Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Whisper Cape Trilogy Blog Tour by Susan Griscom - #Review and #Giveaway


   Celebrating the end of a trilogy is bittersweet. I love all the characters in the Whisper Cape series, but Cael and Addison own my heart and always will. Without them, I don't think I would have become an author. At least not a published one. A Secret Fate, book three is now available.
 The New Release: A Secret Fate (Whisper Cape Book 3)
Author: Susan Griscom
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense


October 31, 2013 is the official release date for the digital format. You can find your copy at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The print book will be available November 14, 2013. If you'd like to know a little bit more about Cael and Addie, here is a link to an interview with them back in 2011 shortly after their first book was published.

 
The Whisper Cape Trilogy
Author: Susan Griscom
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Suspense
Publisher: Amber Glow Books

Whisper Cape (Book 1)
Publication Date: October 10, 2011

A Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense

5 Stars Phenomenal Book!!! Top Pick Review
- Night Owl Reviews

A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them all in end?

Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible and sparks ignite.

WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.

Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road--a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?

Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father's death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities--a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie's heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she'd left for dead.

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Will fate win in the end? You be the judge.

Purchase Whisper Cape
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Kristine Cayne's Review of Whisper Cape - 5 Stars!
I picked this book up because I'm a huge fan of romantic suspense. The fact that it had a paranormal element didn't hurt either. After reading the first page, I knew Whisper Cape would be a winner. The story opens with Addie waking up from a recurring nightmare. My mind instantly filled with questions that needed answers. From Addie's first disastrous encounter with Cael, I was hooked. I liked the hero and the heroine from the start and enjoyed their growing attraction to each other. Their sexual tension was off the charts despite how much Cael fought against it. I enjoyed the cast of secondary characters, and I hope we'll be seeing more of Darcy and Jared!

The suspense line was also very entertaining and served to introduce us to the world of the Sectorium, where people have wonderfully different powers. Cael's mission to find Eidolon (a member of the Sectorium gone rogue) leads him to Whisper Cape where there have been a string of murders of women. As Cael digs deeper into the mystery, he discovers who Addie really is, and who is killing the women.

The romance and the suspense storylines were masterfully intertwined, keeping the tension up and my attention on high alert the entire length of the book. This was a great read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good suspense and a riveting romance, in a fabulous paranormal world of "super" humans. I'm looking forward to reading Reflections, book 2 in the Whisper Cape series!

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Reflections (Whisper Cape book 2)
Publication Date: October 8, 2012

Book 2 in the Steamy Paranormal Romance/Suspense, Whisper Cape Series
What if you heard a voice whispering warnings while you coped with a frightening pregnancy?
Knowing the future has its advantages...or does it?
Can love survive the reflections and memories lost?
Welcome to Maia's world.
Gerry has loved Maia from the very first moment he laid eyes on her and now that she's pregnant with his child, he's over the moon with happiness. Likewise, Maia is overjoyed about having Gerry's baby, but when she starts seeing and hearing an old woman who warns Maia about the pregnancy, Maia starts to think she is losing her mind. But Maia's nightmare has only just begun...

A beautiful woman, the talented lead singer in an up and coming rock band, sets her sights on Gerry determined to rekindle an old flame. But murder befalls the sleepy town of Whisper Cape once again, creating suspicion and betrayal, and a love once considered invincible, begins to crumble and fall apart.

Excerpt from Reflections:

Gerry sat up and rubbed his shoulder. “Thanks, Addie.” He followed her gaze to the place where they had last seen Cael. It pained him, but finally he said, “Addie. Maybe he can’t get back.”

“You don’t think Finn shot him, do you? Cael is strong.”

Gerry shook his head but wasn’t sure if she noticed. “No.”

“Once he got him away from here, I’m sure he used his skills,” she said. “I mean, Cael could take Finn in a fight anytime.”

“He might not be able to come back.” Gerry brushed a strand of hair out of Addie’s face.

“What? What do you mean?” She stood and Gerry got up with her. He moaned a little from the pain and stood next to her.

“I don’t think he got shot. I’m not sure exactly what happened to Cael. When the bullet hit me, I lost balance. He might have received some of my …”

“What? No!” Her face paled and she fought to take in air.

“Breathe,” he said, stroking her back as Maia walked up and stood by her other side.

“I don’t understand.” Her voice was barely a whisper. She walked to where Cael had wrestled with Finn. “What sort of memory were you sending?”

“That’s the problem.” Gerry shook his head. He didn’t want to have to tell Addie that she might never see Cael again.


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Kristine Cayne's Review of Reflections - 4 Stars!
Reflections is a great follow-up to Whisper Cape. Maia and Gerry's story is sweet and exciting at the same time. I was especially happy to see Addie and Cael's story continue. The relationships of these two couples play off each other, and it is very interesting to see the differences and similarities, some based on age and maturity, others based on abilities.

Above all, Susan Griscom does family really well, and the interplay between the future and present generations was inspired. All the main characters in this book have been touched by "abilities" in some way, whether they be their own or those of a relative. In some cases, extreme actions were taken to protect those with abilities, actions that caused a great deal of heartache, but were the best choice at the time. Susan does a wonderful job of showing how being different, being more, can be both good and bad.

There were a lot of twists in this story and a completely unexpected ending. All in all, this was a wonderful read and a great addition to the Whisper Cape trilogy.
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A Secret Fate (Whisper Cape book 3)
Publication Date: October 31, 2013

Description:
"Well, fate was cruel, wasn't it?"

Cael and Addison’s fate has taken an unexpected turn.

Gerry, Addie and Cael almost captured Careen’s murderer only to lose Cael in the battle—a battle that nearly cost him his life. But despite his survival, he faces a new challenge, thanks to Gerry's handiwork: will Cael remember Addie or is their love lost with him?

Addie’s family and friends think she should keep the relationship a secret from Cael so he isn't forced into feelings he can't remember. Just what she needs, more secrets and on top of everything else, someone stole the crystal. How is she supposed to get over the loss of her lover, a lover she'd barely had for only a few short months and deal with the secret of the lost crystal at the same time?

Aiden wants nothing more than to help Addie overcome her grief and get over Cael. Or is that all he wants? What happens when too many people know the secret and someone slips up?

Teaser Excerpt from A Secret Fate


He lay half on top of her, their legs tangled together on the sofa as their rapid heartbeats slowly returned to normal. He didn’t want to move or let her go, but he’d have to. He needed to get up and leave. How would he ever look Aiden in the eye again? What a mess he’d gotten himself into this time.

She sighed. “That was amazing.” Resting her head on his chest, she leaned her face to his and kissed him, gently, softly, then closed her eyes and rested her head. They stayed that way, silent, for a while.

Purchase A Secret Fate
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Kristine Cayne's Review of Reflections - 4.5 Stars!
I was so happy when A Secret Fate was released and even more so when I learned that it was the continuation of Cael and Addie's story. As revealed in the excerpts, Reflections ends with Cael disappearing. This story picks up at that exact moment with a Cael who doesn't remember anything about the previous five years. This means that he doesn't remember anything that happened in the first two books of the series! A Secret Fate is the story of re-discovery, of faith, and trust in the truth of love. I love absolutely everything about this book! It's a fantastic ending to the Whisper Cape trilogy. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys paranormal romances, of the "psychic power" variety, with an intriguing by not too dark suspense thread. A Secret Fate was an absolutely pleasure to read, and the ending was perfect.


About Susan
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does an steamy contemporary romantic suspense.

Author Links:

Blog | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page

THE GIVEAWAY!!!

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Be sure to follow along the tour for some more excerpts, interviews and reviews.

Oct. 31 Susan Griscom - Excerpts
           Reading For Fun – Review/Spotlight
           Amber Garza – Review/Spotlight
Nov. 1    Books and Hooks - Guest post
Nov. 2  Reading By the Book - Spotlight
           Angels on Earth -Review
Nov. 3  Literal Addiction – Review/Spotlight
           As You Wish Reviews - Except
Nov. 4  Yesterday & Tomorrow's Reads - Spotlight
Nov. 5  Crazy Beautiful Reviews - Spotlight
           Rockin & Reviewing - Interview
Nov. 6  Writing With Kristine Cayne – Review/spotlight
Nov. 7  Ravenz Reviews – Review/Spotlight/Interview
           Fab Fun and Tantalizing Reviews – Spotlight/guest post
Nov. 8  Out There Reviews – Review/Spotlight
Nov. 9  The Book Diaries - Spotlight
            Writer's Refuge – Review/Guest post
Nov. 10 Page Princess - Review
Nov. 11 I Pimp MY Authors - Spotlight
            vernalovesbooks - Review
Nov. 12 Beacon Street Books – Character Interview
            I heart Books  - Review/Spotlight
Nov. 13 Lady Amber Reviews - Review



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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I love that series!

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  3. Thanks so much for being a part of the tour and for the awesome post and reviews!. You rock, Kristine.♥
    Hugs,
    Susan

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    1. You're welcome, Susan. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful series to read!

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