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Sunday 21 August 2016

☀☄ Extracted: The Lost Imperials [1] - Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler H. Jolley

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Extracted, a Young Adult Steampunk novel by (first published 12 November 2013; this second special edition* , Clean Teen Publishing, 323 pages).

This is the first book in The Lost Imperials series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailers, excerpt, and trading cards below. Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Authors Sherry D. Ficklin & Tyler H. Jolley will be awarding a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Synopsis | Trailers | Teasers | The Series | About the Authors | Giveaway


Two opposing factions of time travelers vie for control of the future in this thrilling steampunk series opener dubbed "Interesting" and "Unexpected" by Kirkus Reviews.

Lex and Ember—two time travelers with no memories of their lives before being recruited into the time war—are torn between the factions. When Lex accepts a mission that lands him deep within the heart of the Telsa Institute, he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they were, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them once again.

*This special edition contains expanded content and bonus material not found in the first release.

Teaser: Excerpt


     I don’t feel the needle slide beneath my skin. It’s nothing, not even a whisper compared to the other pain. Above me, some kind of human-machine hybrid presses down on my shoulders, holding me to the gurney. Its face is a mask of brass, tinted glass, and pieces of leather. Tufts of hair poke out from around the top and sides. I want to scream, but I can’t. The pain has me in its grasp, like a hand around my throat, constricting until I have to fight for each breath.
      At my left is a man who is, I assume, a doctor. The pocket of his white lab coat is stuffed with syringes, which he keeps plunging into my arm. He pulls out another one, bites the cap off, and spits it aside before stabbing me again. I have to look away. There is only one familiar face in the room. He’s on my right, clenching my uninjured hand in his, murmuring softly and stroking my hair.
      “It’s all right. Everything’s going to be okay.”
      I writhe. Whatever was in that last needle is burning through my veins. My eyes water, but I can’t move to wipe the tears away. Soon, the pain begins to fade. In the corner of the room, a man speaks. He’s looking at me with distaste.
      “And the other one?” the man in the corner asks.
      “Gone,” the one holding my hand responds, his eyes never leaving mine. Behind his glasses, his eyes are green. The greenest things I’ve ever seen. I focus on them, using them to clear away the fog inside my mind. He continues to speak, not looking away from me. “It was all I could do to get her out before the whole thing went up in flames.”
      “Then we will make do,” the man in the corner says curtly before vanishing into thin air.
      I open my mouth to speak, but even with the pain subsiding, no sound escapes.
      “Shh,” he coos. “It’s all right. You’re safe now.”

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The Series: The Lost Imperials

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

Prodigal [2]

Two journeys. One inescapable outcome. No time to lose.

Stein has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past—and that's always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew—and everyone she thought she could trust—has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

During a test to verify her bloodlines, Stein makes a terrible discovery. She is carrying a rare genetic mutation that is slowly killing her. Unsure who to turn to and running out of time, she has no choice but to turn to Tesla—her most hated enemy—for help. But can she trust the man who she's been fighting against her whole life, or will she end up another piece in his deadly game of cat and mouse with the people who betrayed her so long ago?

[Published 5 May 2015, 157 pages]

Riven [3]

Two journeys. One inescapable outcome. No time to lose.

What should be a routine mission leaves Ethan with a serious problem. He's fractured—a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Forced to face his dark past and a decision he may never forgive himself for, he will be trained unlike any of the others, to become a true guardian for time. If he accepts, it will mean leaving everyone he loves behind. If he refuses, time itself could unravel. After a glimpse of the dark future awaiting them all, he will have to choose between destiny and desire. Will he rise up and take his place as a defender of the natural order, or will he watch as all of time burns at the hands of the girl he loves?

Welcome to the time war.

[Published 5 May 2015, 198 pages]

About the Authors

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Tyler H. Jolley is a sci-fi/fantasy author and full-time orthodontist, periodontist (see: Overachiever). He divides his spare time between writing, reading, mountain biking, and camping with his family.

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Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests.

A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

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Tyler H. Jolley said...

Wow, you really went above and beyond with your post. Thank you so much for being a part of our book blitz!

Sherry Ficklin said...

<3 thanks so much!!