the final decision. The masking spell could have been a dud. For all they knew, Contessa might have wanted Ashley dead to take her stone. The witch only helped to get revenge on Sarian in the first place. Who knows what other motives she had. Tara still wasn’t sure of the extent of the stone’s power, but since every underworlder seemed to want to get their hands on it, it had to be capable of some unworldly things.

“Who healed Hawa?” Peter asked.

“Contessa. At her home.” Renato glanced at his watch. “We arrived back less than an hour ago.”

“Well, it looks like she did a decent job.” Peter laid the back of his hand against Hawa’s forehead. “No fever. I think she’s just exhausted. We should let her sleep.”

Tara let go of the bedpost, anger peeling away her layers of patience. There was no way she’d let them keep ignoring her. With her fists perched on her hips, she glared at them. “If someone doesn’t answer me in the next two seconds, I swear I’m going to flip the hell out.” They both stopped and stared at her. Tara swallowed. “Where’s Ashley?”

Anger was as good as any other emotion right now—better even, since it kept her blood rushing fast enough to prevent her from passing out if the news was grim.

Renato gave a deep exhale. “Tara.”

The way he said her name sucked the heat right out of her body.

She wound her fingers into her mess of red curls. “Oh God. What?”

“Please don’t panic,” he continued. “She is not hurt.”

Tara exhaled a calming breath and gestured toward the door. “I’m gonna go talk to her.” When she took a step forward, Renato stepped to the side, cutting off her path. She stared up at his tight face. “I’ll be right back. I just want to go see how she’s holding up.”

“Tara.” But when he said her name the second time, his tone hadn’t changed, and the look in his eyes told her something was wrong. He ran his fingers through his hair, smoothing it down. “She’s not here.”

“What do you mean she’s not here? You said she’s all right.”

“Yes, that’s true.”

Tara shifted her weight. “Well, where is she?”

“She and Arwan left to get Jayden back.”

“Back?” Tara scanned the room. In all of the chaos, she hadn’t noticed Jayden wasn’t there. “Is he pulling another stunt to win Ashley over?”

“I don’t think that’s what’s going on this time,” Peter said.

“Sarian is stronger than we realized.”

“But…” Tara shook her head. “I don’t understand.”

“Jayden was killed in battle.”

She felt like someone had kicked her in the chest. “What?” She gasped, her bottom lip quivering with her voice. She had known Jayden almost as long as Ashley, and even if they weren’t as close, he was her friend. She swallowed past the ache in her throat.

Peter took her hand.

“She and Arwan rushed to Guatemala,” Renato continued. “To the caves of Naj Tunich.”

She tightened her grip on Peter’s hand while suspicion crawled over her. “Ashley hates caves. Why would she want to go there?”

“Ashley was determined. I attempted to convince her it was a dangerous, reckless idea, but she insisted. She and Arwan traveled to the caves to find Houn—the Guardian of Souls. She has the insane thought that they can get Jayden’s soul back in time.”

Tara pulled away from Peter, grabbed Renato’s collar, and jerked him forward. “Are you trying to tell me that my best friend is going to meet up with the Grim Reaper?”

Renato stared down at Tara’s fingers clenching his shirt.

She let go of his collar. “I want proof. Ashley wouldn’t just take off like that. Not without telling me first.”

Renato straightened his posture while smoothing out the wrinkles in his clothes. “I managed to rent a cold chamber for Jayden’s body in the local morgue.” He paused, watching her skeptical stare. His lips pressed tightly together. “If escorting you to see his body is the only way to convince you I am being honest, that is certainly an option.”

Tara took a step back. “Oh my God. You’re serious.”

“Unfortunately, yes. If Ashley and Arwan cannot retrieve his soul before Houn places it, the morgue is where Jayden’s body belongs. Either way, we need to preserve it the best we can.”

“Preserve?” She choked on the word and slowly lowered herself to the mattress beside Hawa’s feet.

Peter tucked a curl behind Tara’s ear. “It’ll be all right.”

She wanted to believe him, but something in her gut told her it wouldn’t be that simple. “Jayden’s dead and…Ashley didn’t even say goodbye. What if—” Her breath caught in her throat. “What if I never see her again?”

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Author Theresa McClinton

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A long time enthusiast of things that go bump in the night, Theresa began her writing career as a journalism intern—possibly the least creative writing field out there. After her first semester at a local newspaper, she washed her hands of press releases and feature articles to delve into the whimsical world of young adult and new adult paranormal and contemporary romance.

Since then, Theresa has been married, had three terrific kids, moved to central Ohio, and was repeatedly guilt tripped into adopting a menagerie of animals that are now members of the family. But don’t be fooled by her domesticated appearance. Her greatest love is travel. Having traveled to over a dozen countries and explored dozens of U.S. states—including an extended seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska—she is anything but settled down. But wherever life brings her, Theresa will continue to weave tales of adventure and love with the hope her stories will bring joy and inspiration to her readers.

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The Stone Guardian

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The Stone Guardian is the first book of The Stone Legacies series.

Tagline: When myth becomes reality, reality becomes a nightmare.

Like any other teenager in America, Ashley just wants a normal life. But growing up in an orphanage for the insane is anything but normal. After endless therapy and increasing medication, her nightmares have only gotten worse.

Probably because they’re not nightmares.

When Ashley is mysteriously abducted, she finds a reality even less normal than the orphanage. And she discovers something else—she’s no ordinary orphan. Faced with enemies thought to only exist in fairy tales, Ashley discovers she possesses a powerful Maya bloodline. She’s the daughter of an ancient Maya Guardian, whose duty is to protect the Stone of Muuk’ich, an enchanted relic blessed by the gods. But first she must get it back from Sarian, a power-hungry demigod who slaughtered the last guardian—Ashley’s mother. Without the stone, all will be lost.

When she meets Arwan, a hot Belizean time bender, his delicious olive skin and dark eyes make her feel a little less alone. But his gentle whispers and reassuring touch might not be all they seem. How can she balance love and duty when it’s up to her to prevent the rising of the underworld? Especially when the guy she loves might be its crown prince…

Click here to read my book review!

Love,

Naz =)