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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway: Avery (The Chronicles of Kaya #1) by Charlotte McConaghy


The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – until Ava.

For although her bondmate, Avery, has been murdered and Ava’s soul has been torn in two, she is the only one who has ever been strong enough to cling to life. Vowing revenge upon the barbarian queen of Pirenti, Ava's plan is interrupted when she is instead captured by the deadly prince of her enemies.

Prince Ambrose has been brought up to kill and hate. But when he takes charge of a strangely captivating Kayan prisoner and is forced to survive with her on a dangerous island, he must reconsider all he holds true . . .

In a violent country like Pirenti, where emotion is scorned as a weakness, can he find the strength to fight for the person he loves . . . even when she’s his vengeful enemy?

Avery is a sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about loss and identity, and finding the courage to love against all odds.

An enthralling romantic fantasy about finding true love against all odds, Thorne is the second book in the Chronicles of Kaya series.

Lovers in Kaya have always died together, bonded in death as in life. But a cure for the bond has sent rumours like wildfire through the land. A team of young Kayans will be sent on a quest to find the answer and, with rebellion brewing, the very nature of love is at stake.

The beautiful but reckless Finn has never shied away from danger, and ending the bond means more to her than anyone knows. This adventure sounds thrilling to her, but Finn has always been willing to risk too much, and for the first time must face the idea that she has something—or someone—to lose. 

Crown Prince Thorne, in the neighbouring land of Pirenti, has grown up rejecting the legacy of his father’s blood, keeping caged the beast that lies dormant within. But the moment he sets eyes on the wild girl from the Kayan cliffs, his usual caution hasn’t a hope of surviving.

As the world crumbles around them, can Finn and Thorne cast off the shadows to find a love stronger than either imagined? Or is their true challenge to find a way to embrace the darkness within?

Author's Top 10 favorite fantasy novels 

Thanks for having me today! In celebration of the blog tour and my novel Avery, I’ve decided to put together a list of my top ten favorite fantasy novels. 

1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown 
3. The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan 
4. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay 
5. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 
6. Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta 
7. Half Bad by Sally Green 
8. Darksong by Isobelle Carmody 
9. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger 
10. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

About the author:
Charlotte started writing her children’s fantasy series ‘The Strangers of Paragor’ as a teenager and has since gone on to publish five novels. After a Masters degree in Screenwriting she wrote ‘Avery’, the first in her adult fantasy series ‘The Chronicles of Kaya’, published by Random House. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, and has just released a new dystopian sci-fi novel called ‘Fury – Book One of The Cure’, published by Momentum.
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Candace said...

So many good ones listed here! Quintana of Charyn (and the whole series) is AMAZING! Also love Laini Taylor! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful reads listed thanks for the giveaway. The last werewolf now you're talking.

Anonymous said...

Oddly enough I used to be a gigantic fantasy fan before I switched it up to paranormal romance, and I don't recognize any of those fantasy novels. I'm going to have to look them up. ^_^;

Maidenveil said...

cover looks haunting!

Suus said...

I love the cover of this book! I would love to read it!

karin said...

this cover looks creepy yet really makes me want to read this book!!

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Unknown said...

Great cover! Sounds like an interesting book!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the intro to a new author and book!!

Unknown said...

The cover looks great!

Unknown said...

Like the sound of this. Soul mate dies, lover looking for revenge? MMMMMHHHMMMM...wanna read it.

Jolanda said...

The book sounds great! Thank you for the chance.

Unknown said...

looks good, although just reading the excerpt I am already sad that she lost her lover already but at least she lived, so now i gota read it to see what happens, does she find a new one? was he not a true one? got me wondering/

Unknown said...

looks good, although just reading the excerpt I am already sad that she lost her lover already but at least she lived, so now i gota read it to see what happens, does she find a new one? was he not a true one? got me wondering/

CCAM said...

Another promising book for my TBR list; thank you