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Monday, January 4, 2016

Dissident/Exile #ExileTour

Title: Dissident / Exile
Series: Forbidden Things Books 1 and 2
Author: Nikki McCormack
Publication Date: July 9, 2015 / December 11, 2015
Genre: Epic Fantasy


Synopsis: Exile

Yiloch, the newly crowned Emperor of Lyra, stands accused of arranging the assassination of the Caithin royal family. Torn between love for Yiloch and her close ties with the royal family, Indigo wants nothing more than to prove the accusation false, but the evidence puts the blood of the family on his hands.

Trying to protect the Lyran prince from the swift descent of Caithin justice, Indigo exposes the workings of an enemy who is willing to kill to protect his secrets. In desperation, she unleashes magic that sends Yiloch deep into the desert of Kudan before fleeing for her life. She must find him again to save his life as well as her own.

Betrayed by ally and by love, stranded by uncontrollable magic, Yiloch struggles to make his way back to the Lyran capital before Caithin can declare war, but standing between him and his empire is a lethal new enemy, wielding magic unlike anything his people have faced before.

Synopsis: Dissident

Ascard power can strengthen, heal and create. It also has great potential to destroy, enough to topple entire governments. Indigo’s country places strict limitations on the use of ascard so she must channel her talents into the healing arts or risk severe punishment. An orphan from a disgraced family, trapped by her father’s treason, Indigo struggles to reclaim her place in a society that has driven her into an abusive engagement.

Then a mysterious stranger from a neighboring country contacts her using ascard. He needs help escaping his prison so he can bring an end to his emperor's oppressive rule or die trying. His unshakable devotion to his cause and the passion hidden behind his cool arrogance move her to help him at the risk of being branded a traitor herself.

When the politics of society bring them together a second time, Indigo decides to use her growing powers to help him fight his war. If only she dared fight for her own future with such passion. Perhaps she can find the courage to do so by helping the man she has fallen for win his revolution. She might have exactly the power he needs to succeed.



Forbidden Things: Exile Playlist (Nikki McCormack)

Because my taste in music roams across a lot of genres, this playlist is a rather mixed collection of music that roughly follows the major events in Exile, Forbidden Things book two. Enjoy!

·      I Never Told You by Colbie Caillat
·      Fantasy by MS MR
·      Everything Will Be Alright by Joshua Radin
·      If I Had A Heart by Fever Ray
·      The One That Got Away by The Civil Wars
·      Dark Thing by Johnny Hollow
·      Canvas by Imogen Heap
·      Mausam & Escape by A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack)
·      What Have You Done by Within Temptation
·      Glory And Gore by Lorde
·      Somewhere by Within Temptation
·      Dark Skies by Brick + Mortar
·      Let Her Go by Passenger
·      Blood by Archis

·      Gone by Johnny Hollow

Author Bio

Nikki lives in the magnificent Pacific Northwest with her husband, two horses, two cats, and one slightly crazy dog. She feeds her imagination by sitting on the ocean in her kayak gazing out across the never-ending water or hanging from a rope in a cave, embraced by darkness and the sound of dripping water. She finds peace through practicing iaido or shooting her longbow.

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Nikki McCormack said...

Thank you for hosting the tour!

Unknown said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour, Elaine!