Friday, May 31, 2013

**Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Taking Back Forever ~ Karen Amanda Hooper**

I'm excited to be a part of the book blitz for Taking Back Forever. This is the second book in the Kindrily series by Karen Amanda Hooper. I have all the important details on this series, an excerpt from the book as well as TWO fabulous giveaways! 

To enter the tour wide giveaway for signed paper copies of Grasping at Eternity and Taking Back Forever plus swag, obey the rafflecopter.

To enter the giveaway for ONE ecopy of Grasping at Eternity and ONE ecopy of Taking Back Forever, leave a comment. This giveaway ends June 8th, is open internationally, and the winner will be chosen randomly.


Taking Back Forever  (Book 2 of The Kindrily series)
by Karen Amanda Hooper
May 31st 2013 
by Starry Sky Publishing

Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.


In the short week since Maryah’s momentary remembrance of him, Nate had come alive again. He smiled all the time. His eyes were brighter. I was happy for him, but it left me feeling more alone than ever. He had been my partner in suffering over our lost soul mates. But not anymore.

I gazed at the landscape of Sedona behind him. To myself, I could admit my jealousy of his and Maryah’s reunion, but I’d never say it out loud. “How’s it feel? To have her back after all this time?” 

“I don’t have her back. She hardly remembers anything. But I don’t have to hide who and what I am anymore, or that I love her. She knows who she was and where she belongs. I’m patiently waiting for her to figure out who she is now, and what she’s capable of.”

“She loves you. I can see it.” 

“I am ecstatically grateful for that. But I still feel the loss of her, of all the time we shared together. It’s like we’re getting to know each other for the first time all over again. We haven’t had to do that for hundreds of years.” His head drooped. “What if she doesn’t like what she discovers?”

“Oh, please. You two light up around each other. That girl is smitten, and so are you.”

His cheeks flushed. “It’s amazing how much more you appreciate someone after you’ve lost them. Her happiness means everything to me. I want to give her the world, the magical and beautiful one she can no longer see, but I worry that’s no longer possible.”

“Give it time. If there’s one thing Mary proved over and over, it’s that anything is possible.”

About Karen Amanda Hooper

Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.

Karen has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. In high school she discovered her passion for putting her thoughts onto paper, but it wasn't until her late twenties that she wrote her first novel. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.

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  1. Great excerpt and cover! I really liked Grasping at Eternity. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes! Looks wonderful to me. I think the covers are beautiful too. Thank you so much for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.


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