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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

BLOG TOUR!! Elemental Series by Shauna Granger

Shauna GrangerAuthor Bio:
I don't do well talking about myself. So as basics go, I have recently self-published the first two books in my Elemental Series, Earth and Air, Young Adult Urban Fantasy novels. Look for the third installment, Water, coming in 2012!

I have been working on the Elemental Series for the last four years and plan for it to be a 5 book series. It was a hard decision to self-publish but it's been an exciting and terrifying ride. 

 


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Earth (Elemental #1)
Behind 236 Pages
At the Other End:
Shayna and her two best friends have the abilities to manipulate and control the four elements, earth, air, water and fire. While learning to hone their growing powers, they discover a new and malicious presence in their sleepy beach town. Someone is performing blood magic and threatens to expose their small magical community. So far only small animals have been slaughtered, but then the nightmares start.

Shayna suffers nightmares of being chased and sacrificed only to wake up bloodied and bruised. She thinks her magical blood is the ultimate target for the final blood rite. When an innocent girl, Tracy, is kidnapped Shayna knows it's only a ploy to draw her out; she can't let someone die because of her.
 






Air (Elemental #2)
Behind 258 Pages
At the Other End:
It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.




Water (Elemental #3)
Behind 218 Pages
At the Other End:
Shayna's first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.

Compelled to answer the sirens' call, the boys of Shayna's town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it's too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature.




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Character Profile: Steven
Full name:    Steven Ignacio Nolan     
Elemental Name:     Drake    
Elemental power:     Fire     
Extraneous powers:     Telepathy     
Age:      18 years old     (19 by the end of the series)

Likes: 
·        Spicy food, will add hot sauce or crushed red peppers to anything.                                                    
·        Hairstyling and cosmetics, plans to go to cosmetology school after graduation and eventually apply to be a professional make-up artist in the film industry.                         
·        Anthony, his current and longest lasting boyfriend.          
·        A shot of toffee or chocolate in his coffee.                 
·        The color green, it brings out the amber in his eyes.        

Dislikes:
·        Water – though he can swim, he is deathly afraid of being in the water.                                                    
·        Boys in skinny jeans or baggy jeans – somehow you always see their underwear in either style.                              
·        The color yellow.                                             

Personality:
                                                                    Steven is an out and proud gay teen; however his parents still are not comfortable with this idea. He was raised Roman Catholic by his Mexican-American mother and Irish-American father. Already dealing with this, Steven has kept his elemental powers a secret from his parents, knowing they would not be able to deal with the added knowledge of his magical abilities. Steven is a very loving person; always willing to put other’s needs before his own and always tries to see the good in others. Unfortunately this has gotten him into a few relationships with guys who, not only didn’t deserve him, but who also took advantage of his sweet nature. Jodi and Shay are especially protective of him now; filling a void his parents have cause in his life.                                                 


What's Next:


Fire (Elemental #4) 
To see the cover of book 4 in the Elemental Series come back here later on today!




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