Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Spotlight and Excerpt: Emily's Trial by Natalie Wright

Welcome to a promo of Emily's Trial, the 2nd book in The Akasha Chronicles by Natalie Wright! Thanks, Reading Addiction Blog Tours for hosting this!

Keep reading for the synopsis, author links, and best of all, EXCERPTS from the book!

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 203
Publication Date: Oct 2, 2012
Website: Natalie Wright | Emily's Trial on Goodreads

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Two years ago, Emily's journey began. She learned the ancient magic of her Celtic ancestors, and became a modern Celtic Priestess. The golden torc, forged by faerie hands, is still wound around her arm, fused to her soul. She was entrusted with powerful magic - secret knowledge.

But even a Priestess can feel desire - temptation - and the quest for love. Will passion entice Emily to use her sacred magic in a forbidden way? Can new love take root in a world of nightmares? And will her friendships survive Emily's Trial?

The Journey Continues . . .

And here are some excerpts from the book:

From Chapter 1:

The Apocalypse didn't start with four horsemen, harbingers of the horror to come. It didn't start with a plague, or pestilence, or even zombies rising from the dead. 
It came slowly, and without warning. It crept up on people in the shadows, no more than a vague darkness that spread like an unseen cancer. 
And it wasn't set into action by a divine hand. A teenage girl was the catalyst for the End Times. 
I should know. I'm the one that started it.
I didn't plan to. I didn't want to start the End Times, and I'm not evil.
Madame Wong taught me to tell the truth, and so here it is. I'm the one responsible for the Apocalypse. And this is the story of how I unwittingly unlocked the door to the darkness; of how a Priestess of the Order of Brighid, entrusted with powerful magic that was supposed to be used for the benefit of all humankind, unleashed a force that would destroy it instead. 
And it all began with desire.

Also from Chapter 1:

It had all started with desire, and Owen Breen was the well of desire from which I wanted to drink. 
I'd sneak looks at him every chance I got. I felt pulled in by his dark, chocolate eyes. I wanted to dive into those eyes.  
What would happen if our hemispheres meet? What would it be like to kiss his full lips?  
Someone was yelling my name. 
"Em. Earth to Em!"
It was Fanny. 
"You're hoarding the salt. Pass it over." She said it extremely slowly, as if she was talking to a small child.
"Oh. Sure." The clear shaker lifted in the air and floated across the table to Fanny.
"You can use your hands you know," Jake said.
"I can, it's just more fun to do it with my mind." He rolled his eyes at me.
"Where were you?" asked Fanny.
If you only knew!

That sounds interesting, doesn't it? I decided to check out Emily's House, the first book from Akasha Chronicles to see what it's about.

Genre: FantasyYoung Adult
Pages: 316
Publication Date: Nov 11, 2011
Website: Natalie Wright | Emily's House on Goodreads

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams is flunking math - and life. But Emily has a secret, one that she has kept even from her best friends. Soon the ancient legacy coursing through her veins will force her secret to be revealed. Dormant for over a thousand years, an evil has arisen and this time, it will destroy anyone - or anything - that stands in its way.

Three teens embark on a dangerous journey and risk everything. For Emily, the fate of her friends - and her world - lies in her hands.

Travel with Emily as she unlocks the secrets of her Celtic ancestors as she goes on a mystical journey to the inner house and beyond.

Join the Journey . . .

About the Author:

Natalie is the author of The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. When not writing, blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Wattpadding or eating chocolate, Natalie nurtures her young daughter, feeds her dog too many treats, and can’t resist watching Ancient Aliens, no matter how absurd the show becomes.

Natalie enjoys travel, good wine, and excellent food shared with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, now lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a high rise in a big city.

“Books are my friends, ideas my passion.”

You can find Natalie on Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | YouTube | Wattpad | Pinterest

What do you think about this book? Will you be reading Emily's Trial and The Akasha Chronicles? Please comment!


  1. I lurve your header! And your connect buttons! Ooh, background! I like your blog, lol. It's so pretty. ;)

    I don't know if be reading Emily's Trials or not...I have a ton of books on my TBR list (and lying in my bedroom) that I haven't read yet, and fantasy isn't really my M.O., but maybe. ;)

    Megan@The Book Babe

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! TBR list... I feel you Megan. Mine is huge too!


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