Friday, October 9, 2015

Lake of Sins by L. S. O’Dea Excerpt & Giveaway


Lake of Sins
by L. S. O’Dea

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GENRE:  YA, paranormal, dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy

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BLURB:

In a world where class distinction means the difference between imprisonment and freedom and even life and death, being chosen to stay in the encampment and breed is the only way to guarantee survival for a teenage Producer.

Every year after harvest, the finest examples of teenage Producers are assigned mates; the rest are loaded onto carts and hauled away, never to be seen or heard from again. Trinity, a sixteen-year-old Producer, knows that she has no chance of being chosen to stay. She isn’t even full-blooded Producer. Her father is a House Servant and she’s spent her entire life hiding her differences, especially her claws and fangs.

She has one week to sneak into the forest and discover what happens to those who are taken. Her plan is simple, but she doesn’t count on being hunted and captured by predators long believed to be extinct. Can she elude her captors to uncover the fate of her kind and return to camp before her escape is discovered?

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Excerpt One:

She ran blindly away from the sound of the Guards, her backpack slamming against her spine with each stride.  If they catch my scent, they will find me.  She skidded to a stop.  The forest had ended.  A rock wall loomed in front of her, stretching to both sides as far as she could see.  Little crevices and divots peppered the wall, but it was too steep to climb.  She had to make a choice.  The wrong one would cost her freedom, maybe her life.

The trees rustled behind her.  Too late.  They found me.  This had all been for nothing.  Now, the best she could hope for was to be taken with the others.  Her chest tightened.  She had to make sure that her mom and Remy weren’t punished because she escaped.  She raised her hands to her shoulders and slowly turned.  Her breath caught in her throat.  A Tracker, the deadliest of predators, stood on its back two legs, towering above her, front legs hanging down like arms.  Brindle fur covered its body and its eyes glowed yellow in the shadowed forest.  Its tongue lolled out the side of its mouth, exposing a row of sharp teeth on the other side.  Someone should tell it that they no longer exist in the wild.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

L. S. O'Dea grew up the youngest of seven. She always wanted to do what her older siblings were doing, especially reading stories.

Ill at a young age, she immersed herself in books. Her life changed when she read a short story written by her older brother and realized that normal (somewhat anyway, since her brother was a bit weird in her opinion) people created these amazing stories. From that day forward, she wanted to write.

However, as with all good stories, obstacles rose in her path (mostly self-created obstacles) and it took her many years to put finger to keyboard and type her first book.

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The first book of the series is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the tour.

Amazon Buy Link
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RI7GKMU





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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 


Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.



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31 comments:

  1. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks for hosting my series on your blog.

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  3. Hi Ree Dee, thanks for following the tour.

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  4. Thank you for informing me about this book.

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    1. Hi Sara,

      Glad that you find the books interesting. Let me know what you think after you read them. Hope you like them.

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  5. Sounds like an excellent book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Eva,
      Glad to see that you are following the tour. Hope to see you on the next stop.

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  6. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Patrick Siu,
      Thanks for checking out the tour. Hope you read and like the books.

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  7. Sounds like a great new series. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Bedazzled,
      I hope people like the series. I know book one is a little slow in the beginning (not boring, just slow) but the rest speeds up and book two, I believe, races right along. Thanks for following the tour.

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  8. Thank you Deal Sharing Aunt for hosting my books. I enjoyed meeting some of your followers.

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  9. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and learning more about this book series. I have added these books to my TBR list and look forward to reading them!

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    1. Hi Ally,
      That's great and thank you for adding them to your list. I hope you like them when you do read them.

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  10. Sounds like an awesome sci-fi book.. I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Victoria, make sure you let me know what you think after you've read the books. I love hearing from readers.

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  11. I love getting new ideas for books for my stepdaughters. Thanks!

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  12. Sounds like a pretty succinct encapsulation of contemporary society to me.

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    1. Pretty close, Richard. Thanks for reading the blurb and commenting. I love to hear from readers (potential readers).

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  13. The novel strikes me as a hybrid of genres as well.

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    1. Hi Richard, you are absolutely correct. I find it hard to write in one genre. Most overlap a bit anyway.

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  14. How do u decide what pictures to use for the cover of your books?

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    1. It's not easy. For these two books I worked with Paul Beeley from Create Imaginations. He is great but he isn't an illustrator. All he can do is modify stock images. So, it was a little more difficult settling on a cover. For example, Trinity has claws and Paul had a hard time modifying the image of the girl to give her claws.

      In the end, I went with a cover that maybe isn't exactly like the characters look in the book but it stays true to the theme. I also wanted a cover that would draw a person in - make them want to pick up the book (or click on it) and see what it is about.

      And I had help from my beta readers.

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  15. Great choices for the cover art! They make the books look very appealing

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    1. Thanks Cindy. It's hard to pick the cover and I rely heavily on the graphic designer/illustrator and my beta readers. I am not very visual.

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  16. Thank you for discounting the price in the first book of the series. I will have to check it out. This series sounds interesting. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. You are welcome, Joseph. Thanks for checking out the book. I will have to tell you that book 2 is better than book 1 (at least most people think so). It's weird, usually the first book in the series is the best, but I never seem to do the "usual" thing. :)

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