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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Daughters of the Sea Blog Tour and Giveaway!



 

Book Info: Forsaken
Daughters of the Sea Series-Book #1
By Kristen Day

 Blurb
 Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.

Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and  dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesied to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.

 


 

 

Book Info: Awaken
Daughters of the Sea Series Book #2
By Kristen Day

 

Blurb
 The sacrifices we make have the power to shift the very fabric of who we are, and ultimately who we are meant to be…

After learning of her true destiny as the intended Leader of the Tydes, Anastasia Whitman must now embark on a perilous quest to the Underworld before the age of eighteen in order to plant the seed of immortality and complete her essence to become a true Sea Goddess. But before she can make her legendary journey, an unexpected new student transfers to Lorelei; initiating a sequence of events that will unravel Stasia’s new life, and test the boundaries of her relationship with the mysterious, dark, and sexy Finn Morrison. The line between the Underworld and the Living begins to blur as gruesome ghosts, morbid reveries, and pure evil haunt her waking hours as well as her sanity. Once the details of Finn’s own startling destiny are revealed, the dangerous secrets he’s been hiding will threaten the very love Stasia believed to be indestructible. As time begins to run out, she will be forced to choose between the one she loves and the destiny she cannot escape.


 

 

Book Info: Chosen
Daughters of the Sea Series Book #3
By Kristen Day
Publication Date: January 29, 2013

 

Blurb
 The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up.  Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.

After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life.  In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war.  As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point.  A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks.  Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive.  In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance.  The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.

 


 

 Excerpt From Book 2- Awaken
            “Do you think dead doctors like sexy nurses?” Carmen narrowed her eyes and wiggled her dark brown eyebrows.
            “Please tell me you aren’t going to dress up as a sexy nurse again,” Phoebe snarled at Carmen with frustration. “That’s what you wore last year!”
            “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Carmen shrugged her shoulders and twirled a dark brown lock of hair around her finger.
            “It is kinda overdone,” Phoebe contended; scrunching her nose.
            “And your sexy cop outfit isn’t?” Carmen challenged her. “Six other girls wore the same costume last year.”
            “Yea, but I was the only one with a pink cop uniform and fishnets,” Phoebe rested her hands on her hips with indignation, “and I’m going to be something different this year anyway.”
            “Fishnets?  Seriously?” I gawked at Phoebe.  I would never be able to pull fishnets off.  Somehow I knew they looked absolutely amazing on her.
            “When did Halloween turn into an excuse for girls to dress up like cheap sluts?” Willow chastised no one in particular, shaking her head.
            “Don’t knock it ‘til you try it,” Carmen grinned shrewdly.
            “So what do you guys think?” Phoebe prodded us again.  I had to admit, I was a little curious about the Drake house and what, if any, connection it may have to Nadia.
            “Are you sure you know where it is?” Willow asked.  Phoebe shook her head vehemently, and then looked to me for my consent next.
            “It would be kinda fun…” I started and Phoebe jumped up and down in her seat.  Two yes’s and one to go.  We all turned our attention to Carmen.
            “Alright, but if a demon takes over my body and forces me to cut your heart out, don’t blame me,” Carmen cautioned her.
            “I’ll just come back and haunt you every chance I get,” Phoebe challenged her with a steely expression.
            “In your pink cop uniform?  Ohhh, I’m shaking with fear already,” Carmen countered sarcastically.
            “You guys really shouldn’t joke about that,” Willow chided. “If the legends about the Drake house are true, you’ll be eating your words.”
            “I personally think the doc just went crazy and decided to slaughter his whole family.  Probably cooked up the hearts and ate them himself,” Carmen theorized.
            “Eww!  Don’t say that!” Phoebe shrunk back in revulsion while Carmen smiled in triumph.
            “Make no mistake,” warned a deep, foreboding voice behind us. “Demons are very real.”
            “Ever heard of a doorbell?” Carmen scowled, “You can’t just go jumping out of the shadows anytime you feel like it.” 
            “But it’s so much more fun,” Finn smirked at her and then easily met my gaze.  He leaned against the doorframe with inherent confidence. He was dressed in jeans and a gray t-shirt, while his handsome face was eerily shaded with the living room light at his back, “Plus I brought something I think you guys will be very interested in…” he teased cryptically.  My tortured heart proceeded to hurdle up in my throat.
            “The map?” I choked; my voice coming out an octave higher than I intended.
            “The map,” he confirmed smugly.  Willow gasped and a silence fell over our small balcony.  All at once everyone bounded into the living room with renewed exhilaration.
            “I’ll get markers!”
            “I’ll get a notebook!”
            “I’ll get the pixie sticks!” The stampede halted long enough for us to give Willow a curious glance.
            “I always eat candy when I study,” she explained and shrugged her shoulders.
            We posted up at the coffee table like a pack of kids waiting for ice cream, eager to catch a glimpse of an actual map of the Underworld.  Finn produced a large unassuming piece of paper rolled up and secured with a rubber band.  Either The Sons have incredible preservation techniques or this was a printed version.
            “Shouldn’t it be…older?” I scratched my head.
            “I was only able to bring a copy of it…,” he justified with a slight grin. “The actual map is thousands of years old, not to mention it’s housed in a remote, undisclosed location; unknown to most descendents.” The gleam in his eye told me he wasn’t including himself in the ‘most’ category.  I could only imagine the kind of information he was privy to.  I wondered what it must be like to be Finn Morrison, Future Prime and hottest guy on earth.  Being that sexy must come with immense responsibility and pressure.  Oh, and the whole future-Prime-thing must be hard too.  I giggled at my own thoughts; consequently attracting odd looks from my roommates. 
            Finn, apparently used to my random outbursts, carefully unrolled the map; spreading it out on the table and securing its unruly corners with Phoebe’s teal and white tile coasters.  A blanket of stillness cloaked the room as we gazed upon the most impressive map we had ever seen. 

 


About The Author: I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I've been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses - swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn't pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).

I am the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (Winter 2012). I love all books, but really enjoy writing young adult, paranormal romances. I've loved to write for as long as I can remember. My first published work was my poem RED in second grade (you guessed it - it was a poem about the color red - life altering, I know) that won me 5 gold stars and a spot in my elementary school's poetry book. That's when my addiction to the written word officially began. I was the only kid in fifth grade that actually enjoyed diagramming sentences. Go ahead and laugh – it’s okay.

When I'm not writing I'm making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband. I graduated from Appalachian State University and dream of becoming a full time novelist.

 

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