Monday, 17 November 2014

Krymzyn by BC Powell Blog Tour and Giveaway!



Krymzyn by BC Powell Publication date: October 4th 2014 Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Science Fiction


Synopsis:

Chase was twelve the first time he arrived in a strange land where dark, ominous clouds never move, ancient trees violently spring to life during Darkness, and people seem to live without emotion. Doctors tell him they’re hallucinations, but he knows his visits are real. She’s there-Sash-and she’s more real than anyone he’s ever known.

His visits stop but, as years pass, the memories haunt Chase. Without warning, the young man suddenly finds himself again in a world called Krymzyn. Arriving during Darkness, he’s rescued from death by the extraordinary, beautiful but terrifying young woman he first met when he was twelve.

When Chase is thrust into the war of balance against vile creatures who threaten all who live there, Sash helps him understand his purpose in Krymzyn. A dark secret from the beginning of time reveals he might be able to stay there forever. To prove he belongs in Krymzyn and be with the only woman he can ever love, Chase will have to risk his own life in the ultimate battle.


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Excerpt:

She’s grown taller—maybe five foot six now—slender and toned. Her face is my age with no lines or blemishes on her smooth, pale skin. Her fiery amber eyes, infinite black pupils, and rich burgundy lips look ageless and wise, like she’s seventeen and twenty-seven and ninety-seven.
I try to stand but wince from a twinge of pain in my back. Crouching on my knees, I glance at my arms. Water may bead and run off me in Krymzyn, but my blood still scabs and stains my skin. I finally rise to my feet with a grimace.
“I’m sorry if the tree injured you,” Sash says when she reaches me. “For your own safety, never be in reach of the branches.”
“Thank you for helping me,” I say. “I really appreciate it. You’re a lot stronger than you look.”
Talk about an understatement. I’m in absolute awe of the speed, strength, and agility I just witnessed from Sash. It was more astounding than any special effects in a movie I’ve seen or any character in a video game I’ve played.
“I’m honored to provide aid to a visitor of Krymzyn,” she humbly replies.
The man and woman who killed the creature walk down the hill towards us. The man drags the corpse by the hair. Even though I’m almost six feet tall now, they’re both much taller than I am. A younger man walks by their side, also with black and green hair. Rugged and stocky, he looks no more than a year or two older than I am and he’s about my height. The three stop when they reach us, studying me intently.
“We’ll escort the Teller to the Disciples,” the woman says to Sash. 
“No,” Sash replies. “I’ll attend to his needs. The Disciples will be busy because of the Murkovin.”
“Tellers should only meet with the Disciples,” the younger man hisses.
“He’s injured and covered in blood,” Sash says loudly, turning towards the young man.
“That’s not your responsibility,” he snarls.
“Balt!” the green-haired woman barks. “Never speak to another in that tone. She’s only trying to help a visitor.”
Sash doesn’t respond, instead staring at the young man with an intensity and ferocity I’ve never seen in any creature anywhere. Her muscles flex until they’re as tight as the band of a slingshot stretched almost to the breaking point, ready to release in an instant.
Even the eyes of the two older adults widen at the unbridled surge of energy that seems to surround her, the outrage flowing from her eyes. Balt tries to hold her glare but finally looks down at the ground.
“Sash,” the green-haired woman says flatly, “you need to maintain control.”
After another moment of tension, Sash relaxes her stance and turns to the woman. “I apologize,” she says, bowing her head slightly. “I’m upset by the intrusion of a Murkovin.”
Sash kneels to the ground, sinks her fingertips into the dirt beneath the grass, and whispers something. A few seconds later, she stands.
“Eval is aware of his presence,” Sash says in a soft voice. “I told her that after the Teller has healed, cleansed, and rested, I’ll take him to Sanctuary.”
“Of course,” the green-haired woman replies.

AUTHOR BIO:


BC Powell is a fantasy author from Los Angeles, CA. "Krymzyn" is his debut science fiction fantasy novel, the first book in a series titled "The Journals of Krymzyn."
Powell has a diverse background, having held several creative positions in the entertainment industry, including executive roles at ABC-TV and Technicolor. In recent years, he's authored several non-fiction works, primarily educational books and training programs for trading the financial markets. He dual majored in journalism and philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Writing fiction has been his lifelong passion and goal. "Krymzyn" is his first published novel and represents, in his words, "finally finding the story I want to tell with characters that are able to bring that story to life." He's an avid reader and lists Ernest Hemingway, Frank L. Herbert, Stephen King, Jane Austen, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. as his favorite authors.
Brad, as he prefers to go by in personal communication, lives with his longtime girlfriend, three sons from a previous marriage, and their rescue dog and cat. He enjoys hiking, ocean kayaking, spending time at Southern California beaches, movies, and reading.

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Natalie!

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  2. I've really wanted to read this book, I wish the giveaway was for a copy instead of a gift card. Thanks!

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    1. Lol Molly, if you won the GC. you could buy the book!!!

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  3. Hi Natalie - Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I really appreciate you taking part!

    BC Powell

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  4. Great excerpt, beautiful cover... Chase and Sash sound like very intriguing characters. Can't wait to check this out!

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    1. I agree about everything :) It sounds awesome.

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