Monday, April 1, 2013

Virtual Book Tour: Return by Charity Santiago

For the last three years, eighteen-year-old Ashlyn Li has been running from her destiny. A free-spirited ninja, Ashlyn would rather loot an abandoned city or challenge a fiend to battle than assume leadership of Toryn, her father's kingdom. However, when a series of attacks reunites Ashlyn with the friends who
helped her save the sun three years ago, she discovers that her kingdom is at war and her father has presumed her dead.

Suddenly Ashlyn is faced with not only fulfilling her birthright, but also making sense of her feelings towards two very different men- Drake Lockhart, the enigmatic vampire who captured her heart three years ago, and Vargo, the charismatic assassin who was once Ashlyn's sworn enemy. Will Ashlyn ascend the pagoda and become Lady of Toryn?

Welcome Ladies and Gents to another fabulous blog tour where you get a first hand glimpse into a new and exiting novel AND get a chance to win prizes too. Aren't you lucky? Today we've got Charity Santiago's latest book Return to show off and it seems to be a fantastic book! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Check out this excerpt to see if you and the main character, Ashlyn, click.


Clutching the reins in one hand, Ashlyn moved her other hand inside her cloak, drawing a small bo shuriken from the pouch on her belt. She preferred her sword or her larger hira shuriken, but both were strapped to her back, beneath her cloak, and there was no way to reach for them inconspicuously.

The thunder rumbled around her, and Ashlyn held her breath, waiting for the next flash of lightning. When it came, she saw with some alarm that her attackers were even closer than she expected- mere strides away.

Her heart pounding, Ashlyn flung the first shuriken at one of the three figures in front of her, and was reaching back into her pouch for another before the first reached its mark. As she spurred Suki, the first shuriken landed with a distinct thunk, and the man cried out. Suki leaped forward, colliding with a second attacker, and Ashlyn threw the second bo shuriken before pulling a knife from its sheath on her thigh. She crouched low over Suki’s neck and stabbed blindly in the darkness, aiming for whatever she could get, but the knife sliced only air.

One of her assailants caught hold of Ashlyn’s cloak, yanking backwards and nearly choking her. At that same moment, Suki whinnied in fear and reared up, and Ashlyn realized that there would be no outrunning this attack.
 Meet the Author!
In February 2011, Charity Santiago's 7-month old son was admitted to the hospital with severe respiratory issues. While Charity stayed at his bedside, she kept them both entertained by downloading several books on her new Kindle and reading them out loud. It was during this time that Charity learned about Kindle's self-publishing program, and realized that she had an opportunity to share her writings with the world.

Charity is a native of southeastern Arizona, and a writer since childhood. She wrote her first manuscript, Guinea Pig Code!, at age nine. When she’s not writing books, Charity spends her time wrangling children, watching Sylvester Stallone movies and pursuing a degree in Education.

Charity will be giving away TWO prizes for her tour. One is a 10$ amazon gift card, and the other is a mini gift basket from GourmetGiftBaskets (worth 25!). All you've got to do is leave a comment below and you're automatically entered! Get commenting!


  1. Sounds like a good read.


  2. I love the cover, she looks so young yet powerful at the same time

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  3. RETURN does look exciting & I'm loving the cover.


  4. Thank you for hosting a stop on my tour! Thank you also to the commenters. I love the cover, too. It's my favorite cover of the three books in the trilogy.

  5. Your book sounds fantastic, and this cover is beautiful! :)
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  6. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com