2016. október 17., hétfő

L.A. Starkey: Soul Keeper Series Box Set ~Book Blitz


Soul Keeper Series Box Set
L.A. Starkey
Publication date: March 10th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Amazon readers had a hard time putting this series down… you will to. Now you don’t have to wait – the full story is yours for a discounted price.
This boxed set includes all three full-length novels from Starkey’s beloved Soul Keeper Series. That’s over 800 pages of intense twists and emotional turns, heart-breaking romance and soul-shattering deception – all in one series.
In a battle of wills,
of the gods of old.
For each his revenge,
will he forfeit his soul.

On the chessboard of blood,
will their narrative play.
Aged, innocent lives,
revenge claims her way.
Out of hate will come love,
and love will come hate.
For immortal and man,
have entwined their damned fate.
The battle between the Titans and the gods of old did not end with them. The demand for revenge has dripped down into the next generation.
Twins, Marcus and Nicolas, heirs to the throne of the gods and sons of the last remaining Titan, learn that the purpose of their existence is to fulfill a prophecy born of hate and despair. They must battle for Pandora’s daughter’s heart, a girl lost to the human world and unaware of her hidden heritage. For four hundred years Marcus and Nicolas have only been allowed to touch the edge of their soul mate’s dreams, but the time of the prophecy has come.
For Samantha, life has been nothing more than a series of misfortunes and heartbreaks. For years, she has kept her heart locked away, but change is rolling in like a tidal wave. She is now forced to discern the thin line between love and lie, myth and reality, and it would seem that time is running out …
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EXCERPT:
There was no moving in this moment. Her body afforded her no such luxury, as swirling white mist covered the soft green grass, giving the world an ethereal appearance. Crimson danced against the golden sky as the evening moved in quickly, hoping to make way for its dark lover.
Sam gazed around her, trying to make sense of the familiarity she felt with her setting, but she failed to hold onto the fleeting memory. The soft crunch of grass moving changed everything as realization dawned—she was no longer alone.
Her dark sapphire eyes narrowed, brow creasing as a figure cut through the dense, chalky air. He towered over her by a head or two, and judging by the large expanse of his shoulders, he often left the gym stained in his scent. As his shape continued to gain clarity, from color and size to the defined lines of a life well lived, the swell of anticipation grew within her at the story his facial features might tell.
As he drew close enough for focus, her jaw slackened and her eyes widened with wonder. He was for all intents and purposes a teenager, and yet by his exotic appearance, she guessed him to be a foreigner. Wherever he was from, he was simply beautiful.
He stopped just before her, his gaze locked on hers, and try though she may words escaped her cry for assistance. His piercing jade eyes bore into her, dark orange rays stretching lazily from the iris, his skin seeming to glitter as if kissed by the sun.
“I’ve been waiting for you.”
“For me?” Sam blinked in surprise, taking a hesitant step back.
“Ah, Samantha,” he breathed out, his brow creasing ever so slightly. “Same questions every time, my love. Shall I give you the same answers?”
“W-what a-answers?” She shook her head, attempting to draw in a breath that wasn’t filled with the smell of pure male.
There would be no relaxing in front of him for something was so very familiar and yet alarming to all of her protective senses. Brick by brick, her heart constructed a thick wall that would promise protection. He took a step forward and reached for her hand, but was a bit too late to infiltrate her senses as the wall was up and impenetrable.
She exhaled softly as their skin connected and instinctively let her fingers wrap around his as a sign of friendship. The warmth of his touch sent tingles racing along the corridors of her body and yet still the cold loneliness remained because she demanded it so. No one would ever penetrate her defenses again. Self-preservation had become her lifelong companion simply because life required such company.

Interview

Answer each question in as great a detail as possible.

What did you do on your last birthday?
Funny enough, my family was snowed in from the artic vortex that hit the northern part of the US. We went to Branson, Missouri for the after Christmas holidays and planned to drive home on my birthday, which was a Sunday. The vortex hit and we all spent the day (my hubby, three kids, mom, dad and younger brother) staring at each other with boughs of cabin fever. It got better that afternoon as we threw snowballs at each other to fight off the aggression. *laughs*


Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
No, but I want one. I’d love one on the inner part of my left wrist, where my watch would cover it up. I want it to say, ‘fierce” or something of that nature. I do hate needles, but I’d man up for a tat.


What are you working on right now?
I’m actually 1/3 of the way through book two in my Soul Keeper Series, Destroyed. I want to wrap up that one and the last one in the trilogy, Descent, and then I can move onto a series I have swimming around my skull called Resounding – vamps, hunters and wolves – oh my!


What do you think you’re really good at?
I’m really good at being bossy. Most people call it leadership. I usually lead wherever I go usually. I’m good at public speaking and I love to sing. I’m worship leader for a new church we just helped to get off the ground and get moving.


What do you think you’re really bad at?
I’ve decided that I was picking daisies the day God was handing out patience. I released my book on Friday and by Saturday morning I’m wondering why I have no reviews! I can see that 40 books sold that first night. Where are the reviews? Um… yeah, it’s a 505 page book. Slow your roll, Laurie.


Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
No, but I want one. I have a humorous personality, so I can usually keep myself occupied and laughing for longer than I care to share. I’m thinking the various characters running around in my skull most times of the day might be considered imaginary, but it’d be rude to call them that. :P


Do you have any phobias?
I dislike spider and snakes, but I would say my phobia would be fear of the unknown. I wrote a poem on it a few years back because I wrestle a lot with my future. I could go several different ways and figuring it all out seemingly wears me out. I finally realized it’s the fear of not controlling it or not knowing where it will go that scares me most.


Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
I talk to myself quite a bit and answer myself as well. I laugh often and it’s usually at myself. When I’m alone I honestly prefer to have a book in front of me… not too weird, unless you’re holding Twilight at a stop sign and praying no one will pull up behind you, making you put the book down and drive.


What is your favorite quote and why?
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” (Michelangelo) I believe completely in what it says to each and every one of us. We can do anything we can put our minds to – no matter how ridiculous it may seem. Most people have been beat down by criticism or mediocrity and have officially given up on moving forward and reaching for the stars, but I believe with all my heart that each of us has the ability to do and be anything we can imagine.  


What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Coffee ice cream, all the way. However… there is a cream cheese flavored ice cream that Baskin Robbins 31 will have sometimes, but they are stingy with it. So we’ll go with the readily available coffee flavor. I lack patience like nobody’s business.


Which mythological creature are you most like?
Definitely the Valkyrie. I’m much too aggressive not to be a fearless female Viking soldier, and have you seen the outfits they wear? I’m in.


What are four things you can’t live without?
My faith in Jesus. My coffee and Hazelnut creamer (that counts as one – I’m bossy, remember). My husband who is insanely fine and loves me in a way that is honestly ridiculous. My kids who make me crazy and remind me I’m loved.


What is your favorite television show?
I actually don’t watch TV. I inhale books at an alarming rate, but my hubby controls the TV. He now owns a pair of headphones that will let him sit in the room with me while I write and me not have to hear the TV. Whoop!


What is something you’ve lied about?
I have lied about my age before. I look a few years younger than I am, so I claim it.
“You in your mid-twenties?”
“Ummmm… yes?”
LIES.

Who is the last person you hugged?
My husband and his deodorant smells so fantastic. Ladies… buy your man’s cologne and deodorant to fit your taste in smells. Heavenly!

What is the story of your first kiss?
It was behind a big oak free in Kindergarten and he was the cutest boy in our class. I’m thinking I might have just qualified myself as a hooch, but that’s okay. I’d lie about not kissing him if my mother asked.


Do you like kissing in public?
My hubby and I are affectionate, so I don’t mind a quick peck in public. I’m not at all cool with a couple macking down in the middle of a group of people and will be the one to remind them to “get a room” without breaking a sweat.


What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?
When my husband and I were dating, we went on a trip about two hours from home and I already had two little girls (2ys old and 3 yrs old). We were going to visit a really neat park the following day, just he and I, and I mentioned multiple times how much I wish the girls were going with us. I woke up the next morning to find him gone – he said to the donut store. He showed up thirty minutes later with my baby girls. He’d driven 4 hours round trip (getting up at 4ish) to go get them. He proposed on that trip and of course I said yes.


What kind of music you like?
I love alternative, hip hop, rock and some heavy metal. I listen to everything my teenage girls do, including contemporary Christian music and I love to play classical on our piano. Music is one of my many muses.


Do you like to dance?
Heavens yes, though I rarely do it anymore. I danced my whole life as a child and early teen and then hit a few too many nightclubs as a young adult. Now in my thirties, I dance around the kitchen to embarrass my kids – which they love, as do I.


Can you describe your dream home?
I’m living in it. Its four bedrooms, a small kitchen and decent sized living room. Everyone is close and the backyard is filled with a beautiful extra-large pool. My hubby has flowers everywhere and yet the best part is that the inside is filled with laughter and hugs and tons of smack-talking.

What is the first curse word that comes to mind?  How often and why do you use it?
Well, I love the “f-bomb,” but my preacher mother still shrieks every time she hears it, so I’ve moved to using the word damn more than anything. Actually, I never say curse words. Lies.


How would you spend ten thousand bucks?
Honestly? I’d give some to those I love, give a chunk to my church and take a trip.

What are 5 things within touching distance?
My iphone – music! My coffee cup – energy! My wallet – addictions! My notepad for Soul Keeper – Cheat Sheet! My surface pro – Awesomeness!!!


Do you have a crush on anyone?
Myself. I’m kidding. Only have eyes for one man – my beautiful hubby who I refer to as “sexy-dog”. Don’t ask… I have no idea why.


What is your least favorite word?
Um. I’m not sure if it’s a word, um, but, um, it take, um, up a lot of, um, space. I hate commas too. Probably um’s fault.


What part of the writing process do you dread?
Oh… editing. I’d rather brush my teeth with superglue than edit a manuscript. I’m a math girl and this grammar thing has become my nemesis. If I ever strike gold with my books I’m not going to buy a large house or a new car. I’m going to get an editor.


What is your favorite Joke?
Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from re-possessing the ranch they need to purchase a bull from*a stockyard in a far-away town so that they can breed their own stock. They only have $600 left.

Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, "When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home."

The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.

She walks into the telegraph office, and says, "I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home."

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, "It's just 99 cents a word." Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word. After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, "I want you to send her the word "comfortable."

The operator shakes his head. "How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word "comfortable??”

The brunette explains, "My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it very slowly...
com-for-da-bull."

(Borrowed the exact wording from http://www.funnyville.com/Blonde-Jokes/Come-for-the-bull.html)
Playlist

In the End – Linkin Park
All of Me – John Legend
Stay with Me – Sam Smith
Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Battle Scars – Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
Broken – Seether featuring Amy Lee
Clarity – Zedd featuring Foxes
Don’t Wake Me Up – Chris Brown

Glowing – Nikki Williams



Author Bio:
L.A. Starkey is the author of the Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series.
She is a fulltime writer, and loves spending time with her family and reading a good book. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.
She writes under the following pen name:
Kate Thomas - NA/Adult Paranormal (http://amzn.to/1SKV9ey)

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