Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Soulless Book Tour

Six years ago, when I first began my journey into the world of writing, I didn't know what I was getting myself into.  During that time, I've experienced many ups and downs, but one of the things I've always enjoyed is making friends with other writers. 

One of those writers is Crystal Collier.

Earlier this year, she released Moonless, the first book in her Maiden of Time series.  Today I’m honored to be a part of the blog tour for her second book in the series, Soulless.

Enough of my blathering.  On to the important stuff! 

BTW, you can still snag a free copy of Moonless!  See details below.


Series: Maiden of Time
Author: Crystal Collier
Pages: 263
Pub Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Raybourne Publishing
ISBN: 9781629830032

The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.


What reviewers are saying:

"5 Stars." - Invincible Love of Reading Book Blog

"I LOVED it! So good. Seriously...exceeded my expectations." -Kristin Smith, advanced reviewer

"Entirely unique and chilling." Gabby @ What’s Beyond Forks

"Unputdownable." T.C. Mckee, BookFish Books


Kiren sprinted faster, glancing up. The hollow loomed just ahead. Wind whipped in his ears, the rich scent of grain masking his own perspiration. Hisses whispered through the frosted breeze, nearing.

Searing heat raked across his back. He whirled and slammed a fist into the creature’s jaw. It flew off to the side.

He kept moving and reached back to examine the flesh, still intact, but his jacket was shorn. Midnight writhed toward him from all directions. His heart sank.

Reaching down, he found a dead tree branch and hefted it. If they wanted to take him, they were going to see a fight like they’d never known!

He turned at the crunch of stalks, swinging the branch upward. It rammed a creature’s chin and threw it back into a mass of blackness. Creatures toppled like wooden dolls.

Kiren lumbered past them, toward the pitiful copse of trees. Twenty feet more.

The enemy circled in, cutting him off. He bit down. His muscles tightened. His knuckles popped.

He swung!

Two bodies thudded to the ground. Weight slammed into the back of his legs. His knees crunched into the earth. Pain shot up his legs. He couldn’t move, weighed down by multiple enemies. He flailed around, swinging blindly. The wood connected again and again, but he couldn’t free his legs. The branch was yanked out of his grasp, raking a trail of splinters across his palm.

Bodies crashed down.

Blackness consumed the world.


Get your free copy of book 1, MOONLESS, October 13, 20, 27, 31 or Nov 7.

Author Bio:

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. 

You can find her on her Blog, Facebook, Goodreads, or follow her on Twitter.


  1. Congratulations, Crystal!
    It's the friends along the way that matter most.

    1. Yep. Wouldn't be where I am in my writing journey today if it wasn't for my writer friends.

  2. Great excerpt from Soulless! I LOVED the book! Crystal is one of those awesome blogging friends who is so supportive and fun. Isn't this blogging/writing community wonderful? :)

    1. You're making me blush, Kristin. This community wouldn't be the nearly as awesome without you!

  3. Yay, Crystal!!!! Loved that excerpt, too. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations to Crystal and hurray for all the writers we meet online to encourage us in our journey. What did writers do before the internet?

    (Met in coffee shops in Paris, probably ...)

    1. I KNOW. Can you even imagine that world? *shudders*

  5. Congratulations to Crystal! That was an awesome excerpt.

  6. Crystal is awesome and this is a fantastic excerpt.
    Hi, Ken! :)

  7. Ken, thank you so much for having me. You are epic!