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Happy Friday Everyone! I have a special treat for you today. I'm thrilled to be one of the ambassador's that Penguin Young Readers picked to help with the pre-release celebrations for AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. I am very excited for this debut author release and am waiting daily for my ARC to arrive.

Today MTV News is releasing an excerpt of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. To celebrate, Penguin Young Readers is offering a fantastic giveaway. Details are below.

First, here's a blurb of AN EMBER OF THE ASHES from Goodreads:

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Doesn't it sound fantastic? And here's the link to the MTV exclusive excerpt.
Five winners will win a signed galley and a t-shirt.

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  1. I do think this sounds good, and the cover is so beautiful! Hope your ARC arrives soon!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. That does sound really good, especially the setting and cover. Adding it to the TBR. Hope you get your copy soon Natalie.

  3. Pretty cover :)

    Have a good weekend.

  4. That sounds very cool and the cover is awesome!

  5. EEEEK! I am SO EXCITED about this book :D I cannot wait to read it. <3 Fingers crossed it will be amazing. I hope you will get your ARC soon :) Though I am all kinds of jealous, lol. <3 Wants it so badly. Sigh. But ohh. Do you know if this giveaway is International? There is no rules.. :\ Amazing post sweetie :)

  6. Beauuutiful cover!!!

  7. Great cover and very cool t-shirt. I have a niece who would love this one, so I'll give the great giveaway a shot. Thanks for telling me about this and for the chance to win.

  8. Looks like a great read. I entered the giveaway.

  9. Wow, this looks fantastic! I love fantasy!

  10. An Ember in the Ashes sounds intriguing. Pretty cover.

  11. Sounds like a good adventure, mixed with some fantasy!

  12. This was amazing! I promise I will post more coherent thoughts when I can but for now all I can say is I loved and need book 2 NOW. Oh and Sara Raash I will fight you for Elias ;)
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  13. An Ember in the Ashes sounds fascinating. Awesome cover too! Thanks for sharing it. :)

  14. That cover is so eye-catching! And the plot sounds exciting.

    BTW, I apologize for my lengthy lack of blog visits, but I'm so grateful you've continued stopping by my place. Hopefully I'm now back on track. :-)

  15. This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human—and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.

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