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Sunday, 8 May 2016

☀☄ Invision: Chronicles of Nick [7] - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Thank you for joining us for the Release Week Celebrations for Invision, a Young Adult Paranormal Urban Fantasy by (, St. Martin's Press, 400 pages).

This is the seventh book in the Chronicles of Nick series. You can find full details of each title and their trailer below!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below.
Read the Prologue and first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Sherrilyn Kenyon will be awarding a print copy of Invision to one of our readers, drawn at random via Rafflecopter during the tour (USA only).

Also look out below for the Scavanger Hunt graphic
- to celebrate the release of Invisio visit the sites mentioned in each graphic for a chance to win 1 of 7 SIGNED sets of the Chronicles of Nick!   Each signed set includes a copy of Infinity, Invincible, Infamous, Inferno, Illusion, and Instinct! And don't forget about Invision... The Hunt is on until 31 May 2016!

Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway

Synopsis

One boy . . . Many demons.

Think your life is complicated and confusing? Nick Gautier was born to bring about the end of the world . . . it's not easy being the heir of a demon overlord.

But Nick is determined to thwart his destiny and get into a good college. To be more than his genetics and prophecy foretell. No one is ever going to tell this stubborn Cajun who and what he really is. Or how to live his life.

Not even the Fates of the Universe. But now that he and his team of ancient gods and demons have claimed the Eye of Ananke and he sees the missteps of the future, he has to battle the demons within that are far deadlier and more treacherous than any he's battled before. All the while his arch nemesis is back and determined to reclaim his place as the harbinger for Armageddon. Even if it means killing Nick and barbecuing everyone he loves to do so.

Teaser: Excerpt

PROLOGUE


     So this is your great solution? Really? When the going gets tough, the tough drown themselves in chocolate milk and beignets?”
     Irritated at being disturbed, Nick Gautier arched a brow at the sarcastic tone that normally he’d appreciate. But right now, he didn’t want to hear it, especially not from some cocky demon overlord who was supposed to be his subordinate bodyguard.
     Besides, it was easy for Caleb to judge. Lord Malphas was tall, ripped, and had those perfect dark good looks that got him anything he wanted. Any time he wanted it, without even having to use his powers of persuasion.
     Provided it didn’t come from one surly, unreasonable Cajun half-demon teen who was currently trying to drown his misbegotten woes in a mountain of beignets and chocolate milk.
     So yeah … Caleb had it right. This was what Nick wanted to do with the rest of his life.
     Growling low in his throat, Nick reached for another powdered sugar–covered pastry. “Don’t you have a baby to eat or village to terrorize or something?”
     With a deadly grimace, Caleb dared to pull the sugary confection from Nick’s hand before Nick could stuff it in his mouth.
     He was lucky Nick didn’t take a plug out of his flesh.
     “Or are you trying for a diabetic coma?” Caleb dropped his gaze to the six plates on the small round table that were stacked in front of Nick. All of which attested to just how upset Nick was that he’d gobbled them down like a Charonte demon on a three-day bender after an all-week fast. “Please tell me you didn’t eat all of those on your own.”
     He would tell Caleb that, but it would be a lie.
     Nick passed a grudging grimace to his friend. “What do you care?”
     “We care, boyo.”
     He winced at the sound of Aeron’s deep, lilting accent as the ancient Celtic god came up behind him through the small crowd that was seated at the Café Du Monde around him and Caleb. Tall and muscled, the blond war deity moved to stand beside the demon so that the two of them could stare down at him with the same disappointed smirk.
     Beautiful. Just what Nick had put on his Christmas list. The mutual disdain of two ancient beings who wanted to collectively kick his half-demonic ass for being a churlish baby.
     And why not?
     He was long past due for a good old-fashioned pity party. All that was missing was the balloon animals. And Häagen-Dazs.
     Along with zombie clowns from hell, trying to eat the tourists and kill Nick for his powers. ’Cause face it, here lately that was how every party Nick attended ended.
     “So that’s it, then? You’re just going to quit?” Oh yeah, that helps. Bring in the girlfriend. ’Cause I just don’t feel worthless enough.
      Nick sighed as Nekoda Kennedy piled on with the other two.Lithe and ever graceful, she was still the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen offscreen. With brown hair and vivid green eyes that usually lit up whenever she looked at him, Kody had won his heart the first day they met and had held it in her hands ever since.
      But right now …
      He just didn’t want to hear it from anyone. Not even his angelic girl.
      Hanging his head, he pushed his chair back to face her. “What do you want me to say, Kode? You saw what I did. It’s hopeless. I’m going to end this world. Whether it’s tomorrow or a thousand years from now. I’m going to lose it all. Break bad and tear humanity apart …. Doesn’t matter what we do. Whatever we try.We just delay the inevitable outcome. So I’m going to sit here with my eats. And just …” He let his voice trail off as the full horror of his future played through his mind for the five millionth time.
      He was the end of everything.
      Everyone.
      All he loved.
      The entire world would one day fall to Nick’s army of demons.
      Yeah, there was something to put on his college applications.That ought to have schools lining up to accept him. Who wouldn’t want that as their alumnus? We have graduated senators, presidents, movers-and-shakers, and the Malachai demon who ate the world whole …
     
      It was the one reality Nick wanted to deny and couldn’t. Everything eventually came back to that one inescapable fact he wanted to run away from and couldn’t.
      I’m only sixteen. Too young to deal with this crap.
He was supposed to be worried about his grades. About keeping his girl happy. Staying out of trouble. His mom finding his friend’s porn magazines stashed in his room. Getting to work on time. Making curfew.
      Not hell-gates and demons coming for the throats of his family and friends.
      Definitely not about the fact that his birthright was to bring on the destruction of the entire human race.

Invision
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The Series: Chronicles of Nick

Chronicles of Nick is part of The Dark-Hunterverse series.

The world of the Dark-Hunters is unlike anything you’ve every seen before. It’s dark. It’s gritty. It’s dangerous…

And it’s a whole lot of fun and a lot of laughs.

My name is Nick Gautier and this is the story of my life.

|| [1] || [2] || [3] || [4] || [5] || [6] || [8] ||

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Infinity [1]

Teenager Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is renowned. But his whole world is suddenly turned upside down on the night his best friends try to kill him.

Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters - immortal vampire-slayers who risk everything to save humanity - and he quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one that's filled with all kinds of evil. However, before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students start turning into flesh-eating members of the undead.

Nick knows he's in real danger and he soon has a lot more to deal with than starting high school: he's under pressure to hide his new friends from his mother and his chainsaw from the principal while trying to impress the girl he has a crush on - all without getting grounded, suspended...or killed.

[Published 6 June 2010, 321 pages]

Invincible [2]

When teenager Nick Gautier was saved from almost-certain death by a mysterious warrior, he had a feeling his life was set to change. Fighting the undead has taken the place of fighting with his teachers (well . . . almost) and Nick is learning to rely on his powers to protect the world from evil he could never before have imagined.

Then, just when he thought things couldn't get any worse, he wakes up to find himself enslaved in a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.

He's being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn't learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them . . .

[Published 29 March 2011, 317 pages]

Infamous [3]

Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That's the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn't the average teenager. He's a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.

He's learned to raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive and keep a girlfriend so hard? But driving isn't the primary skill he has to master. Survival is. And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison.

He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known - or he'll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he'll lose everyone he cares about, even himself.

[Published 13 March 2012, 358 pages]

Inferno [4]

Turning sixteen isn't what Nick Gautier thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he's been told will ultimately kill him.

Those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. If he is to survive this latest round, he will ultimately have to sacrifice a part of himself.

[Published 9 April 2013, 464 pages]

Illusion [5]

Be careful what you wish for...
You just might get it.


Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn't want to be the son of a demon who's fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.

But normality isn't all it's cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe... Even the son of a hated demon.

Most of all, he sees that his powers aren't the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can't imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.

Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.

[Published 1 April 2014, 465 pages]

Instinct [6]

Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters - another day in the life of Nick Gautier - and those are just his friends. But now that he's accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that's hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost.

Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.

[Published 31 March 2015, 364 pages]

Intensity [8]

**Available for pre-order**

It’s a demon-eat-demon world for Nick Gautier. Just when he thinks he’s finally gotten a handle on how not to take over the world and destroy it, Death returns with an all-star cast that is determined to end the Malachai reign and lineage forever. Worse? Death and War have found the one, true enemy Nick can’t find, and even if he did, it’s one he could never bring himself to banish or kill.

Now framed for murders he hasn’t committed, and surrounded by new friends who might be turncoats, Nick is learning fast how his father went down in flames.

The heat in New Orleans is rising fast, and Nick’s threat-level has gone into a whole new level of intensity. He’s learning fast that when War and Death decide to battle, they don’t take prisoners. The don’t negotiate. And they’re both immune to his biting sarcasm and Cajun charm. To win this, he will have to embrace a new set of powers, but one wrong step, and he will belong to the side of Darkness, forever.

[Expected Publication 24 April 2017, 304 pages]

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular in the #1 spot.

This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. With more than 40 million copies of her books in print in more than one hundred countries, her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick.

Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures.

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win this fab sounding book!

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