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Happy Book Birthday to Come, the Dark by Rebecca Hamilton! #pnr #urbanfantasy

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Thanks for stopping by to view this quick announcement on Rebecca Hamilton’s latest release, COME, THE DARK, book 2 in the Forever Girl series. Although this book is the second in the series, it is a complete standalone following a completely new set of characters. And you can grab your copy today for only $0.99! Still apprehensive about reading the second book in a series? Well, you can grab the prequel, HER SWEETEST DOWNFALL, off kindle–Always Free–and on January 9th, THE FOREVER GIRL will be free also, for the first time ever! Worried you might forget the date? Join the mailing list using the option on the Rafflecopter below and you’ll receive a reminder on January 9th to download your free copy anytime between January 9th and 13th!

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COME, THE DARK

by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton

Come, the Dark 2Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.

Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.

TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.

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THE FOREVER GIRL

by USA Today Bestselling Author, Rebecca Hamilton

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Beautiful blonde with dandelionsAt twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

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About the Author

BeccaRebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

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Happy Book Birthday to What Gifts She Carried! #ya #paranormal

Today’s the day! Actually, tomorrow was supposed to be the day, but Amazon was as anxious as I was to get out in the wild!

 

I’m not going to lie–this book was labor-intensive. I wrote at least thirty-five pages of scenes that just didn’t work because Leigh, my main character, stopped talking to me for a looooong time, likely because I made her relive the nightmare known as The Grave Winner. Sorry, Leigh!

 

Anyway, in case you missed it, here’s the cover, blurb, and a few links. Other links will be added later. And, oh! I’ll be doing a blog tour in September, so stay tuned for details and giveaways!

 

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Leigh Baxton just wants to pick up the pieces of her life—if you could call it that—but someone keeps resurrecting the dead. These new zombies have a knack for spilling Leigh’s precious blood, something she was warned about by a certain pair of undead sorceresses. 

Desperate to find out why they’re here so Leigh can put the nightmares behind her, she must learn more about the gifts she carries. With Tram’s training sessions and clues from her mom’s past, Leigh begins to piece together what she’s capable of.

Too bad there isn’t a Cliff’s Notes version to saving the world.

The zombies have teamed up with followers of the darkest sorceress who ever lived, and they’ll play a wicked game until she’s freed from her prison inside the earth. When the battle to the death begins, Leigh must rely on friends, crushes, and even her enemies to win the war, but not the grave.

 

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The Grave Winner Birthday Bash with a Massive #giveaway!

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May 15, 2013 was the day my book baby released into the world. *sniff, sniff* It’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by since then. I love that book, but I might love the sequel, What Gifts She Carried, even more.  It releases very soon, just so you know! 😉 And the cover! *flails*

 

But I digress, and while I’m digressing, I’ll remind you that The Grave Winner is still on sale for a limited time for only $4.99 on Amazon.

 

Now, take a look at this!

 

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Grabby hands at all of it! To enter just click on the Rafflecopter below:

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I’m going to keep singing “Happy Birthday”. Feel free to join me if you want! 🙂

The Grave Winner Has Been Reduced in Price! #ya #paranormal

In honor of its one year birthday, The Grave Winner has been reduced from $7.99 to $4.99 for a limited time!

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Click here —-> Amazon

Grab your copy today! Also, stay tuned for details about the birthday bash I’m throwing with tons of prizes! And also, stay tuned for the cover reveal of What Gifts She Carried, book two of The Grave Winner series! It’s just as stunning as the first book’s cover!!!!

Let’s Get Furry With @TFWalsh

Book Release: CLOAKED IN FUR by T.F. Walsh

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To celebrate T.F. Walsh’s release of her paranormal romance, Cloaked in Fur, she has graciously agreed to stop by my blog so that we can grill get to know her.

 

Here we go!

Me: I think I already know the answer to this, but would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf? 🙂

T: Hi, Lindsey. Thanks for having me on your blog today.

If you asked me that back in high school, I would have said vampire for sure. But these days, I’ve grown fonder of werewolves.

Me: What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

T: It would have to be the time I got caught in Tokyo, Japan during their mega earthquake in 2011. There is a small funny moment in this. Hubby and I were up on level 36 of the hotel and I had just climbed out of the shower. As I was getting dressed, I said to hubby, “I think the hotel’s put a heater and massaging machine beneath the bathroom floor.”

He came to check. I moved into the hallway, and noticed the floor was still vibrating. Hubby said, “It’s nothing. Just a small earthquake. Japan has them all the time.”

Then, the big earthquake hit, the building swayed crazily, and I completely freaked out. Scariest thing ever!

Me: Oh, wow! That would be scary! The supernatural – is it real? Why or why not?

T: Now you’ve got me stumped. I go by the philosophy that something should exist beyond us, eg. Ghosts, but at the same time I struggle to believe it because I’ve never experienced it myself. But I do love hearing people’s personal ghost stories. Gives me the major creeps.

Me: What’s your favorite planet?

T: It’s a tie between Jupiter and Saturn. They’re both so intriguing in different ways. I’ll watch any documentary I find on Jupiter or Saturn.

Me: Okay, here’s a tough question. I know you love to bake, so what is your favorite dessert of all time?

T: That’s not too hard. I can never pass up a crème caramel. My all time favorite dessert. 🙂

Me: Yum! What’s the name of the book you’re reading?

T: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead

Me: Where did the idea for Cloaked in Fur come from?

T: I grew up watching and reading everything on horror, especially if it included monster and creatures of the night. And even today, that passion trickles into my writing. There isn’t a story I write that doesn’t include a sinister dark foe that hides in the shadows. Cloaked in Fur was a combination of me wanting to explore how far someone would go to save their true love mixed with werewolves and strong pack loyalty.

Me: I can relate! Why do you write?

T: Like most writers, I have an overactive imagination, and writing is an avenue to express my ideas and myself. Plus, I don’t think I could do anything else. I love writing.

Me: Other than your release day, what is something you’re really looking forward to?

T: Well, my birthday is coming up really soon, and not only do I get spoiled by hubby, but it’s a great time when I get together with family and friends. And there’s no excuse for not eating cake. 🙂

Me: Happy early birthday! What scares you?

T: This will probably sound silly and contradictory to some of the above answers, but with my crazy imagination, I hate the dark. I always imagine monsters jumping out of the corners or grabbing my feet from beneath the steps. Of course, it’s illogical because those things don’t exist, but try telling my mind and fear that. Hubby always laughs at me.

Me: What’s the last song you listened to on purpose?

T: Young And Beautiful by Lana Del Rey

 

Me: I haven’t heard that song before, but it’s incredibly haunting! Did you learn anything today? If so, what?

T: Even when I’m not in the mood for writing, by sitting in a café filled with people, I’ll always produce something great. It’s the pressure. Always works.

Me: Awesome! What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

T: That’s simple. My husband.

 

 

Awwww! That’s so sweet! Here’s a bit more about Cloaked in Fur and T.F. Walsh.

 

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As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

 

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature.  She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.

 

Cloaked in Fur, a Paranormal Suspense With Strong Romance, is Available Now!

 

Buy Cloaked in Fur Here:

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Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

iTunes

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About The Author

 

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she’s always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

 

Author Links

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Dear Book I Wrote…

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Well, today is your big day! How does it feel? Are you nervous? Excited? Are you going to spew? Please don’t.

 

I’m proud of you even though you’ve prevented me from sleeping for about two months. I really wish I was exaggerating, but no. How many hours have I spent thinking about you, plotting you, getting feedback from you, worrying that you suck? Plenty, and I did most of that while I should’ve been sleeping. Sleep is for wusses though, right?

 

With my eyes half-open, I still think you look so pretty in your gorgeous cover. People tell me you look creepy all the time, and some even give me weird looks that I’m even associated with you. They’ll never understand our love. But some people won’t love you. In fact, some will hate you with a capital HATE. It’s cool, though. We’ll always have each other. Just keep being your gorgeous self.

 

I sometimes talk about the people living inside you like they’re real, which also elicit weird looks from some. That won’t stop me from doing it, though. To me, they are real, and if that makes me sound like a nut case, then maybe that store called Whaty-Whats really does sell straight jackets. Remember the smell of that store? Yum.

 

Anyway, I’m done rambling. Enjoy your book birthday. 🙂

 

Lindsey

 

The Grave Winner releases TODAY from Crescent Moon Press. As of this writing, it’s only available on Kindle, but will be available in paperback and other formats soon.

 

I have a lot of events coming up, so maybe you’ll see me around! Here’s the schedule:

 

Also, have you seen the trailer yet? I plan on doing a ‘making of’ post in the near future.

 

Happy Book Birthday to #Taste by @KateEvangelista

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My Crescent Moon Press sister, Kate Evangelista, is celebrating a book birthday for her YA novel Taste. One year ago today, it was released into the world!

To celebrate her book birthday, she’s throwing a major party with a giveaway! The giveaway is for readers to take a picture of the most interesting place where they read Taste, whether paperback or ereader.  The most interesting pictures win. Winners will be announced on May 11.

First prize is an Amazon Gift Card for $30, $20 for second, and $10 for third. For more information, visit her blog!

Here’s more about Taste:

 

At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

 

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

 

 

Author Bio:

 

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When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.

 

Author Website: www.kateevangelista.com

Twitter: @KateEvangelista

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Evangelista/165693410143202

Find Taste on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13484226-taste

Crescent Moon Press page for Taste: http://crescentmoonpress.com/books/Taste.html

 

Purchase Links:

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taste-ebook/dp/B007Z1AC78

 

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taste-kate-evangelista/1110599907?ean=9781937254551

 

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Taste/book-Q8M5pIKoJkKLo_FgBJ_BOQ/page1.html?s=vUVZkfrXZUeDOQXRE7MhuA&r=4

 

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Taste-Kate-Evangelista/9781937254551

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Oh, and here’s a juicy bit of information: The same amazing cover artist designed Kate’s Taste and my The Grave Winner! Liliana Sanches rocks!

Violet Dawn by #LynnRush

Today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating with a Violet Dawn blog party! There’s virtual triple chocolate cake, too, so grab a plate and read on! At the end of this post is a link to a Rafflecopter giveaway for a Kindle!

 

First, check out this gorgeous cover.

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Truly awesome! Here’s the blurb:

 

In the darkest place, the Light shines brightest.

 

Emma’s love saved Jake from life as a vampire. But their happily ever after is threatened by a savage Vamp seeking retribution for destroying the Avenos Trinity of Evil.

 

A mysterious stranger enters the mix, coinciding with the first Vamp attack in months. Emma’s new friendship, and the suspicion and deceit surrounding it, further drives a wedge between her and Jake.

 

To complicate things, Emma is bitten by a Vamp with abilities no one has ever seen before, and that bite has left its mark.

 

A mark that might tear Jake and Emma apart forever…

 

Check out the Book Trailer!

 

Here’s the 411:

 

Title:Violet Dawn (Violet Night #2)

Author:Lynn Rush

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

Release Date: April 1st, 2013

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Violet-Dawn-Lynn-Rush/dp/1939173213

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160459-violet-dawn

 

Here’s the author bio and her links:

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Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush –since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and awareness.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LynnRushWrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LynnRush

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lynnrushwrites/

Website:  http://www.lynnrush.com

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13 Questions With @sromkey

I recently sat down with Shawna Romkey and tortured entertained her with weird interview questions. Remember Shawna’s delicious cover for Speak of the Devil?

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Yes, of course you do. 😀

 

Here’s the interview:

 

Me: Let’s get right to it. What’s your favorite planet?

Shawna: Xena, Gallifrey or Alderaan

Me: The supernatural – is it real? Why or why not?

Shawna: Yes, we just haven’t seen hard evidence yet. Or we haven’t interpreted and acknowledged the evidence we’ve been presented with.

Me: Fair enough. What’s your favorite drink?

Shawna: Iced cappuccino from Tim Horton’s

Me: Yummmmmm. Cats or dogs?

Shawna: Dogs ftw

Me: Errrrrrrr, wrong answer. 😉 Did you learn anything today? If so, what?

Shawna: I learned that the planet Xena was renamed Eris.

Me: Cool! What makes you laugh?

Shawna: Everything. I’m easily amused.

Me: Me too! What’s the last song you listened to on purpose?

Shawna: Probably “Running up that Hill” by Kate Bush

Me: What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

Shawna: Had a baby, asked a guy on a date, went sky diving… not necessarily in that order.

Me: Scary stuff! Here’s a free plane ticket! Where would you like to go?

Shawna: The Greek Isles… thanks!

Me: You’re welcome! What’s something about yourself that really annoys you?

Shawna: My craving for sweets and my weight which go hand in hand.

Me: What’s the name of the book you’re reading?

Shawna: The Last Keeper’s Daughter by Rebecca Trogner

Me: That’s on my TBR list, too! You just walked in the door after a long day. What do you do first?

Shawna: Keep the hellhound from mauling me.

Me: Good idea! What do you write?

Shawna: YA Paranormal Romancy stuff

Me: Me too!

 

Both of us also went to KU. It’s such a small world sometimes. Thanks for joining me here today, Shawna!

 

Here’s more info about Shawna and her book:

 

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Shawna grew up in around farms in the heart of Missouri but went to the University of Kansas, was raised in the US but now lives on the ocean in Nova Scotia with her husband, two sons, two rescue dogs and one overgrown puppy from hell. She’s a non-conformist who follows her heart.

She has her BA in creative writing from the University of Kansas where one of her plays was chosen by her creative writing professor to be produced locally, and two of her short stories were published in a university creative arts handbook. She earned her MA in English from Central Missouri State University where she wrote a novel as her thesis.

She’s taught English at the university and secondary levels for close to twenty years and can’t quite fathom how all of her students have grown up, yet she’s managed to stay the same. She’s a huge geek and fan of Xena, Buffy and all kick ass women, and loves to write stories that have strong female characters.

 

About Speak of the Devil:

 

What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?

 

Links:

Shawna’s website/blog

Book Trailer

Goodreads

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

 

Wait! There’s more!
Shawna has hidden some Easter eggs in her blog tour. If you find them and decipher the pass code, you can win a signed copy of Speak of the Devil, a swag pack and a $25 Amazon gift card!
To enter, read through her post today. In it, you will find an Easter egg (a letter that stands out.) Find her other blog entries for the tour. (HINT: the list is posted on her website at http://www.shawnaromkey.com/.) You will find Easter eggs in the starred blog posts, too. Once you’ve found the eggs in each post, put them together to find the secret code and tweet the code including @sromkey #speakofthedevil (ANOTHER HINT: the letters are in order.) (AND ANOTHER HINT! The secret code will look like this: — — – —- — — —–)
One winner will be chosen from the entries on Easter, March 31! Good luck!

 

The Tragic Story Behind #Poison

This story made me cry when I first heard about it. A young librarian/author named Bridget Zinn wrote a book, but sadly, before it was published on March 12, 2013, she died of colon cancer.

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I’m also a librarian/author with a book coming out. Although I’m losing sleep already from nervousness, I wouldn’t trade that for anything. If I wasn’t around for my own release day…I don’t even want to go there.

 

Thanks to Bridget’s family, friends, and supporters, there’s still a book birthday celebration happening all over the internet. You can visit this link to see everyone involved.

 

Here’s a little more about Bridget and her YA debut, Poison. Happy book birthday, Bridget. Rest in peace.

 

About Bridget Zinn

 

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the “summer of love” and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was “Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect.”

 

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers’ copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.

 

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Book Blurb:

 

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

 

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses.

 

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

 

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

 

Purchase your copy

 

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Poison-Bridget-Zinn/dp/1423139933/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361422901&sr=1-1&keywords=bridget+zinn

 

Barnes & Noble  < http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/poison-bridget-zinn/1110606774?ean=9781423139935>

 

IndieBound <http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781423139935>

 

iTunes Bookstore <https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/poison/id586771278?mt=11>

 

Powell’s Books <http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781423139935-0>

 

Add Poison to your Goodreads pile! <http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8113512-poison>

 

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