Friday, November 22, 2013


Title: Scion of the Sun
Series: The Solar Snatchers Series
Author: Nicola Marsh
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Tour Hosted by: Chapter by Chapter


When she least expects it, sixteen-year old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core. A vision of the mother Holly never knew leaves her questioning everything she believes.

Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly gifted students in Wolfebane, New Hampshire. But things will get worse before they get better, as Holly accidentally transports to a parallel existence where she's confronted by a dark and ancient evil.

With the help of Joss, a sexy alpha warrior sworn to protect her, and her new BFF, the equally swoon-worthy Quinn, Holly faces her fears and an unlikely adversary in a showdown that is worse than anything she could’ve possibly imagined …




I’m a sucker for research books, so a few years ago I bought a big hardcover book titled Mysteries of the World-Unexplained Wonders and Mysterious Phenomena.

This book sat on my shelf for a while, until the idea for SCION OF THE SUN popped into my head one day. Then I opened this book and…strands of the plot unfolded before my eyes.

Once I started researching Celtic mythology online, I discovered more and more plot points until my head was spinning.

One of these plot points involved Newgrange (An LiamhGreine in Irish, meaning cave of the sun.)
And right there, I had THE place for the confrontation between good and evil in my story.
On one day a year, winter solstice, sunlight enters a shaft in the cave, travels along a passageway and ends at a stone block covered in spirals.

What if that stone was an altar?
What if those spirals meant something?
What if Newgrange wasn’t in Ireland but in Eiros, NYC’s Innerworld that Holly teleports to?
The more questions I asked, the more my plot shimmered to life before my eyes.

Holly is bound to the sun god Belenus. She needs to defeat the Lord of Darkness.
So what if he lived in permanent darkness, banished there by the light? Or in this case, the sun god Holly is bound to?

Every fact, every idea, every snippet of information blended to help me unfold the story of Holly, the Scion of the sun.

Sometimes fiction is stranger than fact…


USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.

She has published 43 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.

Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy series kicks off with SCION OF THE SUN, November 2013, with Month9Books.

She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!


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Unknown said...

This sounds really good, I had no problem adding it to my TDR list

Glitter Born said...

it sounds like an AMAZING book, i dont get it free i might just find a copy on my own

Glitter Born said...

it looks like an amazing book, if i dont win a copy i will find one by myself