Blog Tour: “Fruit of Misfortune” by Nely Cab (Book excerpt)

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Hello! I’m really glad that you’re here! Since ‘Creatura’ is one of my favorite series, I’m really excited to share an excerpt today with you. You can asl read my review for ‘Fruit of Misfortune’ here.

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TITLE: Fruit of Misfortune

RELEASE: May 1, 2014

AUTHOR: Nely Cab

GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

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Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis’ biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abrupt stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David’s best friend, arrives in Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.

The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.

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Excerpt:

I opened my mouth to deny it, but closed it just as fast, knowing there was no sense in arguing. Nyx could sense these things. I lowered my head, my cheeks on fire from embarrassment. She knew that she was right, and so did I.

“I’m not judging or reproaching you, Isis.” Nyx’s porcelain face rested on her fist.

“I haven’t admitted to anything.”

Her lips lifted at the corners with a confidence I had come to relate with deities. “Nor have you denied it.”

That was the end of my defense. A crow cawed, hiding some-
where in the tree branches—mocking me, no less. I traced the white, scrolled, metal arm on the patio chair, busying my hand to keep from biting what was left of my nails.

“Does it make you uncomfortable that I know this much?”

“It has since I met you.”

 “Oh.” Nyx looked surprised. “I’m sorry you feel that way. I don’t know the limit on how intimate mother and daughter-in-law talks should be.”

Daughter-in-law? That word was too awkward to use in this conversation. I felt like an ant under a magnifying glass, churning under the intensity of the rays of commitment.

“I won’t dwell on it anymore, and you can rest assured that I won’t tell.”

“What are you two gossiping about?” A voice came from behind me.

David’s hand landed on my shoulder and I tensed. His lips touched the side of my forehead for a moment.

“Girl talk,” Nyx said. “You should know better than to ask.”

About the author:

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Nely Cab has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. She worked in banking for several years, before she relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2001, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely can be found lost in other fantasy worlds in front of her computer, sipping coffee.

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Blog Tour: “Prelude” by Nely Cab (Author interview)

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Hello, guys! Welcome to my blog! Today I am hosting Nely Cab and her new book, “Prelude”, on my blog. We’ve prepared an interesting interview for you. Hope you like it! 🙂

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Author: Nely Cab

Release Date: 2/3/14

Synopsis:

Prelude – Creatura 0.5

It’s not easy creating life, but that’s what Deus was meant to do. And as amazing as his new creations may be, Deus finds that there’s nothing wonderful about being the only person in existence. Using his power, he molds a companion to keep him company; only, something goes awry and Starr soon proves to be as wild as the animals he’s crafted.

What do you do when the only other person in the universe hates you? You fall in love, of course…because that’s how forever begins.

Buy link:  http://smarturl.it/prelude

About the author:

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Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Cab worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.

Website:                     www.nelycab.com

FB Book Page:            www.facebook.com/Creatura.by.NelyCab

FB Author Page:        www.facebook.com/NelyCab

Twitter:                      www.twitter.com/nelycab

Goodreads:                 www.goodreads.com/nelycab

Blog:                            www.nelycab.blogspot.com

Google+:                     https://plus.google.com/115804598442656662617/posts

Goodreads:                 www.goodreads.com/nelycab

Amazon  Author Page:

http://www.amazon.com/Nely-Cab/e/B0056QMZKQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1369523349&sr=8-1

Author interview:

Hi, Nely! So basically this is kind of a flash interview. You can’t answer me with more than 30 words. Now call me evil! 😛

1. Describe yourself in 5 words.

Obsessive, crafty, imaginary, sympathetic, coffeeaholic

2. Best memory from your childhood.

Playing with my cousin and making him pretend to be my dog.

3. Favorite animal.

Lion

4. Favorite music/band/singer.

Too many, but Green Day, Guns ’n Roses, and The Beatles are high up there.

5. Favorite book.

Book? As in singular?  I have too many. The Goddess Test Series, Twilight, The Hunger Games, Warm Bodies, The Immortal Game, Rockin’ the Heart… etc.

6. Favorite blogger or blog.

This question is so unfair. I love all of them.

7. Craziest thing you’ve ever done.

I wrote a letter to The Queen and she answered.

8. Favorite food.

All of it. Why are you making me choose favorites? You’re like a Nazi!

9. Favorite drink.

Coffee

10. Now, let me be a little  evil. Choose between Creatura and Prelude.

I will not! I choose both.

11. If Creatura will get a movie deal, who would you like to play David and Isis?

OOoooohh…ok, let’s see… India Eisley would be a perfect Isis. Chace Crawford would make a good David.

12. Chocolate or ice cream?

Both

13. Favorite perfume.

Chanel No 5, Muse by Estee Lauder, Prada, Mariela Burani and the rest that are on my dresser.

14. Happiest moment of your life.

The day I held my son for the first time.

15. Perfume or make up? 😛

I can’t live without either. Pass…

Bonus question: Do you admit that you’re a weirdo?

I do hereby admit it, and I’m happy to do so because that’s what makes me Nely Cab.

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‘Creatura’ Blog Tour: Book excerpt

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Title: Creatura

Author: Nely Cab

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

About the author:

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Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled “Creatura”.

Last year, the rights to “Creatura” were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it has just recently been released.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Nely is working on the second installment in her debut series “Creatura”.

LINKS

Website:                     www.nelycab.com

FB Book Page:            www.facebook.com/Creatura.by.NelyCab

FB Author Page:        www.facebook.com/NelyCab

Twitter:                      www.twitter.com/nelycab

Goodreads:                 www.goodreads.com/nelycab

Blog:                            www.nelycab.blogspot.com

Google+:                     https://plus.google.com/115804598442656662617/posts

Amazon Page:

http://www.amazon.com/NelyCab/e/B0056QMZKQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1369523349&sr=8-1

Excerpt:

At the entrance to the school, I found David sitting on a red brick bench, waiting for me.
“Morning,” I said, looking away for a second as I wiped the girlish grin from my face. I was remembering last night’s kiss.
“Good morning.”
He opened the glass doors for me, then took my hand and asked me to follow him to a semi-empty area across from the glass doors and windows. He gave me a gentle push and my back touched the wall. He leaned close and placed his finger on my lips. His touch sent tiny electrical shocks through every fiber of my body.
“I crave your lips. Give me but one taste and I’ll ask no more.”
I shook my head turned away, but he turned it back so that I was looking straight into his eyes.
“Why do you insist on this?” I asked.
“Why else would I crave your lips if I didn’t already know the sweet nectar that they possess?”
“No,” I said, shutting my eyes to keep from starring into his mesmerizing blue gaze. “It’s forbidden.”
“It’s as forbidden as the illicit fruit of Hades, but even he has eaten from it.”

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La inceputul saptamanii asteia imi planuisem sa citesc toate cartile pe care le am pentru blog tour-uri. Binenteles, ca planul meu nu a iesit cum am vrut eu. Vineri am avut un concert in cadrul Zilei Europene a Muzicii si, dupa cum cred ca va imaginati, a trebuit sa studiez. Concertul a iesit foarte bine, publicului i-a placut, iar eu m-am simtit bine.

Probabil ca daca citeam o alta carte prima data, reuseam sa imi ating telul. Dar cum a trebuit sa citesc ‘Chameleon’ prima data, o carte cam lunguta, nu am putut sa citesc toate cele 4 sau 5 carti.

Sa va vorbesc un pic despre ‘Chameleon’.  Cred ca asta e unul dintre cel mai complex fantasy pe care l-am citit in ultima vreme. Cei drept, au fost momente cand imi venea sa strang de gat unele personaje, sau cand imi venea sa las cartea deoparte, dar imediat dupa venea ceva care ma facea sa exclam ‘Da, imi place!’. Daca vreti sa aflati mai multe despre carte, urmariti recenzia mea pe 9 Iulie. 🙂

O alta carte pe care am citit-o saptamana asta, mai exact ieri, este ‘The End of Athens’, o carte foarte diferita de ce am citit eu pana acum. Are minusuri si plusuri, dar mi-a placut. Mai ales ca actiunea se intampla in viitor, in Grecia. A fost foarte interesant sa vad cum cineva isi imagineaza viitorul Greciei, desi nu foarte placut.

Recenzia va veni pe 11 Iulie, cred. Trebuie sa imi consult calendarul.:))

In dimineata asta, dupa ce m-am trezit, am pus imediat mana pe Kindle-ul meu ca sa incep o carte de care auzisem multe lucruri bune si de care eram foarte curioasa: ‘Today Only’ de D. Love. Si, dupa ce am citit 50% in doar 2 ore, pot spune ca imi place foarte mult cartea. Desi e foarte trista, e una dintre cartile care te face sa reflecti asupra vietii. Te face sa pretuiesti fiecare moment, fiecare secund si orice ti se intampla. Sper ca azi sa o termin ca sa va pot oferi o recenzie cat mai repede. Pana vin cu recenzia, va las coperta si descrierea. 🙂

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In life, there are times you are granted a miracle. It may not be the one you wanted exactly, but it will be the one you need. It will prepare you for the next step in your journey and help you learn to accept the life you are given, even if that life can be heartbreaking.

Acum astept sa imi spuneti…voi ce cititi?

Book Spotlight: ‘The Island’ by Jen Minkman

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Title:­The Island
By­ Jen Minkman
Expected Publication Date:­June 1, 2013
*Novella* (80 pages)
Genre­ YA Dystopian

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‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I
look.
Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on
the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.
If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier – the Wall.
Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.
I have never seen one.’
Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves
when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The
Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason – they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book
says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors.
But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never
be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?
Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

Links:

Goodreads­ http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17825118­the­island
Amazon Kindle­
http://www.amazon.com/The­Island­ebook/dp/B00D3GNJWY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=137028
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Amazon Paperback­
http://www.amazon.com/The­Island­Jen­Minkman/dp/1483959813/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF
8&qid=1370283182&sr=8­1
Barnes & Noble Paperback­
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the­island­jen­minkman/1115469783?ean=9781483959818
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmOfSXPMN98

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About the author:

Jen Minkman

Jen Minkman (1978) was born in Holland, in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn. When she was 19,
she moved between The Hague, Salzburg (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge (UK) to
complete her studies in intercultural communication. She is currently a teacher of English,
career counsellor and teenage coach at a secondary school in Voorburg, Holland. She tries to
read at least 100 books a year (and write a few, too!). She is a published author in her own
country, and translates her own books from Dutch into English for self­publication.
In her spare time, she plays the piano, the guitar and the violin. For every novel she writes, she
creates a soundtrack.
‘I have always been drawn to writing. My first book was a sci­fi novel at the age of eight, which I
painstakingly typed out on my dad’s typewriter and illustrated myself. Nowadays, I stick to poetry,
paranormal romance, chicklit and/or fantasy. In my home country, I am the first­ever published
writer of paranormal romance, and I will gradually make my books also available in English
(seeing I have to re­write and translate the books myself, this will take some time!).

Links:

Goodreads­ http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5808037.Jen_Minkman
Website­http://www.nwelsaturay.com/jenminkman/index.html
Twitter­ https://twitter.com/JenMinkman
Facebook­ https://www.facebook.com/JenMinkmanYAParanormal?fref=ts

Giveaway:

Author is giving away 3 ebook copies of ‘The Island’.

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‘Trinity’ Blog Your: Guest post

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Title: Trinity

Author: Clare Davidson

Genre: YA Fantasy

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‘Trinity’, released July 2012, is Clare Davidson’s debut novel. It is an epic fantasy, targeted at young adult readers, with strong crossover appeal into the adult market.

Kiana longs to walk through a forest and feel grass between her toes. But she is the living embodiment of a goddess and has enemies who wish to murder her. Her death will curse the whole of Gettryne. Locked away for protection, she dreams of freedom.

Her wish comes true in the worst possible way, when her home and defenders are destroyed.

Along with an inexperienced guard and a hunted outcast, Kiana flees the ravages of battle to search for a solution to the madness that has gripped Gettryne for a thousand years. Pursued by the vicious and unrelenting Wolves, their journey will take them far beyond their limits, to a secret that will shake the world.

About the author:

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Clare Davidson is a character driven fantasy writer, teacher and mother, from the UK. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter and a cranky grey cat, called Ash. Clare juggles family life with writing, teaching and a variety of fibre craft hobbies.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClareMDavidson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClareMDavidson

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6445758.Clare_Davidson

‘Trinity’ is available to buy from:

 

Paperback:

Amazon: http://amzn.com/1478222204

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1478222204

eBook:

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B008MYHASG

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008MYHASG

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/206771

Sony: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/clare-davidson/trinity/_/R-400000000000000766048

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/trinity/id549840902?mt=11

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trinity-clare-davidson/1112276175?ean=2940044730625

Guest post:

Try, try and try again

There’s a scene in Disney/Pixar’s film, Brave, where Queen Elinor (trapped in bear form) has to learn how to catch salmon in a river. This is a character who is the epitome of prim and proper, who lives her life by a set of strict rules and expectations about what a queen should be like. Funnily enough, she isn’t a natural at catching fish. But she tries and tries again and tries some more, until she finally succeeds. She doesn’t give up. Better still, she has fun along the way (and connects with her headstrong teenage daughter).

I could carry this blog post on by saying writers can learn from Elinor’s tenacity in Brave, but to be honest, it’s a lesson that applies to everyone. Whether you’re facing exams, taking your driving test, trying to create a work of art, or looking for work, the ability to not give up is a powerful one.

I know how tempting giving up can be. There’s comes a point, no matter what you’re doing, we’re it’s just too hard. You wonder if there’s any point in carrying on. And if you don’t, what’s the big deal anyway?

So what if you don’t learn how to drive? There will always be someone you can charm into giving you a lift.

So what if you fail an exam? You can always resist and you’ll do better next time.

The problem is, if you live your life excepting your small failures, they gradually escalate into big ones. And eventually you realise you’ve failed to fulfil your dreams. But hey, it’s no big deal. Right?

Wrong. It IS a big deal.

I wrote a novel, Anima, years ago, but something just wasn’t right. I allowed myself to fail and gave up on it. A few years later, I wrote Guardian. Different story and characters, but many of the same themes were there. Again, something wasn’t right. I almost gave up.

Then I gave myself a kick. I asked myself WHY I write. The answer? It’s my dream to have people read my stories and enjoy them. How was that dream going to come true, if I kept giving up?

I rewrote Guardian, from the ground up. The end result was Trinity. A book I loved enough to have the confidence to declare it done and send it out into the world. And the best bit? People have enjoyed reading it and more will enjoy reading it in the months and years to come. But Trinity almost didn’t exist.

So, next time you’re about to give up on something, ask yourself why you’re doing it in the first place and maybe that will give you the inspiration to carry on and do something amazing.

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Eh, ce saptaman! Mi-a fost rau, am avut o multime de invatat, am citit, am blog-uit, am studiat! Ce sa mai, busy week! Dar mi-am facut timp si de citit.

Ce am reusit sa citesc? Mai, “Alice’s Sacrifice” de Andrea DiGiglio. Am reusit si am terminat-o si am scris si recenzia pentru blog tour. Buna cartea, dar ma asteptam la mai mult. Veti citi mai mult pe 30 Aprilie (cand voi fi in vacanta!:))) ) cand vine randul meu la blog tour. Abia astept!

Eh, si azi noapte am stat si am citit “Crux” de Serban Andrei Mazilu. Ce carte! Superba!! Am postat recenzia mai devreme, daca vreti sa o cititi. Cert e ca recomand cartea, e un fantasy adevarat!

Iar acum… ma intorc la cartile pentru blog tour-uri. Citesc ‘Raksha’ de Frankie Rose. Cartea are un potential urias, dar imi aduce aminte de Divergent si The Hunger Games. Hm… sa vedem ce va fi!

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Voi cu ce carte va petreceti ultima zi din vacanta?

Review: “Exhale” by Jennifer Snyder

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Blurb:

Inhaling in life is easy. It’s the exhaling—the letting go— that’s the hard part.

Katie Elliot has always known the Conner twins. For years she secretly pined after one, while playfully averting the advances of the other. Once upon a time, she was fine with that. Then came the moment when her twin of preference kissed her and changed everything.

As if realizing love can be complex—even when it’s reciprocated—isn’t hard enough, tragedy strikes, tearing Katie and the boy she’s always desired apart. Finding herself torn between love and guilt, Katie must learn when it’s acceptable to let go—when it’s finally okay to exhale.

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Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Review:

I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. Thank you so much!!

General opinion: ‘Exhale’ is a quick and engaging read, with well created and interesting characters and an amazing,different story. I loved the book and I can say that I am glad that I read it.

What made me read the book: The blurb. ” Exhale” seemed like a book that needed to be read and loved. And I was right.

What I like the most: The characters and the story.

As I said before, the characters are very well created and very likable. Though Derek and Kyle are twins, the readers can see how different they are and I loved this thing. I once read a book with twins and thought the author said that they are different, I couldn’t notice this thing. I also LOVED the main character. She has something special and she was outstanding.

Though the story is very sad, it warmed my heart. It was so romantic! I cried, I laughed and I cried again. There were funny moments, sad moments (a lot of  them) and also romantic moments.This book has it all.

Other good things : The book is fast paced and very engaging. Once you start it,you can’t put it down until you finish it. I was very intrested in the destiny of the characters.

The emotions are very well described and you ca almost feel them. When there was a sad, made-for-crying scene, I cried. This is an amazing thing and not too many authors can do it.

What I disliked: Mainly, nothing. But I would’ve prefered the book to be longer.

I recommend it to: EVERYONE! Seriously, this is an amazing book and I thing that eveyone can enjoy it.

Would I read it again? Yes,probably!

Do I want to read the sequel: If there’s gonna be one, of course!

Rate: 5 stars of out 5.

Eternal Hope Scavanger Hunt

Welcome! Glad you made it to my blog too. This is an amazing scavanger hunt, isn’t it? It’s obvious one of the most amazing project that I’ve ever been part of. 

Search for the green word carefully. It’s closer than you think!

But, before you search, let’s find out more about the book and the author. 🙂

Title: Eternal Hope
Series: The Hope Series, Book Two
Author: Frankie Rose
Published: October 10, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me

When your friends go missing and you don’t know if they’re dead or alive; when you tie your soul to the one you love; when you kill to protect and your family suffers, there’s only one thing you can do:

Move to Montana.

Farley Hope is special. She was prophesied to kill the forebears of her bloodline- a race of cold-blooded Reavers, men who steal the souls of the living to gain power. The Quorum had counted on Farley ending her own life in the process, but when Kayden came to her aid and helped save both her and Daniel, he undid their plans. Now the Quorum are displeased, not only with Kayden, but with Farley and Daniel too. Though her father is now dead, Farley’s troubles with the Reavers are far from over. An ancient Immortal, trapped for a thousand years, wants Farley for himself, and he will stop at nothing to claim her.

With secrets that lead to anger and pain, that turn friendship to dust, the group must overcome the problems within their own circle before they have a hope of fighting off the powers that threaten their lives.

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About the author:

As a child, I was always accused of being bookish because I wore glasses- big, horrible, ugly ones with too-thick lenses. Those kids, the super smart ones who always know which tender insecurities to poke at in order to provoke

life-long complexes, used to accuse me of reading too many books and that my eyes were going to rot out of my head (their words, not mine!)

The truth of the matter was a little more embarrassing: I used to sit too close to the T.V. That was the reason why I had to wear glasses, but kids don’t really care about small, insignificant details like the truth, and so I was labelled a nerd. The label kinda stuck, and after some sage advice from my awesome nana (nana, you rock!) I decided that if I was going to be abused for my supposed literary obsession, I might as well develop one.

I guess that’s how I got into books and reading at an early age. Since then, I’ve been ripping through books like they’re going out of fashion, which, thankfully, they’re not. Good thing, too, because I’m a writer now, and books are my business!

Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me on my journey- look for your names in the acknowledgements! And a big thank you to you, the reader. I hope you’ve fallen in love with Farley and Daniel just like I have, and that you’ll join them in the next book, Eternal Hope!

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Farley felt her face redden, which was _________ inappropriate. Daniel and Kayden were _______ she was watching, and for once their sparring lacked the flashy showmanship they usually employed to _______ her. For the two of them, nothing _______ beyond the dimly lit parameters of the hangar. Beyond the lunge, beyond the parry, beyond the block.

This was how it would really go down, if they ever meant to do serious harm to one _______. Movements fluid and graceful, there was _________ primal about their circling. Quick _______ of calculating eyes, green and blue, preempting the other’s next move. Kayden’s hair was darkened with sweat, but both their chests rose and fell with __________ regularity. In and out. Slow and steady. The stern, focused expressions on their faces said ____ were in total control.

Farley let the darkness wash over her and kept her presence hidden. The confrontation was too ___________ to interrupt. Bare chests, muscled and tanned; silver flashes of metal as their blades sang through the air. Even Cliff would have been impressed. Farley bit her ______ lip as Kayden darted _______ in a sure leap, thrusting out with deadly precision towards Daniel’s throat.

The ______ would have been a killing blow. Would have been, if it had even ______. Daniel sprang back and duck-rolled over the dusty floor, crouching into a defensive pose. With his knife ________, his eyes lifted to fix on Kayden, but they _____ quite made it.

Farley’s heart leapt to her throat. Those eyes, piercing and sharp, fixed on her _______. She swallowed and braced against the wall behind her, trying to camouflage with the _______. Kayden shifted forward, ready to take _________ of Daniel’s distracted position, but the dark-haired boy simply lifted his hand. A wordless gesture:

____.

Kayden stopped.

Robotically, Daniel rose, his _____ suddenly vanished, and dropped the knife into the dirt. Kayden’s apparent confusion only lasted a second; the moment he ________ it – that she was there – was _______. One second he was ________ Daniel’s creased brow, the next he had spun around impossibly quickly and was staring, too. Blue and Green. Farley felt her throat closing up. She opened her mouth to speak, but nothing came out.

Daniel brushed a hand back through his slightly curling hair, his face trained into a nothing __________. There was ______ he could do to hide the war in his eyes, ______. “So you’re back.”

Silence flooded the hangar. Farley took a moment to _______, pretending not to ______ Kayden’s fist clenching repeatedly ______ the handle of his knife.

“Yes,” she whispered, her voice _______. “I guess I am.”

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