Friday, October 4, 2013

Virtual Book Tour [Guest Post + GIVEAWAY] Returned & Before by Keeley Smith

Pendle Hill Series
Book One
Keeley Smith

17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager. Her wish never comes true.

After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute. Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu.

The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?

A Pendle Hill Novella
Keeley Smith

Cora and Jack are childhood friends who have always lived next door to each other in a beautiful, idyllic part of Lancashire. What binds them as lifelong friends are their powers.

As young witches, life is hard. If the commoners find out their secret, they will be killed. But Cora is lucky, she has her best friend Jack by her side.

Having grown up together they know each other, they trust each other, they love each other. However their blossoming relationship is cut short by the events of one day. A date that will bring their perfect worlds crashing down around them.

20th August 1612

Cora and Jack are forced to face the reality of being a witch during these turbulent times, however they don’t know that their lives will become part of one of the most famous witch trials to have ever hit England.
The Pendle Hill witch trials of 1612.

10 things you didn’t know about me :)

1. I’m a natural strawberry blonde girl ;) Here is a pic (with my other half) to prove it, it was taken around 2005, and one of me with brown hair taken in 2013 with the cutest shopping trolley ever! Which do you prefer? :)

2. I adore Elvis Presley. I’ve been brought up on Elvis and his music and as a graduation present I was taken to Graceland. An amazing holiday that knocked off one of the things to do on my bucket list!

3. I love country music. My grandad was the man who got me into it. Sadly he passed away when I was 7 but my love of country music is still going strong!

4. I love bags, the more unusual the better! I’m a woman, that should be a major giveaway! :) I adore Gorjuss Girl at the moment so I hope to gather quite a collection of bags.

5. I love watching films. I could quite happily spend the whole day with the curtains closed watching film after film :) There is something brilliant about losing yourself in them :)

6. I love collecting ice hockey jerseys. I just love American sports, they are so much better than the UK ones! Every time I visit America or Canada I always make sure I have enough pennies to purchase an ice hockey jersey :)

7. I have such a sweet tooth. Seriously, I’m surprised I have any teeth left. I could spend all day eating sweets! My previous dentist wasn’t very happy with the cavities but I can’t help it! Why do they make bad things taste so good :)

8. I got married in Sorrento, Italy in 2008. I hated the hassle of a at home wedding, who to invite, where everyone would sit, the cost, the weather.... it was really getting to me so we decided to do it in a place we love :)

9. My lovely husband proposed to me at Niagara Falls in 2006! Right underneath the waterfall so we were both wet and looked stupidly happy :)

10. For our 5 year anniversary we bought each other a puppy called Darby. She is a gorgeous little morkie (Maltese/Yorkie cross) who keeps us very busy but we love her! :)

About the Author:

I've always loved reading, it is a common known fact that I pretty much demolish a book a day. Expensive hobby, but a great one! I've dabbled with writing since the day I could actually write. So, it was only fitting that I had my first book published when I was 15.

If I'm not writing you would generally find me reading, creating jewellery, trawling social networking sites and listening to music. I will pretty much listen to any kind of music but I have two favourites, country music which has been with me since I was a little toddler and I also love to listen to movie scores, especially when I'm writing!

I currently live in Yorkshire with my husband.

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