Monday, November 3, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway! Escape From Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth


How far into the hollow would you go?

After losing her parents in a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria escapes New York City to Arnn—a farming town with more legends than residents, and a history of witchcraft and secrets best left buried.

Everyone in Arnn knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope when she should be afraid, and a past of missing children and broken promises.  To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?”

ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW is Jordan Elizabeth’s first novel.  This young adult fantasy, published through Curiosity Quills Press, is now available for purchase. 


Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can’t get enough of the woods, be it splashing through a stream, sitting beneath an ancient oak, or following a path up a hill.  Some of those adventures have led to abandoned foundations.  Exploring the rocks and crumbling bricks sparked Jordan to imagine who might have lived there before, and that train of thought carried her to a wicked legend and an enchanted hollow.  You can contact Jordan via her website, JordanElizabethMierek.com.

Excerpt from
ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW

Two miles from Honoria’s stone house, they stopped the four-wheelers beside a crop of forest.
Harley removed her helmet and shook out her short ponytail. “Welcome to Witchwood Hollow.”
“Enter if you want to doom your soul.” Amanda cackled a laugh.
“This place?” Honoria swung off the ATV. The dark trees resembled the other woodlands they’d passed along the road. The two girls had be playing an elaborate joke. Maybe they would include her when they did the same to the next new student.
“How far do you dare go in?” Amanda set her helmet on the seat behind her.
Honoria walked to where weeds and ferns grew over the ditch. They seemed to wave her in as the wind stirred them. “So, I walk in and this witch grabs me?”
“And doesn’t let you out,” Harley added.
Amanda whistled. “Spooky.”
Honoria drew a deep breath. No more going day by day, seeing what happened next. She would make it in. She would live.
She’d come this far.
She picked her way through the vegetation. Briars caught on her jeans. Go back, they seemed to say, or we will prick your heart. A sweet, earthy scent tickled her nose. Stepping deeper into the woods, autumn leaves created a shield around her as damp soil sucked at the soles of her sneakers. The darkness became an envelope and she the letter, seeking a destination she couldn’t foresee.
“Hey.” Amanda’s call pierced her mind.
Honoria stumbled, grabbing a thin tree for support, and glanced back. The road peeped at her through the trunks and bushes. Did I really walk all this way without realizing it?
Something beckoned her on, a silent call. Once she reached it, she would be complete. All her fantasies would greet her.
“Wow, you are tough.” Harley’s laugh sounded too shrill.
“Come on out.” Amanda’s voice wavered.
“I will,” Honoria whispered. “Just a little further.”
The beckon soaked through her skin into her nerves, mingling with the blood in her veins. The gentle call caressed her ears.
“Honoria, come to me….”
She pushed through the trees at a run, heading deeper into the darkness.
“Keep coming, Honoria. Come to me faster.”
“I’m coming.” The darkness slipped by her as though she parted a cloak. The folds would close and that warmth would seal her inside. 


Jordan Elizabeth is offering up a free eArc of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  There are other ways to enter.  You’ll have to take a look to see what those are!  The drawing for the winner will be held on November 16.




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