05 February 2016


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The Burning
Spirit Warriors Book 3 
by D.E.L. Connor
Genre: YA / Fantasy / Coming of Age
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Date of Publication: September 21, 2015
# of pages: 357

In the third book of D.E.L. Connor’s magical coming of age Spirit Warriors series, Emmeline and her friends find themselves still reeling from the loss and pain caused by the evil spirit, machayiwiw- but the danger is far from over. As Emme, Charlie, Bets, Ollie, Jack and their beloved Spirit Animals prepare for the final battle against the machayiwiw, Emme struggles with a battle within her own heart. She longs for the beauty and softness she feels around Charlie, but she can’t deny the burning passion that consumes her with Jack. Will she finally let Charlie go and give her heart to Jack? Enthralling and passionate, Spirit Warriors brings the vibrant American West to life once again and whispers its ancient secrets of love and friendship.


Praise for the books:

"There is something special about a book/series when you feel like you've come home to family/friends in the first chapter. That is how I feel when I begin each new book in this series. I find I care more about each character as the series progresses." - Amazon Reviewer

"I have been a huge fan of this series. After the second book I wasn't exactly sure how this one would develop. Hands down it is the best book of the series so far." - Goodreads Reviewer 

“The Concealing is one of the best books that I have read in a long time…You will fall head over heels in love with all of the characters and the plot as well in The Concealing.” – The Avid Reader 

“I was glued to the book from the moment I began reading it and was sad when it ended, because it ended. I can very easily visualise this book as a film, the descriptions are detailed enough to make it a great opportunity for a film. Amazing.” -- Cookie Book Reviews

“A great young adult series along the formulaic values of the “Twilight” series. Also a wonderful book for adults who want to immerse themselves in a world full of youth and American Indian heritage.” -- Respect the Books

Enter to win: a signed copy of 
The Concealing, Book 1 of the Spirit Warriors Series,  a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and some Swag!

Della Connor (D.E.L. Connor) was born in South Dakota and raised in Southeastern Montana where she acquired a keen appreciation for Western and Native American culture. She moved to Texas as a young adult and acquired her honorary Texan status. She became a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner and eventually earned her PhD in nursing. She still works as a nurse educator and as a nurse practitioner. Her nights and weekends, however, are filled with her stories and books. Her first book, Spirit Warriors:The Concealing, was published by Booktrope Publishing in November of 2014. The second book in the series Spirit Warriors: The Scarring published on July 21, 2014 and Spirit Warriors: The Burning rolled out on September 21, 2015. The Spirit Warriors story evolved from a short story she wrote for a college English class in the early 1990s. The professor read it, loved it and asked her to stay after class and discuss it. During this discussion, he told her that a "dark" story like hers, which was written for older children, would be unmarketable and unsaleable. The story kept floating around in her mind. Finally, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyers and others stepped forward with amazing "dark" stories to create a new genre called Young Adult. The time was finally right for her book. She wrote book 1 in two weeks. It took another year and a half and about a 150 queries all with a "not interested" for her to find a publisher. 

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2/2         All for the Love of the Word – Guest Post

2/3         A Novel Reality – Promo

2/4         Missus Gonzo – Review

2/5         Books and Broomsticks – Promo
2/6         bookishjessp – Review
2/7         The Page Unbound – Author Interview
2/8         Because This is My Life Y'all – Review
2/9         Texas Book-aholic – Promo

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  1. Thank you for sharing this book on your page! Della and I are thrilled that you are helping us promote the terrific third installment in the Spirit Warrior Series! Please let me know if you are interested in reading any of these.

    Lauren Jones
    Personal Assistant to D.E.L. Connor

    1. Hi, Lauren! Thanks for your kind message. I'm pleased to share the news of the newest Spirit Warriors installment here on Books and Broomsticks! XOXO ~Belle

  2. Belle,
    Thank you for the beautiful feature on your page. I appreciate your support for the Spirit Warriors series.
    D.E.L. Connor

    1. You are most welcome! I'm very happy to feature your series here on my blog where nerds of all walks of life gather!

  3. I love these books! So does my 11 year old granddaughter! She has read all of them more than once and cannot wait until the next book come out. My husband and I read and enjoy them, too. They are certainly a good read for adults as well as teens.

    Full disclosure, I am a friend of Della and made every effort to be as honest as I could be about the books to her. I think they are creative, clever, and unique stories with enough of real life in them that challenge every reader’s imagination.

    I hope everyone who reads your blog gives them a chance. They pull you in until you are waiting impatiently for the next book to come out.

    1. Tamara: thank you so much for stopping by to share your experience with this awesome books! I'm sure my followers will be mesmerized by these wonderful tales!


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