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October 10, 2014

Secret of the Souls / Blog Tour / Giveaway

Today I am hosting Terri Rochenski for her Secret of the Souls blog tour. The cover is stunning and the story is full of fanciful elements and action. She is also sharing a giveaway with us! Check it out:

Title:  Secret of the Souls (Pool of Souls #2)
Author:  Terri Rochenski
Publisher:  J. Taylor Publishing
Release Date:  October 6, 2014
Keywords:  Adult Fantasy


Thrust out of their homes by a human High Priest on a vengeful mission, the Natives of Derlund no longer have a place to call their own. One escaped capture, however, and now she, Hyla, is the only one who can save her people.

For, Hyla, though, saving her nation isn’t her ultimate goal—returning to the Pool of Souls is. Becoming its Guardian and preserving their faith is her heart’s desire. The perils of her current journey, though, could leave her unable to fulfill that dream.

To find her way back to the Pool, Hyla must live among dangerous, powerful humans willing to defend the Natives, and must submit herself—her Talents—to them. While her protection is paramount, plots to end Hyla’s life will push her to her physical and emotional limits.

On the edge of sanity, her courage tested, and convictions nearly broken, Hyla’s final test of loyalty to her faith comes with the death of one she could have loved.





Hyla’s fear swamped Jadon’s mind. Hair lifting at the nape of his neck, he tossed the coins to the innkeeper and turned toward her.

She stared across the room, face ashen, eyes wide.

He turned, tensed and ready; he didn’t need Hyla’s sight to know the scruffy, shifty-eyed man returning her stare intended them harm. Six other men in similar soiled tunics crowded the table with him, all intent upon their pewter plates, shoulders rigid.

The man causing Hyla’s fear sneered when his gaze met Jadon’s. “Why Jadon Lim.” The man stood, placing a palm on the dagger at his hip. “It’s been a long time.”

Anger swept through Jadon. His fingers itched to wrap around his sword’s handle. The name of the man who’d stolen the dagger from his father had engraved itself upon Jadon’s mind years earlier. “Medker.”

“You remember me? Why, you were just a lad no higher than my belt when last I saw you.”

“You should have stuck around Bradenfeld a bit longer.” Jadon’s muscles quivered with the need to attack. “My father had big plans for you and your men.”

Medker guffawed. “Spending a night locked in your father’s wine cellar wasn’t my idea of the pleasant evening we’d been promised by the lord himself.”

“You tried to borrow horses from our stables. If you’re going to be a horse thief, at least be a good one.”

The room silenced as Medker’s eyes narrowed, the menace in his flinty gaze plain for all to see.

“I’ll be havin’ no trouble in here, gentlemen.” The innkeeper moved to the center of the room, glancing back and forth between them. “I’m the local authority, and I uphold the King’s Law, but if it’s a fight you be wantin’,” he addressed that Medker, “take it out onto the green. Otherwise you’ll be payin’ with your hides to fix the broken tables and chairs you’ll doubtless leave in your wake.”

Medker tapped the hilt of his dagger with a finger before sinking back into his chair. “No trouble, good sir. Just saying hello to the boy there.” He turned to the men at his table and lifted a tankard to his lips, but it failed to hide his sneer.

“Glad to hear it.” The innkeeper motioned Jadon toward an empty table at the opposite end of the room. “Have a seat, lad, and I’ll have one of the girls bring you some food.”

Jadon strode across the room to the table indicated and sat with his back to the wall. Hyla and Dohren slid onto chairs across from him. “What did you see?” Jadon asked her, his voice low.

Hyla pushed back her cowl. “His desire is to see us dead.” 

SALE LINKS for Eye of the Soul:


Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.

Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.

Ms. Rochenski’s Links:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you for including Write with Fey in your blog tour, Terri! :D


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on your latest book, Terri!

Loni Townsend said...

Grats, Terri!

Loni Townsend said...

Side note: WintersSheryl uses TrueTwit validation. This is perhaps not a good combination if she is looking to gain followers via a Rafflecopter giveaway.

Lisa Thomson said...

This story sounds enchanting. It kind of reminds me of the Outlander novels. Congratulations, Terri. It's wonderful to meet new authors. I'll add your book to my GoodReads list and of course, enter for a chance to win the prize :) Thanks, Chrys!

Lisa Thomson said...

Sorry, wait where does my email info. go? I've never heard of Rafflecopter.

Romance Reader said...

Congratulations on the release Terri!

Chrys Fey said...

You don't have to enter your email info. All you have to do is sign in using social media (FB, your blog, etc). Right above the +1 buttons it should let you sign in or show that you are signed in. When you click on the +1 next to each entry, follow the instructions on how to enter.

Chrys Fey said...

I'll pass this onto Terri. Although I'm not sure if there's anything she can do about that entry for WintersSheryl.

Anonymous said...

Good luck and congratulations Terril on your new book. Sure to be a success.

cleemckenzie said...

Good luck. Great to read about your book.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats and awesome cover as well.

Trisha said...

Sounds like a great adventure story! Congrats on your book release, Terri. :)

Patsy said...

Not my genre but I agree the cover is attractive and it seems to suit the story well.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Alex!!

Unknown said...

Hmmm. Hadn't realized that, Loni. Thanks so much!!!!

Unknown said...

Lisa - thank you for the kind words! Best of luck on the giveaway, & thanks for adding me to your Goodreads list!

Unknown said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the words of encouragement!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the well wishes. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks, Pat. I couldn't be happier with how JTP put a face to my story.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much, Trisha.

Unknown said...

The cover is a perfect representation of what is inside! Thank you so much for stopping by, Patsy!

Unknown said...

Chrys - THANK YOU for hosting me! Sorry I'm a bit late to the party.


Unknown said...

"Fanciful elements and action." I love this! The cover is probably one of the more intriguing covers I've seen around the blogosphere. Best of luck with your release, Terri!

Unknown said...

Gina - thank you for those heart-warming words!! Thanks, too, for stopping by.

Chrys Fey said...

You're very welcome, Terri! I love hosting you. :) And no worries about being a little late. I know how time consuming blog tours and releases can be. I truly enjoyed reading Secret of the Souls, and wish you all the best of luck! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Congratulations Terri!! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you!!

Denise Covey said...

Terri's book sounds amazing and that cover is to die for! I tried to buy 30 Seconds on Amazon but it says the pricing info is not available - second time today that's happened. What are they up to?

Denise :)

Chrys Fey said...

That's news to me, Denise. I'm sorry for the difficulty. I have no idea what's going on. I checked the page for 30 Seconds and it looks to be in working order. I hope it works now. :)