Friday, October 18, 2013

Finder's Tome: The Virtual Tour

Finder’s Tome
by TMarshall



The Deadly Gates have been opened. An exiled prince plots the return of trolls into FourPosts.

Jacob “Feather” Moore is given an ancient book to read. It shows him where he can find Mandrake’s Key, an artifact with the power to lock the Deadly Gates.

Forced into a race for his life and the future of FourPosts, Feather is pursued through caverns, deserts and foreign cities. Lost, hungry and alone, the boy struggles to reach the Great Hollow and the portal it holds. His only hope lies in the visions given by the book called Finder’s Tome.


Excerpt Five:

In this scene, Feather, having just finished fighting a band of hobgoblins, meets the half-elf Chelsey for the first time.

“Um Geoffrey, we might have a problem.”

“What is it?” He turned and saw the giant beast closing on them. “It’s a Wildebear. They are said to embody the spirits of the forest. Where did it come from?” He raised the glass rod and pointed it at the magical creature.

An arrow stuck in the ground at the wizard’s feet. “Don’t you dare!” A female voice came from the trees above them.

Feather squinted, looking for the shadow he had seen earlier.

The ground thumped to Feather’s right. He flinched.

A woman stood next to him. She wore a long, brown and gray fur cloak. She had a thin frame and was as tall as Feather. Her auburn hair was pinned back from her temples, revealing long pointed ears. Almond-shaped eyes, the color of emeralds, held Feather’s stare. In her hands, she held a delicate silver bow aimed at Geoffrey’s chest.

“Who are you and why are you in my forest?” The elfish girl asked, her eyes narrowing.

Geoffrey’s lips turned into a gentle smile. “Looking for you I believe, Chesley Fa’Quin.”

Chelsey’s brow furrowed as she strapped the bow to her back. “How do you know my name?”

“You’re beautiful.” Feather clamped a hand over his mouth and looked down. His heartbeat pounded in his temples while his face heated. “I’m sorry, I just expected someone living in the woods to be more… rough-looking.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

TJ Marshall spent the majority of his adult life in the US Army, and during this time, had traveled to more than two dozen countries as well as visiting nearly every state. A veteran of both Desert Storm and the Global War on Terror, TJ finally decided to retire and start a new life in Texas with his two daughters. A newcomer to writing, Finder’s Tome is TJ’s first novel, but in the short time he’s been writing, he has produced countless short stories, one of which was the winner of an internet writing contest hosted by First Page Last Page. TJ is currently working on a second novel titled The Struggles due to be released in summer 2014.

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 TJ will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

If you want to enter, leave a comment with your email address and follow the rest of the tour for more chances to win!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

TJ Marshall said...

Thank you for this promo. The post looks great.

Angela Myron said...

Looks great, TJ. All the best to you on your tour.

Leona~Author said...

A very nice post, TJ. As one who has read Finder's Tome, I highly recommend it to young and old alike.

Best of luck with your tour.

TJ said...

Thanks Angela!

TJ said...

Thanks a lot, Leo.

Andra Lyn said...

Hi TJ!

So how has your stint in the army affected your writing style?

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

TJ said...

Hey Andra,

Great question. I'm not sure the Army altered my style, but it did have a big effect in what I write. First it gave me experience living in a variety of locations around the world. (I've been to more than 2 dozen countries since joining.)In fact many of the things during the desert scene in my book were drawn from experiences I've had while being in the Middle East. And second, the Army has supplied me with a ton of character types to draw from. Many of my characters are based off of real people I've met in the Army, (well at least their personalities, I haven't met many elves or hobgoblins.) :)

Joyce Hertzoff/Mum said...

Great kick off to your blog tour, TJ. I'll be following along all month.


TJ said...

Hey Mum!

Great to see you here. Thanks for joining us.

bn100 said...

Nice excerpt

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

TJ said...

Thanks bn100. Glad you enjoyed it.

Natasha said...

Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
Sounds like a great read!!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you.


Mary Preston said...

This sounds like it's going to be a fabulous series.


Thomas Marshall said...

Congratulations to Rita for being the winner of the $25 gift card!