Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Release Day Blitz: Jaded Stone: Souls of the Stones by Kelly Walker

In Cornerstone, Valencia Roth died to protect her daughter. In Jaded Stone, she'll live for her.

 Twenty years before the events of Cornerstone, Valencia Roth is the Crown Princess of Sheas, as lonely as she is privileged. She wants for nothing, except a clear path toward peace for her land. She’s always known personal happiness might not be in The Three’s plan for her. As the future ruler of Sheas, and a Cornerstone, her life belongs to her people.

 But when Valencia meets the charming Reid Hendel, she dares to believe love could be within her reach. That is, if they can both survive long enough for it to blossom. A new threat prowls the land, and she’s their primary target. Armed with stubborn pride and all the resources of Sheas, she fears nothing—until her brother leads her intended directly into the fray and at least one of them doesn’t return. Burdened with grief, Valencia must carve her own path forward. From the forge of chaos, a new era will be born.

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About Kelly Walker


Kelly Walker is a YA and NA author of several romantic titles, including the Souls of the Stones series. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her two children share their Virginia home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.

Blog Tour: Cleopatra's Legacy #1: The Emerald Ring by Dorine White (Giveaway too)

This blog tour is presented by the author. Click links for more infomation.
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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour!
It is my pleasure to feature Dorine White and The Emerald Ring: book #1 of Cleopatra's Legacy.
 My name is Dorine White. I am a children's author and a book reviewer. I grew up back East in Maryland and attended BYU in Utah. I have a BA in Humanities with an interest in Art History and French. Currently I live in the beautiful, yet rainy Northwest with my husband and 6 children.
My first book in The Cleopatra's Legacy series, The Emerald Ring, was published by Cedar Fort Books on May 14, 2013. It is a middle grade fantasy novel that involves Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, and a magic emerald ring.
You can find me online at or check out my book blog at
Dorine has stopped by for an interview:
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I began writing when I was little. I used to make picture books and glue the pages together to give to my mom and dad. As I got older I used spiral notebooks to keep my stories in. Now that I’m an adult I am living my childhood dream.
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Well, I worked during college, but soon after graduation my husband and I had our first child. 20 years and six kids later I am a happy stay at home mom.
? How long does it take you to write a book?
It usually takes me 6months. It is the editing that takes forever.
? How do you decide what you want to write about?
It has to be fantasy. I have a passion for all things magical and that is what keeps the mojo following when I write.
? What books have most influenced your life?
Different books at different stages have influenced me. When I was a kid the two that come to mind are Mary Poppins and A Wrinkle in Time. During High School Homer’s The Odyssey and Dante’s The Inferno were amazing.  I also have to say that I am a spiritual person, and the scriptures have influenced me since my youth.
? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Mostly I’m reading, watching TV, napping and taking care of kiddos.
? What is your favorite comfort food?
Hmm, Chocolate is always nice.
? What do you think makes a good story?
Personally, I love magic and quests.
Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats? Dogs- I am horribly allergic to cats.
·        Coffee or tea? Peppermint Herb tea
·        Dark or milk chocolate? Both
·        Rocks or flowers? Both – weeds are the real problem.
·        Night or day? Day
·        Favorite color? Green
·        Crayons or markers? Crayons
·        Pens or pencils? Pens

Amazon Product Description:
Sara Bogus’s life turns upside down when she discovers an emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra. The fun of discovering the ring’s unique abilities turns to fear when she finds out a dangerous cult bent on restoring Rome to power is after the ring. Forced to choose between keeping the ring and saving her friends, Sara learns the price of bravery in this electrifying read!

My thoughts:
Wonderful middle grade adventure.  This is a fast, entertaining read.  I had no trouble getting into the story and liked the characters very much. I can see many of the students I know easily falling into this book and then impatiently awaiting the next in the series.  The story is nicely paced and the characters are created in a way that readers will be able to invest quickly.  I found myself comparing it to The 39 Clues series, which I enjoyed as well.  I am sure that this series will be a huge hit.