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Thursday 9 November 2017

☀ Hinder: Benders: Guardians of Monsters [1] - Kristin Ping

Thank you for joining us on the Pre-Release Virtual Book Tour for Hinder, a New Adult Paranormal novel by (, Fire Quill Publishing, 443 pages).

This is the first book in the Guardians of Monsters series.

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PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below.

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|| Synopsis || Teaser: Excerpt || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Ethan Sutcliff seems like a normal seventeen-year-old—at least that’s what he’s trying to portray. In a secret society run by the Supernaturals, Ethan is what witches call a Bender. Benders are Witches’ Guardians, who are able to control a witches’ ability, bend it, or move it away from harming humans. In Ethan’s case, he is able to bend the Earth element. But at the age of fifteen, he lost all connection to it, and the reasons behind it could only mean one of two things: His Wielder is either dead, or hiding out somewhere.

Alex Burgendorf has been living in her aunt’s locket for the past sixteen years with her mother—a Fire Wielder, and her father—a Water Wielder. For sixteen years, her parents vowed to protect her, and they have, as she is the last Earth wielding witch. However, time is running out. Alex must find her Bender, or the fate of the Supernaturals might be at stake.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Before Sentinels it was just earth Wielders. That was how powerful they were and Ethan was the lucky boy that was going to be part of that. He was going to become the next earth Wielder’s protector in every way possible.
     Tears formed in Ethan’s eyes, but he refused to let them roll down his cheek. He tried so hard to live up to his element, to be strong and special.
     Sad that the boy didn’t know how strong or special he already was. Maybe it was my fault as a father, as a parent.
     I wanted to tell Natalie that she should stop making him feel so terrible. He was just exploring. But what good would that do? We would just end up fighting again. I was so tired of our fights. Shoulders slumped, I turned to go inside. That was when I heard the roar of engines.
     The hair on my arms and neck stood straight. Adrenaline poured into my blood like jet fuel and my heartbeat skyrocketed as I turned to see Natalie running toward me across the yard, jerking little Ethan along by the hand.
     “Get rid of them. Now.” She shouldered past me into the house.
     No one had seen what Ethan had done, right? No, it wasn’t possible. Was it?
     Three black Jeeps and a silver one careened into the driveway, spitting gravel behind their shiny black tires. I leaped off the steps but then composed myself. With great effort, I slowed to a sedate walk. I had to try to make this farmhouse seem like any other sleepy home on this continent—even though it was far from it.
     Who are these people? What are they doing here?
     They weren’t Necrocretors. Necrocretors didn’t use Jeeps or SUVs to make their entrances. Whoever they were, they were driving fast. Too fast.
     As they pulled closer, the sun glinted off the tinted windows and blinded me. Then when they turned an angle, I saw it. It was the outline of a barrel.
     I dove for the willow. Bullets shredded bark above my head. Splinters and sawdust flew everywhere.
     My back was firmly against the tree, safe from the bullets, or so I hoped. Thank goodness he grew a fully mature tree, I marveled. Otherwise I’d be dead.
     I recited words that hadn’t touched my tongue in years. I carried them in my skin on my tattoo, across my chest, close to my heart. A phrase scribbled in Latin that I’ve learned at a very young age: Estque vel me vel.
     Its meaning was simple: It is either them or me.
     If someone had to die, it wasn’t going to be me.
     I took out the Zippo in my back pocket, closed my eyes, and used my diaphragmatic breathing exercises to calm my heart.
     More gunshots sizzled overhead. Bits of the porch railing and the willow bar exploded. The air filled with the scent of sulfur and singed wood.
     I took a deep breath.
     Then I flicked the flint.

Hinder: A Benders Novel
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About the Author

Kristin resides in South Africa with her husband, two beautiful girls and two bulldogs that tries to eat her house.

She has been writing for the past eight years and her first debut novel, Hinder: A Bender's novel will be published 2018 by Fire Quill Publishing.

When she isn't writing, she is spending her time with her family, or trying to teach her two bulldogs to not eat her house.

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A box full of reader goodies and a surprise (something electronic or a gift card). The first few boxes will be built around witches. Think journals, cups, books, novelty jewelry, swag and something electronic that will push the worth of the crate up to $700 and more.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the great post :)

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the post, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the release!


Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I just love your cover, and I really enjoyed the excerpt.