A missing ghost and a magic tree ~ The Reader by M. Pax ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted: January 1, 2016 in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Fantasy, giveaways, Series
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I’m excited to share The Reader with you today.

This is the third book in The Rifters Series.

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Enjoy the peek inside the story.

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The Reader

The Rifters Series #3

by M. Pax

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Genre: Fantasy



With the rift closed for the season and no more monsters to fight, Daelin Long gets bored as librarian in the podunk town of Settler, Oregon. A job interview and her brother’s arrival present a tempting opportunity to escape, until her brother and her best friend, a ghost, disappear.

While Daelin searches for them, more mysteries pile up: dead people coming back to life, portraits of the town founders replaced with strange white trees, and people on the other side of the rift returning. It’s impossible. The portal that allows monsters from other universes to come to Earth is sealed until next summer.

The Rifters, a secret group protecting our world, believe the troubles are nothing more than the tantrums of an offended ghost. Daelin disagrees. If she’s right, the evil hell-bent on destroying Earth has new technology making the rift more deadly.

Before the monster summons the next apocalypse, Daelin must find it and destroy it.

Book 3 in the Rifter series.



Earl Blacke put on a pair of optilyzers. They resembled aviator goggles from the 1920’s but performed a very different function. They had no buttons, operating by feeding off the energy of auras. Earl peered at Dante. His aura was nonexistent except for a few deep violet spikes. “Why aren’t you glowing like a purple alien candle?”

Dante bordered on fidgeting.

“Does this embarrass you?” Earl asked. “You don’t like showing your non-Earthly colors?”

“I can conceal my aura, and for your safety I do.” Dante lifted his chin and surveyed the clearing carefully. “I’m not the issue. Why you’re seeing your girl is.”

“What if whatever brought her here is masking its aura? You may not be the only thing with such an ability.”

Dante stopped so short, Earl smacked into him hard enough he had to back pedal two steps to regain his balance.

“I’m not a thing. I’m a sentient being with rights. Just like you.” Dante spat then continued to investigate.

“Since you’re not human, you don’t have human rights. What kind of rights are you talking about? Alienable rights, I suppose.” Unable to help himself, Earl guffawed as if he had never laughed in his life. It had been awhile since the urge tickled him.

Dante whirled and smacked Earl on the nose. “Get to work. If something is afoot, you’ve scared it into the next universe by now.”

Gripping his stomach, Earl fought to settle down. “What are we hunting for? You seem to have something in mind.”

“A purple glow. When you find it, holler.” He wiggled his fingers to get Earl moving. “Scatter, and don’t all go searching in the same place.”


Author M. Pax


  1. Pax is author of the space adventure series The Backworlds and the urban fantasy series The Rifters. Fantasy, science fiction, and the weird beckons to her, and she blames Oregon, a source of endless inspiration. She ghost hunts for fun with a group of curiosity seekers, docents at Pine Mountain Observatory in the summers as a star guide, has a cat with a crush on Mr. Spock, and is slightly obsessed with Jane Austen.

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  1. Mary Preston says:

    Such a fun author picture.

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Thank you for the chance to win :)

  3. Sharon Extine says:

    Hi, Loved the excerpt. Will definitely be on my “To Read List.” Thank for the chance to win a GC.

  4. Jen says:

    Thank you for introducing me to a new author. The book sounds like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Taylor Closet says:

    I love the excerpt.

  6. Mai Tran says:

    What is your biggest fear?

  7. exjdub says:

    What books do you enjoy reading?

  8. Freya D says:

    I really like the cover! Thanks for doing this.

  9. mpax1 says:

    Thank you so much for hosting! You’re awesome :)

  10. Megan A says:

    This book looks amazing, gonna have to read from the beginning of the series!

  11. Theresa Fischer says:

    Sounds like a very exciting series.

  12. Michelle says:

    Thank you

  13. Stephanie says:

    This sounds like a fascinating story. Thank you for featuring this book.

  14. Anne says:

    Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. What a talented author and fascinating book.

  15. Peggy Hyndman says:

    Loved the excerpt. Will definitely be on my TBR List. Thank for the chance to win.

  16. amanda sakovitz says:

    thanks for the chance!

  17. What a fantastic Excerpt and COVER!!!!!!

  18. Wendy Caddy says:

    This book and series sounds interesting and fun. Glad to hear about it.

  19. Betty W says:

    Thank you for the excerpt~it sounds like a great read. This has been a terrific book tour and I’ve enjoyed learning about you and your book!

  20. The Reader sounds wonderful and I love the sound of that world. I’m going to have to look into the first two books. Thanks for sharing!

  21. jennifer@badbirdreads says:

    The girl on the cover is so pretty

  22. Sorry I missed this. :-(
    sherry @ fundinmental

  23. Elisabeth says:

    Oh, this looks like some hardcore steampunk adventure. Too bad I missed the giveaway. :(