May 9, 2018

Power of Five Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway

Author: Alex Lidell 
Pub. Date: May 4, 2018 
Publisher: Danger Bearing Press 
Formats: Paperback, eBook 
Pages: 312

Find it:Goodreads, Amazon



Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist.  

Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.  

River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female.  

Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone... especially for Lera herself.  

Power of Five is a full-length reverse-harem fantasy novel.  
The icy cold cuts my skin, making even my freckles shiver, but I tighten my hold on the hay-filled wheelbarrow and curtsy. “My lord.”

Around forty, Zake is large, healthy, and muscular, with a thick head of wiry brown hair. He’s amassed a series of scars to go along with his sharp temper, including a long slash across his face that gives him a perpetually displeased expression. Frowning at my wheelbarrow, Zake lifts a heavy saddle with one hand and carries it into a stall. “You should have finished with that half an hour ago, Leralynn,” he calls. “Once I return with this damn wolf’s pelt, you and I shall discuss the meaning of punctuality.”

Bile rises in my throat. “Don’t. Please, Master Zake.”

Zake sticks his head out of the stall, his gaze raking my body and making his scar stretch. 

“Don’t whip you for laziness?” he inquires with more interest than the question warrants.

I hug my arms over my chest. “Don’t hunt the wolf. It . . . it might be a female.” It isn’t. But I don’t know how I know this, or what else to say. All I know, deep inside me, is that hurting that wolf would be very, very bad. “Maybe she has cubs. Little ones who nurse from her and need her and—”

“Shade is most definitely not nursing cubs.” The unfamiliar voice, rich and musical, comes from the open stable door. Where there was only wind moments ago, now I see a tall man with deeply carved muscles, red hair, and amused emerald-green eyes. Dressed in supple brown leather armor that bares his long, corded arms, he moves with a feline grace that should be impossible to achieve. His mouth, which seems to be caught in a permanent smile, flashes white teeth with just a hint of point on the canines.

I’ve never seen something so beautiful.

He cocks his head at me and my breath catches.

Ears. Delicately pointed ears, one of which is crowned with an intricately worked silver earring. The man isn’t a man at all, but an immortal fae male from beyond the Mystwood forest.

Zake seems to realize the same thing just as I do, and he gasps, eyes wide. Stepping in front of me, my master bows low to the visitor. “Welcome, High One.” Zake’s voice shakes a bit. 

“I’ve been awaiting you.”

The man—the male—snorts, his eyes skipping over Zake to focus on mine. The nagging feeling inside my core pulses in recognition, but my mind remains blank. I have no idea who this male is, though my body seems to know him. I take a step back, my hand closing around a pitchfork.

The male’s eyes glitter with amusement. “A pleasure to meet you as well, Lera,” he drawls, his voice pulsing with a cockiness that I’ve a sudden desire to knock out of him. I know I should probably be terrified of the male, but instead I’m thinking that, if not for his ears and ethereal beauty, I’d imagine him just a few years older than I am, with his maturity perhaps lagging behind his body’s dominating strength. Gaze firmly on my pitchfork, the male steps neatly around Zake and bows. “I’m Tye. And if it’s an option, lass, I would prefer not to be skewered.”
Alex Lidell is the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards finalist author of THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). She is an avid horseback rider, a (bad) hockey player, and an ice-cream addict. Born in Russia, Alex learned English in elementary school, where a thoughtful librarian placed a copy of Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA in Alex’s hands. In addition to becoming the first English book Alex read for fun, ALANNA started Alex’s life long love for YA fantasy books. Alex is represented by Leigh Feldman of Leigh Feldman Literary. She lives in Washington, DC.  Join Alex's newsletter for news, bonus content and sneak peeks: 

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Tour Schedule: 
Week One: 
5/7/2018- Bri's Book Nook- Review 
5/7/2018- RH WhyChoose- Review 
5/8/2018- Love in a time of Feminism- Review 
5/8/2018- BookHounds- Excerpt 
5/9/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews- Review 
5/9/2018- A Dream Within A Dream- Excerpt 
5/10/2018- Pervy Ladies Books- Review 
5/10/2018- Book Briefs- Review 
5/11/2018- What's Beyond Forks?- Review 
5/11/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Excerpt 

Week Two: 
5/14/2018- Le Petit Photograph- Review 
5/14/2018- Under the bookmark- Review 
5/15/2018- Smada's Book Smack- Review 
5/15/2018- Book-o-Craze- Review 
5/16/2018- Paperback Princess- Review 
5/16/2018- Hauntedbybooks13- Review 
5/17/2018- Reese's Reviews- Review 
5/17/2018- BroadwayWorld- Excerpt 
5/18/2018- The pages in-between- Excerpt 
5/18/2018- Writer of Wrongs- Excerpt 

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