I am very excited to be hosting the Broken Forest Choose Your Own Adventure Blog Hop in celebration of the publication of Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton.
Buy Broken Forest here: Amazon : Barnes and Noble : Kobo.
Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. She resides on Long Island with her husband, two kids and one very snuggly pit bull.
Eliza and I met through blogging and I'm absolutely thrilled that, as of yesterday, she is a published author -- Broken Forest came out on May 1 from Curiosity Quills Press!
First, I'm going to tell you a little about the book, and then you can go and choose your own adventure. I hear that most people who try this do not make it out alive. Be careful, and be sure to come back and tell me how you fared :) I can't wait to try it myself.
Summary (from Goodreads:) Hopeless he'll never be more than the boy who didn't save his brother, 17-year-old Avikar accepts his life as the family stable boy, trying to forget the past. But when his sister, Jeslyn, is kidnapped, the thought of losing another sibling catapults him on a desperate quest. With his best friend by his side, and using the tracking skills he learned from his father, he discovers Jeslyn has been taken, kidnapped by one Lucino, the young lord of Daath, a mystical place thought only to exist in fables. And Lucino has plans for Jeslyn.
Okay, are we all ready?
The adventure starts now….
One choice can lead you down a variety of different paths. Some will lead to secret treasures while others will lead to death. Choose wisely and you may find the ultimate reward.
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You’re standing in the small clearing outside of Raswood Forest. The suns have disappeared leaving you and your companions alone in the moonlight.
A full moon signifies one thing: the hunt.
Inside the dangerous forest are black flowers. These flowers only bloom during a full moon. Their nectar is vital in the healing tonics your village uses to fight off infections from the bogs—marshland creatures that tend to venture into your lands. Once picked, the flower takes a few moon cycles to regrow.
“You two will head in last,” Tavo says.
“I’m always last,” Ella whines.
Roole, the largest of your companions, props his mace against his shoulder. “You’d rather scout, first?”
Ella nods and you shake your head. “Ella,” you say. “You know we always take turns. Once the scouts check for the winter wolves, they’ll whistle for us.”
“Here are your pouches.” Tavo hands out small juice pouches. Each pouch contains a different colored berry. “Remember, once you’re tagged, you can no longer compete.”
Whoever tags the most companions wins the title of Jenzi—a skilled ranger. The title offers bragging rights among the other village youth, but it also means your family will get a bigger portion of the black flower nectar.
With Lena and Brev, you are a total of six.
“I don’t see why we have to wait,” Ella grumbles. She bounces back and forth, pouting at the departing companions.
“Tavo knows if you go in, you’ll tag him. He’s not as fast as you.”
She smiles. “You’re right. I’m going to get him this time and find as many flowers as I can.”
Ella is your sister. Are you her brother or sister?
A) Brother, and a dashing one at that. Go HERE.
B) Sister. Go HERE.
Okay, before you decide, enter below to win some book swag. You know, just in case you don't make it out alive...
a Rafflecopter giveaway
What a cool idea for a hop-I love CYOA stories!ReplyDelete
Just dropping in to say that one of the blog's posts hasn't posted yet. I hope to have it resolved shortly!ReplyDelete
all links are a go!Delete
Wow -- that was so much fun -- I actually survived. A good omen for my day :)ReplyDelete
Oh I used to love these books when I was younger! I have been seeing a few different ones around lately which is so exciting because I thought these stories had kind of fallen away in the last 10 years. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love Eliza's idea for the hop -- she did all of it herself!Delete
This is the best blog tour ever. Blog tours, in general, are all stale and boring, but this one is so unique! Go Eliza.ReplyDelete
This is great seeing the blog tour live. Great idea, Eliza!ReplyDelete
Great idea for a blog tour. I survived!ReplyDelete
Yay -- me too :)Delete
It's been YEARS since I read a choose your own adventure, but I remember being obsessed with them when I was young. Great idea for a blog hop!ReplyDelete
so far not that many people have found THE ULTIMATE ENDING and GIVEAWAY.ReplyDelete
**insert diabolical laugh**
That was fun! :) I lived.ReplyDelete
Yes I like choosing my own adventures, as it changes the story and it is alot of fun with all the possibilities or the book. ANd if you don't like the way the book ended you can change it..LOLReplyDelete
CYOAs were a staple of my childhood!ReplyDelete
Great blog hop.ReplyDelete
I really liked your idea. Good one.ReplyDelete
This reminds me of those stories I used to read as a kid where it said 'do you take the left path or the right path? left - page 36, right p42.'ReplyDelete
Those books used to drive me nuts looking for the 'correct' path!
I died. :) This was really fun!ReplyDelete
I used to love these kind of books as a kid. I've noticed they are making a come back! I saw quite a few of them at TLA. Eeek!!!ReplyDelete
I used to read these all the time when I was little. Then go back, re-read and choose another path. Cool!ReplyDelete
Yes! Those are tight. That was a video game before video games existed.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway!
I remember these types of books and I also heard that they were making a comeback as ebooks because you can have people jump from one place to another through links. Amazing what the digital age can do. ;)ReplyDelete
Yes! I remember spending hours one night reading all the ways my story could have ended!ReplyDelete
Mary G Loki
I've only done this once with Tawna Fenske's Getting Dumped books, but I liked it. Enjoying this so far.ReplyDelete
It's been ages since I followed along on an adventure. Fun though.ReplyDelete
I used to love them when I was younger and lately I've been reading the Witch's Brew Series by Heidi Kling which are also of this type and I've loved both books so farReplyDelete