Author Desiree Williams is unveiling the cover to ILLUSIONARY, a young adult urban fantasy, releasing April 4, 2017. See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and an exclusive excerpt.
About the Book
Author: Desiree Williams
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
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Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.
Alice fell down a hole.
Wendy flew to Neverland.
Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.
Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.
Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.
No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.
Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed.
The twittering of birds tugged at Kam’s consciousness. Heat warmed her back. She groaned and stretched her legs out. Hair tickled her face, and she pushed it out of the way, propping herself up with the other arm.
Rubbing the back of her throbbing head, she blinked until squashed blades of green grass came into view. Something stuck to her forehead. She swatted at it, clearing away flecks of dirt.
She drew her legs up to sit upright. Her heart hammered into her ribs, and her eyes widened.
A wooden grove encircled her. Vibrant bushes dotted with red flecks swayed with the wind. Sunlight streamed through slits in the canopy of leaves above. Tiny, fluffy birds fluttered along the sunbeams, their merry tunes lending more credibility to her insanity.
“Whaa …” She fingered the knot growing on her head.
Unconscious and dreaming. That’s what was happening.
She staggered to her feet. Her muscles tightened, screaming in protest. She arched her back and then leaned to the side to stretch.
Pain shouldn’t occur in a dream. So hallucination was the next logical step, right? She must have cracked her head pretty hard. Rubbing her sore hip, she allowed her gaze to wander. Pieces of bread littered the ground near a far bush. She squinted, bringing cheese, meat, and a scrap of fabric into focus.
Something rustled the bush. She pressed against a nearby tree. The rough bark ground into her tender flesh.
A whoosh shot through the grove, followed by a stinging of her cheek and a vibration near her ear.
Multi-colored feathers of blue, green, and yellow stuck off the end of an arrow shaft.
Kam scooted over, her hair tangling against the tree trunk.
The arrowhead lay embedded mere centimeters from where her face had been.
“I assure you, wanderer,” a masculine voice called from beyond the brush. “That is the only warning my archer will give you.”
Her heart dropped to her stomach. She reached shaky fingers to her cheek, only to swallow a whimper when the tips drew back coated with blood.
Someone had shot at her. Actually shot at her!
About the Author
Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.