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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Not So Secret Blog Tour of Secret of the Shielded

Secret of the Shielded
(Tunuftol Book 2)
Available March 9, 2013

Young Adult Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Recommended Age Group
12 years and above

Virginia author, Ann Snizek, is about to release her second novel: Secret of the Shielded (Tunuftol Book 2) in both eBook and print through Snow Flower Publishing.

In Tunuftol's Fortress of Light (Tunuftol Book 1)...
A young girl, Krissa, and her little brother, Micah, find themselves in the care of "Grandma" Athey. Their new friends, Pin, and her twin brother, Khevin, join forces to unravel Krissa's questions. Krissa has become The Chosen One and is drawn into a mission against an evil faction that usurped the throne from Khevin's family. With a group of friends accumulated from school, Krissa learns to control her new found powers and follow her dreams to a world they all fled from as small children.

This brave band of spectacular friends must go on a horrendous journey to remove all threats to the newly reclaimed throne. They will discover amazing new truths and face heart wrenching choices. Who are the Philo birds singing about? How will their song play out in the lives of these young people? Will it all be for nothing??

Song of the Philo birds

Twelve companions all will travel
Eleven this song try to unravel
Ten don’t know which is the way
Nine are going to have to pay
Eight are wondering what they will find
Seven speak with mouth and mind
Six shall get a brand new name
Five will never be the same
Four the enemy will take
Three have choices they must make
Two have powers they must use
Or, One friend in death will lose.

What People Are Saying

"Wow! I really liked book 2! ...The book had so many great aspects and changes in the characters... excellent!" said Jodie Pierce, author of The Vampire Queen.  "Better than the first book and I didn't think that was possible."

"Must have second book... Already addicted." -- Heather Latsch

Clip From Secret of the Shielded

Movement at the large, open, bay window in the dining hall pulled at Krissa's attention.  The rain had stopped like Micah said it would and the sun was out in force.  A beautiful pair of birds fluttered and danced with each other at the windowsill, and Krissa enjoyed their frolicking.  Both birds had brilliant iridescent blue covering their heads, neck, and back; their tails and wings were rich chocolate colored.  The chest of the larger bird transitioned into an amazing emerald green and then faded into a light silvery-blue underbelly… so bright that it looked almost metallic.  The chest of the smaller bird transitioned from the iridescent blue into a soft lavender then the same light silvery-blue underbelly.  They were amazingly delicate looking and reminded Krissa of jeweled ornaments.
"You are Chosen One?" came a chirp.  The larger bird tilted his head and looked at Krissa almost upside down.
"Yes," Krissa answered.
Khevin looked over at her questioningly.  Pin was busy talking away.  Everyone was either watching Pin talk, or busy finishing their lunches.
"Chosen One needs Secret," the smaller, female bird chirped.
"Yes, I do.  Do you know about the Secret?"

Look For It At

Blog Tour Sale for Tunuftol's Fortress of Light (Tunuftol Book 1)  The original price for this 87,000+ word book (with bonus features in the back) is $4.99 will be on sale for $2.99 using code: NR47L
Until the release of Secret of the Shielded (Tunuftol Book 2) on 3.9.13

About the Author
I grew up in Vermont mostly and now live in Virginia with my family (those still at home).  My husband and I have a blended family of seven kids.  My childhood was spent moving around a lot. (non-military)  About five years ago, we started home-schooling our youngest children.  Now there are only two remaining in home-school.  I have tried to nurture the love of books in our children and now our grandchildren -- always nurturing their imaginations.  Recently, I have become active in our community with literacy, starting a local (and online) creative writing club and volunteer tutoring at the Adult Learning Center.

I struggle with disabilities.  So, have to be careful not to overdo things... I don't always listen to my own advice.  I have a dry, sarcastic and corny sense of humor and always try to look at things optimistically.  (again not always successful)  However, I feel that if I don't give up -- for long -- then things will work out for the best eventually.

Contact Ann Snizek


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