Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reluctant Prince Blog Tour! (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Reluctant Prince
Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Series: Cymmera #1
Pages: 252
Date Published: November 2014
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Format: Kindle
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they ll push her for answers she can t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.
~Try an Excerpt!~
Ryleigh stood. This couldn’t be happening. With only a few months left until graduation, she didn’t want to be forced to drop out, but what else could she do? “Look, Mr. Jacobs, can’t you just—” Vertigo assailed her. The room rocked, and she grabbed the desk.

Mr. Jacobs grabbed the back of his chair. His eyes mirrored her panic. Books flew from the shelves. Glass shattered.

She had to get to Mia.

She turned to run. The building bucked, and she toppled, slamming her knee into the hard wood floor. Pain shot up her leg. She grabbed the chair to pull herself up, but the next wave threw her back down. She tried to regain her footing, but someone yanked her to the ground.

“Stay down.” Mr. Jacobs shoved her forward. He crawled beside her, half pushing, half dragging her toward the door.

Debris pelted her back, shoulders, and head. How could she have left Mia? Tears blurred her vision.

“If it’s an earthquake, it should stop any minute. Just keep crawling toward the door.”

Desperately wishing she could cover her ears to block the screaming, she clawed forward. Her knee dragged behind her, pain pulsing with each movement. Falling apart wouldn’t help matters. She had to get to Mia.

Ryleigh crawled through the doorway, into utter chaos. People trying to push through the mess, others huddled in corners shielding their heads. An injured woman cried as she rocked back and forth clutching her arm. A man crouched over her.

Fear and disorientation held Ryleigh immobile.
~Meet Dani-Lyn!~ 
Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.


  1. Did you have much input on the cover? It's lovely.

    1. Thank you! The publisher sends me a cover art form where I fill out information about my story and tell them what I'd like to see on the cover. Somehow, the cover artist takes that info and turns it into a brilliant cover :)

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt today! Thank you!

  3. I'm headed off to work this morning, but I wanted to stop by and say "hi" and thank you for sharing Reluctant Prince! What is everyone else doing today? Anything fun?

  4. Soft blankets? Ahhhhhhh. That should be on everyone's list, LOL!

  5. Great excerpt! sounds like an interesting book

  6. Question for Dani-Lyn- Have you ever been in an earthquake?

    1. I was in a very small earthquake once, but I didn't know it at the time. I was in my car and it started rocking like crazy. I had no idea what was happening, but when I got home I saw on the news it was an earthquake. Since I live in New York, we don't usually get them.