EXILES OFFICIAL RELEASE POST!!!!!!!!!!!

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IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!

I cannot begin to describe how excited I am for this book!!! Ever since finishing Samara's Peril, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book; the excitement growing as the release got closer!!! If you haven't discovered this amazing book series yet, what are you waiting for?!?! You need to read these books. To help get you started, Jaye is offering the first three books in the series on sale August 11th-14th!! find them on Amazon.

This is going to be a longish post, but it will be worth it. Trust me!


About the Book

Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.

Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all.

Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on branding him a traitor and actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir, but with other forces at work, it might not be that simple.

One small misstep could prove fatal for all.

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Book Excerpt

    However, just before lunchtime, he appeared at the door with Talas. The two spent so much time together, the crete was almost like another brother to them.

    “Ah, there he is.” Marcus wore a teasing grin on his face. “Showing up after all the work is done.”

    Kaden smirked. “Clever, right?”

    The rest of the family gathered around, and Marcus thumped Kaden on the shoulder.

    “Let’s have a look. I know you’re itching to show us.”

    Kaden grinned and lifted his right arm, turning it over to reveal the underside of his wrist. Dark brown ink tattooed his skin in the shape of a dragon in flight. Beside him, Talas raised his right arm to display a matching tattoo.

    “They look good,” Marcus said. “Do all the riders have them?”

    Kaden nodded, his eyes alight with satisfaction. “All thirty-four of us, including our two newest recruits.”

    Whatever happened from here on out, this tattoo bound the Landale dragon riders together for life. Kyrin thought it telling that Talas had joined himself to the group, being a crete.

    Ronny stepped closer, admiring the tattoos. “I want to be a Landale rider someday.”

    Kaden nudged him. “I’ll save a spot for you.”

Doesn't Kaden sound fun? I have always liked him, because he is sort of comic relief. So when I got the opportunity to interview a character for this release, I had no trouble picking Kaden! Let's hear what he had to say!

Tell us a little about yourself - what do you like people to know about you?

Well, I’d probably like people to know I don’t actually eat all the time. I think my author makes me sound like a glutton sometimes. I just enjoy a good meal. Besides that, there’s not too much to tell about myself. Life was pretty boring before the Resistance. You know, aside from the fights I got into.”

What do you enjoy doing?

I like hanging out with my friends. I really didn’t have friends growing up in Tarvin Hall besides Kyrin, so I take advantage of having friends now. I’m grateful for all of them.”

What is one unique/strange/interesting thing about you?

   He thinks for a minute and then suddenly Talas comes up behind him with a friendly nudge to the shoulder. “He’s got a gift with dragons, something that I’ve only ever seen with cretes. He’s a natural.”
   Kaden looks up at him “What are you doing here?”
   Talas shrugs. “No one asked to interview me, so I thought I’d crash one of your interviews.”
   Kaden laughs. “Well, to answer the question myself, besides having a pretty sharp memory and attention to details, I’m probably not all that interesting.”
   Talas shakes his head. “He’s being modest. He really does have impressive talent when it comes to dragons.”

You are super close to your sister, Kyrin. Tell us about your relationship with her.

She might be older than me, but I’m bigger and she’s the only girl in the family so, I’ve always felt the responsibility to protect her. She was the only family I had once we were taken to Tarvin Hall. And, being born twins, we seem to have a special connection. We’re different from each other, but we think alike. We almost always know what each other is thinking.”

Besides Kyrin, who would you say is your best friend? Who else are you close to?

 I’m pretty close to Jace. How could I not be when he and Kyrin are so close and making eyes at each other all the time? *he laughs* But I’d say my best friend is Talas. We hit it off from the start, and he’s like my brother. We share the same sense of humor and adventure.”
   Talas grins. “It’s true.”

What drew you to be in the Resistance?

Well, I was kind of thrown into it, but I would have made the choice anyway. Kyrin would tell you I’m obviously a bit of a rebel and have some authority issues, so those are some of the reasons that drew me to the Resistance. But the main reason is just so that I can help protect my friends and others who need protection form the emperor.”


Can you explain where your dream to fly came from? How did it feel to have that dream come true?

I didn’t know it growing up, but I seem to have gotten it from my father. He always wanted a dragon. But I think a lot of it came from being trapped in Tarvin Hall. Flying is so freeing. I dreamed of having a dragon so Kyrin and I could just fly out of there and go wherever we wanted. Of course, I wondered if I was dreaming when Trask told us we were all getting dragons. They are so rare in Arcacia, that I never actually expected I would one day have one.”


What's one thing you hope for the future?

That we win our fight. I’d just like for everyone to be able to have a normal and peaceful life. I’ve never really experienced that. Even at camp, we still live under threat of the emperor.”


How have your experiences shaped you into who you are today?

  I’m probably better at controlling my temper and emotions. That wasn’t a strong suit of mine growing up. I was never much of a leader, but I’ve had to learn quickly as captain of my dragon riders. I think we’ve all become stronger and hopefully wiser from our experiences.”
  Talas nods. “I can attest to that.”



About the Author

JayeAuthor2015Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.


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Tour Schedule

Thursday, August 10
Book Spotlight at A Pinch of Faith

Friday, August 11
Character Interview at Reality Reflected
Review at Tricia Mingerink
Book Spotlight at She Hearts Fiction
Review and Excerpt at Literary Cafe
Character Interview and Excerpt at A Day In The Life
Author Interview at The World of the Writer
Review at WritingAnyone
Review and Character Interview at Meagan Davenport
Review and Special Post at R535 Blog
Review at Leah’s Bookshelf
Author Interview and Excerpt at Liv K. Fisher
Review, Character Interview, and Excerpt at The Elven Padawan
Review and Author Interview at Books and Arrows
Review and Author Interview at The Artful Author
Review and Character Interview at Red Lettering
Review and Author Interview at PageTurners
Review and Author Interview at Sutori no Hana
Review and Character Interview at Bookends

Saturday, August 12
Review and Excerpt at Thriving Hope
Book Spotlight at Today, by Bryn
Review at Honey Rock Hills
Excerpt at Rachel Rossano's Words
Excerpt at Tell Tale Book Reviews
Excerpt at The Overactive Imagination
Review and Author Interview at One Word At A Time
Author Interview at Marrok Macintyre
Review and Author Interview at Sarah, Plain & Average
Review at A Camera and a Dreamer
Review and Excerpt at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Character Spotlight at God's Peculiar Treasure Rae
Review and Author Interview at Sarah Allerding
Author Interview and Excerpt at Dreams and Dragons
Review and Character Interview at Resting Life
Review and Character Interview at The Music of a Story
Review and Character Interview at Ruffles and Grace

Sunday, August 13
Review at Woman at the Well
Review at Lakeside Publications
Review at Ember's Reviews
Review and Author Interview The Ink Lizard
Excerpt at Lianne Taimenlore
Book Spotlight at Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

Monday, August 14
Review at Backing Books

Tuesday, August 15
Review at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the release blitz and helping me spread the word about Exiles! :) I didn't realize until now how well your excerpt went with your interview! :D

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    1. Woah, I assumed you planned that! Wild. Thank YOU for letting me a part of this. It was so much fun.

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  2. Great interview! I like Talas crashing Kaden's interview; that's fun. xD

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