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Title: Kasadya Hellhound Awakened
Series: Kasadya #1
Author: Karen Swart
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up
Formats: Paperback and E-book
Publisher: Karen Swart
Cover by: Melody Simmons
Edited by: MAI-Editing-Services , There for you Editing Services & Blue Butterfly Editing
ISBN: 978-1311699121
Date Published: 21 August 2012
Pages: 342 pages




In a constant battle between good and evil, evil is dominating the battlefield and leading mankind to its destruction. With our Creator’s intervention, a creature destined to conquer and destroy is created. He gives mankind hellhounds to fight back and reclaim freedom.

Join seventeen year old Kasadya Levourne as she fights against evil to protect us. With each step, she faces destruction, and yet she has the talent to give it back tenfold. Stubborn and hard-headed she makes her mark in the Fallen world and starts a battle none can escape. Not even her trainer, the very attractive Chax de Luca, was prepared for her presence.

Will evil prevail? Or will Kas and her Fallen friends succeed in protecting us against it? Hold on to your seats, this is going to be one hell of a ride.

Special Note:

The Kasadya Series is read back to back, book 1- 3 ends with a cliffhanger.

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There was a time when heaven was filled with peace and serenity. God, Jesus Christ, and all the Angels lived in harmony; no evil and no sin existed. Until one fateful day…

With all gathered to hear their Sire speak, God rose and addressed his Angels. Before all, he proclaimed His Son, Jesus Christ, was equal to Him. That Christ’s words should be obeyed as if they were His own. Christ would command the heavens, with the same authority as Him. All the Angels bowed down before Christ and accepted their Sire’s proclamation, all except for one…

An Archangel was furious with this proclamation. He was his Sire’s right hand, the deliverer of justice, the commander of many legions. He had served his Sire for centuries, and never failed him. It should be to him that God bestow power, not a Son whom had never even seen battle.

With his heart filled with hatred and jealousy, he gathered all the angels in secret. He told them that their days of sweet liberty were at an end. That God has now placed Christ as their ruler and that they should now obey his wishes. Many angels were angered at such a false statement, but many also agreed with the Archangel. He had led them for many years; why should they now question his leadership?

The faithful Angels fled to God and told Him what was happening, and together they prepared for war. With the sun rising on a new day, God and his Angels stood ready for battle against the Archangel and his followers. The battle only lasted a day, the Archangel and his followers defeated before the sun set for the night.

Seeing the angels on their knees before Him, He gave them one final chance… “Repent and declare your loyalty, and I will forgive you, my children.” He told his beautiful angels, tears falling with each word. This was His family. This was His love. How could they betray Him? Some of the Angels cried their penance, begging Him to forgive them for their deceit. They claimed that the Archangel deceived them, and they followed him into battle, as they have done for centuries.

God took pity on them, but still believed that their deceit must not go unpunished. He had spoken many times about the importance of punishment, that lessons learned must be earned… “I herewith grant you mercy, but as punishment you will be sentenced to an earthly realm. I will take your beauty as payment for my children lost today. In the place of your beauty, I will give you purpose. In mercy, and because I love you still, I give you life in this realm. Let this be known, that I was merciful this day,” God finished.

He placed them in an earthly realm, and called it Exsilium. In this realm they would carry their deceit, and earn their place with him. He took their beauty and replaced them with elements of his earth. Half would be of animal and element, and would resemble punishment. The other, in a humanoid form, and would resemble mercy. He called them his Fallen.

The Archangel, and those whom did not repent, were not that lucky. God looked into the eyes of His once faithful angels and only saw destruction, hatred, jealousy, and heartache. He knew that His beloved ones had died this day, and that others needed to be protected. But how could you destroy one you loved? He placed the Archangel, and his followers, in another earthly realm, but where Exsilium was above the earth, this one was in the center. With one wave of His hand, their beautiful forms were replaced with forms as ugly as their hatred and deceit. Using His word and blood, He sealed this realm from any other.

As He looked into the many eyes of hatred, He spoke his final word… “This realm will be called Hell, and you will be called demons. You, my once faithful Archangel, you will be called the Devil. Your angel name will be erased from the past, present, and future. You will be forgotten,” He proclaimed and left them to their demise.

Many years have passed since that day. God created mankind and cherished his new children. The male and female were his new hope; in them he would find peace again. But the Devil had grown strong through the years, and somehow managed to enter God’s garden. Here, he found the female God created, using her to strike back. He whispered words of deceit in her ears, and watched as God’s new children stepped into sin. With her first bite, a crack appeared in the seal around Hell, and demons escaped to earth.

From that day onward, the Devil and his demons created chaos amongst God’s new children, leading one after the other into sin. God looked upon this and decided to fight for his loved ones. He went to Exsilium and spoke to the Fallen… “You, my children, have proven your loyalty in the years that have passed, and so I came to offer you another chance at Heaven. If you slay the Devil and his demons to protect mankind, I will give you a place in my Heaven once again. With your last breath on this earth, you will join me and your brethren in Heaven,” He finished. The Fallen agreed and God gave them the power to move in and out of Exsilium to battle the demons. The war between Good and Evil began.

But as mankind spread over the earth, sin became their followers. And with each sin, the demons grew stronger and created more demons to torture mankind. The Fallen were now fighting against millions; they needed assistance to ensure victory. God had watched the battle from Heaven and saw that they were failing because of their numbers. He also saw that the demons grew stronger than the Fallen. He intervened and created a new creature. This creature would have features encompassing the best of both worlds. One half was as strong and loyal as the Fallen, while the other was as hard and enduring as a demon. This was His ultimate weapon. This would be His greatest creation. To ensure that these creatures could not be swayed, He placed Heaven’s soul into them. He called them His hellhounds.

The hellhounds delivered justice swiftly, as strong and just as the Fallen. Yet hard and durable like the demons, they conquered the earthly realm and the demons retreated. Not one hellhound could be swayed. All stayed true to their calling. God, knowing that the Devil and many more demons had retreated, gave His hellhounds life, and offered them a place among the Fallen.

Until this day they still watch over mankind, protecting them from evil. Will we be worth it?




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Title: Kasadya Hellhound Twisted
Series: Kasadya #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up
Formats: E-book
Publisher: Karen Swart
Edited by: There for you Editing Services & Blue Butterfly Editing
Cover by: Melody Simmons
ISBN: 978-1301357192
Pages: 251 Pages
Date Published: 15 February 2013





Kasadya: Hellhound Twisted (Book #2 of the Kasadya Series)

She fought against all odds and became the warrior she was meant to be … or so she thought. In a world where the rules have changed, can she embrace her destiny and become the hellhound she was meant to be?

Kasadya is back in Exsilium and finds her world a little different. Her half-breed fallen friends join her, and they are ordered to complete their apprentice training in order to obtain the right to be guardians. She must learn that her own fate cannot be denied and that others are set to follow. But most of all, she must learn that to trust is the greatest battle of all.

The tables are turned and Kasadya is put to the test. Will she be able to prevent her own death, or that of a friend? Or will her actions call forth the destruction of Earth and Exsilium?

For a Phoenix to rise, it must first die. —Chax De Luca

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Title: Kasadya Hellhound Born
Series: Kasadya #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up
Formats: E-book
Publisher: Karen Swart
Cover by: Melody Simmons
Edited by: MAI-Editing-Services & Blue Butterfly Editing
ISBN: 9781301863594
Pages: 235 pages
Date Published: 15 August 2013






Kasadya: Hellhound Born (Book #3 of the Kasadya Series)

In a world filled with evil, the Fallen prepare for the ultimate battle against the demon world!

Kasadya is ordered to unleash her crazed born transformation to complete her divinity. But there is a chance that her born will be uncontrollable, and she will be destroyed. There is just one person that can save her; her charm, her destined mate. Left without a choice, she must surrender, and place her life in his hands.

In a race against time, the Fallen must stand together and fight the evil threatening to invade earth. If her divinity was in reach, victory would be theirs. That is until she starts having visions of the final battle, and her true destiny is revealed. She just found her love and place in the Fallen world; will she be able, and willing, to sacrifice it all?

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“Kasadya, don’t do this to me,” Chax spoke, using Corra.

I stopped completely and looked at him. Reaching for my necklace, I held it.

“I am so sorry, Chax. This is the only way; we can’t win any other way. I know; I have seen the end too many times,” I replied.

His face fell even more and he looked around, searching for a way out.

“I want to thank you… for being there for me. For searching for me when I went missing. For enduring all of my crap. I am sorry I messed up so many times. But not this time; this I promise. But most of all, thank you for loving me.” Even my mental voice broke down on the last part.

Chax started to scream and pound at the invisible wall, while others joined him. I looked at Nanini, shocked that she couldn’t get out.

“Take care of Max for me,” I sent to her.

Tears formed and ran down her cheeks, but she nodded.

“Kas, let us help you!” Lotan yelled. My friends, my family were still trying to save me. Tears ran down my own face now.

“I love all of you. Thank you for always being there for me.” Finally my mental voice began to a sob.

I turned away, afraid that the sight of them would stop me.

“Kasadya! Don’t do this to me. I beg you!” Chax yelled at me.

Demons were closing in around me, but my heart was so broken I just let the tears and heartache spill out of me.

“I am so sorry, Chax. Forgive me.” With that, I stormed forward.

I used my g-force punches to clear the masses out of my way. When that stopped working, I started shifting. Demons grabbed at me and some got in a slice or two. But I wasn’t stopping.

I saw Ballen trying to flee from me. He thought I was heading for him. Good. I needed him on the other side when I blew it up. Using my wings for momentum, I sent a massive g-force punch into the horde that remained between me and my target. They flew backwards, clearing the way for me to advance. I swiped at a few too close and took their heads. Blood sprayed all over me. Searching for the hole to make sure I was heading in the right direction, I saw the shoulders and arms of something freaking big, already beginning to breach.

I need to move faster!

I lifted up with my wings. They were tired, but I had no other option. Now I had the flying demons to contend with. We fought and sliced and I sent a few down to earth without a head. At last, I was advancing on the hole. Pain shot through my left wing and I tumbled to the ground, hitting hard. At the last moment I made sure that the front of my body hit the ground and not the back. Demons jumped me all at once. Ballen was yelling at them to stop me. I used everything I had left and flung out with my wings and arms. They went flying and just in front of me was the hole with the devil stuck in it. Ballen was standing at the entrance watching me, his face a mask of shock.

With a deep breath, I reached for the pouch and took hold of the balls. Now armed and ready, I just had a few feet to go. I stormed through the demons, not caring if they sliced me open. I wasn’t stopping for a fight anymore. I held the balls to my chest, sealing them from any other impact. Then, finally, I was at the entrance of the hole. With the last of my strength, I leaped into the air and went flying straight for it.

There were many things that go through your mind that moment before you die. I remembered my first step into Exsilium. Meeting Lada and Nanini. Meeting Chax and hating my first day. I remembered our fun at the beach, the Hellhouse and the grub spot. Seeing Lada and Lotan kissing for the first time. Meeting Max and Ryan, and then all of the rest. My heart no longer troubled by Kali or Seth or all the others who had betrayed me. I remembered finding Chax and the Fallen again. Seeing my parents again. So many memories bombarded me at that last moment. I remembered my day and night with Chax, and how it felt to be loved.

“I love you,” I sent a final message to him.

He was still screaming my name, begging for me to stop.

I remembered why I was doing this. For them I gave my heart, my life. Ballen’s shocked face was in front of me, right in my path. Just when I reached him, I dropped the balls and slammed into him.




imageBook Info –

Title: Kasadya Hellhound Defined
Series: Kasadya, #4
Author: Karen Swart
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up
Formats: E-book
Publisher: Karen Swart
Cover by: Melody Simmons
Edited by: Blue Butterfly Editing
ASIN: B00J698M1AISBN: 978-1311495075
Pages: 135 pages
Date Published: 21 March. 2014





Kasadya: Hellhound Defined (Book #4 of the Kasadya Series)

For centuries his only reason for existence was to destroy evil. But when he finally found his mate, that all changed for the deadly Chax De Luca. When the hellhound Kasadya captured his heart, he surrended it to her, thinking he’d finally found what he’d been looking for. Little did he know that his mate would sacrifice herself to save them all.

His fury is legend. His wrath, merciless. His love for his mate, undeniable. He’s going to hell to retrieve his heart, and if that means that he must destroy hell itself, then so be it.

Kasadya awakes to a world in peril, her mate forever changed, and a war filled with evil creatures intending to enter Earth’s realm and destroy all that she holds dear. Can she complete her divinity in time to save her loved ones and mankind? Will she have to choose? Or will all be lost in the final battle?

The final battle is here, and with it, secrets are revealed and worlds are changed forever.

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World So Cold – Three Days Grace

Stronger (What doesn’t kill you) – Kelly Clarkson

Sparks Fly – Taylor Swift

The Animal I have become – Three Days Grace

The One That Got Away – Katy Perry

Torn – Natalie Imbrugia

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Hot and Cold – Katy Perry

Supermassive Black Hole – Muse

Firework – Katy Perry

I will not bow – Breaking Benjamin

Realize – Colbie Caillat


3 x E-Copies of The Kasadya Hellhound Series

1 x $10 Amazon GC

about the author


I am a complete book addict, and really proud of it. My entire world is made of books. From reading to writing to blogging to helping other authors. A day without my world of books would be impossible. I am a mother of three, two boys and a little princess. Happily married for 8 years with my high school sweetheart. I live in South Africa, just on the rims of the Kalahari Desert in a small town with one shop and friendly faces.
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Tour Schedule – Month Blog Tour for The Kasadya Hellhound Series by Karen Swart from Sep 1 to 30, 2014

Sep 1

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo

TTC Books And More – Promo & Reveal Part 1 of Taming The Fae

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Promo

Sep 2

Blue Books and Butterflies – Promo, Top Ten & Reveal Part 2 of Taming The Fae

Sep 3

A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews – Review – Book 4

The Idle Musings of a Writer’s Mind- Promo & Reveal Part 3 of Taming The Fae

Sep 4

The Avid Reader – Promo & Reveal Part 4 of Taming The Fae

Sep 5

Agapa Reads – Review, Book Soundtrack & Reveal Part 5 of Taming The Fae

Sep 8

A One-click Addict’s Book Blog – Promo & Review

Coffee Books & Art – Promo, Dream Cast & Reveal Part 6 of Taming The Fae

A Little Bit of R&R – Promo

Sep 9

Book Hostage – Promo

A Cauldron of Books – Promo & Reveal Part 7 of Taming The Fae

Sep 10

Cajun Book Lover – Promo

Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom – Promo and Reveal Part 8 of Taming The Fae

Sep 11

Smile Somebody Loves You – Promo

2 Girls & A Book – Promo, Review, Dream Cast & Reveal Part 9 of Taming The Fae

Sep 12

Undercover Book Reviews – Promo

Sep 15

iHeart Books by MiLo18 – Promo

Sep 16

Diane’s Book Blog – Promo & Reveal Part 10 of Taming The Fae

Sep 17

Breny’s Book Obsession – Promo & Reveal Part 11 of Taming The Fae

Sep 18

Bookworm for Kids – Review – Book 1

Sep 19

Eclipse Reviews – Promo, Dreamcast, Book Soundtrack & Reveal Part 12 of Taming The Fae

Sep 22

Portals to New Worlds – Promo, Dreamcast, Book Soundtrack & Reveal Part 13 of Taming The Fae

Sep 23

Book Nook Nuts – Promo & Reveal Part 14 of Taming The Fae

Sep 23

Indy Book Fairy – Promo & Reveal Part 15 of Taming The Fae

Sep 25

Lindsay and Jane’s Views and Reviews – Review

Sep 26

Hooked On Books Forever – Promo & Review

Sep 29

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo

Sep 30

Dalene’s Book Reviews – Promo, Review, Book Soundtrack & Reveal Part 16 of Taming The Fae

Book Butterfly in Dreamland – Review

Book Promotion: My What if Christmas Wish by Daria White

Today’s book promotion comes from Daria White and her book called My What if Christmas Wish. If you like Romance novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!


Book: My What if Christmas Wish
Author: Daria White
Romance/Urban Fantasy/Adult

Publisher: BookBaby
Format: eBook
Release Date:
December 13, 2013

One woman, one man, one mistake, creates a chance to change the past?

Patrice Nelson is a hard working psychologist with everything she has ever wanted in life, or so she thinks. She has always helped people with their problems, but has failed to see her own inconsistencies. However, when Patrice runs into her old college boyfriend Adam Chambers two weeks before Christmas, she wonders is her life really complete the way it is.

            Seven years have passed since Patrice last saw Adam. Once she does, her old feelings for him begin to resurface, and this time they are stronger than ever. With Christmas quickly approaching, Patrice begins to analyze her own life. Did she make the right decision seven years ago? Or was the man she once loved part of her destiny?


 Most suitable for audiences 18+

The Author:

Daria White’s Website: Here
Daria White’s Twitter: Here
Daria White’s Goodreads: Here
Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I’m a romantic at heart; what can I say. Watching the love story unfold with each word I wrote was the most fun to witness.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I wanted my own version of a Christmas story. After seeing and reading other forms of Christmas backdrop stories, I wanted one of my own.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Keep going in pursuing your career as an author. If you’re new to this business, it can be overwhelming at times and sometimes writing is the easy part. Just remember your story is important and someone out there is going to like it. Just be patient, keep writing, and before you know it we’ll all be best sellers!

What is your favorite book?
It might change once I read the next book on my list, but right now my favorite is Romeo and Juliet. I truly think if Juliet would have woken up sooner, maybe she and Romeo could have run off together.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate definitely! I love chocolate

Anything else that you would like to add?
I hope for those who read My What if Christmas Wish will enjoy it just as much as I did writing it. It’s just the beginning for me as an author, and there’s plenty of stories coming in the future. Stay on the lookout!


I want to thank Daria White for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read My What if Christmas Wish!

Book Promotion: The Species Within by Kimberley Clark

Today’s book promotion comes from Kimberley Clark and her book called The Species Within. If you like Erotic Urban Fantasies, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 the species within

Book: The Species Within – Book 1 (Battles in the Dark Trilogy)
Author: Kimberlet Clark
Erotic Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook/paperback
Release Date: October 30, 2013

Kira, a huntress plagued by dreams of fire and pain has worked tirelessly to rid her city of the scourge that has nearly destroyed it…nostvores, mythlend creatures with dark and vast appetites for blood and sex. She does this not only because they had killed so many people in her life, but also because she has an edge that no other human had…she has their abilities. The problem was, these abilities were killing her and she feared time was no longer on her side.

So the moment she found out that Darius, a nostvore leader was threatening to awaken an indestructible species to help him enslave all humans and mythlends, and that she may be the key to his plan, she knew her only choice was to risk her life with the little time that she had left and join her enemy to find out why, and to make sure his plan failed.

If that wasn’t dangerous enough, the more time she spends with the Vanatre nostvore Emmerich, and the mooran Kuron, who she brings with her for protection, the less she wants to kill them. Instead, she feels an unexplainable attraction towards them both, and she fears surrendering to such desire with either is a deadly game to play, for she would not only be risking her life, but quite possibly her heart.

 The Author:

Kimberley Clark’s Website: Here
Kimberley Clark’s Twitter: Here
Kimberley Clark’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

a.) What was the best thing about writing this book?
Actually finishing writing the book itself. It was one of my many goals that I have on my bucket list, but now that list includes finish writing the trilogy, and I’m sure there will be something further beyond that, like making this a full time job.

It was also finally telling a story that I wanted to be told.

b.) Where did you get your idea for this story?

I was inspired by the many novels and movies that are within the vampire/fantasy genre.

c.) What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

Just write! Keep writing till you have a complete story, then rewrite it. Then when you have done that, rewrite it again. The amount of drafts I created were numerous, and that was before I even got an editor to assess it, then copy-edit it after I made the changes that were suggested.

d.) What is your favorite book?

Too many to choose from. Do love the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter.

e.) Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
Hot Chocolate.

I want to thank Kimberley Clark for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Species Within!


Book Promotion: Magick Marked by Chauntelle Baughman

Today’s book promotion comes from Chauntelle Baughman and her book called Magick Marked. If you like urban fantasy/paranormal romance, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!


Book: Magick Marked (first book of the DarqRealm Series)
Author: Chauntelle Baughman
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Ever After Publishing
Format: Paperback, e-book (for iTunes, Kindle, Nook), and Audibook

Forced into a world of ancient magick and fabled creatures, vampire Rhowen Vasile has been honored with the prestigious appointment of executioner—a promotion she never wanted. Now she has two important responsibilities: execute criminal vampires and protect her race’s Kamen, one of five ancient relics said to harness all magick in the DarqRealm.

When the Kamen Rho swore to protect goes missing, she’s assigned the most important task of her life—join an interracial team with a magick mover, a werewolf and a shape shifter to recover what’s been lost. If she fails, the executioner will become the executed, and the magick held within the relics could be lost forever.

As other Kamens start to disappear and the teammates struggle to trust one another, Rho discovers a physical bond with a powerful magick mover that shouldn’t be possible. With the survival of the entire DarqRealm compromised, she barely has time to deal with her temperamental teammates, much less a forbidden attraction. Rho and her team must put everything aside to find what they seek—before the enemy finds it first.

The Author:

Chauntelle’s Website : Here
Chauntelle’s Twitter: Here
Chauntelle’s Facebook: Here
Chauntelle’s Goodreads: Here
Chauntelle’s Newsletter: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The best part of writing this book was being able to get out of my own head and enter a brand new world. It’s a little like watching a movie play out in your mind. It’s my job to capture that story and turn it into words. 

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I was in the middle of a cave tour outside of Austin, TX when the idea for this book struck me. It just wouldn’t leave. All I could see was this young, blond female vampire who lived below ground, and she had a job to do. The moment I got home, I started writing a scene with Rho. I had no idea where I was going with the story (and ultimately deleted that scene) but the cast of characters was created that day. 

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
1) Write. Even if it’s bad. Even if you’re embarrassed for anyone to ever read it. Just get in front of a keyboard and start going for it. You can always edit it later. 2) Connect with other writers. Anyone who thinks they can be successful all by themselves will find themselves climbing up a steep hill. There’s so much to learn, and every story can be made better!

What is your favorite book?
Oh, this is an impossible question! Two of my current favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Jeaniene Frost. I believe they are brilliant storytellers and I hope to meet them one day. 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee, all the way. Although depending on my mood and the time of year, hot chocolate could come in at a close second. 

I want to thank Chauntelle Baughman for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Magick Marked! You can also see my review of the book: here

Book two of the DarqRealm series comes out on October 7th! Don’t miss it!