From the pages of Ashley Nestler…
“A murder, a choice, and an eternal destiny. Welcome to the untold story of sixteenth century England.
Darielle couldn’t be happier and more in love with her fiancé, Prince Tarum, until the eve of their wedding announcement when Tarum is murdered. Following the tragedy, Darielle is thrown into a life filled with despair as strangers enter the Tower and change her way of life. However, she begins to find herself drawn to Harlisisle, the new guard for Queen Estelle. Something about him makes her feel as though she has known him before. This attraction ends up unraveling past events in her life that she had long forgotten, and she soon discovers the true circumstances surrounding Tarum’s murder. The truth makes her question the love that she once had for people that she thought she knew. ‘Into The Fog’ is a roller coaster ride of historical romance and fantasy elements that will keep you on the edge of your seat and asking only one question:
‘What if death isn’t an ending, but a beginning?'”
Today, “Into The Fog” is free on Kindle! I have just reformatted the novel to look more artistic, and the Kindle and paperback versions have both been updated!
Grab your free copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Into-Fog-Death-Just-Beginning-ebook/dp/B00HHHPV1W/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1467395345&sr=8-3
Here is a beautiful piece of art that a fan made of one of the characters in “Into The Fog”, Lamia Hecate!
Into The Fog Excerpt: Prologue
DARIELLE could feel herself changing, but it wasn’t because of the child that was growing inside of her. What she was feeling now was far too powerful.
She walked into the woods past the stone archway that separated them from the Tower, allowing her long gown to drag in the mud behind her. As she looked down at her body she found that she didn’t recognize herself. The gown that she was wearing now was the last article of clothing that she should have chosen to wear. She undid the laces on the bodice and stepped out of it, leaving her crème colored underdress as the only clothing covering her naked body. The fog claimed her body as she continued on, but she wouldn’t let it steal the freedom she felt inside.
Once she reached the clearing, she stopped. Standing in front of her were Lamia Hecate, Addanc, Sebastian and Nessora – the being who had once been her friend, Varity. They all looked at her with expectance. Lamia’s icy eyes piercing through her flesh, a smile pulling at the stern lines of her lips.
“Darielle, are you ready?” she asked, her words a statement instead of a question. Darielle put her hands to her abdomen and took in a deep breath as she shifted her eyes to Addanc. He could see right through her and the baby she was carrying; however, she now belonged to him regardless of who the baby’s father was. She stepped closer to him, but Lamia Hecate came towards her first. As she grabbed Darielle’s hand she pulled her deeper into the forest.
Once they had reached the spot where Darielle would be changed, Lamia Hecate turned to her and took her face in her hands, piercing her skin with sharp nails.
“You are a part of us now, Darielle. You must understand that you can never go back.”
Darielle nodded and Lamia Hecate let go, leaving small red marks in Darielle’s pale skin. She should have felt pain, but she didn’t; instead, her anxiety numbed everything. She looked over at Addanc, Sebastian and Nessora before she closed her eyes and zoned them out. Lamia Hecate was the only person she allowed into her vision as she reopened them, and a small smile bloomed across her lips. Her smile matched Lamia Hecate’s, but none of them could see the intentions behind her own.
“I am where I need to be.”
A sneak peek of a map that will be included in the special edition version of “Into The Fog”!
Did you know that I created my own race of “monster” for my novel Into The Fog? They are called “Reincarnes” and have many different sectors. However, I would like to start by giving you a bit of information about Reincarnes in general:
Reincarnes are a type of immortal that are created from the graves of deceased humans. They are created by going to the deceased human’s grave on the anniversary of their death and digging up the body. Once the body has had a year to rest, it is susceptible to being transformed. Only other Reincarnes can transform bodies into Reincarnes. They do so by turning the bones of the body into dust. Doing so allows the previous soul to leave the body if it has not already done so. The dust is then put into a jar and mixed with herbs that pertain to different personality characteristics. The herbs form to create a new soul for the Reincarnes. A Reincarne who is then an herbologist(withc) is the only one who has the power to raise the new Reincarne from the dead. They do so by taking the dust and herbs into an open clearing and releasing the dust into the air. They can then use magic to capture all of the dust particles and rearrange them into a new beings.
This is how a legal Reincarne is born.