Friday, December 14, 2012

Sanctum by Sarah Fine: Malachi Journal Entry and Giveaway!

Today I am so excited to be sharing with you Malachi's last Journal entry.
And I just know that he saved the best for last. ;)

But first, a little about Sarah and her book Sanctum:

 Title: Sanctum
Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Book One in the Guards of the Shadowlands Series
Published: October 16, 2012 

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“My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.”

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance—hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t—the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate.

About the Author:
 When I'm not writing, I'm psychologizing (really, I even get a paycheck for it). Sometimes I do both at the same time. The results are unpredictable.

For extra information about the Guards of the Shadowlands series, or to ask a question: http://guardsoftheshadowlands.tumblr....

I also write with Walter Jury under the name S.E. Fine.

Twitter: @finesarah

Sounds pretty amazing so far right?

But I know you are asking yourself, who is Malachi?
Well here is a little info on him.

"Malachi’s quarters had no windows, no decorations. His room was just like everything else about him—nothing unnecessary, nothing wasted. His narrow cot rested in a corner, right next to something that looked like a hat rack. He walked straight to it and hung his bloody, stained armor over it. A small desk stood across from the rack, but the only things that sat upon it were a fountain pen and a single book, like some kind of journal. Neatly stacked in a corner rose a tower of identical books as tall as I was. A lot of journals."

If you want to get to know someone, reading his journal is the way to do it (though you should probably ask permission first). Malachi is no exception: his journals contain his thoughts, hopes, fears, plans, and adventures during his time in the dark city. Starting today, excerpts will post regularly throughout the publication of the Guards of the Shadowlands series at, but to get things started, you can read excerpts from Malachi's first ten days as a Guard NOW. And you can enter to win one of ten SANCTUM swag packs, which include an exclusive bonus scene from Malachi's point-of-view!

Journal Entry Day 10:
There is something about Raphael Raphael seems to know more than anyone else, though he is not a Guard himself.  I asked him if he would tell me where my family is. He said it was a complicated question, and instead of answering, he escorted me out of my chamber and up to the tower of this Guard Station. When I saw where we are, in the midst of a dark, vast city, I nearly fell to my knees in despair I was surprised. I asked if my family is out there somewhere, and he told me to look carefully. That's when I saw it. There is a Countryside on the other side of the city wall. And I know. I know my family is there. That is where I will go when I escape.

In case you Missed all the other entries on this tour here is the complete schedule below:

1 12/6/12

2 12/6/12

3 12/6/12

4 12/6/12

5 12/6/12

6 12/6/12

7 12/6/12

8 12/6/12

9 12/7/12

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  1. I have been hearing such good things about this book. I am gong to have to read it.

  2. I LOVED this book! And yes, that journal entry is the best!!!!
    Read this one RIGHT NOW!

  3. I know Candace, I need to make time!! In another month things should slow down more for me and I plan on reading all the books I have been putting off for far too long.

  4. You had better have this one at the top of your list. It is fantastic. I loved it and then I loaned my copy to Candace and of course she loved it... Your journal entry is the best for last. I am glad you got to be on this tour. You really really need to read this one.

  5. I see Candace and Heidi are harassing you to read this too. lol. I really need to.

  6. I see another group read in our future Christy!

  7. I've heard great things about this book! I've seen quite a few journal entries around and it has given me some insight into the character.