The Scorpion's Lullaby Luminous Lands Book 1 by Juliet Vane ***Spotlight -- Giveaway -- Q and A with the Author***
The Scorpion's Lullaby
Luminous Lands Book 1
by Juliet Vane
Genre: YA Fantasy
Be ruthless. Be rich. Live like gods.
Joella’s band of thieves lives deep in the jungle. Riding on giant scorpion dragons, they search the beautiful landscape for villages and caravans to rob.
But dangerous mists thread through the jungle’s undergrowth. One touch transforms its victims into mindless, murderous shells of their former selves.
When the mists interrupt a routine raid, Joella becomes separated from her people. She’s alone except for a stolen book of legends and Marc, a religious disciple dedicated to pacifism and preserving the ways of the old goddess.
Searching for their tribes, Joella and Marc brave mist-infected beasts, deceitful clans, and the sweltering days and freezing nights of their beloved jungle.
An uneasy alliance grows between them as they read from the book and uncover in its pages the truth of why the jungle has been fraught with evil. They must trust each other to right the wrongs of the past and save themselves, or risk the very landscape they hold so dear.
The Scorpion’s Lullaby is a fast-paced, lyrical fantasy filled with creatures and characters who will take your breath away.
Get your copy of The Scorpion’s Lullaby today to discover the legends propelling the unforgettable tale in this luminous, unique world.
Q and A with the Author
What makes your writing stand out?
There is always an element of storytelling in my writing, because it’s such a fundamental human gift—both telling stories and hearing (or reading) them. My books feature strong female protagonists who aren’t always “strong” in the traditional sense of the word, but maintain a strength that helps them grow and change during their story. My fantasy novels contain imaginative settings and creatures that challenge my characters, and there is almost always a touch of romance within them.
What other books have you published?
Aside from The Scorpion’s Lullaby, I’ve also published several YA Gothic mysteries set in unique, contemporary settings. The Blood Flesh Bone series is set in a haunted school during a summer classical music program. The Winter’s Cavern series features a storyteller heroine who gives tours in the cave system beneath her family’s property.
What’s next for you?
I plan on writing more Luminous Lands novels that connect to The Scorpion’s Lullaby in some way. I really enjoy this world and the creatures and characters within it.
The Scorpion's Daughter
Luminous Lands Prequel
Ruthlessness comes with a price.
The Scorpion Raiders are a ruthless clan, traveling through the jungle and raiding villages and caravans. As the only child of their leader, Claire has lived a safe, comfortable life tucked away from their violence. Her one desire is to join her father, but he refuses to allow it.
Her safe life has one major perk—her best friend, Gavin. But just when their friendship builds into something deeper, Claire finally gets the chance she’s been waiting for—a chance to join the Scorpion Raiders and win her father’s affection.
Will she choose love with Gavin, or will she choose the quality her father treasures above all others—ruthlessness?
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About the AuthorJuliet grew up in northern California, where she spent her free time staring at spooky lakes and making up stories about the old buildings surrounding them. Years later, she still lives in California and she still makes up spooky stories...about lakes and the old buildings surrounding them. Like April in April's Ghosts, she's terrified of spiders and she's obsessed with Hamilton. Like Lissa in June's Blood, she plays the piano...but not very well.
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