Friday, October 18, 2013
BOOK BLITZ: Undertow by K.R. Conway
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Luckless Eila is unknowingly the last of her kind: Rare. Gifted. Beakable. Stunning Raef is her kind's historic enemy: Soulless. Lethal. Lost. A legendary death 160 years before would set their lives to collide, forcing a beautiful killer to become a savior, a simple wallflower to become a warrior, and ruthless destiny to become a death sentence.
High school senior Eila Walker knows that good luck skips over her like an Easter Bunny on Speed. So when she inherits her grandmother's million-dollar Cape Cod home, she is downright shocke. And, yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past...until history decides to repeat itself.
A self-proclaimed loner and previous-social reject, Eila thinks she's hit the jackpot when drool-worthy Raef O'Reilly becomes her friendl, yet weirdly protective shadow. But being hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow slams the brakes on bliss - especially when Raef storms to her aid with coal-black eyes and iron-like strength.
Eila, entirely freaked, demands an explanation and Raef comes clean, revealing that neither of them are average humans but rather the genetic remnants of an angelic pissing-match gone wrong. Eila supposedly can channel the power of human souls, while Raef is quite adept at stealing them. Even worse, he legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila's grandmother was one kick-ass warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.
Now sought by Raef's own family for her destructive ability, Eila must trust him to watch her back. But when a quest for information goes terribly wrong, Eila is suddenly left with only two options: become a weapon for the enemy or follow in her Gram's fearless footsteps to save those she loves. Unfortunately, she needs a willing enemy to ignite her suicidal energy and the only one she trusts has been guarding her butt and scorching her lips.
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About the Author
Kate Conway have been a professional, contributing features writer for multiple publications on Cape Cod and the New England region for almost fifteen years. Kate serves on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center and is a galley copy reviewer for some of the Big Six publishing houses. Kate holds a BA in Forensic Psychology. She also drives a school bus during the school year (just because she likes the punishment). She likes to torment tourists about Jaws, and occasionally jump from the Town Neck bridge in an attempt to reclaim her youth.
Recently, Kate completed her first novel, Undertow, which follows 17-year-old Eila Walker, last in a brutal race of humans and her unlikely allies, including a soulless boy who becomes her beloved bodyguard. The second book in the series is underway, known as Storm Front.
Kate Conway lives on Cape Cod with her husband and two children, two dogs (adept at both flatulence and snoring), and a cage-defiant lovebird that sleeps in a miniature tent.
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