Welcome to Reader Girls on this lovely Saturday in fall. We are one of today's stops on the Iridescent Blog Tour presented by AToMR Tours. We are spotlighting the book and have an excerpt to share. Enjoy!
Iridescent (Ember #2) by Carol Oates
YA paranormal*Paperback*Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Omnific Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.
Falling for a Nephilim wasn’t part of Sebastian’s plan. Distraction is something he can’t afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has.
Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.
If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?
Without warning, Sebastian scooped her up into his arms. The air left her lungs in a great gasp of noise. Sometimes, his movements were a little disconcerting, faster than seemed possible, but no more impossible than the existence of angels and demons. She dragged a mental curtain across that particular thought for the moment. Right now, she didn’t want to be a solitary Nephilim with a soul. She didn’t want to think of the Nuhra or the Tenebras. She didn’t want to look at Sebastian as a light bringer—Lucifer. No, what she wanted was for Sebastian to make her forget it all. Her insides churned delightfully, melting away her anxiety. Only now matters, she told herself. If this is all we have, we have to make it matter. The idea of his hands on her bare skin erased everything else. Candra believed Sebastian could make her forget her own name if he chose to.
About the author:
Carol Oates has never been one to remain still for long. After her mother’s mad dash to the hospital through the empty city streets of Dublin, Ireland, Carol made her debut into the world in the early hours of Christmas morning. Since then her pace has not slowed down in the least.
Carol was introduced to the world of supernatural books when, as a child, her family moved to a coastal suburb of north Dublin known as Clontarf; famous as the birthplace of Bram Stoker, the prolific author responsible for breathing life into the legendary story of “Dracula.” This stirred in Carol an early passion for reading about all things supernatural. When that passion was combined with a deep interest in the history and folklore of Ireland, as well as an active and vivid imagination, Carol Oates, the author, was born. Carol’s love of writing about anything not entirely “human" emerged.