Book Tour~ Elemental Series by Shauna Granger (Giveaway)

18 October 2012
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Excerpt from Water (Elemental #3)


I came to myself standing on the beach and, without looking around, I knew I was standing on the shore in front of the Rivermouth. Something primal in me could taste the difference between the fresh water behind me and the salty tang of the ocean in front of me, giving me my bearings instantly. It was dusk or dawn, which I wasn’t sure since I couldn’t seem to feel the sun, but by the weak light and cool temperatures, I knew there wouldn’t be anyone on the beach now.

Looking out to sea, I saw the head and shoulders of a figure drifting on the water. My heart leapt into my throat thinking it was that same damn creature until I realized with a shock whoever was out there was waving frantically for help. With a clarity that only a pair of binoculars should have given me, I knew it was Toby floating out there, swallowing water each time the build of a wave picked him up and dipped him low again. Without a thought, I was in the water, swimming as fast as my arms and the current would let me. Luckily the tide was on my side and the waves weren’t charging to the beach, keeping me from my quarry. But in spite of this, no matter how fast or far I swam, I never seemed to get closer to Toby.

Finally I stopped swimming, letting my feet kick lightly under me and keeping my arms out to my sides to tread water. I looked around and saw that I was a few hundred yards out to sea already. When I looked back out to the horizon, Toby was gone. But before I could give into any emotions, something grabbed my leg, piercing the calf muscle and wrenching me under the water, plummeting down until it was too dark to see.

I fought with myself not to struggle and waste the one life-giving breath I was holding in my lungs until I stopped and was looking into the glassy black depths of the creature’s eyes. I almost forgot myself and gasped in fright.

Its mouth split open in a terrifying smile of razor teeth that glinted green in the water and reached out a black clawed hand for me. My scream was lost in a trail of bubbles that raced to the surface as I lifted my feet and kicked out at the creature, striking it hard in the chest and putting a little distance between us. I clawed my way through the water, desperate for the surface, feeling my lungs burning with the need to breathe, fighting the instinct to inhale and drown myself.

My fingers stung as they broke the surface of the water and I surged up like a cork bobbing to the surface. I was kicking and paddling so fast that when I burst into the air, gasping loud and desperately, I came up all the way to my hips. But as I took in that beautiful, painful breath, I felt the nails rake down my left calf, bony fingers circling my ankle and pulling. I was sinking back into the water, and I knew this time I wouldn’t get away; this time it was going to kill me…

Earth (Elemental #1) Book CoverEarth (Elemental #1)

By Shauna Granger

Release Date: 05/01/11

Paperback/e-book

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.

 

Earth links: (PS, the kindle version of Earth is free for a limited time only!)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11274597-earth

http://www.amazon.com/Earth-Book-One-Elemental-Series/dp/1463603320/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1350268656&sr=8-7&keywords=shauna+granger

 

Air (Elemental #2) Book CoverAir (Elemental #2)

By Shauna Granger

Release Date: 10/31/11

Paperback/e-book

 

Summary from Goodreads:

It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.

 

Air links:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12536297-air

http://www.amazon.com/Air-Book-Two-Elemental-Series/dp/1466282835/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350268656&sr=8-3&keywords=shauna+granger

 

Water (Elemental #3) CoverWater (Elemental #3)

By Shauna Granger

Release Date: 06/19/12

Paperback/e-book

Summary from Goodreads:

Book Three in The Elemental Series

Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.

Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.

 

Water links:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13559453-water

http://www.amazon.com/Water-Three-Elemental-Series-Volume/dp/1475113706/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1350268656&sr=8-5&keywords=shauna+granger

Fire, book #4 in the Elemental series is coming soon!

 

Shauna Granger Author PhotoAbout the Author

I don't do well talking about myself. So as basics go, I have recently self-published the first two books in my Elemental Series, Earth and Air, Young Adult Urban Fantasy novels. Look for the third installment, Water, coming in 2012!

I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it's been an exciting and terrifying ride.

You can find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shauna-...

And to my readers (or fans of my covers), I have beautiful bookmarks that I would love to share with you. If you'd like one, drop me a note with your contact info and I'd be happy to send you one!

 

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4828875.Shauna_Granger

Blog:

http://shaunasspot.blogspot.com/

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/dyingechoes

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shauna-Granger/268859386472141

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