Book Blitz + Giveaway ~ Secret Worlds: A Paranormal Boxed Set
Secret Worlds: A Paranormal Romance Boxed Set
Publication date: June 29, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Limited Edition, includes:Taken by the Beast by C. Kressley and R. Hamilton: Women who look a lot like Charisse are going missing. And the man this beauty is falling for may be the beast responsible.The Forever Girl by R. Hamilton: Sophia gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust a shapeshifter.Summoned by Rainy K.: Dimitri can’t reveal the paranormal bond controlling him, and Syd won’t tolerate his secrets.Purgatory by S. Stec: A sex-hungry myth with no name, no flesh, and no identity …unless it wears one of you.The Pandora Principle by N. Cosper: As a descendant of Pandora, Cassi must discover if her lover is one of the evil spirits she hunts before all her friends die.Heart Song by S. LaFantasie: When incredibly handsome Marren frees Relena, there’s a catch.Changeling by D. Herbert: As a changeling and a witch work together to restore order in Fairy, they discover that love, like magic, casts its own spell.Shiftless by A. Easterling: After years of suppressing her inner predator, Terra meets a shifter who forces her to reclaim her wilder side.The Black Parade by Kyoko M: Poltergeist Michael is the key to saving Jordan’s soul from hell, but can she handle the cost of her salvation?Haunting Echoes by C. Faron: Will Amaia’s clan kill her ex-fiancé before she learns whether he returned from the grave for love or revenge?Braving Fate by L. Hall: Diana and Cadan fight demonic forces and a deadly passion that has lasted centuries.Trinity Rising by J.E. Taylor: Damian and Naomi are desperate for victory against the devil, but one wrong step could trigger Armageddon.Moonlight by K. Salidas: Good girls don’t wear fur, fight over men, or run around naked, howling at the moon. But Fallon’s not a good girl.Lash by L.G. Castillo: Lash must choose where to place his trust–in a home he fought so hard to regain or in a forbidden love he can’t bear to lose.Between by L. Swallow: Alek could kill Rose with a kiss. Finn, with a touch. Pulled into an intense affair with Alek, Rose discovers her connection to Finn threatens them all.The Devil’s Fool by R. McClellan: When vampire Boaz gives Eve the one thing she never had–love–she falls into a world of greed and seduction.Spark Rising by K. Corcino: A runaway Spark and the agent arresting her ignite a revolution to end their people’s enslavement while resisting the electricity between them.Ruby’s Fire by C. Stine: On the run from a desert cult, Ruby must choose which handsome stranger to trust with her heart and her darkest secret.Cursed by L. Leroux: Isobel has been hiding an uncanny ability her whole life–until the day she must use it to save herself from a madman.Hunted by A.J. Colby: With Agent Holbrook’s help, Riley races time to stay ahead of a crazed werewolf killer.Vigilant by A. Lawson: Ari stumbles into a world of crime and vigilantism while discovering the one man that sets her heart on fire.
– Sample – Spark Rising – Sample –
“I’m here, Mama.” Lena strained against the straps. They bit into her skin and her rigid muscles. “Please don’t go. I’m right here.”
Her mother’s lips moved. A breath of sound escaped. The pause between glimmers grew long now.
Reyes bowed his head in regret. He lowered her mother to the floor.
Lena stared at him. “No! She’s not gone. I can help her, Reyes. Get me off of here. Reyes!”
Her mother’s bloom didn’t pulse back. Lena could help her if she could get off the damn bed. Her mother blurred as tears rose.
She opened her mouth to scream, but the sound building within her chest caught in her throat. Her muscles slackened. Her watery view of her mother, of Reyes placing her upon the floor and closing her eyes, faded away as her body sank back. Her mouth hung open, the scream still caught, beating at her vocal cords, waiting for an exit. She sagged onto the bed.
Lucas’s voice intruded, disgusted. Put upon. “I should have sent for the sister.”
I will do no harm…. But they could? They could do whatever they wanted to the people she loved? No more. I will do harm. I will be free.
She focused the grief inside, rage making her immune to the effects of the current. Dust swarmed to answer her. The scream howled free. With it, white light arced across the room, seeking the men. Her electric-coated shriek of rage and grief released something within her. She convulsed, her body arching up in a corona of white light that flashed up and across with a concussive boom of sound that drowned her out. It sucked away her breath, and her voice died, the electricity following it back, crackling away into nothing.
When her eyes fluttered open, the windowless room was dark. The brilliant after-flare of the branching white heat etched her vision, glowing in the black. From somewhere nearby, a metal fixture squeaked as it swung. Voices shouted from outside. Someone banged at the door.
No sounds came from inside. She pulled her body up to the right, trying to roll to the limits of the straps, but they didn’t hold. As her body pressed against them, the leather cracked and fell away from the buckles with dry pops and faint metallic tinging. Waiting for the pull of the taut, thick restraints, she rolled up and almost off the bed. She caught herself with one shaky hand.
She leaned her face over the edge, vainly searching past the vivid memory of light into the darkness below. Her mother was down there. She’d freed herself to go to her mother.
“Mama?” It hurt to make even the faint, hoarse sound she managed.
She pushed with her hand and eased up to sit, pulling her legs free of the cracked restraints to swing over the edge of the bed. She turned in the darkness. Something brushed her head, and she jumped back from the sound of swinging metal. Pushing her hand out in front of her in the dark, she reached up, searching. Her fingers made contact with one of the metal lights that had been trained upon her when she woke. It hung down over her now, loose and broken.
What had she done?
Kate Corcino’s Author Secret
Hello and welcome! I’m so happy to be here! I am Kate Corcino, author of Spark Rising, a romantic futuristic fantasy featuring a complicated super-powered heroine, a compromised double-agent hero, romance, and non-stop action adventure for the New Adult/Adult audience. I am thrilled to be a part of the SECRET WORLDS boxed set.
Perhaps that’s because I have secrets of my own?
Want to know my writing-process secret?
I wrote in a sex scene to keep one of my characters happy.
My characters talk to me—and refuse to talk to me. If they’re not pleased with the way the action is going, they will refuse to cooperate. Perhaps this is what other authors experience as writer’s block, but to me, it’s pretty clear who’s in control (and it’s not me!).
Once you get to know Agent Alejandro Reyes, it probably wouldn’t be surprising in the least to know that as I headed into the second half of Spark Rising, he made it known that he was unhappy with the state of affairs (or lack of one!) between himself and Lena Gracey. And he sat down and refused to talk for his POV scenes until I promised some—ahem—action.
It seems Agent Reyes knows what he wants, and he’ll do anything to get it. ;)
So many of the characters you’ll find in the over a MILLION pages of fiction the SECRET WORLDS boxed set offers are just as determined…and just as hot (Okay, Alex, almost as hot…happy now?). Pre-order your copy now and get ready to be let in on twenty-one different worlds of secrets, headstrong characters, and love!
I hope you enjoy the excerpt below from SPARK RISING! Have a fabulous day!