Dec 30, 2012

Blog Tour: Owlet guest post

Title:  Owlet
Author: Emma Michaels
Publisher: Tribute Books
Publish Date:  13 October 2012
Pages: 170
ISBN:  9780985792213
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Series:  Society of Feathers
Other books in series:  Eyrie (11 October 2013), Stryx (10 October 2014)

Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

“I think they are and I know he would die for her. He read about the Vermilion. He told me that he understood why Tessa made the choice she had and that he would take Orinthian’s place and make the same choice if ever given the ultimatum. They chose him for his strength but they didn’t think about what that would mean if he decided to turn against them.”

“For both of our sakes I hope you are right. I know they are young but they are Stryx, it isn’t impossible for us to find our mates early in life. We need everyone on our side that we can manage if we are going to be able to keep her alive. Having someone so fiercely protective of her will hopefully at least be able to tip the scales in our favor. I am so worried for you, my beautiful osprey. Won’t you reconsider visiting Nathaniel? Do you have to go?”

“I need to see my father. I will be as careful as I can but I have to speak with him. There is something I have noticed, and if he feels I am correct it could change things, but I don’t want to get your hopes up until I am sure. Please, trust me and let me keep this from you until I am sure. I know in my heart that I have to go to him. I will be quick. I just need a few moments with him.”

“I understand. I love you.”

“I love you, too.”

Iris watched through tear-filled eyes as her father kissed her mother and then reluctantly let go of her and walked out to the hallway. ‘
Don’t let her go.’ Iris thought, and started to break down. Her mind was racing as she put together the pieces; she knew for certain that her mother was leaving and about to die. She was up and running before she knew what she was doing but her lungs weren’t holding her back in her dream, they were pushing her forward even though her younger self had stayed at the house.

Running after her mother, trying her best to change the course of history, Izzy watched her father bid her farewell at the dock. He walked back to the house but Iris stayed, trying to get on the ferry or swim across in an attempt to stop her mother from leaving.

“Not yet, Izzy, my star.” She heard her mother’s voice.

As everything around her went bright, Izzy was overcome by a horrible burning pain in her eyes.


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 Emma Michaels is the author of the ‘A Sense of Truth’ and ‘Society of Feathers’ series. Her goal with her latest YA novel 'Owlet' is to give others what she did not have growing up; a strong female protagonist with asthma.  While her previous aspiration was to be a lady knight she realized that not being able to run more than a few feet might become a hindrance so turned to writing instead. Her day jobs include being a cover artist, marketing consultant and silk screen designer.

As the founder of The Writers Voice blog she loves to connect authors and readers. As a book blogger turned author, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them. With the support of her fiancé, Chihuahua, and her amazing blog followers and fellow bloggers, she wants to prove to the world that anything is possible and help inspire fellow literary lovers to reach for their dreams.


1 comment:

  1. Tammi, thanks a million for inviting Emma to stop by and share an excerpt from 'Owlet.' We appreciate it. Happy New Year! :)


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