Hi guys today is my stop on the Kindred of the Fallen Blog tour, Im really exited about this cause the author was kind enough to agree and come visit us today YAY!!!! and well there´s the freaking cool giveaway too. =D
First of all lets check out the Cover.
This beautiful cover was designed by Cover Artist: Kanaxa, I love it, it actually helps that blue is one of my fav. colors lol!!! but the cover is super artsy and professional.
KINDRED OF THE FALLEN
Kindred Chronicles Book One
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: January 8, 2013
Number of pages: 444
Word Count: 115,000
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Serenity’s soul-reading ability lets her easily create custom tattoos. Everything else in her life is a struggle, from trying to make it work with her best friend, Evan, to nightmares and visions that make her question her sanity.
Then she meets a man who sharpens her craving for something more.
Cyrus has been preparing to claim her as his Blessed mate—the other half of a split soul that, once reunited, is his only chance to break the curse that plagues his people.
One moment, armed militants are firing questions Serenity cannot answer. The next, she is safe in Cyrus’s arms…and learning she isn’t even human. She is Kindred, blessed with preternatural powers, cursed to suffer the twin horrors of the blood rage and the dark veil.
Their union is the greatest hope for redemption in a thousand years, but not all Kindred want to be saved. A dark secret could snuff out their lives before love has a chance to unite them…and redeem the Kindred for all time.
Greater the love…sweeter the pleasure…higher the price that must be paid.
About the AuthorIsis Rushdan was born and raised in New York City. She has a B.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Wanderlust has taken her across the globe and has kept her moving every three years. Fortunately, she is blessed with a husband who shares her passion for travel, movies and fantastic food. Prior to following her bliss as a writer, she had a bright career as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. She currently resides in sunny Florida, where she hopes to finally establish roots, with her husband, son and canine kiddies.
Check out this Amazing excerpt to see if you want to read this book as badly as I want to.
Cyrus stroked Serenity’s arm, his heart tight as a fist and throbbing. His pool of energy gushed and swelled inside of him. Exhilarating jolts, unlike anything he’d ever felt, set his skin aflame. His nerve endings tingled like bare wires.
He’d watched her for the last ten days from a distance, waiting for the perfect opportunity to meet her. After his reckless disaster earlier in her office, he needed this to go the way he’d planned. For more than two hundred years, he had imagined this, when he’d finally meet his kabashem, the other half of his soul. If he ever found her, his mission was clear.
Claim her at any cost and put an end to the curse.
“My house outside the city offers a spectacular view. It’s the perfect place to appreciate the stars. And I promise you’ll enjoy a meal you’ll never forget.”
Was he being too forward? His impulsive, less aggressive tactic at her studio had backfired.
Sweat slicked his palms and his pulse raced. Ten days should have been long enough to prepare. What was wrong with him? He’d never been nervous going into battle, not even the first time he held a sword ready to kill. But having her within reach threw him off kilter worse than taking a fist to the head.
“I can’t have dinner with you,” she said in a solemn voice that wavered.
“We both have to eat. Why not do it together?”
She raised her left hand with the ring facing him. “I’m engaged.”
Her eyes grew wide for a moment.
“You’re used to getting what you want, aren’t you?” Her gaze slipped from his face. “Women probably throw themselves at you all the time, tossing away their morals along with their panties, eager to get into your bed. I hate to disappoint you twice in one day, but I’m not that type of woman.”
He sucked in a breath, smooth and slow. “You’re right, I am used to getting what I want, but you’re wrong about the women. Casual sex is for the undisciplined, and none of the pursuits in my life are casual.” He leaned closer. “I didn’t mean to offend you with my invitation. I admire your moral compass. Means you’ll never get lost.”
She rolled her eyes and snickered.
Time for uncensored honesty. “Forgive my forwardness, but I sensed a connection between us and thought you had as well.”
She met his gaze.
“The kind of connection one can’t deny or ignore,” he continued. “The kind that happens once in a lifetime. The kind for which rules are meant to be broken.”
Now lets Welcome the amazing Isis Rushdan, that will help us meet Serenity Shaw
Meet Serenity Shaw
The heroine of my dark paranormal romance, Kindred of the Fallen, is Serenity Shaw. Who is she in in five words? Powerful, stunning, soul-reader, Blessed, advenuati.
What does it mean to be advenuati?
Advenuati is any Kindred raised outside of a collective amongst humans. It’s so rare that it has only been known to happen once, to Serenity. Her parents each left their Houses or clans to try life away from their collectives. When Serenity was five, her mother chose to leave the family. Her father was heartbroken and committed suicide. At least that’s what Serenity remembers.
Where was she raised?
Foster care in New York City. She bounced around multiple homes. She considers her best friend, Evan, to be her only family.
Why is she referred to as Blessed?
Cyrus, the hero, and Serenity are both Blessed. They are the reincarnation of one of the Fallen—the original ancient beings who were cursed. Only a Blessed couple can break the curse that is eradicating Kindred.
What does Serenity do for a living?
As Kindred, she has several unique abilities. One gift is she can read a human’s soul. She partnered up with a long-time friend, Dougie, and together they run the high-end shop Soul Ink Designs, where she creates custom soul tattoos.
Does she have any tattoos?
Only one! A tattoo on her stomach of an exquisite flower with petals shaped like sharp
blades and black thorns. She saw the design once, but can’t remember where, only that she’s always loved it. In the second book, she learns more than she wanted to about it.
What are Serenity’s weaknesses or flaws?
Well, she has a few such as impatience. Although Kindred have longevity and those fortunate enough to find their mates can live up to 1,000 years old, Serenity has a human mindset. The idea of waiting a hundred years to solve a problem is unfathomable for her. She is more of an immediate gratification kind of gal, which definitely causes conflict with the hero.
She also has a desperate need for a safe, stable life due to her tragic childhood. She’s done her best to create one with her best friend, Evan, even though a part of her knows they aren’t right for each other. As an orphan she has a survivor’s approach to life and has lived a bit selfishly taking what she can. Finding true love teaches her how to give and the importance of sacrifice.
Besides soul-reading, what other abilities does Serenity have?
Oooh! I don’t want to spoil anything for readers. Let’s just say the artist for the book, Kanaxa, tried to exhibit one of her powers with the cover.
What does Serenity look like?
Since you haven’t met Cyrus, I’ll give you short excerpt during one of their early meetings where he describes her.
She was radiant, as if she harnessed the luster of every star. Her caramel skin glowed in the soft light of the terrace lamps. The tight dress skimmed every slender curve. His gaze bounced from her full rosy lips to the mounds of her breasts and back to her almond-shaped violet eyes.
Thick cords of energy flowed from him, mingling with her stream, and goose bumps rose on his skin. She shivered, wrinkling her brow, and edged backward.
“Are you all right?” he asked, stepping in to close the gap between them.
Waves of her life force receded from him. He needed to take this slowly.
Their energy streams had to fully merge to awaken the latent abilities inside both of them. Kindred raised as a human. He’d never heard of such a thing. They always stayed in groups, never alone and certainly never abandoned. Her frame of reference must be so different. He had to choose each word, each action with care. He tempered the flow of his stream, throttling back to tendrils.
A smile flickered over her face, but lines of uneasiness remained. “Yes…it’s just…” She chewed her lower lip and narrowed her eyes.
He dared to move even closer, taking in her scent, crushed roses and mimosa soaked in summer rain. Desire coiled through his energy stream, tightening inside his flesh.
“It’s just what?” he prodded.
“This might sound strange and I don’t want you to take it the wrong way because I’m not hitting on you, but I feel like I know you, or should from somewhere besides earlier today.”
“Maybe in another life we were lovers.” Only death would keep them from being lovers in this one.
She flushed. “Unfortunately, I don’t believe in reincarnation.” Turning from him, she rested her forearms on the balcony.
His eyes homed in on the birthmark on her neck. She had no idea what the symbol meant or how special she was. They were the only Blessed mates and the only ones capable of saving their species from extinction.
“You don’t think we get a second chance to resolve unfinished business?” he asked.
“It’s a comforting idea, but it’s more likely this life is the only chance we get.”
“How tragic not to believe in second chances. Well, if this life is the only one you’ll have, let’s hope you get it right.” He stroked her arm with the back of his hand. Every time he touched her, all the empty crevices in his soul filled with sweet warmth. His cold heart, usually heavy as stone, was now hot and light as flames.
Twisting the ring on her finger, she peered up at him, the sexy curve of her lips lifted. Her arresting violet eyes stirred something deep inside of him, heating his blood.
The instinct to touch her—the need to possess her—was unexpected, but as natural as breathing. Roping in all of his willpower, he swayed under the force of the impulse to ravish her and gripped the stone parapet to resist.
He had to have her. Body and soul. The fate of his people depended on it. And the aching hunger invading his flesh and laying siege to his mind demanded it.
I hope you enjoyed meeting Serenity Shaw, Kindred of the Fallen’s heroine. Serenity and I will both take any questions!
Thank you for having us. It was a pleasure to be here!
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