Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blog Tour (Excerpt +Giveaway): My Merlin Series by Priya Ardis

A young Merlin goes to high school to recruit candidates to pull Excalibur, but finds himself battling his brother for control of the sword and the love of one high school girl.

Favorite Fan Quotes:
Favoirte My Boyfriend Merlin Quote:
“Did you recently turn into a jerk or have you been one since birth?

Favorite My Merlin Awakening Quote:

Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”
Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.

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Title: My Boyfriend Merlin, Book 1, My Merlin Series

He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons…

In this modern day Arthurian, 17 year-old Boston high schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she's been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlin—the Merlin, King Arthur's Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he's woken for a purpose. But Ryan's not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she'd rather kick his legendary behind.
Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a deadly new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?

Title: My Merlin Awakening, Book 2, My Merlin Series
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If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?

Two wizard brothers. One sword. One chance to make a difference.
In this modern day Arthurian, Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? 17 year-old Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac has bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. But she can't hide forever. Sooner than she'd like Merlin (aka Matt) has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded king defeated by Merlin's brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future. 
At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she's on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular girl or a champion? One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure.

Title: Ever My Merlin, Book 2, My Merlin Series
Expected release: Late October 2012

He was the right one, the chosen one, but was he meant for her?

The end of the world. The day of reckoning. The final battle.

In the last chapter of the My Merlin Series, it is a time of great strife for Arriane (aka Ryan) and Merlin (aka Matt) as they struggle to stem the flood of destruction unleashed upon the world. Their only hope rests in the one object that can restore their greatest ally: the Healing Cup.

With every scrap of life hanging in the balance, Ryan must convince both friends and enemies that the key to survival rests in the plans of a sword-toting girl of only eighteen. She must reconcile a fifteen-hundred-year rivalry between two brothers, and be ruthless enough to break a heart—and a life—in the process. And at some point, she really needs to get herself to Prom.

Book : My Boyfriend Merlin, Book 1
Chapter Title : Attack
Setup: Ryan talks to her sister Alexa.

“I can’t believe you even let that jerk near you,” Alexa said as she hurried us down the hallway. “After the way he treated you—”
“It was only two dates,” I muttered.
Alexa snorted. “He texted you to break up. How weak is that?”
“I text all the time,” I defended.
The hallways of Acton-Concord High were crowded with kids. Everyone took the few minutes in between class to check their phones, which were supposed to be kept in the lockers. It was the one rule I couldn’t make myself follow. I couldn’t bear to be parted from my scheduler and with all the activities and clubs I’d signed up for, on top of taking a full AP course load, a paper scheduler just did not work for me.
My phone vibrated in my pocket. “We’re going to be late.”
Alexa rolled her eyes. “Do you sleep with that thing?”
We ran across a small courtyard, barely glancing at the gloomy sky, to a side entrance of the gym that led directly to the girl’s locker room. Alexa stopped at the door.
“Grey and I just want to look out for you, Ry. You’ve had a tough year. Don’t think we don’t know you still have nightmares.”
My jaw dropped open. “You hear me?”
Alexa’s generous lips turned down into a sad smile. “We’re on the same floor and you’re not exactly quiet.” Her perfectly symmetrical eyes narrowed. “And I’m not letting Emrys take advantage of my way-too-sweet sister.”
I felt my cheeks heat. The white knight routine happened to me a lot.

Priya Ardis loves books of all kinds—but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides during a hot summer vacation in India. Her favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson. A hopeless romantic, she's a longtime member of the Romance Writer's of America. When not living in her characters' world, she might be found at the local coffee shop—her nose buried in a book.

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