Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Blog Tour: Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn (Garden of Syn #2) by Michael Seidelman {Excerpt + #Giveaway}

Welcome to my stop on the Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn blog tour! 

Author: Michael Seidelman
Title: Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn  
Series: Garden of Syn #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 23rd 2018
Publisher: Chewed Pencil Press


When Synthia (Syn) Wade discovered a secret world where illness and death did not exist, for the first time in her life she didn’t have to worry about her cystic fibrosis. However, a dark truth and a dangerous foe were waiting in the shadows.

Syn must now return to the Garden to save a loved one held captive by a madman and the odds are against her. The secret world is overrun by the terrifying Creepers. Her one-time allies have turned their backs on her. And worst of all, the healing powers of the Garden are no more. This time Synthia fears fighting alone, without respite from her life-threatening illness.

The last time Syn visited The Garden, death was held at bay.

Now Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn.

Book One
Title: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn 
Series: Garden of Syn #1
Release Date: April 26th 2016


Synthia (Syn) Wade is a teenage girl who struggles with cystic fibrosis, an incurable life-threatening disease. One day she is pushed into a pond by an unseen figure and wakes up in a new world – a mysterious garden where illness and death don’t exist.

Welcomed by the garden’s residents and now free of her symptoms, Syn decides to stay. But, before long, she realizes that this apparent utopia holds many dangers and dark secrets. 

Surrounding the garden is a fog that Syn is warned never to enter. She encounters bizarre creatures that defy reason. And always lurking in the shadows is a masked woman - a woman who may have a connection to the disappearance of Syn’s parents many years ago. A woman whom no one will speak of, but whom everyone fears.

While No One Dies in the Garden of Syn, Syn will soon discover that some fates are worse than death.


There is no way to get past my attacker and the two crocodile Creepers. The Creeper birds circling above the platform are an extra layer of security. I’m trapped. Is death the only way out of this? The only way to save Beth? I don’t want to die. But unlike Beth, an early death was written in my cards long ago. She could live to eighty or even a hundred. I’ll be lucky to make it to twenty. As much as I want to enjoy every moment of every day until my time naturally runs out, her life is worth more than mine. I swore to protect it. One thing is certain. If I live, she dies.
I take in the bird’s-eye view of the Garden. The view of one world from the sky of another. The Creepers flap their massive wings, circling nearer, my hair whipping across my face from the draft.
“It’s a long way down, Synthia.”
“That’s one thing we agree on.” I shrug into my backpack and face him. “Another thing we agree on is that some things are worse than death. Like losing a loved one.”
“A loved one someone takes from you,” He says, with malice.
“I am sorry about that. But you’re not going to kill Beth for revenge.”
“Oh? Why is that?”
“Because you can’t make me witness something if I’m dead.” With that, I whirl around and hop onto the railing, teetering forward, gasping with panicked second thoughts.
“No!” He screams.
Defiantly, I heave myself off the railing.

Purchase Links
Book 1

Book 2

About the Author
When Michael was growing up, his passions were reading, watching movies, enjoying nature and creative writing. Not much has changed since then. 

Working in Online Marketing for over ten years, Michael felt it was time to pursue his passion as a career and wrote the first book in The Garden of Syn trilogy.Getting up every morning and sitting down to create new characters and bring new worlds to life is the most fulfilling job he’s have ever had. He is currently writing the second book in The Garden of Syn series and, beyond the trilogy, has many ideas plotted out that he looks forward to sharing with the world!

Michael was born in Vancouver, BC Canada where he continues to reside.

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