Sunday, March 23, 2014

Welcome, Wendy Knight!

Last July, I introduced you to the wonderful novella, Feudlings in Sight, by #1 best-selling author, Wendy Knight. Since then, Wendy, who has also authored the best-selling young adult series, Riders of Paradesos, has grown the Fate on Fire series to include: Feudlings, Feudlings in Flames,and Feudlings in Smoke.

Each of these young adult stories have enough action, romance, and plot twists to also engage adult readers, but unlike some YA on the book stands, you can rest assured this series is wholesome and profanity-free. In fact you can safely recommend Wendy's books to anyone - teen, best friend, even your prim Aunt Martha.

After I read a few of the Feudling novels, I found I was curious about the background of the series. What set off a war that lasted more than 300 years? How did it all begin? Were you wondering, too?

Well, I am delighted to share some good news. Astraea Press has just released the newest book in Wendy's series this week. Spark of a Feudling, is the prequel story you and I have been waiting to read. And isn't the cover gorgeous?

Here's a tidbit about the story:

Hate can start a war, but a shattered heart can fuel it for centuries.

Everything Ada does is wrong. She’s the daughter of a Duke but she isn’t proper or formal. She prefers the company of her servants—particularly Christian, the boy she’s loved since she was six years old, and his sister, Charity, Ada’s very best friend in the entire world.

Ada isn’t just the daughter of a Duke. No, she’s the daughter of one of the most powerful Edren sorcerers alive, and no matter how strong she is, it isn’t strong enough. Ada will give up almost everything to earn her father’s pride.
Christian has loved Ada since the day his mother became her 
governess. But two societies are determined to keep them apart—the aristocracy who say a groom will never be good enough for a Duke’s beautiful daughter, and the sorcerers who say a Carules and an Edren can never be together. Christian will do anything to make Ada his—even drive himself to madness.

When Ada suspects her father of hurting Charity and Christian in his quest for knowledge, she is torn between loyalty to him, and a fierce determination to protect them. The division tears her soul and breaks her heart.

The pieces of her broken heart will start a war that can only be stopped by the death of the most powerful warrior alive by the hand of the boy who loves her.

The book also includes a bonus excerpt of her new story Feudlings in Peace, so you can join Ari, Shane, Ada, Christian and everyone they love as they chase their happily ever after. 

Spark of a Feudling (and all the Fate on Fire series) is available for download at your favorite eBook seller online: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Astraea Press's website.  

About the Author:
Wendy Knight is the bestselling author of the young adult series Fate on Fire and Riders of Paradesos. 

She was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, no touching the knives…you get the idea). 

Among the things she enjoys is chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big—her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the United States.

You can usually find Wendy with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion. And if everything works out just right, Wendy will also be writing. 

You can catch up with Wendy at her blog, or on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram

Happy Reading,