Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ever Winter

                                           Ever Winter 

                                       By: Alexia Purdy

ever winter
                                                     Releases March 15th, 2013!
                                                     EVER WINTER
Shade is left all but shattered. She must travel to the Ice kingdom along with her ‘body guard’ Dylan, who continues to be bound with a blood oath to her, where the holder of her magic dwells. Her only chance to right the warring Faerie lands to harmony will be to resist the enchantments of the Ice King, one of the Ancient rulers of Faerie, to regain her power and make it to the Summer Kingdom with her family to claim back her throne.
Only the Ancients of Faerie don’t want her to succeed and there are treacheries in every crevice of the land, even among the human mortals and trusted alibis.

“What was that?” Brisa peeled her eyes at the noise, stepping closer to Shade and grabbing her other arm. “What was chasing us?” Screams filtered down from the direction they had come and the crowd just outside the alley began moving faster, some running around like a chaotic mess.

“A darkling spotted us. He must have set off the explosion to clear his way.” He turned toward Camulus and nodded. “The chaos probably wasn’t what he expected. Take us to the Glass Castle, quickly!” They all grabbed onto the elven-pixie and the sway of the land had just begun when, at the mouth of the alley, Shade saw the darkling, a shadow with searing white eyes. It screamed as it watched them about to disappear and catapulted toward them as they began their jaunt away. In a split second, one cold black finger grazed her arm before it disappeared from her vision and the world swirled away.

Her ears rang from the darkling’s screech and she had the sudden urge to let go of Camulus and Brisa to cover them to make the shearing noise go away. She resisted, afraid she’d end up in some weird teleporting limbo if she dared disconnect from Camulus now. She endured the pain and felt Brisa trying to tug away from her too, probably also in torturous pain. The jaunt could not have ended sooner and she found the entire bunch writhing on the floor from the darkling’s searing call.

Shade followed suit, collapsing to the ground and grabbing at her ears. Moments passed before the relentless ring faded away, leaving them all breathing hard and sweating buckets. Shade pulled her arm away from her ear to grasp her other arm, which now was throbbing with a searing pain. Slowly opening her eyes as she breathed deeply in and out, she saw why her arm was hurting so much. A black spot where the darkling had touched her right before they had teleported away stood stark against the pale skin of her forearm. It sent spikes of pain radiating up her through her elbow, up her shoulder and into her chest. She gasped, gritting her teeth from the agony.

The others were now finally getting to their feet, some still dazed from the deafening screech. Dylan held his hands on his knees, crouched down as he shook it off his senses. Noticing that Shade was still on the ground, he hurried toward her and knelt down. She was grabbing her left arm and shaking uncontrollable, tears leaked from both her eyes and her face was screwed up in pain.

“Shade?” He pulled her up to sit against him but she could barely open her eyes to register him.

“It’s burning!” She gasped, clutching her arm against her chest, cradling it softy.

“What happened?”

“The darkling, it touched me before…before we left.” Shade tried to breathe the pain away, but it was winning and she wasn’t sure how long she would stay conscious. “What is this?”

“A darkling’s kiss.” Soap slid down to check out the wound. It was hot around the edges and the black spot wasn’t growing. Still, Shade grunted through the torturous agony. “When a darkling marks you, it dies. In death, its touch poisons your blood slowly until all of your blood turns black and you either become a darkling or…” he cleared his throat, looking solemn. “Or, you die. But it takes just a few days.”

                                  ALEXIA’S BIO:
    Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing, or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She love’s creating paranormal fantasy and poetry and loves to read and devour books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.
She is the author of ‘A Dark Faerie Tale’ series, a dark paranormal fantasy that includes: “Ever Shade” & “Ever Fire”-she is currently working on book 3 “Ever Winter”. Her second series includes “Reign of Blood” and “Disarming (Reign of Blood #2)”-a Post-Apocalyptic Vampire Urban Fantasy series. She is also a contributor to the “Beyond the Never” Anthology. She has two poetic collections-”Whispers of Dreams and “Five Fathoms”.

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5 Star Review

  I was one of the lucky ones to receive a ARC Copy of this book! And boy was I not disappointed! Everything you are about to read is my full and honest opinion about the book!
What a wonderful follow-up to "Ever Fire"! Alexia Purdy has done it again with the third book of "The Dark Faerie Tale Series"! She has done a remarkable job with this one!

This book has so many twist and turns, ups and downs, it really was so much fun to read. It was NON-STOP action, adventure, romance, fighting! I mean this book has EVERYTHING that you could possible want and more! Alexia has created an enchanting world here in "Ever Winter! Her descriptive writing allows the reader to feel like their part of the book! The suspense she has built up in this is truly shocking! It is seriously non-stop action, adventure, and fun!

We follow Shade again through her journeys across the Faerie lands. But this time it's different. This time Shade is broken! She was left shattered in "Ever Fire"! She is healing from physical and emotional wounds. But most of all Shade is stripped of the very thing that makes Shade feel like herself! Her powers! They were bound without her knowledge in "Ever Fire"! Shade has no idea who or when this happen in her time of imprisonment in Aveta's kingdom. Only thing Shade knows is that she is hurting! She's hurting in every possible way a person can.

But Shade has a mission and she's determined to finish it! Shade wants her powers back and she's determined to find out who took them and why! So Shade sets out on a journey to get her powers back. She has to go through many obstacles and heartache to claim back what is rightful hers!

This book is truly my favorite in the series so far! It took me on a ride that was like on other! If you read "The Dark Faerie Tale Series" then this is a must! And if you haven't, then you need to because this series is definitely one of a kind! It's worth 5 stars and more!


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