Friday, 13 December 2013

Book Tour! The Secret Kept - JL Mbewe

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Secrets Kept Tour!

This tour will explore the World of Nälu: 
Where a story with adventure, action, love, betrayal, and a quest takes place.
We will get to visit sites, learn more about the cuisine, and be introduced to some elves, dwarves, and shape-shifters, at the least.

About Book

Secrets KeptSecrets Kept 
by JL Mbewe
YA Fantasy
October 30th 2013 by AltWit Press

With a curse, she will build an army.
With the dagger, she will undo the last sacrifice.
But first the sorceress must find the secret keeper.

Torn from her homeland and thrust into a betrothal against her wishes, Ayianna learns her family has a deadly secret that now has her on the run. She joins forces with Kael, an embittered half-elf, and Saeed, an elderly High Guardian, to seek answers to her father’s death, the destruction of Dagmar, and the plains people’s bizarre behavior.

Ayianna discovers there is more at stake here than just her mother’s disappearance and her familial duty to her betrothed. The sorceress has cursed the plains people, and it is a race against time to release them before the sorceress resurrects an ancient evil.

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Guest Post

The Guardian Circle

   Dark times gripped the world during Lord Stygian’s long, oppressive rule. The people clung to the myths of a place across land and time. Zohar, where threads of silver flowed over the mountains like rivers yet hung like curtains above golden bowls a flamed. And as each life met its end, a silver thread snapped, a flame grew cold, and a golden bowl shattered like porcelain against rock.
   Somewhere, someone had once spoken of a promise. Bards once sang of it, until their voices were silenced, and their songs faded with time.But whispers of the promise remained, breathed by the trees, guarded by the Naajiso. Help would come from Zohar. And it did.
   The defeat of Lord Stygian released the people, breaking the hold of the Tainted One, but she vowed to return. Who would stop her then? Who should rule the nations? What will become of the giants? Can they be trusted? The questions gave way to chaos, but Karasi, one of the lost rulers of Zohar, long imprisoned by the Tainted One and Stygian, brought peace again and established the first Guardian Circle. They were charged with guiding and teaching of the nations, so that history would never repeat itself, and the nations would never have to endure another oppressive rule such as Lord Stygian’s again.
   In its infancy, Karasi and an elderly elf named Njiraled the Circle and chose the first men and women among all the nations who would later become the Guardians. These would receive the YenzoTanil, the gifting from the Shadow God. Some call it magic, but they are specialized gifts to carry out their duties. Once the students finish their apprenticeships and are approved, they pledge themselves to the Circle and all of Nälu. Thus they receive their gifting and are bound to their calling for life, but if used against its nature, the bond will break, and they will lose their power.
   In Desert Rose and Secrets Kept, we meet High Guardian Saeed. Even though he was only five at the time of Stygian’s defeat, he was among the first to volunteer, but he was too young at the time to be chosen.Still, the struggle for freedom impacted him deeply, and he would not relent. He would later become the youngest guardian to be accepted into the Circle.

   The first Circle did not have a physical location and no way of instructing the newly selected guardians, so the king of Bonzapur offered the use of his royal library and palace. As the nations recovered from the tyranny and battle, Prathae Plains was divided into two regions: North and south. Not long after the first king of Badara was appointed, Njira and Karasi receive a substantial amount of land where they could build an educational center and headquarters for the Guardians.Thus began the work that would lead to Dagmar and the Kayulm'saNutraadzi. The School of the Nevins.

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Desert Rose
(A Tale of Nälu #1)

NOW AVAILABLE: Tales of  Nälu (all three short stories in paperback) on Amazon!

Living life balanced between reality and dreams.

About Author

JL Mbewe - AuthorWriting as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She has two short stories published in The Clockwork Dragon anthology, and is busily creating worlds inhabited by all sorts of fantasy creatures and characters, all questing about and discovering true love amid lots of peril. Her debut novel Secrets Kept and her short stories set in the world of Nälu: Desert Rose, Dragon Thief, and Indestructible are now available. She is currently living her second childhood with a wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and books, among other things.

For more information about her journey as a writer mama and all things creative please visit her at:


Kindle Fire Prize Pack (US/CAN ONLY), which includes:
- Kindle Fire
- Chocolate truffles
- Paper backs of Secrets Kept and Tales of Nälu
- Awesome swag (key chain, bookmark, and poster)
Ends January 7, 2014
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Follow the tour!

12/9: Launch on Colorimetry and Tressa's Wishful Endings
12/12: The Real Deal
12/12: fundinmental
12/15: Colorimetry
12/23: alwaysjoart
12/29: Fictionally
12/31: Grand Finale

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  1. Thank you for being part of the tour for Secrets Kept!

    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Glad to have you here ;p