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Aug 18, 2014

Book Blitz: Excerpt: Shades of Chaos by Alexia Purdy, Cameron Jace, Chrystalla Thoma, Katie Salidas, Megan Duncan, Nadege Richards



Title: Shades of Chaos
Author: Alexia Purdy, Cameron Jace, Chrystalla Thoma, Katie Salidas, Megan Duncan, Nadege Richards
Publication Date: June 11, 2014
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult

Blurb:

Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon!
Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!
Best for ages 16 and up~

I Am Alive by Cameron Jace: I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.

Initiation by Katie Salidas: Being a vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human's world. It's kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.

Dissension by Katie Salidas: In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city's Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Finding Hope by Chrystalla Thoma: After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city -- looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by...

Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma: In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as an aircar driver -- until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.

Resonant by Alexia Purdy: As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the city of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.

Reign of Blood Alexia Purdy: April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they're not truly alone.

Released by Megan Duncan: After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year-old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmission of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough, Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse than they could have ever imagined.

Burning Bridges by Nadege Richards: In a world divided between Hunters and Warriors, where prisoners are forced to fight in the arena until death, young Princess Echo must fight to find out who she really is and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.

Excerpt from Initiation:

"On your feet, 8254-A."

Her heart stuttered, skipping more than a few beats. Not again.

The guard butted his gun against the bars of her cell. "On your feet."

On edge as she was, holding her tongue wasn't as easy as she'd have liked. "I have a name. It's Mira!" Smarting off would only get her more painful torture, but she couldn't help herself. The least they could do was use her name.

The soldier responded with a fast click of his light, shining it straight into her eyes. "On your feet, 8254-A."

So, it's going to be like that, she thought, shielding her face from the burning light. "Okay, I'm up." She winced as fiery tongues of light seared every bit of her open flesh. She took an unsteady step toward the cell door.

"Stop! Come no closer." The warning was clear in the soldier's voice. He was not going to put up with anything except utter obedience.

Mira held her hands up in surrender, squeezing her eyes shut against the barn. "I'll do whatever you want. Just get that bloody light out of my eyes!" She didn't mean to shout, but the pain was intolerable.

"8254-A, you will stand with your arms where I can see them."

What little bit of civility she had was spent. "I'm already doing that. Will you shut off that damn light?"

The light clicked off and blissful darkness enveloped her. It took a moment for the sting to subside, but Mira let out a sigh of relief anyway.

The faceless guard, hidden behind his black helmet and shield, spoke again. "8254-A, you're to report to the arena for placement."

She'd heard rumors of what happened to vampires but hoped that was all they were. "Am I allowed to ask what this is?"

"You fight to the death." The guard's tone was nothing short of mocking. "If you live, you'll put up for auction and earn yourself an owner."

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