Monday, June 8, 2015

GATE by Sam Rook

by Sam Rook

Kathryn returns to Av'lor after seven months on the Daemon home world, only to discover the Daemons have invaded Earth. With Av'lor on the brink of an uprising and an unknown enemy upon its doorstep, the knights divide their forces to safeguard both worlds.

Sir Lanclor, torn between his duty to Av'lor and his dedication to Kathryn, finds himself fighting a losing battle on Earth. He realizes the fate of both worlds rests in the unlikely alliance of technology and magic.

Overwhelmed by a new threat far beyond that of the Daemons, both Av'lor and Earth must face a devastating reality.

The Zahkrinon’s massive hooves crushed the tall grass and scorched bodies of dead Daemons, flinging dust and soot into the air. He increased speed and one of those hooves swung back and then forward in a rush. The impact sent her flying several feet through the air to land heavily against the trunk of a large tree, sliding to the ground to lie upon her back. Red streaks of pain laced her vision, and she struggled to breathe through the pain in her ribs and stomach. Her right arm useless at her side, she brought her left hand up to cradle her abdomen and brushed the hilt of her dagger.

"Mel’ati lenk’enterun ent’me’ant f’enk’e’elath shel’an’re." She drew her dagger and felt the heat from its fire through the padding of her glove. The Zahkrinon rushed toward her and grabbed her by her right leg and broken right arm. It pulled her up and, through the agony of her broken arm, she felt the points of its teeth squeeze against her armored side. In absolute terror, she brought her left arm up and over, driving the dagger into its eye up to the hilt.

Fire from the dagger leapt into the Zahkrinon, and she fed the flame as his teeth tore through her armor into the flesh of her abdomen. She screamed and forced a flow of magic through the dagger deep into the creature’s brain in an attempt to end its life and make it release her. The Zahkrinon fell to the ground, writhing in its death throes and tearing her side even further. Her luck sucked. It finally died with its jaws locked around her.

~Buy GATE at Amazon.

Sam Rook lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.

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  1. This was a really frightening excerpt. The cover was excellent.

  2. The book sounds very intriguing.

  3. Thanks, MomJane and Rita! The remaining excerpts in the tour are a continuation of the same scene, if you're interested to see what happens. Have a great day!

  4. Gorgeous cover, thanks for the chance!

  5. Thanks, Amanda! Good luck with the giveaway!

  6. Enjoyed the excerpt and the cover is fantastic, thanks for sharing, sounds like a really great book

  7. Thanks, Eva and bn100. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds scary. ;)

  9. You're welcome, Cali! There are some scary parts, but it has something for everyone...fantasy, romance, and a touch of humor thrown in as well.