Welcome to my “booth” at the Blogger Book Fair! The Best and Worst of Books and Blogs (2012) continues today with a very special guest. Best-selling fantasy novelist S.M. Boyce is stopping by today with highlights (and lowlights) from her wildly popular Grimoire series. Without further ado…
Best time to open a strange book with an awesome cover. When you’re stuck in an underground library with no way out. Kara opens a strange book with a fascinating symbol on it, only to be marked as the Vagabond of a hidden world she never knew existed. With that title comes power, enemies, allies, and the Grimoire: a handbook of priceless secrets.
Worst way to respond to danger. Being so terrified that your feet freeze to the floor and your lips won’t move. When Kara is faced with a soul thief that can enslave her soul for hundreds of years—they’re called isen—she can’t run away or even use her sharp wit to escape. Luckily, the isen isn’t interested in stealing her soul. Yet.
Worst reason to trust a stranger. When you have no other choices. When Kara is thrown into this hidden world of Ourea, she has very few allies. Everyone is hunting her. Her choices are to trust a rebel prince named Braeden or die trying to survive this ruthless world. Trusting Braeden seems like the better of two evils, but will it destroy her in the end?
Best escape from danger. When the enemy just doesn’t see it coming. Kara and her Grimoire are full of surprises, all of them designed to save her hide when the inevitable happens and others try to enslave her.
Best pet ever. The cuddly ones with super powers. Flick is a little fox-like mammal that hatches from an egg and has super powers like teleportation, heightened intelligence, and big round eyes that get him anything when he pouts.
Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)
Now an international Amazon bestseller. Fans of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and Eragon will enjoy this contemporary remix of the classic epic fantasy genre.
Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict–a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.
For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.
Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.
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Published fantasy author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.
S.M. Boyce is a fiction novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.
Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.
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