Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"Blayke" by Dawn Sullivan

(Chosen by Destiny Book 1)
by Dawn Sullivan

Blayke (Chosen by Destiny Book 1) by Dawn Sullivan

Blayke, the first book in the new Chosen by Destiny series by Dawn Sullivan, has just been released. Help celebrate by joining the Facebook Release Party from 6pm to 11pm on 5 September.

Note from the author: "I will be donating all proceeds from the sale of Blayke from now through the end of September to the Pawnie Santana family to help them through their loss and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. So many families in Texas have been affected by the destruction of this hurricane, and my heart hurts for them. This is my way of helping one family in need. I greatly appreciate all sales and shares."

My name is Blayke Wynters, and until recently I was your typical teenage girl. I lived for cheerleading, dance, and the cute boy who sat in front of me in fifth period. Unfortunately, all of that changed, and there wasn’t anything I could do about it.
On my sixteenth birthday, my life was turned upside down when I found out that not only are vampires, werewolves, and witches real, but that I was wanted by them all, and they were coming for me. Some want to kill me, others want to protect me. But what do I want? Right now, I just want to survive.

Book Video

She sat at the top of the stairs, her hands wrapped tightly around the white wooden railing, her head bowed so that her long, dark hair hid her face. Her body trembled at the chill in the air, and she wished she would have worn her warm jammies that night. The whispered voices below were so quiet, that the little girl had to remain very still and concentrate to hear them. She knew she should be sleeping, but the tone in her mother’s voice scared her. It held something she had never heard from her mother before…fear.
“It is time. We cannot wait any longer, Father.”
Her grandfather’s stern voice rose slightly, “No, Alyiah. She is a Jackson. This is her life. Her heritage. It is her duty to fight against evil someday, and she must stay here so that we can raise her and train her in our ways.”
“We don’t know that!” Now her mother’s voice rose in agitation. “The gift could pass her by, just like it did Leo.”
“Your brother was not strong enough to handle it,” a gentle voice broke in. “You know that, Alyiah. He is living the life that is meant for him, just like your daughter will live the one that has been chosen for her.”
“Well, until we know what the Goddess will require of her, she will be placed somewhere safe, where no one knows who she is,” Alyiah insisted, before her tone softened. “I don’t want to send her away, Mama. I don’t want to live a life without my baby. But it needs to be done. I cannot do my job when I am worried about whether or not someone will find out about her. What if the rogues realize there is a new generation of Jacksons? They will come for her. You know that! I already live in fear whenever I leave at night, afraid that when I come back, she will be gone. I can’t let anything happen to her, Mama. I won’t.”
There was silence, and then her grandfather spoke gruffly, “I will find a place for her to go.”
“I’ve already found one,” her mother interrupted. “She leaves tonight.”
[Want more? Click below to read an excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
"I don't usually read YA books, but this one was brilliantly written and captivating from start to finish. The author does a fantastic job of engaging all of your emotions. It has magic, action, suspense, light romance and round off with a little humor thrown in. Great characters and I just love Blayke! I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next one!! Sometimes it's just nice to read a great book with just a light romance in it. Teenagers definitely can read this book!" ~ Betty

About the Author
Dawn Sullivan
I have a wonderful, supportive husband and three beautiful children. I enjoy spending time with all of them which normally involves some baseball, shooting hoops, taking walks, watching movies, and of course reading.
My passion for reading began at a very young age and only grew over time. Whether I was bringing home a book from the library, or sneaking one of my mom's romance novels and reading by the light in the hallway when we were supposed to be sleeping, I always had a book.
I read several different genres and subgenres, but Paranormal Romance and Romantic Suspense have always been my favorites. I read anything by Katie Reus, Lora Leigh, J.R. Ward, and Rebecca Zanetti.
I have always made up my own stories, and have just recently decided to start sharing them. I hope everyone enjoys reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.