Monday, May 25, 2015

Book Tour: Flintlock by Ashley Nixon

I'm thrilled to be bringing back this amazing author! Her first book in the Cutlass Trilogy was absolutely loved by our followers and we know that this book will be to! So first lets get to know a bit more about this Author: 

Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren't used as much as she'd like. She has a Bachelor's in English Writing and a Master's in Library Science and Information Technology. When she's not writing she's either working out or pretending she's Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she's loved everything Fantasy--resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the 'geek' tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

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Flintlock is the second book in the Cutlass Trilogy. It continues Barren and his crew's story.

Barren Reed hopes to protect the Orient from his tyrant uncle, but his plans to make the King’s life a living hell aren’t supported by the Elders of the pirate community. As it stands, Barren has earned the Elders’ disdain for his carelessness, and they threaten him into exile if he makes one more mistake.

Barren’s not the only one feeling the Elders’ wrath—they don’t trust Larkin either. Worse, Barren can’t comprehend Larkin’s wish to have a relationship with her father, and the secrets she’s forced to keep create a tension that may pull them apart forever.

When the Pirates of Silver Crest begin to die, bullets laced with dark magic are to blame. With more and more of these weapons infiltrating the Underground, discovering who’s behind the dissemination is no easy feat. As fear and tension mount among the people of the Orient, Barren and his crew find themselves in a race against time to stop the spread of dark magic before the world of Mariana spirals into collapse.

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I reviewed Cutlass too, if you'd like to see. (*SPOILERS* It got 5 starts!)
EEEEK!!! Ashley Nixon did it again! Sequels can be torture, sometimes. Sadly, I've read many that fall flat, and leave me wishing I'd never read it, because the first was so good, and now it's tainted by a crappy sequel, BUT NOT THIS ONE!!! I absolutely love the growth that the main characters have achieved, and there are so many fabulous twists that MAKE SENSE!!! I still have about a chapter to go, so even if I wanted to post a spoiler I can't, but still... WOW! I highly recommend this book!

For the main character casting, I have to recommend you go check out the first list that Ashley Nixon came up with. I'm slightly biased, but seriously, go it out HERE! It's got Barren, Larkin, Cove, and William! Though these are some awesome images, you might like to see of the main folks. 
First up, this fabulous dress that Larkin gets to wear:>>>>>>>>
And this perfect example of Cove's ambassador uniform:

Then, there's Sara Rosamund, a much more prominent character in Flintlock. She's Cove's love interest. Picture her as this stunning lady...

but in this GORGEOUS out fit.



Em is up next--the assassin who once sailed with Barren's father. She's only ever been one person in Ashley's mind and that's Michelle Pfeiffer:  >>>

Then, the new girl-on-scene is Aethea Moore. She's fierce, angry, and sorta evil. She could easily be played by Gemma Arterton:

 Next, Ashley found this guy--I guess his name is Mario Blanco, but this pic conveys the creepiness of Prince Datherious Reed.

This picture reminded Ashley of Leaf, what do you think? Personally, it's crazy perfect!!!

And this really conveyed the 'spirit' of the Elves of Aurum--ya know, basic butt kickers:

And BECAUSE there is a FABULOUS masquerade in Flintlock of course Ashley sent us these fantastic pictures of inspiration!

And NOW a SNIPPET read by Ashley Nixon herself!!!

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