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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Living in a town that likes secrets - Not a Chance (The Enchantlings #2) by Maureen L. Bonatch

"DESTINY CALLING is an intriguing paranormal novel written in a layered technique with each chapter exposing more and more information until the story culminates in a surprise, but fulfilling ending. " Judy Ann, Goodreads- about book#1


Description:

Release Date: October 31st, 2018

The last thing Hope Hallows wants is to become the latest headline. Living in a town that likes secrets, she prefers to keep hers hidden. Avoiding a nosy reporter’s questions about her ability to infuse euphoria or despair with a single touch, and those who crave this bliss, is nothing new. But having her brother’s annoying girlfriend, Berta, go missing is—especially when it makes Hope suspect number one.

As a triplet, her resemblance to her beloved dead sister causes her family to grieve even more, and her escalating supernatural skills makes Griffith, her half-human-half-Oppressor boyfriend, wary. He wants to put his unsavory past behind him—this could include Hope—since her abilities remind him of the Underworld.

In her desperate search to find Berta, she stumbles across a tunnel. Phantom voices within whisper that evil has been waiting for a new leader—and isn't she lucky, they've chosen Hope.

EXCERPT

“I swear you have a death wish. Are you looking for any excuse to use your abilities again?”

I started at the ferocity in his remark and straightened in defense. He was supposed to be my ally, but I should’ve anticipated his reaction. “I had no choice.”

“Only because you chose to take her in the woods in the first place.” The tiny haze of lights ignited around him as his frustration built.

I pushed my hands in my pockets to prevent from reaching for him for my own selfish comfort. He had to understand. Griffith was the only one who understood me. He was my rock in this ever-changing town. “I had to help look for Berta. There isn’t a choice in everything. I couldn’t let Chance go alone. Yes, I went because it was my idea in the first place, but also because he’s my brother. It’s not safe for him.”

His gaze locked with mine. “You didn’t worry about yourself? Or consider how much worry you’ve caused me? Damn it Hope, you, of all people, should realize what lurks undercover in the daylight has little fear at night and outside of town.”

Griffith always saw right through my petty motives. The trait was what I loved and hated about him.

About the author:
Maureen lives in small town Pennsylvania and her love of the four seasons —biking, sweat pants, hockey and hibernation—keep her there. Surviving twins gave her the confidence to learn to belly dance, declare herself a tequila connoisseur, act as biker babe to her alpha hubby and to release the characters from her imagination. These adventures, and a love of sarcasm, help her craft paranormal and fantasy stories full of fun, family, magic and mayhem. She survives on caffeine, wine, music and laughter. A feisty Shih Tzu keeps her in line.

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32 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for bringing to our attention another great book out there to read. I appreciate hearing about them since I have so many readers in my family.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

lildevilgirl22 said...

what a interesting sounding book

Victoria Alexander said...

This sounds like an awesome book, thanks for sharing!

Cali W. said...

Thanks for giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

Ally Swanson said...

Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

Becky Richardson said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. This book sounds wonderful.

Maureen said...

Thank you so much for hosting me! Anyone else's imagination run wild when you're walking in the woods?

Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds very interesting

Wendy Hutton said...

thanks the excerpt sounds realy intersting

Arf2-D2 said...

That's a cool talent

Becky Richardson said...

What writers have inspired you?

Maureen said...

Thank you! Becky I'd say a few of the writers that inspire me include Stephen King (of course!), Kim Harrison and Charlaine Harris to name a few.

Becky Richardson said...

Do you prefer e-books or print books?

Becky Richardson said...

What inspired you to start writing?

Maureen said...

Becky, I'd have to say that I've always enjoyed writing. It's my passion and those darn characters just never leave me alone for long, lol. It just took a long time to realize that being an author was a possibility.

Maureen said...

Oh and I forgot to answer your questions about e-books or print. I buy both, but have more e-books right now because it's nice to just grab my kindle and have a lot of books to choose from. Plus I can read in the dark without the lamp. But there's something about holding a print book in your hands. So I often buy both from my favorite authors, the e-book and the print version.

Becky Richardson said...

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Maureen said...

Yes, Becky. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a writer, it just took me awhile to pursue it seriously.

Becky Richardson said...

Thanks for sharing this giveaway.

Becky Richardson said...

Thanks, Maureen for answering my questions. I love finding out about authors.

Maureen said...

It's my pleasure! I'm happy that you invited me to your blog. :)

Becky Richardson said...

How long does it usually take you to write a book?

Maureen said...

Ah, the writing is usually the easy part. If I'm participating in NaNoWri (National Novel Writing Month in November) I can get 50,000+ words on the page that month. The hard part is editing and getting the story polished enough to share with the world.

Becky Richardson said...

Do you aim for a set amount of pages/words per day?

Maureen said...

If I'm on a deadline I set word counts per day, or for sprints.

Becky Richardson said...

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Maureen said...

One of the hardest things about writing is knowing when to stop editing and polishing, another would be having to set the story aside when life demands I pay attention when I'd rather be spending time with my characters. :)

Becky Richardson said...

What book(s) are you currently reading?

Becky Richardson said...

How did the cover come about?

Maureen said...

Hi Becky! Ever since I got a kindle, I got into the habit of reading multiple books at once- sometimes it's just so hard to decide! I recently finished Witch's Reign by Shannon Mayer.
I had some ideas for the cover but fabulous cover artist Debbie Taylor from DCA Graphics made is amazing!
I'd love to hear what everyone else is reading to fill up my kindle even more.