Sunday, February 17, 2019

Blog Tour + Giveaway + Excerpts :: Five Gems Series

Jeweler's Apprentice
Five Gems Book 1
by E. Kaiser Writes
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure

On her first visit to the palace, sixteen-year-old Fia stumbles upon a court intrigue. To keep the secret safe, the Chancellor sends her off as apprentice to a famous, reclusive, mountain jeweler...

...And straight into adventure. 

Discovering gems with deep secrets and new friends with the same, Fia learns a whole lot more than just making jewelry: when to trust a stranger, and when not to, why not to try stealing from gem thieves; what heroism is; what royalty ought to be; and that the mountains themselves can sometimes be the greatest danger of all. 

Is the legend of the Sunlight Stone true? 

Will peace ever come to the war-torn neighboring kingdom? 

And what is the stable boy hiding...? 

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Swiftly she wove through the arbors toward the spot where she thought she had glimpsed something.The closer she got the less sinister everything looked. She let her shoulders relax. She’d been letting the night and new surroundings get to her.

Perhaps it had been merely some gardener's boy coming back from a nearly unremembered duty. Or had it been sheer imagination alone?

That would be enough to account for a great deal, right there.

Suddenly her heart stopped, and she stared fixedly at the space between the arbors. It hadn’t been a shadow this time, nor could it even remotely be construed a gardener's boy. It was a man, clothed in dark garments, a black scarf of flimsy material hiding most of his face. His gait was purposefully soundless, and the intensity in his movements made her blood chill.

Traitor's Knife
Five Gems Book 2

Secrets. Sabotage. Murder. With Olayin House temporarily turned into a weapons factory, Fia is confronted with the care of three refugee children, an ill-timed visitor, a perplexingly brash messenger that she isn't quite sure what to think of, all while trying to keep her friend’s secrets safe. But when dangerous accidents start to happen, the young apprentice begins to tread a fine line of suspicion. Are saboteurs out to nix the weapons works... and is the incognito crown prince in mortal peril? Winter in the mountain house isn’t as cozy as her apprenticeship was expected to be. 

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"Ah, a new friend, Fia?"

She turned to face the newcomer, and Ilido dropped his arm from her shoulder. Why was it she felt her cheeks seemed warmer than usual.

"Yes, as a matter of fact, an old one."

Willex looked Ilido up and down as if judging a horse's age.
"Not too old of one, I take it." he jibed.

"Older than you think, perhaps." Ilido said softly, and there was a certain look in his eye that made Fia uncomfortable.

"Willex, this is Ilido. You must need a cup of warm cider, your hands must be freezing." She turned toward the stove, she immediately had a vision of the two young men standing there glowering at one another. Or even worse, saying something prickly.

The mood between the two was decidedly prickly.

King's Ward 
Five Gems Book 3

With her wealth of loyalist secrets, Fia’s position at Olayin House is compromised. Now a potential danger to two countries, she is made a ward of the king and sent away yet again; this time into the grassland kingdom of Erlandia, but her journey amongst the horse folk takes unexpected turns.

Trapped under siege, she faces two men from her past... one she fears might murder her, and the other may die of plague unless she wins the battle for his life.

And with the Sunlight Stone traded for troops, how long will Erlandia’s peace last?

Grimly, Fia shook the sleet off the top of her blankets and then rolled them dutifully up, lashing them tightly in preparation for stashing on the pack horse.

“Well, if you aren’t a real trooper!” the voice was slightly shocked, and Fia cast a quick glance behind her to find the youngest member of the band.

“I was just coming to see if you’d wakened...” he offered as if he needed an excuse.
“With air so cold, who wouldn’t?” she asked rhetorically.

“...And you’re not only up, you’ve already tied your roll.” He finished his sentence.

Fia tipped the bed roll up on end and then stood, turning to him. “Well, it’s better to move when cold, then to lie still and try to pretend you’re just dreaming.”

E. Kaiser Writes was born into a family of readers, and got started on storytelling around the age of four when her older siblings prompted her into recounting an absolutely ridiculous account of a parallel childhood. It was good for the family's general entertainment, and she discovered the thrill of making people laugh.

At the age of seven her mother read the Hobbit aloud, and a fascination with beautiful fantasy was born. At nine she came to the decision that she wanted to be a writer, and set to reading rabidly to learn the art. At thirteen she attempted her first novel, and it was eaten in a computer's demise. 

Afterward, during her teenage years she tried very hard at various times to stop writing all together. 

Not succeeding, she at last gave in to her addiction, and wrote "for fun". 

Her first novel, Jeweler's Apprentice, is a light-fantasy adventure for teens. The shy, bookish heroine is thrust out on the first step toward the adventure that awaits, and growing up. More books in this series are expected. 

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