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Tour: Afterimage & Encender by J. Kowallis

J. Kowallis
(The Enertia Trials #1)
Publication date: May 7th 2015
Genres: Dystopian, New Adult

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Reggie’s dreams . . .
aren’t dreams.

Visions of the future flood her mind like shards of broken puzzles. Caged in her cell, every morning begins the same. She’s drugged, tortured, and images are torn from her memory by Public One.

Until the morning everything changes. The vision is different. The future’s never been about her, and now she knows they’re coming for her:


How will she convince them to keep her alive when Nate, their leader, doesn’t like or even trust her? To him, she’s a science experiment. A machine.

When Public One will do anything to keep her, Reggie must make a decision: remain a slave to her past, or risk her future to venture into a world more terrifying than she’s ever known.


They say you feel cold when you die.

The people I’ve killed would beg to differ.

For twenty-something Ransley, the adopted daughter of famed street fighter Estevan Benitez, fighting is all she knows. One hidden detail separates her from the endless string of her pathetic opponents: she can craft and influence heat and fire.

When she’s pitted against the strongest fighters at the infamous Argolla, Ransley faces something she never expected:

A man like her.

Roydon can duplicate himself. When the two collide in the ring, a chain of deals turns Roydon over to Public Four and he’s taken away to undergo the disturbing process of the Nexis. What it is, or what it does, no one outside of The Public knows.

Driven by guilt and a desire to release the only person she’s ever met who’s like her, Ransley  isn’t about to leave him for dead—not when he might hold the answers to her missing past. Now she must trust a pair of strangers: a former military man out to collapse the system, and a woman whose premonitions could tear them all apart.

About the Author

J. Kowallis, the only girl of four children, grew up in northern Utah with a head full of wild stories (most often unreal). At the age of 9, she wrote her first poem, a dedication to E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. It was so intriguing, her third grade teacher requested to keep the original. Between living in various fictional worlds, and spending time on her studies, she managed to graduate from Weber State University’s creative writing program. She now lives in Utah with her Mini Schnauzer, Etta, and spends most of her time still bouncing between this world and the fantastical while enjoying delectable über-dark chocolate and lavender baths. She enjoys dreaming about, flying to, and writing about distant lands (real or unreal).

The Tour

July 18th
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang! >> Excerpt
Just Us Book Blog >> Excerpt
The Avid Reader >> Interview
The Reader’s Block >> Review
Across the Bookiverse >> Excerpt
Fiction Adventures by Amelia A. Xavier >> Review

July 19th
Brooke Blogs >> Excerpt
Evermore Books >> Review
Novel Idea Reviews >> Review
Padme’s Library >> Interview
Between Fantasy and Reality >> Excerpt
Liezel’s Book Blog >> Review

July 20th
Two Ends of the Pen >> Interview
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Review
I Love Books >> Excerpt
Book Lovers Life >> Playlist
Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps >> Review
The Booklandia >> Review

July 21st
Worth Reading It? >> Review
The Bookish Crypt >> Review
Romance Book Nerd >> Excerpt
Happy Tails and Tales Blog >> Review

July 22nd
Us Girls & A Book >> Review
Bookaholic Banter  >> Review
The Seemingly Irrelevant >> Review
The Hoarding Readers Corner  >> Review
theinkreader >> Review
The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange  >> Review
Book Sniffers Anonymous >> Excerpt
A British Bookworm’s Blog >> Excerpt