Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Girl With Three Eyes by Priya Ardis @PriyaArdis @XpressoTours

Girl With Three Eyes
Priya Ardis
Publication date: September 22nd 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

She would hate her third eye less if it actually gave her special powers. When her secret is threatened, she may be the only one who can save the kingdom.

Sixteen-year-old Kira puts on a show about having empathic abilities, but she miraculously wakes a highborn boy from a coma after a near-fatal accident on mountainous slopes. When his father threatens to expose her “magic” to the queen unless she attends the kingdom’s most elite academy as a bodyguard.

Soon, she’s immersed in a strange new life—one of being a simple student trying out for the school’s skyboarding team. Her fake life becomes the life she’s always wanted, but Kira cannot escape who she truly is. And as a sinister foe lurks closer than she suspects…

Will she risk her freedom to develop the vision to unmask a killer before the crown falls?

Girl with Three Eyes is a young adult fantasy series. If you like strong female protagonists, futuristic fairy tales, and epic tournaments, then you’ll love Priya Ardis’s heart-racing adventure.

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Interview with Priya Ardis

    For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book, where should they start?
    Do you like fairy tales? I do. What about one based on Hindu lore? If you enjoy Bollywood, there are great movies about historical India. One of my favorites is 1942, a Love Story.
    How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?
    Girl With Three Eyes originated with a fateful day on snow-covered slopes. My first time snowboarding may have left me bruised all over but it also started me off on watching the X-Games. When I saw the romantic comedy, Chalet Girl, I decided to put sports and romance together with a hint of my own flair—mystery.
    What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?  
    Girl With Three Eyes introduces you to the world of the futuristic kingdom called the Raj. Political intrigue and mystery are afoot at a school for the elite of the kingdom, including the crown prince of Kingdom Rajekstan.

    I wanted to write a fun fantasy which explored school and society from my own experiences in India. I hope you will enjoy the mix.
    Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
    You’ll find the same blend of humor, history, and fantasy in this new series as the My Boyfriend Merlin series. Expect an emotional yet fun journey in Girl With Three Eyes!

    While this is the first in the series, it introduces you to the world. Look for a deeper dive into history in the second book.
    What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
    I loved creating the kingdom, it’s history, culture, and beliefs. Understanding and creating the rules for skyboard jousting was fun too.
    Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?
    Next, I am finishing up the final book in my Gods of Merlin series. The second book of Girl With Three Eyes.
    How long have you been writing?
    I’ve been pursuing publication for over twenty years.
    Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Girl With Three Eyes?
    The main characters are a group of friends at Raj Royal School, an elite academy in the capital city of Kingdom Rajekstan.

    Kira Shine – The girl with three eye who saved a boy on the mountain slopes finds herself drawn into a web of politics and danger.

    Trace Lyon – The boy who was saved. A nobleman’s son, Trace Lyon, wants to prove himself as the best jouster in the kingdom.

    Sarita Soren – The daughter of a general in the Queen’s Guard. She knows the school and its players but doesn’t quite fit in.

    Ajay, Crown Prince of Rajekstan – With a killer roaming the school halls, who is the real target?

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Author Bio:

Priya Ardis writes Blood&Treasure fantasy romances which include coming of age, bad boys, globe-trotting, and a spoonful of sassy banter.

She loves books of all kinds–but especially the ones that ensnare you and let your chai go cold. Her novels come from a childhood of playing too much She-Ra and watching too much Spock. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides during a hot summer vacation. Her favorite Arthurian is the Lady of Shalott by Lord Tennyson.

What does she like to read? Books with fantasy and magic with a cool heroine that’s really just the girl/boy next door. Books with all the feels. And, hello, Mr. Darcy anyone?