It's been a bit of a strange weekend around Supernatural Central. I've been nursing a cold, using the time off to check through the audio of a recent paranormal investigation, re-connecting with some like-minded peeps, and feeling saddened by the death of a radio veteran, Art Bell, on Friday the 13'th of all days. Very fitting for him, if you listened to him at all.
So we're heading into what may be an active week. And here to keep us rolling through this week is author Kristy Centeno.
SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.KC: Leah Parker is a twenty-one-year-old college student who has a traumatic past. Like most people her age, she’s trying to put herself through college while holding down a job. She’s self-sufficient and hardworking. But her life takes a complete turn in a matter of days, she finds herself having to give up her happiness and hurting the one person she wants to protect the most.
Leah is proud and stubborn, but she’s also loyal. Despite all the negative thoughts about herself, she tries to do the right thing even if she made so many mistakes growing up she wishes she could redeem herself for.KC: She’s definitely far from perfect and has her quirks, but her dedication and determination are what I admire about her the most. She does what’s right even if it costs her everything she cares for.
SC: Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?KC: I don’t believe in the paranormal, but it fascinates me, which is why this is my preferred genre to write.
SC: I hope someday you have an experience that changes that. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
KC: I just finished the third installment to the Giver of Life trilogy this past March. It will be released in January. I’m hoping I can get back to working on the third book in the Deliverance saga, which is already over 20,000 words in. However, it’s gotten to a slow start due to my busy schedule.Defiance will follow Kristina as she is abducted and imprisoned by the infamous Radcliff Institute and is forced to undergo a series of experiments.
You can find out more about the first two books at https://booksbycenteno.com/deliverance/SC: Thanks for stopping by today. Let's take a look at your book now.
Genre: Paranormal/Young Adult/New Adult
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Date of Publication: April 17, 2018
ISBN: Ebook: 978-1-945910-56-2
Number of pages: 325
Word Count: 90,000
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
Tagline: She gave him hope. He gave her life.
Fate brought them together. Will evil break them apart?
Leah Parker’s visit to her hometown is supposed to bring her closer to the truth behind her identity. What she doesn’t anticipate is the handsome stranger with almond eyes claiming to be her Pair.
Her world once again upturned with the arrival of the man chosen to be her life partner, Leah is pulled between the feelings she’s always had for the friend she left behind, and those for the compelling stranger determined to save her from certain death—at whatever the cost.
With an ancient evil out to finish what it started twenty-one years before, will Leah find peace within her troubled mind and heart to fight back and win? Or will her disconnection with her newfound powers hinder her only chance at survival?
His sacrifice…is her salvation.
I opened my mouth to shout out a warning as the Soul Devourer leaped from the roof. The man-beast made no sound, gave no warning, though the promise of death was written on his ethereal face. Swift on his feet, Jae swung the flaming sword around as he pivoted. The shiny blade sliced through the man-creature’s neck in midair, just under the chin, decapitating him with a clean cut a butcher would be proud of—all before I could spit out a single, cautionary word. The head went one direction while the body crumpled to the ground in a heap of unmoving limbs, inches from Jae’s shoes.
The Soul Devourer’s emaciated frame began to disintegrate into a pile of black ash mere seconds after it touched the ground, its chest bursting open like a piñata to reveal a glowing blue light within the hollow cavity. Several white orbs flowed out of the hole in rapid succession, forming groups of three or more. The spheres danced around Jae for a mere fraction of second, as if to thank him for his good deed, before soaring up toward the sky, vanishing within a few blinks.
Souls, I realized. They were souls stolen from countless victims, trapped within the grotesque body of the Soul Devourer and forced to endure a cruel torment. And what of those that were never released? Where did they end up?
The Soul Devourer’s entire body turned to ash and was blown away by the wind by the time I snapped out of my shocked surprise. One down. How many more to go?
A furious hiss resonated from somewhere behind the tomb situated to my right. I rotated to confront the oncoming night freak, fan gripped tightly in my hand. He came barreling around the corner so fast, I nearly lost my nerve and bolted. Instead, I shimmied to my left two seconds before it reached me— disgracefully tripping over my own feet in my haste to avoid its elongated talons.
Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.