Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Day of Reckoning by Kai Strand - Book Tour + Giveaway


I’m pleased to be participating in author Kai

Strand’s Blog Tour today for her latest release, DAY OF RECKONING, the beginning of her Concord Chronicles series.


The author is offering an awesome tour-wide giveaway. More information on
the giveaway is listed below.



DAY OF RECKONING

by Kai Strand

* Series: Concord Chronicles (Book 1)

* Paperback: 289 pages

* Publisher: Independently published

* Language: English

* ISBN-10: 1690603372

* ISBN-13: 978-1690603375


Not only does twelve-year-old Terra learn
she’s a Nature’s Spirit destined to serve the peaceful underground city of
Concord, but she also finds she is named in a prophecy as the only one who
can thwart the leader of the death tribe.


The Trepidus are the death janitors of the Underworld. They’re
responsible for the termination and cleanup of Concord’s beings. When their
leader, Blanco, learns Terra is the one who can derail his day of reckoning, he
does everything he can to get rid of her. Including, dispatch a “Bringer”
to complete the ultimate of death janitor duties.


Not only does Terra want to stay alive, but she hopes to complete
her training and discover her Spirit talents too. So, Frank, a Spirit of
Security, is assigned to protect her. Together, they undertake a secret
investigation of how to defeat Blanco. But with the future of Concord and
Terra’s very own life at stake, will they find the answer in time?

DAY OF RECKONING can be purchased at the

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Excerpt

Chapter Two

The dark solid earth they had been traveling on met with an airy sky-blue surface. Or was it a surface at all? Blinking to focus her eyes, Terra felt sure when she stepped forward, she’d plummet downward, falling through the sky without a parachute.

“Your mind is conditioned to expect a gaseous substance instead of solid.” Hermie stepped forward. His feet appeared to float in mid-air, yet he held so steady, it was clear he stood on solid ground. “It will take some getting used to. But rest assured, you will. It is quite safe.”

Terra frowned as she watched him pace back and forth for her benefit. Squatting, she felt around with her fingertips, surprised when the surface grated against her skin like asphalt. She flattened her palm against the cool dry ground and shook her head.

“This is so weird, Hermie.”

“You should have seen me the first time I felt wind against my face.” Hermie’s eyes twinkled at the memory. “I thought I was being attacked by a swarm of Airlights.”

Standing again, Terra bit her lip and studied Hermie’s feet one more time, taking confidence in his not plummeting away from her like a skydiver. Sucking in a deep breath, she eased a toe down in front of her. When she felt the solid surface she mumbled again, “Weird.” Then she, too, stepped forward, though much more tentatively than Hermie had. Her stomach swooped when she looked down. Gulping, she stood rigid on the sky-blue ground, afraid to move.

With two muddy colored fingers in his mouth, Hermie issued a shrill whistle. Another unusual creature approached from around the corner of a nearby building. The head of the animal resembled a horse with a long nose, pointed ears, and large eyes. Terra recognized intelligence in his expressive face. A beautiful black mane cascaded down his powerful reddish-brown neck. His broad, flat back stood around waist high. A cropped tail waved lazily. His legs were the biggest surprise. All four bent away from his body, reminding her of spider legs. She jumped slightly when he spoke. She knew horses to be intelligent animals but hearing words from the horse-like mouth came as a surprise. “Ah, if it isn’t Hermie, my favorite Introguide, and a new Spirit. She looks familiar. Have we met?”

Excerpt From: Strand, Kai. “Day of Reckoning.” Kai Strand, 2019. Apple Books.





For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.


Award-winning Kai Strand, author of the action-packed Super Villain Academy series, is often found exploring hiking trails and snapping pictures of waterfalls in her Oregon hometown.


Mother of four, Kai uses her life experiences to connect with young readers. With middle grade works such as Save the LemmingsThe Weaver Tale series, and Day of Reckoning, and emotional YA adventures like Finding Thor,  I Am Me, and Worth the Effort, Kai has written compelling
stories that tweens, teens, and their parents love.


Kai has given numerous presentations throughout Oregon about her work and the writing process. She loves interacting with teens and gaining their insight on their latest reads as well as what they would like to see in future stories.


To find out more about Kai, please visit www.kaistrand.com.


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:


Author Kai Strand is giving away four $5 Amazon Gift Cards and one lucky winner will receive a digital copy of DAY OF RECKONING along with a $15
Amazon Gift Card


To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.
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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Kai on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find
out. What do you think about a 12-year-old protagonist? Do you see how she
could grow and develop over a series?



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4 comments:

  1. Jasmine, thanks for being a part of Kai's tour and for sharing this excerpt with your readers. Excerpts are a great way to draw us into a story quickly.

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  2. Thank you for participating in the tour, Jasmine, and for sharing Day of Reckoning with your readers. I appreciate it!

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