Steady Burn by Nichelle Rae – Excerpt and Giveaway

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Steady Burn is the 3rd book in the epic white warrior series.

Hathum has left Azrel for dead. Seemingly a long way from recovery after his attack, Azrel suddenly gets a vision of Yarin, the true leader of the Gleo’gwyns. He is being held prisoner in a decrepit dungeon and being mercilessly tortured by a Shadow solider.

Azrel realizes in that fearful instant that the world would share Yarin’s fate if Hathum and the Shadow Gods defeat her.

Enjoy this exclusive excerpt:

I stayed in that garden for hours. It had to have been nearly dawn by the time I realized my lonely brooding was giving me no relief or comfort. With effort I got to my feet and headed back toward the throne room of Faythjen. It was completely empty and dark, save for the silvery moonlight pouring in through the windows.

My footsteps, soft as they were, echoed loudly throughout the room. I flinched with each step, as they intensified the feeling of my smallness right now. The sound seemed to reverberate back to me and sit heavily around my neck and shoulders, weighing me down. I felt heavy. I paused in the middle of the throne room and analyzed just how small I actually was compared to the circumstances I had to face.

But then I found myself looking around the throne room as if it were fully crowded with the faces of people in the world. They were almost like ghosts floating around the room, and I was turning fully around watching all of them. I thought about them all and realized they were depending on me to save them from the brutal slavery of the Shadow Gods, and they weren’t even aware of their peril, or of my existence.

I took a breath and, for the first time, didn’t shrink back from the monumental situation I faced. As I watched their faces, I let the weight settle around my shoulders and sit there, but I kept my back straight. I would hold this weight. Why? Because no one else could. Because I was the only one strong enough to hold it. I had to be. I would be. I’d spent the last ten years fighting this burden and trying to shake it off because the weight felt too heavy. The weight was heavy, but no one else in the world could carry it.

I found myself taking solace and comfort in the fact that my father had faced more impossible circumstances then I ever had. Shadow had already won the day when my father came onto the scene. At least I had the chance to fight it off. My father had to dig the world out of the mire of the Shadow Gods rule, whereas I could stop them from even ruling again.

I would stop them.

About the Author:

Nichelle Rae, fantasy’s newest author, was born and raised in Massachusetts. Her love for writing began when she was 14 years old and she wrote short stories about meeting her favorite music group. She received so much praise and complements on her writing ability that it quickly became a passion of hers. Throughout the years she has gotten much praise from peers, professors, and professional author’s she’s had a chance to work with about her writing and ability to put emotions into text.

The White Warrior Series is her debut fantasy series she’s publishing as an independent author which will consist of seven books total. Nichelle already has begun three more fantasy series that she hopes to publish in the future after The White Warrior Series.

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  1. Looks great so far and thanks for having the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Hi everyone! Thanks so much to you all for visiting and sharing my excerpt. It’s not even 8am and I already see some shares. Thank you so much! Thank you also to Long and Short Reviews for hosting me today. I really appreciate it. I will be on and off throughout the day to respond to comments and answer any questions. Looking forward to chatting!

  4. Nurmawati Djuhawan says:

    thx u for hosting.
    i like the book and the giveaway 🙂

  5. Enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  6. This sounds great. I’ll have to check it out.

  7. Great excerpt, I enjoyed it.

  8. Patrick Siu says:

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Virginia H says:

    Great excerpt, sounds like a really good read!

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