Secrets Kept by J L Mbewe – Fantastic Tour Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours
The Secrets Kept Tour!
This tour will explore the World of Nälu:
Where a story with adventure, action, love, betrayal, and a quest takes place.
We will get to visit sites, learn more about the cuisine, and be introduced to some elves, dwarves, and shape-shifters, at the least.

Secrets Kept
by JL Mbewe
YA Fantasy
October 30th 2013 by AltWit Press

With a curse, she will build an army.
With the dagger, she will undo the last sacrifice.
But first the sorceress must find the secret keeper.

Torn from her homeland and thrust into a betrothal against her wishes, Ayianna learns her family has a deadly secret that now has her on the run. She joins forces with Kael, an embittered half-elf, and Saeed, an elderly High Guardian, to seek answers to her father’s death, the destruction of Dagmar, and the plains people’s bizarre behavior.

Ayianna discovers there is more at stake here than just her mother’s disappearance and her familial duty to her betrothed. The sorceress has cursed the plains people, and it is a race against time to release them before the sorceress resurrects an ancient evil.

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The Sacred Pearl


In the course of edits, Secrets Kept lost the opening chapter where we catch a glimpse of the Sacred Pearl. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share that scene with you all one of these days. But later in the story, we learn that the Sacred Pearl was kidnapped during the attack on Dagmar, the headquarters of the Guardians.


But what is so special about the Pearl?


Shell with OrbCourtesy of the GEMaffair Diaries


Karasi. She lived and ruled with the Chai of Zohar thousands of years ago. Before Stygian’s tyranny, when the giants called the Prathae Plains their home, and Ruwachs walked freely among the inhabitants. Back before the world was called Nälu and was simply known as the aenlu. The Chai oversaw the development of the land, the creation of nations, and made sure everything was properly recorded, answering directly to Vituko, the Shadow God himself.


No one challenged the Shadow God and the Chai until a human caught the eye of a Ruwach. The spirit being known now as Taethza possessed the body of young woman and seduced him. Stygian. Together they plotted to overthrow the Shadow God and rule all of aenlu, but Karasi discovered them. A great battle broke out, and Vituko’s anger shook the land and split it, creating a great Abyss between aenlu and Zohar, and aenlu became known as Talesri among the Chai. The Broken Land.


Taethza was thrown into the Abyss, but Stygian escaped. He took Karasi and fled to Talesri. Under Taethza’s influence, Stygian built an altar and sealed Karasi within it. The blood of the innocent would bathe Karasi for the next thousand or so years. To survive, Karasi crafted a large pearl to withdraw into and shield herself from the torment, and in doing so, joined her spirit to the pearl. She would not be free of it until she returned to Zohar. When Stygian’s rule finally ended, Karasi was released from her prison, but instead of returning home, she chose to remain to help rebuild the land and the nations. With the help of the merfolk and the Naajiso, she established the Perimeter to keep the Tainted One, Stygian, and their evil from crossing over again. She appointed the first Guardians and determined to teach them and guide them until the end of Nälu.



But for the last three hundred years, Karasi has been silent. She no longer appears before the Guardians, and her words are fading from the minds of the people. Rumors say she is dead, but the light still pulses from her pearl. Does her silence mean the end is near? Can a spirit being grow old and die? But the Guardians know one thing for certain, Karasi is aware of the growing apathy among the nations, of the evil gathering within the shadows. Taethza is stirring, but who will be her puppet this time?


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Desert Rose
(A Tale of Nälu #1)

NOW AVAILABLE: Tales of Nälu (all three short stories in paperback) on Amazon!

Living life balanced between reality and dreams.
Writing as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She has two short stories published in The Clockwork Dragon anthology, and is busily creating worlds inhabited by all sorts of fantasy creatures and characters, all questing about and discovering true love amid lots of peril. Her debut novel Secrets Kept and her short stories set in the world of Nälu: Desert Rose, Dragon Thief, and Indestructible are now available. She is currently living her second childhood with a wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and books, among other things.

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

Kindle Fire Prize Pack (US/CAN ONLY), which includes:
– Kindle Fire
– Chocolate truffles
– Paper backs of Secrets Kept and Tales of Nälu
– Awesome swag (key chain, bookmark, and poster)
Ends January 7, 2014

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Follow the tour!

12/9: Launch on Colorimetry and Tressa’s Wishful Endings
12/10: Kelly P’s Blog
12/11: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
12/12: The Real Deal
12/12: fundinmental
12/13: Next Page Reviews
12/13: Giveaway Breaking News
12/15: Colorimetry
12/16: Katie’s Clean Book Collection
12/17: Deal Sharing Aunt
12/19: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
12/20: Tressa’s Wishful Endings
12/22: Mortal Moments
12/23: alwaysjoart
12/24: Mel’s Shelves
12/26: Zerina Blossom
12/27: The Wonderings of One Person
12/29: Fictionally
12/30: Dalene’s Book Reviews
12/31: Grand Finale

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10 thoughts on “Secrets Kept by J L Mbewe – Fantastic Tour Giveaway

  1. What a fun post and tour and wow! what a giveaway. I love them. You get to discover new authors and their exciting stories. These books sound wonderful. Going to grab Desert Rose now. Wish I could buy the paperback collection. Adding it to my Santa List! Crossing fingers, toes, eyes, and anything else I can! LOL
    Thanks for sharing this Sherry:)

  2. Thanks Laura. And what mythical creature would you like to meet? I am going for a mermaid. I feel we would get along very well, considering I think I was a mermaid in a former life. LOL

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