Blog Tour & Giveaway:
The Affiliate by K.A. Linde
BookCrushin is pleased to bring you today’s stop on the blog tour for the newly released The Affiliate by K.A. Linde! I am so excited about this new young adult fantasy! Grab your copy today, check out the excerpt (different from the release day post) and the extremely generous $100 gift card giveaway K.A. is sharing with us!!
The Affiliate by K.A. Linde
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: September 15th, 2015
Purchase: Amazon, iTunes
On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm’s lifelong plans come to fruition when she’s chosen as an Affiliate to the Queen.
Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene’s position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn to the one man she can never have…
King Edric himself.
Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Find out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s new Ascension series.
He’s home. It was like she had known him all along.
At the sound of his voice, she burst out of the room and stared all around at the house she had called home for many years. She gripped the railing and flew down the flight of stairs to the foyer.
A man stood in the entranceway. He was stunning with dark blonde hair and dark eyes, and his smile set fire to her insides. He was strong and sturdy and dependable. He was her cure, her relief, her true solace. Nothing else mattered when she looked upon his face.
Cyrene rushed to him.
He picked her up around the middle and swung her in a circle. “Oh, I have missed you,” he breathed into her neck.
He smelled of timber, ink, and the clove soap her servants used in the wash.
“I missed you, too,” she murmured.
He set her back down on her feet and kissed her full on the mouth.
She could never remember a time without him. She could never remember a moment in her life when it wasn’t him that she wanted most of all. This was her life, a perfect life.
“My darling”—he softly kissed her once more—“this arrived for you.”
Cyrene scrunched her brows together. She took the envelope out of his hand and stared at the royal seal. An invitation from the King! Surely, this would be for the royal wedding. She had heard rumors of the engagement of Prince Kael to an Affiliate, but she wasn’t certain when it would be official.
“I’ll just be in the study,” he said, rubbing his knuckles against her jawline. “Don’t be too long.”
Cyrene stared up at him, entranced, the letter already forgotten in her grasp. She watched him walk down the hallway and into their study. They would take the next hour to read together before sitting down for supper and attending to houseguests. She smiled dreamily and then tore open the envelope.
A crisp cream letter fell into her hand, and she read it, her eyebrows rising.
If you find yourself in company when reading this letter, please promptly remove yourself before continuing.
Your life in the First Class is at risk. The lives of the Affiliates and High Order for the entire kingdom are at risk. We need every person to return to their rightful place—beside the King. Your country needs you, and those who are loyal to the throne must come back to court at once.
Tell no one your intentions to leave. Your absolute discretion is necessary.
Destroy this letter after reading.
His Royal Highness
Author Bio: K.A. Linde
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper.
When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling to visit her friends who live all over the country, and still reading anything she can get her hands on. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.
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This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Definitely adding to my must read list!
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