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Tuesday, August 20, 2013



About the Book:


Journal, just in case . . .

I didn’t ask to meet ghosts. Shoot, I was fine without them in my life. Uncle Craig and Hannah were nasty to me, but at least I knew how to handle living pains in the butt. Now I have to figure out how to open and close a portal between the human and spirit worlds. And I have to find and return a bunch of angry ghosts through the gateway and lock them on their side. I don’t know why the portal chose me to do this, a fifteen-year-old kid with no ghost busting experience. But it did. And if I want a ghost-free night’s sleep anytime soon, I’d better figure out how to get the job done. Because I’ve about had it with murderous ghouls and their unpleasant agendas. “Signed Tallis Challinor”

After the death of her parents, Tallis Challinor and her brother Wyatt must move to the Midwest to live with their dead mother’s sister and her family. When Aunt Sandra dies three-and-a-half years later, Tallis and Wyatt find themselves moving yet again, this time to New Hampshire to live with their father’s sister, Aunt Gabbie, and her husband Noreis. Gabbie is young, pretty and fun. Tallis remembers being a little girl and playing with her Aunt at the family home in California, before her parents died. So Tallis is excited to re-locate and reconnect with Gabbie. But what should have been a happy reunion is plagued with problems when Noreis opens a portal between the spirit and human worlds located in the basement of the house.

Tallis is a practical kid. She doesn’t believe that ghosts exist. But she can’t deny what she sees with her own eyes and the two ghosts Tallis meets at Thanksgiving in the basement of her aunt’s house are definitely not figments of her imagination, although she wishes they were. Tallis is unwittingly drawn into the portal’s energy when one of the ghosts fixates on her and forces her to assist in the release of three particularly nasty spirits. As a final blow, the portal chooses Tallis as a temporary gatekeeper and she finds herself charged with the duty of returning the very ghouls she’s set free, plus a few of their buddies, back to the spirit realm.

As Tallis learns the secrets of the portal and begins to understand her newly acquired power, she formulates a plan to return the ghosts. Along the way, she receives help from many new friends who fill in the details about the identity of the escaped spirits, providing a possible motive for the outrageous actions of the escaped ghosts. Tallis must learn to trust herself and others as she taps into her inner courage to get the job done and save her town from the angry restless dead set.

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Book Excerpt:

April 29th, 2:30 in the morning

One week to go.

I feel it, the nearness of the spirits. The fact thateverything is aligning to some sort of conclusion. I hopeI’m ready. I hope I have the power to finish this thing. And, I hope that Gregory Millard calls soon.

The shrill ring of the phone pierced the late night silence ofthe house, startling me out of an exhausted sleep. My body jerkedto semi-awareness and I reached for it, knocking it to the floor inmy confusion. I reached down, patted the floor, and finally foundthe phone as it rang for the third time.

“Yeah?” I mumbled.

“Hello, can you hear me?” shouted a voice I didn’t recognize.

I was groggy with sleep and confused as to my exact location.The voice continued hollering at me, but I had trouble focusingon it as my sluggish brain worked to figure out why I wasn’t inmy bed. Finally, I remembered that I’d fallen asleep on the sofain the front room. Satisfied that I could place my body in space, Idirected my mind to the person who was calling. A glance at theclock on the wall said it was 2:00. In the morning.

“Who is this?” I asked, stretching my neck until I felt a loud,satisfying crack.

“My name is …” a male voice started, then abruptly stopped.The connection appeared to be lost.

“Hey, are you there?” I hollered back into the phone, assumingthat if the caller had to yell to be heard, he needed me to yell backat him.

“Tallis, what’s going on down there?” my aunt, Gabbie, calledto me. She hurried down the creaky, wooden staircase.

“Phone call,” I mumbled when she appeared in the doorway.“But I think the connection’s broken. It wasn’t too good to startwith.”

Gabbie moved to my side and looked down at me. Theflickering fire in the wood stove illuminated the paleness of herskin and amplified the heavy shadows under her eyes. She lookedawful, much older than her twenty-seven years.

“Do you think?” she began, and then swallowed. “Is it him?”

I shook my head. “I don’t know.”

The voice burst through the static. “Gregory Millard.” He was gone again.


About the Author:



KD Pryor started life in Missouri, where she read lots of books, even sneaking them into baseball games to the irritation of her father. Kelley graduated with a degree in International and Comparative Studies from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After college and marriage to a great guy, she decided to pursue a law degree at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Her oldest son was born soon after law school, followed three years later by her daughter and a move to Kentucky. One more son, a move to Ohio and four years later, her family jumped on the opportunity to move to India. They lived in Bangalore, now Bengaluru, for four wonderfully chaotic years, traveling all over Asia, Australia and Europe.

Now, settled in New Hampshire with her family and herd of cats (only three), she can often be found in her office, working on the next installment of “The Gatekeepers of Em’pyrean” series, reading one of a dozen books she has started, and dreaming of her future travel destinations.

“The Portal’s Choice”, book one in “The Gatekeeper’s of Em’pyrean” series featuring Tallis Challinor, was released on May 6, 2013.

“The Forgotten Gate”, book two in the series, is scheduled for release in 2014.

Visit her website at www.kdpryor.com.
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38 comments :

Smash Bravo said...

Sounds like a great book, especially for young adults. I will def have to come back and enter the giveaway. Good luck to the author, I think she is going to do very well with this book.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Sounds right up my alley. Thanks for the giveaway.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Love how these book blasts come with giveaways. :)

Kristyn said...

this sounds like a great read i need to add to my list!

Becky McNeer said...

the book sounds fantastic. thank you for the giveaway too!

annie page said...

I do love YA books and the paranormal it takes you places and lets you know that the life you are in is better then the books you read which brights my day just a little

Michelle Kafka said...

I love a good ghost story whether it is YA or Adult. It sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the chance. :)

Corinne Schmitt said...

I like most well-written YA books because typically, I find them more creative than their adult counterparts. They can't rely on graphic sex, violence and shock value so the stories are more carefully crafted to evoke emotions. I do like to read paranormal books occasionally, as long as they end well. I get a little too freaked out if they leave me with the feeling that evil spirits surround us and can't be overcome.

Melinda Dunne said...

I love any kind of paranormal books. I really like to get the YA so my son can read them too. When I spend money on books I want to be able to share with him.

Crafty Zoo said...

Sounds like a good book! I will admit the excerpt peaked my interest and now I want to finish! LOL. TYFS!

Christy Maurer said...

I love YA Paranormal! One of my favorite books is Anna Dressed in Blood :) They are just so spooky and exciting! This sounds great! Gonna have to check it out!

Colleen said...

I do like YA paranormal. These books have so much creativity in them, you never know what to expect and I love that!

Ness-Kana and Munkey said...

This book sounds very interesting. I love ghost and paranormal stories myself. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

Sadie Terry said...

Sounds cool

becca said...

this book sounds really good and gret giveaway

Leigh @ OneandOneEqualsTwinFun said...

OOOH spooky! Love that the author is from New Hampshire. Thanks for all your fun book choices.

steve weber said...

I feel like once you've read one you've read them all..

meryvamp said...

Yes, it all started when I fell in love with vampires. I started out with L.J. Smith and moved straight to Anne Rice. Still, I love anything with supernatural creatures in it.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Taylor Rios said...

Another great book it sounds like! With all of your fabulous reviews and giveaways, I'm going to be busy reading for the rest of the year! (That's a good thing, love to read but haven't made much time for it lately)

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I love the fact that the author loved to read so much that she snuck in book into the baseball games! What a true book lover!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love the plot of this book, sounds interesting and exciting.

nova hedges said...

creepy book, good to read when you are probably bored,

jheylo said...

I'd be scared reading something like this hehehehe. I won't be able to sleep thinking about it.

Mel Cole said...

sounds like the main character is torned between good and bad spirits. made me goosebumps :)

Lexie Lane said...

Ooh! I do actually believe in ghosts, but it does freak me out! I couldn't read a book about them though because I wouldn't be able to sleep. So sorry.

lisagee1234 said...

I like YA paranormal books and so does my son. Good escape from day to day by reading them.]

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Jessica Schank Snow said...

Yes, it's very enjoying to read.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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Nikki Ooi said...

I like it because I like vamps and romance! It's a cool mix!

Patricia Hoffmeister said...

Sounds like a good book and I'd like to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

bn100 said...

don't know; haven't read any

Colette S said...

I'm reading some right now. A series! I like paranormal from Nicky Charles

Ava Chavez said...

I sure do...it takes me back to curiosity.

Juana said...

I love to read paranormal because the stories are much more interesting and I like to reread them.

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crystalgrant84 said...

I'm a giant scaredy cat... Definitely wouldn't be able to read this book.

MissieFaye said...

Heather Freeman said: I love all paranormal and have since I was a YA!

andie said...

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They always seem to keep my interest - and I'll read just about anything. Thanks for this one.

medicus0911 said...

I love your books. Thank you for the contest.R Chartier

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love all paranormal books and tv shows this looks like a great read!

 
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