Thursday, December 11, 2014

Win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card VBT: Finding Refuge by Cathi Shaw


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Cathi will be awarding $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

After successfully escaping Séreméla, Thia, Kiara and Mina agree to meet in the newly created safe haven of The Refuge. As a precaution they take different paths to their destination, only to find that those paths force them even farther away from one another. As one pitfall and danger after another emerges, they are once again left to wonder if there is anyone they can trust and if they will ever uncover the secrets of the Prophecy.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Mina cocked her head and tried to figure out what he was hearing but all she could make out was a light breeze through the trees. Then it occurred to her. That was all she could hear. Earlier the forest was alive with sounds of birds and small animals. Now it was silent except for the wind. A shiver raced down her spine and her hand went for the small dagger that she’d taken to carrying in her belt.

The horses began to grow restless. Mina moved to calm her mare but the animal snorted and rolled her eyes nervously, side stepping as if from an invisible enemy. Mina tried to soothe her but both mounts were seriously spooked.

“Arion?” she asked uncertainly.

“Sshhh.” He put his finger to his lip and was moving toward her when the first black shadow whirled into the clearing.

Mina’s mare screamed and reared, ripping her tether from the ground as she ran into the forest.

Mina stood paralyzed in front of the creature. She watched in horror as it lifted its hands toward her, preparing to attack her just as had happened the previous year. Mina was powerless to do anything. She vaguely realized the dagger had fallen from her fingertips as she encountered the red gaze of the creature in front of her.

About the Author:
Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children. She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she has taught rhetoric and professional writing Okanagan College, The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Cathi is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today. Finding Refuge is the second book in her Marked Ones series. You can read more about Cathi on her website. You can also find her on Twitter (@cathishaw) and Facebook .

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10 comments:

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I like the excerpt from the book. Sounds like a winner!
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Cathi said...

Thanks so much for hosting me! :)

Cathi said...
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Cathi said...

Carolsue, I'm glad you liked it! :)

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you.

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

Engaging excerpt!

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MomJane said...

Exciting excerpt. Sounds like a fascinating story.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I also enjoyed reading the bio of the author. I always enjoy reading those.
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Angel McGuffey said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, thx for the giveaway!😊