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Welcome to the Virtual Blog Tour for LIBERA ME, Book #2 in the Requiem Series by Christine Fonseca.
Beginning after Lacrimosa and the short story Mea Culpa, Libera Me follows Zane and Aydan as they try to figure out who Nessa really is. Here’s the blurb:
What happens when everything you’ve sacrificed for is lost?
Aydan thought Nesy’s death would be the end of him, until he meets Nessa and his hope is restored. Could she be Nesy reborn? He is certain she must be. That is, until her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith.
Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Nessa. He has no way to be certain of her identity, no way to know the truth. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence – he feelings for Nesy.
Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must figure out the truth behind Nesy’s identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed.
The lines between good and evil have never been so blurred.
Libera Me officially releases October 30. And be sure to check out the other books in the series:
author by night, Christine Fonseca believes that writing is a great way to
explore humanity. Her many titles include TRANSCEND, DIES IRAE, LACRIMOSA, MEA
CULPA, and in nonfiction: 101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS and EMOTIONAL
INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS.
be sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or
playing around on Facebook and Twitter. Catch her daily thoughts about writing
and life on her blog.
series, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com
or her blog http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com.
To celebrate to release and thank her readers, Christine is hosting a little contest honoring each of the main characters. Prizes include a new release YA book, Book swag, and even some of her own titles. She is also giving a Kindle as part of her Fall Release Party. Check out both giveaways below.
Thank you for hosting a leg of the tour. Today I want release the first of five parts that make up the opening two chapters for Libera Me. These have never been released to date, and will give you a chance to see the opening of the book.
And here is part four:
Delivery me, O Lord, from death eternal on that fearful day,when the heaven and the earth shall be moved,when thou shalt come to judge the world by fire. ~LIBERA ME, Requiem Mass, English Translation
My knees buckle under the weight of my secrets as I cross the courtyard. I stop, drawing a sharp breath. I can’t give in to these feelings. I won’t. No good can come of it. I swallow them down, and walk into Sariel’s tower.
The Guardians’ chambers are unique among the orders of Celestium. Not as soft or fluid as the Mediators and Anointed, but more ornate than the Sentinals. Sariel prides himself on his understanding of humanity. The tower reflects that understanding, that admiration. The walls are covered in intricately woven tapestries depicting humanity with all of its emotions. Thin folds of crimson and gold fabric cover the tall arched windows. The air is filled with the heady scent of orange blossoms and almond. My wings flit behind me as I make my way to the small antechambers, looking for Caim.
The first two rooms are empty, filled only with a simple desks and chairs. I was expecting something more indulgent. More…human. Two Guardians are in the next room, seated in the simple wooden
chairs, sharpening swords. They rise when I enter, nodding slightly.
“I wondered when you might come for me.” Caim straightens to his full height, allowing his crimson-tinged wings to extend behind him. His hair falls in black curls framing his face. Between the color of his hair, and the green of his eyes, he reminds me of Lorelei.
“I thought we could talk.” Each word is deliberate as it leaves my mouth. I don’t want him to hear the worry, the pain. I can’t let him see my secrets.
The second Guardian meets my gaze as he leaves the room and Caim again sits, sharpening his blade.
“I’d hate to be the one you’re thinking of right now.” I say, straddling the empty chair.
Caim’s eyes meet mine for a brief moment. “Oh, you have nothing to worry about with me. I’m just a Guardian, remember. What harm would I do?”
A slight chill crawls down my spine. “I don’t know,” I say. “Your expression reminds me more of the Sentinals. Of—”
Her name sounds wrong on his lips. I don’t know how to respond, what he thinks he knows. What Mikayel or the others may have told him.
“Still,” I say when the words finally form. “You Guardians have been known to hold your own in a fight.”
“That we have,” Caim smirks. “That we have.” He lays the sword on the table and faces me, his expression stoic. “Now, why are you here? I doubt it’s to make small talk. That doesn’t seem your style.”
It isn’t. I hate mindless chatter. I clench my jaw, forcing the next words. “I need your help.”
“So you’ve found her then?” Caim’s voice is steady.
“I’m not sure. But I have found him.”
“Yes. Aydan.” I swallow back my apprehension. “Nesy can’t be far behind.”
“Perhaps.” Caim extends his wings behind him and stretches his neck. “Perhaps not.”
I don’t like Caim’s innuendos. Nesy will always find Aydan. As much as I wish it wasn’t true, their love always finds a way. Sooner or later. “Oh, I’m certain she’s with him. Somewhere. I just can’t sense her. Not now.”
“Which is why you’ve come.” Caim’s flippant tone grates on my nerves, causing a flood of frustration.
Cass warned me about accepting his offer of help. But the Council thought differently and assigned him to us.
“Yes. I need to make sure it’s her.”
Caim stands, signaling an end to our conversation. I follow suit, refusing to leave without an answer. “So? Will you go?”
Caim tilts his head, a wry smile covering his expression. “I can’t, I’m afraid. Not yet.”
I furrow my brow, scrambling to hide my disappointment.
“Sariel has us working day and night. Apparently the Council has commanded that every order train harder. Longer.”
“Gabriel hasn’t mentioned anything.”
“Or maybe you’ve been too distracted to notice.”
My jaw clenches and I grit my teeth. I’m tired of his games, no matter how true his words.
I have been distracted, consumed with my need to find Nesy. Gabriel says the feelings will pass, that they’re natural given the scope of my sacrifice. Mikayel says its guilt, that I blame myself for her disappearance. And Cass, she accuses me of holding on to a dream that can never be. She wants me to let go of Nesy, let go of everything. While I still can.
I think they’re all wrong.
“Look, I need to find Nesy. Those are my orders. Are you going to help or not?”
“Sorry brother. Not this time.”
“Fine,” I hiss.
Anxiety ripples through me, tightening the muscles in my shoulders, my back, my wings. Caim was supposed to say yes. Only yes.
Be sure to visit Books for YA for the final part of the Excerpt – Part 5 of this exclusive reveal on 11/3! I’d love to hear your thoughts.