Ignited by A.M. Deese

Ignited by A.M. Deese

IGNITED by A.M. Deese
Genres: Coming of Age, Young Adult
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Pub. Date: March 27, 2018

Publisher: RadiantTeen 

Pages: 354

Formats: Paperback, eBook

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“Jura imagined it sounded like rain.”

Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her father, she is thrust into the seat of power and forced to rule her elders.

“To Tylak, water had never tasted sweeter.”

Jura must track down her father’s assassin and balance a country on the verge of collapse. To find the Prince of Shadows and uncover the truth, Jura puts her trust in Tylak, a former slave accused of stealing from the Everflame—a man she once condemned to death.

In a world where water is currency and enemies lurk around every corner, Jura will use her wits or risk igniting a world war.


She lifted her chin. “I have questions slave, and you will answer them.”

                She tried to look stern but her spectacles slid down the bridge of her nose and he laughed.

                He stood up, closing the distance between them and taking pleasure when her tiny pink lips parted into a delicate O. Her Arbe closed rank around her, yet another reminder of her status. She waved them back.

                Interesting. She’s brave. Or maybe she just realized that my chains prevent me from getting any closer. He narrowed his eyes and scowled down at her.

                “I am known as Tylak.” He kept his voice steady, even. He was doomed to rot in a prison cell until his execution but he was not her slave. He stared her in the eye to make sure she saw he was unafraid.

                “I am Jura, daughter of Justir, First of the Thirt–”

                “I know who you are,” he snapped.

                She bit her bottom lip and furrowed her brows. Tylak enjoyed watching her squirm and said nothing. She doesn’t know what to make of me. Good.

                “I have some questions for you. If you answer them to my satisfaction I will see you rewarded.”

                She was persistent, he had to give her that. Tylak smiled.

                “What could you give me that I would want?”

                “Well, your life for one.” Though her statement was smug, her voice was hopeful and her eyes pleaded with him. “Freedom, perhaps? A chance to start again.”

                He chuckled. “If it’s just the same I’d rather not accept any favors from one of the Thirteen. Thanks for stopping by though, I’m sure you can see yourself out.” He sat back down on the cool stone floor and turned his back to her, staring at the wall. He took another swig from his glass of water, ignoring the sound of her gasp. He wanted to be left alone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “You’re drinking bath water.”


Alexis Marrero Deese is an avid reader of young adult and fantasy. Her favorite authors include Brandon Sanderson, Jaqueline Carey, and Orson Scott Card. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and a sun tan she misses dearly since her move to northern Georgia. She has a passion for cooking, spends entirely too much time on Pinterest, and is a self-proclaimed dog training expert to her family’s legion of dogs.

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