May 9, 2014

WAR by Jennifer Anne Davis JGBS Book Blitz




WAR

Title: WAR

Series: The True Reign Series, Book Three 

Author: Jennifer Anne Davis 

Published: May 9th, 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing
Word Count: 73,000
Genre:YAFantasy/Historical Romance
Content Warning: Minor Violence
Recommended Age: 14+

Synopsis:

When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she’d face the fight of her life. What she didn’t expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can’t even save herself?
Darmik knows he doesn’t have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced his position as Commander and Prince in order to join the rebels. But now he must rely on his family name in order to go before the Emperor—his uncle—and beg for Rema’s life.

If Rema and Darmik have any hope of being together and saving their kingdom, they must survive the greatest threat of all—Emperion.

This is the heart-pounding conclusion to The True Reign Series.



The True Reign Series

BY JENNIFER ANNE DAVIS 





Series: The True Reign Series



THE KEY by Jennifer Anne Davis

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Excerpt # 1 for WAR

“Today we’re working with daggers.” Nathenek pulled out two small knives. “Have you ever thrown one before?”

“No.” Savenek had taught her some basic sword work, and she knew how to shoot a bow. But those were the only weapons she was familiar with.

“Why are you smiling?” he asked.

She didn’t realize she was. “This sounds like fun.” And it was something that could come in handy.

Nathenek shook his head. “You should have been born in Emperion. You would’ve made an excellent soldier.” He stood with his feet shoulder-width apart, a knife in each hand.

“Emperion blood runs through my veins,” Rema whispered.

“I figured it did. Your blonde hair and blue eyes give you away. Everyone from the lower class has your coloring.” Bending his arms, he quickly threw one dagger, and then the other, embedding each in the wooden door fifteen feet away.

“Your turn.” He motioned for Rema to join him. “Stand like me,” he instructed. She stood two feet from him and imitated his stance. “Good, now stand like that, facing the door over there.” He pointed to where his daggers were embedded.

Rema did as he said while Nathenek retrieved his weapons, yanking them from the door.

He stood next to her. “When you go to throw, there are a couple things to keep in mind.” Rema nodded, trying to commit all he said to memory. “You need to relax, clear your head, and put heat behind it.”

            She raised an eyebrow. “That seems contradictory.”

            “It’s not, trust me.”

            Yeah, right, Rema thought. She couldn’t trust the man taking her to her death.

“Shake your arms, loosening them.” Rema did as he said. “Excellent. Now, when you hold the knife, you need to keep it secure in your hand, but you don’t want a death grip.” He flipped a dagger in the air, catching it, and handing it hilt first to Rema. She hesitated, and then took the weapon. Nathenek dangled her water sack from his hand.

“How did you do that?”

“Just remember what I do for a living,” he said, handing it back to her. “And don’t try anything.” She nodded. “Now lift your throwing arm back,” he instructed. “Reach forward, lightly flick your wrist, and release.” He threw his dagger, landing it in the door. “Your turn.”

Rema did as instructed—arm back, forward, flick, and release. Only her dagger didn’t strike the wood—it bounced off.

“Again,” he said, retrieving the weapons.



Excerpt # 2 for WAR 


            Rema’s eyes flew open. Everything around her was calm. She felt her key necklace against her chest and rolled over, closing her eyes and trying to fall back asleep.

            Soft whispers drifted toward her and she strained her ears, listening.

            “Please, I beg you, don’t fight. You can stay back where it’s safe.” It sounded like Neco, but she wasn’t sure.

            “I understand your concern,” Ellie answered. “But I promised Maya I would watch out for Rema.”

            “Neither one of you should be there when we go in.”

            She sighed. “I know you’re worried, but I’m perfectly capable of taking care of myself. You know that.”

            “I do,” he responded. “It’s just that, I’ve never been in battle knowing the woman I loved was in it, too.” There was a shuffling sound. “And I’ve never had anything to live for, until now. If I died, it was always for a good cause. Now I don’t want to die. I want to live—with you by my side.”

This was a conversation Rema should not be hearing. She rolled over, making as much noise as possible.



Excerpt # 3 for WAR 

They arrived at the entrance to the courtyard. People were already filtering in, so Darmik and Neco entered with everyone else, trying to blend in. Soldiers ushered people forward, trying to cram as many people in as possible. Darmik and Neco found themselves in the center of the courtyard.

Neco leaned in. “Do you have a clear shot?”

Darmik nodded; there was just enough room for him to throw the dagger.

            He focused on the platform where prisoners were killed or punished. On the left side was a tall post with manacles attached to the top, stocks were situated on the right side, and in the center sat a large block of wood with chains hanging from each side.

            Neco placed his hand atop Darmik’s shoulder and squeezed. Their eyes met, and Neco nodded, giving him the support he needed to do this.

            Behind the platform nestled into a building was a small area where the emperor sat while observing the spectacle below him.

            Darmik looked to the tower, wondering where Rema was.

            Commotion came from the front left, near the door of the tower. A young woman was dragged out and placed in the stocks. A soldier announced that she was being punished because one of her children had failed a class in military training. Another woman was brought out and chained to the post, her arms pulled tight above her head. She was being punished for being out past curfew.

            No other prisoners came out. “Where’s the executioner?” Darmik mumbled.

            “No executions are scheduled for today,” the man next to Darmik said. “There was an execution yesterday. Some girl, not from around here.”

            Darmik’s vision swam, and he fell to his knees.


About the Author:

Jennifer Anne DavisJennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity.



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THE KEY by Jennifer Anne Davis

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Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake−this is no fairytale. 

His father's kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he's falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect?

An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past... All she wants is to be free. What she doesn't realize is that freedom comes with a price she can't afford to pay. She's forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone else... his brother.

Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roving the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.

When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family. 

As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle. When Darmik shows up, she’s not sure if she can trust him. The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred. As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom… if she can manage to stay alive long enough.

RED by Jennifer Anne Davis


Sentenced to be executed. 

Betrayed. Alone. 

Hung on the gallows. 

Rema thought her life was over, but she was wrong. 

Saved by a rebel force she’d only ever heard rumors about, Rema finds herself in a forbidden place. She is finally safe—free from the king and Prince Lennek. But not everything is as it seems at the rebel fortress. Secrets are whispered, and loyalties are tested. Once Rema uncovers the truth of her heritage, will she flee? Or will she ascend to the throne, taking on the responsibility of an entire kingdom? 

Now that Darmik knows Rema’s true identity, he’s on a quest to save her. But when an Emperion assassin arrives on Greenwood Island, Darmik knows he doesn’t have very long to find her. In a deadly game with high stakes, will Darmik remain loyal to his family? Or will he break away and join the rebels? 
Kingdoms rise and fall. 

Heroes are born and made. 

But one thing remains the same—love conquers all.


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