Welcome to the tour!
I had planned on kick-starting it with the Kirkus Review, but apparently there's some issues with it and I can't post any excerpts until they publish it. Anyway, there are other reviews coming with this tour (ONE SCHEDULED EACH DAY) as well and I'll post the Kirkus Review as soon as I can.
To Eris - Human
Payton Chronicles series, book 1
by me (Ann Snizek)
Sixteen year old Eris Payton has led a difficult life and struggles to reinvent herself. When she meets Nelson, her life changes in a way she would never imagine. Nelson needs Eris to follow him back to Downside before the epidemic gets worse, otherwise his brother will die. But he must convince her that he’s real and that her DNA holds the key in time to save his brother. How can he convince her to trust him? Facing truths that challenge everything she thought she knew, Eris discovers the hidden world of lucents and her own mysterious origins. She finds herself and uncovers answers to questions she never thought to ask.
Lucents aren't ghosts... their energy beings that humans just can't see. With this discovery, an engaging new world emerges for Eris. One that provides hope and love in many ways that she'd lost so long ago. With her ability to see and hear Nelson, we are also able to witness the magnificence that we'd probably mistaken for ghosts or ethereal beings also.
So much is hidden beneath the surface. Beneath the translucent forms, beneath the ground, beneath the outer personas. The secrets held within change how Eris looks at everything.
Where did this story come from? I pulled from many sources for this one. The desire to disapear was a strong force in my childhood and one that so many can relate to. However, I wanted to show the strength that Eris has within her. A considerable force once unleashed.
Note: The books for the giveaway will have the new cover as shown above. Goodreads hasn't updated the cover yet. (sorry for any confusion)
Originally from Vermont, Ann now lives in Virginia with her husband. She enjoys exploring nature and the freedom to pursue the dreams of her imagination through writing. Her love of books from childhood continues today as she nurtures that love others -- always encouraging their imaginations.
Along with writing books Ann actively participates in the community, fighting illiteracy with the founding and facilitating of a creative writing club and volunteering as a certified ProLiteracy tutor at her local adult learning center. She also serves on the advisory board, marketing committee, and the committee for their used book store.
Struggling with disabilities of her own, she knows the thrill of triumphing over adversities. Her dry, sarcastic, and often corny wit finds its way into her writing where she pulls from life's experiences for inspiration... always sharing, growing, and learning.
July 13: Rambling Voices in My Head - (something new here each day also)
July 14: Dragons Read Books Too
July 15: Lynn's Reads & Review
July 16: Thoughts of an Aspiring Wordsmith
July 17: The Voluptuous Book Diva
July 18: The Fringes of Reality
The Dark Realm