Hello Everyone! Today I am participating as a host for Bewitching Book Tours. I am hosting The Guardian Of Bastet by Jacqueline Battisti. I am very excited, so check out the deets on this awesome read below:)
For Older Teens
The Guardian of Bastet By Jacqueline Battisti
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: 8/20/2012
Number of pages: 237
Word Count: 84,000
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Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.
Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.
As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jacqueline Battisti was raised in Little Falls, New York where she met and married her high school sweetheart. They have two children and live near Rochester, New York where she is a stay at home mom and writer of the paranormal and urban fantasy of her vivid imagination.
Her first novel, The Guardian of Bastet, is being published by Carina Press August 20, 2012. She is currently working on a sequel as well as a dystopian paranormal.
Her life has taken her from the trials and tribulations of working as an administrative assistant at various companies, back to college as an adult student, and then into the adventurous world of motherhood.
Jacqueline began writing seriously in 2007 after attempting NaNoWriMo for the first time. It was the first time she had disciplined herself to finish a novel. From there, her supportive critique group was formed and attended, and then she attended RT Booklovers Convention in 2009. Jacqueline attended their aspiring authors workshops and met with many talented writers who inspired her to continue writing.
Flash forward to today: Jacqueline has two children who are very outgoing and keep her on her toes. Cub Scouts, Daisy Scouts, play dates, school activities for the kids…then writing, reading current authors, following blogs, facebook, household chores, gardening and exhaustion for mom. Add in a new puppy, two furry feline children and fish and you have the craziness that is the Battisti household.
The Guardian of Bastet Short Excerpt:
Like a good girl, I try to say my prayers every morning. This morning was no exception.
“Goddess, it’s me, Trinity Morrigan-Caine. Could you please let me get through today without pissing off too many people or wanting to kill anyone? And would you please grant me patience for the idiots I meet and guidance to keep my mouth shut when they say something really freakin’ stupid? Thank you.”
Afterward, I felt better. Today was just one of those days. I slept through the alarm. My familiar, a longhaired Birman feline named Bronwyn, had to wake me up and there is nothing like being swatted in the face with a clawed paw first thing in the morning. I showered and then realized I had no clean work scrubs. Crap. I put on already worn scrubs which didn’t smell too bad. The only brightness of the morning was my cousin and roommate, Lily, had made a pot of coffee and saved me some before she left for work—and probably on time, of course.
Once again, I was late and I knew my boss was going to have kittens because of it. Okay, not literally, although the thought of that made me giggle aloud. No, I was the one who turned into a furry feline once a month. She was just a human pain in my ass.
I grabbed the travel mug and took a swig of the coffee I had heated up before leaving. I didn’t even care I burned my lips on the brew. I let out a deep sigh. Ah coffee, the elixir of gods and humans. There was just nothing better than the jolt of caffeine to wake up to. I drove to work whistling.
The Guardian Of Bastet was awesome guys! Seriously, I usually can tell within the first few pages whether a story will be a good read; or a “Oh My Goodness… I can’t put this down”…epic adventure!:) Well, The Guardian Of Bastet was definitely the latter.
The fresh take of the heroine intrigued me from the start, in her own eyes, Trinity did not see herself as this “kick butt” wicked, cool super hero or whatever. In fact she describes herself as basically mediocre; her power as a witch is mediocre, and when she shapeshifts…it’s into a household cat! Also, she has a hateful boss, no real long-term relationship and mommy issues! Wow, how real is that?! I loved how the author created someone so “normal” with insecurities and such, and allowed that person to be the vessel for greatness!
Trinity is a heroine you can root for even as she is beginning to walk in her newfound destiny; she is relatable with sometimes being late for work, extremely disagreeable in the mornings and penchant for being stubborn. How can this character be likable?; because she is just like all of us, flawed but the potential for greatness inside; and of course watching this butterfly evolve, and her interactions with the hot Alfa, well this makes the book all the better. Also the story is well-written, flows, and extremely witty at times; This truly is a fantastic debut;a” I do not want to put it down, but if I have to…I can’t wait to get back to it read!”
I recommend this book for those that like funny,feisty heroines, hot guys, a slew of various paranormals thrown into a community and told to get along, action, passion and a little mystery…so if you are someone like that…then this book is a must try:)
GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!
Okay everyone here is where I give you the details on how you can enter to win some great prizes in the Guardian Of Bastet giveaway!
What you can win is Tour Wide Giveaway 5 free copies of The Guardian of Bastet – Winners can choose epub or .pdf format3-Pewter Egyptian Bastet Cat Pendants, The Goddess Bastet (cat goddess) is an important role in The Guardian of Bastet Open to North American ShippingHow you enter is simple, click this link and follow the instructions on the handy dandy Rafflecopter and then sit back and wait to see if you are a winner!http://www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com/2012/08/now-on-tour-guardian-of-bastet-by.html
Happy reading all:)