This is my stop during the book blitz for Withhold by Andrea Pearson. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz takes place on 18 July. See the list of participating bloggers here.
With the lives of everyone she holds dear at stake, will Nicole be able to do what it takes to stop the evil surrounding her?
In the ultimate battle between good and evil, Nicole is in a race to stop Keitus before he achieves his plans. If he succeeds, he will crush everyone who has opposed him and enslave Earth and countless other planets. Unfortunately, he is only minutes away from his goal.
With so much at stake, Nicole and her friends must approach Helen, a volatile and dangerous spirit who will probably destroy them regardless of whether she gives them what they want. And the chances of her helping them are slim.
Fast-paced and epic magical fights, exciting plot twists, and non-stop action and adventure await. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on for the explosive, much-anticipated conclusion to the award-winning and bestselling Mosaic Chronicles.
You can find Withhold on Goodreads
Withhold is only .99¢ on release day!
If you pre-order or buy a copy of Withhold you can receive some download bonuses! Here is how it works: buy your copy of Withhold and forward proof of purchase (a confirmation email or a screenshot) to email@example.com
You’ll receive 7 books (two books from Andrea Pearson and 5 from other authors) and some other goodies, including: a bachelor of science degree from Katon University, coloring pages, word search, fantasy illustration by Andrea’s husband (James E. Curwen, professional illustrator) and more. Read all the details about the download bonuses here.
Discern (Mosaic Chronicles #1)
He’s dark and powerful, a magical anomaly. She’s inexperienced and untrained. Can they set aside their differences in time to save themselves?
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Find the whole Mosaic series on Amazon
Nicole and Lizzie walked in silence for a moment, exiting the building. Nicole’s thoughts returned to the brunette Lizzie had been sitting next to, and again, feelings of empathy filled her heart. The poor girl. It wasn’t until Nicole Restarted that people stopped questioning whether or not she was magical. And though she’d been able to hide the fact that she had no idea what focus she’d need to use to Channel while in high school, she realized that college was a completely different scenario.
Channeling didn’t start at the same time for everyone. But why did Nicole have to be the one who struggled? It was so embarrassing. At least Mother and Dad didn’t really care. Or, if they did, they didn’t show it. But neither of them was an Arete, so it wasn’t terribly important to them. Mother was the first child in her family, and Dad the second in his.
Nicole took a deep breath of humid air and pulled her hoodie closer around her. “How long ago was that girl’s birthday?”
“It’s been a week.” Lizzie dug out a bottle of juice from her purse and offered some to Nicole.
Nicole shook her head, and Lizzie took a drink.
“For her sake,” Nicole said, “I hope she doesn’t Restart the way I did.”
Lizzie choked on her juice, then wiped her mouth, laughing. “You mean, throwing up in class in front of your brand-new boyfriend and passing out in your own puke? Yeah, I hope she doesn’t have to experience that.”
“I’ll never forget the expression on his face when I came to.”
“Shortest relationship I’ve ever been in.”
The girls chuckled. Nicole relished the feeling—it had taken a long time for her to find humor in the experience.
She put her hands in her back pockets, purse strap over one shoulder. “At least I knew what was going on.” And she had—she’d stayed up late one night, reading about what happened when an Arete’s magic manifested itself. The Arete body could only handle so much sensory overload—passing out was the natural way to adjust to the change. That moment was called Restarting. And it was never fun.
Of course, throwing up didn’t usually happen. Nicole was just lucky that way.
“The idiot thought I was a freak.” She sighed. “I’m sure puking didn’t help.”
“He also knew that most Aretes are only unconscious for five minutes. You were gone for ten.”
Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.
Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life – it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she’s happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.
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