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Thursday 23 June 2016

☀ Legacy : Legacy [1] - Ellery Kane

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Legacy, a Young Adult Dystopian novel by (, Balboa Press, 257 pages).

This is the first book in the complete Legacy Trilogy series and it is FREE to Newsletter subscribers.

Don't miss our interview with author Ellery Kane.

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

Author Ellery Kane will be awarding a signed copy of the entire Legacy trilogy 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 (✉).

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


How do you want to feel today?
In 2041, the choice is yours.

San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs--thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety.

Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together.

As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that even those closest to her are not quite who they seem.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Quin shined his flashlight upward, spotlighting Coit Tower, which shot up into the evening sky like the tail of a comet. Not even this once-majestic landmark had escaped destruction. At the base of the tower, I could see graffiti and crumbling rock. Quin pushed his shoulder into the tower’s door several times before it opened with a thud. Inside, the air was stale and bitterly cold.
      “This way.” Quin pointed up a spiraling staircase. When we reached the observation deck, Quin extinguished his flashlight. The soft glow from the setting sun barely illuminated the city. From up here, I could almost forget the desolation below. But as I looked toward the Bay Bridge, I gasped. The reports that my mother and I had heard were correct. The highway was split into two distinct pieces with only sky in between them. A portion of the bridge had fallen away and was frozen in a sharp descent toward the water.
      I looked over my shoulder expecting to see Quin, eager to ask him about the bridge. But he was kneeling on the opposite end of the deck in a spot where the concrete was broken away.
      “What are you doing?” I asked.
      Quin didn’t answer, but began moving aside some of the broken pieces of stone. The sky was almost dark now, concealing him in shadow. I saw him slip something into his jacket, then pick up another smaller object before standing to face me.
      “You said that you couldn’t figure me out. That’s because you don’t know anything about me.” Quin took a step toward me, his hand extended. “This is something about me.” He handed me a book of poetry. It was so well-worn that its cover was soft.
      “It was my mother’s,” he said. “Just like your book. This is the only part of her I have left. Before I joined the Guardians, I used to come up here a lot to escape from the world. Right after I went AWOL, I hid the book here. I figured it would be safer.”
     I knew Quin had hidden something else here—something he had concealed in his jacket. But I bit my tongue, holding my question until the time felt right.
      Just like my book, Quin’s book had a dog-eared page. I flipped to it: Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.”
      “Was this her favorite?” I asked.
      Quin smiled. “No, it’s mine.”
      “I never figured you for a poet,” I joked.
      Quin laughed, but only for a moment. Then his face became serious. “There’s a lot you don’t know about me, Lex. I’m sorry that I haven’t . . . that I couldn’t . . . that I can’t . . . be more . . . open with you.” His face looked defeated as he stumbled over his words.
      I shrugged, giving him a sympathetic smile. “You’re trying, Quin. That counts for something.”
     He gave a half-hearted nod. I handed back his mother’s book, and he pocketed it inside his jacket.
     “Have you ever taken Emovere?” he asked.
      “Never,” I answered. I was surprised by the directness of his question. “What’s it like?”
      He sighed. “At first, it’s exhilarating, freeing. You feel like nothing can stop you, like something heavy was lifted from your shoulders, and you can stand up tall again.”
      Quin paused, choosing his words carefully, “With everything that had happened to me, it was a welcome relief. But after a while, you just feel numb, even after you stop taking it. The worst part is that it starts to feel good to be numb.”

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The Series: Legacy

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AWOL: The Prequel to the Legacy Series [0.5]

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Since I stopped taking Emovere, it’s the same dream every night. But it’s not just a dream. It’s also a memory. I’m six years old again, and everything is red. His voice is razor wire. Hers is a bleating lamb. Together, they make the music of my own private hell.

AWOL is the prequel novella to the page-turning Legacy trilogy told from the perspective of Quin McAllister. Long before Lex Knightley crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into a deserted San Francisco, Quin makes a run for it, leaving the Guardian Force, General Ryker, and an army of medicated super soldiers behind him. But if there’s one thing Quin knows, it’s that you can’t outrun the past. And his past—foster kid, screw-up, delinquent, hopeless case, soldier, wanted man—is coming for him.

AWOL includes thirteen scenes which offer a glimpse into the heart of an anti-hero and sets the stage for the epic adventure that is the Legacy trilogy.

Prophecy [2]

Over a year has passed since Lex Knightley journeyed alone into desolate San Francisco. The Guardian Force is disbanded, emotion-altering drugs banned, and citizens allowed to return to the seemingly resurrected city. For Lex, life is normal, but normal is precarious. Normal has a way of falling apart. One rainy night changes everything.

Out on parole, Quin McAllister's father is arrested for the brutal murder of his new wife. As the Resistance resurges, claiming a conspiracy, Lex doesn't know what-or who-to believe. When old enemies resurface in new disguises and trusted friends start keeping secrets, normal splits right down the middle, leaving Lex and Quin on opposite sides.

Prophecy- the second novel of Ellery Kane's Legacy trilogy- continues the story of Lex and Quin, testing the strength of friendship, forgiveness, and love.

[Published 9 June 2015, 318 pages]

Revelation [3]

Lex Knightley is keeping count. It's been seventy-five days since Quin left for Los Angeles. Seventy-five days without one word from him. Sixty-one since she made a deal with a devil. A deal she already regrets. And exactly thirty-nine days since Onyx--the deadliest emotion-altering medication yet--hit the streets, leaving an escalating body count in its wake.

With Zenigenic promising a new drug--an anti-Onyx to make the world a little kinder and a lot more compliant--it seems Xander Steele will stop at nothing to satisfy his desire for power and control. Quin's dramatic return brings more questions than answers. Lex suddenly finds herself right in the middle of it all . . . on a run for her life.

It's a race against the clock to uncover Steele's diabolical plan as the fate of San Francisco hangs in the balance. Can Lex finally fulfill her mother's ambition to expose Zenigenic--or is it already too late?

Caution: Emotion-altering medications are in the air. Find a mask. Hold your breath. Get ready for Revelation, the page-turning conclusion to the Legacy trilogy.

[Published 14 Feb. 2016, 276 pages]

The Legacy Series Boxed Set [0.5-3]

Available together for the first time--all four books in the award-winning Legacy Series. Perfect for established fans who want to own the entire Legacy collection or readers new to the series. This e-book bundle contains Legacy, Prophecy, and Revelation, and AWOL, the never-before-released prequel to the series.

Imagine a world where your emotions are entirely within your control. How do you want to feel today? Want to be fearless? Bold? Exhilarated? Blissfully happy? In 2041, the choice is yours. Changing your emotions is as easy as popping a pill. But, choose wisely. A quick fix always comes at a price.

Eighteen-year-old Lex Knightley ventures alone into deserted San Francisco not at all prepared for what or who she will find. A magnetic soldier with a haunting past and his loyal pup; a cold-blooded conman; a general with a heart of stone; a spiky-haired jokester; and a medicated army of super soldiers incapable of fear. As she uncovers the city's secrets, Lex begins to realize no one can be trusted, not even those closest to her. The mysteries of this emotionally-engineered world begin to multiply, sending Lex on a race for her life. Can she unravel the clues before it's too late?

Embark on a stirring, edge-of-your-seat adventure with the Legacy Trilogy. Then, journey back to the beginning with AWOL, the prequel novella, told from the perspective of Quin McAllister. Long before Lex Knightley crosses the Golden Gate Bridge into a deserted San Francisco, Quin makes a run for it, leaving the Guardian Force, General Ryker, and an army of medicated super soldiers behind him. But if there's one thing Quin knows, it's that you can't outrun the past. And his past--foster kid, screw-up, delinquent, hopeless case, soldier, wanted man--is coming for him. AWOL includes thirteen scenes which offer a glimpse into the heart of an anti-hero and set the stage for an epic adventure.

[Published 6 March 2016, 930 pages]

About the Author

Forensic psychologist by day, young-adult novelist by night, Ellery Kane has been writing—professionally and creatively—for as long as she can remember. Just like her main character, Lex, Ellery loves to ask why, which is the reason she became a psychologist in the first place. Real life really is stranger than fiction, and Ellery’s writing is often inspired by her day job. Evaluating violent criminals and treating trauma victims, she has gained a unique perspective on the past and its indelible influence on the individual. An avid short story writer as a teenager, Ellery recently began writing for enjoyment again, and the Legacy series was born.

Ellery’s debut novel, Legacy, has received several awards, including winning the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, young adult, e-book category. Ellery was recently selected as one of ten semifinalists in the MasterClass James Patterson Co-Author Competition.

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