Thursday, August 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Guest Post & Trailer + GIVEAWAY!] Hold Tight (Embrace, #2) by Cherie Colyer

Hold Tight (Embrace, #2)
by Cherie Colyer
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication: August 20, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.


by Cherie Colyer

Embrace, book one in the series, was all about the Powers, and much like Madison did in the book I had spent a lot of time researching witchcraft. I then put my own spin on it by having a witch’s powers fueled not only by natural, but by their emotions. I gave magic a taste and smell—chocolate covered strawberries scent the air when Madison uses positive emotions to fuel her powers while the smell of copper taints the air when she uses anger, hatred and other negative emotions. Another characteristic of those who possess the Powers is that their magic collide when they touch, creating an actual spark much like static electricity. Isaac uses the latter to his advantage, shaking hands with someone in order to know if the person he’s talking to is like him. It’s this same attribute that has made kissing Madison a challenge.

I enjoyed bending and twisting what I knew about witchcraft to create an intriguing world for Madison and her friends, and the Powers are only the beginning. In Hold Tight, Madison’s working on mastering her powers. She’s come a long way since Embrace, but has an even longer way to go before she fully understands everything there is to know about the supernatural world around her. Spiteful classmates are the least of her worries in book two, which introduces Fae.

There’s a lot of lore about faeries. For instance, did you know that there are dozens of different types of faeries? From brownies to sprites some of these creatures help humans while others wish to destroy them. And the lore of who can see the Fae varies as much as does what they look like.

The faeries in Hold Tight can blend in with humans by donning a glamour. They’re beautiful, alluring, vengeful, and they survive by drawing energy from nature, getting the greatest fix from humans. Isaac describes them perfectly: devious creatures that will twist your words to their advantage.

Too bad Madison didn’t heed his warning. Of course, if she had Hold Tight wouldn’t exist.

Thanks to Mom with a Kindle for having me on her blog. I hope you’ll check out the rest of the stops on the tour.

Cherie Colyer is the author of  YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, book and special offers.

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Cherie Colyer said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour and for having me on your blog!