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Beauty From Ashes JustRead Blog Tour Welcome to the Blog Tour for Beauty from Ashes by Pamela Hart, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Beauty From Ashes Title: Beauty from Ashes 
Series: Beauty from Ashes Trilogy #1 
Author: Pamela Hart 
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing 
Release Date: July 25, 2022 
Genre: Young Adult Clean Fantasy Romance (Allegorical) 

How far are you willing to go for love? 

When Prince Arnion volunteers to infiltrate the prison colony of Gehenna, romance is the last thing on his mind. Rescuing its inhabitants is his only priority. But the corruption in Gehenna runs deep, fueled by the obsessions of its fanatical leader—a king rumored to devour human hearts. 

To succeed, Arnion must conceal his identity from the people he’s been sent to save, including a young woman he’s inexplicably drawn to. And when her life is threatened by two merciless guards, the prince risks everything to save her. 

Afterward, she wants nothing to do with him or his promises of rescue. But she soon realizes there’s more to Arnion than meets the eye, and what he’s about to unleash on Gehenna will change everything. 


Excerpt

She could feel grime sticking to her face and the back of her neck. Her throat burned from breathing in quarry dust all day, and her skin itched from the heat rash blossoming from her knuckles up to her wrists. Acadia scratched at it furiously as she walked away from the cart, drawing blood.

She was so consumed with trying to alleviate at least some of the itching that she walked into someone standing in front of her. Acadia might as well have walked into a boulder. The other person didn’t give way at all. As Acadia recoiled back a step, she stumbled.

“Careful,” a gentle grip steadied her.

Her eyes flashed up, and she jerked her arm away. 

Oh no. 

It was that lunatic again.

“I thought I told you to stay away from me.”

“Hey, you bumped into me this time.”

Acadia scowled. His non swollen eye was crinkled up in a crescent. He was actually smiling. She couldn’t remember the last time she had seen someone smile, certainly never in Gehenna unless you counted the serpentine smirks of the guards when they did something particularly cruel. Not that his smile is particularly pleasant to look at, she thought as she appraised his disfigured and peeling face.

“I didn’t get your name earlier.”

“And you won’t.” She crossed her arms in front of her chest. “No one uses names here. It’s meaningless.”

“Not to me.”

She shifted her feet warily.

What was with him?




About the Author

Pamela Hart

Pamela Hart is the author of Beauty from Ashes and City of a Thousand Tears. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy, science fiction and anime, she spent most of her childhood failing to acquire a Boston accent. Since then, she has slurped ramen in Ikebukuro, stampeded through flamenco lessons in Granada, and splashed her way across a fishpond for the Milkman Triathlon in Dexter. During her travels, she tends to overpack horrendously, but never regrets cramming her backpack full of books to devour along the way. She wanders the planet with Joe, the love of her life, and her adorably maniacal Boston terriers, Willy and Marvin.

Connect with Pamela by visiting pamelahartwrites.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Beauty from Ashes, 2 themed bookmarks, a $15 Amazon gift card, a book themed tote bag, and a book themed pencil case!

Beauty From Ashes JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 17, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 24, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open internationally. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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16 Comments

  1. thanks for hosting. this sounds interesting. I really like that it is clean

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  2. Love the sound of this book and cover add it to my TBR List.

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  3. i really enjoyed this excerpt!!

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  4. I love the cover art, synopsis and excerpt, Beauty from Ashes sounds like an epic story that my teen-aged granddaughters and I will enjoy reading. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

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  5. Thank you so much for the excerpt! :)

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  6. I am looking forward to reading this book.

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  7. Thank you for the review.
    Marion

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  8. Thank you for sharing! Beauty from Ashes sounds like a must read for me.

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  10. This sounds like an amazing book! I love the cover!

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  11. I liked this excerpt, thanks for sharing

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