Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guest Blogger: Soul Slam

Please welcome author Allie Burton, who's here to talk about her latest release, Soul Slam.  Allie will be giving one random commenter during her tour a $50 Amazon/B&N GC. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. To see the other stops on her tour, go here. Look for the rafflecopter at the end of this post!


Soul Slam - Soul Force Book 1
by Allie Burton

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BLURB:

A sixteen-year-old on her first heist to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet inadvertently receives the soul of King Tut…and the deadly curse that comes with it.
           
And Olivia is not alone at the museum.
           
A member of a secret Society, Xander believes it is his place to inherit King Tut’s soul and justly rule. He knows nothing about the society’s evil plan to control the world or the curse. Now, he must deal with the female imposter who stole the amulet.

Xander convinces Olivia they must form a temporary partnership. The two teens develop a connection, and together they must figure out how to end the curse before it turns deadly. On the run, unable to touch because of the curse, and dealing with a male soul inside her female body, Olivia must learn to trust Xander.

As the mystery surrounding the amulet unfolds, Olivia and Xander start to fall for each other. But is love enough to save them and the world from destruction?


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EXCERPT:


“Olivia.” I liked how he said my name. With a sophisticated accent, not a trashy lilt like the boys in the family. “Shouldn’t you look outside first?”

I firmed my lips and kept my pace heading straight for the door. “I trust my people.” I tossed my braid around and shot him a look. The dig was deliberate.

“So did I.” His response cut my bravado in two.

My family wouldn’t ditch me. Like the Marines, we didn’t leave a man behind as long as I brought Fitch what he wanted.

I pushed against the metal bar to open the door. Damp air hit my face. So did the stench of recently-smoked cigarettes. A black SUV was parked in front of the doorway with its lights off. The shiny car looked expensive and new.

Fitch didn’t own a vehicle like that.

Something hard and pointy shoved into my back. Clicked. Like an animal about to become lunch, I tensed.

“Don’t move,” a gruff voice said from behind.

Not Fitch’s voice. Or the old creepy guy Jeb. My brain analyzed the situation while my instincts wanted to scream.  “Are you a security guard? Because some old guy is in there trying to steal—”

“Shut up. I got a rifle kissing your heart.” How long had the guy been rehearsing that corny line?

“Wh-what do you want?” My tongue tripped over the words.

“You.”

First, the security guard. Then, Jeb and Xander. Now, this guy.

It sucks to be so popular.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Allie Burton

Allie didn’t realize having so many jobs would become great research material for the stories she writes. She has been everything from a fitting room attendant to a bike police officer to a professional mascot escort. She has lived on three continents and in four states and has studied art, fashion design, marine biology, and advertising.

When her kids asked, “when are you going to write a story we can read?” she switched from adult novels to Young Adult and Middle Grade and hasn’t looked back.

Allie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Romance Writers of America including the Young Adult, Dallas Area Romance Writers and Heart of the Rockies chapters. She is also a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Currently, she lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.

www.allieburton.com

www.twitter.com/Allie_Burton

www.Facebook.com/AllieBurtonAuthor

www.wattpad.com/AllieBurton






  1. What are 5 things within touching distance? A writing contest winner’s plaque to remind me that I can do this, a photo to keep my family close, research books for easy access, one pound weights to use while I’m thinking, and pen and paper to write down thoughts and ideas.
  2. What is your least favorite word? Rhythm. I use it in my writing but can never spell it right. Good thing there’s spell check.
  3. What part of the writing process do you dread? The final proofing. I’ve usually read the book so many times it’s hard for me to spot a typo.
  4. What is your favorite joke? I don’t really have a favorite, but I love to laugh.




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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today! Allie

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  2. I love the cover.
    Rhythm is a weird word...Thank goodness for spellcheck!

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  3. Nice excerpt, thank you.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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