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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blog Tour: Half Blood

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Jaye L. Knight’s new novella, Half-Blood, has been released! Learn more about this prequel story to Ilyon Chronicles and make sure you also enter the tour giveaway at the bottom!

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Half Blood
Jaye L. Knight

The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place.
For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the unthinkable, he is thrown into a world of violence and bloodshed.
Forced to become a gladiator, Jace finds more and more of his heart dying as his master works to break down his will not to become the monster everyone believes he is. When a stranger interferes with his master’s harsh punishment, Jace’s world is upended yet again. But with it comes the possibility of hope that has long since died. Could the man possibly hold the key to escaping the hopeless darkness that is Jace’s life? Is there such a thing as life beyond the cruelty of slavery?
See where Jace’s story all began . . .

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JayeAuthor2015About the Author


Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Etsy, and on her new fiction forum where you can interact with other readers of the series.


Author Interview



What inspired you to write Half Blood?
 
I’ve always wanted to tell Jace’s background story and had it floating around in my mind for a long time. Occasionally I would write down a scene for it, but I did not intend to write it as soon as I did. It was supposed to be a short story that I thought I’d offer as a freebie to draw new readers into the series. That changed, however, when I just kept going further back into Jace’s life and it ended up being much longer than I originally planned.
 
What was the most interesting part to write?
 
Definitely when Jace first came to Kalli and Aldor’s farm with Rayad. I loved writing it and experiencing all his emotions with him as he comes to discover that there are good people in the world. And it was just fun to show how he first came to meet and get to know them since that wasn’t in Resistance.
 
What do you want your readers to learn from Jace's experiences/from the story?
 
That God is always calling and working in people’s lives. That is ultimately what I set out to tell when I first started writing about Jace. No matter how broken we are as people, God is still working in the background, even if we can’t see it at the time, and He can take our broken lives and make something beautiful from them. Even when we doubt and make mistakes.


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Giveaway


Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Half-Blood, a blue feather bookmark hand crafted by Jaye, a bronze sword pendant, and a $5 Amazon gift card! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.)


Tour Schedule


Tuesday, July 14

Wednesday, July 15

Thursday, July 16

Friday, July 17

Saturday, July 18

Sunday, July 19

Monday, July 20

Tuesday, July 21

Wednesday, July 22


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