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The Evil Within by Karen Kasey

Title: The Evil Within
Author: Karen Kasey
Genre: YA Paranormal
Cover Designer: Vibrant Designs
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
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Ever since Matt was born, Tasia has been close with her younger brother. She has a deep desire to protect him. Their mom is the coven’s head witch in the small town of Blackstone, Ohio. Their dad is supportive of the family practicing the craft but has no supernatural gifts himself.
In the sixth grade, Matt thinks puberty is difficult. Combined with struggling to find his skills as a newbie witch, life is even more challenging. Things get dire when the school bullies play a horrible prank on him, which results in consequences more far-reaching than Matt can ever imagine. When he finds out the haunted house next door has released a demon into the town, he has to fight harder than he ever thought possible to keep his loved ones safe.
Tasia is in the eighth grade. She’s a witch who thinks she has plenty of time to hone her craft. But when strange things start happening in Blackstone, she realizes she needs to master her skills now if she wants to defeat the demonic forces that are at work.
With the help of her brother and her best friends—Riana, a vampire-witch hybrid, and Courtney, a witch and vampire hunter—Tasia must form a plan to rid the town of the diabolical power that threatens to destroy them all.
 
 
Karen Kasey graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Technology. She lives in Ohio. She is a member of Wright Writers of Dayton. She loves to write, read, cook, and spend time with Jay, her boyfriend, and Lucas, their rescue dog—a Great Pyrenees/Alaskan Malamute.
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Tasia had longed to meet her baby brother ever since her mom said the bundle of joy that was coming would be someone Tasia would connect with for the rest of her life.
After her brother was born, Tasia and her dad paused in the doorway of her mom’s hospital room before entering.
Her dad held his hand out for Tasia to hold. “You can see him now.” His warm smile spread across his trimmed brown beard. “Finally.”
Taking his hand, she looked up at him and grinned. Before they reached her mom’s bed, he picked up Tasia. She held on to him, excited to finally see what a brother looked like. Her dad walked over to the newborn.
“Look, Tasia.” He smiled at her before looking at the infant.
The baby peeked out from under the blue blanket. Mom pulled it back to reveal more of his face. He wiggled his legs and arms, squirming around. Dad bent over so Tasia could get a closer look.
Her brother’s blue eyes opened and locked on hers. In that second, something magical and bizarre happened. Her ability to see didn’t come from her eyes. She saw through his and was staring at her own honey-colored eyes and blond hair that framed her face. She shuttered. Her connection with her brother was so intense, she couldn’t feel Dad’s arms holding her. She wondered if her brother was looking through her eyes.
The weight of her body returned as she no longer saw through his eyes but through her own. The longer she gazed at her brother, the more she tapped into his emotions. He noticed shapes and colors while being fascinated with Tasia’s face. A deep sense of devotion filled with everlasting love radiated inside of her, filling her heart with joy.
In that moment, Tasia and her brother held mutual admiration for each other. She would love him forever. She wasn’t scared of being a big sister anymore. She was determined to watch over him.
Dad put her down. Tasia hopped up on the edge of the bed. Her feet dangled as she gazed at her brother in awe.
“You bonded with him. Didn’t you?” Mom asked.
She nodded.
“You’re going to love being his older sister,” Mom said.
Tasia smiled at her mom then looked lovingly at her brother.
Among the life-changing revelations, Tasia sensed that they were meant to do great things. What, exactly, she didn’t know.
Tasia’s ability to see through her brother’s eyes only happened on the day Matt was born. After that, she could only sense his emotions if he was near. Their love was not diminished because of that. It grew stronger year after year.
 
 
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Unseen Voices by Christine Pope

Title: Unseen Voices
Author: Christine Pope
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Editor: Katherine Tomlinson, Story Authority
Publication Date: October 16th, 2019
Blurb:
Project Demon Hunters is canceled…but apparently no one told the demons.
Knowing how the horrifying events that took place while filming Project Demon Hunters shook his friend Michael Covenant to the core, Will Gordon readily says yes to Michael’s request to be ready — as a friend and as an Episcopal priest — in case psychic Rosemary McGuire calls for help.
Rosemary doesn’t know exactly why the show was canceled…other than a demon murdered the show’s producer, and the network buried every scrap of harrowing footage under a ton of hacker-proof security.
When an independent filmmaker shows up at Rosemary’s metaphysical bookshop with tantalizing clues that a backup copy of the missing footage exists, she promises Michael she’ll call some crusty old priest “in a pinch,” and begins following a trail of impossibly tiny bread crumbs.
But that trail doesn’t just lead her somewhere. It leads something to Rosemary, alarming enough that she calls Michael’s priest friend…who turns out to be way younger and heroically handsome than she could have ever anticipated. But the heat between them may be no match for the demonic fire that grows hotter and more dangerous the closer they get to the truth.

Review:

This is a great read. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and story are great. It has some great twists and turns to it. Readers will be drawn into the story from the first page. Readers who love paranormal romance will want to read this one. I look forward to reading more of Christine’s books.

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USA Today bestseller Christine Pope is the author of the paranormal romance Witches of Cleopatra Hill series and the Djinn Wars series, among many other books (sixty and counting!). Researching UFOs brought her to magical Sedona, Arizona, where she now makes her home. Find out more about her books at christinepope.com.
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#IWSG: Writing, NaNoWriMo, and Other Updates

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

It’s already October. This year seems to be going by faster than I would like. I’m working on the edits/revisions for Raven’s Fate and getting an outline together for book 2 of the series as well. I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo next month and use it to start writing book 2. I can’t wait to start writing the new book.

I plan to do a weekly fun, spooky style post throughout the month starting this week. The posts will be about halloween, ghosts, and other spooky things.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. 🙂

 

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