The Tyrant of Tarsit by Holly Hunt
Virtual Book Tour Dates: 12/9/13 - 12/16/13
Genres: Fantasy, Time Travel
The states of Arnhid and Tarsit have been fighting for centuries. Armundi, King of Arnhid has hatched a plan to take over Richard III’s kingdom and end this bloodshed once and for all.
The only trouble is the mysterious woman who’s fallen into his spy’s lap and is taking his role as spy. When Malcolm, Richard III’s sorcerer, begins to fall for the girl and aches to reveal what he knows of Arnhid to her, the spy must move quickly, before all their planning comes undone.
But in the ashes of the spy’s mission comes a tortured truth… A Dark Hero sparking to life.
Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17234650-the-tyrant-of-tarsit?ac=1
Excerpt: The dark roads of northern Tarsit swept by Lauren as her motorbike flew past the trees, her gaze focused ahead. She leaned into a corner and straightened up, accelerating down the narrow country street. In the distance, a single light burned on the porch of a distant ranch house. The properties nearby were huge, stretching miles in every direction, with thousands of heads of cattle grazing across the vast landscape.
Lauren slowed, flipping her headlight up high to illuminate as much of the surrounding trees as possible in the moonless night. Creatures both great and small had a habit of jumping out in front of passing vehicles, and that was the last thing she needed on her way home tonight.
A lone cow stood on the side of the road, chewing blandly on grass as she passed it, doing eighty miles an hour. Lauren rode by, keeping an eye on it, and sighed in relief when it moved further from the road, startled by the rev of her bike.
Lauren was accelerating out of another corner when something darted out of the shadows and into the beam of her headlight. Startled by the waist-high dog, Lauren slammed on the breaks to steer around it.
The dog stepped in front of the bike as she tried to dodge it, and Lauren twisted the handlebars, letting out a frightened yell as her bike toppled. She rolled, blessing the fact that her helmet was protecting her head. The bike slid after her, the front wheel hitting a tree as she rolled into the ditch on the side of the road. She lifted her head, looking around for her motorbike. The engine had stalled, but the headlight illuminated the patch of road where the huge dog had been standing not long before.
Lauren stood up, examining her leathers for damage. There were scratches and patches missing from the elbows and palms of her outfit, but nothing else had been damaged. She took off her helmet and looked at it—a little bit of paint missing, but better than she could have hoped.
Lauren stood her bike up, slinging the stand down and examining the front tire. In the light of a small torch from her saddlebag, she found the wheel unharmed, and only a few scratches on the body of her bike.
Good, just a bit of lost paintwork. Lauren put the torch away, looking through her saddlebags for a drink and gazed down the road.
Where did that damn dog get to?
The light from her bike went out, plunging the world into complete darkness.
A voice, warped in the night air, said something she couldn’t understand. A flash of blue light momentarily illuminated a man’s hands, the ball crashing into Lauren’s chest.
Her head hit the ground, and she knew no more until the rays of the sun graced her face the next morning.
Champagne Books: http://champagnebooks.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=652
Amazon: Tyrant Of Tarsit (Dark Heroes)
About Holly Hunt:
An author living in Canberra, Australia, Holly Hunt writes a collection of works including Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror and Romance. Currently undergoing an apprenticeship in Butchery, Holly spends her days off writing and watching superhero cartoons.
Holly lives with her partner, Matthew, in a one-bedroom flat crammed with comics and movie memorabilia. She dreams of one day owning a big garden, three dogs and a cat, and can’t wait until that day gets here.
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