Hey y’all I'm so stoked to be on this blog tour!!! I freaking love this series Colleen has taken my love for Egyptian history and myth and turned it into an amazing series with mummies, magic, and of course swoon worthy romance! I have an excerpt to share with you all today so make sure to check it out & also enter the giveaway below!
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Grab book 1 REAWAKENED now!From Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Curse, comes Recreated, the second book in the epic Egyptian-inspired Reawakened series, in which a seventeen-year-old must literally go to hell to save the love of her life.
Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.
When Amon and Lily part tragically, he transports himself to the Netherworld—what mortals call hell. Tormented by the loss of his one true love, he’d rather suffer in agony during Lily’s mortal years than fulfill his duty to protect humanity.
Heartbroken, Lily seeks refuge on her grandmother’s farm. Yet she can feel Amon’s pain, and she has been having dreams—dreams of Amon continually suffering.
For before he departed, Amon gave Lily something very special, an item that connects them even though they are worlds apart. Now Lily must use this object to free him, and to free their realms from darkness and utter chaos. She will do whatever it takes.
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And now on to the excerpt!
“Lily?” I heard his familiar voice and squelched a sob.
“Amon? Can you hear me?” I asked the ethereal darkness.
“Yes. I can hear you, Nehabet.”
“Is this real?”
He didn’t answer right away but then eventually said, “I wish it were not.”
“What’s happening to you?” I asked desperately. “Why are you suffering?” I thought you were in the Afterlife. I thought you were at peace. Why are you tormented night after night?”
“I am no longer under the protection of the gods. I have relinquished my station.”
“I don’t understand. What does that mean?”
“It means that I would rather suffer than continue to do their bidding.”
“But, if you don’t save the world, who will?”
“They will find another to replace me.”
“I still don’t understand. Are they punishing you?”
I felt his sigh as much as I heard it. “They did not choose this for me. I am the one who decided to walk this path.”
“It’s a pretty difficult path, Amon. Can’t your brothers help you?”
“We are separated. There is nothing they can do for me now.”
“I hate seeing you like this.”
“I know. I am sorry for causing you pain. I didn’t think our connection would be this strong.” He paused for a moment before adding. “You are in pain too, Young Lily.”
Bitterly, I said in a shaky voice, “Not like you.”
“No. Not like me. But you are hurting nonetheless. It is my fault. My loneliness has caused this.”
“Your desire for human connection didn’t cause this. The gods did. They don’t understand. Everyone needs to be loved. It’s completely natural.”
He laughed sardonically. “I was human, Lily, once. But I am something altogether different now. I gave my humanity up for the greater good.”
Thunder boomed in the sky above Amon’s still form, roiling clouds shifting like a churning ocean. Lightning struck and his body jerked awake. I felt the loss of his presence, as if a warm blanket had been ripped away from me. As the ground shook, he staggered tiredly to his feet and summoned his armor made of sand to strap onto his form. Amon lifted his face to the wind, closed his eyes, and said, “I love you, Lily. But it is time for you to wake up.”
New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.
Colleen Houck will be giving away FIVE REAWAKENED & RECREATED BOOK SETS!
Check out the tour schedule!
July 19- Dark Faerie Tales- Top Ten Things You’ll See in Recreated
July 20- A Great Read- This or That Questions
July 21- Two Chicks on Books- Sneak Peek #1
July 22- Happy Indulgence Books- Would you Rather Questions
July 23- A Dream Within A Dream- Interview with the Egyptian Prince, Amon
July 24- Tales of A Ravenous Reader- Sneak Peek #2
July 25- Mundie Moms- Five Things You Don’t Know about Me
July 26- Me My Shelf And I- Up Close and Personal Interview
July 27- Sassy Book Lovers- Top Five Playlist Picks
July 28- Neverending Books- Sneak Peek #3
July 29- A.L. Davroe- Recreated Dream Cast
July 30- Please Feed The Bookworm- Sneak Peek #4
July 31- Twenty Three Pages- Egyptian Gods and Godesses
Aug 1- YA Books Central- Sneak Peek #5
Aug 1- Roses Book Corner- Discover Your Egyptian Name
Aug 2- YA Books Central- Author to Author Interview
Aug 2- Bookiemoji- New Creatures You’ll See in Recreated
Aug 3- YA Books Central- Poetry and Spells
Aug 3- Owl Always Be Reading- The Number Three
Aug 4- YA Books Central- Featured Review
Aug 5- Blame It On The Books- The Netherworld
Aug 6- Stuck In Books- The Afterlife
Aug 7- Good Choice Reading- Five random things about me
Aug 8- Beneath The Cover- Ten Books I recommend to my fans
Aug 9- Ya-aholic- Ten books I can’t believe I haven’t read
Aug 10- Books And Stars- Never have I ever
Aug 11- YA Book Addicts- Five things that make a good villain