Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Lost Immortals, Day 6: Chela and Faris

Our Indie Author of the Month is KaSonndra Leigh. In conjunction with her Sizzling PR Blog Tours for three of her novels, we are featuring the author and her books every Monday in November. This first week's focus is on When Copper Suns Fall, Book One of The Lost Immortals YA series. This is the last special feature for The Lost Immortals Week. Beginning next Monday, the KaSonndra Book of the Week will be Hacienda Moon.
When Copper Suns Fall (The Lost Immortals, Book #1) by KaSonndra Leigh
YA fantasy*Paperback & e-book, 370 pages*Published September 11th 2012 by TriGate Press (first published December 6th 2011)
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

It has been fifty-five years since the angels of the Apocalyptic War attempted to wipe out humanity. Now a new nation has been built where alchemy is forbidden, and angels fear for their lives as they hide among the mortals. 

The city’s leaders share one view on the ancestors of angels: shoot first, no questions. 

When her twin brother falls into a strange coma, sixteen-year-old Chela Prizeon vows to discover her role among these exiles, the royal angels known as the Lost Immortals. 

Chela’s only hope lies with the mysterious, but infuriating leader of a rebel group. But can she trust this boy, someone who can control her dreams and her heart. 

Escape into a world filled with celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and forbidden romance. 

Readers can take a visual tour of the world inside the Lost Immortals here

Excerpt: Chela & Faris discover the ocean

Faris and I passed through yet another opening in the trees. I caught the salt water scent before I saw it. And when we emerged from inside the forest, I stepped on sand as white as snow; I almost let the tears fall. It was so beautiful.
 Dropping to my knees on shores clear of grime, I stared at an ocean as blue as a gem fanning out across the shore.
Guilt tried to steal my joy. It threatened to choke me with sadness in such a joyful moment. I wanted Micah to share this discovery with me. He had always believed there was another world behind Cornice’s monster gates. A place where we would finally get to see the ocean lined with white shores and filled with clear blue water stretching across an endless void.
He was right.
Today, my brother’s dream came true.
“Is this what I think it is?” I asked Faris, hugging my shoulders as the waves sloshed toward me.
“If you’re thinking it’s an ocean, then yes. Take my hand.” Faris removed his shoes and held out a hand for me to follow him into the water. Correction. He wanted to lead me into the ocean, something I had never seen outside of pictures.
“Okay. Now I’m scared,” I whispered.
“It’s easy.” He eased over to where I stood in the sand. My lips trembled, and my eyes were wide from the shock of what they were seeing. Faris helped me remove my shoes as if I were a child. I took his hand. “Put one foot in at a time. The rest comes easy,” he assured me. So I did, and gasped when the water’s iciness washed over my skin. I was told the oceans were all black seas now. They said places like this don’t exist anymore.
“It’s all lies, Chela,” Faris said as if he just heard my thoughts. “What better way for the Tribunal to maintain control than through fear of what you can’t see?”
I gasped. “You read my mind, didn’t you?”
He lowered his head like a boy caught eating dessert before dinner. “How do you do it? Tell me. I want to know.”
I want to know everything about you, Faris Toulan.
“Later. I’ll explain another time. For now, let’s focus on the issue at hand.”  He turned, walked into the water, and held out his hand. “Come in here with me. Please.”
I followed him all the way into the water. Watching him smile eased the anguish I felt about doing this without my brother.
He heard my thoughts the same way he did at the evaluation.
How was he able to do it so easily?
What else did he find out about me after he took my memory?
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  1. I love the idea of them having their own struggles and feeling human feelings

    Jolene A

  2. The innocence and the tarnished ones :)

  3. That maybe Angels have a world of their own, and they're not all perfect.

  4. must stay on the side of right (or lose the wings) - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com