Read An Excerpt From Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale by Alexia Purdy
The blue fire glowed around her, crackling and popping all around. The walls seemed to be so close to her, enveloping her like a cocoon. She stood up from the ground where she had woken. Is this real? A dream? She did not know. She felt the walls around her. Nothing but hard, cool stone and the sound of her own breath echoed around her. The fire came from the other side of the room. It stood like a pillar, the size of a man. In fact, as she stared longer into the flowing flames, the image of a man surfaced on the fire. She gasped. The man’s eyes were closed and his hands laid crossed over each other on the hilt of a gleaming sword. The blade glowed with blue fire too. Its hilt was made of red dark rubies that bled a deep red fire. It glowed down his middle, red, like blood flowing from his hands down the blade of the sword.
Shade walked towards him, asking who he was. He didn’t respond to her inquiries, no matter how much she pleaded with him. She kept walking towards him slowly, her feet were bare but they did not feel cold on the stones like she thought they should. Her heart pounded in her throat as she reached towards the man. Help me, she whispered to him, her voice faint and weak. Her fingers were almost about to touch the blue flame engulfing his body. She felt afraid, not knowing if the flames would burn or scald her hand. She needed to wake him, to make him help her out of this place, this tomb. Her fingers were just a bit away now. His eyes flew open, bright white light poured out of them and his mouth as he opened it. A sound quite like loud ethereal music filled her ears to the point she had to cover them. The music seemed to scream into her. The words came now and were almost booming with the deafening music.
AWAKEN NOW AND RUN SHADE!
A dark twist on Faeries. For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen faery warrior-who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin- has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be.
The evil Unseelie Queen and her treacherous allies are around every corner . . . as Shade makes her way across the breathtaking landscapes of the world of Faerie, which exists alongside the mundane human world. Shade discovers her own uncharted magic and meets some of the most powerful warriors in Faerie while battling evil dryads, conniving Teleen guards and challenges on her life with every step in a world where nothing can be taken for granted.
About The Author:
Alexia Purdy lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City!!! She loves to spend every free moment writing, or playing with her four rambunctious kids. She’s currently working as an RN to fund her dream career of writing.
She devours books daily, especially paranormal fantasies and finds genre books and independently published books to be irresistible. She has been writing since she can remember (probably since the age of 6) and loves creating paranormal urban fantasy and poetry.
She reviews books too and highly supports all authors. She also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food (yum).
She’s currently working on launching her dark urban fantasy series starting with – Ever Shade: A Dark Faerie Tale with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, to be released in Feb. 29th 2012. Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #2) will be released Winter 2012.
Currently, she’s writing a post-apocalyptic vampire hunter series called: Reign of Blood – releasing March 31st 2012, and working on Ever Winter, the third installment of A Dark Faerie Tale series. She’s very much Living the Dream!!!
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