Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Giveaway: Shadow of Wrath by L.W. Patricks

Today marks the release day for Shadow of Wrath by L.W. Patricks! Get it now on Amazon or Smashwords!

Series: Sins of the 7 (#1)
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Release Date: 13 March, 2013
Publisher: Strange Crow Books
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

Sample: Chapter One

In the Arena, you're either a killer or a victim.
If survival meant murdering an innocent person in cold blood every week, could you do it? Are you able to stick the knife into your opponent's heart while they look at you with fear in their eyes? Life in the Arena turns everyone into sinners.

A homeless boy is kidnapped from the streets and finds himself imprisoned in a far more horrifying place: the Arena, a place where teenage boys fight to the death for the pleasure of various lowlifes in a modern gladiator pit.

The Arena is the brainchild of Ryker, an ex-convict addicted to alcohol, gladiatorial-esque combats, and money. When not devising new ways for boys to kill each other, he's ruling his small empire with a ruthless fist, rewarding his guards with sex slaves and punishing those who oppose him with barbaric executions.

Renamed Dog, the boy from the streets must turn himself into a killing machine if he is to continue surviving, but as he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake, the ghosts of slain boys haunts him and the violence threatens to wake a beast inside him.

Allegra, a slave girl in the Arena and a victim of Ryker's constant abuse, is his only key to salvation. She has lost everything already—her family, her innocence, and her dignity—while her will to live hangs on by a thin thread. Can she save Dog's humanity before she too succumbs to the horrors of the Arena?

Seeking to defy Ryker as Dog rises to power as his champion, the stage is set for something to give in this murderous world of young gladiators. A tale about survival, tragedy, and human perseverance, the complete Shadow of Wrath is the first book in the Sins of the 7 series.

About the Author

Ever since I opened that book of fairytales when I was a kid, I loved reading and spent countless hours recreating a parallel universe where Red Riding Hood kung-fu kicked the wolf in the jugular and Snow White discovered a spell to merge all the dwarves together to form a Super-Dwarf that tossed the evil step-mother into the sun.

With this love for reading and writing, I took it to the next level and published a book. Sadly no super human fairy tale characters (but it’s always been on my radar).

In a nutshell, what I’ve been telling everyone is some half baked story of how I’m the spawn of a typewriting chimp and a literary ninja and I eat Unicorns to sustain my crazy imagination. It may or may not be a cover up… but I like to leave things open for interpretation =)

I was born in Toronto, Ontario where I graduated from University of Toronto’s Fiction Writing course. I have travelled all over the world including Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, United Kingdom, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia just to name a few. My diverse experience amongst other cultures provides inspiration for my stories.

I currently live in Toronto with my wife where I enjoy the the hot summer days and cold winter nights.


One lucky Books à la Mode reader will be win an eBook of Shadow of Wrath in their format of choice! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below:

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In addition, L.W. Patricks is holding a tour-wide giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card, which you can enter through the Rafflecopter form here:
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Rules and Disclosure:
Giveaway ends March 22nd at 11.59 (your time).
Open internationally! Woohooo!
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their prizes will be forfeited.
While I will be selecting the winner for the eBook, the author will be selecting the winner for the gift card via (Rafflecopter). I am in no way responsible for the prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤ Plus, you get extra entries ;)
Good luck!