Tuesday, January 8, 2013

All you need is love


The following post is by guest author Kimberly Krey who shares with you an excerpt from her new novel, Evie's Knight.

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Evie’s Knight fits into multiple genres: From Urban Fantasy and Paranormal, to Clean romance or Young Adult. Yet above all the sub-genres, Evie’s Knight is, first and foremost, a Romance.

We all know that love goes deeper than simple attraction. Sometimes that undefined moment of love budding between two people is a presence all its own. A penetrating force that slips into the space between them. This post is dedicated to that initial connection between Calvin and Evie – the very first sparks of L. O. V. E. These are moments when Evie can literally feel herself connecting to Calvin on a deeper, more meaningful level.

Welcome to Part Three of ‘All You Need Is Love’. Here, Calvin, upon analyzing Evie’s art as assigned in their college class, has asked if she would be willing to share her inspiration for the piece.

The tender urging in his eyes encouraged her, gave her confidence to continue. He wanted to know more.

“My inspiration for this piece was … well, you know how I told you that my mother wasn’t a part of my life?”

He nodded, and she could barely believe she was about to go to this place with him. “Well, she used to be–a long time ago–but she left one day. She said she’d come back in time for my ninth birthday, only she never did come home.” Evie spun the ring on her thumb once again as she considered how much more to tell him. “My dad was all worried about her at first, thinking something must’ve happened to her, but then he found out that she was fine, that she was just staying away by choice.”

Calvin cleared his throat. “How did he know that? Did she call?”

“She sent a letter, actually. To her own mother, who then told my dad. But it wasn’t until a few days after my birthday, after my dad put out a missing person’s report, you know? It’s weird, though, because before my grandma even told us,” Evie risked a glance at him, “I just … sort of knew she wasn’t coming back.”

“That is strange. Did that make it better or worse? Knowing.”

She gave that some thought, surprised by the certain ease that came over her as she opened up to him.  “I guess both. Better because I could sort of start mourning right away. Since I was so sure she wasn’t coming back, I dealt with it. And it was worse for the same reason–because there was no room for hope.”

“That’s got to be a lot different from having your mother die, like mine did. More complicated.” The warm brown of his eyes held her gaze, reaching an inner part of her, filling her with a deep longing for more. “But we do have that in common, don’t we–that we’ve spent half our lives without a mother.”

Evie nodded, melting in the magnetic connection. “We do.” The words came out quieter than she meant them to.  

About Evie's Knight  

When Evie falls in love with Calvin Knight, their young, virtuous romance conjures a truly wicked spell.

Evie always thought her eighteenth year would be magical, but so far it's not what she hoped for. Her best friend has gone wild, her love life is void, and she misses her mom more than ever. But life for Evie is about to change. Calvin Knight, the object of her fascination, is about to fall madly in love with her. Just one problem: Their love conjures a murderous woman from beyond the grave who wants Evie dead. The same demon who has haunted the Knight men for over four generations. Soon Calvin is forced to make a choice: Set Evie free and hope to evade the wrath of The Raven- haired Ghost, or use his newly gifted strengths to fight against her. If he chooses to fight and wins, Calvin will free the Knight men of this demonic witch. If he loses, Evie will become her next victim.

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Giveaway  

A tour-wide giveaway includes:  

Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

2nd Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

3rd Prize: $10 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

Five more winners will receive an ebook version of Evie’s Knight!

Paperback winners may choose between old cover (shown below) or the new cover, featuring Calvin Knight (shown above).

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68 comments:

  1. Vanessa: Thanks for being a part of the tour! You've got a great site here, and I'm thrilled we were able to have you on board. :)

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  2. nothing like a wraith scorned! sounds good and I love the cover. Thanks for the chance

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  3. Oh wow! I simply love that cover! :D And thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  4. I like the plotline. Sounds like a fun, original story. (AlisonBraidwood)

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  5. Great post! I'm intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  6. Looks awesome!

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  7. amazing giveaway! thanks so much for the chance to win it
    golden(underscore)sprite at yahoo dot com

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  8. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too!

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  9. The teenager would love to read this, too/Barb

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  10. Oh my gosh! I love the idea for this book! I would love to get a hold of Evie's Knight!

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  11. Sounds like an intriguing combo of contemporary YA and paranormal!

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  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :)

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  13. New Follower!! Found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop! Love your blog.. When you have a minute, stop by and say hi www.kjaggers.com ..and if you like what you see.. follow back! Happy New Year! K Jaggers

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  14. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  15. This book sounds so absorbing. I can’t wait to get sucked into it!

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  16. Book sounds great, hope I win!

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  17. You had me with the cover.

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  18. This book sounds great!

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  19. the book really sounds good and the cover is really pretty

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  20. i need more books to read for pleasure

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  21. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway. More books is the best thing ever!

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  22. looks like an enchanting story

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  23. The book looks great! Thank you :)

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  24. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win it! =)

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  25. Gotta love this awesome prize!! Thanks so much!

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  26. This book sounds really awesome and the cover is soooo pretty

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  27. awesome books- thanks for the chance at a great giveaway

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  28. awww thanks for the awesome prize!! i'd love to have the book, sounds very interesting! good luck everyone!

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  29. This book sounds mysterious and amazing--just my kind of book! Definitely want to read it :)

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  30. I just got the invite email:) This is the book for meeee

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  31. sounds like a book my wife would love. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  32. Fab excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. thanks for the giveaway

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  34. Book sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  35. Sounds like an awesome book, I haven't had the chance to read anything good since I've had kids, would love to read this.

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  36. I'm typically not attracted to romance type books but this one looks intriguing. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Sml Footprints

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  37. Sounds like a good book! Thank you for the chance to win it! :D

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  38. This sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the great review and of course the giveaway! :-)

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  39. Heather says: sounds like a great book would love to win it
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  40. looks like a great read, thank you!

    Amanda Sakovitz

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  41. love to read topkat@sbcglobal.net

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  42. Hi I just found your blog site so I'm looking around!
    Yes I'm a reader also.
    Thank you.

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  43. sounds really interesting!
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  44. marie:boba_gyrl@yahoo.com

    awsome giveaway =]

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  45. amazing giveaway!

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  46. Intriguing excerpt, makes one want to read more.

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  47. Enjoyed the excerpt - looks like I'll be adding this one to my TBR mountain!

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  48. Congrats on the release. Not my typical genre, but well done, you. XO

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  49. Looking forward to checking out this book. Thanks for inviting me to this event on GoodReads. :)

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  50. Thanks for the great giveaway. Sounds like a great book.

    Mary

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  51. Sounds like an awesome story. Adding to my TBR pile. Thanks for holding the giveaway.

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  52. thanks so much for the giveaway!!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  53. This sounds like an intriguing story...star-crossed lovers are always a draw, and adding a vengeful ghost or a family curse makes it a winner. Thanks for the giveaway, too.

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  54. Awesome book cover!!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  55. sounds like a great book!
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  56. Sounds like a fun read--that 18th birthday line kinda drew me in there!
    krystenlindsay (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  57. This sound like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. This really sounds like a great book wilcarvic
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