Today I'm part of a very special, very creative blog hop to launch the adorable Eliza Tilton's debut Broken Forest.
Eliza's Choose Your Own Adventure (who doesn't love those!) blog hop is chock-full of insects and other creepy crawlies.
Eliza even asked me to make a woodcut of one of the blue butterflies featured in the story and she's giving it away as a prize in the Choose Your Own Adventure!
If you’ve landed here during your adventure, skip all this and go below.
If you’re wondering what’s going on, go here to start your own adventure!
And may The Creator bless you on your journey.
This part of the story:
The smart thing to do is run, very fast, but you’ve never been that smart, and so off you go deeper into the cave, hoping the giant centipedes aren’t hungry.
The cave seems to have no end, and your poor little fireflies won’t last much longer. You’re about to turn and leave when a blue butterfly flits past you. The bright blue hue of it glows, entrancing you with its beauty. The butterfly continues into the dark. Another butterfly joins it, then another, and another.
They lead you to a small pool below a giant open ceiling. Moonlight shines onto the pool, sparkling the water, and surrounding the serene sight are bunches of black flowers. Not only have you found one, but you’ve found enough to last through the winter. Jenzi title or not, your discovery will be talked about for seasons to come.
Here is the main rafflecopter.
Here is the rafflecopter specific to this post, which includes the butterfly print!
This is an illustration by the talented Katy Hubert. Isn't this stunning?
Book goodreads blurb:
Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables.
And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.
Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.