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Monday 5 October 2015

☀☄ Lake of Sins [1-2] - L. S. O’Dea

Thank you for joining us for the first day of the Virtual Book Tour for the  Lake of Sins series, a Young Adult Dystopian Sci-Fi series by .

The series currently comprises of two published titles: Escape, and Secrets in Blood, and you can find full details below, with synopsis, trailer and excerpts.

The Lake of Sins series is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.  Check out the guest post by L.S. O'Dea about Crafting Characters.

Author L. S. O’Dea will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card 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), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

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The Series: Lake of Sins

Escape | Secrets In Blood |

Lake of Sins is the four book dystopian sci-fi series by L. S. O'Dea.

PREVIEW: Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Escape [1]

In a world where class distinction means the difference between life and death, being on the Harvest List is the only way to guarantee survival for a young Producer. Only the finest examples of Producers are allowed to stay in the encampment and breed. The others are loaded onto carts and hauled away, never to be seen or heard from again.

Trinity, a sixteen year old Producer, knows that her name will not be on the List. She is as far from being a perfect Producer as she could get. She isn’t even pure-blooded. Her father is a House Servant and she’s spent her entire life hiding the traits that she inherited from him such as the ability to see in the dark, fangs and claws.

After a confrontation with a group of teenagers, Trinity decides to flee into the forest to discover what happens to those who are taken away by the ruling class. Her plan is simple. Step one: Follow the river; everything needs water. Step two: Learn the fate of the other teenagers and return home a hero.

What she doesn’t plan for is discovering strange creatures in the forest, being hunted by the Almighty’s Guards and captured by predators long thought to be extinct. She has one week to convince her captors to show her the fate of her kind and to allow her to return home before her mother is punished for her escape.

[Published 26 December 2014, 272 pages]


Chapter 1

     TRINITY BRUSHED THE DIRT OFF HER HANDS and stretched, exposing her claws and giving the small of her back a good scratch. She was the last to finish preparing her fields for winter. Everyone else was gone, hiding in their huts. Producers did not like the night, but being half House Servant she didn’t mind it. When she was alone or in the dark, she didn’t have to hide her claws or fangs. Still, she retracted her nails as she bent to pick up the spade and hand trowel. It was habit now. She’d learned as a child that either she concealed her differences or her parents would. She ran her tongue over her large, sharp canines, so different from the Producers’ flat teeth. Mom and Dad had filed her fangs down only a couple of times before she’d learned to smile with her lips closed.
      She tucked the tools under her arms and hesitated a moment to memorize this view of her home. The Producer village sat in a valley. On the north and where she stood in the west were the fields, fallow now and waiting for winter. Dirt trails ran down the hill and into the camp, most leading to the L. S. O’Dea 2 pine cabins huddled together in the center of town with fires burning in pyres outside each hut. A few paths broke free and escaped to the edge of town where smaller, older cottages like hers sat. Other trails led to Shadow Lake, fed from the Elavital River which flowed from the thick, lush forest on the south and east side of the valley.

Secrets In Blood [2]

Trinity's plans have gone horribly wrong and she is now fleeing for her life, but at what cost to her friends and family. Can she save any of them without sacrificing herself?

Hugh Truent, an Almighty, learns of Trinity’s escape and that she is the offspring of two different classes which is supposed to be impossible. If it’s true, it would be the discovery of a lifetime, but he needs scientific proof. In his quest for answers, he soon realizes that there are those who will kill to keep this find a secret.

Trinity’s struggle to survive in a society based on absolute segregation of the different classes along with Hugh’s dogged determination to find the truth at any cost, sets into motion a collision between the groups that shatters the foundation of their world.
[Published 10 April 2015, 411 pages]


Chapter 1

     “WHERE'S YOUR MOTHER” asked Gaar.
      Trinity shook her head. Leaving her mom at the encampment had been one of the hardest things that she’d ever done, but there’d been no other choice. The Almightys had implanted tracking devices inside all adult Producers. It would lead the Almightys right to them. So, she’d left her mom behind to be slaughtered and eaten.
      She had to focus on something else or the tears would come. She turned her head and stared at the carnage that had once been Troy. Mirra must not be very hungry because she was digging through his carcass looking for the choice parts and tossing aside the rest.
      Gaar stepped in front of her, blocking her view. “We need to leave. The Almightys will send their Guards after us soon. Something like this—“he pointed at the body—“will not stay a secret for very long.”
      Neither will the four dead bodies inside the camp. She wasn’t ready to talk about that either. Those deaths were her fault. If she hadn’t left or hadn’t come back, they’d all still be alive.
      “Mirra. Stop.” Gaar’s tone was harsh and commanding.
      The Tracker looked at him and snarled. He stood straighter and bared his teeth. Mirra slowly lowered her lips, a low growl rumbling through her chest.
      “You need to go back the way we came and cover our scent and get rid of those bodies by the Finishing Camp,” he said.
      “Mirra free Nirankan and others,” said Mirra.
      “Soon.” His voice was softer now. “Little One and I need to lead the Guards in the other direction. Find us as soon as you’re done and we’ll drop Little One off at the Finishing Camp. Then, we’ll free the Trackers. I promise.”
      Mirra hissed

The Lake of Sins Series 
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About the Author

L. S. O'Dea grew up the youngest of seven. She always wanted to do what her older siblings were doing, especially reading stories.

Ill at a young age, she immersed herself in books. Her life changed when she read a short story written by her older brother and realized that normal (somewhat anyway, since her brother was a bit weird in her opinion) people created these amazing stories. From that day forward, she wanted to write.

However, as with all good stories, obstacles rose in her path (mostly self-created obstacles) and it took her many years to put finger to keyboard and type her first book.

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Follow Lake of Sins's tour at:

Oct 5: BooksChatter
Oct 5: Coffee Books and Art
Oct 6: SolaFide Self-Publishing and Book Blog
Oct 7: Lilac Reviews
Oct 7: CA Milson
Oct 8: CBY Book Club
Oct 9: Room With Books
Oct 9: Deal Sharing Aunt
Oct 12: Kit 'N Kabookle
Oct 13: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
Oct 13: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Oct 14: fuonlyknew
Oct 15: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
Oct 15: Kenyan Poet
Oct 16: Books in the Hall
Oct 19: Edgar's Books
Oct 19: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
Oct 20: Romorror Fan Girl
Oct 20: The Voluptuous Book Diva
Oct 21: Long and Short Reviews YA
Oct 22: Unabridged Andra's
Oct 23: Reviews by Crystal
Oct 23: Natural Bri - Pursuits of Life
Oct 26: Welcome to My World of Dreams
Oct 27: Books Direct
Oct 27: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Oct 28: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
Oct 29: Mama Reads Hazel Reads
Oct 29: Straight from the Library
Oct 30: Bedazzled By Books


L. S. O'Dea said...

Hi everyone, I'd like to take a moment to thank the Books Chatter for hosting my book on their blog. It is a wonderful blog with a lot of good information and I'm very happy that they picked my book to host. Thanks, L. S. O'Dea

L. S. O'Dea said...

Hi everyone, I'd like to post a question.

How do you feel about romance in your YA scifi/fantasy books?

I've had one reviewer who does not care for it and several others who like romance in all their genres. Book one in the Lake of Sins series doesn't have a lot of romance, more friendships, but there are tiny seeds of romance planted that grow throughout the series. I'm curious as to how others feel about this.

Also, I will be at my day job so I won't be checking back in for awhile. I'm going to try and check back in on one of my breaks, but if I'm not able to I will check back in after work.

L. S. O'Dea

Anonymous said...

My comments keep getting eaten, I think...anyway, this sounds really intriguing!


Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

L. S. O'Dea said...

Hi Rita and Trix,
I'm so glad that you found the story very interesting. I would love to hear back from both of you. My email is
L. S. O'Dea

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a really good series, good luck with the tour and your books, thanks for sharing!

L. S. O'Dea said...

Thanks Eva for the "good" luck. I can use all that I can get. Marketing the books is harder than writing them :)

Thanks for visiting and commenting.

L. S. O'Dea said...

Thank you again for hosting and a big thank you to everyone who visited the page. I hope you found something entertaining.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an awesome series, thanks for sharing!

L. S. O'Dea said...

Thank you Victoria.

Unknown said...

I am intrigued by the series. Each excerpt was exciting. Thank you.

L. S. O'Dea said...

Hi Ree Dee,
Glad that you are intrigued. I hope that the rest of the book(s) keep you intrigued enough to continue with the series (when I get it done).