Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"The Conclave" by Tenille Berezay

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Conclave
(The Converters Trilogy Book 3)
by Tenille Berezay

The Conclave (The Converters Trilogy Book 3) by Tenille Berezay


The Conclave, the third and final book in The Converters Trilogy by Tenille Berezay, will be released 21 July but is currently available for a special pre-order price. Also available: The Convergence (read my blog post) and The Keep (read my blog post).


The author is currently on tour and visits us today to share an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Having escaped the dangers of The Keep, Desiree is determined to free Blake. But when a government-enhanced converter goes rogue, the ensuing battle for power, control, and lives makes Blake’s rescue a secondary mission. As Desiree struggles to overcome past demons and new, stifling expectations, she faces converters more powerful, dangerous, and desperate than ever. To protect those she loves, redeem the convergence, overtake The Keep, and honor the Conclave, Desiree will have to redefine her future.
The Conclave is the intense, action-packed final book in the Converters trilogy; the conclusion of Desiree’s journey.


Excerpt
Pausing at the door, I peer through the tiny window into the lab. Just as the doctor said, Michelle is there, her bright skirt touching the floor, her glasses firmly planted on the bridge of her nose, her small frame hunched over a stool.
The lab is like her; mostly organized with small spaces of chaos. Reminding myself of my sole purpose for visiting, my solitary question, I push through the door.
Glancing up, Michelle stills at the sight of me. Between open shelves filled with metal plates, computer chips and various other tools, her eyes go wide. Under dark frames her blue gaze studies me intently before softening. “Desiree,” she says and I can almost believe she missed me.
I pick up a remote-like object from the counter, shifting it from one hand to the other, suddenly as awkward as the scientist in front of me.
“It works almost like a magnet, you pass it over an ankle band or an Equalizer and they automatically open,” Michelle says, before stopping abruptly.
I set it down, thinking of the many times a device like that would have come in handy. Looking to the ceiling for surveillance cameras, I ask, “Is this lab secure?”
“One of the most secure locations in the building.” She glances down at the counter before her. “Damiz wanted all my inventions kept secret.” As I round the counter, I can see the pencil swinging in her hand, the drawing laid out before her.
“And Talbot?”
She looks back to me, curiosity overcoming her guilt. “What about Talbot?”
“How many secrets is he demanding?” I rap my fingers on the counter.
Michelle glances to the exit. Flipping the pencil, she taps the eraser on the paper. I allow the awkward silence, my fingers drumming, opposing her nervous beat.
Finally, her hand stills. The pencil drops and her shoulders slump. “The number doesn’t matter, does it?” I inch forward to hear her quietly whispered words. “One is enough. Enough to condemn me.”
Condemn. That’s what I’ve done to her—put the weight of my expectations and disappointments on her. If she had had more fight, would I have had less of one?
Staring vacantly at her paper, she reaches for the discarded pencil. “The least I can do is keep my work from hurting anyone else.”
“Do you trust Talbot?” I ask the question that’s been growing, clawing at my resolve since I stepped into Amplified Industries. The question I keep asking myself.
Michelle’s face becomes open in its honesty. “I don’t trust anyone anymore.” Her confession comes out pained. It was what I expected but hoped not to hear.
I shift away from her hurt, turning to the door. There, I pause, hand on the doorway when Michelle’s says, “It seems like the more secrets we have, the more threatened we are.”
Without turning back, I answer, “Then maybe it’s time to stop hiding.”



Praise for the Book
"Oh my HEAVENS!!!!! I'm coming off of an intense page turner read, a bibliophile adrenaline rush?! So good!!!" ~ Julie Carpenter
"This book had a lot of twists in the plot, keeping me on the edge throughout most of it. I would definitely say this is a lot more action packed, and the romance is merely a very small element to the book." ~ Mylissa's Reviews and Book Thoughts
"You expect certain things in the final installment of a trilogy. If the series is well-written, then tensions have been building to a head for two whole books until, finally, all is revealed. Everyone finds themselves squarely on one of two sides, and the knock-down, drag-out battle royale that follows will likely have a high body count. These are things I expected when I started The Conclave. And I got 'em." ~ Patrick Hodges
"This book is like a rollercoaster. Every time you think you're about to get off, it takes you around again. There's so much action and so many twists between these pages that it's just insane." ~ Michelle Lynn
"What a ride! This series has been non-stop tension, thrills, and action! The conclusion to The Converters Trilogy is a very strong finish and I enjoyed it immensely." ~ Reads & Reels


About the Author
After living throughout the western US, Tenille now claims rural Northern Nevada as her home. If she's not being consumed by a book - whether her own or another author's - she'd like to be found horseback riding, backpacking with her high-school sweetheart/husband, or photographing their three beautiful children.
Tenille loves to read any genre (as long as there's great dialogue with a touch of snark). She believes in authentic characters, romantic sub-plots, and realistic, happy endings.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Plus, enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of The Convergence by Tenille Berezay (US only, ends 21 July).

The Convergence by Tenille Berezay

Plus, enter another Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of The Keep by Tenille Berezay (US only, ends 21 July).

The Keep by Tenille Berezay

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