31 Jan 2014

WW4BB Presents: A Spotlight and Review on From the Embers - Born in Flames Trilogy by Candace Knoebel

Posted by Amanda Masters on 1:25:00 am




Synopsis


I am the Progeny. The one deemed to carry this weight. The weight of knowing too much. Of knowing there is a darkness in me. Of knowing that even The Fates can screw things up. 

Aurora Megalos knew becoming the Progeny meant great sacrifice, but what she wasn’t prepared for was sacrificing herself. Since the day of her birth, she has been set on a path she couldn’t control; a path conceived by The Fates. And after discovering she is mortally connected to her Arch Enemy Zordon-a son of a Fate, Aurora is now left with a path that seems hopeless.

Until she discovers a revelation in the prophecy. 

With war on the horizon, she must now find a way to defeat the one who threatens to take everything and everyone she has ever loved from her, without destroying herself. The barrier between both realms is broken, The Fates have been overrun by Zordon, and his darkness now spreads throughout the lands. The odds are stacked against her. Will Aurora and Fenn find a way to undo the work of The Fates in time to save the realms from complete destruction?

Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16034400-from-the-embers

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00I3T3XM2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/from-the-embers-candace-knoebel/1118357708?ean=2940148188315

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candaceknoebel

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/candaceknoebel

My Review


From the Embers by Candace Knoebel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing book and incredible series! Candace is a wonderful writer and I can't get enough of her books! This series has so much strength, heart and courage that it makes you want to read it again and again. Your imagination soars when it comes to this book, where everything is real and and they are all coming to get you. I couldn't put it down from the very first word and I am sure you won't be able to either!

Aurora Megalos is the Progeny. She was to stop Zordon from fulfilling the prophecy but things didn't go quite according to plan. Since the day of her birth, she has been set on a path she couldn’t control, a path conceived by The Fates. Aurora was left with a path that seems hopeless.

That is until they discovered the missing part of the prophecy.

Now Aurora is back, its a year later and everything has changed. Zordon has taken over and they don't have many allies left, not only that but Zordon's darkness in leaking into the human realm. In order to save both worlds Aurora must step up and except the destiny she was dealt. The odds are stacked against her. Will Aurora and Fenn find a way to undo the work of The Fates in time to save the realms from complete destruction?

this was such a great story! lexi was one of my favourite characters from the previous books so to see her in this one again was fun. Zane was also one of my favs his turn from the evil to the good was the best!

if you haven't read this series you should go out and get your copies today! TBR right now!

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Excerpt

Prologue
“This just in,” a woman’s steely voice said. She paused, her eyes skimming over the monitor, taking in the words that were displayed on the screen before she had to deliver them to the thousands that tuned in.
Her eyes came to a hasty halt and she stiffened in her seat. She looked off to the left, stealing a breath. “I can’t believe it,” she mumbled to herself, her lips quivering. Her heart threatened to leap out of her chest.
She looked back up at the camera with a strained smile, her face paling as she tried her best to resume her composure. But the sound of the paper rattling in her hands was a dead giveaway.
Something was wrong.
She stared at the light in front of her that read “on air” and swallowed, regretting for the first time the duty that came with being a news anchor. Another weak smile pressed on her lips, her mind running blank.
Someone from behind the camera ushered her on with a small hand wave. She was fully aware of all the curious stares in the studio. Something she had never paid any mind to before.
Her co-anchor cleared his throat.
She shook her head, pulling herself together. “I don’t quite know how to put this.” Her voice was almost inaudible. “It seems there has been a phenomenon. One that cannot be explained.” She stopped, knowing that so many lives out there were unaware of what was to come next. Knowing she was about to forever change those lives with the next words she would speak.
“We have been advised by the Department of Homeland Security to evacuate immediately to your nearest advised shelter. Our world is under attack.”
The camera zoomed into her face for the deliverance of that last sentence that hung at the bottom of the screen like a noose. The room quieted. She paused once again, regretting the next words that were to leave her mouth, but knowing it was of great importance. The world depended on it.
“Our world is no longer ours as we know it.”
The screen went fuzzy, and the earth began to rumble.



Book 1 in the Born in Flames trilogy

Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon. 

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out. 

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

Links for purchase (available in ebook and paperback):

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Born-in-Flames-ebook/dp/B0096PPK4Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369596490&sr=8-1&keywords=born+in+flames

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/born-in-flames-candace-knoebel/1112772359?ean=2940015130775

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Born-in-Flames/book-8rqT-g-ZEUCVw2k0M1tWxA/page1.html?s=-qSw2I0E5USk67ei-7bwHQ&r=1

48fourteen: http://www.48fourteen.com


Book 2 in the Born in Flames trilogy

The Stone of Immortality has always been kept under the watch of the Draconta. That is, until the betrayal of a Fate. Now everything is about to change. 

Aurora Megalos accepted her destiny without blinking-even if it meant succumbing to her dragon side. Deemed the Progeny, she left the ordinary life she knew and has done everything in her power to learn the ways of her new realm and what it means to be part dragon. But when her mentor, Astral, suddenly disappears, she is forced to take the reins. 

With war on the brink, she sets out on an epic journey to not only find her mentor, but to stop her Arch Enemy, Zordon, from obtaining the Stone of Immortality. But what she discovers about him along the way is far worse than she could’ve ever imagined. She will be tested and pushed to the limit. Lives will be lost, love will be questioned, and a battle will begin.


Links for purchase:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Flames-Born-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00DFTQJA8/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372300167&sr=1-6&keywords=48fourteen

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/embracing-the-flames-candace-knoebel/1115688168?ean=2940016566207

KOBO: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/embracing-the-flames

48fourteen: http://www.48fourteen.com


Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1)

Coming spring 2014

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18478915-everlasting


About the Author

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-a young adult fantasy trilogy. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013.

Candace Knoebel dreamed of being a dancer ever since she could remember. With a love of all things art, she saw herself moving to New York and pursuing her passion as an artist. But all that changed on October 10th, 2002 when she met the love of her life. Her dreams diverged and after marrying her high school sweetheart and having two beautiful children, she realized she missed her creative side. Through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, she built a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. Since then, she crawled out of Purgatory and has devoted her time to writing and sometimes heelying.

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