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Excerpt and Giveaway: Echoes of Memories by Samantha LaFantasie


Title: Echoes of Memories
Author: Samantha LaFantasie
Series: Nepherium Series #2
Genre: Adult, Fantasy

Traitor. Liar. That’s what they call me. No one believes me. Not even my team. I know it’s up to me to get the answers. To stop the corruption and unlock my memories. I’ll do anything to get them back. Even if my hands will be covered in blood.

Elsa’s every move is scrutinized. She’s labeled a traitor by those she sought for protection, and kept from her family and team. Regaining memories has been a slow process. Too slow for the Council’s liking, taking matters into their own hands.

The new captain has history with Elsa and operates with a hidden agenda. Even Elsa’s team reacts differently toward her. If only she could unlock her memories. Everything is playing right into Alexander’s hand, even amassing an army with unconventional methods, designed to annihilate the Nepherium—starting with Noah. Elsa will do anything to stop Alexander … even kill.



I sighed, leaning against the side wall of my bunk, and crossed my free arm over my torso. What I wouldn’t give to wake from this nightmare.

“Why are you blocking me?” the captain asked with a short clip in her tone.

I turned my attention to her. “I’m—I’m not blocking you.”

Buzz, buzz.

I looked at the detector with confusion pinching my brow.

“You are in a very delicate situation. If I were you, I’d watch what I said.” She shifted her eyes to the detector and back to mine, lifting her brows in emphasis. “Why are you blocking me?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Buzz, buzz.

I stared at the contraption, entertaining the thought of tossing the damned thing across the room, then turned my attention to the captain. “I mean, I’m not aware of blocking anything.”

“You’re blocking my attempt to read your mind. Why?”

“I don’t know. I didn’t feel you trying. I never block until then.”

The detector responded with beeps and green flashing lights. I sighed. While the captain wrote more notes, I stared at the black orb. So many questions filled my mind, whispering in continuous succession. The click of a pen and the captain’s shift in movement drew my attention back to her. She stood from the chair and walked to me.

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About Samantha

A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.
Among her writing credentials, a member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has authored works such as Heart Song (her debut novel) and Made to Forget.
Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.
Want more from Samantha? Keep up with her at any of her digital hangouts.
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