Monday, March 16, 2015

[Book Spolight + Giveaway] One Great Year by Tamara Veitch & Rene DeFazio

Welcome to my tour stop for One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene Defazio. This is an adult book that has romance, historical fiction, literary fiction, philosophical fiction, fantasy, science fiction and adventure.  

An epic, thought-provoking tale of reincarnation, love, and the struggle of good against evil. 

As the world descends from a Golden Age into darkness and brutality, Marcus has been reincarnated an exhausting number of times. Selected to become an Emissary, it is his duty to protect the ancient secrets. His adventure is heightened because he secretly consumes a serum that allows him to have memory from one lifetime to the next. In doing so, he sets himself up for thousands of years of torment, loneliness, and searching. 

Desperate to never forget his soulmate, Theron, and never sure if he was truly meant to be an Emissary, Marcus struggles through lifetimes to overcome his cruel and powerful nemesis, Helghul.

Fusing the adventure of Indiana Jones with the introspection and wisdom of Eckhart Tolle, One Great Year takes readers on an epic journey through history, following characters who are born and reborn as they struggle to triumph over evil.

One Great Year Excerpt
Sartaña  waited tentatively to see who would enter at such an unexpected
time. The familiar face of her guard came around the edge of the door.
The guard stepped aside and Inti, squinting in the dim light to make out the figure,
came eye to eye with Sartaña. She was awful, an ugly old crone. Her filthy black hair was
streaked with grey and the knobby, ridged scars that patterned her face made her distressing
to look at. The guard backed himself out of the chamber and, clicking the door
behind him, left them alone. Inti was slightly alarmed to be locked in, even briefly, and he
did his best to ignore the overpowering smells that accompanied life in that awful place.
Sartaña gasped with astonishment. She did not move, and more than ever she was
tormented by the loss of her tongue. Her inability to speak at that moment was exactly
the reason the cruelty had been perpetrated.…
“Who are you?” he asked finally, searching her face.
She took his young hand in hers. He allowed it and did not mind the dirty, cracked
frailty of her grasp. Her mind screamed out to him. My son! Theron! She sent all of her
energy desperately into his. He doesn’t know me! Sartañathought in anguish. Theron doesn’t
know me! her Marcus-brain acknowledged painfully. Sartañamaintained her composure
and calm demeanor, afraid to scare him away.
Suddenly, Inti reached out with his free hand and pushed up her ragged sleeve to
expose her shoulder. His recognition was immediate. He looked from the flower symbol
on her skin to the rock and back at her disfigured face. “No!” he croaked, barely able to
breathe. “It’s you!” Inti’s mind raced. How is this possible? What does it mean? The colors
around them were frenzied as his conscious emotion joined his unconscious.
Sartaña nodded emphatically, bringing his hand to her lips. Her tears poured freely
down her ruined cheeks. Her face was luminous and filled with love.
Inti embraced the frail ghost, and their souls danced and bubbled as their auras mingled,
sending pleasant shock waves through them. She felt like a skeleton in his arms, and
his concern and sadness for her condition welled up in him. “I thought you were dead.
They told me you were dead!” he cried, his tears flowing down his face.
Sartaña just shook her head and held him until the most violent of his sobbing
“Why?” he asked angrily. “What happened? Why did he send you here?”
Sartaña’s joy turned to heartache as she once again imagined her young son mourning
“I need answers!” he shouted toward the door. The guard re-entered, unsure that he
had done the right thing. He was further alarmed by the vision of the young man before
him, so distraught and wild-looking. “You! Guard!” he said, grabbing the man with his
free hand, the other hand still tightly clasping the flower-carved stone. “Tell me everything
you know!”
“The high priestess is of royal, sacred lineage. Your father claimed her and killed her
husband and your half-brother when he conquered this city. You were born one year later.
When you were five, your father took over your care and your mother was brought here.”
“Who knows this? Who knows she lives?” Inti demanded through gritted teeth.
“Only the three of us and the high priest,” the guard answered. “He disfigured her
and cut out her tongue so that she could never speak against him. I nursed her the best I
could, but you see what a mess he made.”
“It is your tongue I should have cut out,” interjected Katari’sdeep menacing voice
from behind the guard. In a flash, the point of Katari’s spear burst through…

About the Authors:

Tamara-and-Rene-265 (1)What happens when two passionate writer-artists fall in love and decide to make an uncommon life together? The award-winning novel One Great Year and its forthcoming sequels are just a few of the awesome possibilities!

Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Rene DeFazio is an actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles to his credit, as well as countless commercials and print ads. After spending many years backpacking and filming, Rene drew upon an abundance of unusual and exciting experiences to create One Great Year. His tireless research and firsthand knowledge of exotic locations, customs, sights and smells helped to bring this epic story to life.

Tamara Veitch is a writer, artist and mother. She also grew up in the Vancouver area, and attended Simon Fraser University to study English and psychology. Tamara worked as a special education assistant for the Vancouver School Board, and later opened her own mural painting business.

One Great Year took three painstaking years to complete. Within months of its independent release, One Great Year was optioned to become a Hollywood blockbuster film trilogy. Rene and Tamara have also partnered with Greenleaf Book Group for their literary debut and U.S. release, in October 2013.

The authors are currently writing the second and third books in the One Great Year series, filming a documentary, embarking on a book tour, and offering free seminars called POD Parties (Plain ol’ Discussion about monumental topics), where they discuss the ancient history, modern science, and inspirations layered throughout One Great Year.  

Three (3) winners will get paperbacks of One Great Year 
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