Thursday, May 2, 2013

Click here for my "The Writer's Voice" entry

And now to today's main event...

Welcome to a CYOA blog hop to celebrate the release of Eliza Tilton's YA Fantasy, Broken Forest!


If you’ve landed here during your adventure, skip to "Your story continues" below. At the bottom are two Rafflecopter giveaways.
If you’re wondering what’s going on, go here to start your own adventure!
And may The Creator bless you on your journey.

Your story continues:
Lena is right. You decide to head north. You can play after you find the flower.

Howls sound behind you, this time closer. The winter wolves hunt in packs, large white nightmares that can rip a bear in two.

“They shouldn’t be this close to us,” you say. It’s then you notice the red line across Lena’s arm.


“Lena, your arm!” You rip off a piece of your tunic and tie it around her arm.

“It must have happened when I fell.”

The wolves can smell blood from a great distance, and once they are locked onto the scent, there’s no escaping them.

You pull out your sword and prepare for an attack. There’s no running, and the tree branches are too high to climb. Lena stands beside you, bow ready.

A pair of sickly yellow eyes peer at you from the dark.

“Prepare yourself,” you say.

She nods, and notches an arrow.

Two wolves spring at you. Lena shoots hers down and you struggle against yours as the blade hacks against its furry skin.

Three more wolves appear.

“Ahh!” You swing your sword in an arc, killing the nearest wolf, then swivel your foot to face the one on your right.

Roole is already there, slamming his gargantuan mace at the wolf. He’s the largest and strongest of your companions, and he is a welcome sight.

“Thank The Creator,” Lena says, a little breathless.

“I saw you two pass the stream.” Roole wipes his mace on the grass, cleaning off the wolf’s blood.

With no more wolves, you can safely search the area. The stream connects to a small pool that funnels under the rock and along the edge of the pool, are bunches of black flowers.

Lena grasps your arm, pointing. “Look!”

While you don’t want to share the discovery, it’s the right thing to do for the village, and Roole did help save you from a pack of wolves. Now you can bring home the healing nectar to your family.

But there is that Jenzi business.

You take Lena in your arms, kissing her. Her hands wrap around your neck, and with your free hand, you snatch your pouch. Before she can realize her mistake, you’ve tagged her.

Roole looks up from the flower he’s collecting to see you splashing red across his tunic and he doesn’t look happy.


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Book goodreads blurb:

Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.

And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.

Author BIO:
Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.