Monday, September 9, 2013

Giveaway & Excerpt of Soul Kissed | Guest Author: Erin Kellison

Stealth, boy hero

First, thank you to Anna for having me here on her blog today to celebrate the release of Soul Kissed, book two in my Shadow series.

The hero of Soul Kissed is a single father, and he lives for his son, Fletcher. The world has turned dark and dangerous with magic, and it takes everything Mason has to make sure that his son is safe.

Fletcher is not content, however, to sit safely by while his father battles terrible foes. He imagines himself a hero in the making, if only his dad would give him a chance to help out. His secret name is Stealth, and he has the “walker” ability to move through walls or other impediments. He gets into a lot of trouble, gives his father a momentary heart attack, but does manage to save the day.

Check him out in action:

          “What are you doing?”

          Fletcher whipped his attention around. His heart whammied. But it was still kinda fun.

          Mr. Webb, his archnemesis. The skinny old man’s bushy eyebrows drew together. His cheeks went hollow.

          Now we meet.

          The flash drive was still in the laptop. Getting the passwords had only been a matter of watching Mr. Webb at work through the walls. The screen restored after the files finished copying. Stealth didn’t know what bad stuff would be in them, but he was sure it’d be something his dad would want to know, especially since Webb thought he could boss the Strays around. Webb couldn’t tell his dad what to do.

          “How did you get in here?”

          Answer nothing. Stealth doesn’t speak. Stealth is a ghost.

          Stealth gave Webb his best, hard glare.

          Turned out Stealth could not only see through walls, he could move through walls too. It’d been so easy—all he’d had to do was try. Now he was a master spy who could creep undetected in and out of anywhere. He reached up and pulled the drive out of the side of the computer. Maybe they’d make a movie about him.

          “What is that?”

          Stealth backed to the side wall.

          Mr. Webb held out his hand. “Come on, boy. Give it up.”

          Ha. The fate of magekind rested on the information on the drive. Probably. He didn’t know what some of the words meant.

          “Stop this foolishness.”
          This was not foolishness. This was life and death.

          He gripped the drive in his hand and worked his magic. He didn’t know if the wall itself changed, or if he did. Fireworks burst in his sight. The fae whispered strange words—could Mr. Webb hear them too?

          ….run run run run run…

          “What are you doing!”

          Stealth grinned. Now you see me, now you don’t.

          He dodged into the next room. A woman—Bran’s aunt—stood up abruptly. So he kept running. Through the kitchen—smelled like roasting meat and potatoes—where someone was shouting. Too many people. Keep running. Pantry. Butler’s office.

          “Sir, he just went though the wall!”

          Stealth crawled into a space underneath the stairs. It was dirty and webby—so dangerous—but no one could get him if there was no door. The hiding place smelled cold, felt cold too.

          He pumped his fist in a yes of victory.
Soul Kissed
Shadow Kissed #2
By Erin Kellison

While the world slumbers in Shadow, a fatal plague has swept through magekind. No one is immune to its ravages, and now that her father is dead, Cari Dolan must wield the fearful magic of her House to save innocent lives.

At the mage Council's bidding, dangerous outsider Mason Stray joins forces with Cari to hunt down the fiend responsible. But can he trust the daughter of wealth and privilege, especially when his own son is at risk?

The princess will always welcome to her bed the warrior, even if one must pay the ultimate price...

About the Author
Erin Kellison is the award-winning author of the Shadow series, the Shadow Touch novella series, and the Shadow Kissed series, all of which share the same world, where dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale. RT calls her latest, Soul Kissed, “a dark fairy tale with a twist, perfect for readers who love passion with their fantasy.”
You can connect with Erin online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads as well. 

I hope you enjoy Stealth and his adventures in Soul Kissed. One lucky commenter will receive a copy of the book (print or ebook format) To enter leave a comment telling me about your favorite book as a kid, along with your email address. Open to everyone. The winner will be announced on September 18th. Good Luck!


  1. I loved the Berenstein bears when I was a child.

  2. My favorite was Grimm's Fairy Tales.
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  3. I loved, loved, loved Anne of Green Gables. Saw the movie first and had to buy the books :) Thanks for sharing and congrats to Erin on the new release!

  4. I was a huge fan of the Amelia Bedelia as a kid. That wacky maid always had me laughing.
    Love the series. Can't wait to read Soul Kissed. Congrats on the new release.


  5. I was a big fan of the Little Sisters/ Baby Sitters Club books.
    Congrats Erin on the latest release!!


  6. I was brought up in a French province and grew up with a mystery series whose books all started with "Sophie et" about an air stewardess that got mixed up in all sorts of crimes; it had about 30 books in it.

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