Spirit Warriors: The Scarring
(Spirit Warriors Book # 2)
Genre- YA Fantasy
Expected Publication Date- July 21st
Published By- Booktrope Publishing
“One of us would finally end what had been started by the machayiwiw so many years ago. I would have to kill him. It was just that simple. I never thought I would want to kill anybody or anything, but maybe I never had anything worth killing for before.”
-Emmeline Rima Belrose, The Scarring (Spirit Warriors, Book 2)
In the majestic beauty of a Montana summer, Emme and her friends celebrate her near-drowning survival and their defeat of the powerful evil spirit, the machayiwiw. But even as they rejoice, things are amiss. Emme watches helplessly as her family divides, and her friends struggle to hold their relationship together. Worse yet, the love-of-her life, Charlie, announces that he will move back to the reservation, without Emme. Different nightmares take over and Emme realizes she must fight and kill—or watch those she loves be killed. Friends from the reservation reach out to Emme and show her what evil can steal from her. Emme believes that evil can never break her bond with the Spirit Warriors or the love she shares with Charlie. Or can it?
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Title-The Concealing (Spirit Warriors #1)
By- D.E.L. Connor
Release Date: November 24, 2013
Length: 191 pages
Sixteen-year-old Emme Belrose has it all: four best friends, a horse of her own, a hidden tepee hangout, and a blossoming romance with tall and handsome Charlie. These friends also have a secret. They can move their spirits into animal bodies: an osprey, a mustang, a grizzly, a mountain lion and a coyote.
But when Charlie, who has a gift for seeing the future, has a vision of Emme drowning in the icy Yellowstone River, the Spirit Warriors must train their animal bodies to kill an enemy they know is coming… but know nothing about. Suspenseful, romantic, and awash in Native American magic, Spirit Warriors captures the tragic enchantment of the American West—and confirms the power of friendship.
Please welcome Emmeline Rima Belrose, Charlie Jackson Hunt, Betsy Ross, Oliver Graves, and Lachlan Jackson Arrington from D.E.L. Connor's Spirit Warriors to Diane's Book Blog.
What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
Emmeline: My name is Emmeline Rima Belrose. Emme or even Em (pronounced M-E). My friends call me Em.
Charlie: Charlie Jackson Hunt, no nickname.
Betsy: Betsy Ross, call me Bets. I won’t answer to Betsy. I think you can figure out shy.
Oliver: Oliver Graves, I go by Ollie.
Lachlan: Lachlan Jackson Arrington
What is your hair color? Eye Color?
Emmeline:I have blonde hair and blue eyes.
Charlie: I have straight black hair and my eyes are brown and my irises are lined in a gold color. All the men in my family have the same brown and gold eyes.
Betsy: I have red hair and green eyes.
Oliver: I have some amazing black kinky hair that stands up all by itself! I have amazing light brown eyes.
Lachlan: I have curly sandy blondish brown hair and my eyes are turquoise blue r so the girls say.
How old are you?
Charlie: I just turned 18
Lachlan: I just turned 18
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home?
Emmeline:I was born in Montana and have lived in the same house on a ranch since I was born.
Charlie: In a reservation in Montana. I lived there until fourth grade and then I moved to live with my grandfather, Archie in the town that Emme lives in. I moved back to the reservation this summer.
Betsy: In a hospital in Montana. I have lived in the same house since I was an infant. I live next to Emme.
Oliver: In Hawaii in a pink hospital. Isn’t that cool? We moved here when I was in 6th grade I live down the road from Bets and Emme.
Lachlan: In Montana. I lived there until I was 5 and then my family moved to Australia where I grew up. I moved back Montana last year after my dad was killed in a car accident.
What is in your refrigerator right now?
Emmeline: Not much, eggs, cheese sticks, fruit, milk, a few veggies. Dad doesn’t like to shop and I have to buy all the groceries, and neither one of us like to cook.
Charlie: I have no idea.
Betsy: Home grown strawberries and corn on the cob, lots of veggies. My family are vegetarians.
Oliver: I hope something delish.
Lachlan: I don’t know. You need to ask Edna, she’s our housekeeper.
On your bedroom floor?
Emmeline: My running shoes.
Charlie: My boots.
Betsy:Nothing, I pick up my stuff.
Lachlan: Clothes and stuff.
On your nightstand?
Emmeline: My picture of Charlie, Bets, Ollie, Raymond, Jack, Lilly and me at the Prom, and another picture of Dad, me and Nana. It used to be a picture of me with Mom and Dad and my brother Ben and Nana, but I tore Mom and Ben out of it when they moved to L.A.
Charlie: A picture of Emme, Bets, Ollie, Raymond, Jack, Lilly and me at the Prom.
Betsy: A picture of Emme, Bets, Ollie, Raymond, Jack, Lilly and me at the Prom and one of me and Lilly in our cheerleading outfits.
Oliver: A picture of Emme, Bets, Charlie, Jack, Raymond, Lilly and me at the Prom.
Lachlan: A picture of Emme, Bets, Ollie, Raymond, Lilly and me at the Prom.
In your garbage can?
Emmeline: Nothing, I just took out the trash.
Charlie: No clue.
Betsy: How would I know?
Oliver: A bunch of stinky stuff.
Lachlan: I don’t know. I can look I guess.
Who are the people you are closest to?
Emmeline: Charlie, Bets, Ollie, Jack, Lilly. Charlie’s grandfather Archie and my father, Scott, and brother Ben.
Charlie: Emme, Bets, Ollie, Jack, Lilly. My grandfather Archie.
Betsy: Emme, Charlie, Ollie, Jack, Lilly. My mom and dad.
Oliver: Emme, Bets, Charlie, Jack, Lilly, Raymond. My mom and dad.
Lachlan: ? Emme, Bets, Ollie, Charlie, Lilly. My uncle Zach.
Who is your funniest friend?
Emmeline: Ollie, he always has a joke and he farts all the time and calls them “barking spiders.”
Charlie: Ollie, for sure.
Betsy: Hands down Ollie!
Oliver: Me I am the funniest one, also the best looking in case you were wondering.
Lachlan: Ollie and his crazy self.
What is your biggest fear?
Emmeline: That I will have to kill someone and then I won’t make it to heaven to be with Lilly.
Charlie: That I will not be able to protect Emme.
Betsy: That I will lose someone else.
Oliver: That I can’t live my life the way I want to.
Lachlan: That Emme will never be mine.
What is your most treasured possession?
Emmeline: My picture of all of us at the Prom.
Charlie: The bracelet that Emme gave me.
Betsy: The necklace matching necklace that Emme and I and Lilly had.
Oliver: My tunes
Lachlan: My black bugatti that Uncle Zach bought me.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Emmeline: Charlie, always Charlie.
Charlie: Emme, the one I can’t have.
Betsy: Joe Grayson. He understands me.
Lachlan: Emme, who loves my best friend.
What is your favorite journey?
Emmeline: The one to our special place, our tepees in our secluded clearing.
Charlie: To our tepees in the clearing.
Betsy: The tepees in the clearing.
Oliver: The tepees.
Lachlan: To the tepees in the clearing.
Which living person do you most despise?
Emmeline: Joseph Grayson, Lilly’s sorry brother.
Charlie: I despise the machayiwiw and his possession of living souls.
Betsy: Right now, Emme.
Oliver: Lizzie and Joe
Lachlan: Lizzie and her gang of haters.
What is your greatest regret?
Emmeline: That I couldn’t save Lilly.
Charlie: That I can’t have Emme.
Betsy: That we lost Lilly.
Oliver: That we lost Lilly.
Lachlan: That we lost Lilly
Which talent would you most like to have?
Emmeline: I don’t need any more talents, I wish I didn’t have the ones I do.
Charlie: The ability to change the future, not just see it.
Betsy: The ability to will myself away from here and everything that happened.
Oliver: The ability to bring Lilly back to us.
Lachlan: The talent to win Emme’s love.
About the Author-
Della was born in South Dakota and raised in the vastness and beauty of Montana on a farm. When she longed for the big city life, she moved to Texas where she attended college and received a PhD in nursing. When not nursing people back to health you can find Della huddled over her Mac writing the stories that have occupied her mind for so many years, or traveling with her best friends, the NOLA’s, riding bikes across the Golden Gate bridge or exploring botanical gardens. She is the proud mother of a champion triathlete, two aging dogs and 1 grand-cat. Della has admittedly confessed to her coffee addiction and swears that her two hour coffee crawl while on vacation in Seattle –was the best two hours of her life!
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