Unlocked Blog Tour & Excerpt

Title: Unlocked
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: May 17th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Princess Raya of Paruth lived alone on a deserted island in a towering lighthouse, forgotten by time. With only a loyal albatross as a friend, she had little hope or joy in her life until he washed up on her shore in the middle of a raging winter storm.
Prince Trevor of Galder left his father and kingdom behind to travel north in search of a wife. It was time to settle down and forget Ella Carina, the woman who chose to love a peasant and follow her heart instead of choosing Trevor and fulfilling her duty to her people. He didn’t heed the warnings about the North Sea in winter, and his ship, crew, and captain paid the price.
Raya and Trevor must work together to find a way off the island, or risk being trapped there for the rest of their lives. But sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest, and each will have to learn that the only thing that can truly set you free is love.

Excerpt Chapter 1

Once Upon a Time, in a land far away, and in the time of fairies, there was a kingdom ravaged by a deadly plague. Fueled by magic, it swept over the land without mercy and the people of Paruth fell swiftly and violently ill.

The stench of blood and rotting flesh so permeated the air, that even the sea breeze couldn’t dissipate it.

Unable to help their people, and in an effort to protect themselves, the King ordered his men to bar the doors to the palace. But it was no use. The illness was already inside…


Someone was coming. I hid in the corner of the room, blending with the shadows. My fingertips dug into the cold, gritty stone at my back. If someone was looking for a rememdy for the plague, I didn’t have it. And if they were looking to sacrifice me in order to stop the destruction, it wouldn’t work. The dark fae of the Southern Isle wouldn’t let one soul escape their wrath. The power of their magic stung my nose and made my lips and ears tingle uncomfortable.

“Hildegard?” The queen’s voice was strained. She was holding her gown up as she rushed off the bottom step and into my workshop. I stepped from the darkness, removing my hood. She hurried across the room to me, taking my hands in hers. Her fingers were trembling. “We’ve barred the palace doors.”

“It won’t help,” I warned.

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:


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