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Blog Tour & Giveaway - Lost - The Caelian Cycle # 1 by Donnielle Tyner @donnielletyner @sparklebooktour

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Lost - The Caelian Cycle # 1
by Donnielle Tyner

Audience: Young Adult - Genre: SciFi, Paranormal - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Donnielle Tyner - Cover by: Kari Ayasha of Cover to Cover Designs - Editor: Jessica Nelson of Rare Bird Editing - Pages: 208 - ISBN-10: 069243299X  - ISBN-13: 978-0692432990 - ASIN: B00YFPW3N8 - Date Published: 6/19/2015

During WW1, a meteorite crashed, releasing a mist that changed the DNA of all who were exposed. One hundred years has passed and society is divided between the Norms and the Caelians, whose changed DNA awakened dormant gifts, called Talents.
Sadie is over it!
She’s an orphan, her boyfriend was murdered, and she’s the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Once she turns 18, there will be no place for her in the world. That is, until a chance encounter with Kian, a Caelian boy who makes her feel uncomfortable and alive at the same time.
Secrets of her past are uncovered and Sadie’s latent, rare Talent is exposed. With great power comes the hunters, hired by an egomaniac who wants to use Sadie’s power to establish Caelian dominance. On the run with Kian and her friends, Sadie will have to decide: hide or fight.
Will Sadie accept her new reality or will she stay lost?
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I put my phone back in my back pocket. Crossing my arms, I looked up at the stars again. The night was devoid of clouds, unusual for spring. Golden stars glittered across the heavens, winking at me from the endless arch of the void and transporting me to a place of tranquillity. The peace of space poured into my soul.
“What’s a Liam moment?” Kian’s gruff voice whispered. I felt his hot breath caress my ear. His closeness both startled me and sent a shiver down my spine. I straightened my back.
“I thought I told you I wasn’t interested.” I attempted to make my voice sound forceful, but it came out soft. I felt the heat from his body as he stepped closer to me.
“What’s your name?” Kian asked. The gruffness of his voice from earlier had left. This new voice was smooth and flowed like poetry. My heart sped up and I heard the blood pulsing in my ears. I was sure he could hear it. What kind of Talent was he using to cause me to react this way?
“Quit using your Talent on me,” I hissed.
“I’m not. If I was, you’d know it,” he replied with a chuckle.
“Oh.” I didn’t understand what was happening. He placed a hand on my waist and the warmth was searing. I was sure it would leave a mark. My eyes closed and my breath deepened. Tingles flowed from his hand, spreading throughout my body and stirring something in my soul. I released a breath I didn’t realize I had been holding. “Take your hand off me and back away before I break your fingers.”
Kian snickered. “Spunky.”
“Creepy,” I replied.
Kian chuckled again, his hot breath shooting sparks right to my stomach.
“Don’t make me ask again.” I felt his hand tense. His fingers increased their pressure against my waist right before the coldness swept in as he removed his hand. I released the breath I was holding.

Author Interview

What inspired you to write Lost?

My son. I was driving the kids somewhere and my son started talking about super powers and how he would go back in time to save the dinosaurs. It got me thinking about meteorites. I asked myself a question: What if there was a meteorite out there with some kind of alien DNA that crashed to earth, changing those around them into a new class of human? BAM! Lost was born

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I was 15 when I started writing and it took a few years for the passion to grow from a hobby to a full on ‘I want to do this for the rest of my life’ dream.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

Middle school. I’m sure I read books before then, but I fell in love with reading during this time.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

YA paranormal or science fiction

What is your favorite book?

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I have read and loved everything by Claire Farrell. Her story telling is on point and I just love how she develops her characters.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

I’d travel back to 3000 BC England in order to ask the locals exactly why they build Stonehenge.

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

It depends on my mood. Sometimes it feels like pulling teeth and then there are times when I am so inspired everything else falls away.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I don’t have any fuzzy friends, but I do have 9 feathered friends. We raised our chickens from babies and they’re more pets than farm animal.

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

Blue corn tortilla chips and spicy salsa.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Write. Write and then write some more. Find reliable beta readers and a good copy editor because they’re the ones who will find your mistakes and make sure you read well.

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about the author
Donnielle Tyner has held down many jobs, but never found satisfaction until she became a freelance writer and stay at home mom. She began writing in junior high when a teacher gave her a book of poetry. Ever since, she found a deep passion for reading and writing. Donnielle is from North Texas and enjoys her chickens, garden, and most of all her children.
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Donnielle Tyner said...

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