Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: The Wandering Land by Jamie Killen @jamieskillen @GoddessFish



The Wandering Land
by Jamie Killen
GENRE: Dark Fantasy


BLURB:

On a summer night in a sunbaked desert city, the wandering land appears. A fairytale village nestled in dense forest, it is a place of ruined castles, abandoned treasures, and strange creatures living in the shadows. Brought together by this impossible place are five visitors: failed painter Eli; art professor Amal; young lovers Darcy and Wes; and mysterious, haunted Coyote. Together they explore their own secret village, an entire world hidden in plain sight.

But there is darkness beneath the magic, a force pulling the visitors deeper and deeper into the place’s mysteries. As the boundaries between the secret land and the outside world begin to collapse, each of the visitors is confronted with visions of an otherworldly child, a child whose existence holds the key to understanding everything about the place that has drawn them together.

Who is this child? Why did she choose them? And will she ever let them go?





Excerpt:

Carmine. Eli whispered the word and it appeared. He thought he might have had a brush when he first got here, but he put it aside and now paint just appeared on his fingers. Carmine, made from crushed beetle shells, and he wondered how many insects had died for beauty since the first human smeared her first picture on a cave wall. He dabbed the red into the tangle of black briars covering the canvas, rubbed glowing smudges like embers along the ground. It had been so perfect since he came here, every color and every line just as he wanted it.

“Eat,” Medbh whispered. Something moved on the edge of his vision, and he thought she might be in the room with him. But he felt no need to turn his head, just kept staring at the canvas in its soft northern light. He nodded and complied, licking a smear of carmine from his index finger. Warmth flooded through him, and Medbh caressed his cheek, and he smiled.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jamie Killen’s short stories have appeared in numerous speculative fiction magazines and anthologies. She is also the writer and producer of the acclaimed audio drama SPINES. She is currently developing a new supernatural audio drama called The Six Disappearances of Ella McCray.



Purchase Link:


Giveaway:

$10 Amazon/BN GC




7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

I enjoy these tours and have found some awesome books for my sisters and daughters so thank you so very much. Thanks also for the great giveaway and the opportunity to win.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting today's stop!

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing :)

Bernie Wallace said...

What kind of books do you like to read? Congratulations on your release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Unknown said...

Hi Bernie! I love horror, sci-fi, and fantasy, but I especially enjoy works that blur the literary/genre line, eg David Mitchell.

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