Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand




After her husband, Jason is kidnapped, Denai witch Cate McCray will stop at nothing to get him back. Along with her team of enforcers, Cate and her allies venture into the country of Setara to find Jason and bring him home.

But going into the heart of the Covenant’s territory comes with its own risks and saving Jason could have dangerous repercussions. Back at home, the team faces a killer lurking on the streets of their city. What kind of new enemy have the Covenant sent after them now, and what price will they all have to pay for going up against them?



Excerpt:

“It’s the blood rage.” Drake pulled free of his chains. “Stay away from her. She’ll kill us all.”

“But that’s not possible. The blood rage was outlawed by the coven centuries ago,” said Charlie, as Drake pulled her behind him.


“What is it?” asked Jalen. “What’s wrong with her?”


“Blood rage is where a Denai gives into the dark side of her gift. It’s an uncontrollable force where the witch gives into her power and the power takes control of her. It can only be brought on when the witch loses someone they love,” Charlie explained, pushing in front of Drake. “Seline told me about it. It shouldn’t be possible. The magic was outlawed a long time ago, and it can only be taught by another Denai.”


“Cate is the Goddess Marked. I doubt there’s much beyond her abilities,” Steve said. “Something must have happened to Jason.”


Steve made a move to go to his sister. “Stay away from her,” Drake warned. “I saw this once a long time ago. When a Denai enters the blood rage there’s no coming back from it. She’ll kill anyone who gets in her way. She won’t know friend from foe. There’s no reasoning with her now.”


“Most Denais die after they go into the blood rage,” Charlie said, glancing around at the others. “What should we do?”


Cate overheard the conversation but none of them mattered. She had only one goal now to kill Vicus and those responsible for Jason’s death.


Two Devas came charging towards them, staff weapons drawn. Their eyes, their long black hair brought back the image of Vicus into her mind. She raised her hand, energy impacted the air like thunder as she locked them within her power.


“She doesn’t need to touch Devas now to be able to compel them,” Charlie muttered. “Seline said that a witch in the blood rage is stronger and deadlier than they normally are. Their powers become limitless.”
“Command us.” One of the Devas said. “What do you want us to do?”


But no, death at her touch was not enough. She raised her hand again. Through her other sight she saw the tendrils of power that made up each Deva. With a twist of her fingers, she yanked the spells apart. Each Deva sparkled with coloured light as the spells used to create them unravelled and the power within violently exploded outwards. The earth beneath their feet trembled as the other buildings came crashing down.
















Author Bio:

Tiffany Shand started writing short stories when she was a child. She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.

Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance. She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and love helping writers to build their author platforms.

After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s, she is now a freelance writer and professional editor.

Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.





Guest Post by Tiffany Shand:

How To Write A Great Blurb.

Writing a blurb is often a challenge for many authors and one they dread doing. But your blurb is one of your most powerful marketing tools and the second thing potential buyers look at after your cover.

 Blurb writing needn’t be a chore and can be broken down into four essential elements.

1. Talk about your main character or characters. Characters are what draw readers into a story and keep them wanting more. Talk about your characters, don’t be shy. Took about them in an interesting way to gain the reader’s attention and entice them to one to learn more.
2. Don’t be misleading. Whatever you do when writing your blurb don’t mislead the reader. Don’t pretend your characters something they’re not. If readers are expecting a romance but your story has only a small romantic element to it though traitor the Romans.

3. Don’t give everything away. One common mistake many writers make is giving away too much in the blurb. Just give away enough to entice the reader want to learn more about your characters and what happens in your story.

4. Keep the reader wanting more. Writing a cliff-hanger is a great way to end the blurb and getting the reader to want to find out what happens in the book. Just right enough to make them want to find out what happens next and keep them wanting more.

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