Monday, April 1, 2013

Timespell by Diana Paz - Book Blitz Excerpt and Giveaway



Welcome to my stop on the Timespell Book Blitz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours.

This book looks fantastic! The cover is gorgeous and there's a great excerpt below that has me excited for it. What do you think?

Timespell by Diana Paz

Published: April 1, 2013 Rhemalda Publishing
Genre: YA Time Travel

Goodreads Summary
In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution. Goodreads / Amazon / B&N

Excerpt:


The teacher went on. Julia tried to stay awake, but it was like the woman spoke in a hypnotic voice on purpose. She could practically hear her saying, “You’re getting sleepy … very, very sleepy.”

“Julia Corona,” Mrs. Ramirez snapped. Julia straightened again, forcing her eyes wide open. “Name a victim of the Reign of Terror. Now.”

“Right.” Crap. Mrs. Ramirez really had it in for her today. She flipped back a page in her textbook. “A victim,” she repeated. “There were so very, very many. Sad times …,” she trailed off.

Mrs. Ramirez crossed her arms.

Julia chewed on her lip, scanning a paragraph about the September Massacres. The mark on her arm grew warm and she frowned.

The page in her history book went blank.

She blinked. An involuntary sound escaped her throat as the blank page began filling in. Word after word, image after image, shifting and changing until the page looked nothing like it had before. A moment ago it had talked about survivors—Pauline de Tourzel and her mother—and the next moment it talked about their untimely deaths.

“We’re waiting.”

She flipped the page, wondering if being sleepy had made her hallucinate. There was no mistaking the warmth flowing from the mark on her arm. Her heart pounded as she watched another page
rearrange itself, entire paragraphs disappearing.

She slammed the book shut. Mrs. Ramirez narrowed her eyes.

Julia swallowed. “I—want to remember without looking.” What was going on? History was changing, and shutting her book wouldn’t stop whatever was happening in the past.

In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution.

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Author Diana Paz

Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee.

Find the Author: Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Website | Blog

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14 comments:

  1. I like the excerpt. i would travel to the late 60s or early 70s. I like hippy times.

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  2. At first I thought it was a mermaid lol. I don't think I had seen this book before. Sounds interesting with the time traveling mixed with witch-like powers. That makes it seem like they're not witches, so I'm curious to know what they are

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  3. Beautiful cover. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. :)

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  4. I think so too :D Thank you very much for stopping by!

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  5. I can see that LOL I think it sounds very interesting too with the traveling and witch powers! I'm pretty intrigued. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

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  6. I would too :D Excellent choice!

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  7. Bookworm BrandeeApril 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Wow, this sounds fascinating, Jaclyn! I love the historical aspect. If I could time travel - I'd either travel to Scotland during 1300-1500's to live with the Highlanders or Regency England. :)

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  8. I would travel to the Highlands of medieval Scotland :-))) Thanks for the contest!

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  9. What a great answer :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  10. I love of the selections! What a great pick :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

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