November 18, 2017

 Cover Reveal: BloodLust (Rise of the Iliri – Book 1) by Auryn Hadley

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Title: BloodLust
Author: Auryn Hadley
Series: Rise of the Iliri – Book 1
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Release Date: April 2nd, 2016

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Synopsis

On a world where metal is nearly non-existent, a war for steel has waged for more than a decade. The front lines are populated by pallid iliri and iliri-human crossbreds. Seen as little more than beasts, their lives are cheap and easily replaced, destroying their culture as the body count rises. Being purebred, Salryc Luxx will die, she just wants to make sure it counts. That’s why she applied for elite forces.

Becoming a Black Blade means that, for the first time, humans would have to show her respect. They do the impossible, and the country calls them heroes. Military command just hasn’t realized it’s because the Blades have a secret. They’re all iliran crossbreds. Their innate abilities make them the perfect soldiers, even if they’re a pack of predators. It’s the reason the enemy wants to exterminate their species. The intercepted crate of ancient history proves it. So why was it heading to Parliament, not an enemy outpost?

The Black Blades are caught in the middle. The enemy wants to slaughter them. Their own country wants to enslave them. Their leader wants them to act human – but that’s impossible. They’re iliri. If military command finds out, the Black Blades will be disbanded, ripping apart the only family Sal has ever known. And now, the enemy is on their tail.

But there’s a chance she can save not only her pack but her entire species. History says iliri were perfected by men. Maybe it’s time for them to see the monster they created.

Sal? Zep asked, turning her face to his. What do your instincts say? That part of you that isn’t human. Why does it love him?
Because he’s stronger than me. He can protect me. He keeps me safe.
And you didn’t let him do that. You protected us. You took over, you challenged him, and you made him feel weak.

She nodded.
And you encouraged them to embrace their natures. I felt it, Sal, we all felt it. You made a human feel like an iliri, what do you think that did to him? He’s more proud than you think. You showed him that he’s caught between two worlds.
So what do I do now?
she asked.
I wish I knew. Talking about it would be a good start, but what do I know? I’m human, Sal. I’ll never see things the way you both do.
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Blurb

Riley Andrews is a gamer. By day, she breeds, raises, and trains Shire draft horses. All night, she loses herself in a battle of assault rifles and quick knives. First Person Shooters are her true love. She’s good. She’s damned good, but no one’s realized that “QQ” isn’t just one of the guys. On the other side of a monitor, she’s as anonymous as everyone else.

When her only chance to save the family horse farm is to win a game tournament – for the prize money – Riley knows she can do it, but it means showing her face. The tournament is streamed live across the internet. If she can win, she’ll not only get the money she needs but prove the boys wrong.

She just never saw Void coming.

No one knows anything about the mysterious man behind the character. Void’s hot as hell and has Riley right in his sights. He was supposed to be another corpse on her way to the top. Instead, he dares her to become more. He taunts her to change the entire scene. He challenges her to prove that games aren’t just a boy’s club anymore.

Riley’s more than willing to accept.

 

AuthorBio
Auryn Hadley

Auryn Hadley is a happy Texan who swelters in the summers with her husband, three dogs, and the neighborhood cats. Her coffee addiction is impressive and allows her to keep writing the next book. Her husband keeps telling her it’s great, even though he doesn’t like to read, so she ignores him.

With a degree in biology, a few decades in gaming, and a love for all things out of this world, she writes across genres looking for the story that is begging to be told. From love to loss, hopes and dreams, there’s always an escape waiting inside the pages of her books. She tries to capture the idealism of YA literature while addressing more adult topics because life doesn’t get any less exciting when you grow up.

To see what’s in the works, go to www.aurynhadley.com

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