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.
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.
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