I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the PIERCING THE VEIL by Steven A. Guglich Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: PIERCING THE VEIL (The Veil Saga #1)

Author: Steven A. Guglich

Pub. Date: March 31, 2023

Publisher: Your Wildest Dreams Publishing LLC

Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 614

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/Steven-A-Guglich

They say that legends are born, not made.

But for Jeremy Goodson and Masaru Hagen that is far from the truth. Confronted by something that neither of them can explain, two complete strangers from opposite sides of the world embark on an unforgettable journey that will forge them into living legends.

It has been almost 4,000 years since magic disappeared from the Earth. Hidden from humanity by the Veil, those who possess magic live in ancient settlements across the globe. Over the centuries, these beings have pierced the Veil, leaving behind glimpses and shadows of the fantastic and arcane. Fueled by distant memories and humanity’s desire for wonder, familiar stories of myths and legends have been passed down for thousands of years in nearly every culture and nation.

Jeremy Goodson, an average, overweight teacher in New York City finds his entire world turned upside down when a stranger tempts him to leave everything behind and start a journey that will test Jeremy’s mysterious gift and bring magic and hope back to humanity.

Masaru Hagen, the adopted son of American tech entrepreneurs living in Tokyo, has been guided by an unseen voice all his life. On the eve of his twentieth birthday, the voice leads him across thousands of miles, on a mysterious and perilous mission he alone can undertake.

But there are principalities of this world that will do whatever they can to stop Jeremy and Masaru and keep magic out of the hands of humanity forever.

One of these men will bring hope to the world; the other will bring death. The world they once knew will be changed forever, not only for themselves, but for everyone on Earth...and maybe not for the best.

Book Trailer:

 

EXCERPT

Part 1

Chapter 1 

An Exceptionally Ordinary Man

“To most, he was under-ordinary; a man of little consequence to his people.”

~ From The Second Gift Giver Chronicles compiled by Erwin Albowyn, a Chronicler

of the Master Construct, Second Order, an alfargnym of Unterbaum

 

Present Day

On a warm early summer’s day on the bustling streets of New York City, people avoided one another with the skill that only New Yorkers possess. Among the hustle and bustle, one unmoving figure kept watch over a seemingly ordinary human.

Mercurio stood on the sidewalk, busy humans rushing around him. Most of them towered above him, but he was used to that. In some cases, if he wanted to blend in without using his cloak, he could hide among human children. But not today. Today he needed to be unnoticed. The elf stood silent and observing, an unseen watcher hidden in a shroud of magic; the familiar energy of his Veil Cloak surged over his body. The surrounding magic united with his aura and weaved the light around him, making the armor-clad elf invisible to the humans that passed him by. They were completely unaware of his presence, yet they avoided contact with him as if they knew he was there. The cloak’s secondary enchantment acted as a deflector, repelling the

humans at a subconscious level, causing them to move around him like a river flowing around a large rock.

With humans darting all around him, the elf’s eyes focused on his target; a young male sitting on a bench, reading a book. He’d observed this human for weeks and was convinced that this one was indeed worthy of the calling.

This ordinary, plump twenty-eight-year-old man appeared average by most human standards. Perhaps even below average. Jeremy Goodson wore eyeglasses. His round cheeks and belly indicated he ate more than he should. The mustard stain on his blue collared shirt confirmed that conclusion. His brown khaki pants were wrinkled. Was this because he didn’t make and care for his own clothing? He did live alone.

Curious. 

About Steven A. Guglich:

Steven A. Guglich grew up in New York City. He lives in Williston, North Dakota with his wife, his four children, and his collection of books. He is an Elementary School Principal and is the 2020 North Dakota Principal of the Year.

In 2022, he and his wife launched Your Wildest Dreams Publishing, LLC to fulfil a dream born in the imagination of Steven’s Dad, Stanley and to publish Steven’s books. 

For more information on Steven’s books, please visit Steven’s website.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of PIERCING THE VEIL, US Only.

Ends April 15th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/27/2023

I'm Into Books

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3/27/2023

Mythical Books

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3/28/2023

Cara North

Review/IG Post

3/28/2023

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

3/29/2023

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

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3/29/2023

Books With a Chance

Review/IG Post

3/30/2023

Emily Ashlyn

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3/30/2023

OneMoreExclamation

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3/31/2023

Brandi Danielle Davis

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3/31/2023

Review Thick And Thin

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4/1/2023

A Blue Box Full of Books

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4/1/2023

Jazzy Book Reviews

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Week Two:

4/2/2023

@froggyreadteach

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4/2/2023

GryffindorBookishNerd

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4/3/2023

The Book Countess

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4/3/2023

Books and Kats

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4/4/2023

Read Dog Reviews

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4/4/2023

The Momma Spot

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4/5/2023

@evergirl200

IG Review

4/5/2023

Sadie's Spotlight

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4/6/2023

Two Chicks on Books

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4/6/2023

A Dream Within A Dream

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4/7/2023

More Books Please blog

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4/7/2023

Fire and Ice

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4/8/2023

Rajiv's Reviews

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