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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Excerpt: Defy The EYE: The Zarbizokian Outsider by Layla Lochran + giveaway

A thrilling new sci-fi romance filled with early Norsemen, ancient folklore, on the edge of your seat adventure, and newfound love sure to win your heart is OUT TODAY! Grab your copy of Layla Lochran's DEFY THE EYE on Amazon

Defy The EYE: The Zarbizokian Outsider
by Layla Lochran
July 7, 2020
Astradell is the first female Zarbizokian to become a ‘Defender of the EYE’; an organization of elite beings in search of a menacing force wanting to take over the universe. In her first mission she must gain information from planet Earth. Curiosity winning out, she goes against the EYE by interacting with the humans, finding them too alluring to only observe. Visions of a blue-eyed man consumes her mind, knowing he must be saved before it is too late. Now hunted for her defiance, her Defender brethren will soon realize just how strong she has become.

Gundar’s ancestors hid themselves in the icy tundra on Earth long ago, teaching generations their way of worshiping many Gods and other worlds beyond their own. Folklore or not, he knows there are secrets buried within their kind yet to be discovered. Plagued with a gift to hear others thoughts, he distances himself in hopes of obtaining solace. Strength waning, he finds it difficult to go on, until a beauty baring wings and glowing eyes fills his nights. His Goddess, ready to take him to Valhalla.

Astradell's secret mission will in the end save her planet, but first a mysterious illness begins turning humans into savage beasts and Earth needs protecting. This might take longer than she expected.

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Excerpt 1:
Quixt let out a single laugh, “Father is beginning to show his age, don’t you think?” Exclamations of denial come from the King, then everyone quiets as a heavy mood darkens the room. “You sure you can best me with one sword Picca?" He gave her a once over then shrugged, nodded and tossed one of his swords to the side. “I fear you are insane for challenging me this way.”

“I have no wish for you to go easy dear brother.” Astradell said in a taunt as she shifted her sword from her left hand to her right. She then crouched down, preparing for the challenge her brother will most certainly grant her. "Are you sure you can bring it?" She sent him a mischievous grin and prepared to lunge forward.

About the Author;
Layla Lochran grew up in a tiny ski town in Western New York, always with a variety of books in her hand. Contemporary, Historical, and Paranormal romances struck her fancy, expanding her imagination and dreams in someday becoming an author herself. Rock concerts, photography, and brightly colored hair are just a few of her hobbies, as well as having fun with special FX makeup, props, and costumes with her son and community. Other than reading, she enjoys nature, many different wines and local vineyards, spending time with her family, and helping others to find their creative edge. Someday she will travel the world to see all it has to offer her.

Life is short; live every day to the fullest, love exponentially, stay positive, and give it your all.

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  1. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading, thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the cover and think the book sounds wonderful.

  4. I love the cover! It’s very mysterious. It really sets the tone for the book.

  5. A very eye-catching cover (no pun intended).

  6. I love this cover and the book sounds very good.