Sunday, June 2, 2013

Book Blitz {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Taking Back Forever by Karen Amanda Hooper

Taking Back Forever
by Karen Amanda Hooper
Book #2 of the Kindrily series
Publication: May 31st 2013 by Starry Sky Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

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Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.

** Recommended for ages 15 and older due to mature content. **

Taking Back Forever is book #2 of the Kindrily  series:

Grasping at Eternity
Book #1 of Kindrily  series
Publication: May 25th 2012 by Starry Sky Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

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Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.

Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she's supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.

Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah's memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.

While Maryah’s hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever—and discover just how lonely eternity can be.

X-Men  meets My Name is Memory  in Karen Amanda Hooper’s latest young adult release.

A peek inside Taking Back Forever

“Shiloh, you know he has the ability to see clearly in the dark, and that he sees light and color differently than the rest of us.”
I nodded.
“Well, he swears he can still see your star in the sky.”
“You said my star fell. That it was gone.”
“I know. And I can’t see it. As much as I’ve tried and hoped to see a flicker of light where your star used to shine, I still see nothing. But Shiloh doesn’t lie. And he swears he can see something.”
I lifted my face and scanned the cloudless sky above us. “What does that mean?”
“It means you erased, but you aren’t gone. We know that’s true because you have remembered glimpses of our past. It gives me hope that you’ll remember more. I wanted to tell you what Shiloh sees so you could share that hope. Your star didn’t fall from the sky like I originally believed. Erasing caused it to burn out, but I believe you can reignite it.”
I looked at the sky again. I wanted to see the stars. I wanted to see my star. I wanted to burn so brightly that other galaxies could see me. But wanting and doing were very different things. Doing, I thought. It was up to me to do something. No one could make my star shine except me.
Nathan did give me hope. According to Shiloh, I still had a place in the heavens. I was determined to turn on the light so that everyone could see I was home again.

Karen Amanda Hooper

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Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.

Karen has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. In high school she discovered her passion for putting her thoughts onto paper, but it wasn't until her late twenties that she wrote her first novel. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.

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By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 13 years old.
One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive eBook copies of Grasping at Enternity  and Taking Back Forever  by Karen Amanda Hooper. Winner's choice of mobi, epub, or PDF format.
Winner will be contacted via email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST June 15th.
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Kindrily  prize pack including a signed paperback of Grasping at Eternity 
and Taking Back Forever  with other Kindrily-themed gifts.

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win a great book.

  2. Such pretty graphics on your blog. I love the lettering and logos. :) Thanks so much for helping spread the word about my books!

  3. I love the covers of these books. Thank you for giving me a chance to win.

  4. What an interesting premise! The covers are lovely as well.