{Blog Tours and Guest Post} Ashelyn Drake: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being the Descendent of a Phoenix

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ITF-CoverTitle: Into the Fire
Publication date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Ashelyn Drake

Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.

But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.

A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.


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***Guest Post***

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being the Descendent of a Phoenix

By Cara Tillman

Most humans probably think being a Phoenix is totally awesome because you get to live five lives. I can’t argue with that. It’s a definite plus knowing you’ll live that long. But it’s not exactly easy. Take me for example. I have one month before my rebirth. I’m only seventeen, so my first life isn’t exactly a long one. The rest of my lives won’t be this short though, and in total I’ll live for hundreds of years. Pretty cool, right? Sure, as long as I stay off the radar of Hunters.

Hunters are people who are naturally drawn to Phoenixes. Not because they love us, though. They want to steal our essence, which is exactly what happens if they drive the Phoenix dagger through our hearts. It’s kind of ironic that the one weapon that can kill us was forged from the egg of the original Phoenix bird. Irony can suck like that sometimes.

The other downside to being a Phoenix is that the first time we’re reborn we forget everything other than the fact that we’re Phoenixes. Yup, that means I won’t even remember the people I’ve loved all my life. Sure, I’ll know they’re Phoenixes like me but those emotions…they’ll be gone. That breaks my heart, especially after watching my younger brother be reborn before my eyes and forget how close we always were. Yes, I said younger brother. Males go through rebirths at earlier ages than females. Try going from being the big sis to being younger in terms of Phoenix abilities.

But don’t get me wrong. Being a Phoenix is pretty cool. I can withstand insanely hot temperatures since my normal body temperature is way higher than a human’s. I can also manipulate fire—or I will be able to after my rebirth. Being able to control one of the elements definitely has its perks.

So how do I feel about being a Phoenix? Ask me again after I’m reborn. I won’t remember this conversation anyway.


Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake. One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake AND a $10 Amazon Gift Card or B&N Gift Card – Winner’s Choice (INT) -> a Rafflecopter giveaway


ashelyn drakeAshelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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