Tuesday, June 12, 2018

..•.¸¸•´¯`•.¸¸.ஐ Giveaway & Book Tour For The Last Princess of Latura by Darren Simon ஐ..•.¸¸•´¯`•.¸¸.

Guardian's Nightmare

The Last Princess of Latura Book 1
by Darren Simon
Genre: Middle-Grade/New Adult Fantasy

Charlee Smelton is an average thirteen-year-old girl 
struggling to adapt after her family moves to San Francisco.
 She thinks her biggest obstacle is facing the bullies who 
brand her a nerd and a dweeb. She’s wrong. Her life is 
about to change—for the worse. First, she receives a gift of 
the ugliest, most old fashioned bike she has ever seen. Try 
as she might to ditch it in the city, she just can’t seem to 
escape that very mysterious two-wheeler. Then come the
visions of a world across a dimensional divide, a princess in 
fear her life and a dark knight pursuing her. Are they just 
dreams or something more? For Charlee, everything she 
ever thought she knew about herself soon crumbles as she 
starts down a path to discover her true self, and she will 
need that hunk-of-junk bike more than she could ever 
imagine. Without it, she might not be able to find the hero in
 herself—the hero she must become to save her friends, 
family, her city—the world—from an evil only she can defeat. 
An evil she allows into this world.

Guardian's Return
The Last Princess of
Latura Book 2

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A month has passed since fourteen-year-old Charlee 
Smelton discovered her magical abilities and faced her great
 aunt, Theodora, in a life or death struggle to protect Earth. 
A month has passed since she tricked Theodora back across
 the dimensional gateway that brought Theodora to Earth. 
Since then, Charlee—now fully aware that she is part of a 
noble bloodline from another world…another dimension…
has grown stronger in her magic, aided by her protector,
 a shapeshifter sent to Earth to protect her. But the terrible
 dreams won’t stop.

Theodora lives, and if Charlee’s dreams of death and fields 
of spilled blood are true, her great aunt has avenged herself 
on that world across the dimensional divide. 
Charlee knows what she must do. The fight is not over. She 
must travel across the gateway to the home of her ancestors
 and face Theodora one more time. But doing so may cost 
Charlee more than her life. The same medallion her great 
aunt desires so much—a medallion Charlee possesses—
could make her just as evil as her great aunt. 
Can Charlee stave off the twisted tendrils of the medallion 
long enough to defeat Theodora—for good—or will evil 
consume her? Can she even survive so far from home? Her 
only hope may rest in the Lord of the Dragons, but that beast 
turned his back on her grandfather long ago…

Darren Simon resides in Southern California where he works 
as a college English teacher after a career as a newspaper 
journalist. His love for writing began with a love for reading 
when his grandmother gave him a wonderful gift—a brown 
paper bag filled with comic books from the 1960s and ’70s. 
From there, he moved on to Choose Your Own 
Adventure books. Eventually he discovered the works of 
J.R.R. Tolkien, which solidified his interest in writing epic 
fantasy and science fiction tales.

So far, he has focused his writing on middle grade and young
 adult fiction to inspire young readers just as he was inspired 
to read and write at a young age.

He self-published his first novel though iUniverse and 
immediately went on to write the second book in the series. 
Upon completing the second book, he decided to seek more 
traditional publishing. After countless rejection letters, a 
small independent publisher—Divertir Publishing—decided
 to pick up the series, a fantasy about a teen-aged girl who 
learns her family is actually from an alternate dimension, and
 only she has the power to protect Earth from a sorceress 
from her world—who just happens to be her great aunt. 
Divertir republished the first book, titled, Guardian’s 
Nightmare, in 2015. The second book in the series, 
Guardian’s Return, was released in April.

Darren has also written another series—a young adult 
historical pirate fantasy set in the golden age of piracy, 
mixing historical pirates and pirate hunters with his fictional 
characters in a time-traveling, swashbuckling tale. The first 
book in that series, The Dangerous Legacy, was published
in 2016 by Tell-Tale Publishing. The second book in the 
series, The Deadly Waters, is due out later this year. All his 
books are available at Amazon.com and 
Barnes&noble.com. Darren, who lives with his wife, Sandra 
and two sons, Daniel and Jacob, and two crazy dogs, in the 
Valley, is continuing to write and develop new stories, 
including a young adult novel now in the hands of 
literary agency.

Follow the tour HERE 

for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!

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