Monday, 21 May 2018

Book Tour: Mirror's Deceit by Justine Alley Dowsett and Murandy Damodred...

Mirena Calanais is destined to change the world. 
Her rival has made a desperate flight to the past to stop her.

About the Book:

A gifted student of majik, Mirena is on the verge of graduating from a secret college that will give her a leg up in her political career, when her achievements are overshadowed by the arrival of a mysterious woman with an unknown agenda. Desperate to keep what she sees as her rightful place in the spotlight, Mirena goes to astounding lengths including taking it upon herself to pose as a double agent to investigate a rebel force plotting to destabilize the government. Unfortunately, her actions cost her the trust of those around her, so when she is proclaimed the Dark Avatar of the Destroyer, she finds she has nowhere to turn. 

In a seeming utopia, Mirena is now a pariah with the force of Destroyer behind her and her once bright dreams have darkened, leaving her a threat not only to herself, but to those she cares about. Can she turn her life around, or will someone need to stop her before she goes too far? 

Book Information:

Publisher: Mirror World Publishing; 1 edition
Publication Date: May 17, 2018

Genre(s): Dark Fantasy, Romance, Fantasy

Page count: 240 pages

Read an Exclusive Excerpt:  

“Why?” Caralain demanded, shaking her head in denial even as tears stung the open cuts on her face and raindrops continued to pelt her skin without remorse. “How could you…?”
His response was cold, calculated. “To secure our rule. The people here will one day have the power to destroy everything. Now they can’t. I’m doing this for us.”
Her eyes locked on to the hand he was using to keep her there next to him and she became aware of something she hadn’t seen before. Around his hands swirled a dark kind of energy, unlike the majik she was used to but familiar to her nonetheless. Caralain had read all about the Dark Avatar and the power of the Destroyer; she knew what she was looking at, despite having never seen it in person before.
“You have it too,” she whispered, staring at the darkness crackling around her wrist where he held her. “Just like your mother…”
“It’s my birthright. And through me, it can be yours to command as well. I would do anything for you, you just have to say the word.”
Horror filled Caralain and she stumbled back. This time, for a wonder, Greyson let her go. “I could never…” she began and then she stopped, looking up at him, trying to find some hint of the man she’d fallen in love with. “You’re a monster!”
Having said what she could, and still feeling the island she’d called home for the last decade crumble all around her, Caralain ran for all she was worth.
Greyson whirled after her. “Caralain!”
She ignored him, stopping only to stare back at the school she loved so much. There were people within, friends, mentors. As she watched, fire spurted from yet another window and the ancient stone cracked, splitting the building in two.
Greyson stood between her and the rest of the island. Dark power crackled around him like an aura now, and at every clench of his fist, another tremor shook the now uneven ground. His eyes were on her, but he showed no remorse, no sign of stopping, only a desire to bring her, too, under his control.
She choked back a sob. The Stoa may fall, but I won’t let him have me. I have to hope that the teachers get the students out in time, but my power is nothing compared to his. I can’t stop him… I have to flee. She realized abruptly where she stood, amidst the circle of tall standing stones this school existed primarily to study. She whirled and located the central pillar with her eyes and hands, scanning the symbols there. But where? Where do I go? There isn’t a place in this world beyond his reach.
Her eyes lit on a familiar symbol. It was the one Terrence Lee had been pointing at in the picture of him she’d spent the last hour half-heartedly staring at. It was on a row she didn’t recognize, but that wasn’t strange; there was so little they didn’t know about the Sentinal Stones. She didn’t really know where it would lead, but more than likely Greyson wouldn’t either.
One last look back showed the school almost completely in ruins, along with the livelihood and possibly the lives of all the people she’d known. And before it all was Greyson, on his knees now amidst the ruins. He hadn’t tried to follow her or stop her. Maybe he didn’t realize how serious she was about leaving him. She shook her head, letting the tears fall freely now.
You did this, she thought at him, and it was wrong, but maybe, just maybe there’s a way I can undo it all.
Caralain summoned her majik and poured it into the Stone as she shut her eyes tight against the flood of tears that threatened to overwhelm her and prayed.
Goodbye, Greyson.

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Meet the Authors:

Justine Alley Dowsett is the author of eight novels and one of the founders of Mirror World Publishing. Her books, which she often co-writes with her sister, Murandy Damodred, range from young adult science fiction to dark fantasy/romance. She earned a BA in Drama from the University of Windsor, honed her skills as an entrepreneur by tackling video game production, and now she dedicates her time to writing, publishing, and occasionally roleplaying with her friends. 

With a background in Drama and Communications from the University of Windsor, Murandy Damodred enjoys fantasy fiction with strong romantic subplots. She is an avid role-player and is happiest when living vicariously through her characters. Though she'd rather think of herself as the heroine of her next novel, in the real world she is a new mom living in Windsor, Ontario, ready to embark on a new career as a medical technician. 

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  1. Thank you for sharing an exclusive excerpt from Mirror's Deceit today!

    1. My pleasure, Amber! Great to be a part of the team! Cheers!

  2. Replies
    1. You're very welcome, Justine! Best wishes for a Bestseller!

  3. Looks like a great read, Here's wishing Justine many sales!