Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Guest Post + Promo: The Beast Within (The Elite Series, #1) by Jonathan Yanez

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Buy: Amazon

 My name is Connor Moore, I’ve just graduated from high-school and if my up and down relationship with Katie, or what to do about college wasn’t enough to worry about, now I have a far greater more complicated burden to bear. Fate has chosen to cross my path with Larentia Abelardus, a dark-haired mystery woman who has information about a father, I never knew. She has a story to tell, a story that questions everything I thought was true; about me, about my family, about the history of the world. Concealed throughout the pages of time, there has been a powerful race of human-like creatures manipulating mankind. This Elite race is made up of five ruling families who have obeyed The Law and continue to keep their identities a mystery. Now, after centuries of secrecy, an ancient foe is forcing them out of hiding and because of the blood that flows through my veins, my destiny is tied to theirs.

Jonathan Yanez was born and raised in a Christian household in Oxnard, CA. He was
involved in everything from piano and saxophone lessons to swimming and track. Growing
up his parents encouraged him to read, and he did - anything he could get his hands on.
Soon he developed a fascination with storytelling and characters that would follow him the
rest of his life.

Graduating from BIOLA University with his BA in English Literature he never lost his
love for writing and creating. He now works part-time as a personal trainer and hopes to
one day make the move to writing full-time.

Other than reading and writing, his passion is living life to the fullest. He loves; spending
time with his wife and pets, watching movies, participating in mud runs, traveling, going
to the gym and pushing his limits in everything. This desire takes him anywhere from
skydiving and motorcycle riding, to surfing in Hawaii and various types of martial arts. He
has his eyes set next on archery and running with the bulls in Spain.

He is married to the love of his life and resides in Southern California with his husky,
Daphne and cat, Helen.

10 Things readers would be surprised to know about you:

A. I know how to play the piano and want to pick it back up again soon

B. I have three tattoos and I’m open to being persuaded to get #4

C. I’ve skydived

D. I’ve raced motorcycles and cars

E. I love Kelly Clarkson, Jessie J, Pink, Katie Perry, I don’t care what anyone thinks they have some catchy songs!

F. I’m growing my hair out to donate to Locks of Love. Five inches so far I need ten before I chop it off

G. I’m doing a fifteen mile/twenty-five obstacle mud run in April called The Tough Mudder to support the wounded warriors foundation

H. I played the saxophone growing up

I. I was homeschooled all the way up until college

J. I have a cat, Helen, with two different colored eyes and a husky ,Daphne, who thinks she’s a wolf

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