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Monday, March 25, 2013

Book Excerpt: The Witch Avenue Series by Karice Bolton (Blog Tour & Giveaway)


Welcome to The Witch Avenue Series Blog Tour. This new adult, paranormal romance series contains three books: Lonely Souls, Altered Souls, and Released Souls by Karice Bolton. Today we have a book excerpt from Lonely Souls and two tour wide giveaways. I will also be posting my review of Lonely Souls soon. Enjoy!
Summary
Book #1
It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.

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Excerpt from Lonely Souls
The wooden doors flung open like they were as light as cardboard. They smacked against the wall and bounced back, scaring the crowd and me. All the flames on our candles extinguished, and the air turned frigid. The doors slammed shut, and the lights went dark. The fear began building deep inside of me, but then it turned to anger, with my gut snarling and churning. This had to be directed at me.
The lights came back on as quickly as they were turned off. A shudder went through me. Standing in each corner was someone dressed in a red cloak, their faces covered completely by a hood. I had never seen anything like it. I quickly scanned the crowd and saw that Logan’s spot on the pew was empty. Panic spread through me. Was he involved in this? Aunt Vieta and Ellsy were whispering to one another nervously. I looked at the others next to me, and they were trembling. Why wasn’t I?
An apparition appeared in the center of the room hovering in the aisle. A gasp echoed through the crowd as it became apparent to everyone that this wasn’t something any of us had faced before. My eyes darted around the room looking for Logan, and I still didn’t see any trace of him.
The apparition wasn’t all that dissimilar to the one that I was faced with at the floral shop. I could see through this one as well, but something did seem a little different than the entity at the floral shop.
The being took in a deep, hollow breath and swung his arm around, instructing the red-cloaked figures to step forward. In a flash, each of the beings raised their wands and pointed at the crowd who gasped. They had to be black sorcerers.
A deep voice came from the back of the room as the doors were flung open for a second time, leaving Logan in the doorway glaring. The figures, still pointing their wands at the crowd, turned their head to see the new participant.
“Are you looking for this?” Logan commanded, he was holding something up that I couldn’t see.
The cloaked beings pointed their wands at the ceiling and began torching the beautiful flower arrangements that had been hung from the rafters. The crowd started screaming as pieces of the flaming flowers began floating down from the ceiling.
Deleo de anima,” the chant began from the black magicians.
“You cowards! Answer me!” Logan snapped, throwing the object he had been holding onto the ground toward the ghostly image.
My eyes watched the metal tumble to its landing spot under the being, and I could see that it was glowing with a red only hot metal could do.
“You!” A shrill scream echoed through the room from the being. The witches stopped casting their spells, and the apparition started flying toward Logan. A scream shot out of me, stopping the being only inches from Logan.
It slowly turned around to find where the scream came from, and I stood up to make its task easier.
“It’s me you want! Leave him alone!” I shouted.
My aunt gasped.
The apparition shot toward me, stopping short, hovering right in front of me. I looked at Leslie and whispered, “Run!”
Leslie darted, with the rest of the honorees following quickly behind. I didn’t know what was about to go down, but I didn’t want anyone else hurt.
“You don’t need to do this,” the priestess whispered. “Give them what they want.”
“They want me, and I’m not giving in quite so easily,” I stared at her coldly before returning my gaze at the hovering being. Apparently, the coven wasn’t nearly as supportive as I thought.
She stepped away from us, leaving me to wonder what was really going on here.
“We want you to follow in the footsteps of your mother,” a whisper met me from the ghostly being.
“And what does that actually mean?” I was seething with anger.
Logan was making his way up the aisle. His eyes were as cold as steel glaring at anything that dared to look his way.
“If you come with us, I’ll let you find out,” the spineless creature croaked.

Author Bio
Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the sweetest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.
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Summary
Book #2
The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.

Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.

With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love
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Summary
Book #3
Triss and Logan’s love is becoming stronger by the day as they harness the powers between them, but will that make them blind to the evil they’re facing?

After uncovering startling information about her family, Triss is determined to right the wrongs of her ancestors. Triss and Logan uncover who has infiltrated the covens across the globe, and they realize the plans of the dark side are far more sinister than they’d ever imagined.

As the power of this hidden world is exposed, Triss learns her role in the covens. With Logan, Dace and Bakula’s assistance, Triss is now able to fully realize the abilities her ancestors have given her.

It won’t be long until the dark forces regain their strength, especially as their leader, Eben, continues his quest for a power that can never be revoked. Triss must stop him before it is too late.

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8 comments:

  1. This one has a decidedly spooky feel. I'm guessing there is a lot of evil going on. Logan seems like he is good and will stand by her, and she also seems pretty protective of him so I bet that will be a strong relationship. Thank you so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. This book was very interesting in that one half of it was awesome, and the other was annoying. Can't wait for you to see my review.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these, I think I actually have book one..i love the dark covers

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  3. The book I am must looking forward to reading is 'Camp". What I learned a Karice Is she Loves to sit and read loves to write. She married her high school sweetheart and she has 2 bull dogs she loves also she adores snow she skis tries to snowboard.You ask what I learned hat it! Plus I really want Camp

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    1. The camp was really good. I recommend it. :)

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