Monday, October 12, 2015

LAKE OF SINS by L. S. O'Dea

LAKE OF SINS: SECRETS IN BLOOD
by L. S. O’Dea

In a world where class distinction means the difference between imprisonment and freedom and even life and death, being chosen to stay in the encampment and breed is the only way to guarantee survival for a teenage Producer.

Every year after harvest, the finest examples of teenage Producers are assigned mates; the rest are loaded onto carts and hauled away, never to be seen or heard from again. Trinity, a sixteen-year-old Producer, knows that she has no chance of being chosen to stay. She isn’t even full-blooded Producer. Her father is a House Servant and she’s spent her entire life hiding her differences, especially her claws and fangs.

She has one week to sneak into the forest and discover what happens to those who are taken. Her plan is simple, but she doesn’t count on being hunted and captured by predators long believed to be extinct. Can she elude her captors to uncover the fate of her kind and return to camp before her escape is discovered?

EXCERPT
She ran blindly away from the sound of the Guards, her backpack slamming against her spine with each stride. If they catch my scent, they will find me. She skidded to a stop. The forest had ended. A rock wall loomed in front of her, stretching to both sides as far as she could see. Little crevices and divots peppered the wall, but it was too steep to climb. She had to make a choice. The wrong one would cost her freedom, maybe her life.

The trees rustled behind her. Too late. They found me. This had all been for nothing. Now, the best she could hope for was to be taken with the others. Her chest tightened. She had to make sure that her mom and Remy weren’t punished because she escaped. She raised her hands to her shoulders and slowly turned. Her breath caught in her throat. A Tracker, the deadliest of predators, stood on its back two legs, towering above her, front legs hanging down like arms. Brindle fur covered its body and its eyes glowed yellow in the shadowed forest. Its tongue lolled out the side of its mouth, exposing a row of sharp teeth on the other side. Someone should tell it that they no longer exist in the wild.

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~And get book 1, LAKE OF SINS: ESCAPE, for 99c until the end of the tour.

ABOUT L. S
L. S. O'Dea grew up the youngest of seven. She always wanted to do what her older siblings were doing, especially reading stories.

Ill at a young age, she immersed herself in books. Her life changed when she read a short story written by her older brother and realized that normal (somewhat anyway, since her brother was a bit weird in her opinion) people created these amazing stories. From that day forward, she wanted to write.

However, as with all good stories, obstacles rose in her path (mostly self-created obstacles) and it took her many years to put finger to keyboard and type her first book.

Find her online:

-website
-blog
-Facebook
-Twitter @lsodea
-Goodreads
-Amazon Author Page

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23 comments:

  1. Hi, thanks for hosting my Lake of Sins series.

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  2. Enjoying following this tour, thank you!

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    1. Hi Nikolina,
      Glad you are enjoying the tour. It's nice to see familiar folks at each stop.

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  3. When and why did you begin writing?

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    1. Mai T,
      I wanted to write since I read a story that my brother wrote (I was around 5 or 6). I earned my Bachelor Degree in English Creative Writing but I never really sat down and put the work in. I wrote a few short stories in college but never really applied myself to a novel. Then years later, I got angry. I decided that I was going to try and I took another writing course (online) to refresh my skills (they were very, very rusty). A year and a half later, I had my first draft of my first book (which actually became books 1 and 2 of the Lake of Sins series).

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  4. Intense excerpt!

    --Trix

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  5. Sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Thanks, Eva. Hope you like it when you read it.

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  6. This sounds like such a good story. I loved the excerpt.

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    1. Thanks MomJane, I can't wait to hear from you after you read it.

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  7. I can't wait to read it. I love the character illustrations. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Ree Dee, I'll let the illustrator know that you love his work. I found him on Fiverr. I was so lucky because not only is Neoxeven talented but he is great to work with.

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  8. Thanks to Kit N Kabookle for hosting this tour stop. I really appreciate you introducing your readers to my work.

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    1. Thanks for reading and following the tour, Victoria.

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  10. Sounds like a great series, can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks Betty, I'm glad you liked the excerpt.

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  12. Congratulations on being determined to write.

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  13. Thanks Ann. It wasn't easy, but I kept my head down and pushed through. I'm glad that I did. I am now using that new-found determination to try and lose weight. Hopefully, I'll stick with that this time too :)

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