Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Mosswoods by Astrid Yrigollen Blog Tour Excerpt

Author Astrid Yrigollen has stopped by with an excerpt from her book "The Mosswoods."

     Poppy Mosswood like most 17 year olds wants to lead a normal life. But the Mosswood family is anything but normal. Keepers protect the land from humans who would exploit it. For in the forest dwell wondrous creatures and dangerous beings. Beings that would love nothing more but to overthrow all of mankind.

     Ruthless billionaire Preston Buckthorn moves to town planning to marry Poppy to his son Brad. Brad wastes no time trying to win her heart but his love is warped by the taint that runs in his blood.

     As Poppy is taken in by Brad's charms the appearance of a handsome stranger from the forest awakens her heart even though it is forbidden by both their worlds. From his long dark green hair to his piercing eyes, Ashtel is beautiful and powerful. He feels the danger that has emerged to threaten both of their worlds.Torn between pledging herself as a Keeper, Brad and Ashtel, Poppy is unaware of the true identity of Preston Buckthorn and that his sinister plan includes much more then just owning Mosswood forest. 

     He was tall and pale like the moonlight that illuminated him. He had long straight dark green hair 

          Was it green or was it a trick of the light? 
     It looked green to Poppy. He had slightly pointy ears that were more like elf ears in the story books. He wore no shirt, but a dark leather strap ran across his muscular bare chest and fastened to the side of his trousers. It looked similar to what the Boarman wore. The stranger wore dark pants made out of a dark brown leather type material .His eyes seemed dark and penetrating, staring right at her, about that there was no doubt. His nose, straight and flawless complemented his full lips. Poppy had taken all this in the few seconds that she had glimpsed him, but what struck her the hardest was not just his beauty that was both masculine and breath taking, but his look of anger as he watched her with his piercing dark eyes.

Author Bio:
     Astrid Yrigollen is a Self Published author of Young Adult and Children's books. Astrid started her writing career when she begun work for the international video game giant, Sega of America. Working her way up the ranks, she began writing companion guides for games. With a love for writing fiction since childhood, she took her short stories out of storage and had her first story ever written published. It was only after that she found out that first stories are never published!
     She has resumed writing full time and has succeeded in putting out the titles, The Doughnut TreeMysterious Pootkins, and The Mosswoods to name a few. Her short stories have appeared in the literary journal 
Threshold Press and Shock and Awe Magazine.
     She finds writing for young adults both refreshing and challenging. She always wishes to provide examples of positive role models, conflict resolving methods and communication for young adults with their parents or guardians.

New Release
July 10,2012

Her new release, The Zombie Playground: A Creature Compilation is a collection of seven short stories geared towards young adults. In no way gory, but more realistic then her other works, Astrid attempts to magnify the human quality that we give some of our monsters and to let us remember that not all 'monsters' are bad.

Future Releases

Upcoming releases this year include two book length novels, His Black Wings, and the sequel to The Mosswoods, The Uprising, due out in December 2012.

Author Links:
Library Thing
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Purchase on Barnes & Noble

1 comment:

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