Today author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! All the previously published books in the popular Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance, sizzling character chemistry, and thrilling suspense. The new versions also include exclusive bonus material and brand new scenes. Even additional scenes from bad-boy, Trent Donovan’s point-of-view! To help promote the new editions, she is doing this awesome book promo to share the update with fellow booklovers.
The Spellbound series is a great mix of Pretty Little Lairs meets Buffy, the Vampire Slayer!
In this fun guest post, you can learn more about the intriguing characters from the first book, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN that populate the eerie world of Fallen Oaks, where everyone has something to hide. Discover what skulks in the fog of this Silent Hill-esque town and hides within the dense forest.
Meet the teenage residents that have good looks, lots of teen angst, and a fair share of supernatural intrigue. Discover more about Trent and Shiloh’s love story, which began with a mixture of lustful teen hormones and beguiling attraction. When Shiloh and Trent first meet, they both feel an instant connection, but at its core, it is a tale about the power of first love and the courage of two hearts that were meant to beat tremendous odds just to be together. But will fate try to split them apart?
First, Meet the Star-Crossed Lovers…
A quirky girl (whose favorite shoes are her Doc Martens boots) has a habit of engaging her brain before her mouth. She has seen shadows for as long as she can remember, and they always turn up when something bad is about to happen. Shiloh was born with an unusual mix of Native American Sioux and French ancestry. After learning about her family's duty as demon hunters and her role as the prophesied Thirteenth Daughter, Shiloh decides that's up to her to protect the town. Once she awakens her "inner-witch,” strange things start happening. And she still needs to understand the mysterious significance of the Devil’s Mark carved on her wrist.
But is Shiloh worthy to combat the forces of darkness? Or is she just another teen destined to befall the town curse?
After seventeen years, Trent and his father return to this coastal town and move back into their rumor-to-be haunted mansion, Craven Manor, and become instantly under speculation. Trent has been recently kicked out of military school, and although, Trent can be arrogant, he really harbors a deep insecurity. He was deeply hurt that his mother took her life when he was still an infant, and later he is crushed after being repeatedly rejected by his father, who stuck him in boarding school at the age of five. Becoming rebellious and angry, he gets into fights and has a quick temper. When Trent meets Shiloh—sparks fly. Shiloh makes him want to mend his bad-boy ways. As their friendship changes from mutual lust to real affection, he still has a hard time expressing his feelings.
Will Trent be able to survive the curse in time to tell Shiloh how he feels? Or is he hiding a dark and dangerous secret of his own?
Meet The Diverse Cast of Characters
DARRAH BROUSSARD is Shiloh’s mother, a beautiful, yet cryptic woman. And she has never really been the “motherly” type. She is keenly aware that she struggles with vanity and jealousy. There is a dark, tempestuous side to Darrah that lies just beneath the surface of her Stepford-facade. Will the cost of her driving ambition come at a deadly price?
ARIANA PRESTON is Shiloh's smart and feisty best friend. Upon learning that Shiloh is actually a powerful heritage witch, she dedicates herself to aiding her friend in the battle against evil. But after uncovering her otherworldly heritage, Ari develops a taste for the mystical. When she discovers her family's dark deeds, will it only cause more havoc in a town that is already cursed?
LAUREN BROUSSARD is Darrah's sister and Shiloh's aunt. Though she wears a brave face for the world, she hides a deep personal loneliness. She has enough perspective to recognize that her self-reliance separates her from the other witches in town. Intense arguments about Shiloh's upbringing finally resulted in her being estranged from the family. But what will Lauren do when a dirty little secret from her past is uncovered?
JACKSON TRUDELL is Shiloh's father, and he only wants peace within his troubled family. Jackson is quick, decisive, and he’s every bit the epitome of a good man. He thinks the rumors about supernatural activity and witches are totally ridiculous. He's more worried that Shiloh will discover his secret. Will he finally find the courage to tell Shiloh the truth surrounding her birth?
MADISON DONAVON is painfully shy and deemed mentally ill, but under that childlike pretense, there is much more than meets the eye. She is overly protective of her family, especially her brother Trent. It's no secret that she dislikes Shiloh. But is Madison really as slow as she’d have the others believe? Or is there a dangerous side to this mysterious creature?
ANTHONY EVANS is the resident ghost hunter and an infamous Bay Area Victorian restoration specialist. After the death of his wife, he moves in with his brother-in-law, Maxwell Donovan to help cleanse their haunted house. When he hires Shiloh to be his assistant, he decides that it's his duty to educate Shiloh in all things supernatural. But will teaching her magic be enough to stop the evil from killing the other residents?
BRITTANY LAU-WITHERIDGE is the mayor’s daughter. She is the Queen Bee at the local High school. Always calm and poised, and perfectly coiffed. She is Shiloh’s frenemy. But after Brittany discovers she has a paranormal-side, she relishes in her darker instincts. Will she eventually put aside their differences to join forces with Shiloh?
KAYLA BENNET is Brittany’s best friend and captain of the cheerleading squad. She is extremely shallow, insecure, and often clueless. At times, she can be either spontaneous or cautious. But will Kayla surprise everyone with her insightful contributions to the fight against evil?
DANIEL RAMÍREZ is a local football jock, known for being an all-round good guy. Daniel and Ariana share a strong attraction and enjoy flirting with each other. But Shiloh fears he might be dangerous, even though, he seems to sincerely want to help them discover what's causing the recent attacks on the football players. But does he have his own personal agenda to fulfill?
MAXWELL DONOVAN is a millionaire yuppie, and shares his son Trent’s intensity, articulacy, and conviction. He was born to a wealthy California state assemblyman and he has five sisters. Maxwell was married to Catarina and not only stole her heart, but her sanity as well. Rumors abound after he is accused of murdering his wife. Is he really a heartless killer or is there more to this enigmatic man?
JADA MARTIN is Shiloh's good friend and believes that Craven Manor is haunted. Jada wants to help Shiloh discover the manor's dark secrets and why kids are mystically disappearing. However, her daring attitude might get her into serious trouble...
PAIGE JONES is an intellectual girl, who has no ideal goal, but to spend time in after-school programs studying. She is one of the few people not afraid to speak her mind, or afraid of the curse. Yet will her fearlessness only get her killed?
MRS. BAYLOCK is the housekeeper at Craven Manor. Most people see her as an eccentric old woman, but she knows a lot more than she lets on. She often helps out behind the scenes without anyone knowing. She seems to enjoy spouting deadly quips. Mrs. Baylock is fearless and it doesn’t bother her to work in a haunted house. But like most of the residents, she isn't what she seems...
SHERIFF THOMAS BOYD is best friends with Shiloh’s father, Jackson. Perceptive and diplomatic, he has an easy rapport with everyone in town. On several occasions, Boyd has concealed evidence when otherworldly forces attacked the residents in an effort to prevent mass hysteria. But was it really to protect the town or to protect his own family's involvement?
Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:
Official website: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com
Official Spellbound Series blog: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com
Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry
DarkSide Detectives blog: http://paranormalresearchgroup.blogspot.com/
Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.
They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.
When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.
Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.
But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…
With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.
Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.
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