Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Secrets Kept by JL Mbewe Giveaway and The Dagger Guest Post

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Secrets Kept Tour!

This tour will explore the World of Nälu: 
Where a story with adventure, action, love, betrayal, and a quest takes place.
We will get to visit sites, learn more about the cuisine, and be introduced to some elves, dwarves, and shape-shifters, at the least.

Secrets KeptSecrets Kept 
by JL Mbewe
YA Fantasy
October 30th 2013 by AltWit Press

With a curse, she will build an army.
With the dagger, she will undo the last sacrifice.
But first the sorceress must find the secret keeper.

Torn from her homeland and thrust into a betrothal against her wishes, Ayianna learns her family has a deadly secret that now has her on the run. She joins forces with Kael, an embittered half-elf, and Saeed, an elderly High Guardian, to seek answers to her father’s death, the destruction of Dagmar, and the plains people’s bizarre behavior.

Ayianna discovers there is more at stake here than just her mother’s disappearance and her familial duty to her betrothed. The sorceress has cursed the plains people, and it is a race against time to release them before the sorceress resurrects an ancient evil.

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The Dagger

Mystery surrounds the corrupted dagger of Raemoja, of course, those who created it, wouldn’t call it that.
Only the dwarves know how to “corrupt” a blade, strengthening it against things not of this world, but the dwarves did not make this dagger.
The dagger is a tool, and we cannot talk about the tool without learning about the one who crafted it.
She goes by many names. The Tainted One. Taethza. Raezana. The beautiful one, chief of all the Ruwachs, an eternal being who seduced the mortal, Stygian. And in her rebellion, she kidnaped one of the twelve rulers of Zohar and fled the wrath of Vitkuko, the Shadow God. For her treason, she was thrown into the Abyss, but the seed of her seduction remained, and through it, brought about one of the greatest tyrannies known to the world of Nälu. The rule of Stygian.
How, you might ask, did she create such havoc from the depths of the Abyss?
She crafted a dagger so powerful that it cut through the barrier separating the world of the living from the underworld, creating a portal through which she could revisit her mortal lover, but only twice a year when the barrier was at its thinnest. But not without a price.
Twice a year, the dagger of Raemoja claimed innocent blood and opened the portal for the Tainted One to step through and rejoin Stygian in their unholy union. Stygian grew stronger, lived longer than any other being. And in each prolonged year, he grew more powerful, more severe, and cruel. He built the temple city of Raemoja to worship her, to provide the sacrifices, and to conquer the rest of the nations. To finish what they had started.
No one could defeat them. No one, that is, until the birth of the Chosen One who broke the covenant between the Tainted One and Stygian, releasing Nälu from their tyranny. But that is a different story for another time and place.
The dagger remained. Should it be destroyed? Buried and forgotten? No. At the defeat of Nälu’s enemies, a prophecy was spoken. Translated from Táchil:
The Morning Star shined in the dark, blinding the sighted. Death and her loyal subjects defeated, but in shadows, they remain. Twice more Zohar’s Star will shine, but let not Death find him, nor the dagger. So listen well, Guardians of Nälu, guard the dagger that in slewing released the Star, lest they be found and the enemy unbound.

And thus the first Secret Keeper took the dagger and fled.

FREE right now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!
Desert Rose
(A Tale of Nälu #1)

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NOW AVAILABLE: Tales of  Nälu (all three short stories in paperback) on Amazon!

Living life balanced between reality and dreams.

JL Mbewe - AuthorWriting as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She has two short stories published in The Clockwork Dragon anthology, and is busily creating worlds inhabited by all sorts of fantasy creatures and characters, all questing about and discovering true love amid lots of peril. Her debut novel Secrets Kept and her short stories set in the world of Nälu: Desert Rose, Dragon Thief, and Indestructible are now available. She is currently living her second childhood with a wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and books, among other things.

For more information about her journey as a writer mama and all things creative please visit her at:

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Kindle Fire Prize Pack (US/CAN ONLY), which includes:
- Kindle Fire
- Chocolate truffles
- Paper backs of Secrets Kept and Tales of Nälu
- Awesome swag (key chain, bookmark, and poster)
Ends January 7, 2014
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12/9: Launch on Colorimetry and Tressa's Wishful Endings
12/12: The Real Deal
12/12: fundinmental
12/15: Colorimetry
12/23: alwaysjoart
12/29: Fictionally
12/31: Grand Finale

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  1. When I was little one of my favorite Disney films was ' The Little Mermaid' so I think I would want to meet a mermaid :)