Monday, March 6, 2017

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell: Meet the Characters + Giveaway!

For all my fantasy loving friends, I have a special treat today! I'm super excited to be hosting debut author, Amber Mitchell. She's stopped by for a guest post to introduce a few of the characters in her new book, THE GARDEN OF THORNS. 

Welcome, Amber! 


After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.

Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose’s attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her as his hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she’ll tell him all the Garden’s secrets.

Except the one secret she’s kept for seven years that she’ll take to her grave if she must.

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Thank you so much for having me on your blog! Today, I wanted to introduce 6 characters from my debut YA fantasy novel GARDEN OF THORNS and dive into their goals, fears and a few interesting facts. I hope you’ll enjoy learning about them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

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Fondest Wishes: To free the other dancing Flowers from their captivity in the Garden, to take vengeance on the Gardener and to escape without revealing her secret that might jeopardize everything she is working for.

Hobbies: Aerial dancing, reading, snooping and pretending she doesn’t care what others think of her

Fears: Hurting others because of her actions, not being strong enough to face her former captor and relying on others to help her reach her goals.

Rayce Sun
Fondest Wishes: To liberate the land he loves from out under the tyrannical rule of his uncle, to keep as many people as he can safe and to finally figure out his mother’s honey crisp cookie recipe.

Hobbies: Cooking, helping people, studying maps and war strategies, sword fighting and finding out what make people tick.

Fears: Allowing the power he retains as rebel leader to go to his head and turning him into another version of the Emperor, failing those he is leading and letting down his mentor, Oren.

Arlo Shing
Fondest Wish: To keep his sister safe, at any cost, and to aid Rayce as he leads the Zareeni rebellion.

Marin Shing
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Fondest Wish: To help the rebellion create a world where everyone gets a voice and to befriend Rose since she looks like she needs a friend, desperately.

Emperor Sun
Fondest Wish: To keep his land in complete order. People are like insects, after all. They must be led or crushed. There is no in between.

The Gardener
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Fondest Wish: For the Garden, his traveling burlesque show, to have a permanent residence in the Imperial City…but that would mean getting the emperor to sanction it and for that, he’ll need to trade something very dear. Perhaps the secrets of a pretty little Flower?

Now you’ve gotten to meet a few of the characters of GARDEN OF THORNS and find out what makes them tick. I hope you’ll get know them better between the pages of the book!

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Amber Mitchell graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Creative Writing. She likes crazy hair styles, reading, D&D, k-dramas, good puns and great food.

When she isn’t putting words on paper, she is using cardstock to craft 3D artwork or exploring new places with her husband Brian. They live a small town in Florida with their four cats where she is still waiting for a madman in a blue box to show up on her doorstep.

Garden of Thorns is her debut novel from Entangled Teen.

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Purchase the book:  Indiebound  •  BookDepository  •  Amazon


So Amber and I have teamed up to give away a few copies of Garden of Thorns and some fun swag! Enter below! 
•open internationally
•must be 13 or over
•Ends March 20th, 2017
(ebook and signed swag will arrive seperately)

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