Greetings, fellow travelers! Today, I am excited to introduce you to an exciting series, The Sentinel Trilogy, written by a friend of mine, Jamie Foley. We met over coffee and breakfast – what better way for a friendship to start? – at a writer’s conference a few years ago, and it wasn’t until halfway through our conversation that I realized that I had recently discovered her blog and started following her online!
The crazy connected world we live in, right?
So you can imagine that I leaped at the chance to get my hands on her first book as soon as I could, and today I am very excited to be a part of the blog tour for the release of the second book in the Sentinel Trilogy! There’s a wonderful giveaway too, so be sure to read on to the end of the post for information on how to enter.
Meet the Author: Jamie Foley
YA fantasy author Jamie Foley loves strategy games, home-grown berries, and Texas winters. She’s terrified of plot holes and red wasps.
Her husband is her manly cowboy astronaut muse. They live between Austin, TX and their family cattle ranch, where their hyperactive spawnling and wolfpack can run free.
BOOK ONE: SENTINEL
When a meteor storm knocks out the power grid, the supernaturally gifted become pawns in humanity’s struggle for survival.
The meteor storm wasn’t such a big deal until a comet landed in the middle of the road. Now Darien’s car is wrecked, his sister is bleeding out, and the only medical aid is at the reclusive Serran Academy.
Some say the Serrans have blood-bonds with angels. Some say they have surreal mental abilities. Some say the gods grant them elemental powers.
But when the Academy is targeted for harvesting, its secrets—and the collapse of modern civilization—are the least of Darien’s worries.
BOOK TWO: ARBITER
Archangels return to Alani, creating a new generation of Serrans… for a price.
Jet Valinor can’t keep his secrets from Darien any longer. Sorvashti seeks revenge against her husband’s killer–a debt that can only be paid in blood.
The Lynx want their base back. The Serrans will fetch a good price for Zekk Sorrowsong, or make excellent slaves… if he can capture them before they’re betrayed from within.
First off …
Can we all just stare at this cover for a minute? Please? This is my type of cover. Action. Adventure. Excitement. The cover fairly oozes this thrilling sense of tension.
Seriously. I would pick this book up to read it from the cover alone! But in case that’s not enough for you, the author has also been kind enough to share an exclusive excerpt for all you lovely readers here!
EXCERPT FROM ARBITER BY JAMIE FOLEY
Jet’s knife dove into the wood, slicing an uneven divot into the spear’s tip.
The chunk flopped onto the pile between Jet’s boots, where the waterlogged earth softened the shavings into something that smelled like mildew and rain.
Great. Now do I just leave the divot, or should I carve the entire thing smaller to fix it?
Black hair fell into Jet’s eyes for the dozenth time, and he swatted it away. Can’t focus without food. When was the last time I ate? He was pretty sure the fruit Darien had found was inedible, but at this rate, he just might try it.
Hours had passed since he’d woken, but his head still throbbed—especially the swollen knot on the side that felt like he’d smashed it into a wall. Or a plane, apparently.
Jet glanced across the small campsite at Darien. The teen was cracking yet another coconut on a rock, peeking into the green flesh after every few impacts. He looked like Jet felt, with mosquito-gnawed skin, wild hair plastered to his neck with sweat, and mud splattered on the few pieces of sleek armor that hadn’t been discarded in the heat.
I swear I’ve never seen him before in my life. Jet squinted through the throbbing in his head. How could he possibly know everything he does about me? But he said I’m not in the Royal Guard anymore—obviously that can’t be right.
“What?” Darien paused the coconut torture to tilt his head at Jet. “Did you remember everything yet?”
Jet snapped his gaze back to his spear. “The sun’s setting. We’ll need more firewood to keep it going through the night.” After the hours they’d spent finally getting a flame going, losing it was a worst-case scenario. “Can you find some that isn’t wet this time?”
Darien snorted and dropped the coconut next to its plump brethren, across the camp from the ant-covered discard pile. “Is there anything dry on this swamp island?”
“Good question,” Jet muttered. “Why don’t you fly around with those fancy wings and check?” Apparently waking up in the middle of a jungle wasn’t insane enough, so the teen had sprouted wings like a sunburned pubescent angel to search for resources.
I’m definitely drugged. Creator, let me be drugged.
Want to read more? Order a copy here!
- 3 winners receive $10 digital Amazon.com gift cards (to be delivered via email)
- 5 winners receive a signed paperback of Viper (to be signed and shipped by Jamie no later than April 21)
- 10 winners receive a digital book bundle of the entire Sentinel Trilogy for Kindle, .MOBI, and .PDF
Winners will be randomly selected by Jamie on Friday, April 14.
Entrants will be subscribed to Jamie’s email newsletter, but can unsubscribe at any time.
Continue to follow the blog tour:
- Wednesday, May 3 (Arbiter launch day) – Laura VanArdendonk Baugh
- Thursday, May 4 – Gillian Bronte Adams
- Friday, May 5 – The Left-Handed Typist
- Saturday, May 6 – Reviews of a FearStreetZombie
- Monday, May 8 – Zachary Totah and Elizabeth Newsom
- Tuesday, May 9 – A Little Southern Grace
- Wednesday, May 10 – The Road of a Writer
- Thursday, May 11 – Hope Through the Pages
- Friday, May 12 – R.J. Metcalf
- Saturday, May 13 – Lands Uncharted