March 7, 2012

The Elemental Mysteries Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

The Elemental Mysteries Blog Tour is hosted by A Tale of Many Reviews, and I'm very proud to be one of today's stops. Please, follow this link to see the full schedule and join the fun with plenty of interesting content: character interviews, reviews, giveaways and more! Here in Stories of my Life we're going to share an excerpt of the awesomeness that is book 3, The Force of Wind -and trust me when I say it is awesome. Want to know what it's all about? Here you go: 

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

What would you sacrifice to kill the one you hate?

Join Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo as they travel to a hidden island on the far edge of China to seek the help of an ancient immortal court. Can they weave their way through the tangled web of centuries-old alliances and ruthless feuds to find what they’ve been looking for? Friends will be revealed, enemies will find them, and a dangerous secret will come to light.

The third book in the Elemental Mysteries series will see Giovanni and Beatrice joined by a group of unlikely allies as they explore the history and myth of the far East. Many have been stolen, but only one holds the key.

The Force of Wind is the third book in the four-part Elemental Mysteries series. It is the sequel to This Same Earth and is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers.
 If you're wondering how much I loved the first two books, you can check out my undying love for them both here:

A Hidden Fire review
This Same Earth review

I've talked enough. Let me give you what you really want now... The excerpt from The Force of Wind! And, I must say, it's one scene I loved so very much!

Baojia was encouraging and smiled a little as they put the weapons away. “You’ll be ready within a year after you turn, I think. Given what you are learning now and your natural aptitude for weapons, you will be ready to wield these as soon as your reflexes catch up with your mind and your amnis.”
“What do you mean, ‘catch up with my amnis?’”
Baojia shook his head. “It’s impossible to explain to a mortal. Even a bright one like you would not understand it.”
She grimaced. “Oh, well, I guess I should be flattered you’re willing to teach a mere mortal like me anyway.”
“Yes.” He smiled and walked behind her to stretch her arms. “You should be. I usually don’t bother with humans.”
“So why me? Ernesto’s orders, huh?”
She couldn’t see him as he lifted her arms, stretching them before they moved into hand-to-hand combat practice.
“Why you?” he murmured. “What an interesting question…”
That I notice you’re not answering.
“Yeah, well, I’m Miss Popular for some reason. Even the bad guy wants to hang out with me.”

Want more of that? Then, it's your lucky day because I'm allowed to give away one e-copy of The Force of Wind!

Entering is very, very simple: leave me a comment with your contact address. That's it. I'll give each of you a number and use The giveaway will last until Wednesday, March 14th and I'll mail the winner for confirmation. The winner has 24hours to write back with the details and such. Easy, no? Then, leave your comment and

Good Luck!


  1. Thanks so much! Excited to read this!


  2. Hey Ron...just dropping by to say hi. Don't enter me in the contest as I am part of the also. Who knew? LOL. all the rest...go read this series!

  3. I'm really looking forward to the Elemental series. I appreciate the chance to read The Force of Wind.


  4. I'm also looking forward to this series. Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. I am so excited, hope I'll win. thanks for the chance.

  6. Thank you for participating in this tour. I am really looking forward to reading this series :)

  7. Hi Ron!

    Kristin told me that you're part of the tour (I'm missing a lot lately).
    OKay, so I haven't read A Hidden Fire, but I joined Kristin's giveaway for book 2. Now you're giving away book 3! This is awesome. I know you both loved the series so I'm going to try and see it for myself :) But I need the book one! LOL. I'm going to check some stops to see if I can have a chance to win... hehe.

    Thank you for the giveaway. =) Xoxo!


  8. This sounds like a very exciting series and I know I'd love to read it. Thanks for the chance:)


  9. You have peaked my interest. Please enter me into the giveaway.

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