Girls*Heart* Books: The Witch Avenue Series by Karice Bolton Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Witch Avenue Series by Karice Bolton Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

Lonely Souls
Witch Avenue Series Book #1
By Karice Bolton 

It's two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother's disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother's empty grave. 

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother's disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger. 

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it's too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.

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Altered Souls
Witch Avenue Series Book # 2 
By Karice Bolton

The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past. 

Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities. 

With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love.

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Released Souls
Witch Avenue Series Book # 3 
By Karice Bolton

Triss and Logan’s love is becoming stronger by the day as they harness the powers between them, but will that make them blind to the evil they’re facing?

After uncovering startling information about her family, Triss is determined to right the wrongs of her ancestors. Triss and Logan uncover who has infiltrated the covens across the globe, and they realize the plans of the dark side are far more sinister than they’d ever imagined.

As the power of this hidden world is exposed, Triss learns her role in the covens. With Logan, Dace and Bakula’s assistance, Triss is now able to fully realize the abilities her ancestors have given her.
*It won’t be long until the dark forces regain their strength, especially as their leader, Eben, continues his quest for a power that can never be revoked. Triss must stop him before it is too late.

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And now an excerpt from Lonely Souls

"I haven’t been in the attic since we were both up there like in sixth grade or who knows when,” I said.

“Do we dare go up there, for old times’ sake?” he asked bemused. “See if it’s really as scary as we thought?”

“Yeah, let’s do it!” I jumped up, pulling him from the kitchen chair. “You just have to promise not to let go of my hand! No matter what!”

“You’ve got my word.” His deep blue eyes caught mine, and the flutter returned. We both grabbed a lantern and ran down the hall, stopping at the closet door. I grabbed the handle and pulled it toward me, releasing a loud creaking sound.

“Guess nobody’s opened this for a while,” I laughed, swiping at the plume of dust that escaped, trying not to cough.

Logan reached up and pulled the chain down from the ceiling, bringing the peculiar wooden staircase down. It was very narrow, and the opening into the attic was even smaller than I remembered.

“Oh, my gosh. Remember, we used to climb on the shelves to reach that chain? I guess you’ve grown up a bit,” I joked.

“The shelves would probably break,” he said smiling.

“Off your weight, not mine,” I smiled.

“You want to go first or do you want me to?” he asked.

“I’ll go.”

I climbed up the first two stairs, and the nervousness began passing through me. Logan tapped my leg. I was actually at his height now on the step.

“What’s up?” I asked, turning around.

“I think I should go first after all,” he whispered, climbing onto the ladder next to me. Before I could move up or down to let him by, he gently touched my chin, bringing my lips up to his. “Now close your eyes.”

His lips met mine, and the familiar energy began racing between our bodies. I couldn’t continue to fight my feelings for Logan much longer. I remembered back to the very first time I’d been kissed. It was right on these very stairs by Logan, and I thought it was the best day ever. Now we were older and his lips were searching mine for a meaning that was so much deeper, and I knew I might not be able to turn back. With every kiss I returned, I felt his embrace tightening around me, and my fear diminishing. His fingers began running up my spine, the thin camisole not creating much of a barrier at all, as I felt his lips press harder against mine, sending my emotions into another world.

He slowly let his hands fall from my waist, his lips breaking from mine leaving a smoldering mess deep inside of me to deal with.

“Don’t stop,” I pleaded, looking into his deep blue eyes.

His lips tugged upright slightly as he realized the effect he had on me; I let my body lean on him a little more. His eyes were blazing with an intensity I wanted to tap into, but it seemed he was uncertain.

He leaned down, kissing my hair, moving it back off my shoulders slowly with his hands, tickling my skin as he went. I began squirming on the ladder, and he steadied me with one glance.

“Be still,” he murmured. “I can’t have you falling off the ladder.”

I giggled a little and tried to detach my gaze from his, but I couldn’t. His eyes were mesmerizing and the longer he held my gaze, the weaker I became.

Trailing my neck with his finger, he leaned back down tracing the path with his lips, sending a divine amount of bliss through me while he worked his way back up to my lips.

“Surely, you’ve done that before,” I replied, breathless.

“Only in my dreams,” he whispered, wearing a shy smile, “with you.”

And he began kissing me once more, producing a quiver that ran down my spine thinking of everything that statement implied. With everything that I had been going through, hearing those words created an overwhelming amount of emotions that crashed down on my soul. I could feel the tears begin to develop, but they weren’t tears of sadness. I was beginning to surrender my heart to his, and I didn’t want anything to get in the way.

The softness of his lips left mine and I wanted so much more. I wasn’t ready for it to end, but he wasn’t coming back for more. I slowly opened my eyes to see him watching me, gauging my reaction.

Enter The Giveaway: 

Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can't get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the sweetest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.

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