Friday, April 26, 2013

Curse of the Ice Dragon by Tara West

A warm welcome to Tara West as she is visiting with us today!!!!!  Leave a comment for a chance to win an e-book from Tara.

This book was the first I have read by Tara and what a great adventure, it is a captivating and fast-paced story. Marcus's adventure takes him to the Ice people, where he meets Ura who helps him prepare to take on the Sky Goddess. He must risk losing the life of his brother or keep the girl he loves safe and alive.

You get to know each of the characters on a level that draws you in. You will either love or hate Marcus and want to destory the goddess just as much as he does.

This non-stopped action story will keep you right on the edge of your seat till the very end.With it being first in a series you will want to read the next one to find out what will happen to Marcus.

Thank you Tara for a great adventure story! Can't wait till the next one!

Excerpt :

Markus had pushed Ura too far. He had not meant to upset her, but he did not wish to live in denial. If the ice was not impenetrable, he would be putting all their lives in danger by staying.

Standing, Ura turned from him, her back rigid and fists clenched. “Some say it is growing unstable,” she said toward the wall in a strong whisper. “That is why Ryne left. The debates have caused much dissension in our kingdom.”

Markus swallowed. What if Ice Kingdom was not the strong fortress that Jon described? “And, what of your thoughts, Ura?”

Spinning on her heel, she strode back to his bed, flashing him a warning glare. Gone was sweet Ura. Harsh lines had replaced soft features. She was no longer a girl, but a woman torn.

“My thoughts are that you must not speak of it again,” she spat. “The hour is late. I must finish father’s supper, land dweller.”

Turning away, she marched across the room with rigid steps and lifted the flap to leave.

“My name is Markus, Ura,” he called, refusing to let their talk end with enmity between them. He knew not how it had happened so quickly, but he needed this girl’s friendship. He did not wish to lose it.

Exhaling a deep groan, Ura turned, brushing a palm across her forehead. “You must get some rest, Markus.” A slight smile lifted the corner of her mouth. “I will bring your broth soon.”

Tara will be awarding an e-book in her YA paranormal Whispers series, Visions of the Witch to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop during the tour, and a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Encourage your readers to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A former Texas high school teacher, I enjoyed coaching the writing team and even the hectic deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise my baby girl, I now work from home as a novelist and a part-time graphic designer. In my spare time, I love to read, exercise and spend time with my family and friends.

I would love to hear from my readers!



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  1. Hi, Shelley. Thanks so much for the nice review!

  2. Well, it's the last day of the tour and I want to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!

  3. It looks like you have a lot of great different YA novels, I can't wait to start reading them all

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Hi, Karen and Shannon R. Thanks so much! Also, thank you Goddess Fish, for planning the tour.

  5. Nice excerpt, thank you for the tour.


  6. Amazing excerpt! I can't wait to read it <3 Love Tara west! alexeea(at)yahoo(dot)com

  7. This tour has been a lot of fun! I can't wait to finish the book! I'm loving it so far! :)

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Ura is an unusual name. How do you come up with or generate names--especially for paranormal stories?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  9. I read off the names of the commenters, and my nine-year-old picked you, Andra, for the 25 dollar gift card. Hannah, I'm sending you Whispers jewelry. Alexia, you get a download of Ice Dragon. Thanks, everyone for following my tour. I will be contacting you. :)

  10. Catherine, I actually used Sweedish and German baby name lists to come up with many of my character names. ;)

  11. Just downloaded a copy of Curse of the Ice Dragon (what a great title!) this week & can't wait to read it.


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