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Monday, 26 October 2015

☀ Eye of the Ninja: Eye of the Ninja Chronicles [1] - D.M. Marlowe

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Eye of the Ninja, a Young Adult Fantasy Adventure by (, D.M. Marlowe, 239 pages).

This is the first book in the Eye of the Ninja Chronicles series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author D.M. Marlow.   Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

D.M. Marlowe will be awarding jewellery representing character/theme of her book to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Blink—and you’ll miss her.

Mei Barrett has been hiding all of her life. Raised in solitude by her beloved father, she’s been trained to fight, to adapt, to defend. She couldn’t prevent his death, however, when it comes at the hands of a mysterious creature straight out of legend. She could only run—and learn how to hide in plain sight.

For four long years Mei has lived alone on the fringes of a society still recovering from the devastation of quakes and disasters along the infamous Ring of Fire. Mei’s concerns are more immediate however. She must hide her eyes and their despised mutation, and she must stay one step ahead of the strange wind demon that continues to hunt her.

Detection was inevitable. But Mei begins to make some discoveries of her own. For it seems that her old enemy is not the only mythical creature on the loose. Nor is she the only one fighting them.

And perhaps her own tragedies are not as far removed from those the world is facing, after all.

Teaser: Excerpt

     I vaulted over a low wall, shook my head over Ben’s tumble pass between buildings, and managed a halfway decent copy of Alan’s wall spin. It felt good to move, to train. I’d been more tense than usual lately. On edge. Fighting to not look over my shoulder. But the first rule, when you are being hunted, is not to look like prey. So I carry on with my usual routine. And now I allow myself to relax, just the smallest bit. No judgment here, no prying, insistent curiosity. I let the tightness in my chest ease and tried to remember what it felt like to be at ease and happy instead of wary, bitter and sad.
     The group spread out when we hit the Stoneyard. I took up a position on the edge and watched a kid named Chris make a complicated, spinning double cork look easy.
     “You’ve got to teach me how to do that,” I breathed.
     It looks like a nice way to dodge an arrow, or a thrown dart.
     I froze. Though the thought had been my own, I’d heard it in my father’s distinctive accent and thoughtful tone.
     I clenched my fist hard, welcomed the bite of nails into the flesh of my palm. That is not the thought of a normal teenaged girl.
     I was in no way a normal teenaged girl—but I had to appear as one. At all costs. Chris just grinned. “You’ve already got your cheat gainer. All you need to do is tighten up and get some more pull.”
     We worked on it a bit.
     “Do you want to try it without the extra weight?” He gestured toward my backpack.
     I shook my head. I always kept my pack close.
     He shrugged and didn’t seem to mind the normal stance I took when I was in contact with people; cap pulled low and tight, eyes down, but ear cocked to show I was paying attention. I knew the guys wondered about me. I’d once heard someone speculate that I was vision impaired, but had highly developed other senses, like a real life comic book character. I didn’t think that any of them had guessed the truth—that I was a real life freak.

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About the Author

D. M. Marlowe lives in North Carolina with her family and two cats. When she is not spoiling them all, she is probably writing. Failing that, she's likely lost in a book or movie, on a long walk, gardening or hanging with her friends.

In her other life, she is a USA Today Bestselling author of Historical Romance as Deb Marlowe.

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Follow Eye of the Ninja's tour at:

Oct 19: Long and Short Reviews YA
Oct 20: Bedazzled By Books
Oct 21: Rogues Angels
Oct 22: Room With Books
Oct 23: Books in the Hall
Oct 26: BooksChatter
Oct 27: Kit 'N Kabookle
Oct 28: Dark Treasury
Oct 29: Nana Prah
Oct 30: SolaFide Self-Publishing and Book Blog

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the fun interview! So nice to visit with you!

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  2. Eye of the Ninja sounds like a terrific book, thank you for sharing! The jewelry is exquisite! I love handcrafted and unique items!

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