Monday, July 29, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Dark Reflections by Kelsey Ketch

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Dark Reflections by Kelsey Ketch. This tour was organized by YA Bound Book Tours. On my stop, I have a great excerpt for you as well as TWO tour wide giveaways! Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour! Enjoy!
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Title: Dark Reflections
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Publication Date: April 14th 2019
Genre: New Adult Dark Fantasy
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Being possessed by a vampire sucks!

Alana Jones’s world has been completely turned upside-down after being bitten by a vampire’s reflection in a cursed mirror. Now she’s forced to stay in an abandoned Victorian inn on an isolated island off the west coast of Florida, where Alana lives a double life: one as herself and one as a vicious murderer. Over the past year, she has spilt and drunk the blood of sixteen victims. The guilt of their deaths slowly eating away her sanity.

Sixteen dead . . .

However, things become even more complicated when Alana finds Cole, a surfer she felt a connection with the moment they met on the mainland, locked up in the island’s shed. Knowing his death is inevitable, she attempts to distant herself from him, continually reminding herself of the monster residing underneath her skin. Unfortunately, it’s a small island, and the more she interacts with Cole, the more her feelings grow for him.

Eventually, she has to make a decision. Either accept his fate or find a way to expel the vampire’s spirit from within herself before she murders him as well.

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EXCERPT:
Cole opens and closes the door to his room, which causes my body to freeze. I focus on nothing but the sound of silence that follows. I jump from my bed and run to the window to watch Cole march toward the cove. My heart leaps into my throat as I sense Rodney’s presence returning. The water from his drenched body dripping on the back of my ankle. A knot builds in my stomach. This will be Cole’s first time wandering beyond the grounds of the Victorian inn. Every Donor eventually does, but it always scares me that one of them might actual be stupid enough to try something drastic.

And I’m not kidding about rule number three.

I debate with myself if I should follow. My heart immediately says “yes,” but my mind knows better, keeping me frozen in place. I should leave him alone, I tell myself. Following him would only enforce the emotions I’ve been trying to fight the past several days. Yet, dread is eating away at my soul. Overpowered, I hesitantly reach for my things, my heart still wanting to react, when suddenly my stomach growls. Nikola’s ear twitches in response as he opens one sleepy eye, then stretches all four of his paws. Forgetting Rodney and Cole for a moment, I rub my belly gently. Once a Donor has been released from the wine shed, I basically lock myself up here in the apartment. That’s why I keep rice, soup, and a few basics in the apartment kitchen, but I do take a couple opportune moments to cook a real meal for myself downstairs. And with Cole off exploring the island, I’ll have the full kitchen all to myself. At least for a little bit. With that time, I can actually make something with leftovers, like Jamie’s and my most favorite creation: a Greek-Hawaiian pizza. My mouth starts to water at the thought, and I look out the window one last time. My fist squeezing the living daylights out of Stitch.

He’ll be all right, I tell myself.

Stuffing the little blue alien in my pocket with his head peeking out, I tie my hair back into a messy ponytail, place my graphite stick between my teeth, grab my sketchbook, and head for the back staircase. Nikola quickly follows, trotting next to my heels. When we get to the kitchen, I slap down my pad on the island counter, march to the refrigerator, and pull out the dough to sit. I reassure myself it shouldn’t take long. Despite having to let the dough sit, it really should only take an hour to prepare the pizza and cook it. Plenty of time if I still want to catch up with Cole and make sure he’s safe. Besides, if I portion the slices just right, I’ll be able to get eight meals out of the deal.

It’s well worth the risk.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress or organizing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt, a biannual blog hop. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.

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GIVEAWAYS:
There are two giveaways to enter, so be sure you check out both Rafflecopters. The other giveaway is underneath the first Rafflecopter. The first giveaway is for Alana's Coloring Pack and the other is for Cole's Surfing Pack. You are welcome to enter one or both giveaways, and they are both open internationally. Good luck!
Alana's Coloring Pack Giveaway (INT):
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Cole's Surfing Pack Giveaway (INT):
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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17 comments:

  1. The book sounds great. Love the cover.

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  2. That cover artwork is gorgeous!

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  3. I love the prize packs, they are so creative :)

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  4. Loved the cover...I'm not a teen or young adult but makes no difference, I still want to read the book! I did enter both giveaways

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  5. The book cover looks great and the book sounds interesting.

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  6. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds like a book I would love to read.

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  7. Beautiful cover, book sounds incredible!

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  8. These prize packs are awesome too, thanks for the chance!

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  9. This sounds like a great read for any age.

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  10. Intriguing cover! Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I love Vampire stories. I can't wait to read this!

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  12. I love the cover. Sounds like a great book.

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