Friday, July 24, 2015

Win a $50 Amazon/BN GC - Forbidden Things: Dissident by Nikki McCormack


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions for Nikki McCormack's newest book Forbidden Things: Dissident. The author will award a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Ascard power can strengthen, heal and create. It also has great potential to destroy, enough to topple entire governments. Indigo’s country places strict limitations on the use of ascard so she must channel her talents into the healing arts or risk severe punishment. An orphan from a disgraced family, trapped by her father’s treason, Indigo struggles reclaim her place in a society that has driven her into an abusive engagement.

Then a mysterious stranger from a neighboring country contacts her using ascard. He needs help escaping his prison so he can bring an end to his emperor's oppressive rule or die trying. His unshakable devotion to his cause and the passion hidden behind his cool arrogance move her to help him at the risk of being branded a traitor herself.

When the politics of society bring them together a second time, Indigo decides to use her growing powers to help him fight his war. If only she dared fight for her own future with such passion. Perhaps she can find the courage to do so by helping the man she has fallen for win his revolution. She might have exactly the power he needs to succeed.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Her attention wandered to the fountain sprouting up in the center of a nearby courtyard, simple and elegant like a great stonework lily. A man stood by the fountain, watching water droplets falling with the shimmer of multicolored gems in the bright sunlight. Long silver hair hung to the middle of his back like a frozen waterfall. His smooth pale skin and unusual hair marked him as Lyran, but his regal bearing and rich attire didn’t befit a slave or merchant.

Curious. “Have you seen him before?”

Andrea turned, following her gaze. “Who?”

“The man beside the fountain.”

“There’s no one by the fountain.”

Andrea’s reply tugged at her awareness, but the silver-haired Lyran was turning toward them now. His pale eyes met hers and the air pressed from her lungs as if a corset were being pulled too tight. The buildings lurched and spun in her vision.

“Indigo?”

She sank to her knees. Andrea crouched down with her, her eyes wide and frightened. She held Indigo’s shoulders tight, her lips moving. Indigo heard only the pounding of blood in her ears.

About the Author:
Nikki started writing her first novel at the age of 12 (which is still tucked away in a briefcase in her office). Despite a successful short story publication with Cricket Magazine in 2007, she treated her writing addiction as a hobby until a drop in the economy left her with an abundance of free time to focus on making it her career.

Nikki lives in the magnificent Pacific Northwest tending to her awesome husband, two sweet horses, three manipulative cats, and a crazy dog. She’s a wine and tea fanatic who loves sitting on the ocean in her kayak surrounded by open water or hanging from a rope in a cave, embraced by darkness and the sound of dripping water. She also enjoys horseback riding, archery, PC gaming, dancing, good anime, etc. She studies Japanese and practices Iaido because she believes we should never stop learning.

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22 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nikki McCormack said...

Thank you for hosting the tour and giveaway!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt, I really enjoyed reading your post :)

Nikki McCormack said...

Hi Victoria! Glad you liked it! Thanks for following the tour! :)

Rita said...

Love the sound of the book.

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

Good luck with the release!

--Trix

Eva Millien said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

Nikki McCormack said...

Thanks Rita! Good luck in the giveaway! :)

Nikki McCormack said...

Thanks so much Trix! It seems to be going good so far. :)

Nikki McCormack said...

Thanks Eva! I'm excited to get the chance to share! Good luck in the giveaway!

Betty Woodrum said...

Great excerpt and cover! I enjoyed learning more about you and your book! Thank you so much for sharing.

Amber Ag said...

Hi Nikki :) What do you like most about writing? Thank you.

Glenda said...

Love this excerpt! The book sounds great!

Nikki McCormack said...

Hi Betty! Thank you so much for coming along on the tour! :)

Nikki McCormack said...

Hi Amber! There are a few things I love about writing. I have a great interest in psychology, especially the psychology of human relationships. When writing, I get to explore that psychology in so many different ways and place my characters in so many different situations. I also deeply enjoy creating new worlds or alternatives to this world. Writing lets me take adventures I could never take in this world and, as frustrating as marketing and editing and all the other parts of publishing a book can be, the writing makes it all worth while. :) Thanks for the great question! :)

Nikki McCormack said...

Hi Glenda! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Good luck in the giveaway!

Ally Swanson said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Looking forward to reading this book!

Nikki McCormack said...

Thanks Ally! I hope you enjoy the book even more! :)

Ree Dee said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Ree Dee said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Nikki McCormack said...

You're welcome Ree Dee! Thanks for following!

Nikki McCormack said...

You're welcome Ree Dee! Thanks for following!