17 Apr 2016

SST: UNICORN TRACKS by Julia Ember || Guest Post + #GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to my Sunday Street Team post, as hosted by Nori of ReadWriteLove28, for UNICORN TRACKS by Julia Ember! Today I have a super awesome Guest Post for you about a Day in the Life at White Smoke Safari Lodge, full of insights and pictures! As well, there is a giveaway at the bottom, so keep scrolling for the goodies! But first let's learn more about the book...


Author: Julia Ember
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Publication Date: April 21, 2016

After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.
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Welcome, Friends.      

I am Tumelo Nzeogwu, owner and founder of the White Smoke Safari Lodge.  Here, we have a simple moto: Dangerous Days and Decadent Nights. We believe every day you spend in Nazwimbe should be an adventure, filled with (controlled) risks and exciting encounters. But in the evenings, you should have a luxurious place to relax and feel at home.

We employ the best guides in the country and close encounters with griffins, chimeras and unicorns are almost guaranteed.

For as long as you are staying with us, our home is your home. Let me show you around?

Tumelo Nzeogwu

    We work hard here at White Smoke to make sure your accommodation reflects the very best Nazwimbe has to offer. During your stay, your spacious hut will be furnished with items made locally. 

    Your room will be cleaned daily to the highest standard and we invite you to sample our local cuisine. 

    White Smoke adheres to a very strict no hunting policy. In Nazwimbe, our animals are very important to us and we believe in respecting them, and our land. We are sorry, but we cannot cater for game hunters at this time. You can expect to see a huge variety of creatures here in Nazwimbe – ranging from the beautiful zebra to the great mpacasa herds.

    Each day after a sumptuous breakfast, your guide will collect you from your hut after dawn. Nazwimbe farmers produce some of the world’s best coffee and we will bring some to you at your hut to enjoy. While the sun is still rising, the guide will help you select a suitable horse from our stables. We are fully equipped with all equipment you will need. While we do have side-saddles for ladies, we recommend visiting ladies embrace our local tradition and ride astride for comfort and mobility. Each horse will also be kitted with a pack of food, water and a sketchbook for your enjoyment.*

    Once on the trails, your guide will lead you on a harrowing adventure! As we employ only the best guides, you should rest assured that you are in good hands. Your guide is skilled at finding game, helping you to find safe vantage points and if necessary, in the use of rifle.

    Due to our guides skills, we are able to offer special tours for researchers and scientists hoping to get a look at a particular species.

*Regretfully, due to the nature of our excursions and the proximity to the wild creatures, we cannot accommodate beginner riders at this time. We are not responsible for persons who may incur injuries due to overstating riding ability.

After a long day’s ride, you will undoubtedly wish to relax in comfort. We will have an evening meal prepared for you on your return as well as a steaming bath, filled with the purest of river waters. Many of our guests from Franklin and further afield, have commented that Nazwimbe water is the freshest on the planet.

We offer a variety of evening entertainment such as local performers, dances and card games. We would be honoured to teach you some of our traditional games, though be prepared, many involve betting and our guides will not shy away from beating you!

Originally from Chicago, Julia Ember now resides in Sunny Scotland where she learned to enjoy both haggis and black pudding. She spends her days working as a professional Book Nerd for a large book wholesaler, and her nights writing YA Romantic Fantasy novels.  She also spends an inordinate amount of time managing her growing city-based menagerie of pets with Harry Potter themed names.

A world traveller since childhood, Julia has now visited over 60 countries. Her travels inspire the fictional worlds she writes about and she populates those worlds with magic and monsters.

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