Melissa Douthit, Author of The Firelight of Maalda is on Tour in February

Publisher:Couronne Press
February, 2012
Format: eBook
Series:The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia #2

Description of The Firelight of Maalda:

Chalice and her group leave Barenthren to travel to Portalis.  There she and her friends discover the beautiful city, its people, its history, and its secret that has been kept hidden for thousands of years.  During their stay, they learn that Dar’Maalda has the firestone and that he plans to use it.

What is the firestone and what does Dar’Maalda plan to do with it?  What are the Naezzi?  What does the title, The Firelight of Maalda, really mean?  And … what is the secret of Portalis, the secret that has been guarded so jealously for so long – so jealously, that many have given their lives to protect it?

In The Firelight of Maalda, the second novel of the trilogy, The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia, you find out.  It is a tale of intrigue and wonder where two opposite worlds collide in an explosive journey that leads Chalice and her friends to the dark islands lurking just beyond the horizon of Ielieria, where the Firelight of Maalda sits … and waits.

Praise for Raie’Chaelia:

“The Raie’Chaelia (pronounced rye-kale-ya) is an original fantasy adventure story that provides the reader with a gripping tale, a wonderful and unique setting, and interesting, not to mention engaging characters.  The Raie’Chaelia is a book to be read by fantasy enthusiasts. It’s an enjoyable journey.”– Irena, This Miss Loves To Read

“The Raie’Chaelia has a brilliant storyline.  I tried to savor each and every word that came off the page.  The characters were so easy to love. Chalice quickly earned my respect, with her amazing skill to swiftly take down enemies. My eyes didn’t even close to blink. Excuse me as I let them rest for a moment.”-Suzanne, Cup of Tea Reviews

“Melissa Douthit reveals all in her debut tale of one special girl in an amazing new world in, The Raie’Chaelia!   The characters are all full of life, and you can’t help but smile along with their crazy antics.   The characters each had a lot of heart, and so many of them I would love to meet. Full of adventure, deceit, and strange lands, this book has something for everyone.”-Tessa, From the Book Shelf of T.B.

“Douthit’s love of words is apparent and her use of language highly inventive. She has a firm grip on believable dialogue.”-Kirkus Reviews

“Lively, fast-paced and satisfyingly complex! Can’t wait for the second in the trilogy!”– Diane Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“What a great story! I really enjoyed reading this adventure. It definitely kept me on my toes.”– Annell Schmerfeld, Dragonflowers and Books

About Melissa Douhit:

Melissa Douthit grew up in North County of San Diego, California. After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Southern California, and working for a summer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, she moved to the Bay Area to work at NASA Ames Research Center for a year and then at Lawrence Livermore National Lab for another four years.

From there, she moved to Monterey, California, to work at the Naval Postgraduate School on a government project for two years. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, working with the Army Corps of Engineers on another government project. Since high school, she has been a voracious reader of books of all genres, with an emphasis in fantasy and science fiction. Her literary work is strongly influenced by her professional experience and includes many elements of her scientific background. You can find out more about Melissa on her website:

Tour Dates:

Butterfly-O-Meter Jan 27 Review                                           
Butterfly-O-Meter  Jan. 28 Guest Post
Butterfly-O-Meter Jan 27-31 Giveaway Hop
Joy Story Jan. 31 Review and Giveaway
Life Long Learning Jan. 31 Review
Hywela Lyn Feb. 1 Review
Hywela Lyn Feb. 2 Interview and Giveaway
Peeking Between the Pages Feb 3 Review and Giveaway
Everything to Do With Books Feb 9 Review                          
Reader Girls Feb 9 Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway
Life Long Learning Feb. 10 Guest Post                                                       
Darlene’s Book Nook Feb. 10 Guest Post and Giveaway
Jagged Edge Reviews Feb. 13 Review
Jagged Edge Reviews Feb. 14 Guest Post                                     
Books Ahoy Feb 14 Review and Giveaway
WinterHaven Books Feb. 15 Review                                       
Confessions of a Readaholic Feb 17 Review                         
The Wormhole Feb. 20 Review and Giveaway                        
Book Nook Club Feb. 20 Review                                           
The Book Faery Reviews Feb 22nd Interview and Giveaway
My Book Boyfriend Feb. 23 Review and Interview                                        
To Read, Perchance to DreamFeb 28th Guest Post and Giveaway
Earth’s BookNook Feb. 29 Guest Post and Giveaway