Thursday, February 28, 2013

Giveaway/Guest Post: Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan

Story behind the covers of  Fractured Light/Soul: 

Fractured Light
I honestly had a different vision for the cover of Fractured Light, but when my publisher sent it to me for input, I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the colors, the girl, and especially the dark shadow at the back on the right. You have to look closely to see it. The only thing I didn’t like was what the girl was wearing. What is it, a tunic? Have those ever been in style? I did suggest the change, but ultimately their board all agreed that they liked the cover the way it was. An interesting side note, many people have asked if it is me on the cover. It isn’t. The art designer and I have never met.

Fractured Soul
As for the Fractured Soul cover, I wasn’t too fond of the first version. Llona’s hair was seriously out of control and her image was a side profile. If any of you of have read the book, you’d know she’d be staring straight at the camera, sporting a very determined, pissed-off look. I also didn’t like the background and suggested they add the clock tower at Lucent Academy. A few weeks later, they sent over what you see now and I absolutely love it! Her outfit, the colors, the tower…ah, perfection!

Book Description:
Fractured Light

I’m dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice.

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.

As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.

In this breathtaking and romantic adventure, Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you guessing to the very end.

Fractured Soul
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

Author Information: 

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

Social Media links:
Twitter: @RachelMcClellan

Purchase links:
Fractured Soul-Amazon
Fractured Light-Amazon
Fractured Light-Barnes and Noble
Fractured Soul-Barnes and Noble

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