Thursday, August 25, 2011

YA Indie Carnival!

Welcome to The Shootin' Gallery and the seventh post in the YA Indie Carnival. The carnival is designed for authors, readers and reviewers of YA Indie books. Each Friday this team of YA Indies will post on a common theme.

For today's post theme we are to post the first paragraph we have written in a new writing project. Well, this is my latest. I hope it intrigues you!

An excerpt from Soulless; The Story of Shayan, The Soul Quest Trilogy Prequel (from the POV of Hala, the Great Spirit):

“Hello, my dear children. Please gather around and find a resting spot on this splendor of crisp and colorful fallen leaves. My name is Hala and I am the Great Spirit. Today is All Hallows Eve and I have called you here on this beautiful and festive Arcadian day to tell you a story. The story I’m about to tell is not a reflection of this lovely autumn day, it is a warning. It is a warning about the tragedy that can consume us if we fail to remember and honor the dead.”

Soulless is a novella and will be available for free download @ on October 31, 2011!

Before you head off to the next booth in the carnival please don't forget about...

The Guardians of Souls Blog Tour is underway right now. Scroll down to the previous post to learn more or click here.

The Guardians of Souls, Book Two in The Soul Quest Trilogy. It is available on Amazon NOW!

Carnival of fun!

The Ferris Wheel

Dani Snell: An awesome reviewer.

The Rockin' Roller Coaster

Patti Larsen: Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, and The Diamond City Trilogy.

The Kissing Booth

Courtney Cole: Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

Cotton Candy Corner

Wren Emerson: Author of I Wish and a contributing author in the upcoming anthology that I am participating in (The Glassheart Chronicles).

The Fun House

Nicole Williams: An indie author of paranormal fiction. Her titles include: Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles. Here is the link to my review on Goodreads.

The Dunking Booth

Fisher Amelie: Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

The Carousel
Laura Elliott: Author of the recently released Winnemucca!

The Haunted Castle

Rachel Coles: Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.


T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.

The Face Painting Booth

Cydni Tefft: Author of Between

The Fortune Teller
P.J. Hoover: Author of Solstice
Congrats to P. J. for her recent
book trailer award for Solstice!

Popcorn and Caramel Apples!
Alicia McCalla: Author of Breaking

Pony Rides!
Heather Cashman: Author of Perception

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  1. LOVE the voice of the Great Spirit! I'm drawn in already... nice job, Amy!

  2. OOO! Creeeeeepy. Perfect for our Haunted Savannah Book Tour! I really love the excerpt:)

  3. Makes me want to gather around and find my own resting spot! I love the cover!

  4. What a great beginning. Look forward to the rest of it.

  5. The book excerpt of Soulless sounds pretty interesting. New follower!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  6. Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback! Welcome new followers! :)