Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Masq Tours Blog #StonesTour: The Sound of the Stones by Beth Hammond [@BethHammond0o0 and @MasqTours]

Top ten songs that set your writing mood


Top Ten Songs

That sets Beth Hammond's writing mood

10. Heart of Courage – Two Steps From Hell
9. Athair Ar Neamh - Enya
8. Foolish Games - Jewel
7. The Planets Bend Between Us – Snow Patrol
6. Demons – Imagine Dragons
5. Never Say Never – The Fray
4. Mirror – Ellie Goulding
3. Atlas - Coldplay
2. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
1. The Lightning Strike – Snow Patrol

The Sound of the Stones

by Beth Hammond

The ancient book about the past holds the future. Frankie is the key.

She doesn’t remember stopping at the used bookstore, but there she stands as if drawn by an unseen force. Anticipation wraps around her like a cocoon. When she opens the door, the wind nudges her through, and expectancy turns to purpose. The man inside, and the book he offers, changes everything. Unusual things happen when she begins to read:

In a time long forgotten, people are held captive by half human creatures. Ashra holds a secret close to her heart, and must discover the purpose of her gift before the oppressed human race is destroyed. An unlikely ally comes to her aid. Strangers bring her a message from a far off land. Ashra and her band of misfits set off in search of answers. Together, they find love, uncover mysteries from the past, face ever present danger, and hone powers they never knew they had.

Frankie and Ashra are separated by millennia, by fiction and reality, but in the end the barrier shatters.

***Honorable Mention at The Great Midwest Book Festival***

Beth Hammond, is an author/illustrator who writes anything from YA fantasy to children's picture books. She is a wife, mother, and lover of life. Her early years were spent serving in the military. Her middle years spent raising babies and figuring out her place in the world. She created stories for her book loving children and recently released "Do Your Toes Stink Good?", "The Blond Korean and the Blue-Eyed frog", and "Puppy Waits". Her YA fantasy novel "The Sound Of The Stones" is newly released and available now. Her later years are yet to come, and filled with hopes and endless dreams. She spends her days creating worlds through words and illustration.

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