Review: A Reaper Made-Liz Long

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cooltext1889161239 copyGrace had finally gotten used to her new afterlife as a “Made” – a Reaper who used to be human.

When Made Reapers and souls begin disappearing, however, Grace and her mentor Tully suspect demons. Grace’s worst fears are confirmed when her living family is threatened.

She’ll have to break every rule in the Reaper book to save them, including using a little magic to become temporarily human. With the help of Tully and her witchy friend Tessa, Grace goes undercover to save the fates of kidnapped souls – only to discover that demons aren’t working alone.

Betrayal and distrust runs deep and Grace discovers that sometimes even Reapers are prone to humanity.

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***I received this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review and in participation in this tour.

PROS:

  • Grace is opinionated, a little bit of a rebel, and basks in her lost humanity. She’s passionate, kind, and has a loving heart that pushes her towards recklessness. Despite warning and risks, Grace puts everything on the line, consequences to the wind, she’s incredibly brave. Grace cracks jokes and tries to lighten things up, she’s sweet and her emotions reel you in. Moments with Matt are adorable and heart-breaking, you’ll ache for her loss.
  • Secondary characters are unique, if a bit in and out of the story. Rhys is a hilarious flirt and one of the most memorable characters. He teases and pops in sporadically, you never know what he’s going to say.
  • The mystery of the missing Reapers is complex and puzzling, as more clues are added to the mix more confusion arises. Scrambling to put the pieces together before it’s too late, the need to solve the riddle is mildly addictive.

CONS:

  • There wasn’t substantial character development before the chaos happened, so that many characters felt disconnected and getting a genuine feel on their relationships was hard. Everything felt muted, the intensity of the emotion and danger wasn’t as strong as it could have been had their been more down time and build up.
  • Some plot points didn’t make sense. After a dire situation that was borderline life and death, while the event itself was action-packed and full of adrenaline, it cut off abruptly and there was not follow up tension. I expected the characters to be freaking out and concerned for their safety but they researched and wandered around. It didn’t add up and chopped up the tone of the story.
  • A major action scene wavered between intense and extremely slow. The lengthy explanations for the situation took away the fear and sense of urgency. Other explanations for things were brief, almost summarized and then never mentioned again, like Alistair’s relationship with one of the other characters. That was a shocking reveal and then never spoken of again. 

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Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines) in Roanoke, VA. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in.” Her second book Witch Hearts, is a story about a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. Her newest title, A Reaper Made,

is a fantasy about a Reaper who must work a little magic to save her family’s souls from demons. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. To learn more about Liz, visit her website.
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ARC Review: The Witch Hunter-Virginia Boecker

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Release Date: June 2, 2015

cooltext1889161239 copyThe magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn’t what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth’s witch hunting past–if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she’s thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

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***I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley & Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

You know that magical, exhilarating feeling when you find a book that you’ve been searching for, that giddy happiness that finally, FINALLY, someone answered your bookish prayers? The Witch Hunter was that book for me. Full of quirky characters, passion, magic, and twists that have you speeding through pages, The Witch Hunter is a must read. 

PROS:

  • The story from the very first page is gripping and borderline addictive, you want to know more and as the twists, turns, and danger mounts, the nail-biting certainty of an unhappy ending swells. Nothing is predictable, each turn is a surprise and I genuinely feared for Elizabeth. In a couple of pages, I was so invested in Elizabeth that anything that happened to her felt like a personal attack. 
  • The combination of what reads like historical fiction, Arthurian legend, and good old-fashioned fantasy takes you to another world. The witch burnings, the torture methods, everything is graphic and boldly written. Every ounce of carnage and pain is there full-frontal and piercing. I got lost in this world of magical creatures, BA hunters, and sadistic politicians. You’ll never feel comfortable trusting the majority of the characters because everything is uncertain and things can go from bad to worse with little notice. This is the kind of story that keeps you on your toes. 
  • Elizabeth is a relatable heroine. She never claims to be invincible. She has real fears that are heartbreaking and potent. She’s terrified of ending up alone and after the trauma of her childhood it’s like a punch straight to the heart. Elizabeth is a fiery little thing when she’s riled up. She’s bold, courageous and believes what she does is righteous. Sometimes she’s puzzled and conflicted, she struggles to sort through her feelings and her guilt is intense. Crafty, determined, and wily, Elizabeth is the kind of heroine I can get behind.
  • Secondary characters are charming, hilarious, and just as loveable as Elizabeth. Fifer is saucy, honest, the kind of blunt that is like a slap in the face but comical at the same time. Fifer’s love interest is complex, her short-fuse makes for constant entertainment and more than anything, her heart will win you over. Schuyler is a flirty, playful revenant. He’s witty, sexy, and dangerous, everything you’d want in a paranormal sidekick. George is a drunken fool but insanely lovable. John. Holy hotness. Calculating, practical, intense, not only is he gorgeous but his compassion makes him 10x more attractive.
  • John and Elizabeth are adorable. They’re shy and uncertain. It’s uplifting and wonderful watching their relationship grow. 
  • Blackwell is a wicked mastermind. The sheer level of plotting and evil plans is intricate and it’s hard to guess the endgame.
  • I loved the inclusion of several paranormal creatures, folk beliefs, herb uses, and reference to the Green Knight.

CONS:

  • Elizabeth’s attraction to Caleb was more telling than showing. The emotional build up wasn’t there. While Caleb and Elizabeth do have a past and those memories are revisited throughout the story, the chemistry is absent, despite what Elizabeth maintains. The final moments with Caleb were a bit of a letdown. I expected more emotion, more tears. 

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Book Blitz: Bound by Prophecy-Stormy Smith

Title Announcement: Bound Series Book 3 by Stormy Smith

Today, Stormy Smith released the name of the third book in her highly anticipated Bound series and we’ve got the scoop!

Introducing….

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If you haven’t picked up Bound by Duty or Bound by Spells, you’re going to want to jump on those now!

Nominated for Best Book hangover in the UtopYA 2015 awards!
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cooltext1889161239 copyAmelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she’s an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she’s betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn’t even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?

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cooltext1889161239 copyAidan Montgomery hadn’t been prepared for Amelia Bradbury to walk in and then out of his life. He also hadn’t expected to find the powerful magic hidden deep within him for the last nineteen years, but he’s embracing it — finding more control and more answers every day. Now, with the help of Amelia’s best friend, Bethany, Aidan is on a quest to understand his destiny and find Amelia.

Amelia decided to stand by her duty, which meant walking away from her first chance at love. Trapped in Cresthaven at the Queen’s mercy, she spends her days with Micah — an ally she still holds at arm’s length — struggling to manage her heartbreak while keeping her mind focused on the task at hand. As she continues to unlock the secrets of the Keeper power, Queen Julia’s true motives reveal themselves, forcing Amelia to decide, yet again, how much she’s willing to sacrifice.

Will Aidan get to Amelia before it’s too late, or will the very power that sustains them keep them apart?

Bound by Spells released March 19, 2015 and has been consistently praised for the dual point of view storytelling, as being better than Bound by Duty, and a book no one can put down! In lieu of potential spoilers in the description, take a look at what fans and bloggers are saying:

Serena Chase, from USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog said, “Featuring a cast of mages and shapeshifters with unique magical abilities, one destiny-shaping prophecy, a genocidal megalomaniac, and a budding, heated romance (or two!), this book is paranormal gold! Read the first book in the series first, of course, but once you finish this one you’re sure to be salivating for the next release in this not-to-be-missed romantic paranormal series.”

Megsandherbooks said, “I absolutely could not put this down…the lies, the deception, and the never ending struggle to find the truth had me on the edge of my seat eagerly flipping (er… tapping) to get to the next page…If you are a lover of unique stories filled with magic, shifters, action, suspense, friendship, and delusional power hungry villains you MUST one-click this baby!!!”

Fan Jolene Buchheit said, “There were moments when I had chills and moments where my heart was racing. When I turned the last page I was angry, because I can’t wait for book 3!”

 

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Stormy Smith is the author of the Amazon best seller, Bound by Duty, and Bound by Spells. She calls Iowa’s capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form. Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn’t be stopped. When she isn’t working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy’s favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.

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ARC Review & Interview: Awoken-Sarah Noffke

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“My dark secret is I’ve always wished I was Gatsby. As heartbroken as he was and as horrible a fate as he endured, I admired that he loved. It’s a difficult thing to do.”

cooltext1790897456 copyAround the world humans are hallucinating after sleepless nights.

In a sterile, underground institute the forecasters keep reporting the same events.

And in the backwoods of Texas, a sixteen-year-old girl is about to be caught up in a fierce, ethereal battle.

Meet Roya Stark. She drowns every night in her dreams, spends her hours reading classic literature to avoid her family’s ridicule, and is prone to premonitions—which are becoming more frequent. And now her dreams are filled with strangers offering to reveal what she has always wanted to know: Who is she? That’s the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. But will Roya live to regret learning the truth?

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  1. In Awoken, the world suffers from vivid dreams (or should I say nightmares) and hallucinations. This sounds like the makings of a dystopia but Awoken is something a little different. What inspired this story?

I’ve always been fascinated by dreams and sleep. Not just sleeping, but dreaming, is vital to our survival. If we don’t dream then the human brain deteriorates. REM sleep deprivation in rats has shown to cause a loss of survival behaviors, decrease of pain threshold and depression. In humans sleep deprivation causes hallucinations because it is so crucial to brain function. All this kept me thinking about the power stored in dreams and dreaming abilities. I spun these ideas around in my head until I concocted a villain (Zhuang) who stole human’s abilities to achieve REM rendering them hallucinating zombies. And maybe also I was inspired by my own sleep deprivation at the time. My daughter was six months old and not sleeping through the night. I’m fairly certain I shouldn’t have been operating a motor vehicle.

  1. Do you believe in premonitions?

Absolutely. In my own life I’ve experienced them many times. Some instances were powerful like when I knew my brother was going to die or I was going to have a car accident. Other times have been mundane and most akin to a déjà vu moment. And I’ve also heard countless reports from others who have had similar experiences. I’m not sure why we have premonitions. Maybe some people have a gift and maybe some are just attuned at the moment. Whatever the reason I find them fascinating.

  1. Is a phenomenon like mass hallucinations /nightmares possible, in your opinion? That’s a terrifying thought.

That is a terrifying thought. And I’m not sure why mass nightmares couldn’t happen. We are all connected. Not only that but nightmares are usually caused by real fears. Since we tend to spread our fears like germs among our society the idea of it happening on a mass scale seems very real to me. Media exacerbates this reality. We are very susceptible to subliminal input from our visual and auditory sources. Now hallucinations are a little different in my opinion. Something would have to happen to cause that: a drug, chemical in the air, electrical current or ancient villain with REM syphoning abilities.

  1. Roya feels like an outsider in her own family and kind of keeps to herself. What challenges did you have in crafting Roya’s character? What was your process?

That’s a great question. One challenge I had with crafting her character was developing the underlining trauma that being an outcast caused her. She can be emotionally numb, but none of us are robots. At some level we are all affected by rejection or a sense of not belonging. I wanted Roya to be strong, but not fully detached. Furthermore, I wanted Roya to be different from most heroines: small, unassuming, introverted, reluctant, and pessimistic. I love heroines who are strong and brave and stand right up to a challenge. But let’s face reality, most of us can’t relate to that. If a madman challenged me to a fight I’d totally kick some dust in his face and run the other way. I wanted Roya to be more like the average person. I wanted her to be someone who had to go through an evolution to face her greatest challenges. And more than anything I wanted her to be someone people could relate to.

  1. The Lucidites are evolutionary. How would you classify the series? Science fiction, fantasy, romance?

The Lucidites are an extremely evolved society with a higher emotional intelligence than most, not to mention they are all gifted with different powers. To me the series has components that make it science fiction, fantasy and especially later on romance. The time travel and technology give it the science fiction feel, the ancient villain and paranormal abilities contribute to the fantasy aspect, and the love triangle makes it romantic. There’s bound to be something to satisfy different tastes for different readers.

  1. Roya travels in her dreams. What made you pick the locations she visited?

Some of the locations were places I’ve visited like Buckingham Palace, Redwood Forest and Dealey Plaza. This gave me the details I needed to make these scenes real. However, there were many locations I used which I’ve never visited. Luckily the internet and other people’s accounts helped with this. Some of these locations were chosen because I really want to see these places with my own eyes like, Sydney Opera House for instance. And some of the locations were chosen because they were perfect for the scene: Red Square and Graceland.

  1. What are some things that you want readers to know about Awoken or the series as a whole?

One thing I keep hearing from readers who have finished the series is that the story is unique and unpredictable. I’m honored to hear these things. Honestly, the story surprised me when I was writing it. Common phrases that came out of my mouth while writing the series were: “He said what?”, “I didn’t see that coming!” and “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

I felt like The Lucidites invaded my brain, told me their story and then left when it was complete. There are semblances in this series that relate to my own life, but there’s a lot of stuff that I have no idea where it came from. I love that and I do agree with readers that it’s unique.

  1. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Every writer has advice on this topic and it’s all worthy. It’s advice from other writers that’s made me who I am. With that being said, I don’t want to repeat what most say, but I’m going to anyway. My promise is that I’ll try to say something new too.

So most will tell an aspiring writer (and they’re correct) to read as much as possible, write every day, and read books on how to write.

Alright, now here’s my something new that I give to only you: Become intimately acquainted with the writer inside you. This is not a person the world outside will know. This is the part inside you that only you know, that tells stories inside your head, and imagines fantastic things when the normal day-to-day is going on around you. You’re the only one who knows this person and the only one who can interpret their stories. Make a habit of closing your eyes once a day and meditating with this person. In time you will be so connected to them that their words will flow from you effortlessly. Most writers I know will agree that their books do not come from them, but rather through them. This happens when you open up this channel.

And if that sounds too metaphysical for you, well then just check out Stephen King’s autobiography, On Writing. He’s a genius.

  1. Awoken illustrates that there are all sorts of evils in the world but also the potential to find magic and beauty in the universe. What do you think we could learn from Roya’s journey?

Another fantastic question. Roya isn’t who she appears, even to herself. Her journey is all about opening herself up so she can experience a richer, happier life. Much of this comes from exploring her potential. Maybe Roya’s journey will encourage readers to seek out the talents in themselves and use them. And also, throughout the series many of the characters have their own unique journeys separate from Roya’s. I’m hoping that readers find inspiration from those stories as well, but I can’t elaborate on those without giving major spoilers, which isn’t going to happen.

 

I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the books and my writing process. It’s hard to express how amazing it is to be able to finally share my books. I wrote alone for so many years and went through many periods of doubt. I had someone tell me the other day, “I bet you’re getting tired of hearing feedback on your books.” Are you insane?! For the rest of my life I won’t get tired of it. I created this story for the world to read and I’m pretty darn interested in knowing what they think about it.

Thanks Jordan for the review, fantastic questions and all the support you give to the indie author community.

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***I received this as a gift in exchange for an honest review via the author.

PROS:

  • The concept of this story is as fascinating and it is terrifying. The idea that a mass psychosis that literally severs people from their ability to hit a REM state is something that can inspire nightmares. The human mind is our most powerful and innovative asset and when that is savagely ripped from our control and abused for a terrorist style attack on the world, it’s ingenious but a stark, cold, prospect. 
  • The Lucidite Institute is very X-Men meets Hogwarts. A competition for challenger, methods to harness mental powers, and hone in on physical prowess. The techniques and classroom assignments are thought-provoking, whimsical and kind of badass. They mesh martial arts with telekinesis and mind-reading. The sheer variety of mental talents is exhilarating to watch. How they can be used together to bring together a team of outcasts is pretty inspirational and creates an air of hope, that we have magic within ourselves if we’d just let it blossom.
  • George is a marvelous present wrapped in cheap, tattered newspaper. He’s a hidden gem. On the outside, he’s enraged, cold, and avoids Roya like the plague but when the mysteries unravel, he’s a sweetheart. There’s so much bravery and resilience packed into his character, I found myself wishing for more of his unique brand of antagonizing quips and honesty. 
  • Aiden and Roya have amazing chemistry. It’s comprised of lingering gazes, soft touches, and agonizing of over another. Aiden is a brilliant, scatterbrained scientist who gets lost in his work and when he does, he’s semi-robotic. It’s difficult to get a read off of him but his playful banter and wit draw Roya in like a magnetic along with the reader. 
  • This is a love triangle that I can get behind. It’s a real decision. So often love triangles turned into squares or octagons and it just cheapens the protagonist. Roya’s choice is painful. Both of her love interests give her something that makes her better and grow into a fierce warrior. Yes, she still has doubts but her wingmen give her the courage to be bold. There’s no bad boy, that makes all the difference. 
  • The Lucidite world is elaborate, full of advanced technology, government secrets, and experiments. There’s a sense of foreboding and corruption, like we’re missing something that will lead to a horrendous truth.
  • A twist of epic proportions.
  • Roya grows on you. At first (see cons) she’s up in the air. It’s uncertain whether or not she’ll find a place in your heart but once you get to the root of her trauma, it’s hard not to be sympathetic. Roya is unsure of herself, she sees herself as weak and nothing special, as someone to be walked on so she builds walls and sets up defenses in the form of bad attitude and insults. Roya’s struggle is unexpected in terms of a protagonist. We’re used to the shy, nerdy girl who has a small group of friends and gets harassed but Roya has no one. There’s not squad of cheerleaders or BFF to calm her, she’s lost in her solitude. Roya is a challenge, you have to dive into her psyche to piece her true personality together.

CONS:

  • Roya’s harsh past is suggested but there’s not really any substantial evidence other than her feelings. Her resentment and hurt, the treatment that made her push people away and hide within herself were neglected. I would have like to have seen (an horrible as it sounds) some scenes of her with her family and how poorly they treated her just to understand where she’s coming from. For a large chunk of the book, Roya is off-putting and sort of unlikable. She’s rude, disrespectful and even her internal dialogue is a conflicted mass of hatred and fear of interacting with others. Her defense mechanism is not pretty and I had a hard time connecting with her on a deep level. 
  • There were several scenes I found myself searching for that never happened. Zhuang. I had so many questions about him that were left unresolved and about his impact. It’s one thing to say that he invades consciences and cuts off REM sleep until human bodies fail and it’s another to actually see it and get those emotions and full-scale horror. There was a disconnect that almost made Zhuang’s larger effects feel like a nightmare and less like reality.
  • Secondary characters-some were vibrant slices of life that woke Roya’s confidence and self-worth and others were some of the most intriguing and written off. They were shadows lurking in the background, every so often you’d get a glimpse of their secret lives and then back into the dark. Ren, toxic, sarcastic, and blunt, Ren was one of my favorite characters. He’s an enigma, made of depth and secrets buried beneath his mean exterior and there was a scene where it seemed that this other side of Ren would be revealed but in lieu of the impending attack, fizzled out. Give me Ren. Give me Shuman. For characters that have a huge impact of Roya’s perception of herself and with the most detailed personalities, there were more questions than answers. Additionally, Whitney, Samara, even Goat Girl were similarly left out so that an emotional connection or even an opinion about them couldn’t really be formed. 

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Sarah Noffke is the author of The Lucidite Series. She’s been everything from a corporate manager to a hippie. Her taste for adventure has taken her all over the world. If you can’t find her at the gym, then she’s probably at the frozen yogurt shop. If you can’t find her there then she probably doesn’t want to be found. She is a self-proclaimed hermit, with spontaneous urges to socialize during full moons and when Mercury is in retrograde. Sarah lives in Southern California with her family.

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Release Day Blitz: Chosen-Kristen Day

Chosen (Daughters of the Sea #3) by Kristen Day

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cooltext1690355244 copyThe essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.

After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.

Haven’t started the Daughters of the Sea series yet? Start it off with Forsaken!

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Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her

Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

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I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

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Release Day Blitz: Awaken-Kristen Day

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cooltext1712921505 copyThe sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.

Haven’t started the Daughters of the Sea series yet? Start it off with Forsaken!

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Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her

Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

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I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

Happy reading, 

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Cover Reveal: Eventide-Kristen Day

The next thrilling installment of the Daughters of the Sea.

This novella will be available November 4th 

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The age-old balance of light and dark will always find a way to be restored. At times it comes in the form of non-discriminate karma or the heavy hand of divine will. At other times that balance comes in the form of a single, teenage girl.

 

My name is Fallon. I am different. I am special. My essence moves in a cadence unknown to the other Auras at the House of Eventide. It was born of the intricate dance of the moon’s opposing forces; retract and advance, embrace and release. The brazen energy of the sun preys at the edges of my being; fraying its delicate balance and scorching my heart into submission. Only under the calming cover of night, can my essence shine freely.

 

My true identity must be kept secret at all costs. My very existence is a threat to the Aura Order I pretend to be a part of. Should my web of lies unravel, they would stop at nothing to destroy me.   I am the sole descendant of the light moon goddess, Luna. I have been Chosen. This is my story.

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Website / Facebook / Twitter

I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.

Happy reading, 

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