Book Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Eternity Cure
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Mira Ink
Published: May 3rd, 2013
Page count: 434 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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Book Summary:
In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood 

She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever-and possibly end human and vampire existence. 

There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago-and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time. 

Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further, and Allie must face another choice she could never have imagined having to make.

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 5/5 stars
BEST SEQUEL EVER! Okay, maybe there are so many other great sequels out there, but WOW, it has got to be among the best sequels ever. I don't know how Julie Kagawa does it, but she ALWAYS manages to surprise me with the direction her stories move towards to.

So Alison Sekemoto is heading towards New Covington to save her creator, Kanin, and away from Zeke *cries* who she left healing in Eden. She's grown throughout the months and she's as deadly as ever. Unfortunately, she has to let Jackal, her blood-brother and enemy , to tag along on her quest because she can't possibly make it without his assistance. Moving on with the same purpose, Jackal and Allison manage to get inside New Covington, but notice right away that something's wrong with the population. There's a new wave of the Red Lung disease and people are dying, infecting the rest of New Covington. The only person that might know the cure is Kanin, but first, Allie and Jackal have to find him among the chaos, that is, if they can survive that long with Sarren on the loose.

And BOOM, action everywhere. From fighting rabids and vampires, to fighting the deranged citizens of New Covington. If things were messy back in The Immortal Rules, The Eternity Cure makes that one pale in comparison. It's fight after fight, with some very close calls that stilled my heart. Oh, but the big surprise in the middle had me fist-pumping into the air! Loved it. Oh, but the other huge twist at the ending, gah, KILLED me. I really don't know how I'm breathing right now.

But oh my gosh guys, even though this book is about vampires and rabids and so much blood, this book is amazing because it has HUMOUR and SARCASM all over its pages.  There are too many laugh-out-loud moments it's practically illegal. All thanks to the one-of-a-kind-I-don't-know-if-he's-good-or-evil Jackal. I would take my hat off for that dude if I were wearing one. He's my favorite character of this book and that's saying something because on the first book I totally wanted him dead dead, you know, not vampire dead. 

 I'm still not sure when I'm going to read the third and final book of The Immortal Rules trilogy because a) I still don't own it, and b) I fear what's going to happen next. However, this, I'll tell you: It's going to ROCK. It's going to break my world and I won't be able to breathe or smile or possibly live a happy life after that. How do I know? Because Julie Kagawa tends to do just that to her readers. But hey, I wouldn't have it any other way. It's worth it.

That's What HE Said Thursday #29: Henry from Beautiful Girl


That's what HE said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted at Chapter Break where you post a favorite line of a book boyfriend to his girl. It's the perfect meme to share all those awesome quotes!

                     Today's quote is from Henry of Beautiful Girl by Lida James! 
                                           



Quote:

"These past four months--I know a lot of bad stuff has happened before that... and I'm sorry that you've suffered and I'm sorry for Kate-- but these past four months have been the best time I've had here. They've been the best time I've had, ever. "
                     
Henry to Nicole, Beautiful Girl





I cannot think of better  words to describe how amazing Henry is than the ones Nicole gives: 
"It's like Henry is one of the filters we experimented within film class, the one that brightens the image and softens the contrast."
SO TRUE. Henry is such a bright, astounding person. Not an ounce of evil in his heart. I love him!

Once Upon An Ever After by Angela N. Blount

Today I'm thrilled to share with you a bit about Angela N. Blount's short story Once Upon An Ever After! This anthology follows up Angela's memoir, Once Upon A Road Trip,  which made its debut earlier this year and has made quite an impression ever since. Please check all about it below and read what reviewers are saying about this book! 

~About the Book~


Set after the events of Blount's debut memoir, Once Upon A Road Trip, this short story anthology focuses on the unusual courtship of Angeli and Vincent.

When Angeli left Minnesota on a post-high school road trip, all she wanted was to see the East Coast and finally meet some of her online friends. She didn't expect to end up in a long-distance relationship with a computer-savvy Southern boy. Yet Vincent seems determined to defy the odds. To prove his intentions, he sets off on his own quest to visit Angeli and win her family's approval. But along the way he’ll have to contend with her offbeat friends, trigger-happy father, and a few questionable run-ins with Northern hospitality. 

South meets North this time around, and "normal" isn't anywhere on the map.

With a thousand miles and radically different upbringings between them, can Angeli and Vincent forge a forever-worthy bond? Or are the roadblocks they face too much for either of them to overcome?


~What are reviewers saying?~
"This is an absolutely beautiful and sweet coming of age memoir and I went through every emotion whilst reading it. I laughed, I nearly cried but was quickly picked back up and read the rest of the story with a big grin! Is it too much trouble to be hoping for another installment to this? I can't get enough of Vince and Angie's story! Inspiring through and through! A big 5 stars from me on this review!" Sky on Amazon

"If you haven't yet read Angela's amazing awe-inspiring memoir, Once Upon a Road Trip, I'm telling you to go out and get it now! I have never meant that sentence more. Once Upon an Ever after wraps up Angeli's and Vince's story perfectly and has you happily sighing, laughing out loud and hoping their story will be a happily ever after." Bonny Bon Bon on Amazon


~About the Author~
Award-winning author Angela N. Blount is a Minnesota native, transplanted to the deep South--where she currently resides with her understanding husband, their two children, and a set of identity-confused cats. A Registered Nurse by trade, she is also a freelance content editor, former book reviewer for RT Book Reviews, a memoirist (though, not much a fan of referring to herself in first-person *cough*), craft blogger, sporadic poet, and webcomic artist. 


Angela is a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America, and was named a finalist in the 2012 Sheila, Laurie, and Orange Rose contests. She also took first place in the 2012 OKRWA Finally A Bride contest. In 2014 her debut memoir, Once Upon a Road Trip, was an NIEA finalist, a Chanticleer Journey Award finalist, and winner of the silver metal in the Literary Classics International Book Awards.

In her spare time, Angela enjoys reading, coffee shop loitering, and all things geeky. Her latest project is a YA sci-fi series.



Don't forget to grab a copy of  Once Upon a Road Trip!



Beautifully Broken Book Blitz + Giveaway!


Hi there! Today I'm excited to bring you the Book Blitz of Beautifully Broken by Kira Adams! Read along to find an excerpt of Beautifully Broken and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway open to US and Internationals!

So, without further ado, here's about Beautifully Broken


Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Jacqueline Blunt hasn’t had an easy life. In fact, she’s had anything but. From a drug addicted mother to being bounced around in foster care, Jacqueline longed for one thing—normalcy. Lee Bennett had everything he could ever want—girls falling all over him, a dream job, money. The one thing he was missing? Passion.

Sometimes the ones worth fighting for don’t know their worth. Sometimes being broken is beautiful. This is a story of strength, courage, hope, faith, and love. This is Beautifully Broken.

Sounds awesome, right? I've yet to read this book, but boy, do I want to! I'm clearing away some space to bump up this NA Contemporary Romance on my tbr list and start reading soon.  Oh, and want to know another cool thing? This book is currently $0.99! Be sure to grab your copy pronto before it goes back to its regular price after the blitz ends. ;)



Jacqueline
I was going to kill Lee—I was going to murder him and bury the body.

It was surprisingly my first offense and I was let off with a fine. Lee was not as lucky—turns out he had a bit of a record—it only angered me more.

Lee had some kind of charm—he had somehow manipulated his way out of a short jail stint with a few choice words and his killer smile. I had to admit—he had his ways. He was slapped with a fine like me and we were sent on our way.

“So how about that for a first date?” Lee boasted as we drove away from the officer and the park.

I was seething and couldn’t even see straight from the rage. My response was a fresh and strong glare in his direction. I knew if I opened up my mouth it wouldn’t be pretty.

“Oh, I get it…you’re giving me the silent treatment,” he paused for effect. “I guess you’re entitled to that this one time.”

I glanced over at him, unable to hide my shock—then back at the road—still silent. It was the calmest I had been in days—I was proud of myself.

“Come on, at least admit it…you had fun,” Lee whispered, a hint of playfulness dancing behind his eyes.

I tried to fight my smile…but I couldn’t help it—if this was the way things were beginning, I could only imagine the rest of his trip.

“See? I knew it!” I wanted to slap the smirk right off his face. This was not what I had signed up for.

“Which hotel are you staying at?” The coolness and indifference in my voice could shatter mirrors.

“So it’s going to be like that?” Lee replied in a surprised tone.

“Like what? You almost got us arrested back there…next I’m sure my actual life will be in danger.” I didn’t bother tearing my eyes off the road that time.

“Oh, come on—Parker always made you seem like such a risk taker,” Lee said playfully.

The mention of Parker’s name had me going through a whirlwind of emotions.

“You spoke to Parker about me?” I tried to mask the nervousness in my voice. I hadn’t taken the necessary time to mourn his absence in my life and wasn’t prepared for this.

Too late. Lee’s voice sounded dejected. Suddenly, I was kicking myself mentally in the face. I hadn’t meant to hurt his feelings. But the fact that he was disappointed at all had to mean something right?


Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer. From the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.


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The Week's Entrée #40

Hi! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée!

I hope you are all having a wonderful start of the week! I'm having a blast up until now because I'm now on school break! Yup, two awesome weeks of reading time *insert squeal of delight*. I know time will fly fast, but for now, I will twiiiiirl, my friends. ;)

Reviews on other sites:


I reviewed The Wilds by Jules Hedger at Kate Tilton, Conecting Authors & Readers! This book is the first in the Reign and Ruin series and I'm delighted it ended up being a great read. A new fantastical world to explore with a cool storyline? Yes, indeed!

Here's the books' synopsis:

Coming home to New York in summer holidays is nothing short of torturous. Maggie’s mother is officially the worst widow ever and her wayward uncle can’t see past the heroin or the twisted pictures he paints. Lonely is normal and normal is becoming unbearable.

Plagued by nightmares and left behind to pick up the pieces of a fallen king, an opportunity of escape leads Cirrus to take a dangerous gamble; a gamble that snatches Maggie out of her uncle’s apartment and into a dangerous world of shifting sand and treacherous beauty.

Now Maggie must fight for a nation she never knew existed. But who can she trust when everything around her is melting like paint? Even more, the man she’s fighting against is at once the captor and her savior, the villain and her friend. They could be each other’s salvation or destruction, the choice is up to them . . .

Books I Got Last Week:

{For review}
From Netgalley, authors, etc.

*Audiobook*

{Purchased}
  

*****
To Read This Week:


 

I'm off to read Viper's Quest, the second book in the Cat's Eye Chronicles, because oh em gee , this series is amazing! Well, at least the first book was (Sora's Quest).You should read it. It's a freebie, you know. ;)

Then I'll be reading I, James by Mike Hartner and after that, the prequel novella of The Wilds by Jules Hedger, The Calm Before.


*****
And that's it for The Week's Entrée! What are you reading this week? :)

Write On Review-a-Thon Wrap-up

Hey guys! So this Friday and Saturday I participated in the monthly Write On Review-a-Thon:

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s a duration of time dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd. Let’s get those reviews done!
I challenged myself to write four reviews but in the end I only wrote three. I didn't meet my goal but I still feel good about the three I wrote. So, so happy in fact. I already published one, I sent another one to Cuzinlogic and I have the third ready to be published soon this week! I haven't been this productive since ages, feels GREAT!


These were the books to be reviewed:

Beautiful Girl by Lida James *Published*
Illusion by S.M. Boyce
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

You bet I'll be participating in the next review-a-thon! Next time though, I WILL meet my goal. How about you? Did you write reviews these past days?

ARC Review: Beautiful Girl by Lida James

Title: Beautiful Girl
Author: Lida James
Genre: NA Contemporary
Publisher: The Studio, a Paper Lantern Lit imprint
Published: October 28th, 2014
Page count: 224 pages
Format: eARC
Source: From publisher via Netgalley

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Book Summary:
Darkness has a way of catching up...

Sophomore year at Dutchess College has just begun, and Nicole is still haunted by memories of her first love, Zach. As the changing leaves fall on the stately Hudson Valley campus, she takes solace in running—pushing herself to go harder, faster, to be the best. With the wind blowing through her hair, she can almost convince herself that she is beautiful, that she will find love again.

So when Nico runs, quite literally, into the maddeningly elusive Justin, she’s convinced she’s found the guy to make her forget her ex—despite the warnings of her friends and her straight-edged running partner, Luke.
But when Nico is attacked in the woods after a wild night of partying, everything changes. Suddenly, Nico begins receiving anonymous threats, and she no longer knows where to turn for help—or whether even her close friends can be trusted.

All she wants is to be one of the beautiful girls—the ones who never have to chase perfection. But in order to uncover the truth, she’ll have to face a past she had hoped to leave behind forever. She thought she could outrun the darkness, but darkness has a way of catching up…and only one boy can save her. 

     *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 4/5 stars
It's been quite a while since I've read a good NA Contemporary like Beautiful Girl that hasn't felt as repetitive like many others out there. Beautiful Girl is intriguing, dark, messed up, at times spooky, and other times oddly motivating. I had really high hopes for this book and I'm so glad it didn't disappoint!

Bullimia, drugs, and relationship issues are only a few of the serious problems the main character, Nicole, has to face. After practicing ballet for most of her life, Nicole couldn't deal with the pressure of perfection any longer, and thus falls into a state of bulimia and dropps out of ballet. Now fast forward to her sophomore year of college, Nicole hasn't thrown up for four months now, but she's on the brink of falling back again to her old habits what with the break-up with her boyfriend, social pressures, and not to mention the paranoia that sets in after being attacked in the woods one night. Nicole just wants to be a Beautiful Girl, but apparently, it's too much to ask.

I liked Nicole and I definitely felt bad about her, but I won't lie by saying that it wasn't tough trying to connect with her. Maybe because she exposed herself most of the time to several dire situations knowing full well they were not good for her. She endlessly partied, she drank, she went for the boys that were a definite bad influence, and always ignored the alarm bells going on and off. At times I wanted to shake some sense into her, but I learned that she didn't do anything on purpose, there's really nothing wrong about liking to party or to drink among friends, it's just the bad crowd and bad timing that sucked.

However, I did like her dedication towards running (except her obsession) and, despite how crappy her life was, she was actually a nice, smart person that cared for her friends and didn't carry along any shallow thoughts about them even when they didn't deserve her niceness. Also, if she crossed paths with people who were the complete opposite of her, she would admire them and wish them well. She could see the good and bad of people, but unfortunately wouldn't see that in herself.

I'm not going to speak about Justin OR Zack because I never liked them, but I will speak about the lovely Henry (my favorite character). That guy stole my heart from the first time Nicole mentioned him. He's the kind of person Nicole thinks she would never work with, that he would never see anything worth fighting for. He's not her kind of crowd, he doesn't party hard or drink, but instead opts to run and work in a team, and at the end of the day, stare up at the stars. I don't consider Henry to be her salvation, but he certainly helped her a bit to find the right direction, and I loved him for it.

Beautiful Girl gave me the chills and made me slip into the emotional ride that was Nicole's life as she struggles to become a beautiful girl. This book made me doubt about my own feelings towards many of the characters and question their true intentions. It made  me realize once again that there's always more to a person than meets the eye and I loved how Beautiful Girl truly shows how darkness has a way of catching up ... but also a way of fighting back. 

Participating in Write On Review-a-Thon!


I'm participating for the first time in the Write On Review-a-Thon!

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s a duration of time dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd. Let’s get those reviews done!

I'm a little behind on writing reviews so this review-a-thon is the necessary push I need to get them done. So...

Reviews to be written:

 

Yup, I'm going for four books only. Two today and two tomorrow. It's doable and I'll be so relieved once I get them out of the to-be-reviewed pile. And it won't be hard since these four are amazing reads, I totally won't mind going back to memory lane!

If you want to join in on the fun, go here and sign up! 

Blog Tour: Blood Curse by Kat Flannery (Review + Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop in the blog tour of Blood Curse by Kat Flannery, hosted by Dark World Books! Check out my review of this book and be sure to enter the international giveaway at the end of this post. Thanks for stopping by!
*****
Title: Blood Curse
Author: Kat Flannery
Series: Branded Trilogy #2
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Publisher: Imagin Books 

Published: October 1st, 2014
Format: eBook
Page count: 220 pages
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Summary:
“Upon mine death for the blood ye have shed, Every daughter born to ye shall die before it draws breath, to which ye will know pain and worse, I cast unto ye mine blood curse.” ~ Vadoma

Four years after the Blood Curse, Pril of the Peddlers vows to protect her child against the evil men who hunt her. With her clan unaware of the branded girl among them, Pril has to keep the identity of her daughter a secret. When her child is kidnapped, she is forced to ask Merchant runner, Kade Walker, for his help.

Kade Walker needs to find the gypsy child. Blackmailed and pushed beyond his own moral code, he is determined to do whatever it takes. When he comes across the Peddler clan, he is sure the girl is there, however all hope is lost when the gypsies capture him. Time is running out—until Pril makes him an offer he cannot refuse.

Amidst greed, lust, revenge and love, Pril will need to trust Kade. But as the evil nears and doubt creeps in, will she discover that the enemy has been standing next to her all along?

 *The Reader's Review*

     My rating: 4/5 stars

Ugh, this book made me suffer! I know I shouldn't start talking about the ending, but boy, did I agonize about something that happens at that point. It was so, so cruel, I almost believed it! Anyway...

When I started reading Blood Curse I feared that I was going to get lost since I hadn't (and still haven't) read the first book in the trilogy. It would have been nice to have read it since there are a few (or many) details I'm missing out from, but it turned out that it wasn't necessary to enjoy the book. Because it's GOOD. VERY good. More than good, actually.

Blood Curse is an extremely entertaining read about magick, gypsies and curses. I fell into the story immediately and I wasn't able to put it down for even a second. The plot is intriguing as Pril races to find her daughter before the Monroes get the chance to kill her because of the curse she carries in her blood. Tsura is powerful, dangerous even, and people will do anything to bend it their way. But sometimes treachery hurts more than a blow from the known enemy...

Agh, seriously, quite awesome. I liked Pril the best from all the characters because she's strong and does anything to protect her daughter. She stands besides her even when all the world is against her. And, I liked that there's more to her than meets the eye even if she doesn't know it yet. Kade is a nice character as well. He's a good person, although stubborn as a mule. I liked his character growth throughout the story, how he goes from non-believer to  being more open-minded about magick. He could use a few tips in the love department.

Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with Blood Curse and I will certainly read the final installment. The ending promises a good follow-up and I'm excited to see where everything goes. I really hope it comes out soon! 

*****
Excerpt


PROLOGUE
The moon hurled shades of green and grey across the starless black sky. Waves rolled up onto the docks rocking the boats tied there. The water pooled around his booted feet as he walked briskly along the wooden boards. The air reeked of fish and sea, and he tucked his chin into the raggedy coat inhaling the stale garment. One hand in the pocket fingered a piece of rope while the other pulled open the door to The Cat House, a brothel on the docks. 
Men of all kinds sat at the tables. Smoke, laughter and mugs clinked together. He ignored them all to take a seat at the table in the corner.
“Can you guarantee this to be done?”
“Of course.”
“You must kill him and bring the child to me.”
“Consider it done.”
He shook his head. “You must make sure he no longer breathes.”
“Indeed.”
“Do not be fooled. He is tough and knows his way around a sword.”
“I am not concerned.”
He nodded and slid a brown package tied with twine across the table to the broad-shouldered man on the other side. 
Long slender fingers reached out and picked up the package. 
“A name?”
“Kade Walker.”
CHAPTER ONE
Appalachian Mountains, Virginia 1723
Pril Peddler lifted the green shawl from her trunk and wrapped it around her bare arms. The change in seasons brought a damp chill to the morning air, and the heavy woolen wrap kept her warm. She peeked at the small face huddled under the blankets at the back of the wagon. The charm above the child swayed on the string Pril had hung it from. A dull ache hummed in her chest when she thought of the horrific loss her clan had been dealt.
The evil was near, and she’d need to work another spell to keep them safe. Late for counsel with her brother, Galius, she kissed the soft cheek of her daughter before heading to the door.
Hand up, she shaded her eyes from the bright sun as she stepped from the back of the vardo. 
She pulled the heavy burlap curtain down to close the opening and walked toward Galius. 
“Your steps are light this morning, Sister. One would think you did not want to be heard,” Galius said as he stirred the coffee beans inside the metal pot. 
Tension twisted her gut. He was right; she did not want this counsel. She did not know what to say. She let the flicker of merriment in her brother’s eyes wash over her relaxing the muscles in her shoulders.
“My step is the same.” She poked him with her finger trying to ease her own nerves and his as well.
His lips lifted as if to smile, and she held her breath. It’d been weeks since he smiled. Pril’s heart ached, and her lips trembled. 
He held up the bubbling pot. “Would you like a cup?”
 She inhaled the aroma of strong coffee beans and nodded taking a seat on a wooden stump by the fire.
He handed her a cup and sat down across from her.
The wood crackled, and sparks jumped from the heat onto the ground in front of her. She tipped her chin concentrating on what to say next. Ever since the murder of her niece, she’d not been able to hold a conversation with either of her brothers without offering apologies. This morning was no different. She could not look Galius in the eyes and see the anguish and sorrow within them. 
The Monroes had come again. They’d never be safe.
She blinked away the tears hovering against her thick lashes. Tsura was asleep in her wagon, while another was lost to them forever. The door of her brother’s wagon creaked open and Milosh’s wife, Magda, stepped out. Black circles settled around her sunken eyes, and Pril felt the stab in her chest once more. Long brown hair fell untied down the woman’s back. The black clothes she’d put on weeks ago hung on her body unchanged and wrinkled from sleep. Milosh came from behind their wagon, a jar of honey in his hand. Pril stood when Galius’ large hand grabbed her wrist. 
“They are not wanting to see you today, Sister.” 
She heard the regret in his voice, swallowed past the guilt in her own throat and nodded. 
Milosh hadn’t spoken a single word to her since the death of his child. He blamed her, and it was clear so did Magda. 
“I…I’m so sorry, Galius.”
He didn’t reply right away, and without seeing it, she knew he had wiped the tears from his eyes. “Alexandra’s death is not your fault.”
The words were spoken because they needed to be. Gypsies stayed together no matter what. 
They were family. There was no truth to his words, and Pril knew it. 
“Are you going after them?” she asked.
“I hold no power, no spells flow from my lips. I am strong, yes, but they are stronger.” He stared at her, his eyes pleading. “We need the pendant.”
Guilt thickened her tongue; the gritty residue clung to her lips and tasted bitter. 
The talisman had been in their family for generations, blessed by each new Chuvani. 
Vadoma had promised her the pendant before she died, but Pril never saw it, and there had been no time to search for the jewel when they fled. 
“Without the pendant we cannot break the curse. We cannot protect our people.” 
She knew this. They all knew this, but no one had a clue as to where the talisman was. She’d tried to call an image forward, to make a finding spell, but nothing worked. 
“We have lost one of our own. Our clan is frightened. They have lost faith. We cannot fight the Monroes. We have neither the numbers nor the skill.” He took a long drink of his coffee. 
“And neither do you.”
She glanced at him.
“I know you, Sister. You’re planning to take Tsura.”
Pril sighed. She did not know what else to do. The Monroes were coming for her child. 
Alexandra had died because of that. Milosh and Magda hated her.
“Running is not going to change anything.”
“It will save lives. It will…help Milosh and Magda to heal.”
“No, it will not. Running will get you and Tsura killed and that is all.”
“How can you look at me when you know what I’ve brought to our family, when you know that this is all because of me?” 
Galius blew out a long breath that moved his thick beard from his lips. She watched through tear filled eyes as his bottom lip quivered.
“Vadoma put this burden on you. For that, we do not judge.”
Their sister had died a vile death. She’d betrayed their clan and had hung while being burned. Pril ached for her sister’s guidance and counsel. She yearned to know that what she was doing was right. 

*****

About the Author:


Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. When not researching for her next book, Kat can be found running her three sons to hockey and lacrosse. She has her Certificate in Freelance and Business Writing. A member of many writing groups, Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. She’s been published in numerous periodicals. Her debut novel CHASING CLOVERS has been on Amazon’s Bestsellers list many times and was #62 over all their titles. LAKOTA HONOR and HAZARDOUS UNIONS are Kat’s other two books and both have made bestseller lists. Kat is currently hard at work on her next book.
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November 10th | Justified Lunacy (Author Interview)
November 11th | Vaempires (Author Interview)
November 12th | Fundinmental (Excerpt)
November 13th | Behind the Pages (Guest Post)
November 14th | Classy Cat Books (Review, Guest Post)
November 17th | Sapphyria’s Book Reviews (Guest Post, Excerpt)
November 18th | Lusty Penguin Reviews (Review, Excerpt)
November 19th | The Reader and the Chef (Review, Excerpt)
November 20th | Darkest Sins (Guest Post)
November 21th | Bookworm Brandee (Review)


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