Blog Tour- Excerpt & Giveaway: The Skylighter (The Keepers' Chronicles #2) by Becky Wallace



HAPPY BLOG TOUR DAY FOR THE SKYLIGHTER!!
 

We owls are happy to present an excerpt from The Skylighter, Book 2 in The Keepers' Chronicles. I loved The Storyspinner and I'm so so so excited to be apart of this tour. If you haven't read the first book I suggest you start NOW because this dualogy is unique and different and you'll love it. I promise.

Now are you ready for the excerpt?

Becky: This is part of one of my favorite scenes in THE SKYLIGHTER. I call it “The Inn Scene.”

Rafi knocked lightly before pushing the door open. “Johanna?” He edged into the room, hesitantly, as if he were invading her private space. He’d purchased a new shirt, a garish, woven thing with a wide V at the neck, a large pocket across his belly, and a hood that hung to his waist. It wasn’t quite long enough, looking like something that might have shrunk in too-hot wash water.

Johanna wanted to laugh, but she couldn’t look away from the lines of muscle the shirt exposed. She’d always been attracted to Rafi, even when she refused to admit it. She spent weeks ignoring his good looks, branding him a conceited noble, and taking every opportunity to wound his pride. But now, heat crept up her cheeks when she realized that neither of them had spoken; that they both waited, frozen, staring at each other.

“That shirt is absolutely hideous,” she said, finally breaking the silence.

“Wait till you see the dress I got you.” He flung a package in her directions. “I thought it was a good disguise.”

She unrolled the bundle and fingered the purple, brown, and yellow material. “Are we blind beggars?”

“No, we’re wool merchants.”

“Who specialize in selling the ugliest fabric possible?” She held the dress up to her neck and saw that it was meant for a much a larger woman. She’d have to hack off the bottom and find a way to cinch the neckline, but it was far better than the shirt she’d rinsed out in the bathtub. “What is this pattern? Clouds with legs? Trees with too many trunks?”

“I believe they’re sheep.” Though from the look on his face, he too was struggling to decipher the picture. “Wool merchants dye their cloth in the brightest colors possible as show pieces when they travel to larger towns.”

“This one has five legs.”

“I think that’s a tail.” He reached across the small space to touch the animal in question, his hand lingering on her arm.

The contact sparked a fuse, lines of heat raced across her skin, spiraling inward, making her stomach clench.

Breathe, Johanna. No need to get ninnyheaded every time he walks into a room.

She wanted to turn away, to pretend she felt nothing, but his fingers slid past the bend of her elbow and landed at the dip of her waist.

Rafi pressed her closer. The ugly dress was crushed between them, her hands fisted against his ribs, his heart pounding against her knuckles.

There was a moment of hesitation, when he gave her the chance to back away.

She didn’t.

The Skylighter (The Keepers' Chronicles, #2)
Title: The Skylighter (The Keepers' Chronicles #2)
Author: Becky Wallace
Release Date: March 22nd 2016
Pages: 432
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobookFind It: Goodreads I Barnes & Noble
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Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) introduced in The Storyspinner.

As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom of Santarem from the land of the Keepers, legendary men and women who wield elemental magic. The barrier protects Santarem from those Keepers who might try to take power over mere humans…Keepers who are determined to stop Johanna and seize the wall’s power for themselves.

And they’re not the only ones. As the duchys of Santarem descend into war over the throne, Johanna relies more than ever on the advice of her handsome companion, Lord Rafael DeSilva. But Rafi is a duke too, and his people come first. As their friendship progresses into the beginnings of a tender relationship, Johanna must wonder: is Rafi looking out for her happiness, or does he want the throne for himself?

With war on the horizon, Johanna and Rafi dodge treacherous dukes and Keeper assassins as they race to through the countryside, determined to strengthen the wall before it’s too late…even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world.
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The Storyspinner (The Keepers' Chronicles, #1)Title: The Storyspinner (The Keeper's Chronicles #1)
Author: Becky Wallace
Release Date: March 3rd 2015
Pages: 432
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, ebook, audiobook

Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer’s life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo’s case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father’s death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don’t get along. But while Johanna’s father’s death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren’t so sure.

The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess—the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren’t the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up—girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna.

With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything..
In second grade, Becky Wallace had to sit in the corner because she refused to write anything except princess stories and fairy tales (and because she talked too much).

Her time in isolation gave her plenty of opportunities to dream up the fantasy worlds she’s been dabbling with ever since. She was lucky enough to find her own real-life Prince Charming. They have four munchkins and live in happy little town near Houston, Texas.
5 winners will receive autographed SETS of STORYSPINNER and SKYLIGHTER with swag, US Only.

10 will receive swag sets, US Only.


And on't forget to follow the rest of the tour stops!

Week One:
3/14/2016
Once Upon A Twilight- Interview
3/15/2016 Jessabella Reads- Review
3/16/2016 Owl Always Be Reading- Excerpt
3/17/2016 Take Me Away To A Great Read- Review
3/18/2016 a GREAT read- Interview

Week Two:
3/21/2016
Mundie Moms- Review
3/22/2016
Supernatural Snark- Guest Post
3/23/2016
Wishful Endings- Review
3/24/2016
Two Chicks on Books- Interview
3/25/2016
Seeing Double In Neverland- Review

4 comments :

  1. I would love to read these books.Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. As the last of the royal line, right there I am intrigued. Magical breach, ,apical abilities, and duke, so much to read, so much to know. Sounds like a winner here, good luck oh by the way I really like the bookcover, goes great with the story.

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  4. I really enjoyed the first installment and can't wait to get my hands on Skylighter. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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