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Blog Tour: The Messenger - Guest Post + Giveaway

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Title: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved #1)
Author: Pamela DuMond
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: December 26, 2013

“All the excitement of OUTLANDER if it was a YA series.”

THE MESSENGER is optioned for film/TV.

Sixteen-year-old Madeline’s meant to fall in love with Samuel in every lifetime. But she meets him for the first time when she accidentally time travels into the past—hundreds of years before she’s even born.

Their relationship is forbidden—Samuel’s half Native, Madeline’s white. Every rendezvous they share must be secret. Each moment they spend together tempts the odds that they’ll be discovered and brutally punished. But their love is fated—and they musk risk it all.

Danger intensifies when Madeline learns she’s in the past not only to fall in love, but also to claim her birth right as a Messenger—a soul who can slip through time’s fabric at will. She can bring messages that change one life or even save many.

Deadly Hunters, dark-souled time travelers, crave Madeline’s powers and seek to seduce or kill her. Can Madeline find her way back to the future in time to save herself and Samuel?

Continue reading Madeline and Samuel’s romantic saga in…
The Assassin (Mortal Beloved, Book 2) — publishing early 2015.
The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, Book 3) — publishing fall 2015.

A Day in the Life of a Messenger
by Pamela DuMond

     Messengers are a breed of humans who are gifted/cursed with the ability to time travel. It’s genetic, it’s passed down, and it fully activates when a Messenger reaches a specific birthday. For Madeline Blackford in The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One)—that age is sixteen.
     A day in the life of a Messenger can be as boring as a day at high school in present day. Perhaps you’re dreading a world history test, but afterward you get to hang out with your friends, listen to some music, hit a fun party where you might meet some new cute guys, or….
     …maybe you’re tearing through a cold, thick woods in the year 1675, during a war between the Natives and the colonists while a brutal, lethal Hunter chases after you, trying to kill you. And you know he’s going to kill you because he just butchered the guy who was assigned to protect you.
     You can pretend to be a colonial girl living in the rough world of that time: braving the elements, performing common chores. You could also be falling in love with the one person you’re not supposed to even be seen with—Samuel—the smart, gorgeous, half-native and half white young man who seems to be falling for you, as well. But don’t get caught together—in 1675 it’s a crime with harsh punishments.
     So—what do you do?
     Besides trying your best to stay alive, you seek mentors who help you learn how to be a more skillful Messenger.
     Messengers aren’t super heroes. They aren’t born knowing where to time travel, nor do they immediately figure out what their message is, and to whom they need to deliver it. They are tasked with learning about their abilities, and if they’re smart, they’ll try and get a little savvier with each travel.
     It’s a little like learning how to drive a car. You get behind the wheel of a powerful machine and hopefully you have a decent teacher in the seat next to you. You learn how to turn the car on, look in the mirrors, and use a turn signal. But, if you were at all like me, you hit the gas and the brakes too quickly, making for a jerky ride, as well as scaring your teacher.
     In The Assassin (Mortal Beloved, Book Two), Madeline trains with a new Messenger mentor in present day Chicago. Her after school activities turn from hanging out with her friends to learning how to defend herself, how to throw a punch, ride a horse, and read people to see who is a friend and who is an enemy. She trains to learn how to time travel with volition and intention, instead of simply by accident. And just as importantly—how will she recognize her message when she lands in another time period. Who is she there to help?
     Eventually Madeline’s given the choice to travel to a time period and deliver a message that can help save someone’s life—and she is pulled to the year and dramatic conflict where she will once again be with Samuel.
     She travels to medieval Europe, to a conflict that in real life inspired a King’s insanity, plotting, assassinations, intrigue and buckets of action-adventure. But in this year that Madeline has time travelled to, Samuel is very different than the young man she fell in love with back in 1675…
Because when you’re a Messenger—you need to be careful what you wish for…

Author Bio

Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.
Author Links:
Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Website


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