Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Phoenix by Daccari Buchelli with a Sneak Peek at Symbiote and a Giveaway




PHOENIX
The Peradon Fantasy Series Book 1
by Daccari Buchelli
YA Fantasy
399 pages



No power is greater than the one you’re willing to sacrifice. 


Princess Violetta Flame lives her life according to rule, but those rules require her to pay a heavy price. Haunted by a devastating loss, she longs for freedom. When a handsome ruler takes a special interest in her, she senses greater things lie ahead, but behind the handsome façade lies a dark secret – one that can usurp her efforts and cast her back into the life she detested.

The throne was never promised to Emperor Ryore Frost, but now that he has ultimate power, his world is filled with possibilities. Citizens bow at his feet, but their fleeting adoration is no match for his obsession with the young Flame Princess. As his feelings for the staunchly independent princess grow, a new threat emerges, bent on undermining his efforts and betraying his sensibilities.

When past tragedies, malevolent behaviour, and strong wills collide, which will reign supreme?





SNEAK PEEK

Violetta found herself near the infirmary once more, set on re-tracing her steps when someone snatched up her arm, slamming her back against the wall.
‘Please,’ she begged, ‘I-’
A hand clamped across her mouth.
‘Shh.’
Violetta’s eyes clenched shut. This is it, she thought. She waited for the familiar ring- for the feel of cold steel pressed against her flesh.
‘Shh,’ whispered the figure.
Violetta worked to slow her breathing, running various scenarios through her head.
Enough! Her free hand balled into a fist. She was not some helpless child or damsel in distress: she held immense power and it was hers to use as she saw fit.
She touched her core, drawing magic up, into her veins. Flames burned beneath her skin. They danced at the thought of being released, shooting stray sparks through the tips of her fingers.
‘Wait.’ That voice. ‘It’s me.’
The stranger freed Violetta’s mouth. She spun round, prepared to scream when she noticed the figure’s emerald eyes.
‘Surprise.’
‘Surprise?’ She glared at Xyhoni, her fury rising. ‘You terrified me, you-’
Xyhoni’s lips meshed with her own. Heat rushed over her skin, her own lips fighting to draw him closer as his hands smoothed along the curve of her hips.
‘Xi,’ she breathed, ‘We can’t.’
Years of desperate yearning fought against her. Her lips parted, allowing him access to the soft cavern of her mouth.
Xyhoni’s arms wrapped around her. They kneaded her soft flesh, crushing her against his body.
A breathy moan escaped Violetta’s lips when Xyhoni suddenly broke contact.
‘Xi?’
‘Shh.’ He placed a finger against her lips. She had never seen him like this: his eyes were wide and unblinking, his body tense.
Violetta’s heart raced. That kiss- wow. There were no words. She observed Xyhoni, matching his posture as she strained to hear over her thundering heart. The instant she closed her eyes, the voices began.
‘I’m telling you, I saw her.’
‘Then where is she?’
The clang of a nearby door saw the voices raise to a shout.
‘Highness, are you down here?’
Metal clinked against itself.
Guards? Violetta’s eyes flashed open, to find Xyhoni’s pleading with her to stay quiet.
‘Highness?’
Xyhoni inclined his head and as one they backed into the shadows, unable to tear themselves away from each-other.
The clank of armour drew close. Beads of sweat slipped between Violetta’s breasts. Please, she prayed, don’t let them find us.
Xyhoni urged her further back, into a tight passage. His palm rose to envelop her own, his alchemist’s sigil glowing with power.
‘Look at me,’ he was careful to whisper, ‘I can hide myself, but-’
Violetta pressed a finger to his lips.
‘I understand,’ she mouthed. She knew this moment would have to end, but it didn’t prevent her heart from breaking. This small measure of intimacy had made her happier than she’d been in years.
Violetta bit back tears, craving the feel of Xyhoni’s lips.
‘Go,’ he whispered.
Violetta pushed out of Xyhoni’s grip as he began to call upon his magic. She took a deep breath, tip-toeing to the edge of the crevice before casting a last look back at her love. A new wall of rock was already forming and covered most of Xyhoni’s form.
Violetta turned, dabbing her eyes before stepping out into the passage.





SYMBIOTE
The Peradon Fantasy Series Book 2
Releases December 25th, 2017!!

In order to save the ones you love, you must be prepared to risk it all.
Five years have passed since that fateful day at the Frost Estate and Violetta fails to shake the memories of her husband’s demise. Her daughter Elinor cannot know of the part she played, but that is only one of the Flame Queen’s problems.
With a mysterious storm blanketing the whole of Peradon, Violetta, with the help of Lord Jork and Xyhoni, sets out to uncover its source. The last thing she expected was for her only child to vanish and for a troublesome rumour to be circling Peradon.
At her wits end, Violetta must journey through the four realms in search of anyone who can help to find her daughter, but- is she willing to accept the help of a traitor?

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SNEAK PEEK

Violetta found herself near the infirmary once more, set on re-tracing her steps when someone snatched up her arm, slamming her back against the wall.
‘Please,’ she begged, ‘I-’
A hand clamped across her mouth.
‘Shh.’
Violetta’s eyes clenched shut. This is it, she thought. She waited for the familiar ring- for the feel of cold steel pressed against her flesh.
‘Shh,’ whispered the figure.
Violetta worked to slow her breathing, running various scenarios through her head.
Enough! Her free hand balled into a fist. She was not some helpless child or damsel in distress: she held immense power and it was hers to use as she saw fit.
She touched her core, drawing magic up, into her veins. Flames burned beneath her skin. They danced at the thought of being released, shooting stray sparks through the tips of her fingers.
‘Wait.’ That voice. ‘It’s me.’
The stranger freed Violetta’s mouth. She spun round, prepared to scream when she noticed the figure’s emerald eyes.
‘Surprise.’
‘Surprise?’ She glared at Xyhoni, her fury rising. ‘You terrified me, you-’
Xyhoni’s lips meshed with her own. Heat rushed over her skin, her own lips fighting to draw him closer as his hands smoothed along the curve of her hips.
‘Xi,’ she breathed, ‘We can’t.’
Years of desperate yearning fought against her. Her lips parted, allowing him access to the soft cavern of her mouth.
Xyhoni’s arms wrapped around her. They kneaded her soft flesh, crushing her against his body.
A breathy moan escaped Violetta’s lips when Xyhoni suddenly broke contact.
‘Xi?’
‘Shh.’ He placed a finger against her lips. She had never seen him like this: his eyes were wide and unblinking, his body tense.
Violetta’s heart raced. That kiss- wow. There were no words. She observed Xyhoni, matching his posture as she strained to hear over her thundering heart. The instant she closed her eyes, the voices began.
‘I’m telling you, I saw her.’
‘Then where is she?’
The clang of a nearby door saw the voices raise to a shout.
‘Highness, are you down here?’
Metal clinked against itself.
Guards? Violetta’s eyes flashed open, to find Xyhoni’s pleading with her to stay quiet.
‘Highness?’
Xyhoni inclined his head and as one they backed into the shadows, unable to tear themselves away from each-other.
The clank of armour drew close. Beads of sweat slipped between Violetta’s breasts. Please, she prayed, don’t let them find us.
Xyhoni urged her further back, into a tight passage. His palm rose to envelop her own, his alchemist’s sigil glowing with power.
‘Look at me,’ he was careful to whisper, ‘I can hide myself, but-’
Violetta pressed a finger to his lips.
‘I understand,’ she mouthed. She knew this moment would have to end, but it didn’t prevent her heart from breaking. This small measure of intimacy had made her happier than she’d been in years.
Violetta bit back tears, craving the feel of Xyhoni’s lips.
‘Go,’ he whispered.
Violetta pushed out of Xyhoni’s grip as he began to call upon his magic. She took a deep breath, tip-toeing to the edge of the crevice before casting a last look back at her love. A new wall of rock was already forming and covered most of Xyhoni’s form.
Violetta turned, dabbing her eyes before stepping out into the passage.




Born in 1993, British writer Daccari Buchelli spends his time focusing on his favourite genre, Fantasy. Having developed an early love of literature, he became determined to create his own magical wonderlands for fellow readers to explore. He spent his teenage years working on several Fantasy novellas, which he has yet to release to the general public. 


He has since released the first book in a new Fantasy series, which revolves around young royals and the elemental magic that they possess. As an active member of the LGBT+ community, Mr Buchelli hopes to help reduce intolerance and bullying by promoting acceptance and understanding of those different to ourselves.






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