Thursday, May 2, 2013

Broken Forest, by Eliza Tilton CYOA Blog Hop


If you’ve landed here during your adventure, skip all this and go below.

If you’re wondering what’s going on, go here to start your own adventure!

And may The Creator bless you on your journey.

Your story:

If you’re going to risk your life for a flower, you might as well make some coin doing it.

You head south, being very careful where you step. The ground is damp and your feet slosh as you walk. If an animal attacks, you won’t be able to maneuver quickly.

The marsh land is full of slithering creatures and big bellied frogs. Grass grows tall here, almost up to your chest. Using your dagger, you swipe at the grass as you walk, wondering if this is a good idea.

Luckily, the tall grass ends, and in front of you lays a large stream. Directly on the other side are specks of green.

The jade mushroom!


Without thinking, you splash across the stream and are rewarded with bunches of jade mushroom. You’ll be able to sell these and get enough coin to buy that bow you’ve been eyeing.

You gather a few, but as soon as you put them in your pouch, a green mist surrounds you.

“What is that?”

You cough and your eyes water as the mist stings your eyes. As you stumble towards the stream, your legs buckle, and you fall to the ground. Tingles spread through your body, and you find it hard to move.

When your eyes finally close, you remember your father saying that the jade mushrooms are worth much coin because of their deadly poison.

END

Here is the giveaway for the entire hop:

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And here is a giveaway specific to today's entry:

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Broken Forest jacket copy, from Goodreads:

Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.

And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.





Author Bio:

Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.

Author links:

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Eliza's publisher is working out the kinks with stock and such, but for now, you can pre-order Broken Forest at Amazon, here.

UPDATE: And you can now buy it, here: B&N | Kobo | Amazon

5 comments:

Eliza Tilton said...

thanks for being part of the hop. I had fun writing your post.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

Oh, a book with a boy as the protag. That's so unusual I almost fell over in surprise. I actually think I'm still in shock.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Best of luck to Eliza!

Donna K. Weaver said...

This is so cool! Congrats to Eliza

Melanie Schulz said...

Congrats Eliza!