16 April 2014

Title: The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods #1)
Author: Brinda Berry
Publisher: Etopia Press, 200 Pages (September 15th 2012)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis: A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal... Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High-find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia's drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it's no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia's secrets, she begins to wonder if there's more going on than she thought...and if she was wrong to trust him…

Title: Whisper of Memory (Whispering Woods #2)
Author: Brinda Berry
Publisher: Etopia Press, 198 Pages (November 5th 2012)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis: Weapons training and winter formals...a deadly combination.

All Mia ever wanted was to fit in at Whispering Woods High. But being a portal-finder who dates a guy from another dimension sort of makes it hard. Mia's brother disappeared over a year ago, and agents from the IIA began policing people's movements through dimensions. She'd trusted Dr. Bleeker from the local university when he'd told her the IIA were the bad guys. But even a girl with an extraordinary ability to sense things can make mistakes.

Now two people are dead, and as a portal gatekeeper for the IIA, Mia needs to find Dr. Bleeker before he hurts anyone else. And her boyfriend Regulus, an Agent for the IIA, carries secrets of his own. Between learning about weaponry, finding the perfect dress for the winter formal, and catching bad guys, who has time to fit in?

Title: Watcher of Worlds (Whispering Woods #3)
Author: Brinda Berry
Publisher: Renegade YA, LLC, 308 Pages (December 17th, 2013)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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Synopsis: Senior year should bring fun, friends, and happiness. Not portals, treachery, and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Mia Taylor, gatekeeper to an interdimensional portal, wants nothing more than to heal from her romance gone wrong. Illegally falling for her co-worker Regulus had been a huge mistake. But when Regulus goes rogue to hunt down a murderer, Mia must forget her broken heart and use her unique abilities to save him. Traveling across dimensions, she enters a strange and hostile world where a rebel faction holds the key to their escape. Her gift of synesthesia is in high demand, and a secret organization of the otherworldly kind has her in their sights. But sabotage and murder may be the least of her worries. Her ex-boyfriend wants a relationship. Her dad wants her to act normal. Her friends want her to stop moping. Who knew faking happy would be the easiest part of senior year?

Guest Post:

Love, Crushes and Angst in Whispering Woods

One of the things I love most about writing YA is the intense relationships between characters. In the Whispering Woods series, the main character Mia falls for a guy named Regulus. It's not a case of insta-love. There's no doubt that there's some physical attraction when she meets him. What's not to like about a guy who is mysterious, aloof, driven, powerful, and well...hot?

Let's face it. Sometimes the attraction disappears as soon as the person opens his/her mouth. Don't you hate it when that happens?

Mia learns that Regulus's sincerity and unique personality is just as alluring as his military-trained body and oh-so-perfect face. They have different goals and ideas about things, but they're also very much alike. Both are strong, stubborn, and loners. They also guard their hearts.

Many readers mention the other guys in my series. I don't consider my story a love triangle story. Still, there are readers who absolutely love the other guys in Mia's life and therefore root for those guys. Austin, a best friend, has a crush on Mia and doesn't hide it. Arizona, Regulus's wing man, is the funny and flirty guy we'd all like to hang out with on a Saturday night.

Ultimately, we can't always pick the person we are attracted to in life (or in a story). Physical and emotional chemistry is really a fickle creature. The more intense and unexpected, the better the story is for the reader. I hope you have fun with my characters!

About the Author:
Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She has a BSE in English and French and a MEd in Learning Systems Technology. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. She doesn’t mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she’s not working the day job or writing a novel, she’s guilty of surfing the internet for no good reason.

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  1. Chemistry is definitely one of the most important aspect in a fictional romance. If I don't feel their attraction I don't really get into the romance. Great post ladies! :)

  2. this looks and sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Great guest post...thanks for sharing! This sounds like an interesting read.

  4. Thanks for having me on your blog. Happy reading!

  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway !

  6. thanks for the lovely giveaway :)


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