Monday, October 26, 2015

Blog Tour | Uprising by Jessica Therrien

Release Date: 10/02/15

Summary from Goodreads:
Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable.

When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves.

It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.

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Release Date: 09/02/15
346 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than average people, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's well over eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal.

For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time.

Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning-and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules

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Books three in this series:

Hi I’m Jessica Therrien, author of the YA paranormal romance series, CHILDREN OF THE GODS. Thanks for stopping by. One of my favorite things about writing this series was coming up with supernatural abilities for my characters. Each character is a descendant of a Greek god, so their powers had to be related to the gods in some way. It made for some really interesting abilities. For example, descendants of Dionysus, the god of wine, can turn any liquid into wine (including the blood in your veins).

Below is a list of my characters and their abilities. Of course, to see them in action you’ll have to read the books ;)


Bloodline: Aether
Messenger—The ability to move from place to place using teleportation
Call Name: Alaximandrios

Bloodline: Asclepius
The ability to heal or poison with her blood

Bloodline: Prometheus
The ability to access to the mind

Bloodline: Soteria
The ability to create safe havens

Bloodline: Nix
The ability to manipulate light and create darkness or invisibility

Bloodline: Hermes

Bloodline: Iris
Messenger—Flight (changes form)

Bloodline: Dionysus
The ability to change liquid to wine

Bloodline: Aphrodite
The ability to persuade by infatuation


Bloodline: Hera
Ability control for female Descendants

Bloodline: Hades
The ability to confine Descendants to the “Underworld”
*The Underworld is a void of nothingness where Descendants are trapped in a semi-conscious limbo.

Bloodline: Zeus
Ability control for male Descendants

Bloodline: Demeter
The ability to age or grow living things

Dr. Nickel
Bloodline: Ares
The ability to mimic Descendant powers

Bloodline: Hestia
Ability control for Council Members
*Must be in the presence of two Council members for Council abilities to work


Bloodline: Clotho
The ability to revive the dead before the spirit transcends

Bloodline: Auxesia
The ability to grow plants and trees

Bloodline: Auxesia
The ability to grow plants and trees

Bloodline: Apate
The ability to deceive

Dr. Nickel
Bloodline: Ares
Old Council member – Could mimic Descendant powers. Abilities have been passed down.

Bloodline: Amphitrite
The ability to breathe under water

Bloodline: Bia
The ability to repel objects with force

Florence (Oracle)
Bloodline: Delphic Oracle – Pythia
The ability to see the future

Bloodline: Mnemosyne
The ability to erase memories with her blood

Bloodline: Echo
The ability to duplicate objects

Bloodline: Kydoimos
The ability to cause confusion

Bloodline: Phoebe
The ability to sense danger

Richard Adler (Elyse’s Father)
Bloodline: Hephaestus
The ability to manipulate metals, woods, and stone

Bloodline: Boreas
The ability to generate winter weather

Bloodline: Ponos
The ability to generate energy

Sarah Adler (Elyse’s Mother)
Bloodline: Asclepius
The ability to heal or poison with her blood

Sofia (Mrs. Nickel)
Bloodline: Aphrodite
The ability to persuade by infatuation

Bloodline: Harpocrates
The ability to eliminate sound

Bloodline: Tethys
The ability to draw water from the ground

Bloodline: Astraeus
The ability to create the illusion of stars

Bloodline: Lelantos
The ability to stay hidden in plain sight

Bloodline: Phobos
The ability to cause fear

Unnamed (Young Boy)
Bloodline: Zephyrus
The ability to create wind

About the Author
Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children ofthe Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release in February of 2012.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called CampaignerChallenges 2011Out of over 350 submissions her story, TheSoulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Savedis also available as part of the anthology.
Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no street lights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two sons. She is planning a re-release of her series through Acorn Publishing in September of 2015. The re-release will include the third and final book in her Children of the Gods series as well as a bonus chapter in the back of Oppression.

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