Saturday, June 1, 2013

Book Blitz: Taking Back Forever by Karen Amanda Hooper + giveaway!

Welcome to the Book Blitz, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. We're delighted to be a part of this blitz where you can find out all about Karen Amanda Hooper, her fabulous books and also participate in a giveaway. Sounds pretty good, eh?  Let's get to it.

Taking Back Forever (Kindrily book #2) by Karen Amanda Hooper
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing
Release date: May 31st, 2013

Official Summary: Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.
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Sounds great right? With an amazing cover. Let's check out the first book where everything all started......

Grasping at Eternity (Kindrily book #1) by Karen Amanda Hooper
Publication date: May 25th, 2012
Publisher: Starry Sky Publisher
Official Summary: Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.

Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she's supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.

Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah's memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.

While Maryah’s hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever—and discover just how lonely eternity can be.
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I remember when I first read the first book. I was so blown away. Definitely one of my favourite books in 2012. You don't often find books that you are addicted from the very first instant. That make you believe in what feels like the impossible.. No doubt. One a kind for sure.

About the Author:

Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.
Karen has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. In high school she discovered her passion for putting her thoughts onto paper, but it wasn't until her late twenties  that she wrote her first novel. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.

Excerpt from 'Taking Back Forever.'

“Every lifetime,” he continued, “each body has been different. It’s always a challenge to relearn you, but I enjoy each and every drawn out moment of it, and in the past, you did too.” He kissed the crook of my arm and my breath caught. I didn’t even know people kissed each other there, but it should be on way more top ten lists.

As enchanting as Nathan’s words were, it was still hard for me to comprehend that I had lived in other bodies. He set my arm down and I forced my eyes to open. “What was your favorite version of me?”
“What do you mean?”
I spun my ring around my thumb, avoiding eye contact with him. For some reason it was easier to talk about it if I wasn’t looking at him. “I’m sure I was prettier and sexier in my other lives. Is there a past version of me that was your favorite?”
Nathan put the book on the nightstand and adjusted so he was sitting directly facing me. “Let me explain this again. It’s your soul I’m in love with. The package it comes in makes no difference to me. Your inner beauty and the energy of your being are what attract me to you.” He touched my cheek then his fingertips drifted down my neck and shoulders. “But to answer your question, this is my favorite version of you.”

Isn't that just swoonworthy? BRB. Have to pick up my heart from the floor...

Now for the Giveaways. The best part, right?

- One (1) winner will receive a copy of Grasping at Eternity & Taking Back Forever
- Winner must choose between Mobi, Epub or Pdf
- Giveaway runs from June 2nd, 12.00am  to June 16th 11:59pm
- No purchase necessary
- Winner must respond within 48hrs otherwise another will be selected.

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  1. What a sweet post! Thanks for all the compliments. <3 And thanks so much for posting about my books. *hugs*

  2. Also, you might have the cutest header ever. I love it.

  3. Thanks Karen! :)

    And you're welcome. I couldn't praise them enough.