Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Soulless Are Coming

No, this is not a post about the management team at my day job (but, boy, do I have a story for you). No, instead on My Pet Blog, we're pleased to welcome author Crystal Collier and her latest release, SOULLESS.

Series: Maiden of Time
Author: Crystal Collier
Pages: 263
Pub Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Raybourne Publishing
ISBN: 9781629830032

The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.


What reviewers are saying:

"5 Stars." - Invincible Love of Reading Book Blog

"I LOVED it! So good. Seriously...exceeded my expectations." -Kristin Smith, advanced reviewer

"Entirely unique and chilling." Gabby @ What’s Beyond Forks

"Unputdownable." T.C. Mckee, BookFish Books


“Here she stands.” The voice sounded as narrowly stretched as his skin, a hiss on the wind. “So nice to finally meet you, Alexia Dumont.”

The tang of a tomb rolled over her. She gagged. The blade’s edge scraped her neck, sharper than she remembered.

“What do you want, Amos?” Kiren’s voice was calm, despite his ridiculous position on the ground.

“They tell me you have chosen a mate.” The skull said over his shoulder while peering closely at her.

“Who tells you this?” Kiren huffed. “And more importantly, you believe them? I thought you were a man of reason.”

The death grin swept away, although he still looked to be grinning through the natural arch of rotted teeth. “Even men of reason possess faults.” He stepped closer, his face inches from Alexia’s, acrid breath stinging her eyes.

She closed them.

“I tend to trust too easily, as you are aware.” The rasp erupted in a fetid breeze across her cheek. “Lucky you do not seem to share that quality.” He turned. “Or do you?”

Kiren’s face revealed nothing, as unmoved as stone. The only indication he’d heard the accusation lay in his defiant glare. Alexia couldn’t decide if she should applaud him for courage, or berate him for looking so dispassionate while a blade raked at her jugular.

A finger of bone lifted to her cheek and trailed down to her neck, uncomfortably warm, spiraling a burning trail toward her heart.

A tremor ran through Kiren’s cheek, his mouth set.


Get your free copy of book 1, MOONLESS, October 13, 20, 27, 31 or Nov 7.

Author Bio:

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. 

You can find her on her Blog, Facebook, Goodreads, or follow her on Twitter.


  1. LOVE the covers to these books, and cool premise. Best of luck, Crystal!

    1. Thanks so much! (I love the covers too.)

  2. Replies
    1. LOL! I'll take that--awesomely good. Awesome. =)

  3. Woot! Grats, Crystal!

    And I'd love to hear about the soulless management team...

    1. Thanks, Loni!

      (And I wouldn't mind hearing the story either. *wink wink*)

  4. Congrats to Crystal!

    I kind of want to hear the story about your management team now...

    1. =)

      See, there are two votes. Methinks there will be a forthcoming blog post...

  5. Looking forward to reading it.

  6. Congrats to Crystal on her latest release! Now that I've finished Moonless, I'm going to have to add this sequel to my TBR pile sooner rather than later!

  7. Awesome excerpt! Congratulations, Crystal. I'm seeing you all over recently. :)

    1. That's how it's supposed to work with a blog tour, right?

  8. Yay Crystal. Glad to see the tour doing so well.

  9. Congrats to Crystal. I've seen this book a lot lately.