Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Burning Star by Jessie Lane...

Love fantasy? The paranormal? Romance? How about a twisty-turny story featuring two young women in the fight of their lives? Yes?! Then we have the book for you! Pick up Jessie Lane's THE BURNING STAR, available today! Learn more about the book below and be sure to enter the author's amazing giveaway while you're at it! 

Title: The Burning Star
Series: Star #1
Author: Jessie Lane 
Re-Release Date: March 25, 2014
Original Publication: May 23, 2012
Links: WebsiteGoodreads | Amazon Author Page
Hosted by: Author's Taproom
*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*

Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.
Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?

WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.
THE BURNING STAR will be released at 99 cents, but that's only for a limited time! Then it'll go back to its regular $3.99!

“Just pour it straight into the wound. That’s the best way to avoid any infection.” He positioned his arm over the sink so that we wouldn’t make a mess. I just shook my head. Damn. He really was nuts. 
“I’m betting twenty bucks you scream like a girl,” I chided. 
“And I’m betting a date with you that I won’t.” He stared intently at my shocked face with a cocky, little grin as I absorbed his comment. 
“Okay.” Really? All you can come up with is ‘okay’? He’ll think you’re oh so smooth now. In fact, I’m sure I just won the ‘smooth award’ somewhere. 
I shook my head and gingerly started to pour the alcohol into the gash that ran from his shoulder to right above his elbow. As I braced myself for the scream I was sure he had coming, the alcohol hit his wound and he gasped, but quickly snapped his jaw shut. His face became clenched and contorted from the pain and his entire body literally locked up in a spasm of sorts. 
Jerking the bottle upright and then setting it on the kitchen counter. I stared into his distorted face. His body shuddered and I saw the beads of sweat as they trickled down his face. He was in so much pain, I had absolutely no idea how he was not screaming.
I inadvertently took a step back from him, afraid that he was going to crack and throw a punch or something. Then, the strangest thing happened. I felt a blast of hot air that was strong enough to lift my hair a little and then there was a rich smell—some kind of flower I couldn’t identify that practically engulfed my senses. My body started tingling in response and I felt a flash of heat ripple through me. As quickly as it had started, it was over. I looked around my house somewhat wildly for a minute, trying to figure out what just happened. 
“What was that? Ryan, did you feel that?”
“Feel what, Kay? The alcohol burning the crap out of my arm? Yes, I most certainly felt that.” He was looking at me somewhat analytically. I thought that maybe he was thinking that I belonged at the loony bin or something. 
I was seriously going to have to reread the side effects of that new medication I was on. Maybe I am having hallucinations? But it felt so real. My body was still humming with something that I couldn’t place. 
“Right… you’re right. It must have been the heater coming on or something. I just wonder when my mom got that smelly thing. It has such a strong smell of flowers.” I started scanning the wall outlets for an air freshener plug-in and then the counters for some kind of new smelly candle. Nothing. There had to be an explanation for it. The hot air came on and hit whatever air freshener Mom had put out, right?
“Kay, are you all right?” From the way Ryan was watching me now, I was obviously never getting that date. What a freak he must think I am. 
“Yeah, I’m fine. Sorry. I guess I’m a little out of it today. How’s your arm? I guess we should wrap it up now.” I reached for the ace bandage and shook my head to clear the crazy fog that was still there. 
I glanced up at Ryan’s face before I touched his arm just to make sure that he was okay with me trying to take care of him. He must want me to stand, like, fifty feet back so he doesn’t catch my crazy. 

Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.
Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!


Release Day Blitz Giveaway: (USA Only Giveaway due to shipping!)

1 Signed Paperback of The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
3 Signed Paperbacks: Anew, Awry & Avow from Chelsea Fine
2 Signed Paperbacks: Madly & Wolfhardt (in one book), For the Love of a Vampire & SWAG (t-shirt, bracelet & bookmarks) From M. Leighton
$25 Gift Card to Amazon OR Barnes & Noble

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