Sherry Soule, author of Beautifully Broken a the first book in a new paranormal Young Adult series, is stopping by for a guest post and a fun contest. Take the quiz for a chance to win her book!
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Whispering Pines. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
Sixteen-year-old Shiloh Ravenwolf is a heritage witch from the Broussard family, a family both destined and cursed. When she takes a summer job at Ravenhurst Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes spellbound by his charms. Yet she is determined to discover the connection between them before it’s too late.
Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent may be the next victim on the supernatural hit list. And Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him. Complicated much?
It sucks to have a destiny, especially since Shiloh would rather spend her summer being a normal girl who worries about clothes and boys, not the supernatural. But she’s never been
normal and the stranger things become the more her own magical senses awaken.
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, she will begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist, and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
Take it away Sherry!
Why are we so obsessed with vampires?
author, Sherry Soule
Paranormal Romance is a supernatural force to be reckoned with. Packed with a menagerie of werewolves, ghosts, angels, fay, and assorted demons, its undisputed king is none other than the favorite centuries-old bloodsucker—the vampire.
In popular western culture, vampires are mostly depicted as immortal, romantic, intelligent, and mystically endowed in many ways. The vampire typically has a variety of abilities at its disposal; these include great strength and immunity to any lasting effect of any injury by mundane means, with specific exceptions. Such as, the sunlight can kill them. They can also change into a mist, wolf, or a bat, and some can control the minds of others.
Vampires are mythological or folkloric revenants who subsist by feeding on the blood of the living. In folkloric tales, the undead vampires often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today’s gaunt, pale vampire, which dates from the early Nineteenth Century.
The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of The Vamprye by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably, the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century.
However, it is Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula that is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. The vampire has since become a dominant figure in the horror genre.
However, very rarely are vampire stories about vampires.
They are often about forbidden passions, and secret fears. Vampires are the perfect metaphor for anything that challenges you or makes you lose control.
Vampires are often thought of as the most romantic creature to grace cinema and/or literature…
Some of the most popular young adult vamp novels are:
Vladimir Tod series by Heather Brewer
The Blood Coven series by Mari Mancusi
Den of Shadows collection by Amelia Atwater Rhodes
Bloodline Series by Kate Cary
Vampire Beach series by Alex Duval
Blue Bloods series by Melissa De la Cruz
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
House of Night series by P.C. and Kristen Cast
The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Where you can find author, Sherry Soule:
Official website: http://sherrysoule.com/
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uqVXKygvUs&feature=youtu.be
QUIZ Post your final answer in the comments for a chance to win Beautifully Broken
Take this super fun pop-quiz to see which character BEST suits YOU and score a digital copy of Beautifully Broken!
Are you a Shiloh or an Ariana?
Are you a quirky, romantic witch with supernatural powers? Or a snarky and outgoing blond with lots of vitality?
Well, they both love to read, have their own sense of style, and have big dreams for the future—but while they share those things, Shiloh’s tall, and Ariana’s not. Ariana’s got major curves and Shiloh’s super skinny. Ariana hearts Christina Aguilera and Shiloh’s all about the Foo Fighters.
Take this quiz, be a follower of this blog and Sherry’s, and also leave a comment to enter the giveaway.
1. You have $50 to spend. Where do you go?
a. Steve Madden. A girl can never have too many shoes!
b. Everyday Magick. Stock up on snake blood and eye-of-newt.
c. Duh! Abercrombie & Fitch
d. Hot Topic, of course!
2. It is dinnertime. What are you in the mood for?
a. Chinese takeout.
b. Salad and iced tea—please
d. BBQ Chicken Pizza. Yum!
3. The fog in Whispering Pines is extra thick. What keeps you warm?
a. Bolero jacket with Lucky jeans and Uggs.
b. Denim jacket with my skinny jeans and Doc Martens
c. The fires of hell—so toasty!
d. Denim jacket with my black pants and converse
4. What is your dream destination?
a. Hawaii. Warm and tropical. Plus hot guys.
b. New York. Architecture and culture
c. Underworld. One way ticket—please!
d. Paris. The city of romance!
5. What’s your favorite footwear?
b. Doc Martens
6. Favorite supernatural hunk?
a. Dean Winchester—heavy sigh!
b. Stefan Salvatore—so romantic!
c. Shadow People
d. Edward Cullen—bite me!
7. What’s your favorite TV show?
a. Pretty Little Liars
b. The Secret Circle
d. The Vampire Dairies
8. Favorite book?
a. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
b. Revealers by Amanda Marrone
c. Crowley’s Demon Index by A. Evans
d. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
9. What’s your dream job?
c. Ghost Hunter
d. Personal Shopper
10. What pet would you like to own?
b. Siamese cat
c. Hell Hound
11. Favorite movie?
a. Gone With the Wind—I like to channel my inner Scarlett.
b. The Craft—awesome witch movie!
c. Insidious—haunted houses are uber scary!
d. Ginger Snaps—werewolves are cool.
12. What is the best season?
a. Spring. warmer weather and flowers.
b. Fall. Halloween!
c. Winter. It gets dark early…
d. Summer. Yay! No school
13. What is your favorite color?
a. Metallic blue. Duh
b. Pink. I can be a feminist girly-girl and like pink!
c. Red, the color of blood.
d. Silver, it’s sparkly and magical.
If you answered…
Mostly a’s: You and Ariana need to hang at the mall!
Mostly b’s: Shiloh has a haunted house to cleanse—you free tonight?
Mostly c’s: Creatures of the underworld are watching you
Mostly d’s: Ariana and Shiloh are your new BFFs!