Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Spotlight: Kiatana's Journey by Natalie Erin

Book Spotlight

Today I have a book promo of Kiatana's Journey. I haven't read it (yet) but I am loving that cover!

Below you'll find all the book info and an excerpt. 
Go check it out, guys!



Kiatana's Journey by Natalie Erin
Creatures of the Lands #1
Young Adult ~ Fantasy
Word Count: 64,800


Dragons fly, animals can speak and fairies rule over all in the realm they call the Lands, a place that is both beautiful and dangerous. Only one myth remains...Changers, beasts who can morph into any creature at will, and their Accompanies, the mysterious riders who command them. Chaos begins when a Changer called Ionan and his Accompany Keota crash down from the sky. They are found by two orphan wolf pups searching for their mother, and the fairy Kiatana, owner of the Verinian Forest. Kiatana refuses to trust the handsome stranger, or believe the story about his troubled past, but she soon finds she has bigger problems as a plague begins to spread throughout her land, killing all in sight. With no option Kiatana heads out on a quest with Keota, Ionan, the two wolves and her trusty pegasus to find a cure before the forest is destroyed forever. But danger has a way of finding her, and Kiatana isn’t sure if she’ll survive the road ahead






Excerpt from CHAPTER TWO: STARING AND SICKNESS
The eyes were pink. It was a strange color for a human but he thought nothing of it. He had spent little time in The Lands so he had no clue on how to tell the difference between male and female humans. He/she was a lot shorter than him, and it was wearing a brown dress cut unusually short, with no shoes on its bare feet. Its hair was a vibrant green and was cut in layers around its small ears, with snow white skin and a curvaceous body. It was around his and Ionan’s age, twenty two, but it could have been as young as nineteen. Butterfly-like white wings flickered once from its back, and then vanished. He couldn’t remember if humans were supposed to have wings or not.

The human in front of him got off the ground and brushed off its dress. “Watch where you’re going! Didn’t you see I’m walking?”

“No,” he answered truthfully. He was at least a foot taller than the human, so he had looked right over it. “Who are you, and what is your name?”

“What kind of a stupid question is that?” it snapped back angrily, eyes flashing.

He was taken aback. This creature had an attitude. “Well, I uh…I don’t…what is your name?” he repeated again, stumbling through his words.

“Kiatana Abrilion Shaman,” it said. “And if you think you can come in here and whack me around you’ve got another thing coming.”




About the Author:

Natalie Erin is the pen name for the writing team of Megan Linski and Krisen Lison (also known as Krystyl Lisoh). They completed the first draft of Kiatana's Journey in 2008 when they were freshmen in high school, and released the book online in their graduating year of 2011. After some revisions the girls decided that they would find representation for the novel, but this was disrupted by Miss Lison's untimely death in 2013. She was 20 years old. 

One year after Lison's passing Linski created her own company, Gryfyn Publishing, and released the updated version of Kiatana's Journey as the company's breakout novel on November 1st, 2014. Miss Linski is currently working on publishing the rest of the Creatures of the Lands series in Lison's honor. 




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