25 October 2012

Messages in the Moonlight
By Chelsea Fine

I’m convinced I have some kind of “Spooky Creature” magnetism. Terrifying animals of all kinds have been tracking me down my whole life.

When I was eleven, I heard panting outside my bedroom window while I was trying to sleep. Looking out into the moonlight, I found a wolf pacing right outside my room. My first thought was, “Aw…what a pretty dog.” But then that “pretty dog” stopped pacing and started staring at me. No longer panting, the wolf eyed me ominously and then, without warning, raised his wolf snout into the night and began to howl. He HOWLED! Let me tell you something: A wolf howl at close proximity is FREAKING loud. I was completely terrified and promptly ran from my room crying.

Fast forward seven years and I’m eighteen years old driving home from work late at night when BAM! A bat—yes, a BAT—smashes into my windshield, face first, and stares at me with his creepy little vampire teeth/eyes/wing-claw things. He kept beating his wings against the glass, his beady eyes staring at me with all the doom and gloom that comes with a bat stare-down, and then the nocturnal creature chirped at me! (Bats chirp, did you know this?) He screeched at me through the windshield and then disappeared into the night, leaving me alone in my dark car with a pounding heart and sweaty palms.

And then earlier this year, I exited the grocery store (after a late night run for coffee creamer) and was stopped--mid-journey to my car--by an owl. Swooping down from the rafters of wherever the crap he’d been perched, this owl landed in front of me, the moon casting a giant bird shadow on the ground between us. Without provocation, the owl spread his wings (which were HUGE) and started HOOTING at me. A large, hooting owl is a terrifying thing to see up close—especially when you know they can tear you to shreds with their deadly talons. So I carefully stepped far far away from said terrifying owl and sprinted to my car, where I jumped inside and locked my doors in fear.

I’m telling you, I have “Spooky Creature” magnetism. All these scary animals are drawn to me. And I think they’re trying to get me a message…

Title: Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1)
Author: Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Acacia Publishing, 385 Pages (December 7th, 2011)
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Synopsis: Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her.

Title: Awry (The Archers of Avalon #2)
Author: Chelsea Fine
Publisher: Firefall Publishing, 495 Pages (June 12th, 2012)
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Synopsis: Sometimes love is meant to be. But sometimes...love is the death of you....

Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn't unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal.

This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes the curse is changing. Together with the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet must piece together her life and try to break the curse before her impending death comes again.

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Chelsea, my scary animal magnet friend! Okay, that's a bit crazy. So, I would assume then that if there was a Zombie Apocalypse they'd be drawn to you as well? lol Thanks for sharing these crazy times with us and for sending me all the swag & books, some are coming in handy for this giveaway.

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  1. I absolutely love bats!!! They're so mysterious...and batty :p

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  2. I love Chelsea Fine so much. Totally my favorite author. I love reading her tell stories, even little ones about her day or being attacked by owls. She draws you in and holds you hostage until the story is completed.

  3. I've heard of *animal magnetism*, but never a case of spooky creature magnetism lol
    The owl would have really been a sight to see, and the wolf - beautiful creatures that they are - would have scared me half to death!
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
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  4. OOoh nice!


  5. Well, Chelsea is AMAZING!!!
    I loved both Anew and Awry! Cannot wait for Archers of Avalon #3...

  6. I think I could handle the wolf before the bats. They are just too nasty!

    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  7. Hmm. I've had similar experiences with ravens:)

  8. thanks for the amazing giveaway! sounds fantastic :)


  9. thanks for the giveaway


  10. I didn't know this series was published, by Acacia Publishing! I thought this was a self-pubbed book! Awesome! I'm so out of the book loop lol. The trailer is great! The models are really pretty (as most models are). Thanks for the giveaway!


  11. I have had a few encounters with bats. I love wolves but the howling would have scared me. I have only seen owls a few times and never up close. Maybe you should work at the zoo!


  12. Oh man, the bat thing would scare me so much! Mostly because it slammed into your windshield and then stared at you lol.


  13. If only I had "winning lottery magnetism" =P I probably wouldn't leave my house if I had animals being drawn towards me. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm excited to read this series.


  14. This series sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!



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