Check it out here:

Please make sure you are over the age of 18 before you jump to this blog! Up for grabs is a Kinky Kit filled with lots of goodies and it's open internationally!

Good luck if you go and enter!

Kerry-Ann x

Book Spotlight: The Keeper by Natalie Star

Book Spotlight: The Keeper by Natalie Star

All the following information was provided by Natalie Star!
Author Bio:

When I'm not reading or writing, I can be found with my husband supporting my two children on the soccer fields. Or maybe running around with my camera taking photos while camping and/or hiking.

Or lastly, and most probable - I'm watching movies on Netflix while simultaneously perusing

Our family resides in the state of Virginia along with our old-unintelligent-diabetic cat named Lucky.

Contact Natalie here:



(Young Adult/Paranormal Romance/heat level 2),


The morning of her sixteenth birthday, Billie feels blessed despite the reoccurring nightmare that wakes her. Loving parents, a caring boyfriend, and great friends surround her until an heirloom necklace throws her into a world she never imagined.

“Gifted” with supernatural powers and an unexpected destiny as the Keeper, Billie and a mysterious boy from her past must work together to find answers. But, as they begin to discover feelings for one another, he disappears leaving her to fight evil alone. Her life spirals out of control. She breaks up with her boyfriend, Tony, and alienates her best friends Arianna and Jocelyn to protect them from the truth.

As dark forces pursue her, Billie longs to run away from it all, yet a need to do whats right compels her to face the future as the keeper of more than her own fortune.
“I have something special for you. Sit, I’
ll go get it.” And before I knew it, she rushed down the hall.

“Hurry, Mom, I have to get to school!” I yelled after her. She was back in a flash. “Here, honey.” She handed me a long narrow velvet jewelry box, maroon in color, the coloring faded from age and use. I flipped back the lid and saw a gold chain with a charm hanging from it. Definitely nothing I would have handpicked, nice enough I guess, but it looked older than dirt itself. There was a yellowish gemstone, citrine I think, no larger than a nickel and it was set on top of a golden sunburst. She explained, “It’
s been in our family for years. Its been handed down from generation to generation on the sixteenth birthday.”

“Um, thank you. How old is it, and where did it come from?” I questioned because it even smelled old.
“No one in recent memory knows the answer to either question. We do know it is an honor to receive it, and you have to wear it for your whole birthday, no matter what,” Mom explained.
“Or what, I will have seven years bad luck?” I didn’t know what else to say.

“No, worse, a whole life of bad luck.” Mom said it so seriously.
“Well, if that isnt convincing enough, put it on me!” I was not superstitious but why take chances?
I lifted my flat ironed hair out of the way, and Mom placed the chain around my neck. The second I heard it click into place, I felt funny, and I swear the jewelrys temperature rose. I stood up in a state of a panic as it warmed and the heat spread from my neck throughout my body. Everything went white, and then pulled out.


Book Trailer on You Tube:

Purchase sites: To celebrate the one year anniversary of The Keeper, and the fact that its finally out in paperback, the eBook price has been reduced to $2.99.
Have you read the Keeper? What did you think of it?

House of Night 2013 Reading Challenge

House of Night 2013 Reading Challenge

The House of Night Series by PC & Kristen Cast has been on my TBR list for quite a while, Okay more than quite awhile! I have nearly all the books and it's bugging me that I've not started these amazing books yet!

So.... My lovely sister and I are bringing you

We would be ecstatic if anyone else would like to take part! Although there are loads of amazing 2013 challenges out there so it is quite difficult to decide which one to go with!
For our House of Night Challenge!
Each month we will read a book so it goes like this:
January - Marked (House of Night #1)
February - Betrayed (House of Night (#2)
March - Chosen House of Night #3)
April - Untamed House of Night #4)
May - Hunted (House of Night #5)
June - Tempted (House of Night #6)
July - Burned (House of Night #7)
August - Awakened (House of Night #8)
September - Destined (House of Night #9)
October - Hidden (House of Night #10)
November - Dragon's Oath (Novella)
December - Lenobia’s Vow (Novella)
BUT: Megan and I will also be holding a giveaway each month of the book for that month! So for January up for grabs is Marked, for February Betrayed! March is Chosen! Get the picture?
There may be different rules and regulations for each giveaway so be sure to read them when the giveaway is posted!
At the beginning of each month, I will update the page at the top and also post a new post for that month!
The posts will be named: House of Night Challenge #1, House of Night Challenge #2, House of Night Challenge 3, Right up to December for House of Night Challenge #12! 
 On the new post every month will be a linky list so all you need to do is link up with a link to your review so everyone can go around the different blogs and checking the reviews out.
Also, at the end of the month everyone who links their review will be entered into a giveaway sponsored by Megan and I to win 1 of the following whether an eBook, voucher, swag, paperbacks or something else! So there's a chance for everyone!
PLUS: Megan and I will be posting a video every Sunday updating you on how we're getting along in the novels and also asking a House of Night related question! You can answer and join in as well! :)
SO! If you are interested in taking part let us know! Comment below so we can check out your blog if we're not already following! :)
Thanks so much!
Kerry-Ann x

Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop Winner!

Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop Winner!

So sorry for announcing this so late! Because of Christmas I've been so busy!

How was your Christmas?

Congratulations to the following person(s) for winning my Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop! I hope yous all have a very kinky Christmas!

Congratulations to......

An email will be sent to you now!
Congratulations on winning!
If you didn't win now, don't worry! There will be LOADS of giveaways in the up coming months especially February! :)
Kerry-Ann x

BDSM Month: Get whipped into shape! February 2013

BDSM Month: Get whipped into shape! February 2013

Hello my lovely readers!

How are you? (I always ask this and no one tells me, 'm actually asking how yous are LOL I really wanna know!)

I've been doing a lot of naughty tweeting lately about my BDSM month, Have you seen the tweets? Some weren't to pleased at what I'd been saying.... but.... it's not all bad! It's from me after all. ;)

50 Shades of Grey.... Have you heard of it? I think you might, It's that really unpopular book that no one has read YEAH RIGHT *sarcasm* It's taking the world by storm with all it's kinky glory. BUT... now you've read the trilogy what do you read now?

Well.... that's where I come in and ofcourse yous! In February 2013 I'm planning a BDSM month, So for the entire month that's whipping fantastic! See what I did there?? Yeah?? Well I liked it! ;)

Everyday for February there will be something posted BDSM related, whether it's an author interview, guest post, excerpt, flash fiction, giveaway, review, or something else! You can be assured you will not wanna miss it!

There will also be posts on books you should read now that you've the 50 Shades Trilogy, Plus authors that are so omg sexier!

Dropping no names.... there's a few authors already confirmed.... like.... KD Grace.... Leesa Harker..... Tiffany Reisz..... Portia Da Costa..... Sophie Morgan.... and more!

Waow! I know I know I know! I'm like near passing out even at looking at their names! It's like omg moments like really omg moments I mean LOOK! Okay.... *deep breaths* no getting excited just yet!

If you an author/blogger/reader and would like to get involved please email bookbloggerni @

Aspiring Writers/Authors:

I'm wanting to hold a little competition.... So.... you've read the novels.... but can you write one just as good?? Think you can??

Please don't think it's anything big, but If you think you can write short BDSM story no more than 750 words then email it to bookbloggerni @ and during the BDSM month I will post it on the blog. BUT it's not as simple as that! I will also post a form where people can vote on their favourite story and the winner with the most votes will get a surprise! (Okay... fine! A BDSM surprise ;) ) It is obviously open worldwide. But please be aware this is not a giveaway, you  must provide a story!

Some rules:
The story must be your original work, it must not be copied from a book! I've had enough Christian Grey for the moment! Thank you!
Please email your stories to bookbloggerni @ by 31 January so I can schedule them.
Plus, during the month of February, please do not press for votes from anyone.... I don't wanna be tied up atm! ;)

After reading 50 Shades of Grey, women's curiosity into the world of BDSM as heightened and it's no surprise that it's all thanks to E.L James love story! BUT.... wouldn't you like a real look into the world of BDSM? Wouldn't you like to see the point of view from a submissive and dominant?

On my personal blog, Blog Of A Northern Irish Girl, I will have also be having a BDSM sorta month, with stories from real people that live the lifestyle and also explore the world of it! ;) Are you game to get involved?

Well.... that was a long post! wasn't it? If you have any questions comment below or email me. I hope you'll join me for I hope will be a very naughty month! ;)

Kerry-Ann xx

Release Blitz: Reindeer Games: Cupid by Lucy Felthouse

Release Blitz: Reindeer Games: Cupid by Lucy Felthouse

The amazing Lucy Felthouse brings you this hot, sexy Christmas tale Reindeer Games: Cupid! Seems to me Christmas is looking is up.... is it for you to?

All the following information was provided via Writer Marketing Services.

As a postman by day, and one of Santa’s reindeer on a single very special night, Cassius Cupid eats, sleeps, and breathes deliveries. He doesn’t mind, but sometimes wishes that someone would send him something more exciting than bills and junk mail.
One cold January morning, Cassius gets his wish. A young woman arrives with a parcel. Turns out it’s for his housemate – but Cassius doesn’t care. All he’s interested in is Carina – the beautiful female courier.
Has Cupid finally met his match?

Buy links: 

Chapter One

Cassius Cupid woke with a start, and then sat bolt upright in his bed. Shit, I’m going to be late! was his first thought.

Milliseconds later his brain switched on, and he remembered. He was on holiday. Flopping back onto the warm mattress and pillows with a contented sigh, he smiled. No work for fourteen whole days—it was going to be utter bliss. He stretched, relishing the feeling it created in his sleep-softened muscles. Ahhh…this is the life.

He knew he wouldn’t go back to sleep—hell, it was eight o’clock, which was practically the middle of the day for someone in his profession—so Cassius fell to thinking about how he was going to spend his day, not to mention the several others in front of him. God knew he deserved to relax and have some fun. He’d just emerged from the busiest part of his year, and he was more than ready to do some chilling out.

He enjoyed his job as a postman—he really did—but the Christmas period was a total killer. He idly wondered how many cards and presents he’d delivered over the past few weeks. It didn’t bear thinking about. Once you factored in the festive period itself, the weird few days between Christmas and New Year, and then the flurry of mail that got sent when everyone went back to work properly at the beginning of January, he’d racked up some serious deliveries. And that was before you even thought about his other job—which was for just one day a year, but was arguably more important than the other 364 put together.

Cassius—or Cupid, as he was known to his boss and colleagues in his second, but most important job—was not only a regular postman for the Royal Mail, but also a reindeer. For a single day of the year, Cassius had the supernatural power to transform into one of Santa’s faithful steeds and help pull that famous magical sleigh, delivering presents to excited children the world over.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Cassius really did eat, sleep and breathe deliveries, but not for the next fourteen days. All he planned to do was watch some TV, read some books, maybe go out hiking, meet some friends… basically anything that wasn’t delivering something to someone. Hey, he might even receive something through the post himself—preferably not the usual crap; bills and junk mail. He didn’t hold out much hope.

He lounged in bed for another ten minutes before realising he was lying there just for the sake of it. Being on holiday didn’t have to equal staying in bed all day—and certainly not for someone as active as him. He reached over to his bedside table, grabbed his glasses and put them on. Throwing off his thick duvet, he walked to his bedroom window and peeked out through the curtains, immediately glad of the effective central heating he and his housemate had forked out to have installed the previous year.

The eerie silence outside was broken by the rumble of an engine, and Cassius turned his head to look up the street—he lived in a cul-de-sac, so he knew that’s where the vehicle would come from—and watched as a delivery van made its way slowly and carefully down the road. He hoped the driver was sensible enough to try and steer over the thickest parts of the snow—the more people went over and over the same patches, packing it down, the more the road surface resembled an ice rink. And since the cul-de-sac was on a slight hill, it was easy enough to get stuck. He’d seen it so many times—even going outside one time last winter to suggest the driver go down to the bottom of the road, turn around and try reversing up the hill—an almost foolproof plan for vans with rear-wheel drive. He’d gotten a big thumbs-up for that suggestion as the driver finally got to the junction where the road became flat, and went on his merry way.

As the van drew closer to his house, he saw that the driver was a woman. That would explain her cautious driving—he’d never admit it to one of his drinking buddies, but women were far superior when it came to driving in adverse weather conditions. He even thought he’d seen some survey containing statistics that proved it.


About the Author:

Lucy is a graduate of the University of Derby, where she studied Creative Writing. During her first year, she was dared to write an erotic story - so she did. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Constable and Robinson, Decadent Publishing, Ellora's Cave, Evernight Publishing, House of Erotica, Ravenous Romance, Resplendence Publishing, Secret Cravings Publishing, Sweetmeats Press and Xcite Books. She is also the editor of Uniform Behaviour, Seducing the Myth, Smut by the Sea and Smut in the City. Find out more at Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at:

Waow! Doesn't this sound amazing?? Will anyone be making sure they get a copy for Christmas?  

Candy Kane Kink Giveaway Hop (INT)

Candy Kane Kink Giveaway Hop (INT)

Candy Kane Kink
Welcome to the Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop! Ohhh I've been counting down the days till I could post this! I'm so excited for it, are you?
This giveaway Hop is organised by the amazing Close Encounters with the Night Kind & Natasha Blackthorne.
Since I love christmas and a lil kink..... fine okay! A lot of kink! I'm going to offer three prizes and the winner can choose 1 out of the 3 prizes. :) How's that sound?
Prize 1: Choose any Christmas book up to £8 on Book Depository.
Prize 2: A kinky Christmas swag pack. (Will contain alot of kink to last you all into the new year)
Prize 3: Be daring and let me choose a Christmas book for you by one of my fave authors. (My fave authors are Natalie Anderson, Janelle Denison, Portia Da Costa, Lucy Felthouse, Leesa Harker, KD Grace)
This giveaway is open worldwide. (For prize 1 anywhere BD posts to) Prize will be sent out during the month of January.  
Complete the form below to enter:

In February 2013 I'm holding a BDSM month here on Reading A Little Bit of Everything, if you're an author - aspiring or published, reader, writer or real life liver of the BDSM. Then check out this page for all the info on how YOU can get involved.

There'll be giveways, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, flash fictions and MORE!
Check out all the other blogs participating in the hop here!

Google Form has been removed as giveaway has eneded!

Release Blitz: A Ghost for Christmas by Kacey Hammell

Release Blitz: A Ghost for Christmas by Kacey Hammell

All the following information was provided via Writer Marketing Services.
Title: A Ghost for Christmas
Author: Kacey Hammell
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 6th

ISBN: #978-1-77130-211-1
After receiving a long weekend at an elegant hotel beside the majestic Niagara Falls as a Christmas gift, Jodie Gibson is determined to do nothing but relax and enjoy the scenery. And, okay, just maybe meet someone who makes her toes curl.
Sebastian is sophisticated, tall, dark and gorgeous--everything a woman fantasizes about. But he's also an 18th century ghost. He haunts the halls of the hotel, seeking the one true love that can help him find peace… 

Excerpt © Kacey Hammell

As she peered into the reflective glass, a face appeared behind her. Jodie whipped around and fell back against the window.
Oh my fucking God!

Before her, in what looked like a shimmering bubble, stood the most breathtakingly beautiful man shed ever seen. Dressed in a white shirt and black pants, he had dark unruly hair and striking, magnetic blue eyes that held her in place.

Jodie blinked, uncertain, scared and breathless.
How was it possible? Shed read the newspaper clippings, yes, but it was unimaginable to think ghosts might actually walk among the living.
Not everything made sense. She only believed in things that could actually be seen, felt and touched. This seemed surreal.
Stunned by the apparition before her, dressed in what looked like centuries-old clothes straight out of Esquire, he seemed to look straight through her, and his smile warmed her clear to her toes. Lord, she was in trouble.
“Hello.” Soft and gravelly, his voice alone seduced her…all the way to her toes. Her body quivered and her center tightened.

Whoa. What the hell am I thinking? Theres a ghost in front of me and Im ready to jump his bones. Not bloody likely.

“What are you doing here? Get out. I don’t care who you are, youre leaving, right now.”
He frowned. “No need to be frightened. Ive been here for centuries.”
Jodie laughed, and not one to wilt like a scared little girl, stood tall. “This is all a joke.” She looked around, up and down, and all over the room. “Are there hidden cameras somewhere? Hey, Ashton, if youre behind the camera, you can come out now. Ive been Punkd good. Thanks and all, but Id like to get on with my evening without you.”
“Who is this Ashton? What is a punk? A rake, perhaps?” he asked.
Jodie squinted. “A rake?” She hadnt ever heard that term spoken, but had read it in historical romances. No one talked like that these days. “No. Never mind, its not important. Listen, I just want you to go. I want to enjoy my evening.”
His smile was gentle. “Im sorry, my dear, but this evening every decade is the only time I am visible to the human eye. I never miss a chance to watch the Falls.”

Every decade…

“You’re telling me you do this every ten years? How old are you?”
“I was born in 1781. That makes me—”
“Two hundred thirty-one,” Jodie whispered, legs weak. She grabbed the back of the chair nearby and sat down. Were such things even possible?
An eighteenth century ghost stood before her.
Merry Christmas to me.
Available at…

Readers can learn more about Kaceys books/contact her via …


Promo: The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington

Promo: The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington

The Kiss OffBlurb:
WARNING: Sexual references, occassional coarse language.

When sixteen year old Poppy Douglas writes a song about her ex-boyfriend Cam and ex-friend Nikki, she has no idea that her heartbreak is about to go global.

A local band picks up her song from Youtube and soon she’s along for the ride with her own fanbase as they blow up on the local club scene and hit the international charts. Though it turns out leaving Cam behind isn’t as easy as she had hoped.

Tangled in a web of unfinished homework, ill-considered sexting and a new lead-singer boyfriend, Poppy has a choice to make between the ex that inspired it all and the rock God whose poster lines the inside of half the lockers at school. But as she struggles to keep her emotional dirty laundry private, she learns that the truth can be hard to find when your life is in the headlines.

Sarah Billington is an Australian writer and editor who likes to write stories with love, laughs, suspense and zombies. Sometimes all in the same story. Her favouritest thing to write about are those horrendously awkward moments that come with being a teenager. Or a human being. Sarah was extremely accident-prone and klutzy as a kid and teen, so her cup runneth over with experiences of horrendously awkward moments to draw from in her writing. Thankfully, she has grown out of her klutziness. Mostly. She is, however, still an embarrassment.

She loves a variety of random things, which include doggies (hers as well as yours), Swing Dancing, Ice Hockey, Roller Derby and she is a bit obsessive about paranormal investigation shows and channel E!. She writes light-hearted works under Sarah Billington, and darker, scarier and more torturous stories under her pen name, Edwina Ray.

She also runs an editing, cover design and ebook formatting company Billington Media.
Coming in 2013: The Kiss Off 2!

The money's in! Poppy's royalties for penning the accidental hit song The Kiss Off that shot her boyfriend's band to super-stardom are in and she knows EXACTLY what she's doing with it.


“See that?” I said, pointing at the feature band name on the flyer. “Academy of Lies are headlining Bay Fest over in Tallulah Shores.”
“They’re headlining? Are you serious?” Mads said.
I grinned. “Pack your bags, baby.”
“Shut up.”
“Two words: road trip,” I said. “One word: camping.”
“Shut up.”
“Five wor — is it five? Yeah — five words: One week by the sea.”
“Shut up.”
“Four more words-”
“Enough with the words already.”
“I’m nearly done,” I said, “four final words: you, me and Van.”
She bit her bottom lip, staring at me when her hands started wringing in front of her again. And she started bouncing.
“No,” I said, “no, no. You shut up. You start screaming again and you’re not coming.”
Instead, Mads squeezed me in a bear hug and planted a kiss on my cheek. “I’m going to Babe Fest. I’m going to Babe Fest!”
Bay Music Festival. Of all the nicknames in the world, it could have been a lot worse.

THE KISS OFF 2 will include:

A road trip with an unexpected passenger.
The realization too late that they don't actually like camping.
Accidental topless swimming.
Paparazzi punch ups.
A news-worthy (yet totally false) love triangle.
Obsessed fan girls.
A stalker.
And an overwhelming request from someone super-famous.
Stalk the author:
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Author Interview: Kathy Petrakis

Author Interview: Kathy Petrakis

About this author: (Taken from Goodreads)

Kathy Petrakis was born and raised in Sydney Australia by Greek immigrant parents. She always had a passion for the performing arts - dancing, acting and singing but they were hobbies giving way to a traditional professional career in banking. Before this book, her writing was used to entertain friends with her unusual, and often disastrous travel adventures from around the world.

Review: Linage - Beverly Post-Schlemer

Review: Linage - Beverly Post-Schlemer

Title: Lineage
Author: Beverly Post-Schmeler
Publisher: PublishAmerica
Released: May 2005
My Copy: I received a paperback copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Review: Beverly Schmeler will have you eating out of the palm of her hands with her novel Lineage!
It is an addictive interesting read and I'm so surprised I couldn't put it down. From the very first pages of Lineage I was aching to read more.
I read a previous novel of the authors Malory's Treasure and I didn't think her books could get any better as it was simply amazing!
Thanks so much to the author for sending me a copy of her novels!
You can purchase a copy of the novel here:

Contact the author on twitter here:


What do you think of the review? Do you like the sound of Lineage?

My First EVER book signing!

My First EVER book signing!

Ahhh!! Omg I went to my FIRST ever book signing today for 50 shades of Red, White & Blue by Leesa Harker. If you wanna know what I got up to at the book signing the link below will bring to my blog post telling you ALL about it!

Some things mentioned in the video may only be suitable for adults so please do not view this video if you are under the age of 18! :)

Here is me with thee author Leesa Harker!

And here is the video:

In the video I also tell you a few other things about what's coming up on the blog with Leesa.... so you should defo watch it! ;)

How did you spend your Saturday? Did you watch the video?


Kerry-Ann x

Review: I'll Be Yours For Christmas by Samantha Hunter

Review: I'll Be Yours For Christmas by Samantha Hunter

This has been previously published on my old blog A Redheads Guilty Reads.

Title: I'll Be Yours For Christmas
Author: Samantha Hunter
Publisher: Mills & Boon
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel.
Rating: ★★★★

I'll Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, #584)
Book Bio:
From the time they were kids and neighbors, Reece Winston tugged Abby Harper's pigtails and tormented her. But when Abby--now the sole owner of her parents' vineyard--sees Reece Winston again after years apart, she's unexpectedly struck by the need to play a much more adult kind of game....
Then a freak accident forces her to stay with Reece, and Abby decides that what she "really" wants for Christmas is Reece--perhaps wrapped with a red bow. But as Abby and Reece explore their naughty lists, they begin to realize that nothing is quite as easy as it seems!

Reece and Abby were two characters which I didn't need much time in falling in love with.
They were extremely well detailed and fascinating to read about. Samantha really wrote an amazing novel to get you into the spirit of Christmas.
As the sexy Reece Winston is a formula 1 driver a sport which I'm addicted to that and Mills and Boon books ofcourse so when the two are together all in one you get my blissful heaven to me!
The author really knows how to engage the attention of her readers as I could hardly wait to turn the next page and read more. I really enjoyed reading about Reece and Abby and I want to read more.
I'll be yours for Christmas is such a captivating read which will take you into the characters worlds, It is definitely a must read for everyone!
Author Bio:
Purchase a copy of this novel in paperbak or kindle here:

What did you think of the review and the novel? Have you read a Samantha Hunter Novel? Are you getting in the mood for Christmas?


Riven Blog Tour: Book Excerpt & Giveaway #RIVENDAY

Riven Blog Tour: Book Excerpt & Giveaway #RIVENDAY

Welcome to a tour stop for the Riven blog tour! Riven is the third book in a series from author Alivia Anders! Check out this awesome excerpt from Riven and the giveaway below!
Excerpt from Riven by Alivia Anders:
I stared down at black expanse below. At first, nothing but darkness stared back at me, and I had half the nerve to call Ebony out on messing with my head. But a closer look brought out shapes, features of a person, chained to the ocean floor.
Without words, I knew who it was. How could I not know that hair, the set of those shoulders? I looked up at my copy in horror, the question glued to my lips.
“You have a choice,” she whispered, a grin of pure malice spreading across her face, her enjoyment barely containable. She raised a hand and pointed above, then pointed back to the very thing ripping my heart in two. “The question is, which one will it be? Which one will you choose?”
I opened my mouth again to speak. This time, water rushed into my empty lungs, the taste of salt and brine cloying my senses. I couldn’t die, not like this, not in a dream. Not with the way things were left.
I had seconds, ten at the most, to decide. To free myself from the burning sensation of dying by drowning, or to save the person below in an act of sacrifice. Fight or flight, that’s what it came down to. That’s what everything came down to at this point, and I hated it. Despised it with a violent, boiling passion.
Captured, imprisoned, and left to burn.
You know what they say- where there's smoke there's fire...

For the last two weeks, Essallie Hanley has been a prisoner, in more ways than one. Held hostage by the Queen, she is forced to endure the mind-numbing pain tearing her body- and soul -apart, killing her with every tick of the clock. It seems all hope is lost, until one chance moment gives Essallie a name, Rinae Decante, the final person needed for the Queen to unveil her master plan to end Essallie. Armed with this name, and with the help of Ari and Kayden, Essallie breaks free from her captivity and launches in a search for this mystery girl.

But their search doesn't go as smoothly as planned, and the three soon find themselves fighting against an impenetrable course of fate aimed to destroy them all from the inside out. When Essallie falls victim to her altering soul, they all begin to wonder of there's any chance at all to save themselves from the burning effects of their actions.

Love, lies, and betrayal.
No one is safe from the undoing of secrets surrounding Essallie.
Riven will be available to buy on the 7th December!
Why not check out the other books in the series?
Illumine by Alivia Anders (Book 1)
For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.
Obumbrate by Alivia Anders (Book 2)
Essallie Hanley just wishes her life could go back to normal. But what's normal when you carry the burden of knowing you're a half-angel created for war, that the only person who can help you is a demon still waiting to kill you, and that your only chance for salvation lied in a boy who died in front of you?

If Essallie had turned her back on everything she'd learned, she could have made the most of her fractured life. That is, until Kayden told her that she's a ticking time-bomb; that at any given moment her blood could betray her, her veins burning her alive from the inside out until nothing but ash remains.

Desperate to find answers, and possibly find her only chance for survival, Essallie heads back for New York City, back to the place where it all began. With every answer comes a price, and with every price the risks and rewards become greater. But when Essallie soon finds herself the target of an unknown hunter determined to kill her, she's at wits' end. That is, until a fellow Nephilim named Ari steps in. But is Ari a piece of the puzzle to her salvation, or the promise of her demise?
About the author:

Alivia Anders was thirteen when she fell headfirst into the world of internet fanfic and RPG-forum board sites that showed her the 'back door' into the world of writing. Four years and many hours spent glued to a computer screen later she found her true calling in writing.

Alivia currently lives with her family in her hometown of Coopersburg, PA. She frequently admits that if she wasn't so intolerant to dairy she'd live at her local ice cream shop called The Inside Scoop.
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