Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Blog Tour ~ Shift by Raine Thomas *Quotes

I am so excited today to be hosting the next stop on the Shift Blog Tour! Shift by Raine Thomas is the second book in the Firstborn series. After reading some of Raine Thomas's favorite quotes from Shift click on the banner to visit some of the other stops along the tour!

Shift by Raine Thomas
Available: Amazon, B&N

Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change. But even she feels the rising tension in her homeland.

A shadowy male and deadly beast reside in their midst. The births of the newest Kynzesti loom. Hostile Mercesti continue to hunt for the Edler Scroll, and a traumatized female is too afraid to use her abilities to stop them.

Topping off Sophia's stress is Quincy, the male she's convinced can't stand her. She rues the loss of their friendship, but can't figure out how to move past it. She'll soon learn however, that mending that rift bears more significance than she ever imagined.
The search for the Eldre Scroll takes on unexpected urgency, and Sophia finds herself in a race across the mainland. To stop the Mercesti led by Eirik, she and her companions must get past their differences and unite against them. If they don't, Eirik will aquire the immense power he seeks, and two of the beings Sophia loves most will die.

Quote Highlights from SHIFT by Raine Thomas

This is one of my favorite kinds of posts! I’ve gone through Shift and selected a few bits of exchanged dialogue to help readers get a sense of how the characters connect and relate to each other. I hope you all enjoy them!

Exchange #1 (Quincy and Sophia’s mother, Olivia):

“Do you need any assistance, Olivia?” he asked.
“I sure do,” she answered with a grin. “Can you get Sophia to quit skipping out on her training sessions?"
His lips twitched. “Are you sure you don’t have something less challenging for me? Maybe a previously unknown pain, or a dire threat to your person I could possibly avert?”

Exchange #2 (Sophia’s cousin, Tate, and her protector, Zachariah):

“I’m going swimming, Sparky,” Tate argued, trying to twist away from his grip. “We wear bathing suits to swim.”
“You are practically naked. You should not be walking around others like this.”
Tate rolled her eyes. “Since when have Estilorians ever given much concern to modesty? By all that’s holy—this is my family you’re talking about here. Well…and Quincy. But he’s practically family, and he’s seen me naked lots of times.”

Exchange #3 (Sophia and Tate):

“Why do you endure Zachariah’s lectures about your wardrobe?” Sophia asked. “Any time you wear something he finds objectionable, he gets all over you about it.”
“Oh, yes,” Tate agreed. “He sure does.”
Even more perplexed, Sophia pressed, “Why don’t you tell him to leave you alone?”
“Why would I want to do that?”

Exchange #4 (Sophia, Quincy and Tate):

Tate’s muffled question came from the other side of the door just as she opened it to let herself in, something she had always done. Quincy took a step away from Sophia, who moved just as quickly in the other direction. Then they both turned guilty gazes to Tate, who studied them with raised eyebrows as she breezed into the room, followed by Zachariah.
“Oh,” she said. “What did I interrupt?”
“Nothing,” Quincy and Sophia replied at the same time.
Tate’s grin went wide as she easily read the lie in their words. “Hey, that’s great,” she said. “It’s been a long time since I interrupted nothing.”

About the Author
Raine Thomas is the author of the exciting and original series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane. Her passion for writing prompted her to earn her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, then her master’s degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. She is also a proud member of Romance Writers of America.

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create young protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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  1. Many thanks for participating in the SHIFT launch!

  2. Wow! That cover is so pretty! Really magical, and makes me want to pick it up! I love shape shifter books so will check this one out ☺ Thanks ☺

  3. What a story! I really like the colors on the cover and the exchanges were fascinating. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!