Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Finding Esta By Shah Wharton (Promo + Giveaway)

I would like to welcome Shah Wharton to The Avid Reader today. Thanks for stopping by Shah. Please be sure and check out Shah's novel Finding Esta book #1 in The Supes Series. Oh and be sure you enter the giveaway for a an eBook copy of "Finding Esta" (open internationally).

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Title: Finding Esta

Series: The Supes Series #1

Author: Shah Wharton

Genre: New Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: WordsinSync Publishing (Indie)

Published: December 16, 2012

Heat Level: Sweet

Words: 120,000


Finding Esta

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Finding Esta

An unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any kind of physical intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna's misery and isolation, yet Luna strives to make them proud, to finally earn their elusive love - something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.

When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta, she jumps at the chance to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for the ride within the murky depths of her mind.

Meanwhile, a dark stranger visits Luna's dreams and stalks her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their intimate moments excite rather than terrify. Nestled within his presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger - a message she struggles to interpret, until they finally meet….

Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her sanity, searching for logic, feeling deceived by both.

Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions? And will anyone care enough to save her?


Finding Esta


Finding Esta

"Esta…Can you hear me? Please wake up. I've waited forever to speak with you. I can't bear another day." My eyes opened, but instead of looking for the owner of the voice, they moved toward the blood bag.

But it had gone.

Becoming frantic, I looked to the voice and asked, "Where's it gone?"

"Oh, that." Reading my reaction, the voice replied, "You've had enough blood for a while. That's just GJ. It's …better for you." He tried to stroke my hair, but I flinched. He averted his gaze, eyes crowned by a pinched brow. "Anyway, you can leave here soon… Come home with us." He sounded familiar, yet I couldn't focus. Then he bounced on the bed next to me, excited. "We're throwing you a huge welcome home ball next week, Esta. It'll be the biggest ball yet. Everyone will be there. They're all desperate to see the returning Princess." His words grew high-pitched, loud, but still didn't penetrate my craving for blood. My gums burned, head spun. "How about that? Your own ball." I felt a cool fingertip beneath my chin, lifting my face toward the voice, "Open your eyes for me, Esta. Let me see them."

I slapped his finger away and opened my eyes. "See what?" I looked up to the owner of the voice. "It's you?" I swallowed down the nausea, "It's all real then?" I panted, anticipation and hunger gripping at my throat.

The excitable voice softened, "Relax, Esta, breathe."


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In November of 2010, Shah found herself in Dubai, having moved from the UK for her husband's new job. With no job or friends of her own, she had a lot of time on her hands and decided to take the advice of online friends she'd met through, and build her own blog. WordsinSync was born and was the catalyst in meeting fellow authors and bookworms galore. She moved on from writing poetry (two published) and short stories (one published) onto using her imagination to write novels. She has learned a lot on her adventure into stories and storytelling, mostly from the awesome advice of her online peer-group.

Her great loves are her patient husband and their German Shepherd, Bobby. Her passions are writing, reading, blogging, movies, photography, music, theatre, travel, and fine dining. Her qualifications include BSc (Hons) psychology, counselling, hypnotherapy and mentoring.

Genres of choice include anything dark with fangs and/or that will make her squirm, or jump, or scream out an expletive. She is an avid Kindle abuser and adores the indie writing community, and being part of the e-publishing revolution and supports all authors on her bookish/author blog - Shah Wharton's WordsinSync.


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The giveaway is for an eBook copy of "Finding Esta" (open internationally) and ends Feb 23. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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Tour presented by CBLS Promotions


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