Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fury of the Storm Wizard

Today on my blog I'd like to welcome new author Shauna E. Black!


When Shauna E. Black was diagnosed with cancer in early 2012, her author aspirations were put on hold. Now, almost two years later, she will realize her dream as she publishes her first novel, Fury of the Storm Wizard.
Jesse, the main character of Fury of the Storm Wizard, must find courage as he grapples with the death of his mother and a move from the Kansas prairie to a Colorado mining town, where Jesse discovers he has astonishing magical power.
When he befriends a girl scarred by fire and a young dragon disguised as a human, Jesse finds strength to overcome his challenges. Together, the teens must uncover the truth behind a string of deadly mining accidents and foil the plot of an evil mage before Jesse can learn to control his magic and use it to save his friends and family.
Like Jesse, Shauna found strength to defeat cancer in the support of her loved ones. They gave her the courage to make her dreams into reality.

Fury of the Storm Wizard will be available the first week of December 2013 in paperback and ebook formats at online booksellers. Please visit http://www.thunderstrucknovel.com or http://www.shaunablack.com for more details. Also, go check out her fabulous giveaway on her page!! Enter to win some great prizes (look under the launch party tab.)


SYNOPSIS
A storm is brewing in Silver Valley, where an unusual string of mining accidents has locals whispering of dark magic. When the marshal sent to investigate goes missing, his young assistant Boone turns to Jesse and Eliza for help. But Jesse is a new mage with raw magic, and Eliza is hiding a secret. The three must learn to trust each other before the valley is destroyed and they are ripped away from everything they hold dear.

EXCERPT
Jesse skidded to a stop, pulling away from Eliza. Squeezing his eyes shut, he spun around in one smooth motion, pulling the gun up to his shoulder and squeezing the trigger. He thought he heard a high-pitched squeal just before the gun’s report set his ears ringing.
Jesse risked cracking his eyes open to see if he’d hit anything. The basilisk wasn’t far away, rearing back with a bloody scratch along the side of its face. Jesse felt a crushing disappointment. He’d only grazed it. But then a rumbling began under his feet. There was a whoosh of air from the stope opening, and a wave of heat following it.
“Oh, no.”
A huge ball of crackling lightning formed and raced toward them.
“Run!” he screamed at his friends. “Run!”

Go check out Shauna's links (above) and enjoy her book! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Other blog tour sites:
Monique's Musings: http://moniquebucheger.blogspot.com/
Sporting Pink: http://www.shesportspink.blogspot.com/
Life As I Know It: http://gerbsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/




PS - Author Shauna E. Black also included this fantastic recipe for ice cream in our blog tour. Since I love ice cream, I'm posting it here for you all to enjoy!


LEMON CUSTARD ICE CREAM
CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
APPLE STREUSEL ICE CREAM
“FRIED” ICE CREAM
VANILLA ICE CREAM
3 cups milk
1 ¾ cups sugar
½ tsp salt
1 can evaporated milk
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups cream
Dissolve sugar in the milk. Add remaining ingredients. Place in ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Makes 4 quarts.
BLACK FAMILY ICE CREAM BASE
1 large package gelatin, any flavor
1 cup boiling water
1 ½ cups sugar
1 large package instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups heavy cream
6 cups milk
1 cup fruit, chopped
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, stir together sugar and pudding mix. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla, cream, milk, and dissolved gelatin. Stir in fruit. Place in ice cream maker and churn until frozen.


3 comments:

  1. Your picture of ice cream looks good enough to eat! Thanks for the warm welcome!

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    1. You are more than welcome Shauna! I'm so glad I got to know you and share you and your book on my page!!

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  2. This rare magical ability deals with the power of the mind, allowing its practitioners to boost their own mental power and thaothersWizard101 are able to withstand fatal attacks for a short period of time and encourage their teammates to keep fighting.

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