Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Nadia's Heart, Part One by Wendy Altshuler - Book Tour and Giveaway

About the Book

When an amnesiac girl who thinks she has been born without a heart utters a prayer, she is met by a mysterious angelic stranger from her forgotten past. Together they embark on a journey to recover her removed heart, but enter into battle with an Evil Voice on a rampage to remove the hearts of an entire generation of children - and replace them with stones.


Nadia stole a glance at Georgeonus,  musing  at  such  a  thought,  but  stopped.     For looking at him, and noticing his hair moving slightly in the wind, Nadia thought that she remembered him.   Indeed, she was recollecting something—something she could not put her finger on—something which sent a chill down her arm towards the metal, and as Georgeonus turned his head sharply, Nadia let go, her fingers released from the metal and she began to fall.

She hardly knew why or where but only that she was falling toward the sleds below.  It was a lucky thing that they had flown ahead of the teams, because she just might make landing in the second.  Below was an even rockier grade, and Jasper looked up as Georgeonus soared to reach her.  Suddenly all hands were in the air and Nadia was caught by suspecting and unsuspecting men.  The driver was bumped in the force and the sled swayed, and so did the arms, and so did Nadia, towards the cliff.  They were so high up now and Nadia felt her stomach leap towards her throat as she looked over the cliff at the thought of being sent over.   They rolled away from the cliff, Nadia had a man’s shirt tightly crumpled and clutched in her fist, her vision magnified  from  the  adrenalin  coursing  through  her.     Nadia made her way up to sit on the supplies as the sled in front of them continued on and disappeared behind a bend.

They were now definitely aware that the dogs had changed. When once they had headed the dogs on along the ice, now it was if they were led by the dogs.  Without even steering, they barely had their bearings when the sled continued up the steep incline.

She sat looking at the gear and felt the cold brown canvas lump which she leaned upon, holding on as the sled jangled. The team slowed as they turned around the last bend.

About the Author

Wendy Altshuler is a writer-producer who explores myth in new media. She writes fantasy novels and creates works in stop motion animation.  Her credits include award-winning screenwriting and WGA-accredited representation. With a degree in psychology and a Master of Arts from Columbia University, Altshuler documented the work of international choreographers and wrote and produced regional programming. Her short plays have been performed at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, at regional schools and most recently, Puppet Showplace Theatre. Altshuler's young adult book series has been hailed as "emotionally moving, uplifting and wholesome," and "spirited and haunting. . .with much symbolism and beauty."

Wendy will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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