Author Emma Daley has stopped by today with a teaser for the Propheticus Blog Tour and I'm really proud to a part of of it today! Thank you all for stopping by!
I replayed the events of the day, and stopped on the image of the crystal blue waters of the Oceania waterfalls. I felt my body calm as I pictured the luscious pools, and tried to forget that there was such a place as Mountiana. I caught myself thinking of the incredible stories I had heard, and most significantly, the beautiful copper color of Novell’s dark eyes, his captivating smile, and the brilliant teeth that had my attention throughout his story of Oceania.
Then there were those lips that seemed to take over my thoughts as he spoke. My head grew light with contentment as I drifted off and found myself dreaming of Novell; his eyes lit brightly and shaded with the dark copper that glowed in the light of the fulsome moon. I lay beside him in my mind, our arms tucked naturally behind our heads, comfortably bracing us from the cold stone rocks on the beaches of the Coola Waterfalls. After a moment of staring into the star-covered sky, my dream continued. We got up and started laughing and playing in the water with the other tribe members.
At one point, I nearly fell into the water but Novell’s arms wrapped around my waist before I could and he pulled me close. In the shallow pool of the waterfalls, I reveled in the image, taking in the closeness of his face, letting myself stare deeply into those merciless eyes without shame. But as Novell held me and our bodies grew closer, something in the air seemed to stir suddenly. Out of the cool night air, a dark cloud appeared, covering the entire blue of the Oceania skies.
People looked up, puzzled by the cover of the thick new cloud. The tribes of Oceania were unfamiliar with the scene; the sultry terrain seldom had seen clouds, and from the feeling I got, definitely not of this intensity. The atmosphere turned stale and frightening. A chilling breeze blew through the trees and ruffled up the hair on my neck. Something was coming, and then I felt it. Though Novell’s arms stayed firm around me, I could feel its dark eyes on me. I could see, though not in a usual form; not in any form. It was like an incredibly dark force whose eyes I could see, blood red and on me. “Ana.” In a dark, eerie whisper, the rough voice echoed in the stale night’s air and sent a shiver through my body.
More about the autor:
At only the age of three, you could find Emma perched in the center of the dining table, a tape player in her lap, while the other kids gathered to listen to her recite her own creative version of her favorite tales like "Jack and The Bean Stalk" or "Peter Pan". Her imagination was fueled when she signed up for a high school Greek Mythology class. It was there in high school Mythology class that Emma found her dream. Her teacher recognized her talent, and encouraged her to pursue a career in the one thing that brought her imagination to life, writing. As a military wife and with life's fast pace and strenuous demands, it wasn't until she was 26 that she finally decided to pursue those long forgotten dreams. She started her very first novel Propheticus in November of 2008, which will be released in December of 2010 and is working on the 2nd and 3rd sequels, with several other book ideas on the shelf waiting to be dusted off and put into words.
Blurb about Propheticus:
This is a self published, sci-fi fantasy book set in an ancient universe. Four destined characters run into each other by chance and discover their pasts connect them in a prophecy to destroy some of the universes most gruesome creatures. The mystery of Aniah's past begins to unravel when she meets a stranger in the desert outside her ranch on the planet Delucia. Strange things start to happen around the ranch and Aniah experiences horrible nightmares of a dark creature the longer this stranger stays and the more she begins to question her fathers disappearance years ago. This story takes you to other worlds and although the first novel offers a little more romance and mystery with some thriller, the other novels in the series have more action and adventure in them as the characters travel the universe and visit incredible worlds. Sample from the book: There is something frightening about the way a hateful, unknown creature looks back at you. The way its beady red eyes snarl at you, and it's cheek curls with a hiss to reveal the greedy canines beneath. It is one thing to dream of this beastly creature, and it is another to have it inches from your face, its warm ungodly breath on your cheek, and its pallid gray bones reaching to devour you. My name is Aniah, and once my world was safe. But like many others throughout the universe-and here on the planet Delucia-fate would have me meet with the Mangitori de Sangue; an ancient army of blood-lusting creatures who have been frightening and devouring the inhabitants of the universe for decades. My fate brings me deep into their world. In fact, it is written somewhere-and the stories have been told long before I was ever born-of a prophecy wherein a young woman with the heart and soul of an angel will lead the universe in a victory against the Mangitori de Sangue. I am that woman. I just have to stay alive long enough to figure out how.
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