Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blurb Blitz ~ Island Shifters by Valerie Zambito


When your family, your home, and the very land you stand on are destroyed, what do you do? If you are a shifter of Massa, you turn around and fight. You fight, because the blood oath will have it no other way.

The idyllic lives of four elemental shifters living in the exiled land of Pyraan are shattered when a tour of legion duty gives witness to a brutal enemy invasion. Despite the heroic efforts of the shifters, the land falls to the invaders. As the only survivors, the four friends are forced to flee south into the lands from which they were banished to warn of the invasion. Heartbroken and weary, the shifters soon learn that the safe haven they hoped to find is cloaked in danger. Throughout a journey fraught with prophesy, betrayal and peril, an enduring friendship prevails, love blossoms, and a riveting saga unravels.

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Kiernan heard them coming with her heart in her throat and leaned in closer to Beck as they lay side by side in a furrow of soil atop one of the fortifications created by the earthshifters the evening before. The ominous sound of thousands of feet rushing toward her in the pre-dawn darkness was as frightening as it was meant to be. Jaimes Atlan warned them that Adrian Ravener would try to intimidate them. He would want them to make mistakes out of sheer terror.

I am with you, Princess, said Bajan, who was crouched behind her. Do not be afraid. Any creature that gets close will have me to deal with.

Bajan, just in case…. she began, but he cut her off.

Do not make it sound like the end, because it is not. I promise. You will have time to torment me for many years to come.

I do not mean to torment you.

I would not have it any other way.

Despite her fright, she smiled at the Draca’s words.

The long, sinister sound of the enemy battle horn wrenched Kiernan back to the present in a rush. Every fiber of her being urged her to run, to get away from there.

Death was coming, and she was right in its path.

Closing her eyes, she took a deep breath and drew on the power of her magic to calm her mind. She was a warrior, she chided herself. A protector. If death was coming for her, it would have a fight on its hands.

About the author:

Fantasy author, Valerie Zambito, lives in York, New York with her husband and three sons. After having been involved in a busy sales career for twenty years, a passionate love for great storytelling, world building, character creation, and all things magic have led to the release of her epic fantasy series, Island Shifters, and young adult, paranormal romance series, Angels of the Knights.

Her Books:

Book One: Island Shifters - An Oath of the Blood

Book Two: Island Shifters - An Oath of the Mage

Book Three: Island Shifters - An Oath of the Children

Book Four: Island Shifters - An Oath of the Kings

Angels of the Knights - Fallon

Angels of the Knights - Blane

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  Valerie will be awarding several print copies of her book to randomly drawn commenters during the tour (US only) * Sorry Int. followers but you are still eligible for the grand prize! :D* and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

If you follow the tour and comment on more posts your chances of winning will be better! :-). The tour dates can be found here.

What do you think? How does this sound and what do you think of the cover?

Thank you for commenting! Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. The link can be found at the top of the page!


  1. I think that ISLAND SHIFTERS sounds unique, something I appreciate. The cover gives me a good feel for the book.


  2. Oki so to star i'm international so i qualify only for the grand prize gift card

    The book sound like epic fantasy and it's something i love when it has a hea. I guess i'm a little afraid of cliffhanger but i do want to read this so i was deligted when i checked the link to smashword to see if it was available in pdf ( book1 and 2 are, not book3) to discover book 1 free at the moment. So i didn't hesistate to download itn, not sure when i will have time to read it but fantasy and shifters ût it high on my list.

    the cover can make it look like something accessible for younger readers but i know it can be deceiving so i will wait to reda it before being sure as to whom recommend it. Also the cover is making me think about the one for roleplyaing games ^^ something quite classics but lovely i definitively wants to learn more about this

    thank you also to teh author ( and book tour organiser) to have a part of the giveaway open for international readers too.


    1. I thought of you when I posted that part of the giveaway was open to INT. :-)

      I figured you would want to read this one.

  3. It sounds really interesting and unique. The covers very cool. I like the fantasy aspect.

  4. I love fantasy stories and this one sounds exceptional. I really like the cover. It helps to be able to visualize the characters when You are reading the book.

  5. The cover immediately tells me it's a book I will enjoy: fantasy! Love it!

  6. I think it sounds really good!
    I love the cover!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. Island Shifters sounds intriguing. I like the characters on the cover, but I think the background could use more detail.

  8. I love the cover! It's very engaging. Makes me wonder if the characters really look that way.



  10. the book sounds intriguing and the cover is just brilliant. It's refreshing.

  11. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  12. I'm playing catch up too Karen :P I wanted to say HI too! Also I'm loving this book! It almost seems like Swiss Family Robinson with shifters! Lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  13. This sounds like a really cool book, and I absolutely love the cover!