Mar 15, 2015

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading - Excerpt & Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!

Ah, today has been such a relaxing day. In the morning, I managed to clean my desk a bit more. I've been trying to figure out how I am going to put fifteen new books on my desk, but I think I've got a plan!

It also started raining today, and I loved it! It was a perfect time to finish up reading Wicked, by Jennifer L. Amrentrout..seriously, who doesn't love her?! I want book two now!

Now I'm just debating what I should read next.. it'll probably be Gravel Ghost by Charyse Allan or The Winner's Crime by  Marie Rutkoski. I'm kind of leaning toward Gravel Ghost because I want to buy The Winner's Crime in paperback and read it physically. Problems of a book worm...

If you're interested, you can read my review for Kitty Hawk right HERE. :) Don't forget to enter the giveaway for three print copies and three digital copies of Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold!

Title: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold
Author: Iain Reading
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Mystery
Release Date: December 2012
Publisher:  Self-Published

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Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses.

Kitty's adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada and as the plot continues to unfold this spirited story will have armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada's Yukon, the harsh land made famous in the stories and poems of such writers as Jack London, Robert Service and Pierre Berton. It is a riveting tale that brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska's inside passage and Canada's Yukon, as Kitty is caught up in an epic mystery set against the backdrop of the scenery of the Klondike Gold Rush.

"What are we going to do with her?" the man with dark blonde hair asked the tall one, who was apparently their leader. The tall one thought about this for a moment, and there was a long silence, broken only by the crackle of the nearby campfire. My fear of his answer made my heart pound faster and faster. 

"There's only one thing we can do with her," he said slowly and deliberately, his voice ice cold and emotionless.  I was terrified of what that meant, and as they continued to discuss my fate among themselves, I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes and my breathing becoming shallower and faster with every passing second. 

"I promise not to tell anyone," I thought, feeling completely helpless and considering the option of begging them to let me go. "I will promise not to go to the police if you just let me go free." 

"Don't be crazy," the little voice in my head scolded. "They aren't stupid. You discovered their secret! You know about their stolen gold!" 

I remembered a line from a poem that I'd learned back in high school—a poem about the Klondike Gold Rush and the lengths that men were driven to by their greed and lust for gold.  "The Arctic trails have their secret tales," the poem had said. "That would make your blood run cold." 

That was exactly how I felt at that moment—as though my blood was running cold. I had discovered the secret tale that these men had tried to keep hidden, and now they had no other choice. They couldn't just let me go. They couldn't trust me to keep their secret. And now they had to deal with it. And that was the part that terrified me. 

The men continued their discussion, and a sudden outburst from the tall one broke my train of thought. The discussion had grown quite heated, and he'd finally put an end to it by holding up his palm and cutting off the blonde one in mid-sentence. 

"There's no other way," the tall one said simply. 

Happy reading!

1 comment :

  1. Love your review! Hope I win a copy so I can read the book myself :)


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