Monday, December 30, 2013

Secrets Kept by J.L. Mbewe

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Secrets Kept Tour!

This tour will explore the World of Nälu: 
Where a story with adventure, action, love, betrayal, and a quest takes place.
We will get to visit sites, learn more about the cuisine, and be introduced to some elves, dwarves, and shape-shifters, at the least.

Secrets KeptSecrets Kept 
by JL Mbewe
YA Fantasy
October 30th 2013 by AltWit Press

With a curse, she will build an army.
With the dagger, she will undo the last sacrifice.
But first the sorceress must find the secret keeper.

Torn from her homeland and thrust into a betrothal against her wishes, Ayianna learns her family has a deadly secret that now has her on the run. She joins forces with Kael, an embittered half-elf, and Saeed, an elderly High Guardian, to seek answers to her father’s death, the destruction of Dagmar, and the plains people’s bizarre behavior.

Ayianna discovers there is more at stake here than just her mother’s disappearance and her familial duty to her betrothed. The sorceress has cursed the plains people, and it is a race against time to release them before the sorceress resurrects an ancient evil.

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My Review:  December 2013   ~ Review Copies ~

Secrets Kept

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank the author J.L. Mbewe for giving me this book for an honest review. I really had fun reading this book. The characters were well developed and the world building was pretty good. I don't know if this is going to be a series, but I sure hope it is.

Derk. Semine’s old friend from the  Kayulm’sa Nutraadzi. His petition to join the Guardian Circle was denied, and he walked away from years of studies and hard work to join Semine in freeing Raezana. But for the last fifty years, he has lived in exile among the criminal outcasts, wanting nothing more to do with Semine or her feeble goddess bound in the Underworld. That is, until he received a letter from Semine with an interesting request: Do you want to be king?

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Desert Rose
(A Tale of Nälu #1)

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NOW AVAILABLE: Tales of  Nälu (all three short stories in paperback) on Amazon!

Living life balanced between reality and dreams.

JL Mbewe - AuthorWriting as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She has two short stories published in The Clockwork Dragon anthology, and is busily creating worlds inhabited by all sorts of fantasy creatures and characters, all questing about and discovering true love amid lots of peril. Her debut novel Secrets Kept and her short stories set in the world of Nälu: Desert Rose, Dragon Thief, and Indestructible are now available. She is currently living her second childhood with a wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and books, among other things.

For more information about her journey as a writer mama and all things creative please visit her at:

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Kindle Fire Prize Pack (US/CAN ONLY), which includes:
- Kindle Fire
- Chocolate truffles
- Paper backs of Secrets Kept and Tales of Nälu
- Awesome swag (key chain, bookmark, and poster)
Ends January 7, 2014

Follow the tour!

12/9: Launch on Colorimetry and Tressa's Wishful Endings
12/12: The Real Deal
12/12: fundinmental
12/15: Colorimetry
12/23: alwaysjoart
12/29: Fictionally
12/31: Grand Finale

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  1. I would so want to meet a dragon

  2. Hey Dalene! Thanks for being part of the tour and for your review! I appreciate it!

  3. I would love to meet any but especially a dragon ever since I read The Dragonriders of Pern series when I was growing up