First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Girl With Fire in Her Veins

Posted June 1, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, Dawn Ford, fantasy, First Line Fridays, giveaway, YA / 14 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m featuring the first line from The Girl With Fire in Her Veins by Dawn Ford, on tour this week with JustRead Tours. Plus there’s a giveaway! I’ve heard such great things about this series!

April 2023 The Girl with Fire in Her Veins

and the first line is…

A bright midday sun breaks through Anavrin’s overcast sky, revealing a rain-washed landscape.

SERIES: Firebird #2
GENRE: YA Fantasy (Clean)
PUBLISHER: Expanse Books
RELEASE DATE: April 25, 2023
PAGES: 300

Former servant girl Tambrynn struggles with her new firebird abilities, especially the internal fire she cannot control. So, she, along with her Watcher Lucas, and her grandfather Bennett journey to a hidden mountain keep to find the answers she seeks before she sets the kingdom aflame.

But there’s a new dragon who’s targeting Tambrynn, a mergirl who wishes to manipulate her, and the froggen king, Siltworth, who hasn’t forgotten that Tambrynn destroyed his watery reign. When her father, the evil mage Thoron, attacks someone she loves, Tambrynn’s group is separated and she has to face another powerful foe alone.

Is she strong enough to withstand the deluge? Or will she drown in the fire and the flood?

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Dawn Ford

Dawn Ford writes fantastical YA stories with a fairy tale flair. The Girl With Stars in Her Eyes, formerly Kingdom Come, won the 2016 ACFW Genesis Award for the Speculative genre. Dawn also has a middle-grade twisted fairytale Woodencloak, which is the first of four books in her Band of Unlikely Heroes series. Dawn lives in Iowa with her husband.

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(5) winners will receive a signed paperback copy of The Girl with Fire in Her Veins plus a set of either star or flame themed Color Street nail strips chosen at random!

(2) winners will receive a signed copy of The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes along with The Girl with Fire in Her Veins nail strips

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 29, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 5, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

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14 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Girl With Fire in Her Veins

  1. Gloria A

    “I can’t remember when, if ever, my feet hurt this much,” my husband said to me.
    Death Knells and Wedding Bells by Eva Gates

  2. Kay Garrett

    The question, “What could possibly go wrong?” seemed custom-made for the Westham Spring festival.

  3. Oooh, this sounds like a fun read!

    My first line:

    The rumor went through the Nightingale like a flood, quietly rising, whispers hovering on lips in pockets of silence. – The Last Drop of Hemlock by Katharine Schellman

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A Shadow in Moscow by Katherine Reay. It’s a wild ride of a story.
    “Ingrid unlocked the apartment’s front door and felt a cold creep up her spine.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤️📚

  5. That’s a great title! Today, I was reading Abduction in the Dark by Jenna Night. The first line is: “The knocking at the front door was unexpected.” Have a great week!

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