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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, November 18, 2019

find out if she has what it takes to be a…Guardian - The Choice (Magical Beasts #1) by Geoffrey Saign

"What a story! This story is packed full of action, adventure, suspense, and mystery from the beginning to the end. [...] The storyline is original and gripping. It draws you in and you just can’t put it down until you reach the end." Darcy S., Goodreads

Description:

A demon haunts Samantha Green's dreams.
And she fears it's coming for her... 

When wildlife prodigy Sam and her crush—quirky handsome Jake—are attacked by a dragon assassin, Sam discovers her secret past. A past connected to a supernatural giant cat and a glowing faerie. 

Sam is quickly pulled into a high stakes battle for the world. Everyone, including a creepy ancient villain, wants her supernatural staff, which she doesn’t know how to use. Sophisticated ninja dragons, a kong-sized gorilla, and mysterious beasts offer help—but are they friends or enemies? Sam has a big heart, but will her love for all creatures tear her life apart? 

To survive the hardest choice she's ever made, Sam will have to unlock the hidden power inside her. 

Ready or not, Sam is about to find out if she has what it takes to be a guardian… 

Guardian: The Choice is the new exciting start of a magic-filled fantasy four book series starring a powerful heroine, a tough brawny hero, and a slew of not-so-friendly magical beasts.

A fantasy thriller series loved by readers of all ages that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. 

Guardian: The Choice was selected as Finalist in “Fantasy,” and “Young Adult” category winner in the IAN BOTY awards = Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards!
And Guardian: The Choice was selected as the “Outstanding Young Adult” category winner IAN BOTY awards = Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards! 

EXCERPT
“You’re seeing this, right, Sam?”

I blink. “Komodo dragon, a.k.a. Varanus komodoensis.

“No way! A dragon,” whispers Jake, his eyes round. “A real live dragon.”

I recognize the mottled, reddish-gray bumpy skin of the monitor lizard, but Komodo dragons rarely reach ten feet in length. This one’s forty, and bulky, as if it’s on steroids. He’s the size of a small truck and must weigh eight tons. And has wings.

“No wonder the cars were flattened,” I murmur. All my worry, tension, and fear sink into my stomach like a heavy rock. Facing something factual—even if it’s surreal and can kill me—feels better than having my imagination run wild.

From five feet away the Komodo glares at me with its two large golden eyes. Slobber drools from its open toothy jaw. Slowly beating its wide leathery wings, the lizard flicks out its yellow forked tongue, nearly touching my chest. I can’t move. At first I think it’s fear, but then I realize I’m paralyzed somehow by its gaze. When I try, I can’t budge my head even a millimeter left, right, up, or down.

However my right hand actually moves of its own accord from my side toward the bed. It’s as if the staff is screaming my name now, telling me to grab it, and pulling my hand toward it. I want to hold WhipEye in the worst way, but I still can’t move my feet.

The dragon floats a little closer and I can see its sixty teeth, serrated like a shark’s, white and eight inches long. I think I’m going to pee my shorts.

“Run, Sam!” shouts Jake.

I can’t move and he grabs my arm and pulls me back two steps, finally breaking the Komodo’s spell.

The lizard pushes its oblong skull into the room, its breath reeking of decayed flesh. Sweeping its head left to right, the Komodo appears to be searching for something. Its gaze rests on the staff.

My mind is a frenzy of jumbled thoughts and panic, but I pull away from Jake, jump toward the bed, and reach for the staff.

“Leave it, Sam!” Jake backpedals toward the bedroom door.

There’s no way I can do that. The burlap sack falls away and my hand curls like iron around WhipEye.

Hissing, the lizard uses its front feet to tear a bigger hole in the wall, forcing itself into my bedroom. In three clumsy steps I’m almost past the Komodo’s wagging head, but it lunges at me. I’m not going to make it. I stare like a raccoon in headlights at a toothy mouth large enough to take me whole.

Guardian The Choice will be ON SALE FOR ONLY $0.99 Nov 18-24 
Guardian, The Quest: Magical Beasts Book Two will be ON SALE FOR 2.99 Nov 18-24
About the author:
Award-winning author Geoffrey Saign has spent many years studying kung fu and sailed all over the South Pacific and Caribbean. He uses that experience and sense of adventure to write the Jack Steel and Alex Sight thriller action series.

Geoff’s love of wildlife led him to write the award-winning fantasy series, Magical Beasts. He is also the author of a stress reduction book, and Green Essentials which won national recognition. Geoff has a degree in biology and has assisted in field research on hummingbirds and humpback whales. For decades he has taught challenged adults and children everything from sailing to self-awareness and novel writing.

Geoff loves to sail big boats, hike, and cook—and he infuses all his writing with his passion for nature. As a swimmer, he considers himself blessed to live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. 


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18 comments:

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This book sounds super awesome. The cover is also gorgeous and magical.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Lis said...

I love magical books and the cover is gorgeous!

katieoscarlet said...

Fantastic covers. May be among my favorites I've seen this year.

Kate Sarsfield said...

My thanks to everyone involved in bringing Guardian to my attention.

Dale Wilken said...

Sounds really great.

Audrey Stewart said...

I loved reading about Geoffrey Saign in his bio. Quite impressive. I look forward to reading his work.

Tashia Jennings said...

Love this cover. Description sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt & I love the cover!

Sherry said...

This is a stunning cover and I enjoyed the excerpt.

Maria Katie said...

WOW this looks amazing, love the cover and the title.

Amy Woolard said...

Action, adventure & suspense?? Count me in! Love the cover as well!!

Debra Branigan said...

This one sounds very exciting and has some awards to back that up. Now on my TBR and I am looking forward to reading this book with the pretty cover.

Geoff said...

Wow, super excited to read all the nice comments and love for the cover! It's one of my favorites too! I hope you enjoy the read! I love writing this series because the character is a wildlife prodigy who is in love with nature...without being preachy :)

Nancy Payette said...

Fantastic cover

Adik Miftakhur said...

Thanks for the chance

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Sounds good.

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.