Promo/Review/Giveaway - Hidden Salem by Kiki Howell

Welcome to my stop on the Hidden Salem book tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review and learn a little more about the author Kiki Howell. There is a tour wide giveaway and there are 4 beautiful pieces of jewellrey up for grabs!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Hidden Salem
Author: Kiki Howell
Publisher: Mitchell Morris Publishing
Published: October 15th 2012

Blurb

Intuition alone brought Makayla to Salem, MA in search of a story, but her research has her confronting more than she bargained for. With her empathic gifts stronger in Witch City, she physcially suffers, landing her literally unconscious in the arms of both Noah Ayers, local cop and Dylan Baines, local history teacher. Yet, it is Lauri, a witch who owns a local shop, who teaches Makayla about who she is and what she can do.

Unfortunately for all of them, Makayla also stumbles upon a coven in the woods practicing a dark magic ritual. Now they are after her, threatening her life and the lives of those she has quickly come to care about. Immersed in things she never expected, like an old legend and necromancy due to residual hauntings, the race is on to stay safe from the coven and protect her heart from a certain sexy cop.

But, is Lauri correct in thinking Makayla might just have encountered the only real witch in Salem from 1692? And, do they share the same bloodline?



My Review

I’m a sucker for a great Witch story and this one has just jumped to the top of my list! Makayla has travelled to Salem to pursue her writing career and to develop her empath abilities. Once she arrived in Salem, her abilities triggered immediately and she sees a vision from the past. After the vision fades she falls into the arms of a very handsome cop.... mmm, who wouldn’t be happy with a man in uniform!

I found that I really liked Makayla. She tries to be independent, but she is willing to ask for support when needed. Her empath abilities are quite draining and super handsome cop, Noah, is always there to catch her, literally. They have a connection from the beginning, but they both take their time about taking it further.

Noah is what most girls dream of- super hot, masculine, tough and a great protector. He is worried about Makayla’s safety from when they first meet and can’t help but find her to make sure she is ok. He is usually focused solely on his job but Makayla seems to be his undoing. She finds trouble everywhere she turns and he happens to be there to save her each time. But he is a typical man! He can’t understand his feelings – could this be love? He just can’t grasp that he may be falling for Makayla.

I loved watching Makayla and Noah’s relationship develop. Makayla keeps some secrets from him that may tear them apart. But they have amazing chemistry and a strong connection. Noah sees things as black or white and Makayla is definitely in the grey area!!

But while Makayla is trying to discover more about her visions, she stumbles upon something else entirely. There is some dark magic being practiced around Salem and she is being pulled toward it. The covern involved then play a dangerous game with Makayla’s life and the few friends that she has made since being in Salem.

I was hooked by Kiki Howell’s writing from the very first chapter. She took us on Makayla’s journey immediately, straight into visions and cops. I seem to enjoy books more that have action all the way through and I found Hidden Salem kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. It has a great plot that I was addicted to and there are some romance scenes, but nothing too graphic. It was a fantastic paranormal/romance that I want more of!
  


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About the Author

Ever since she was young, Kiki Howell has loved to listen to a well-woven tale with real characters, inspired plots, and delightful resolutions. Kiki could spend hours lost in a book, and soon she knew that creating lives, loves, and losses with just words had to be the greatest thing that she could do. To that end, she pursued her study of literature and writing, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She then followed in a Master’s program in Creative Writing.
 
She has now had over thirty stories published between eleven different publishers.  She could not be more thrilled or grateful to see her creations polished and out in the real world. In May, 2011, Kiki was chosen as an Ohioana Book Festival author for her novel, Torn Asunder.

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Hidden Salem Bewitching Book Tour Giveaway

Kiki has four pieces of jewelry purchased from The Official Witch Shoppe in Salem, MA which was still open when she visited Salem in August 2010. Each week, throughout the month tour, a winner will be chosen from one of the tour stops.

All who enter will also be put into a final drawing for a $25.00 Gift Card from the winner’s choice of several retailers from Barnes & Noble to Starbucks (list will be provided to winner).

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14 comments:

  1. Sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    This sounds good... I just love empaths, it makes me feel like I know them, and what they are feeling... ahem. :)
    I'm looking forward to reading this one! Great review!

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  3. Sorry, got here late today, but I am just thrilled that you liked the story so much. Thanks for the great review :)

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  4. It definitely is!! i really enjoyed this one! Thank you for coming by and checking it out

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  5. Haha!! i really liked the empath side to this story too. Makayla is awesome, and Noah.....swoon!!

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  6. Hopped right over and added to the wishlist. Hidden Salem sounds awesome and like you I too am a sucker for a good witch story. Thank you for sharing, the jewelery is lovely, but I am really excited to have found a new read :)

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  7. You are welcome Kiki!! I loved it!!

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  8. An empathic witch? Sounds intriguing.

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  9. Oooh... it is, I really loved this book, can't wait for the
    next instalment!!

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  10. Me too!! I highly recommend this one!!

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  11. Witch stories are always the best! I mean, with a witch, anything is possible! cant wai to check this book out. :)

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  12. That's what I think too!! I love witchy stuff, ever since i was little!!

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  13. Thank you for the chance to win.Good Luck everyone :)

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  14. Goodluck to you too, Michelle! Thank for the visit!

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