Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Release Day of Seduced by Darkness #5 in The Seduced Sage by Karpov Kinrade + Review of all 5 Books @KarpovKinrade @badassmktg #GetSeduced


Now available! The complete, 5-book Seduced Saga from USA Today bestselling author Karpov Kinrade: An epic paranormal romance of shifters, witches, secrets, lies, mystery, suspense, and dangerous love.

The fifth and final book in Karpov Kinrade's bestselling Seduced Saga, Seduced by Darkness, is here!

Please note, these books must be read in order, and are dependent on each other. 

Seduced by Innocence (Book 1)


Rose Wintersong will kill her first love--just as she's killed others. That is the dark prophecy that has guided her path for years. So she stays hidden with her coven of witches, raised a recluse by her despotic mother, hiding herself, and her powers, from the world.

Until she meets Derek, the sexy martial arts instructor who teaches her more than self-defense.

Derek O'Conner was born into wealth and power as a Druid Shifter whose family protects the wellspring of magic that has made them who they are. But he doesn't want that responsibility and is on the run from his own destiny when he meets Rose, a shy beauty who doesn't know her own inner strength.

Neither of them realize they are from opposing families at war, or that their love could destroy everything.

Until it's too late.

Forbidden passions. Deadly secrets. A love that will stand against it all.

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I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Rose is a witch with dark powers that she doesn't know how to control. She shares a cottage with her best friend Ocean in what is called a community. The community is made up of friends that are like family. Her mother Rainbow and little sister Jasmine also live in this little community of a coven of witches. Rose is like any other woman and wants what they want like someone she can love and who can love her back. Because of her magic everyone shuns her and are afraid of what she can do to them.

Rose's mother Rainbow has a very evil and cruel heart. The only thing she cares about is her own power and that of the covens. She will use anyone or anything to gain more power. Rose with the help of Ocean is beginning to find out who and what kind of person her mother is. Rose is nothing like her mother and never wants to hurt anyone. Rainbow controls Rose and everyone else in the coven using them to her advantage and making them believe all her lies.

Knowing that her mother is wrong about her using her powers and after finally realizing that she can't hurt anyone ever again with her powers, Rose decides that she wants to learn how to fight so that she can defend her family. Rose and Ocean decide to take karate lessons in secret with her mother having any knowledge of it.

When Ocean and Rose walk into the karate studio to sign up for lessons they meet Derek a Druid/wolf shifter. Rose is instantly attracted to Derek and he to her it is love at first sight for both of them. Derek has just come home after being away for a long time. Derek is the oldest son and is expected to take over the family business but this not what he wants. Derek wants to make it on his own and not have to depend on his father. He has come home because is little brother was in an accident and is in a coma like stage.

While both Derek and Rose's families are being attacked they have no clue that it is their families when they meet. Rose believes that the O'Conner's is attacking her and her family but she doesn't know that Derek is an O'Conner. Rose doesn't know that it is her family or mother that is attacking Derek's family.

Will Rose find out the truth about her mother? Can Derek and Rose stop the war between their families so that they can be together? This is the first book that I have read by Kimberly Kinrade and I can say that I truly loved it and can't wait to read more of her work. I really liked to reading Seduced by Innocence. I can't wait to start the next book Seduced by Pain. Can Derek forgive Rose? Will their love for each other be strong enough?

Seduced by Pain (Book 2)

There's a fine line between pain and pleasure, and it's so very easy to cross.

As Rose Wintersong awakens to her own sexual nature, the darkness growing inside her threatens to consume the man she loves. Each touch puts his very soul at risk. But she thinks she's found a way to control it. Pain.

Derek O'Conner has always exercised control over his own powers, but being with Rose unleashes the beast within and challenges him to embrace his own wild magic. When they embark on a sexual path that leads them down a deadly road of pain and pleasure, Derek finds he is unable to stay away from the woman whose family has tried to destroy his.

But one night, one touch, could destroy them both and give Rose's family what they need to end the O'Conner shifter line forever.

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I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

In the second book Seduced by Pain of the Seduced Saga Derek has found out who Rose is and what she did to his brother Dean. Rose has to deal with the fact of what she can do with her dark powers and learn how to control them. She is determined to use her magic for good and not evil. Rose keeps calling Derek over and over but Derek won't talk to her. He feels guilty for loving her when his brother is in a coma that she put him in. Will Derek find it his heart to forgive Rose? Can she stop her mother from doing more evil before anyone else gets hurt?

Rose has learned that her mother is planning on using her as a sacrifice to help her gain more power. She has also found out that her mother has been hiding things from her. Things like who her real father is and what he is. Who is her father? What is her father? She now knows that Derek's family was not the ones who was attacking them and trying to kill her family.

Rose's heart is breaking because of what she did to Derek's brother and has realized that her mother manipulated her into using her magic against Dean. Her heart is also breaking into tiny little pieces because she thinks she has lost Derek. She thinks he will hate her because of who she is and what she did.

What Rose doesn't know and has no way of knowing is that Derek has a fantastic family with great big hearts. The O'Conner's don't blame her for what happen they know her heart is not like that. She is not evil like her mother. Besides they know her mother and what she is capable of doing. They are not the kind of people to judge anyone. They know that everyone is their own person and just because one person in the family may be bad does not make the other members bad too.

You know I think I liked Seduced by Pain more than the first book Seduced by Innocence. There were more magic and dark creatures. Once I started reading it I did not want to stop. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I was beside myself wanting to know what was going to happen to Rose and Derek next. I really loved both books and am just dying to read the next book in the Seduced Saga Seduced by Power due to be released this month, March 2013.

Seduced by Power (Book 3)

Rose Wintersong thought she could control the dark power she was born with.

She was wrong.

Now, the man she loves is trapped in a hell dimension and she will risk everything to save him. But what awaits her in hell is more than she imagined, as deadly secrets from her past come forth to claim her.

Caught between love and duty, between the past and the future, Rose must find the strength to become something more. Her metamorphosis is the only way to save her lover and his clan of Druid Shifters--and the only way to stop an unbeatable new evil from being unleashed into the world.

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I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Rose is still trying to find a way to defeat her mother, Rainbow and to take back the rose bush that she stole from Derek's family. Not only does she have to worry with her mother she is also trying to find a way to get Derek's brother Dean's soul back at the same time.

When Rose and Derek are having sex Rose has to feel pain so that she won't send Derek's soul to hell also. But the pain is not enough anymore and she sends Derek's soul to hell as well. Rose's heart is broken over the fact that she has hurt the one that she loves. Rose is a very sweet and loving person and would never do anything to cause harm or hurt to anyone. Unless they are like her mother who does evil things to human beings then she will do what she has to, to stop them from hurting others. So now Rose has to find a way to save them all. Can she or will she be able to do what is necessary to save them? Is her heart that good?

While trying to save Derek and Dean Rose meets her farther and finds out who his is and also what he is a demon. Rose will have to go to hell herself to save Derek and Dean. She meets a demon in hell who helps her get their souls back. But she has to make a choice that could mean she will loose her life. Is she strong enough of a person to make this choice?

The demon Blake has fallen in love with Rose and although he is a demon he helps Rose knowing how she feels about him and also knowing that he can never be with her. In the beginning I really didn't care much for the demon Blake as with most demons he was out to help only himself but in the end he turned out to have a very good heart.

I have truly enjoyed reading all three of the Seduced Saga books. If asked which one I liked the best I could not say as I loved them all. And I highly recommend that you read all five books but I do suggest that you start with book #1 Seduced by Innocents and then book #2 Seduced by Pain. I cannot wait to read the next two books in the series Seduced by Lies book #4 and Seduced by Darkness #5.

Seduced by Lies (Book 4)

Everyone has secrets. Some secrets are more deadly than others.

Rose Wintersong and her friends have gone through hell and back to protect those they love. Now that life in their lush forest safehouse has returned to normal, she thinks the worst is over.

She's wrong.

A new evil is brewing in the darkness, something that threatens everyone she loves, including her new husband and his pack of shifters. When one of their best friends is nearly killed by a beast that hunts like a wolf, Rose and Derek embark on a journey to Rome to see his attacker avenged.

But secrets have a way of poisoning those we love the most. A truth Rose finds out the hard way.

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I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Rose and Derek are back and just as in love with each other as they have ever been if not more. Their love for one another has grown so much that they can't stand to be apart. If they could they would be together all the time. But of course that is not possible with the new school that they are running with the help of some of my favorite characters from the Forbidden Trilogy, Drake and Sam. Rose, Derek, Drake and Sam are all teaching kids that have paranormal powers. They are teaching them how to control them and how to use them. This new school of theirs is a lot different than the one that Sam lived and grew up in. All of the kids at this school are all there because they want to be. They are not against their will like Sam and her friends Lucy and Luke. The new school would not be possible without the help of Father Patrick the priest who owns the propriety the school is on. Drake and Sam have a beautiful little girl Ana whom they both love very much.

Everybody is so happy with their lives and the school until they find out that someone is killing kids with special powers. They all work so hard in trying to find out who is killing the kids with paranormal powers. They find evidence that shows that it is a wolf that is attacking the kids and killing them or that is what it looks like but what they are seeing may not be exactly what they think it is. But never fear the church is sending in help. They send a pope to help them investigate and find the killer.

I have read a lot of books written by this husband and wife duo and not a one of them has disappointed me. I have loved each and every one of them. I love all the characters in The Seduced Saga and The Forbidden Trilogy and was so thrilled to see Derek, Rose, Drake and Sam all together in Seduced by Lies. I was also glad that the twins Lucy and Luke make an appearance too.

If you love reading paranormal or about people with special powers then I know you will love The Seduced Saga and The Forbidden Trilogy as well. But I do recommend that you start with the first book in each series so that will you know what is going on and why they have all ended up where they are today and together. The authors do a fantastic job of explaining who the characters are and giving you their background stories from the other books at the beginning. You will get know and understand Derek and Rose better if you read Seduced by Innocence book #1, Seduced by Pain book #2 and Seduced by Power book #3 before reading Seduced by Lies book #4. The same goes for Sam and Drake if you read their stories in Forbidden Mind book #1, Forbidden Fire book #2 and Forbidden Life book #3.

Seduced by Darkness (Book 5) 

Drake Davis has had and lost more para-powers than most people could ever dream of.

But that's nothing compared to the changes he's experiencing as a Nephilim--a being part human and part angel with a lust for blood.

He'll do anything to protect his wife and child from whatever darkness is hunting them... but can he protect them from the new darkness growing within?

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I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Rose and Derek are back with us still fighting for all the things they believe in. They are just as much in love or more than they ever have been. They are still teaching at their school Elysium where they try to help and teach kids that have para powers as well. They each have different things/subjects that they teach the kids besides helping them to learn how to use, control and maybe understand their powers. Drake and Sam from The Forbidden Trilogy along with their little girl Ana are still with us as well. Drake and Sam are still helping out with the kids at Elysium.

Rose and Derek have their own personal problems that they have to deal with that is just between the two of them while at the same time someone is still killing people, adults and kids/teens that have any kind of para powers. No one knows who is trying to kill all these people and them too. Along with the personal issue between the two of them; they also have to deal with their own separate personal problems. Rose is having trouble shifting so she asks Talon to teach her how to control her shifting.

Drake and Sam are having problems with their own new abilities as well. Like everyone else they are trying to find whoever it is that is killing anyone with para powers. Plus the Nightfall Queen is looking for them because they disobeyed one of her rules and now they must answer to her. They have to go before her so that she can judge them and decided if or what their punishment may be. Drake and Sam are also worried about Ana and her powers and how strong they are for someone so young and the wrong person finding out.

I have really and truly loved reading both The Seduced Saga and The Forbidden Trilogy. As I have said before I loved each and every one of the characters in both series and was so glad to see Sam and Drake from The Forbidden Trilogy join Derek and Rose in The Seduced Saga. I am sad to see The Seduced Saga and The Forbidden Trilogy end. I am going to miss all the characters especially Rose, Derek, Drake, Sam, Ana, Luke, Lucy, Ocean, Father Patrick, Toby and everyone else.

Have you read The Seduced Saga or The Forbidden Trilogy? If you have not then I would like to recommend that you do and soon if you like paranormal. You will be taken on the best ride of your life and one that you will not regret or forget for a long, long time. This writing duo is one of my favorite writing teams and I have loved each and every book by them that I have read. This is another writing duo that I cannot read enough of their work and want to read everything they write. I am sitting on pins and needles just waiting to see what they come up with next. Thanks KK for writing such great stories and giving us the opportunity to read them.

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Blog Tour: Halfskin (Halfskin #1) by Tony Bertauski @MkgConnections #Giveaway

(Halfskin #1)
by Tony Bertauski
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published: November 30th 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier. 

We become better.

At what point are we no longer human?

Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he’s not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human. Halfskins have no legal rights and will have their biomites shutdown. It’s not called murder, merely deactivation.

Cali Richards has been Nix’s legal guardian since their parents died. She has lost far too many people in her life to let the government take Nix. She is a nanobiometric engineer and will discover how to hide him. But even brilliance can succumb to the pressure of suffering. And technology can’t cure insanity.

Cali and Nix keep a slippery grip on reality as they elude a maniacal federal agent dedicated to saving humanity from what he calls 'The Biomite Plague'. 



Blogger’s Reaction to the Birth of M0ther


Shooting Truth-Bullets Since Birth

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It's the end of time, peeps.

Mark this date, put a black X on your calendar because it's all over, starting today. It used to be that if you didn't like the laws where you lived, you just moved to another state or another country. Freedom existed somewhere in the world. We had a choice. I mean, hell, if you were desperate enough you could live on the South Pole with penguins and shit.

Not anymore.

Today, it's all over.

Today, M0ther was born.

Who's M0ther? Our M0ther. Already got a mother? Now you got two, only this one will know everything about you. You can't hide from her, she'll know when you're full of crap, know where you stash your porn, know when you pick your nose and when you eat it.

You'll hate her, and she'll know that, too.

Case you've been asleep for the last 10 years, the Mitochondria Terraforming Hierarchy of Record is what I'm talking about.

Let's just call her M0ther.

A mother that doesn't bake cookies or wash your underwear. She's not getting up to make you French toast or wipe your nose. Nope. This bitch is going to spy on you until you’re dead. Which may be sooner than you think.

M0ther is somewhere in the frozen plains of Wyoming. No pictures of her exist because no one's allowed to even flyover. But rumors say she's this massive dome, a computer the size of a football stadium, like some artificial brain heaved out of the frozen soil that's wirelessly connected with every biomite in existence.


Hear that buzzing on your phone? She's listening.

Feel that tickle on your laptop? She knows you're tapping.

All that Do Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife crap? Yeah, that's the real deal, now. M0ther might tell your wife what you're thinking about doing to Joe-Bob's wife mowing the lawn in a tube top.

George Orwell wasn't even close, man. I mean, Big Brother was just a pea shooter compared to M0ther. Big Brother was pissing on a forest fire; M0ther's bringing the goddamn ocean.

Here's the official statement from Marcus Anderson, Chief of the Biomite Oversight Committee.

(BTW, he looks like a gargoyle. Right?)

It is with great pleasure that, after ten years of global effort, I present to you the greatest feat of humankind. I present to you a regulatory system that will keep all people safer and healthier for centuries to come. Bionanotechnolgy has put us on the brink of greatness, but with that comes uncertainty and danger. The human species has the potential to live forever. Or end tomorrow.

I prefer the former.

Mitochondria Terraforming Hierarchy of Record is linked to every booted cellular-sized biomite living inside our bodies. Its primary function will be to monitor individual levels of biomites and take appropriate action if, or when, they cross a previously determined threshold. This will keep us human.

This will keep us safe.


I don't know about you, but this is not a gross infringement on our freedom: it's raping it. I don't want anything or anyone peeking into my biomites; that's none of your business, none of my neighbor's, and it sure as hell ain't the government's.

Biomites aren’t evil, dude. They’re artificial stem cells, that’s all. What’s the big deal? If you want to be 100% artificial, be my guest, that's your business, bro. I don't give a rat's pink sphincter what you do with your body. You want to boost your brain with biomites to get smarter? Hey, as long as you got the cash, good for you.

What the chief didn't say in his official statement was what exactly the previously determined threshold is.

Want to know?

You should, before you rebuild your kidney or tone those wrinkles, you should know that when your body is 40% biomites, you're a redline. And redlines go to jail.


Think I'm joking?

They call it a Detainment and Observation Center. You can't leave, you don't order takeout, you shower with other redlines. That's jail. You get a federally funded cot and three hots while they watch your biomite levels. On a side note, you’d think the scientists could figure out how to keep biomites from reproducing and slowly taking over our bodies once we get seeded. They are the geniuses, for Christ’s sake. Doesn’t seem like it should be all that hard.

But all right, whatever. So they continue dividing once they’re in our bodies. It’s worth the trade off: they are the answer to every disease, every shortcoming, every desire known to man. They’ll figure it out, give them some time.

But here’s the kicker. Guess what happens when you hit 50%. Guess, no seriously. Take a stab. When your body becomes halfskin, when it's 50% God-given, good ole' fashion organic cells and 50% artificial biomite cells, guess what M0ther’s going to do?

Bitch is going to shut you off.

That’s right.

And when she does, when she turns off all your biomites like a light switch, what do you think happens to the other half? The living half?

Yeah. That's right.

It's real, peeps. Real as it gets.

The death of human liberty happened today and you probably didn't even feel it.
Well, I did. 

An Interview With Tony Bertauski:

What inspired you to write Halfskin?

Most of what I write is inspired by consciousness, what makes us human, what this is all about. Halfskin investigates the body image, that if technology advances to the point that we can control everything about the body—disease, emotions, talent—will we evolve into something greater or devolve into self-destruction?

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Early on, I enjoyed storytelling. It wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I thought I could really do it.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

I remember reading

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

I’ve always like science fiction, especially those books that explored a human element, in particular artificial intelligence.

What is your favorite book?

Dune is the winner. I was always amazed at how Herbert invented an entire universe.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

While there have been many that have impressed me with such an authentic voice, Frank Herbert is my favorite. The extent of his universe was breathtaking.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

Honestly, this is has to be the most exciting time in history. Technology is on the cusp of tremendous strides. If the human race can survive its own self-obsession, there’s likely to be some amazing discoveries.

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

Sometimes it flows like butter. Or at least until I reread what I wrote and it’s crap. Nonetheless, I love the challenge of writing a good twist. The story arc, to me, is like putting together a massive jigsaw puzzle, painting one piece at a time. What fun and frustration it can be!

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

Two dogs. Can’t imagine life without dogs.

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

A gourmet hamburger cannot be beat.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

You have to enjoy the ride. I feel fortunate to feel so connected to the stories I write. I’m not sure it’s really anything I did to make that connection, really. Once I tried writing a romance novel and realized I just didn’t care. So if you’re passionate about a particular genre, don’t let it wither on the vine. Discipline yourself to write until it becomes second nature.

 Author Bio:

During the day, I'm a horticulturist. While I've spent much of my career designing landscapes or diagnosing dying plants, I've always been a storyteller. My writing career began with magazine columns, landscape design textbooks, and a gardening column at the Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). However, I've always fancied fiction.

My grandpa never graduated high school. He retired from a steel mill in the mid-70s. He was uneducated, but he was a voracious reader. I remember going through his bookshelves of paperback sci-fi novels, smelling musty old paper, pulling Piers Anthony and Isaac Asimov off shelf and promising to bring them back. I was fascinated by robots that could think and act like people. What happened when they died?

I'm a cynical reader. I demand the writer sweep me into his/her story and carry me to the end. I'd rather sail a boat than climb a mountain. That's the sort of stuff I want to write, not the assigned reading we got in school. I want to create stories that kept you up late.

Having a story unfold inside your head is an experience different than reading. You connect with characters in a deeper, more meaningful way. You feel them, empathize with them, cheer for them and even mourn. The challenge is to get the reader to experience the same thing, even if it's only a fraction of what the writer feels. Not so easy.

In 2008, I won the South Carolina Fiction Open with Four Letter Words, a short story inspired by my grandfather and Alzheimer's Disease. My first step as a novelist began when I developed a story to encourage my young son to read. This story became The Socket Greeny Saga. Socket tapped into my lifetime fascination with consciousness and identity, but this character does it from a young adult's struggle with his place in the world.

After Socket, I thought I was done with fiction. But then the ideas kept coming, and I kept writing. Most of my work investigates the human condition and the meaning of life, but not in ordinary fashion. About half of my work is Young Adult (Socket Greeny, Claus, Foreverland) because it speaks to that age of indecision and the struggle with identity. But I like to venture into adult fiction (Halfskin, Drayton) so I can cuss. Either way, I like to be entertaining.

And I'm a big fan of plot twists.


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Book Blitz: Deviate (The Light Key Trilogy #2) by Tracy Clark @tracyclark_tlc @entangledteen @NereydaG1003 #YABOUNDBOOKTOURS #Giveaway

Release Date: 03/03/15
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Tormented after a daring escape, Cora Sandoval must find a way to stop the Arrazi from murdering innocent people and from violating, using, and killing the Scintilla for their powers. She must also accept one bitter betrayal: Finn Doyle-the Irish boy who has both a piece of Cora's heart and soul-is Arrazi...

On the verge of extinction and sought by those who would either consume or destroy them,  Cora and the remaining Scintilla survivors must solve the mystery of The Light Key. If they fail, the truth will stay buried forever and mankind will pay the ultimate price.

No longer will she hide.

No longer will her loved ones be hunted.

And she will have her vengeance...even if she shatters her heart in the process.

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He threw me a smile that doubled as a challenge of some sort. Maybe he didn't think I could grasp what he was trying to explain. "I shall try a new way to describe," he said, rubbing the blond stubble on his chin. "Consider me now, the subject, looking at an object of beauty." I felt heat rise up my neck as he held hard with his eyes. "That's the first level of experience, that we are physical beings, experiencing each other as separate. Subject, object. See?"

"Go on. This had better matter."

Giovanni stepped closer, his silver aura reaching beyond his sculpted edges, expanding and contracting with each breath. My pulse skipped, my aura beating in unison with his. "You and I, Cora, we see another level of reality. We see the spiritual essence of people, their feelings rippling through their energy field like watercolors, staining their auras with emotion."

True. Beautiful. He took another sure step toward me. The look in his eyes made me breathe faster. I wanted to kick my aura's ass for being so in sync with his.

"I can see your emotion right now. I'm causing you to feel nervous and"-his aura flared and his voice coaxed-"a bit excited?"

I blushed and looked away. "You are not."

"Science already has proved that there are other levels of reality that people cannot see with the naked eye, not even you and me. With the help of microscopes, we can look closer and see that we are billions of cells vibrating at extreme speeds. Molecules, atoms. Beneath what appears to be two separate beings are really clusters of energy dancing together in this space."

He stepped even closer now, and I tried to account for my rapid heart rate and dropping stomach. "And the truth is," he said softly, standing so close I could feel the caress of his aura brush my skin, "molecularly, there is no separation at all between us. My energy field is experiencing and appreciating your energy field, and since our energy comes from the same infinite source, we must be one."

We stood a breath apart, auras and cells and molecules, or whatever, dancing and swirling. My heart hammered with the energy of it, with the fascinating and bewildering truth of what I could see and feel.

Giovanni's nostrils flared as his gaze met mine for a few beats, roamed over my face, then fell to my lips, lingering too long there. My body was a storm of confusion. Feelings rose up in me that felt forbidden. My arms tingled. My stomach fluttered. My lips pulsed with want, and I became acutely aware of the tickle of each breath that passed over them.

I had to remind myself that this was our Scintilla energy together. This was no different from what I'd done to Finn. Giovanni and I had no choice but to feel charged around each other, right?

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About the Author
Tracy Clark is a young-adult writer because she believes teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they're going through, they aren't alone. In other words, she writes books for her teen self.
She grew up a "Valley Girl" in Southern California but now lives in her home state of Nevada, in a small town at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Her two children teach her the art of distraction and are a continuous source of great dialogue. She's an unapologetic dog person who is currently owned by a cat.
Tracy was the recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Work in Progress Grant. A two-time participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program where she was lucky enough to be mentored by bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins, who taught her so much about the art of writing and cured her of her ellipsis addiction.
Her debut novel was inspired by her enchantment with metaphysics as a teen, seeing it as the real magic in life. Tracy is a part-time college student, a private pilot, and an irredeemable dreamer.

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