Thursday, 7 June 2012

Guest Post - Ashley Stoyanoff

Title: The Soul’s Mark: FOUND
Author: Ashley Stoyanoff
Release Date: 24 May 2012
Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire's soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.

After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is going to lose Amelia to another man. His heart takes over, and his impulsive decision to take away her free will and to intensify their bond quickly turns her growing love into hate.

When they become trapped in the emotional rollercoaster of their souls' bond, open conflict erupts. Amelia has no intentions of belonging to anyone, not even her soulmate, and Mitchell refuses to let her go.

While she frantically searches for a way to escape his grasp, Amelia unlocks the painful memories of her past and uncovers a powerful secret. But before she has a chance to explore her newfound edge, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly game of revenge and is forced to realize that YOU CANNOT RUN FROM DESTINY.
About the author:
Ashley Stoyanoff lives in Whitby, Ontario and loves diving into the magical world of creating fiction. Over the years she has written numerous short stories. The Soul's Mark: FOUND is her debut novel. When not writing, she can be found reading sappy novels, watching cheesy chick flicks, and buying far too many clothes.
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Excerpt from
The Soul’s Mark: FOUND
by Ashley Stoyanoff

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
Racing through the dense woodland, a heavy cloud of smoke billowed upward, cresting above the herbaceous border and confirming his soundless fears.  Still miles away, he could already smell the pungent curdling of her blood as it began to boil, and the vile stench of searing flesh.  Undeniably, the firestorm was spreading, and he struggled to drive out the image of the flames reaching up her body.
He cursed his heightened senses, wishing he could block out the ruthless chanting, “Burn the Witch!”  The unyielding voices only helped his psyche run wild, and the graphic image of her tied to a post and set ablaze etched itself in his vision.
Her fear consumed him, rupturing their bond like a sudden cloudburst, and his body threatened to surrender to the inevitable fate marked for his soul.  Regardless, the chain around his heart yanked him forwards.  You need to save her, he told himself over and over, battling his body’s attempts to give up and abandon the rescue.  He pushed on, raw adrenaline propelling him forward.  But even with the unparalleled velocity and power of a vampire, his limbs would not move fast enough.
The smoke cloud rose mercilessly, thick and black and punctuated by the sparks of glowing embers as he broke into the clearing at Salem Commons.  A mob of several hundred onlookers cheered for her execution.  He watched in horror as they tossed books, chairs, and brush onto the fire that was licking up her dress.
Their eyes met, and the look of pure hatred that contorted her face was agonizing.  His knees buckled, and he plunged to the ground.  He focused all of his energy on pulling her spirit to him but it was futile: no matter what he tried she would not let him ease her pain.
The congregation’s savage chanting became deafening.  The flames licked at her cheeks, and her long, curly locks were set ablaze, melting and sparking, but she did not howl from the pain.  Silently, her grey-blue eyes remained fixed on his, and flared with accusation.  At that moment, he knew without a doubt that she blamed him, solely and entirely, for her cold-blooded death sentence.
His tortured wails were scarcely heard over the fevered roars of the mob.  He watched, powerless, as one of the very few things that could kill him—the blazing inferno—devoured her body and his soul, turning her into nothing more than ash.


Anonymous said...

I bought this book on the release date and I've already read it twice. All you book lovers out there need to pick it up! It's AWESOME! Great job Ashley Stoyanoff. FYI. I saw on her blog that she is working on the next one. I can't wait!

Erika Styles said...

This book sounds cool.

barmybex said...

Cool, I haven't actually read it, but glad to hear it's a good one. :D
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