Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Sacrificed by Jordan Link (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to YA author, Jordan Link!

Thanks for having me on the blog! Today, I’d like to talk about something that we all love to read: romance! In The Sacrificed, a romance blooms between Emerald and Dusk, two people who might as well by separated by the Mediterranean Sea. Dusk is a winged, an inhabitant of the upper level, a boy whose attitude toward the walkers is much different than that of his peers. Emerald is a walker, his polar opposite. She has never been rebellious, has never considered that their boundaries could be torn down. And then she meets the winged boy named Dusk.

Days pass, and Emerald lets her guard down. She begins to consider a new perspective, one that many of her classmates already exhibit. They will do anything to spite the winged, from skipping school to outright theft. And though Emerald, as a half-winged, isn’t exactly one of them, she finds their ways quite appealing. That is, until the winged council strikes back.

And, for a closer look into The Sacrificed, here is a brief excerpt that I found fitting for the blog:

Owens broke open one of the barrels, and raised the object high above his head. “Here’s to each and every one of us — drinks thieved from behind a winged’s very back!”
The walker kids began to chant. “To us! To us!” they repeated, and as they didWrath dumped the contents of the barrel onto the ground, into the hands of the fervent walkers.
Owens grinned amidst the excitement, captured two sleek bottles from the pile, and made his way back to a hesitant Emerald. He handed one of the flasks to her.
“Why do you do it?” she asked, raising her voice so it could still be heard over the cacophony.
Owens moved closer to her as he leaned up against the wall and popped open his drink with the side of his hand. “No. The real question is: why don’t you?” He reached over and pulled the cap off Emerald’s drink, so she could not attempt to reseal the bottle. “Loosen up, Emerald. We’re prisoners in this city. Why can’t we make the most it?” He tilted his own bottle and took a long swig, the smile never leaving his face, even for a second.

The Sacrificed by Jordan Link
YA Fantasy
Release: May 6, 2013
Length: 56, 000 words
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Emerald Hayden lives in the City of Centsia, a half-winged among the other walkers. She has no family, friends, or food: only a grim future filled with tiresome labor in the upper level’s factories.
But everything changes when she meets Dusk, a winged from the place that she previously scorned. He opens her eyes to a new possibility: the possibility of the unity of winged and walkers, of freedom, and of love.
Together, they decide to challenge the upper level’s supreme, winged council. But when a friend betrays them, they must choose whether to sacrifice their beliefs and save their own lives, or to remain along the thin line that divides the city in two. Success could mean liberty; failure, death.
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About the Author:
Jordan Link is currently contracted with Entranced Publishing for her novel "The Sacrificed", which will be released on May 6, 2013. She won first place in Jack L. Chalker's Young Writers Contest of 2012 for her short story “The Bubble”, and attended Balticon 46 last year. She earned an honorable mention on December 3rd for the Young Voices Foundation Short Story Contest and will be published in their anthology "Oh, the Stories They Tell!" which will be available on Amazon. Her early love of reading inspired an equivalent passion towards writing, and she plans to continue doing so.
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  1. It looks like an amazing story and I would lo9ve to experience it.
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  2. sounds awesome! Thanks for the great post and giveaway!



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