Monday, July 14, 2014

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Tortured Souls by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Tortured Souls (Orion Circle #1)
Release Date: July 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

Sometimes Rest in Peace isn't an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it's ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie's longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he's never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can't ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.

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“Tortured Souls was a
wonderful YA read. It was light and enjoyable all the way through. From the
romance, to the thrills, this book was fantastic. YA lovers, this is definitely
a book you'll want to check out.” ~ Farrah at Imagine a World

“Tortured souls by Kimber
Wheaton........ omg!! Great book!!!! This is one you don't want to miss out on.~ Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock

plot is wonderfully spooky with just the right amount of suspense and mystery
to keep the pages turning.” ~ James Luby– Amazon Reviewer

Excerpt from Chapter Eleven ~ Romance on the River Walk

the stone walkway is a bit uneven,” he says, taking my hand. “It’s easy to
navigate during the day, but without light…” he trails off as we walk farther
from the lights of the building.
The path
ends, and we hike across a grassy expanse leading to the River Walk. Light from
the nearby building filters through the leaves above us creating a speckled
pattern on the shadowed grass. Roots from the large oak trees have broken
through the ground, almost impossible to see in the darkness. When I trip over
one my face flushes, and I mutter a curse at my clumsiness. Logan chuckles
before righting me so we can continue. Within seconds he trips over another
root from the same tree. We both stumble a few steps then break out in
don’t think the tree is out to get us do you?” he asks as he glares up at it.
I giggle
when he kicks the root with his hiking boot. He moves closer until he’s inches
from my face, close enough that I can see his eyes in the faint light under the
almost to the retaining wall. I didn’t consider homicidal tree roots when I
chose to walk this way. Sorry.”
“I love
the trees,” I comment. He takes my hand leading me through the old tree’s maze
of roots. “I’m glad these businesses didn’t just tear down the old oak trees.
How old do you think this one is?” I ask, running my hand along the rough
idea,” he says, stopping to gaze up at the tree. “I bet it’s been witness to a
lot through the years.”
As we
continue the hike to the river, he puts his arm around my shoulders, and I snuggle
against his side. At the bottom of the grassy hill a four foot retaining wall
keeps the earth from slipping onto the path running along the river. Logan
jumps down then holds his arms up to me, grabbing me around the waist to help
me down the wall. My arms fly around his neck as I jump down, and I end up in
his arms pressed against his firm chest. As he lowers my feet to the ground, I
breathe in the scent of his leather jacket and spicy aftershave. Once I’m back
on the ground, I expect him to release me, but his arms stay wrapped around my
body holding me against him.
My face
is still buried in his shoulder, and I lift my chin to glance at him. He grins
at me, a cute half-smile, while his eyes sparkle in the golden light from a
nearby lantern. I focus on his lips as he closes the distance between us.
His lips
meet mine—soft and warm, the kiss achingly tender. My eyes flutter closed and
my hand moves up to those curls I’ve been dying to touch. He releases a soft
sigh as my fingers caress the nape of his neck and tips his head to deepen the
kiss. My lips part under the gentle pressure of his tongue, granting him
His hand
moves from my back to my neck, and he buries his fingers in my hair. I let out
a breathy moan, completely lost to the sensations. He uses my hair to tip my
head back then trails searing kisses down my chin to my neck.
When he
pulls his lips away from my neck, he continues to hold me in his arms for
several moments while gazing into my eyes. My lips tingle, and I cling to his
arms, feeling a bit lightheaded. After a few silent moments, he takes my hand,
and we stroll along the river. I feel like I’m floating while my mind replays
our first kiss over and over. No matter how I look at it, the kiss was perfect
in every way.

About the Author

Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. She is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.

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