Friday, July 13, 2012

Blog Tour (Excerpt): Empyreal Fate by Rachel Hunter

Filled to the brim with forbidden love, an ancient evil, and a nation in disrepair, Empyreal Fate is a tale of riveting bravery and mortal corruption.

The land of Llathala lingers on the brink of war between men and elves, a dark history surrounding each race. Stirred by tensions of the land, a shadow of the past reemerges, taking precedence in reality and consuming the very soul of mans’ mortal weakness. Darrion, the son of a poor laborer, is ensnared in a hostile world, forced to choose between loyalty to his king or the counsel of the elves. Yet Fate has other plans in store, tying his course to Amarya, an elven royalblood of mysterious quality and unsurpassable beauty. But this forbidden connection incites betrayal from members of their own kin, marking them as traitors to the crown. In a land torn asunder, only Fate’s decree can allow such love to coexist with an ancient enmity.

Behold: A Llathalan Annal: Empyreal Fate – Part One.

Excerpt #1


Drevan’s loins grew hot as he watched the sway of the woman’s body, and
he felt the urge to see her full – to gaze upon her womanly figure and marvel at her
sensitive places. It was not often he felt such appetence, and he relished it now,
taking pleasure in the maddened spur that gripped him.
He wet his lips as she flicked her bronze hair to the side and stared at the
exposed flesh of her pale neck. He nearly swooned on the spot – the heat of his body
intense – and had to grasp hold of the trunk to keep straight. Then, from beneath a
tumbled lock, the woman’s pointed ear was revealed. Drevan caught his breath midthroat,
nearly choking. He bit his tongue as reality struck a blow. This woman – she
belonged to the elves!

-–Scene from Empyreal Fate - Part One of Rachel Hunter’s Llathalan Annal series.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I almost forgot about that passage! In case anyone was wondering, the book has a lot more to it than just things to increase your respiration rate (mine jumped up a notch just rereading that excerpt!). Before Empyreal Fate, I seldom read fantasies, wouldn't touch a love story, and YA definitely wasn't on the radar for me. Enter Ms. Hunter's book. The only reason I read it in the first place was because we exchanged books at a sci-fi convention. Once I got into the book, though, there was no escape--it had me! I felt helpless to put it down, and I felt short of breath all the way through the last pages--especially the last pages.

    If some agent doesn't get proactive and call her, well, it's going to be his/her loss. She is very young and capable of putting out superb writing at an unbelievable rate, and I fully expect it will not be long before she has a book on the best-seller list. And if that were not enough, she is one the nicest people you will ever meet.

    She has very favorable reviews on Amazon; check them out. I wrote one of them myself. Needless to say, I gave her five stars.


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