Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Excerpt + Giveaway: The Elements Series: Unknown, Unseen, and Unleashed by Melissa Pearl

Title: The Elements Series: Unknown, Unseen, and Unleashed
Author: Melissa Pearl
Release date: Unknown – June 2013, Unseen – July 2013, Unleashed – August 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in.

Then a star begins to fall.

Princess Kyla of Taramon stopped believing in the power of light the day her father died. Trapped in a city she does not care for, under the watchful glare of her mother, the queen, she struggles to accept her fate.

Then a star begins to fall.

Jethro has loved Kyla for as long as he can remember. Learning that she was to marry his cousin drove a wedge between him and the feisty princess. Watching her from a distance is a torture he is unable to free himself from.

Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending two seekers on a treacherous journey into the unknown.


Danger surrounds the Seekers. Having already faced overwhelming odds, Kyla and Jethro discover it is only the beginning. Now they must face the power of nature itself.

Each day is a test of faith.

Two elements remain undiscovered. The light is yet to be resurrected. Dark forces prepare to descend upon the heroes of prophecy and they have one more power they must over come...their forbidden love for each other.

Each moment is a test of loyalty and courage.

In Taramon, Athra faces his own demons as he frets over the safety of his fianc»e while trying to counter a dark evil that is brought to his doorstep. Treachery lurks in the shadows, forcing the future king into an action that could destroy his beloved city.

Through it all, they must cling to the truths hidden in the unseen.


The prophecy has failed. As Athra lies in the dungeons of Taramon with his defeated army, this is all he can believe. His city has been torn apart. He has failed his people and all that awaits him is an agonising death.

But the light has been found.

Ashan and his dark army proceed in gloating triumph. Safeer heads to Mezrah with Taramon's women and children, while the rest of his men remain in the northern city, forcing their prisoners to tear it down stone by stone.

But two sparks have been ignited.

Kyla and Jethro learn of Taramon's demise and, with the children, formulate a plan to rescue their people and bring an end to the overpowering darkness. It will take all their strength and every ounce of faith they possess...

But a furious light is about to be unleashed.

Unleashed Excerpt Two

“What are you so afraid of, Lord Athra?”
He glanced at the bulky young man beside him and shook his head, refusing to play this game. What was he afraid of? The question was absurd! Did they not see the army of men controlling them? Did they not hear the whips crack? He had brought them to this place. His arrogant uprising had broken the treaty. He had provoked the giant and the giant had crushed them. His failure was a heavy burden.
“I know the situation seems hopeless,” Benyamin’s steady voice carried across the open space, “but Levi’s right. We cannot give up the fight now.”
“We have lost!” Athra smashed his fist onto the stone floor. “Our women are gone. Our children are marching to a wretched fate. We are being forced to destroy our own city. We have nothing left to fight for.”
“We have everything to fight for,” Benyamin countered. “We have loved ones to save. We have a city to protect.”
“We have no queen. We have no prophecy. Our future is black. The darkness has won!”
His shout was feeble, but it did silence the quiet murmurings in the room.
“The darkness cannot win,” Levi whispered. “The sun rises each morning, filling the earth with light.”
Athra gazed down at the boy, remembering Aunt Daniella’s words. Levi’s brown eyes brimmed with belief. Athra wished he could match it, but his aching body and pounding head would not rise. His shattered dreams were still too fresh, his weary soul beaten.
“You must let the boy try,” Varon said.
Horrified, Athra turned to look at his father. “He will die. Even if he could escape, he’ll be captured. He…” Athra looked across the room, straining through the darkness. “Uncle Ben.” He pointed. “Uncle Ben, surely you don’t approve. He’s your son! Your only living son.”
The words were a deep wound. Athra winced as he felt the pain radiating from his adored uncle. After what seemed an age, the man cleared his throat. “Jethro may be dead, but I refuse to believe that Oron has abandoned us. If Levi does get out of these walls, then yes, it’s a risk, but it’s also a chance.”
“I agree. We need to form a plan, find a way and gather some help from the outside.” Varon nodded.
Athra gritted his teeth, shaking his head to counteract the varied nods around him. Hope sparked among the men. In spite of its futility, Athra wanted to snatch it up. But how could he? He had fuelled these men’s hope before and utterly failed them. He would not do it again.
“You take charge, Father. You were the queen’s right-hand man.” Athra’s voice shook.
“Then why did she appoint you king?”
“What?” Athra’s stomach clenched.
He heard a whisper of a smile in his father’s voice. “Before the black army arrived, she had the documents changed. When she dies, you will be crowned king.”
“But what of Kyla?”
“Whether she is dead or alive, you are still the next king of Taramon.”

About the Author

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has produced four more books and has a YA fantasy trilogy coming out this year. Unknown and Unseen (The Elements Trilogy) out now!
"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring The Elements Trilogy on your blog. I feel really honoured to be here :)

    1. It's my pleasure Ms. Melissa,

      thanks so much for dropping by here :D


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