Thursday, November 6, 2014

Deceived Blog Tour! (+$50 Amazon GC giveaway!

Title: Deceived
Author: K,A. Starkey
Series: Soul Keeper Series #1
Pages: 505
Date Published: August 28th, 2014
Publisher: Createspace
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principal, the actuating cause of an individual life. But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most? The soul mate principal states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union. But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose? What if your choices had eternal ramification?

Deceived, the debut novel in the Soul Keeper Series, is a modern day love story about the implications of having more than one soul mate, and having to choose between the two of them. The decisions of the gods has left the next generation, their heirs, torn between fate and reality, and the balance of the future hangs in anticipation of what's to come.
~Guest Post!~
Things I'd rather do than edit this book.... again..
There are very few things that I deplore, but editing is one of them. I'm praying to win the lottery, not to pay off the house and the cars or to travel around the world, but to simply get a life-long editor.
I'm a mathematician and grammar is my nemesis.
So lying in bed last night, after running through my 15th edit of the book (I've had at least 14 people edit it with me as well), I realized that there are many things I'd rather do than edit this book... again.
1. Brush my teeth with superglue.
2. Tightrope walk with a bacon bathing suit over a pond of hungry gators.
3. Dip myself in honey and set up shop in a bear cave.
4. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro - upside down, nude.
5. Eat locus and wild honey for eternity.
6. Never sleep again.
7. The list goes on and on, but the truth of the matter is simply this - I'd rather do ANYTHING than edit this book again.
Good thing I'm done with it after tonight.

*Almost had to put 'large mountain' instead of Mt. Kilimanjaro due to spelling limitations*
~Try an Excerpt!~
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and even though the breeze had picked up, embracing Sam like a good friend, the warmth of the sun was putting up a mighty fight. Being someone who thrived outdoors, she loved that New Hampshire had four seasons and took profound joy in having the ability to experience all the weather gods could throw her way. After the first few warm up miles, Sam stood back up on her peddles and pumped out the next few miles with a good bit of effort.

Man, it feels good to get my blood pumping.

Sam looked to her left as a quick movement of yellow jotted between the trees.

“No!” A loud masculine voice rang out.

She jerked forward in time to swerve, barely missing the yellow lump lying in the road and instead hitting the curb. She plummeted off the bike, flying through the air and landing in a crouch. Her chest heaved in effort to gain much needed oxygen as all of the blood in her body rushed to its aid.

Her eyes quickly surveyed her surroundings as she cautiously rose. No one was close enough to create the loud protest that was still reverbing in her head. Trying to regain her composure, she worked to make sense of what had happened. I could’ve sworn there was something yellow in the trees. And then it was in the road, right?

She searched the ground finding nothing to support her internal claim.  
~Meet Laurie!~ 
Laurie Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Jacob and three beautiful kiddos.

She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas that one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.



Twitter: LAStarkey


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  1. Thank you for the excerpt, enjoyed it :)

  2. Thank you for hosting, Andra! Love your blog and your style.

    We pre-released Destroyed, SKII last night on Amazon and lowered Deceived, SKI to $1.99 in honor of the tour, so good stuff!

    Thanks again for the support!

    L.A. Starkey

  3. Things I'd rather do is fun! What other passions do you have?

    1. I sing and write music, I watch 'Once Upon a Time' because the prince is cute, I read like a vixen (do vixens read? This one does) and I boss my hubby around.

  4. Great excerpt. Loved the Things I'd Rather Do list!

    1. Thank you! The truth at times is more funny that we give it credit for!

      Thanks for stopping by Andra's blog!

      LA Starkey

  5. Love the list. Positive I would not enjoy the editing process.

  6. I liked the excerpt and enjoyed reading the list

  7. Great list of things you'd rather do.