Book Spotlight: Macario’s Scepter

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Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for Macario’s Scepter by M.J. McGriff hosted by MTMC Tours!

An unlikely Chosen One, her pirate captain ex-lover, and a nun. A prophecy that unleashes a fire-breathing sea serpent pouring its wrath on the isles and a magical scepter with the power to destroy—or save—the world. This YA Fantasy (first in a series!) released on April 13th, 2020.

 

Title: Macario’s Scepter
Author: M.J. McGriff
Series: Magian (Book 1)
Publishing Date: April 13, 2020
Genres: YA Fantasy

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Synopsis:

An unlikely Chosen One, her pirate captain ex-lover, and a treasure-hunting nun. A prophecy that unleashes a fire-breathing sea serpent pouring its wrath on the isles. A magical scepter with the power to destroy—or save—the world.

Samara is a ship wrecked at sea. She can’t seem to get anything right, especially her love life. Her former pirate captain, the famous Baz Blackwater, broke her heart and stranded her on an island of religious hypocrites. Samara wants nothing more than to escape to the freedom of the sea, so when her ex-lover shows up offering a chance at a magical treasure—and secret revenge—she jumps at the chance.

Seraphina prays every day for her wayward twin sister to stop chasing the pirate life and find the peace she’s discovered in her own quiet life at the convent. But Samara has nothing but contempt for her sister’s beliefs and religious rituals. Yet when Seraphina uncovers an ancient prophecy revealing the horrifying curse of the treasure Samara and Baz seek, she must leave her convent—risking the wrath of her Order—and search for the truth about Macario’s scepter.

In a world of friendship and betrayal, monsters and magic, seedy pubs and adventure on the high seas, will Samara’s magical powers, Baz’s cunning plans, and Seraphina’s unshakable faith be enough to slay a cursed sea serpent destroying everything they love?


 

Excerpt:

Samara

“Nobody told me I would be trekking through a bloody jungle.” Mari joined them, glowering.

Baz gave one final swing of his sword, sliding it back into its sheath. “What else did you expect to find on an uninhabited island?”

“A lot less of this.” Mari pulled a dagger from her boot.

Mari dropped to the ground, her dagger striking into the dead leaves. She stood, a fat, dead snake hanging from her blade.

“You certain you want to camp out here, Captain?”

Baz didn’t even flinch. “Stop playing with animals and keep moving.”

Mari threw it at Samara’s feet and she jumped out of the way. Damn snakes!

 

About M.J. McGriff:

MJ McGriff writes fast-paced YA fantasy and sci-fi stories featuring pirates, exotic locations, and amazing characters of color. She loves all things Marvel, Star Wars, and whatever she can find on a dessert menu. She lives in sunny South Florida with her two daughters who love to play pretend just as much as she does.

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Book 2 of the series, The Secret Library will be released in the Spring 2021! While you wait, you can read a free short story that takes place in the world of the Magian series by signing up to MJ McGriff’s email list.

 

 

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August 1
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