Crimson Ash Book Blitz, Giveaway, Excerpt

Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am extremely tired and all my mind is focused on is the PSAT so I am so nervous but I hope I pass either way. Anyways why don’t we get ahead into the post.

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Title: Crimson Ash
Author: Haley Sulich
Publisher: Write Plan
Publication date: 10 May 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Synopsis: “You may live as a soldier or face death. Choose wisely.

Solanine Lucille wants her little sister back. Eight years ago, the government kidnapped her sister Ember, stole her memories, and transformed her into a soldier. But Solanine refuses to give up. Now that she and her fiancé have located the leader of a rebel group, she believes she can finally bring Ember home. But then the soldiers raid the rebels, killing her fiancé and leaving Solanine alone with her demons and all the weapons needed for revenge.

After raiding a rebel camp, sixteen-year-old Ember doesn’t understand why killing some boy bothers her. She’s a soldier—she has killed hundreds of people without remorse. But after she fails a mission, the rebels hold her hostage and restore her memories. Ember recognizes her sister among the rebels and realizes the boy she killed was Solanine’s fiancé.

Ember knows she can’t hide the truth forever, but Solanine has secrets too.

As their worlds clash, the two sisters must decide if their relationship is worth fighting for. And one wrong move could destroy everything—and everyone—in their path.”


Solanine collapses to her knees when she knows she’s not mistaken.

That’s Quill’s jacket.

“No,” she whispers. “No, no, no. I can’t lose you.”

She latches onto Quill’s hand the way they used to do as kids running through the forest. His hands held warmth then, but now the October air’s bitterness kisses his skin while Death’s shadow clouds over his still-open eyes. A blanket of blood lies beneath his head, and Solanine brushes a lock of matter, dark hair from his face.

She has lived in moments like this one too many times. While she closes Quill’s eyes, she’s reminded of Father, but Solanine has moved on from Father’s death years ago with the help of someone whom she expected to always be by her side—Quill.

Now he’s gone too.

She stands on unsteady legs and curses at Mordecai—the man behind the soldiers. He’s responsible for the murders of Father and Quill and the capture of Ember. If that cruel man never existed, there would be no army of soldiers roaming the Earth. Solanine finds a tattered blanket to cover Quill’s body. She crosses the neighborhood’s crumbling, abandoned road. Trees grow in the largest fractures, and common knotweed reaches out from cracks in the pavement, overtaking the road like ivy clinging to the skeletons of nearby houses.

Eventually, she stops walking and slumps against Quill’s supply bag as people around her add branches to the last bonfire. The breath of the flames stings her skin while the fire burns taller than Tucker.

Then the ex-soldiers start laying the corpses in the blaze.

Too numb to cry, Solanine stares at the distorted shadows cast across the broken asphalt.

People gather silently around the smoldering bodies.

Just as Solanine couldn’t grip her sister’s hand tightly enough, she can’t grasp the reality of a single emotion.

There’s nobody left you love.

The flames crackle when a stranger tosses the last body onto the pile, and the branches shift under the corpse’s weight, sending sparks into the air that float like fireflies.

She images each of their spirits drifting far above to a better place.

The only competition to the fiery luminescence is a woman with silvery-blond hair. When she steps out from the crowd, her pale skin glows, but her eyes are full of sorrow. Everyone turns in her direction.

“We’ve lost more souls tonight in our battle for humanity,” the woman says.”But know that we will not lose the war. Even though many of our loved ones may not be with us anymore, we must fight. Even when it hurts to know they’re gone, we must fight. Even if you want to give up hope, we must fight against the enemy whose goal is to strip away all that makes us human. If we do not continue our fight, we will face a fate worse than death. Tonight, may the dead rest in peace knowing they haven’t died in vain.”

Everyone raises their right first into the air, forming an unspoken vow for revenge against the government, but Solanine doesn’t know how she can fight after losing so much. Without wasting another second, she rummages through her supply bag and pulls out a bottle whose amber liquid glows in the backdrop of the flames. It was meant for trade. She takes a deep swig, welcoming the burning sensation of liquor sliding down her throat.

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Bio: “Haley Sulich currently lives in Minnesota, but she hopes to own a house near the beach someday. Her writing inspiration stems from her battle with depression, which shows through the darker elements of Crimson Ash. Starting out on Wattpad, she was a Featured Author on the site for over a year. She’s also the founder of the book-editing and publishing company Write Plan. When she isn’t writing or editing, she likes watching horror movies, paintballing, taking photographs, and eating ice cream, which happens to be half of her diet.”

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05 March (Monday)
Crimson Ash blog tour launch (from That Bookshelf Bitch)
Review from Lost In Pages —
Bonus content: author interview, graphics, live-tweeting
Review from Chikaru Blog —
Bonus content: author interview

06 March (Tuesday)
Review from The Miss Charley —
Bonus content: live-tweeting, graphics
Review from Book tales by me —

07 March (Wednesday)
Review from The Hufflepuff Nerdette —
Bonus content: author interview, character interview, live-tweeting
Review from F A N N A —

08 March (Thursday)
Review from Belle’s Archive —
Bonus content: author interview
Review from Omg Books and More Books —
Bonus content: author interview
Review from My Reading List —
Bonus content: live-tweeting

09 March (Friday)
Review from The Queen Reads —
Bonus content: live-tweeting
Review from forthenovellovers —
Review from HRH The Last Redhead —

10 March (Saturday)
Review from Crimson Blogs —
Review from Reads and Thoughts —
Review from Merv Reads —
Bonus content: graphics, live-tweeting

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