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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oracle Chapter Reveal and Rafflecopter Giveaway

**FIRST LOOK**

CHAPTER ONE REVEAL

Get ready for Andi Copeland to take you on an amazing journey into a new world where good and evil clash in an epic battle - 

Oracle- Guardians of Truth book 1

Coming - September 28, 2017 

Rhennan Ward is no one
special. Or so she thought. When her grandmother gives her a Tree of Life
pendant for her eighteenth birthday, she finds out how very different she
really is. 




Rhennan is next in line to be Oracle, the one chosen by the Creator to guard
the secret of Heaven – The Tree of Life. Rhen's grandmother, the current
Oracle, fails to pass along the knowledge of Rhen’s destiny, and when strange
things start happening, Rhen believes she is going crazy. Coming into her
powers before her time, Rhen sees things she shouldn’t. Her parents are keeping
secrets from her, and that only adds to the stress she feels about her sanity.

Maddox Bell is the
new guy at school. When the tall, good-looking bad-boy shows up in his
leather jacket and moto boots, all it takes is one look into his sapphire
eyes, and he makes Rhen forget about her ex-boyfriend - the one who broke
her heart. He also makes her forget to study, and with only three months left
in the school year, Rhen is torn between keeping her perfect grade point
average and spending time with the man who has his own secrets. As Maddox
and Rhen become closer, things get stranger, threatening to rip them
apart.


When Rhen makes one desperately wrong decision, her life and that of her
family, is irrevocably changed forever.  “If this was Hell, the Christians on Earth were
going to be pissed.”

Talon Silver is
the Guardian who has been watching over Rhen her entire life. He is also the
one who rescues her from the hands of a demon. He is supposed to be one of the
good guys, having Angel blood. Why, then, is Rhen hesitant to trust him?

Angels and
demons. Good versus evil. Things aren’t always black and white, and Rhen has to
figure out who she can trust.






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Chapter One


Have you ever had a possum walk across your
grave? You know that feeling that starts at your nape and snakes its way down
your spine while the hair on your arms stands on end? Your whole body shivers
while you look around for the boogeyman, but you can’t see anything. I was
sitting in first period when it happened to me.

Again.

It didn’t take long to figure out the cause.
Our classroom door opened, and in walked the most beautiful man I had ever
seen. And when I say man, I mean this guy had to be a substitute teacher or
someone’s older brother, because there was no way he was young enough to be a
student. Long black hair brushed his shoulders which were encased in a
well-worn leather jacket. Faded jeans led to a pair of black moto boots. His
most striking feature, from the quick perusal I had given him, was his eyes.
They were a deep sapphire. I know this because I sat close to the front of the
room.

And he was staring straight at me.

That might not have been so odd if I were
Brittany or Kinsley, the prettiest girls in our class. But I wasn’t. I was
plain Rhennan Ward. For whatever reason, none of the other kids were paying any
attention to him. I turned my head toward my best friend. Surely Jenna would be
staring at him too. She wasn’t. What the heck was going on? Was I the only one
who could see how gorgeous this man was? When I turned back around, Mr. Blue
Eyes was headed toward me. I lowered my chin to my chest and averted my gaze
until he stopped and took the only vacant seat in the classroom, which happened
to be right next to mine. Great.

“Class, I would like for you to welcome Maddox
Bell. He comes to us from…” Mrs. Bain looked back down at the piece of paper
she was holding and frowned. “Anyway, say hello to Maddox.”

Maddox. Of course he would have a cool name. Not Bill or Ted, but I
had no doubt this guy had plenty of excellent adventures. His name matched his
swagger, and I still didn’t believe he wasn’t older than the rest of us. Half
the class muttered hello while the other half continued to ignore the new guy
the way they usually did.

Maddox Bell wasn’t just another guy. Something
about him was different. My skin was still itching from the way he had looked
right at me. Maybe he was an undercover cop. It’s not like our school was
exempt from kids selling drugs or teens running away. Northfield was your
average public high school. But that wouldn’t explain why he had singled me
out. I was pretty boring for the most part. No boyfriend. Highest grade point
average out of over three hundred seniors. My social life consisted of going
for coffee drinks after school with my best friend and hanging out with my
little sister. See? Boring.

I wanted so badly to turn and stare at him to
make sure I hadn’t been wrong about his looks or his age. Maybe he was so
good-looking the others couldn’t look his way, like he was an
Angel or something. Now you’re being ridiculous. My thoughts
had been off-kilter lately, so thinking Maddox Bell was an Angel wasn’t out of
the norm.

“Rhennan, if you would share your book with
Mr. Bell until we can find him one, I would appreciate it,” Mrs. Bain
announced. Maddox didn’t hesitate to scoot his desk closer to mine, sliding his
arm along the back of my chair and leaning toward me. How did he know I was
Rhennan? I turned my head to ask him that, but the words died in my throat.
Either I was going crazy, or the pupils of his eyes were slitted like a
snake’s. He blinked, and they were back to the same deep blue that had pierced
me moments before. Yep. Going crazy.

I swallowed hard as I pushed my chemistry book
over so it was half on my desk and half on his. After that, I kept my eyes down
and off Maddox Bell. More than once his breath ghosted across my neck and cheek
as he leaned closer, but I locked down the urge to face him. His scent alone –
a mixture of leather and smoke – was doing crazy things to my brain.  None
of the other boys in our school smelled this good, not that I went around
sniffing them. Then again, none of the other boys looked this good, and they
sure didn’t make me see things that weren’t there.

For the last two weeks, ever since my
eighteenth birthday, my life had gone from normal to anything but. Before the
tenth, or BTT as I liked to call it, I was just a regular girl
who made good grades and spent time with her little sister and her best friend.
I didn’t dream at night, or if I did, I didn’t remember them. Now, not only was
I having vivid dreams – most of which were nightmares – but I was remembering
every little detail in Technicolor. During the day, I had started having
flashes of someone or something in my peripheral vision, but
when I turned to look, there was nothing there. I had the feeling of being
followed. Watched.

I had read articles in various magazines about
trusting your instincts. How your gut feeling was the universe’s way of cluing
you in on what was happening around you. My instincts had been on high alert
ever since my birthday. I wish my instincts would chill out, because they had
me on edge, and I couldn’t afford that. Not with only three months left until I
graduated.

It was a good thing I was a straight-A
student, because I had no idea what Mrs. Bain said for the next forty-five
minutes. Dizziness danced around me, and it took every ounce of willpower I had
not to run from the room. When the bell rang, I grabbed my book and slammed it
shut a little harder than necessary; but in my defense, my brain wasn’t
functioning properly, and I blamed that on Maddox. Instead of going to my
locker, I waited outside the classroom for Jenna, and as soon as she cleared
the door, I grabbed her sleeve and pulled her farther down the hall. “Did you
see him?” I gushed.

“That Maddox kid? Yeah, why?” she asked
nonchalantly, like he wasn’t some kind of god in black leather.

I looked around to make sure nobody was
listening, and said, “You’re kidding, right? There’s no way he’s eighteen.”





About Andi Copeland

Andi Copeland is a YA Fantasy author who
lives outside Nashville, Tennessee with the love of her life, and her
four-legged best friend. She strongly believes that love is love, and there's
not enough love in the world.




She began writing in high school and over the
years, penned many stories and poems. When her dreams continued to get crazier
than the one before, she decided to keep a dream journal. Many of these
night-time escapades have led to a line, a chapter, and even a complete story.


Andi is a lover of music, mostly hard rock, and
she prefers it live and loud. When she isn’t writing, she can be found reading,
riding her Harley, or playing trivia.
When asked what her purpose in life is, she will say it’s to
entertain the masses. Even if it's one person at a time.

Author Links








Friday, September 1, 2017

Tasty Wordgasm Blog Interview with Andi Copeland

Join Faith Gibson as she delves into the YA Fantasy world writing as Andi Copeland.
Oracle, The Guardians of Truth, Book 1
Debut YA Fantasy from Andi Copeland
Hitting e-readers everywhere on September 28, 2017

Rhennan Ward is no one special. Or so she thought. Soon after her eighteenth birthday she finds out how very different she really is.

Rhennan is next in line to be Oracle, the one chosen by the Creator to guard the secret of Heaven – The Tree of Life. Rhen's grandmother, the current Oracle, gives her a beautiful pendant for her birthday. Soon after, strange things start happening, and Rhen sees things she shouldn’t. Coming into her powers before her time, Rhen believes she’s going crazy.



Nikki's interview with Faith Gibson/Andi Copeland

All of us here at TaSTy WordGasms have known Faith Gibson for a few years now and I am honored to say she has become one of my best friends. We have been friends since before she published her first book and I have had the pleasure of watching her grow as an author. Taking on the nom de plume of Andi Copeland and venturing into yet another Genre, YA Fantasy is not surprising to me at all. This woman can write anything and keep me riveted to my seat. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Oracle and I know that everyone that already enjoys her work as Faith Gibson, will love her as Andi Copeland. Now, take a few minutes and get to know a lil more about Andi, soon to be a sensation on the YA Fantasy scene.

TW: Why do you write? What inspired you? AC: I’ve been writing since I was young. Song lyrics, poems, short stories. Anything that came to mind, I wrote it down. Everything inspires me, but dreams and songs mostly give me ideas.

TW: What made you write YA and use a pen name? AC: I’ve had this story floating around in my head for years, and it finally clicked and had to be written. I’m using a pen name so younger kids won’t be trying to download my 18+ books.

TW: What is the first book you are publishing as Andi Copeland? AC: Oracle, Guardians of Truth, Book 1

TW: How would you describe your latest book? AC. Good vs Evil, Angels and Demons, coming of age for 2 sisters who find out they have special abilities

TW: Where did the idea for the book/Series come from? AC: I honestly don’t remember. Like I said, this has been rolling around in my head a long time. I started writing book 2 years ago, but when I decided to get serious about it, book 2 became book 1 and vice versa.

TW: What are you working on now? AC: Urijah, Book 10 in the Stone Society. Uri and Banyan are gutting me. This book is going to be stellar.

TW: Which of your books/series was your most fun to write? AC: All of them! Some were harder to write than others because of the subject matter, but with the Stone Society, I have created a new world that is all my own and I can make it anything I want it to be!

TW: Is there a recurring theme through all of your books? (i.e. Alpha male, goofy sidekick, lost girl, music) AC: Love and music.

TW: If so, why is that important to your writing? AC: Real life is hard, and even though my books deal with tough issues, I want everyone to know what it’s like to be loved unconditionally. And music has always been part of my life. It has brought me through the toughest times. It resonates with my soul, and therefore, most all my books will have music woven throughout.

TW: What genre would you love to write but don’t think that you would do it justice? (I think you can write anything) AC: Aw, thank you. I would love to write Steampunk. I love that genre, but just don’t have the inspiration (yet)

TW: What is the one thing you would like readers to know about you? AC: I am so thankful for every single one of them who has supported me on my journey.

TW: What is your writing process? Do you have scheduled times you sit down and just start writing? Or is it more like when inspiration strikes you pick up a pen or keyboard? AC: I’m structured. This is my job, my career. I get up and drink coffee and work a puzzle to get my mind going, then by 8 I start writing. I will stop for lunch and to walk the pup, but then I’m back at it until the man gets home. Sometimes I will work on the weekend, but usually it’s Monday through Friday.

TW: Do you write longhand or do you prefer a computer? AC: Unless I’m somewhere I can’t have my laptop (like the beach) I will always write on the computer.

TW: You are self published, why did you decide to go that route instead of reaching out to traditional publishers? AC: I had a smaller publisher with my first book, but I decided to try self-publishing so I could have all the control, and it worked.

TW: What is the hardest part about being an author? AC: Not enough time to write. I have too many stories started and many more in my head that need to be written.

For shits and giggles---

TW: What is your favorite word? AC: Fuck

TW: What is your least favorite word? AC: No

TW: Is there a word we will never read in your books? AC: Moist, lol. People hate that word. Other than that, I can’t think of one. I have no filter in real life, so it’s even worse in my books. There are words readers hate, but if it calls for it in my book, I’ll put it in there.

TW: If you could pick one of your books to be real and live in, which would it be and why? AC: As much as I love Frey, I’m going to have to say Gregor. Book 2 in the Stone Society is about Gregor and Tessa. I might have channeled a lot of myself into Tessa and I would love to live her life as a half-blood with her badass Gargoyle.


Maddox Bell is the new guy at school. When the tall, good-looking bad-boy shows up in his leather jacket and moto boots, all it takes is one look into his sapphire eyes, and he makes Rhen forget about her ex-boyfriend - the one who broke her heart. As Maddox and Rhen become closer, things get stranger, threatening to rip them apart.

When Rhen makes one wrong decision, her life and that of her family, is irrevocably changed forever.


The Guardians of Truth is a YA fantasy series revolving around 2 sisters and their journey of discovery.

Ever since certain Angels fell from Heaven, they have been searching for the Tree of Life. The Tree holds the Truth of the Heavenly Throne, and they are determined to take it from the Creator.

The Guardians - half Angel and half human - were created to protect the Oracle and her family.

Nephilim are the product of humans and demons, and it is their job to help the Fallen Angels get closer to the Oracle and discover the Truth. As the sisters find out, good isn’t always dictated by the blood in your veins.

The Fallen get closer to the Truth, and it will be up to the sisters to figure out who they can trust. One wrong move can destroy Heaven.

Follow Rhennan and Nikira Ward as they learn who they really are and what that means for their future.


Pre-Order ORACLE now!


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Oracle Pre-Order is Live

Rhennan Ward is no one special. Or so she thought. Soon after her eighteenth birthday she finds out how very different she really is.

Rhennan is next in line to be Oracle, the one chosen by the Creator to guard the secret of Heaven – The Tree of Life. Rhen's grandmother, the current Oracle, gives her a beautiful pendant for her birthday. Soon after, strange things start happening, and Rhen sees things she shouldn’t. Coming into her powers before her time, Rhen believes she’s going crazy.

Maddox Bell is the new guy at school. When the tall, good-looking bad-boy shows up in his leather jacket and moto boots, all it takes is one look into his sapphire eyes, and he makes Rhen forget about her ex-boyfriend - the one who broke her heart. As Maddox and Rhen become closer, things get stranger, threatening to rip them apart.

When Rhen makes one wrong decision, her life and that of her family, is irrevocably changed forever.


The Guardians of Truth is a YA fantasy series revolving around 2 sisters and their journey of discovery.

Ever since certain Angels fell from Heaven, they have been searching for the Tree of Life. The Tree holds the Truth of the Heavenly Throne, and they are determined to take it from the Creator.

The Guardians - half Angel and half human - were created to protect the Oracle and her family.

Nephilim are the product of humans and demons, and it is their job to help the Fallen Angels get closer to the Oracle and discover the Truth. As the sisters find out, good isn’t always dictated by the blood in your veins.

The Fallen get closer to the Truth, and it will be up to the sisters to figure out who they can trust. One wrong move can destroy Heaven.

Follow Rhennan and Nikira Ward as they learn who they really are and what that means for their future.



Oracle is now up for Pre-order on Amazon for $2.99. The price will go up on release day, September 28th.  Oracle Pre-Order


Friday, August 4, 2017

Oracle Cover Reveal and Giveaway

I am so proud to be able to show you the cover for Oracle, Book 1 in The Guardians of Truth series. Andi is having a giveaway on her author page, so please hop on over there, like the page, share the post, and be entered to win a $25 gift card. Andi Copeland Author


Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Project. New Name.

I am currently working on a new project. This is a young adult series about angels, demons, and the Tree of Life. The series is called The Guardians of Truth, and the first book is titled Oracle. With this new series and genre, I decided to write under a different name - Andi Copeland. I chose this name because it was the first name I was ever given, before I was adopted.

I am super excited about this series. It gives me the opportunity to reach more readers and a younger audience. Originally, I had planned on three books, but in getting deeper into Oracle, I have realized it is probably going to go to five books in total.

I have set up my new author page on FB, and will be working on it as well as an Andi Copeland website.

Stay tuned for a cover reveal and more news as it becomes available.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Julian Release

NEW RELEASE
JULIAN
THE STONE SOCIETY - BOOK 9
FAITH GIBSON
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He knew right where she was.
He thought he was keeping her safe . . .
Until the US Government took his mate.
Julian Stone, computer genius for the Stone Society, has spent the last few months helping his fellow Gargoyles rescue their mates while keeping hackers at bay. Now, Julian must save his own mate from the hands of the US Government.
Katherine Fox has been imprisoned for crimes she didn’t commit and is confined to the FBI’s SuperMax facility among the worst criminals known to man and Gargoyle. Julian is left with no choice but to break Kat out of prison.
Even as war looms for the Stone Society, the Clan steps up to help Julian rescue Katherine. They vow to protect her with their lives. It will be up to Julian to find the evidence to clear her name.
Check out the rest of the series and Faith's full library!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Julian Cover Reveal and Giveaway


I am pleased to reveal the cover for Julian, book 9 in the Stone Society. Julian is the resident computer genius, and I think the cover matches his personality really well. The book will be here on June 16. Click the link below for a chance to win a signed copy as well as a gift card.


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If you haven't read the series, go to my amazon page here to get started. Rafael is currently 99 cents: Faith Gibson