Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Forged by Greed" Cover Reveal!

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Their choice had been taken away long before they were born.

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Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world.

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards—exist on Earth, living among humans and perfectly fitting into modern life. Their secret societies are organized, each united by their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber, command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.

The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict.

The forces of nature are disrupted. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world. The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira fight not only for their star-crossed love but to protect the future of both races and humankind.
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Excerpt

The wolf stood under the trees, several yards from the fence. His eyes were fixed on the stone statues. He growled and took a few slow steps back. Then he sprang forward and ran full speed toward the gate. His upper lip drew back, showing sharp, long canines. He jumped over the spikes of the fence, his belly inches away from the pointed iron finials. The wolf landed on the other side and left large paw prints on the freshly mowed grass. He lost his balance but regained it momentarily.

He heard her footsteps even before he heard her voice.

“Jatred!” From the house Jasmira ran toward him. Her long curly hair billowed behind her. “J, you made it. You made it.”

The wolf whimpered and trotted forward to meet her. Without slowing down, she threw herself onto him. Her hands grabbed his thick fur. His body was massive, and Jasmira looked like a child hugging an uncommonly large dog. The air around them pulsed and shivered. Jatred shifted into his human form and fell onto his back. Jasmira sprawled on top of him. Holding his face in her hands, she kissed him. His face broke into a broad smile.

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Forged by Greed will be released on September 20, 2012. The second book in the series (untitled) is scheduled for publication in summer 2013.


Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland. She describes herself as European born, American by choice. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English to translate her favorite Polish fairytales. 

Angela is a Young Adult and Adult fiction writer. She completed her first YA paranormal romance novel, Forged by Greed, which is scheduled for publication on September 20, 2012. This is the first book in The Forged Series. Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories. She is a member of the Society of the Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter, and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Linkedin and Goodreads.

Angela loves reading good books almost as much as writing them. She can’t decide which is her favorite season—summer or fall. She speaks with Polish accent, but loves listening to the Southern drawl. 

She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, two children, and a very independent and chronically curious cat.

Angela can be found on her websiteFacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedIn, and Goodreads

Visit Angela on her website and on her Goodreads author page to read more excerpts from Forged by Greed and to learn about upcoming giveaways and other events. Add Forged by Greed to your To-Be-Read list on Goodreads. Check back on September 20th for the buy links and the book blog tours information.



18 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

This is an awesome cover. And the story sounds great too. Thanks for sharing this.

Lisa Regan said...

The cover is incredible! It sounds very intriguing! Congrats and good luck to Angela! May she have big sales!

cleemckenzie said...

I just saw this book. Great that it's making the rounds on some super blogs. Once again, congratulations.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Excellent excerpt. A real hook. Congrats, Angela. The book sounds wonderful. Sixteen! So young and fearless.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Angela's cover rocks.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

A great cover - so mysterious! The story excerpt is good too!!!

Siv Maria said...

Agreed, the cover is great and the story sounds intriguing. Shape shifters is a wonderful concept :) Good luck to Angela with her release.

M Pax said...

Congrats to Angela. It's great to see her everywhere today.

Aimée Jodoin said...

Sounds cool! The cover looks so mystical!

Carrie Butler said...

I have loved seeing this cover everywhere today. It's so well done! :)

Lynda R Young said...

I do like the cover.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Dear Nancy, thank you so much for hosting me today. Phew, it's been a busy day in the blogosphere for me, but so much fun visiting all the wonderful places and seeing my own book cover out there! :-)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Natalie, thank you. Good to see you here!

Lisa, "may she have big sales!". I love it :-)

C.Lee, we keep bumping into each other today. How fun!

Thank you, Joylene. Yes, fearless is just about right.

Hi Alex, great to see you here. Looking forward to your post tomorrow.

Thank you, Pat.

Siv, I'm glad you like shape shifters. They make fabulous characters.

M. Pax, so good to see you again today.

Aimee, I agree about the mystical cover :-)

Carrie, my cover is definitely in a few places today.

Lynda, so nice to see you again today. Thank you for everything.

Eva Gallant said...

Love the cover! Hope it makes the NY Times top 10!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

OMG, Eva. May your words come true
:-)

Misha Gericke said...

Beautiful cover!

And the story sounds really interesting too. :-)

Carol Kilgore said...

I've seen this gorgeous cover around this week. Love it!

Rachel Morgan said...

Ooh, I like that cover :-)
And your blog looks great! (This is the first time I've seen the flames stuff, which may tell you how long it's been since I visited your blog!)