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I Belong


Supernatural Smack Down: Kelly Meding’s Teresa “Trance” West

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE…..

Finals: Fighting for DFT – Teresa “Trance” West

Teresa “Trance” West vs. Gloriana St. Clair

Remember to check out Parajunkee’s View site and choose wisely…tweet #SuperSmack

Name: Teresa “Trance” West

Book Series: MetaWars

Job: Superhero; member of the reformed Ranger Corps

Height: Tall enough

Weight: More than a cat, less than a horse

Hair Color: Brown and purple

Eye Color: Purple (give me a break, I’m Meta-human)

From (Location): Los Angeles

Significant Other: My teammates (although one in particular makes my pulse race faster than the others)

Signature Move: Shooting purple power orbs from my hands

Kill Highlights: The only people I’ve killed have been in self-defense, and it’s not something I’m particularly proud of

Enemies: Banes (the bad-guy Metas who killed our parents); sometimes the federal government, too; on occasion, I am also my own worst enemy

Favorite Pastime: You assume I have any free time to spare on a pastime

Other Facts: After not having my powers for fifteen years, suddenly I have them again—only they aren’t my original powers.  They’re way stronger, and I’m still trying to figure out just how strong they are.  Oh and using them a lot?  Sorta, kinda killing me.

I didn’t really have a choice about entering this contest, and I’m not exactly the type of person who goes out looking for a fight.  Don’t get me wrong, though.  I’m plenty scrappy without my powers (considering the neighborhood I live in and the jobs I often do, self-defense skills are a necessity), and I’m wicked with a can of mace.  Plus, I would never ask anyone else in my Ranger Corps Unit to do something I’m not willing to do myself.  I am their leader, after all.

I used to be a pretty good telepath, but after all of our stolen powers came back, I’m now a kick-ass telekinetic.  Kinda.  I can create and manipulate energy orbs.  Little tiny ones that I can fling around like shotgun pellets.  Really big ones I can use to knock you flat on your ass.  I even figured out how to set up one like a force field (although the feedback can be killer), and it saved my life more than once.  So outside of Tempest (he’s an elemental who can manipulate wind), I’m pretty much the strongest person in our Unit—although there’s only six of us to choose from, and a lot more Banes with equally strong powers.

But I’ll fight them another day.

Both of my parents were superheroes.  My dad was one of the best, and he led the last of the Rangers during the War.  It’s a lot to live up to, being the daughter of a great hero.  All of us had parents or mentors who fought bravely and died in the War against the Banes, and doing them proud drives us.  It drives me more than any other thing (except survival).  Until the day he died, my father never failed in a mission, and I will fight with every ounce of my being to be the kind of leader he was.  To be the hero he was.

To survive and allow my teammates to thrive.

I might still be learning how to fully manipulate my orb powers, but I’m a quick learner and I think on my feet.  I scraped by paycheck to paycheck for years, and I know how to improvise.  I know pain and I know desperation.  I’m battling for the honor of my Corps Unit, and for the honor of our fallen heroes.  I may not like to fight, but I come to win.

Bring it.


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About Kelly:

A native of the Delaware seashore, Kelly Meding briefly attempted life in the bustle of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area, before retreating back to the relative quiet of the Eastern Shore.  She lives in a small town near the beach, with a neurotic cat who occasionally meows at ghosts.  Kelly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication in 2002 and she hasn’t used it since, preferring instead to wile away her non-writing hours on the sales floor of a national retail chain.  After discovering Freddy Krueger at a very young age, Kelly began a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal.  When not writing, she can be found crafting jewelry, enjoying a good cup of coffee, or scouring the Internet for gossip on her favorite television shows.

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

Want to read more from Kelly Meding?

Three Days to Dead As Lie the Dead Another Kind of Dead Wrong Side of DeadTrance

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This giveaway is provided by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books

Five winners will each receive a copy of Trance by Kelly Meding

 

 Available on October 25, 2011 from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books

About the Book:

Kelly Meding’s war-ravaged Los Angeles is ground zero for the ultimate Meta human showdown in this sexy, action-packed new series.

Fifteen years ago, Teresa “Trance” West was a skilled telepath and a proud member of the Ranger Corps. But ever since the Rangers were inexplicably rendered powerless at the climax of the devastating Meta War, she’s bounced from one dead-end job to another. Now her powers have reappeared just as mysteriously as they vanished— only they’re completely transformed and more potent than ever. And they’re threatening to destroy her.

Trance heads to Los Angeles to track down the surviving Rangers and discover who restored her powers—and why—but a phantom enemy is determined to kill them before they can reassemble. As they dodge his deadly attacks and come to terms with their new role as heroes, Trance and the rest of the team set out to annihilate the sinister madman . . . only to discover their own powers are his greatest weapons.

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33 Responses to “Supernatural Smack Down: Kelly Meding’s Teresa “Trance” West

  1. Diane AmyNo Gravatar
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    Great matchup! I’m looking forward to reading Trance. Thanks and good luck, Kelly!

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  2. RebeLovesBooksNo Gravatar
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    I’m so excited to read this! Trance sounds like a terrific UF heroine!

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  3. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    Voted for Gloriana. Trance sounds great.

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  4. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    It’s a really interesting premise – I’m already wondering WHY the Rangers lost their powers – and I’ve really enjoyed Kelly Meding’s other books. I’m predisposed to like this one!

    mdturett at juno dot com

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  5. erin fNo Gravatar
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    This book sounds awesome!!!! I love the original premise. I’ve had this book on my wishlist forever, since I first heard it about it.

    Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway!

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC ~ erin

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  6. Barb PNo Gravatar
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    I love Kelly’s books! Can’t wait to read Trance. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! ten.labolgcbsnull@31146kcirtapb

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  7. LadyVampireNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like an awesome new series. Just love discovering new books and authors on my favorite blogs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. VivienNo Gravatar
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    This series has a very intriguing premise. Thanks!

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  9. ArianneNo Gravatar
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    That cover looks so good :D

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  10. Marg @ Clockwork ReverieNo Gravatar
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    First of all, I love the cover. It’s gorgeous and eye-catching. Secondly, I’m incredibly intrigued by the story. I would love to get my hands on a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. NicoleNo Gravatar
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    Who doesn’t love a character that has purple in her hair.

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  12. JasmynNo Gravatar
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    This sounds like a pretty good series. Series are my downfall, you never just add book one to your library…you add the whole thing! Oh well, it means that I will never run out of books.

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  13. Jen B.No Gravatar
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    I had to go with Gloriana for this round. She just spoke to me! Still no Rafflecopter for me…
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  14. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Teresa, she sounds like she could hold her own against Gloriana. I’m looking forward to reading Trance, it sounds amazing.

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  15. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I can’t wait to read this series! Teresa sounds so kickass since she was part of the Ranger Corps, wow.

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  16. Cathy/greytfriendNo Gravatar
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    I’m so glad I saw this contest. I noticed this book at one point, but forgot to add it to my TBR. I just reserved it, problem resolved! And now I even have a chance to win it, even better :) Thanks for the opportunity. greytfriend216 at gmail dot com

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  17. StephanieNo Gravatar
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    This series looks really good! I would so hate to lose my powers, if I had any that is!

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  18. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I really like para-military style books so I will check this out!

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    Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it.

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  20. Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations)No Gravatar
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    This looks like a great read. Will be picking it up when its released

    Chllybrd(at)gmail.com

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  21. Marlene BreakfieldNo Gravatar
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    The book sounds really good. Purple eyes would be cool.

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    I hadn’t heard of this series but it looks exciting!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  23. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    This one looks so interesting. I’m curious about a reluctant heroine.

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  24. Denise ZNo Gravatar
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    Thank you so much for sharing the fun with us today Kelly. Just so you know my fingers are itching to get a hold of Trance, I would absolutely love to read it. :)

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    Thus sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance! I voted for Gloriana.

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  26. BrendaNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Glory. Trance sounds like a good read though! ten.tsacmocnull@7mednerb

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  27. Robin KNo Gravatar
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    Love Love Love Medings books! Love! Thank you so much for the contest!

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  28. PabkinsNo Gravatar
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    Isn’t Los Angeles already war ravaged? I don’t know but I’m scared if/when I drive through it. lol

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  29. JenMNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a great start to a new series. I voted for Trance since it sounds like she’s a fighter.

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    Didn’t know about this new series till now but had added it to my wishlist.

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  31. Jen D.No Gravatar
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    I’m going with Teresa on this one. Thanks for this giveaway! So looking forward to this series!

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  32. Jolene ANo Gravatar
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    Just got ahold of the first book in the series, can’t wait to get started!!!

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  33. Crystal S.No Gravatar
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    I voted for Teresa. You can’t go wrong with Kelly Meding. I’m really excited about this new series.

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