Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Arise (The Syrenka Series #3) by Amber Garr (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Today is our stop on the Syrenka series for book 3, Arise by Amber Garr. You can check out the other tour stops HERE

With power comes the responsibility to accept its consequences.

After the betrayal of those closest to her, Eviana Dumahl struggles to cope with her new reality. Kidnapped, broken, and confused, she is forced to engage in a war that will alter merfolk politics forever. With her estranged father leading the charge, Eviana has no choice but to stand by his side. Her continued existence hinges on the acceptance of the power growing inside her, even when that means embracing the family’s dark lineage.

Kain Matthew will sacrifice the world for Eviana. And he is not alone. As time runs out, her friends fight to save her life and theirs. An unlikely alliance gives them the edge they need to take a stand, although it keeps Eviana’s heart trapped in the past. A new discovery explains some of her previous mistakes, but it may not be enough to stop her father’s plans. Merfolk, selkies, and water sprites work together to save their kind, only in this final battle, not everyone will survive.

In the striking series conclusion, Eviana will learn the true meaning of power, sacrifice, and love.

Yet when I woke early the next morning and found Lucian and Graham drinking coffee in the kitchen, he acted like our exchange never happened.
“Morning, luv.  Coffee?”  He pushed a large mug into my hands and bent forward to kiss my cheek.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t pull away fast enough.
“Did you two have a fun evening?”  Lucian asked.  The question was creepy for so many reasons.  First of all, a father should be more protective of his daughter’s virtue.  And second, why would I ever discuss my personal sex life with him?  And why would he want to know about it?  I shivered in disgust but Graham was the one to answer.
“Eviana told me she wants our wedding night to be special, so I decided to honor that.”  He sipped his coffee and wiggled his eyebrows at me.  I almost tossed the scalding liquid at his face.  In fact, I don’t really know why I restrained myself, except that it meant I had one more night alone.
“That is an honorable notion,” Lucian said, and the two men clinked their mugs together in a toast.  It was nauseating.
“Where are we going?” I asked.
“To see Amathia,” Lucian said as though I should know who that was. 
Graham’s face lit up.  “You will love her.”  I looked at him in confusion.  “She’s going to help you find your way.”
“Stop speaking in riddles.”  Turning to Lucian, I added, “Who is she?”
“She is a nereid.”
“A what?” I asked. 
Lucian sighed.  He dumped his coffee into the sink and rinsed his mug before answering me.  “I could just kill your mother.”
“You did!” I spat.
“Oh right.  Yes, I did.”  My gut squeezed with sadness.  How could he be so nonchalant about breaking her neck?  “She really didn’t teach you very well.”
“She’s a sea nymph,” Graham said.  For a moment I thought he was referring to my mother.  Trying to get my heartbreak under control, I focused on his annoyingly handsome face.
“Like a naiad?” I asked.
“Yes, only nereid’s live in saltwater.”  Graham looked at me with an intensity I didn’t like.  “You know about naiad’s?”
“I’ve met one.”
“Where?” Lucian asked.  He seemed to be genuinely surprised.
“In Tennessee.”  With Brendan.  He’d surprised me with a late night swim in a mountain lake that his dad had spoken about.  We discovered the naiad, or really she discovered us, and it was the first time I learned that water nymphs weren’t extinct as we had been taught.  I felt my throat tighten up at the memories of that night in the lodge.  It was the first time Brendan and I slept together.  It was my eighteenth birthday and I thought we were going to spend the rest of our lives together away from all of the drama that came along with being who we were.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.

About the author
Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie. 

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  1. Thanks so much for being a part of this tour>:D

  2. Thank you for the post and for being a part of my tour! :)


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