Nell’s Gossip and Book Hunt 4/22/2018
Welcome to my Sunday book hunt and author gossip. Keep coming back for updates on book releases and news from favorite authors.
Such up to the moment news that there isn’t even a book cover yet…or a description. Well, that’s how we roll here at One Book Two.
Anyway, you know I rave about Lisa Shearin (New York Times Best Selling Author) and her SPI Files series. If you haven’t read them, you like monstrous bad guys and a little tiny, itty bitty romance – dig this series. Each book is one that I have to clear an afternoon for because if I sit down, I ain’t getting back up til it’s done.
Back to the subject. Lisa Shearin is going to release The Phoenix Illusion sometime this fall. I can’t think of a better thing to look forward to! Author Shearin is gracious to let me post a snippet from The Phoenix Illusion. Be careful…don’t let it suck you in because it’s only a snippet!
THE PHOENIX ILLUSION (SPI Files #6) BY LISA SHEARIN (A snippet from the author)
The mirror with its sturdy metal frame was nearly seven feet tall and three feet wide. It wasn’t a mirror to admire yourself in, though we all could see our reflections just fine. This mirror was for transport. Mirror mages could connect two specially constructed mirrors, enabling a person to step into the mirror on their end, and step out of the destination mirror, covering distances between worlds in one step.
That was the extent of my knowledge of how this thing worked, and I was pretty sure I didn’t want to receive enlightenment on what went on in between. Rake had mentioned that last year there’d been a bit of a giant spider infestation in the Void, which was what the space between mirrors was called.
I didn’t need to know anything else, since Satan would be serving snow cones in Hell before I’d ever step through one.
Rake’s portal mage stood about five feet in front of the mirror, one arm extended, palm out, fingers spread wide, his stance one of casual readiness.
“My lord, Chancellor Nathrach’s mage has activated the mirror on their end and is ready when we are.”
Rake nodded once. “Bring him through.”
The mage straightened his stance, facing the mirror, now with both arms extended toward a surface that began to ripple, then swirl, picking up speed.
I quickly looked down at my feet. There wasn’t enough Dramamine in the world for me to be able to look at that mirror and not lose lunch. A pulsing light reflected on the polished floor, and then thankfully, the light show stopped.
I looked up at the new arrival.
Chancellor Tamnais Nathrach wore black, and he wore it well, from his leather-armored chest and arms, snug leather pants, down to the toes of his over-the-knee boots. He was also wearing blades everywhere there was room.
Yes, the view was nice; but I think what dropped my jaw was that Tam Nathrach could have been Rake’s nearly twin brother. The only big difference was that Rake’s hair was shoulder length, and Tam wore his to the middle of his back.
Rake gave his cousin a quick up-and-down glance and grinned. “Expecting trouble?”
Tam responded with a crooked grin of his own. “Forever and always.”
The two men hugged, Rake being careful to maneuver around his cousin’s portable arsenal.
No, this wasn’t gonna be awkward in any way, shape, or form.
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