Monday, 28 April 2014

Exiled by M R Merrick Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway!

Ok guys. Ive already featured these books on my Friday Favourite post but they are so good that I wanted to spotlight the series again!! Im talking about The Protector Series by M R Merrick!! Each day this week Im going to feature one of the books and Im also doing a giveaway for a paperback copy of one book in the series and the complete series in eBook format. I really think these books need more recognition so I'm hoping all of you will take the time to check them out. Ill also do spot giveaways from the comments to win any eBook in the series!!


12688952Exiled by M R Merrick  

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Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped. 

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna — a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret. 

In their attempt to stop them, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.


Exiled is FREE!!! Please consider downloading it, what have you got to lose!! Its an awesome series and each book gets better and better. 

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Excerpt : 


Chapter 1
I dodged the razor sharp claws coming towards me and turned to face the demon. I’d hurt him enough to force him to shift, but now I had to fight a bear, literally.
He stood on his hind legs with his back to me and I took the opportunity presented, unsure if I’d get another. I leapt onto his back and stuck one silver dagger into each shoulder. He roared in pain and anger as the blades pierced his furry flesh, and reacted with a flurry of quick movements that threw me from his back. I fought to keep hold of one dagger as I hit the pavement, while the other remained stuck in his shoulder.
The pitted asphalt burned and tore at my skin as I slid across it. The ground rumbled as the black bear stormed towards me. I jumped to my feet, but not in time to get out of the way. Its head collided with my stomach at full speed and smashed me into the crumbling brick building behind me.
Black dots filled my vision as the wall broke at my impact, showering me with loose bricks and pieces of mortar. I shook my head to clear my vision and wrapped my scarred fingers around the blade jutting from his shoulder. As I twisted my wrist, there came a bone-chilling screech from his toothy snout. Roaring in agony, the demon stood and hauled my body from the ground, leaving me flailing over his head as I struggled to hold on to the dagger.
I wrapped my legs around its neck while it shook from side to side with an unnatural speed, trying to dislodge me. The world blurred around me, but from behind his head, I forced the blade to his throat and pulled. The demon grunted as the blade split skin. Hot blood pumped over my hand but I didn’t hesitate. The violent movements slowed and a deep gurgling sound escaped from the bear’s throat. The smell of burning meat started to fill the air, and I pulled until I hit the spine. I’d sliced through the flesh; next came the hard part.
I planted both feet against the bear’s back and pushed hard to help pull the blade through its spine. The bone gave under the pressure and I tumbled to the pavement as the dagger went all the way through. The creature stumbled forward, the grotesque head rolling off the shoulders. Its body started falling, and soon both it and the head were engulfed in flames and burned to ash.
I stayed on the ground as the air my lungs craved rushed into them in waves. This had been the third attempt on my life in two weeks, and I couldn’t count how many there had been in the last three years. No matter how many times I survived, there was always another danger around the corner, and I still wasn’t used to being the victim. I was Chase Williams, a demon hunter. I wasn’t supposed to be the one looking over my shoulder; I was supposed to be stalking the prey.
I winced in pain as I lifted myself from the pavement, and brushed ash off my clothes and skin. I had to find a new way home; the demons had gotten all too familiar with this one.
The usual disappointment filled me as I approached my apartment. Broken windows and trash-littered patios were a sad sight to come home to. The broken hand rail shook and the stairs squeaked with each step. Fresh graffiti decorated the landing and I had to use my finger to open the door, which lacked a knob. All that aside, I was relieved to have made it home in one piece. Even if it required standing in the discolored, low pressure water from my shower for an hour, this blood would wash off, and I’d live to see another day.
I stood in the shower until the water turned cold before I gave in to my body’s demand for rest and went to my bedroom. I took in the mattress on the floor, the scratched and faded dresser, and the wobbly lamp with a sigh. It wasn’t much, but it was mine.
I fell onto the bed and relief washed over me. My body was consumed by pain that for anyone else would be even worse the next day, but not for me. I knew the scratches would fade, the scabs would heal, and the throbbing ache of having been thrown into a brick wall would be gone. By tomorrow I’d be good as new: one of the few perks to being a hunter.
I stared up at the cracked ceiling as muffled angry voices leaked through the wall. The sound of breaking glass and swearing followed as the neighbors started their nightly routine, which had become my lullaby. Their screaming pushed my body towards sleep, and as sleep approached the screaming faded. Darkness tugged at my eyes and I couldn’t fight it. I gave into my body’s urge for rest and fell into the dreamscape.




  About the author : 

M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer and author of  The Protector Series, a Young Adult mash-up between Urban and Epic Fantasy. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he’s usually found at the computer between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.


Favorites
Cereal: Fruity Pebbles & Captain Crunch
Meal: Cereal – It’s good ALL the time, but steak is good too, oh, and pasta!
Chip: Salt ‘n Vinegar
Sport To Play: Basketball & Baseball
Color: Blue, like my eyes…
Carnival Ride: Roller coaster
Flavor: Cotton Candy 
Movies: Just a few: Troy, Interview with a Vampire, The Town, Gladiator, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Cinderella Man, Definitely Maybe, Fool Proof, Donnie Brasco, and the list could go on and on.
Music: Eminem, Paramore, The Kings of Leon, Macklemore, Classified, Hedley, We The Kings, Musicals (Especially Rent and Joseph), Brad Paisley, Sublime, Rise Against, and Rancid to name a few.  I’m an eclectic when it comes to music, as long as I can understand what they’re saying, I’m probably going to enjoy it.
T.V.: A few I love and a few that are no longer with us: Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Buried Life, The Newsroom, Game of Thrones, Vampire Diaries, Rome, Big Bang Theory.
Stop by M R Merricks website, Facebook and Twitter and say hi!! Enter the giveaway and come back tomorrow for a look at book 2.

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Also if you have or already have downloaded Exiled put the order # in the comments and Ill pick a winner for an eCopy of book 2 from those who comment. 

4 comments:

  1. i was often recommended this series and i got a book in print but not the first one so i'm trying to obtain it to start the series ( i have the digital copy but i don't manage to read on a screen so it was only to help the author number)

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    1. Its a great series!! Best of luck in the giveaway then, Im offering a PB of any in the series :)

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  2. Sounds great! I've heard of this series but never managed to read them.

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