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Thursday, March 26, 2020

All magic demands a sacrifice - By Blood and Magic (The Dragon Portal #2) by Jamie A. Waters

"This started with a bang and constantly surprised me so I can definitely say it was very entertaining and full of surprises. A lot less from the Demons compared to the first book but Blossom more than made up for that, plus who doesn't want to read about Mermaids ?" Marta, Goodreads

Description:

Release Date: March 26th, 2020

A priceless treasure is hidden within the ocean’s depths…

Sabine barely managed to escape from Akros with her life.

But the ocean isn’t safe for someone whose power stems from the forests.

When their ship is attacked on the high seas and one of Sabine’s companions is taken hostage, only an agreement forged by blood and magic may save her friend’s life.

The pearl of the sea is also the key to the gods’ revenge…

With the dragon portal failing and the gods’ magic threatening to destroy their world, Sabine must choose between following her heart or upholding a sacred oath.

The cost of ending a centuries-old feud may be higher than anyone expected.

All magic demands a sacrifice–even if it’s hers.

EXCERPT:

Sabine scanned the sea, but she couldn’t see any sign of the missing crew. If the Merfolk were already taking prisoners, they were running out of time. A few more hits like the last one, and the ship would capsize.
“If you have any suggestions, Sabine, now is the time. Otherwise, I agree with Bane. I’ll destroy every last one of these Merfolk for harming those under my protection.”
Without waiting for a response, Malek leaned over the railing toward the lower deck and called out more orders to ready the catapults. Sabine swallowed and tried to bury the sick fear threatening to overwhelm her. Esmelle wouldn’t even have been on this ship if it weren’t for her. The thought of losing one of her closest friends was unfathomable.
Sabine’s hands tightened on the railing as she stared at the angry sea. “They’ll keep Esme and the rest of the hostages alive until they manage to capsize the ship. Those who aren’t enslaved are usually fed to their underwater pets. If they take all of us down below, we’ll lose any negotiating power we might have while still under the sky.”
“I’ve heard the stories,” Bane admitted, caging her with his arms. She leaned back against his heated skin, thankful for the warmth he offered against the chill from the elements. Bane might have difficulties tapping into softer emotions, but he’d made it no secret he admired and respected the spunky witch who was now an unwilling hostage.
“They aren’t just stories,” she said as a daring plan began to form in her mind.
Bane squeezed her midsection and murmured, “You are my priority, Sabine. If we must lose Esme, she will be mourned, but we cannot allow you to fall. We need to get you and this ship out of here.”
Sabine turned and glared up at him. “We won’t be mourning anyone. I will get them back—all of them. And you’re going to help me do it.”

About the author:
Jamie A. Waters is an award-winning writer of science fiction and fantasy romance. Her first novel was a winner of the Readers' Favorite Award in Science Fiction/Fantasy Romance and the CIPA EVVY Award in Science Fiction.

Jamie currently resides in Florida with two neurotic dogs who enjoy stealing socks. When she's not pursuing her passion of writing, she's usually trying to learn new and interesting random things (like how to pick locks or use the self-cleaning feature of the oven without setting off the fire alarm). In her downtime, she enjoys reading on her Kindle, playing computer games, painting, or acting as a referee between the dragons and fairies currently at war inside her closet.

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14 comments:

katieoscarlet said...

I really like this cover and from the highlighted review it sounds like it is full of surprises. Sounds good.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great cover, thanks for sharing!

rosannepm said...

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abfantom said...

I like the cover. The graphics are very attention grabbing

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Mya Murphy said...

The cover is absolutely breathtaking!!

Calvin F. said...

I like magical adventures of all types.

Yipperbear said...

Cool cover.

clc408 said...

Thank you for sharing the excerpt, sounds interesting.

susan1215 said...

Sounds great, I like the cover.

billwinsbig said...

My daughter would enjoy this book

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Sounds good.

Debra Branigan said...

Gorgeous cover art! The storyline sounds like quite the adventurous read. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

Sandy Klocinski said...

The cover is really awesome! There are a lot of people who are reading books right now so this giveaway comes at a good time.Hope the new release is going well

yellowlabs said...

The book sounds very interesting and the cover looks really cool.