Saturday, February 28, 2015

Guest Post with authors J.L. Bond & Val Richards ~ Giveaway



Today I'm handing the reins over to authors J.L. Bond & Val Richards.  Enjoy yourselves & get to know their characters a bit better.




It has begun! Fourteen years after a catastrophic disaster, the world has regained its balance with the help of the Primortus. They have secretly walked amongst us since the beginning of time, protecting the earth with the power of the elements. When a fourteen-year-old girl is bequeathed two mysterious gifts from the father she never knew, she is drawn into their dangerous world of magic. She must learn to wield the power of the Eleventh Elementum to survive. With the help of Will (her best friend), his cousin and her new stepsister, she seeks out the evil that threatens New Zealand. But a black-eyed stranger is watching them.

Dark powers are at work. Two prophecies loom on the horizon. One declares Skylee Porter is the hope of humankind. While the other proclaims she’ll destroy us all.

Sky’s destiny awaits her…



Which Primortus Chronicles Being Are You?
By J.L. Bond and Val Richards

Take the Quiz

1. What word best describes you?
A. Protector
B. Chameleon
C. Communicator
D. Visionary

2. When going on a quest, you always take along…
A. Your Favorite Necklace
B. A Pocketful of Banquet Bars
C. Your Fluffy Pillow
D. A Box of Tissues

3. Which song is the soundtrack of your life?
A. Heroes by Alesso
B. Animals by Maroon 5
C. Ghost by Ella Henderson
D. Blank Space by Taylor Swift

4. Your favorite Fantasy World is…
A. Middle Earth
B. Narnia
C. Underworld
D. Wonderland

5. If someone attacked you, how would you defend yourself?
A. Freeze them in a block of ice
B. Bite off their fingers
C. Magically disappear
D. RUN!

6. If you were only allowed one type of food for the rest of your life, what would you eat?
A. Vegetables
B. Tofu…NOT! Pass the steak and make it RARE!
C. Dairy…hey, milk keeps babies alive.
D. High-Tech Food Alternatives…you’re always looking to the future.

7. Who is your Favorite super hero?
A. The Green Lantern
B. Wolverine
C. Ghost Rider
D. Cyclops

8. If your boyfriend/girlfriend disappeared, what would you do?
A. Move heaven and earth to find them.
B. Whatever. There are other fish in the sea.
C. Put my mind to it and poof I’m with him/her
D. When did I get a girlfriend/boyfriend?

9. A major catastrophe just happened and help is needed. Ready to sign up?
A. Of course, need you even ask?
B. Why not? It might be fun.
C. I guess, but don’t count on me sticking around too long.
D. Major Catastrophe? Run!

10. You’re guilty of which of these bad habits?
A. Blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong
B. Eating junk food
C. Oversleeping
D. Running away

11. Which book would you choose for a little light reading?
A. The Giver by Lois Lowry
B. Animal Farm by George Orwell
C. Gone by Michael Grant
D. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


Mostly A’s are Primortus – Always in tune with nature, you are thoughtful to a fault. You’re a powerful being with healing ability and you’re constantly thinking of others. With you power over air, earth, fire, or water, nothing can keep you from protecting life. As a born leader, you know what’s right and what’s wrong. And you’re always ready to lead the fight. Warning, you’d best keep your feelings in check or all Hades will break loose.

Mostly B’s are Shifters (Corporus) – You’re in touch with your inner beast. Out of all of the beings, you are the most versatile. With your heightened senses, you’re the one everyone wants on their team when facing down the enemy. You are always ready to defend but have a playful side as well. Whether you’re soaring through the air or galloping across the countryside you feel at home. But watch out, with all your wonderfulness, you’re prone to act without thinking. So don’t forgot to rein it in now and then.

Mostly C’s are Reapers (Spiritus) – You are an extremely spiritual being, a dreamer with secrets. But living a secretive life can take its toll on you. Carrying all of those messages around in your head is a heavy burden. Sometimes you find yourself feeling manipulated and used. Just don’t let it bring you down. You can still pop in and out whenever you feel like it. You have some pretty powerful connections. Oh, but remember, stay in the clutches of your otherworldly friends too long and you may never come back.

Mostly D’s are Seers (Animus) – You’re a rare individual, who always seems to know what is on the horizon. Frequently misunderstood, your intelligence is sometimes perceived as “crazy”. You are emotional and sensitive. Unfortunately, you’re often the carrier of bad news, so you try hiding from your troubles. You struggle with confidence and always compare yourself to others. Through you’re not great in a battle, you are stronger and more courageous than others realize.


Feel free to post your results in the comments below.
Let's see if we have more primortus, corporus, spiritus, or animus among us.


J.L. Bond and Val Richards have much more in common than writing. They are both Army brats, grew up in the hills of Tennessee, attended the same college and worked the same first job. They share an obsession for Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and have an enduring love for all things Tolkien. Since they can’t live in Middle Earth, the call of the ocean eventually pulled them to Florida where, together, they form the nearly fearless writing duo of THE PRIMORTUS CHRONICLES.

Their debut novel, ELEVENTH ELEMENTUM; Book 1, was released in 2012 to excellent reviews. The second book in the trilogy, HOLLOWED HUMUSARA launched in the fall of 2014. J.L. and Val are currently working on Plagued Primortus, the final book in the series…when they aren’t daydreaming of joining a certain wizardy trio for a ride in the TARDIS to Rivendell.

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It has begun! Fourteen years after a catastrophic disaster, the world has regained its balance with the help of the Primortus. They have secretly walked amongst us since the beginning of time, protecting the earth with the power of the elements. When a fourteen-year-old girl is given two mysterious gifts from a father she never knew, she is drawn into their dangerous world of magic. She must learn to wield the power of the Eleventh Elementum to survive. With the help of Will (her best friend), his cousin and her new stepsister, she seeks out the evil that threatens New Zealand. But a black-eyed stranger is watching their every move. Now, two powerful beings will battle one another and the outcome will determine our way of life.

Eleventh Elementum is FREE On Amazon 2/28 – 3/1
 

It begins again! Skylee Porter thinks the worst is over. She has faced her greatest fear, the monstrous black-eyed Brinfrost and survived with the help of Chrism, her shape-shifting sister. Sky even had the courage to finally admit her true feelings to Will.

But something has changed. The three people she trusts the most are acting strange. Will seems distant. Her talkative sister has clammed up. Even Airon is keeping secrets.

Soon, Sky discovers the leaders of the Primortus have plans for her. Then, to her dismay, they threaten to take away her magical book. The Humusara, the very thing that tethers her to the world she so desperately wants to protect. And now, the earth is trembling again. Could there be another Day of Disaster?

Dark powers are at work. Two prophecies loom on the horizon. One declares she’s the hope of humankind. While the other proclaims she’ll destroy us all.

Sky’s destiny awaits her…

Count down on Hollowed Humusara on Amazon, 2/28 is .99, 3/1 is 1.99, and 3/2 is 2.99 (regular price is 3.99)

And before you go! 
Be sure to enter this fantastic giveaway with authors J.L. Bond & Val Richards.


32 comments:

  1. Someone please say something so we don't have to keep talking to each other.

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  2. Well, I thought you liked my witty conversation! :)

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    1. Shhh...I do...I just wanted others to feel NEEDED...

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  3. I'm a shifter! Is there any other corporuses we don't know about yet? ;)

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    1. Yes, there is one named Zach Bronn...based on someone we know...

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  4. We just took our own test!!! Janet is a Primortus and Val is a Spiritus.

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  5. I'm split straight down the middle, half corporus & half spiritus.

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    1. I, Val, was almost split but I had one more on the Spiritus. So Janet said you r were a spiritual corporus...

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    2. Hey, we read the descriptions of what we are and they fit us pretty well. WHich one Corporus or Spiritus fit you the best?

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  6. .... They both do.... I really am a dual being, or perhaps I'm a half breed?

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    1. Jonel,
      Humm, I think the Council of Noveus will want to meet with you, being that you are an half breed. You'd better bring extra clothing, Like Joseph, they may not let you return to your life as you know it.

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    2. You mean I get a one way ticket into the world of the Primortus? I'm in! Tell the council I'll be there this evening.

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  7. I'm a little bit of all 4. I must be the Primortus mutt.

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    1. Joseph,
      The Council has discussed your situation and have decided that you are a new breed. You must come to the House of the High Provectus. Pack a bag, they may not let you leave.

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    1. Bobbi,
      It's good to have you on board. There just aren't enough Primortus to help us due to the plague outbreak.

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  9. I managed to score mostly A's! I think they all fit me in some way though. And as for the book, I love the cover of the sequel! It looks promising to me!

    Check out my discussion post: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/02/kolchae-book-review.html

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    1. You can never go wrong with the A's...wait! You can because you have freewill but most Primortus choose to protect life.

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  10. Sounds like a fascinating world! I suppose I must be just a mere human, since my answers were all over the map. Fun quiz!

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    1. This is a brilliant world CJ. And being a 'mere human' is cool too. They definitely still have their place in the world.

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    2. CJ,
      Humans are very important and are the very reason for the creation of the Primortus. Welcome!!!

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  11. This wouldn't work on my phone, so I finally got to a computer! I'm a Primortus!

    Does each Primortus have a specialty - meaning are they closer with one element over the others?

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    1. Congrats on being a Primortus. And to answer you question, no, Primortus can control all elements but some favor one over the other. If I (Val) were a Primortus, I would favor water.

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  12. I'm a primortus! Yay! ����

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    1. Mandiec, you can now begin your training to wield the Elementum and control the four elements!!!

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  13. We had a blast yesterday doing this Guest Post. A big thanks to Jonel for allowing us to be here. And a big thanks to everyone who joined us in the fun!
    J.L. and Val

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  14. I'm mostly Corporus with some Spiritus and a teensy bit of others thrown in. We can probably all claim a bit of all of them, but beware for I am a shifter. You may not know who I am at any one time. Now you see me, now you don't. lol

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    1. Sherry,
      You sound a little scary which is exactly what is needed from a Corporus. Welcome to the Primortus world. Just keep an eye out for that Ashley Character, he is determined to make you pay...

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  15. I'm a Primortus Seer :) I can live with that!! ;)

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    1. Maari,
      You are a very rare helpmate but strongly needed if the Primortus are going to defeat the dark power, Brinfrost. He is seeking to destroy anyone that steps in his path. Welcome!

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  16. My favorite Fantasy World is Wonderland. And I love The Giver.

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