Wednesday, September 4, 2013

{Series Spotlight} Skeleton & Dust by Rhiannon Paille

The Book

Skeleton & Dust
by Rhiannon Paille

Series: The Ferryman and the Flame, Book 0.5
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Published: October 1st 2013

Book Description

In the First Era, before Kaliel and Krishani fell in love, Tor runs. He escapes the Land of Kings and the tyrannical Valtanyana. In the depths of Tempia he forges weapons-- The Flames-- strong enough to oppose the Kings he betrayed.

Aria, The Amethyst Flame, cannot touch the living or the dead and her kin are silent ghosts. Hidden in a cairn deep in the haunted forest, Aria becomes obsessed with the Ferryman, the only boy who can feel her touch.

Before Aria knows it, The Flames, The Ferryman and Tor are swept up in the first war against the Valtanyana.


“Nobody knows how to call the Ferryman,” Afton whispered when Aria was done. They stood side by side, Aria in her white gown and Afton in her light blue one. They didn’t hold hands because Aria couldn’t feel her, living or dead, and Afton clasped her hands together, whispering other things to herself.
“Tor told me how.”
Afton dared a sidelong glance at her. “You must be very special to know the secrets of the land.”
Aria laughed. “I know nothing.”
“You know more than I.”
Aria was going to rebut her, but the boat appeared on the horizon and glided towards them cutting through the shapes of the clouds on the sea. Moments later it fetched up against the shore and the Ferryman glared at Aria.
“You bring me one so young.”
Aria couldn’t take her eyes off him, fighting the urge to burst into a shower of sparks. The same feeling she experienced the first time she saw him cut through her from head to toe as Afton stepped forward.
“It was an accident. I ate the poisonous flowers,” Afton said boldly.
The Ferryman didn’t dare a glance at the young girl, his hooded face focused on Aria, but his next words were meant for the girl. “Do you have a coin to pay me?”
Aria caught Afton biting her lip out of the corner of her eye. “No…but I beg you, please take me.”
The Ferryman extended his skeletal hand towards Aria. “Will you pay the fee for her?”
“I—I don’t have a coin…” Aria could barely speak, her tongue feeling three times its usual size. The Ferryman withdrew his hand and went to push off the shores when Aria stepped forward and without thinking, caught him by the arm. Lightning shot through her fingers as she gripped the fabric of his cloak hard, the sensation of it under her fingertips surreal. She couldn’t help it; tears sprang to her eyes and slid down her violet tinged cheeks. The Ferryman wrenched his arm out of her grip and looked at Afton.
“I will take you,” he said, his voice hoarse compared to its gravelly quality moments ago. When Afton was safely in the boat, the Ferryman turned to Aria. “You owe me. I will return to collect.” He pushed off from the shores and disappeared in a cloud of mists.
Aria couldn’t think straight as she watched them go. Had she really touched him? Was that what it was like to touch something? She expected her form to move through his the way it had with the ghosts and the people and the trees, but with the Ferryman it wasn’t like that.
Where he was, he was solid.
And it made her giddy.

Surrender, Book One

by Rhiannon Paille

Series: The Ferryman + The Flame, Book 1
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Published: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Createspace

Book Description

How far would you go to save everything you ever loved? 

Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Lantern & Poison, Book 1.5

Lantern & Poison
by Rhiannon Paille

Series: The Ferryman and the Flame, Book 1.5
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Published: December 11th 2012

Book Description

Hadwen is no more. The Daed have no choice but to travel to Avrigost to awaken Crestaos. They're thrown into a whirlwind quest for the Flames, not knowing how ruthless and sadistic Crestaos can be.

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Justice, Book Two

by Rhiannon Paille

Series: The Ferryman and the Flame, Book 2
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Published: April 2nd 2013

Book Description

How far would you go to destroy yourself?

Krishani always knew he would have to go to the Lands of Men, but he never thought it would be like this. Enemies everywhere, an ancestor he can't respect, elders he can't trust, a curse he can't stop and friends he can't help but hate. Desperate to end the pain, he sets out on a quest to find the other Flames and face the enemy that took everything from him.

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Blood and Gold, Book 2.5

Blood & Gold
by Rhiannon Paille

Series: The Ferryman and the Flame, Book 2.5
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Published: January 31st 2013

Book Description

This is JUSTICE from the villain's POV. 

The Daed are pawns to one of the most powerful members of the Valtanyana. Crestaos is insane, his hunger for the Flames insatiable. The closer the Daed get to achieving his goal, the more expendable they become.

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Vulture, Book Three

by Rhiannon Paille

Series: The Ferryman and the Flame, Book 3
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Expected Publication: December 2013

Book Description

How far would you go to betray everything you've ever known?

Kaliel didn't think second chances came with this much turmoil. Exiled from her home, surrounded by strangers and in love with a boy she barely recognizes, she can't take it. She has her best friend, a new mentor, and a chance to win the war against the Valtanyana, but it's all wrong. Desperate to salvage some semblance of her former life, she makes a deal that shatters everything.

Rhiannon Paille's
Top five movie choices

1. The Holiday

Seriously, my all time favorite Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet movie. I’m not a big fan of Cameron Diaz and she forever ruined Mr. Brightside by The Killers for me, but other than that this movie was probably the best holiday movie I’ve ever watched.

2. Marvel’s The Avengers

Talk about being inspired by this franchise. I loved everything from the witty lines to Loki, to um, Loki, to um, Loki. This is a movie you have to watch if you haven’t already seen it. Way too good to pass up.

3. Whip It

Best Indie Movie ever. Ellen Paige is just awesome in this kick mutt movie about a losing roller derby team and Ellen Paige, the girl who helps them become winners. 

4. Romeo + Juliet (The 1996 Leonardo DiCaprio version)

The only Romeo + Juliet movie to use Shakespeare’s lines in the way they were intended. I loved how even though they stuck to the traditional script, you could actually understand what the characters meant by their tone and actions. Hands down best R&J movie of all time. Don’t go see the new one, it’s going to suck.

5. Love and Other Drugs

If for no other reason than to see Jake Gylenhaal naked. It also has quite a touching story between his character Jamie and Anne Hathaway’s character Maggie.

About the Author
Rhiannon Paille

Rhiannon is an up and coming Indie Author that writes Young Adult Fantasy books and some non fiction. She has a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology. When she’s not writing books she’s reading minds, singing karaoke, burning dinner and sipping iced cappuccino despite her allergy to coffee. Some day she’d like to own a unicorn—as long as it doesn’t eat her. She's sold over 25,000 copies of her books worldwide.

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