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Monday, September 18, 2017

Keepers of the Stone by Andrew Anzur Clement - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Andrew Anzur Clement and his new book series, “Keepers of the Stone”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Andrew and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

 


Keepers of the Stone
by Andrew Anzur Clement

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GENRE: Historical Young Adult Fantasy

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BLURBS:


Keepers of the Stone. Book One: The Outcasts

In a far corner of the British Empire, a mysterious girl gallops away on a horse, fleeing for her life.  Malka has sacrificed everything to protect an all-powerful stone from falling into the hands of the malevolent Urumi. The last in a Sect of thieves, the girl is a trained killer. But will her lethal skills be enough to defeat the Shadow Warriors and their superhuman abilities?

The fate of the stone may depend on Stas, a courageous youth born into exile from a country that is not on any map. Nell, his friend since childhood, has been caught up in the Dark Order's evil designs. The young outcasts must confront demons, real and imagined, with the help of mystical new allies. Their journey will take them to distant lands and change their lives forever.


Keepers of the Stone. Book Two: Exile



Stranded on the American frontier, Malka must stop at nothing to safeguard the all-powerful stone. She has come under the protection of a snarky felinoid – a shape-shifting girl who traces her lineage back to the court of Vlad Dracula. They must rescue with Henry, the American orphan whose thirst for knowledge could help decipher the clues to the nextleg of their journey if the Urumi dont kill them first.
Alone in yet another strange land, Stas mourns the unthinkable loss of his friend, Nell.  Cryptic messages offer new hope. But the Dark Order has devised another strategy to outwit the band of misfits. Plans are betrayed and alliances are formed as history points to the final objective of their quest.


Keepers of the Stone Book Three: Homecoming



Stas and his companions have made their way to the partitioned homeland he has never visited. He dares to hope that Nell may be alive. The doomed princess Bozhena vows revenge on the Shadow Warriors, who have enlisted Malka’s most bitter enemy in their latest plot to control the powerful stone.

With the help of a streetwise gypsy girl, the unlikely travelers must outwit the Urumi and deliver the stone to its final destination. All they have to do is put aside the differences that threaten to tear them apart. The secrets of the past hold the key to the history of the future.

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EXCERPT ONE:

FROM BOOK ONE: THE OUTCASTS

"The firearms,” Malka whispered. “We still have them from the bank.”

“Do you even know how to fire a gun?”

The Thag shook her head.

The felinoid harrumphed. “Figures.” Then she began thinking out loud.

“So, we’re low on ammunition. Only six shots per gun, assuming they’re completely loaded. Okay. They’re in the open. We can use the wagon as cover. Target what shots we have. I’m not very good at aiming, but maybe if Mister Bunny Burglar over there takes….”

She stopped. Looking behind her, to the empty space off to the right side of the wagon’s seating area.

“Where is Henry?”

Malka and Liza looked around. Both of them spotted their erstwhile captive at the same moment.

“Ugh! He’s in front of the wagon running away with one of the cages,” Liza said, as if the situation needed any clarification. “I told you we should have killed that little….”

The gunfire ceased abruptly, replaced in short order with the quick screams of men and horses. Then silence. The escaping youth was forgotten for the moment. Liza quickly poked her head just over the stack of cages.

“Oh, no! Oh, please, no!” For the first time since Malka had known the felinoid, she seemed more genuinely worried than annoyed at their situation; she knew what Liza had seen.

“The Urumi,” she confirmed in a quiet voice.

 “All three of them. And they’re moving towards us.”

Malka untied the sash from around her waist and inserted the brass knob into one of its ends. She listened for one of the dark forms, as it approached her side of the wagon.

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GUEST POST:

Five Reasons You Should Read My Book

1. Strong female characters: My main character is a mixed-race orphan raised by the Thags -- a Sect of fanatical thieves, based on a real terrorist cult that existed in British India. The contested favorite to take over the Sect's leadership, Malka has been trained from a young age by her Sect's Master to take down her 'targets' by strangling them with nothing but a sash and the poise of a warrior philosopher. Responsible for the death of the rest of her Sect, Malka is the last of her kind and has demons to match. She must use her abilities to keep the Stone she has been unwittingly entrusted with protecting from the Order of the Urumi -- indentured servants of the underworld with superhuman powers.  She is aided by the mysterious Society; the protector they assign to Malka is a sarcastically tough cookie who doesn't take crap from anyone, including her charge. They are pursued by Bozhena -- an unwilling Order member and grimly determined Slavic warrior princess, with her own ideas of who should clearly be in charge.

2. Were-cats: Well, OK. They are called felinoids in Keepers of the Stone. But, essentially, that's the idea. It turns out that you share the planet with another 'intelligent' species that can change forms between human and feline. They're stronger and faster than (almost) any human being, and used to live among us until just after the middle ages. There are two different 'races' of them: one that manifests as an ordinary-sized house cat and another that can change into predatory wildcats, though the two 'breeds' don't like each other all that much.  After reading Keepers of the Stone, you'll never look at a cat the same way again. But, remember, as one felinoid puts it: "Sometimes a cat is just a cat. Most of the time, actually."

3. A period travelogue of the world: Even though Malka was raised in an isolated camp, deep in the jungle of the Tamil Nadu, her quest to protect the mystical stone, throws her onto a journey that will take her, her protector, Liza, and Henry, the young man Malka rescues/kidnaps, across the world. During the late 1880's, they encounter strikingly different cultures, legends and real historical individuals, that yet are all surprisingly connected. From British Colonial India, to the American West. From alpine Switzerland, to the streets of Manhattan. Keepers has something for all fans of this genre.

4. Fallen angels that make letters appear from the air:  Arunesh and Zitar -- the heads of the Society -- are two fallen angels who work against the designs of the Urumi's Order.  They have the ability to send clues to the main characters in the form of notes that appear out of thin air.  To keep sensitive information from the Urumi, they are often cryptic with their information. Most of the notes are riddles referencing clues coded into the design of cities or monuments. Hints that point the way to the next place Malka's troop must visit; the next person they must meet or rescue, if they are to determine the stone's final destination.

5. A celestial power struggle that spans the eons:  As Malka and her band of unlikely voyagers proceed on their quest, it becomes apparent that their unplanned journey is part of a much larger conflict between supernatural forces that have existed since the dawn of time. The past hardships they've faced and the secrets they have tried to deny for most of their lives, hold the ultimate key to determining the fate of the stone. And the course the world's future will take: the final outcome of a battle between good and evil itself rests in the hands of those who find themselves exiled to the margins of both.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Andrew Anzur Clement departed his native Los Angeles at the age of nineteen, with a curiosity for far-off lands. He quickly discovered an insatiable wonderlust that has led him to live, work and study in many fascinating places around the globe. Now in his late-twenties the unabashed opera fan is based in Europe. He continues to travel and read widely, finding new inspiration in the places he discovers. In his ‘other’ life Andrew is an academic researcher, focusing on nationalism and identity formation. He enjoys including insights from his research in his books and the characters he inhabits.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Andrew will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

86 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Do you already have your next writing project in mind?

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    1. Yes! I'm currently working on my next trilogy, Voyages of Fortune, which is a partial sequel to Keepers. It also has some completely new plot lines, including one based on the the adventures of a real life female traveler and writer, who journeyed around the world solo during the 1920's. There's an overarching time travel plot spanning more than 120 years, too! After that, I have an idea for a political adventure series set during the break up of Yugoslavia.

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