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Blog Tour: Illicit by Cathy Clamp

November 4th, 2016 Kristie Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour: Illicit by Cathy Clamp

Cathy BluePlease welcome author Cathy Clamp to the blog today! Her new novel, Illicit, is set in the world of the Sazi. It is the second book in the Luna Lake series. She is here to give us a tour of Luna Lake! I recommend this series for fans of urban fantasy and shifter books. There are some spoilers for Forbidden below. Want to know our thoughts on this series? Read my review for Forbidden here and my review for Illicit below this post.

About Cathy:

Hi, I’m USA TODAY and Nielsen Bookscan bestselling author Cathy Clamp.  I write urban fantasy/paranormal romance for Tor Books, including the Tales of the Sazi (shapeshifter urban fantasy romance) series, The Thrall (vampire) trilogy, the Blood Singer (urban fantasy, as Cat Adams) series—through book 6, and the new Novels of the Sazi series, beginning in August, 2015.

I’ve won a bunch of awards for my books over the years. My favorite was the Career Achievement Award for Paranormal Romance in May, 2008 from RT Bookreviews Magazine. I also shared the win for several co-authored books with C.T. Adams of the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the RT Bookreviews Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Reviewers International Award of Excellence, the Texas Gold Romance Award, the Write Touch Readers Award, and several others. It’s gratifying and humbling to win awards  for books that you put your heart into, and I hope you enjoy them as much as other readers have!

I’ve also written several stand-alone novels, not in series, including my very first novel, The Road To Riches, an historical fiction about a railroad race in Colorado’s Silver Boom period, and Magic’s Design, the first urban fantasy published as Cat Adams.

I also write short stories, which is a whole different kind of writing.. I like writing in a lot of different genres, and it’s in short stories where I let my wings spread. I have published short stories in horror, science fiction, mystery, literary, Young Adult, romance, thriller, fantasy and western.

I live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, which actually looks like mountain range that runs across the center of Texas. In geologic terms, a “mountain” is generally considered to be a minimum of 2,000 feet elevation. Anything below that is a “hill”. So, Texas has hills, instead of mountains. (But you’d barely notice the difference!)

You can visit Cathy around the web here: Website | FacebookTwitter

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Kristie asked me to stop by today to talk about my upcoming release ILLICIT, which is book 2 of the Sazi of Luna Lake series. For those fans who have read my previous Sazi novels, they need no explanation. For those of you who are new to the series, the Sazi are shapeshifters who live in our present society. Since you’ll notice there are no daily news reports of shapeshifters wandering around Chicago or Denver or New York City, you’ll realize they’re pretty good at hiding.

One of the ways they hide in plain sight is by having their own towns of all shapeshifting people. Luna Lake is one of those towns, set deep in the forest of northeastern Washington State. It was set up as a refugee camp, after the devastating snake attacks at the end of SERPENT MOON that nearly ended their kind. The camp soon became a fort to protect the orphans and elderly who traveled there to be protected. But soon it became their home. Let’s take a quick tour around the town:

THE FORTS:  Originally, there were three forts created to protect the people. John and Asylin Williams live in one of them. The alpha owl pair became foster parents to many of the town’s children. Asylin is the no-nonsense matriarch of the family, while John, a former military man, is the mediator and chief cook. Not only does the house have a secure basement with a cage to house rogue shifters, it also has a host of silver/steel gates and grates to protect the doors and windows.  The second fort became the K-12 school. Once the initial panic turned to uneasy watching, people realized that life had to go on, and schooling was one of the things that was required. After all, you can’t bus a bunch of traumatized kids who might shift at any moment to neighboring schools, can you? The third fort became the Mayor’s residence. The Mayor and Police Chief are “duly elected” officials who are, in reality, the Alpha and Second of the pack/pride/parliament.

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THE BUSINESSES: Luna Lake is a small town. There isn’t a mall, or a theater or many of the other businesses you’ll find in a big town. The real-life town of Republic is just down the road, so that’s where the gas station and book store and other places to shop are. In Luna Lake, there’s an ice cream store, called Polar Pops, a grocery store, a hair salon and a diner. The most interesting thing about Luna Lake is that until the opening of the books, nobody had jobs! Not real ones, anyway. The town provided food and clothing and other essentials by paying a “salary” to the residents, so they could choose their own items when they shopped. Unfortunately the town is now broke and part of the plot is the town members need to find sources of income and jobs after (in some cases) never having had to work.

THE GOVERNMENT: As with any small town, there is regular government structure. There is a Mayor and Police Chief, a Town Council, a School, a Park and other services. The heroine of ILLICIT is Rachel Washington who, until the events of FORBIDDEN (Book 1) was the “Omega” who performed the cleaning and human services for the townspeople, under threat of beating. Even though the Mayor and Police Chief were killed at the end of FORBIDDEN, the events of ILLICIT take place so quickly thereafter that Rachel is desperate to leave before people fall back into bad habits and expect her to do those jobs again.

So that’s Luna Lake. A tiny town in the wilderness with dirt roads, no stop lights and people who hunt with the moon! Drop by and stay for a while. It’s an exciting and dangerous place to live, and the people are real party animals! :D



Available November 1, 2016 from Tor/Macmillan

About this Book:

In Cathy Clamp’s Illicit, when a border dispute between two bear clans destabilizes shapeshifter relations throughout Europe and threatens to reveal their existence to humans, the Sazi High Council orders both sides to the negotiation table. The peace talks take place in Luna Lake, the American community where all shifter species–wolf, cat, bird, bear, and more–live in harmony.

Diplomats, their families, and security personnel stream into town, among them Dalvin Adway, a Wolven agent. Dalvin is startled to find Rachel Washington in Luna Lake. The last time he saw her, they were children in Detroit. Then she was kidnapped and, he thought, murdered. But Rachel became an owl-shifter as a result of the attack and has avoided family and old friends ever since, knowing they would not understand her . She’s stunned to see Dalvin and learn that he, too, is an owl-shifter.

Their wary friendship is on the brink of becoming something more when conspiracy and betrayal cause the peace talks to break down. The fight between the bear clans will be settled through a form of traditional challenge–a risky tactic that might lead to full-blown war. Rachel is determined to prevent that, even if it means taking up the challenge herself!

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

November 3rd, 2016 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

Claudia GrayToday we have a real treat for all our amazing readers! We are taking part in the blog tour for A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray. This is a YA sci-fi book featuring parallel worlds and it is the third book in the Firebird series. Words can’t describe how much I adore this series! The first book, A Thousand Pieces of You, and the second book Ten Thousand Skies Above You were phenomenal and I can’t wait to see how the series ends! You can read my review for A Thousand Pieces of You here and my review for Ten Thousand Skies Above You here and my review for A Million Worlds with You will be up on the blog soon!

For my post, I got to interview Marguerite, Paul and Theo, the three main characters in the Firebird Series! I love all of these characters and this interview is so much fun to read! At the bottom of this post there is also a giveaway for three finished copies of A Million Worlds with You!

About Claudia:

Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)

I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via TwitterTumblrPinterestGoodreads or (of course) my own home page.

If you want to contact me, you can email me, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and Goodreads.

Website | TwitterTumblr | Pinterest | Wattpad

Want to read more from Claudia Gray?

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Interview with Marguerite, Paul & Theo

Dark Faerie Tales: Hi, you three! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have you all on the blog today. I’m a huge fan??!!! To start things off can you each introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you?

Marguerite: Hello, and thanks for having us! I’m Marguerite Caine. I’m a painter, I’m finishing up my final year of homeschooling before college, and I’m also a “perfect traveler” through alternate dimensions. One of those things is not like the other things. The last one complicates things.

Paul: I’m Paul Markov. I’m working on a combined Masters/Ph.D in theoretical physics.

Theo: …that’s it?

P: That’s what most people want to know. A name and a way of earning money.

M: I guess so—that’s depressing. But you can tell people more about yourself here, though, if you want.

P: I don’t.

T: C’mon, will you? These readers are busy people. They don’t have the year and a half it took me and Marguerite to figure you out.

P: Then I guess I enjoy classical music and spending time with Marguerite. Theo’s my best friend. Is that better?

M: A little. It works.

T: Well, I’m Theo Beck, also getting that combined degree Paul told you about. Not only did I help Marguerite’s parents develop the Firebird device, but also, to be totally frank with you, keep this entire group together. I’m the glue. Would Paul ever have had anything resembling a normal adolescence without me? Not likely.

P: I didn’t have a normal adolescence even with you.

T: Yeah, but at least now you’ve actually seen “Back to the Future” like a normal person.

P: The handling of time travel in that movie was scientifically—

M: You’d better ask another question now.

DFT: Marguerite, I love that you’re an artist and I was wondering if you could describe to us your favorite portrait you have painted?

M: Probably the best one I’ve ever done is my second portrait of Paul. That’s the one I started on after I really knew who he was. Understanding someone inside out? It comes through in the image.

DFT: Theo, you have been an ‘adopted’ member of the Caine family for quite some time now! You can be quite a jokester and I imagine you have pulled off some great pranks throughout the years! Can you share one of your favorite funny moments spent at the Caine’s residence?

T: I haven’t tried as much – the professors, they’re pretty smart, they can spot trouble a mile away. And I love them, but oh, man, you do not want two people that brilliant to get revenge on you. But one time, I was at the drugstore, and I saw this kit on sale, and…let’s just say, they make waxing your chest look way less painful than it is. Since I was by myself at the Caine household, I figured, why not do that real quick? So Marguerite and her family came home to find me half-waxed, half in agony and freaking out. And then they decided they could figure out a chemical solution to remove the wax gently instead of ripping it out, which meant I spent the whole night laid out on the sofa, shirtless, while Sophia, Henry and Paul kept experimenting on me. To add insult to injury, Marguerite documented the whole thing on Snapchat. Thank God I’m immune to humiliation, because I got to enjoy it too instead of, you know, curling into a ball and dying of shame.

DFT: Paul, besides physics what is something else you are truly passionate about?

P: I’ve come to care very deeply about Marguerite’s entire family. My home life, growing up—it wasn’t good. Professors Caine and Kovalenka gave me a place where I belonged again. They baked me the first birthday cake I’d had in years. Even without my relationship with Marguerite, I’d hope to stay close to them for the rest of my life.

(Don’t tell Marguerite…but I’ve already decided that if we marry someday, instead of her taking my surname, I’d rather take hers. That’s the family that means the most to me. So maybe someday I’ll be Paul Markov Caine.)

DFT: You have all had a rather long journey and I imagine you have each learned quite a bit but would you share with us the most important lesson you felt you have learned?

M: Our choices are powerful.

P: Destiny isn’t what you expect.

T: You have to understand the difference between wanting someone and actually loving them.

DFT: Marguerite, your romantic life has been rather complicated but you do have two men vying for your heart! Can you tell me what is it you like best about both Paul and Theo?

M: What I love most about Paul is how honest he is. How real. There’s no pretense or dishonesty. In the middle of all this chaos, he’s my rock. I feel safer with him than with anyone.

What I like best about Theo? Really, it’s how generous he is—with his time, his attention, his affection, you name it. Theo always does whatever he can for anybody he cares about.

DFT: Now that I have put Marguerite in the hot seat, it’s your turn boys! If you can without spoiling anything can you tell me your favorite moment spent with Marguerite?

P: …my favorite moment with her was in Russia. That’s all I want to say. The rest is too personal.

T: We had a conversation in Singapore that means a lot to me, and always will. But I also liked that time we got to go to the old Moulin Rouge in Paris!

DFT: Out of all the amazing places and dimensions you have traveled which was your favorite one and why?

M: For me it was the Russiaverse where “Lieutenant Markov” was one of my palace guards.

P: Our recent trip to the Moscowverse was my favorite, I think. Very different from our other journey to Russia, but beautiful.

T: Am I going to get into trouble if I say the Warverse?

M: Probably.

T: Then I’ll say that once I got over the shock that time I came to and found myself halfway up Mount Fuji, it was actually pretty cool to be there.  

DFT: I’m so sad that your story has come to an end, but I’m curious do any of you know what Claudia is currently working on or what she has planned next???

M: She’s working on DEFY THE STARS, a new young adult series set 300 years in the future, with a young soldier from a colony planet rebelling against Earth and the mechanical AI guy who has to help her defend her world, even if it means his own destruction.

P: I find it emotionally affecting, although I think the scientific equations wouldn’t support the handling of fluctuations in spacetime—

T: Let it go, man. Science fantasy is a thing. Embrace it.

Quick fire questions:

DFT: Do you believe in soul mates?

M: I do now.

P: Yes.

T: Unfortunately for me, also yes.

DFT: What is your favorite color?

M: deep emerald green.

P: dark blue.

T: fire-engine red.

DFT: What is your dream vacation spot?

M: Madrid. I want to see all the paintings at the Prado and the Regna Sofia.

P: Patagonia—I could go rock climbing there, and the cliffs and scenery are supposed to be the most spectacular in the world.

T: Fiji, or Tahiti. Maybe Hawaii. Someplace that involves both sunshine and sexy people in skimpy swimsuits.

DFT: Who is your celebrity crush?

M: Chris Pratt.

P: Keira Knightley.

T: Tilda Swinton. Yeah, I know, but let’s face it, that would be one wild evening.  


A Million Worlds with You Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/24/2016- Seeing Double In Neverland – Recap of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU

10/25/2016- BookHounds YA – Recap of TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU

10/26/2016- Fangirlish – What we can expect in A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU

10/27/2016- Fiktshun – Excerpt from A MILLION WORLDS WITH YOU

10/28/2016- Two Chicks on Books Interview

Week Two:

10/31/2016- Novel Novice – Series Playlist

11/1/2016- Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Interview

11/2/2016- Page Turners Blog – Series Photo Board

11/3/2016- Dark Faerie Tales – Interview

11/4/2016- Mundie Moms – What’s up next? Info about Claudia’s new book(s)



This contest is provided by Claudia Gray/Rockstar Book Tours!

Three winners will receive finished copies of A Million Worlds with You 
(US Only)


Available November 1, 2016 by HarperTeen

About this Book

A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Illusion by Martina Boone

November 2nd, 2016 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour & Giveaway: Illusion by Martina Boone

Martina BooneI am so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for Illusion by Martina Boone! Illusion is the third and final book in The Heir to Watson Island series! It is a beautiful gothic story with a few paranormal aspects and it is set in the mysterious south. It will be released on October 25, 2016 by Simon Pulse! Keep your eyes peeled for a review of the book very soon! We have a wonderful guest post about what we can expect to see from Martina next and there is also a wonderful giveaway at the end of the post.

About Martina:

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the author of SIBA Book Award nominated Compulsion, book one in the romantic Southern Gothic trilogy, the Heirs of Watson Island, which was an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Bookstores Alliance, a Kansas State Reading Circle selection, a Goodreads Best Book of the Month and YA Best Book of the Month, and an RT Magazine Best of 2014 Editor’s Pick. The second book in the trilogy, Persuasion, will be published in October 2015.

She’s also the founder of, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, the book drive campaign for underfunded schools and libraries, and, a site devoted to the discovery and celebration of young adult literature and encouraging literacy through YA series. She is also a founder and permanent mentor at, helping to shepherd aspiring writers into the publication process and help them find the right starting point for their novels in progress, Locally in her home state of Virginia, she is on the board of the

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, helping to promote literacy and adult education initiatives.

She lives with her husband, children, and a lopsided cat, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

You can visit Martina around the web here: Website | BlogBlog | Series Site | Tumblr | FacebookPinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Feedly | Google+ | YouTube

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Guest Post:

How it feels to finally finish a series and what can we expect next from Martina?

Being done with this series is bittersweet. I’ve loved sharing this journey with readers, and I adore the world of Watson Island. Plus I love these characters, so I really hate leaving them. I also feel like the book is really relevant right now.

The series is ultimately about girls and their place in history and in the world today, about anyone who isn’t the majority. Even now, too many voices are silenced in overt ways and in subtle ways, and people are constantly put in boxes or told how we should look or behave or think. It’s so easy for anyone who is vulnerable to feel as though they don’t matter, as if they should be happy to put themselves second. But strength comes in many forms. Beauty comes in every shape and color. We all need to find who we are and celebrate our differences. We need to search for the magic within ourselves and in everyone around us, and build bridges of understanding instead of walls. That’s Barrie’s journey in the series, and I feel like that part of the story is finished. I hope that it can inspire young women to have the courage to fight for their own voices and identities, because that is needed now as much as it ever has been.

What’s next for me? That’s a hard question to answer. I’ve got three stories in the works, but right now I’m not sure which one will make it into book form faster. I’m having a ball with a secret project, and that’s the one I’m rooting for because I can’t wait to share it!


Illusion Blog Tour Schedule

Week One:

10/17/2016- Just Commonly – Review-Compulsion

10/18/2016- Kayl’s Krazy Obsession – Guest Post

10/19/2016- Always Me – Review-Compulsion

10/20/2016- YA Book Madness – Guest Post

10/21/2016- The Young Folks – Review-Compulsion

Week Two:

10/24/2016- The Cover Contessa – Review-Persuasion (repost)

10/25/2016- Good Choice Reading – Guest Post

10/26/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book – Review-Persuasion

10/27/2016- Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Guest Post

10/28/2016- A Dream Within A Dream – Review-Persuasion (repost)

Week Three:

10/31/2016- Here’s to Happy Endings – Review-Illusion

11/1/2016- Two Chicks on Books – Guest Post

11/2/2016- Bookish Lifestyle – Review-Illusion

11/3/2016- Dark Faerie Tales – Guest Post

11/4/2016- Book Briefs – Review-Illusion



This contest is provided by Martina Boone!

Two winners will receive hardcover sets of COMPULSION, PERSUASION, & ILLUSION
(US Only)


Available October 25, 2016 by Simon Pulse

About this Book:

Barrie must rescue her beloved and her family from evil spirits in the masterful conclusion to the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy.

Caged by secrets all around her and haunted by mistakes that have estranged her from Eight Beaufort, Barrie Watson is desperate to break the curse that puts her family in danger—without breaking the beautiful magic that protects Watson’s Landing. To do that, she must heal the rifts that have split the families of the island apart for three hundred years, unravel the mystery of the Fire Carrier and the spirits he guards, and take control of forces so deadly and awe-inspiring they threaten to overwhelm her.

With the spirits that cursed Watson Island centuries ago awake and more dangerous than ever, she finds an unlikely ally in the haunting and enigmatic Obadiah, whose motivations and power she still can’t read—or trust. His help comes at a price, however, plunging Barrie into a deadly maze of magic and wonder, mystery and intrigue that leads through history to places she never imagined she could go.

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Blog Tour: These Shallow Graves & Unforgiven – Now in Paperback!!

November 1st, 2016 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour: These Shallow Graves & Unforgiven – Now in Paperback!!

Hi everyone! Today we are taking part in the blog tour for the paperback release of These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly and Unforgiven by Lauren Kate. These Shallow Graves is a beautifully woven mystery with a historical fiction setting! Read Kristie’s Review hereUnforgiven is the highly anticipated fifth book the in Fallen series! Both are now available in paperback so make sure to go pick up a copy!

jennifer-donnellyAbout Jennifer:

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of three adult novels—The Tea RoseThe Winter Rose, and The Wild Rose—as well as the young adult novelsRevolution and A Northern Light, winner of Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award.

You can visit Jennifer around the web here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Avaliable October 25, 2016 from Random House

About this Book:

Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the last thing she wants. Jo secretly dreams of becoming a writer—a newspaper reporter like the trailblazing Nellie Bly.

Wild aspirations aside, Jo’s life seems perfect until tragedy strikes: her father is found dead. Charles Montfort accidentally shot himself while cleaning his revolver. One of New York City’s wealthiest men, he owned a newspaper and was partner in a massive shipping firm, and Jo knows he was far too smart to clean a loaded gun.

The more Jo uncovers about her father’s death, the more her suspicions grow. There are too many secrets. And they all seem to be buried in plain sight. Then she meets Eddie—a young, brash, infuriatingly handsome reporter at her father’s newspaper—and it becomes all too clear how much she stands to lose if she keeps searching for the truth. Only now it might be too late to stop.

The past never stays buried forever. Life is dirtier than Jo Montfort could ever have imagined, and the truth is the dirtiest part of all.

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lauren-kateAbout Lauren:

Lauren Kate’s series of star-crossed lovers has sold over 3.2 million copies in North America alone and has capturing the hearts and imaginations of readers all over the world, with rights sold in 33 countries. The major motion picture Fallen is currently in development, starring Jeremy Irvine and Addison Timlin.

You can visit Lauren around the web here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Avaliable October 25, 2016 from Random House

About this Book:

It’s the book FALLEN fans have been waiting for: Cam’s story, the brooding, bad-boy dark angel readers love.

High school can be hell.

Cam knows what it’s like to be haunted. He’s spent more time in Hell than any angel ever should. And his freshest Hell is high school, where Lilith, the girl he can’t stop loving, is serving out a punishment for his crimes.

Cam made a bet with Lucifer: he has fifteen days to convince the only girl who really matters to him to love him again. If he succeeds, Lilith will be allowed back into the world, and they can live their lives together. But if he fails…there’s a special place in Hell just for him.


Spread your wings and cry as bad boy dark angel Cam finally reveals his anguished heart in the epic new FALLEN novel, UNFORGIVEN.

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Blog Tour & Excerpt: The Bound by K.A. Linde

October 29th, 2016 Bridget Posted in Blog Tour Comments Off on Blog Tour & Excerpt: The Bound by K.A. Linde

K A LindeDark Faerie Tales is so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for The Bound by K.A. Linde. This is the second book in The Ascension series and it is a young adult high fantasy! I was lucky enough to get an early copy of this title and suffice to say, I LOVED it! You can read my full raving review of The Affiliate here and my review of The Bound in the post following this one! If you are a high fantasy fan then this is one you should definitely pick up! For our post today we have a great excerpt, so make sure to check it out along with my review!

About K.A.:

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series. As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books. She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper.

When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling to visit her friends who live all over the country, and still reading anything she can get her hands on. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.

You can visit K.A. around the web here: Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Staggering down the hallway, she didn’t even look up when she heard her name.

“Hmm?” she asked.

“Cyrene, there you are!”

Someone grabbed her shoulders, and she tipped her head to look up into the most beautiful face. She smiled and felt a renewed burst of energy flow through her.

“Hey,” she whispered.

“Hey,” he said, threading his fingers through hers. A shiver ran up her back. He glanced around the empty hallway and then tugged her away from the main corridors. She turned a corner, and he pressed her back into a darkened alcove. His mouth was only inches from hers.

Her exhaustion was wearing off from the excitement of being with him.

“I was really worried about you,” he breathed.


“You don’t have to worry about me,” she said, trapped in his gaze. She teetered on her tiptoes and nearly brushed their lips together. Her heart was racing ahead of her. This felt almost better than reaching for her magic. Definitely better than moving one drop of water at a time all day.

“You’re wrong.” Then, he softly dropped his mouth down on hers. His lips were tender and slow as they caressed hers. “I will always worry for your safety.”

Cyrene’s cheeks heated, and she sighed, leaning back against the hard stone of the alcove. “I didn’t mean to worry you.”

His hands pushed up through her hair and tilted her head back up to look at him. She closed her eyes and sighed. She was so tired, and just the feel of his fingers was lulling her to sleep.

“That feels good.”

His mouth found hers, and despite her exhaustion, she pushed back against his lips with more force. She refused to let the fact that she was tired get in the way of her time with him.

“Whoa,” he said, pulling back from her. He rested his forehead against hers, and she could tell he was breathing heavily. “As much as I want this, and I do, I want to make sure you’re okay. This didn’t scare you away?”

She shook her head. “This, most certainly, does not scare me.” Then, she kissed him again for good measure.

He laughed. “Good. Because I’ve been wanting to kiss you since I first met you.”

“You have not!” she insisted.

“Are you kidding? A gorgeous, feisty woman who wasn’t afraid to put me in my place the first time she met me? I mostly certainly have.”



Available October 25, 2015 from K.A. Linde

About this Book:

Cyrene Strohm is a Queen’s Affiliate, a high-ranking official of the court of Byern, with power and privilege to spare. But she’s also a keeper of dangerous secrets: like the fact that she holds the heart of the King, and that she possesses magic in a world where magic no longer exists.

Determined to discover what this means and how to use her newfound abilities, Cyrene sets off for the distant land of Eleysia. An island nation where Affiliates are strictly forbidden from entering.

But the journey is perilous, and the destination may mean utter ruin, as Cyrene comes to learn that everything she’s been told her whole life – about her court, her homeland, and even herself—are bound in a beautiful lie.

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