A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.
We’re launching the BOOK TOUR for
Second on the Right
by Elizabeth Los
Come visit the world of Captain Hook!
JULY TOUR SCHEDULE:
14 – Launch
16 – Sarah’s StoryLines
17 – Mary Terrani.com
21 – Bookish Outsider
23 – Bookworm Lisa
27 – Grand Finale
Spawned from an ancient promise, treachery and intrigue follow the protagonists through our world and one lost to the waves. Bound by an invisible bond, they are thrust into a fantastical world of pirates and demons.
James Benedict is a just man haunted by evil. Pushed to the edge, everything stripped from him, a new man arises . . . a man whose name strikes fear into the hearts of all who hear it: “Captain Hook”.
Eileen Davis was a timid woman. Through a fateful cruise she finds herself in the company of the Captain of the Mistral Thief. With his guidance, and the meddling of the local barista, she eventually finds her inner strength.
Will the two of them unite through time to fulfill the promise of their ancestors or will tempers ignite leading all to failure?
True love’s magic is not to avoid changes,
But to navigate them successfully.
Eileen woke with a start. Carefully, she peeled back the privacy sheet. A lump caught in her throat. The cabin door was open. She frowned. In the dim moonlight, a shadow stood just within the captain’s quarters. It moved. Her heart raced. She blinked, then stared. The dark silhouette glided silently. She watched, unbelieving. The shape loomed over the captain. She released the sheet.
He doesn’t know. He’s still asleep. I have to do something. But what? Her thoughts rattled through her mind. She had to be quick.
As quiet as possible, she slipped from her hammock. Her stocking feet made no sound. She crouched. Her fingers slid down her leg until they found her dagger. She removed the blade. Her hand trembled as she pulled back the sheet. Squinting, she could make out the shape. She rose. The floor creaked under her shifting weight.
Red eyes stared at her from across the room. They seemed to float in midair. She held her breath. The hairs on the back of her neck rose. She blinked. The eyes grew larger. She looked to the door. When she looked back, the eyes were closer. She panicked. The shadow lunged towards her.
Eileen screamed. “Captain! Captain, wake up!” She stomped on the floor boards and yelled, “Smythe! Anyone! The captain’s in danger!”
The creature howled.
Eileen swung her dagger at the intruder. He slid to the right. She slashed. He slipped to the left. She thrust. Her blade met air. He moved with little effort. And now, he drew closer. She slashed haphazardly. She hit nothing.
The shadow hissed. She felt a rush of wind. The creature flew at her. A powerful blow to the chest, her back slammed into the wall. She tried to defend herself. Another rush of wind and her dagger was knocked out of her hand. Her head hit the wall. Sliding to the floor, she felt cold. She heard a raspy inhalation. Looking up she was met with red eyes that glared at her. A cold breeze wrapped around her. She tried for her dagger, but it was gone. As she struggled for breath, her hearing diminished. The shadow loomed over her. Eileen’s vision tunneled until darkness enveloped her and there was nothing.
More About Second on the Right and Its Author, Elizabeth Los
What is your motivation behind this series?
I wrote Second on the Right in answer to a challenge set by a friend : make a villain the hero.
Why did you want to write it?
I enjoy the fantasy, almost daydreaming part of it. Thinking up new stories and writing them out has always been of great enjoyment to me. It even serves as a stress relief!
What do you hope readers will take with them when they read your book?
I hope readers will be able to sit back and enjoy the ride. I love books that take me on a journey full of twists and turns. If a reader gleans a message from the story, great! But otherwise, I just want it to be fun. I hope they find themselves liking Hook as I always have.
Do you have a favorite scene?
That’s a tough one to answer! I like the creepiness of when Pan enters Captain Benedict’s quarters and Eileen cries out to wake up the crew. But I also enjoyed writing the fight between Captain Benedict and James, when James was angry about Benedict taking advantage of Eileen.
Share something about you that is unique – maybe about how/where you write… or favorite snack foods?
Favorite food would probably be something unique! I love, love, LOVE having salad with a little balsamic vinegar and oil, placed on top of a thin crust pizza (pepperoni and mushrooms – my favorite). I love the combo of the pizza and salad.
About Elizabeth Los
I began writing fan fiction short stories in 2010 as means of escape. Every night, after ten hours of work and once the children were finally tucked in bed, for the fifth time, I would sit at my laptop and let my imagination flow through my fingers. Typing over eighty words per minute, my stories quickly began to form from novellas into full length novels. I used writing as my therapy, my release for stress.
– $20 Amazon gift card and an ebook of Second on the Right (INT)
– Signed print copy of Second on the Right (US Only)
– Ends August 3rd