The Winter 2018 New Adult Scavenger Hunt is here!
Winter 2018 #NewASH team:
The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 26th and runs through Sunday, December 30th. For more information, visit newadultscavengerhunt.com. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors! Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form before the deadline.
MEET M. DALTO! Author of TWO THOUSAND YEARS
Traditionally published by The Parliament House.
M. Dalto is a New Adult fiction writer of adventurous romantic fantasy stories, and her debut, TWO THOUSAND YEARS, won one of Wattpad.com’s coveted Watty Awards in 2016. She continues to volunteer her time as a Wattpad Ambassador, where she engages and hopes to inspire new writers. She spends her days as a full-time residential real estate paralegal, using her evenings to hone her craft. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee. She currently lives in Braintree, MA, with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.
DID YOU KNOW…
The moon is fourteen days in waxing and waning. (Words that define which “side” of the moon is lit between New and Full phases.) Seems pretty LUCKY, doesn’t it?
“Two thousand years ago, the Prophecy of Fire and Light foretold the coming of the Queen Empress who would lead the Empire into a time of peace and tranquility. But instead of the coming of a prosperous world, a forbidden love for the Empress waged a war that ravaged the land, creating a chasm between the factions, raising the death toll of innocent lives until the final, bloody battle.
Centuries later, Alexandra, a twenty-two-year-old barista living in Boston, is taken to an unfamiliar realm of mystery and magic where her life is threatened by Reylor, its banished Lord Steward. She crosses paths with Treyan, the arrogant and seductive Crown Prince of the Empire, and together they discover how their lives, and their love, are so intricately intertwined by a Prophecy set in motion so many years ago.
Alex, now the predestined Queen Empress Alexstrayna, whose arrival was foretold by the Annals of the Empire, controls the fate of her new home as war rages between the Crown Prince and Lord Steward. Either choice could tear her world apart as she attempts to keep the Empire’s torrid history from repeating itself. In a realm where betrayal and revenge will be as crucial to her survival as love and honor, Alex must discover whether it is her choice – or her fate – that determines how she survives the Empire’s rising conflicts.”
DID YOU KNOW…
Makar Sankranti is on January Fourteenth.
It’s a festival day in reference to deity Surya, the Sun god, in the Hindu calendar.
Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India.
Kite flying is popular during this celebration.
If this blog had a kite, it’d paint the number 14 on it. That would be one LUCKY kite.
“This cannot be right,” a voice crackled within the darkness.
“Time is not wrong,” a softer voice responded.
“But she’s too small. Too frail. Too….”
“Feminine?” a third voice chided.
“She will be fine,” the second voice reassured the first. “She will be perfect.”
“She will have to be. She’s the only chance we have…”
“At least for the next two thousand years.”
The voices around the projection orb quieted then, taking in the scene before them.
Within the sphere, images of an infant, wrinkled, pink and newborn, refracted into the void. No sound could be heard, but the scene was known well enough as the baby was placed into the arms of a faceless mother. Blankets were wrapped around the child, nurses and doctors hurried back and forth checking vital signs, and adoring family members looked on proudly as their new addition.
Soon, this moment would be a shade of the past.
Soon, she would be forgotten, like all those before her.
In time, their memories will fade like worn photographs in a misplaced album.
For her place was not with them.
She was not for their world.
She belonged where she was truly needed.
For with every beginning, there needs to be an end.
Check out these great links to connect with M. Dalto:
The Parliament House
***CONTINUE THE HUNT***
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author over on the blog of Kelsey Ketch! Find Kelsey Ketch’s blog at: kelseyketch.com