Holden

Or, A Great Review For The 1st Book In The Dark Caster Series

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Here is a great review of Spell of Summoning by 13th Floor author Christine Rains. You can see the original review here.

Holden Clark would rather hide out in his house with his dog and fix the place up than mingle with people. But his Grams, or rather, the ghost of his Grams, urges him to help Rebecca Powell who has a demon possession spell cast on her. He’s a necromancer with little experience, but he has to learn a heck of a lot to help Rebecca or she’ll lose her soul to the demon.

This is a great paranormal romance with a fresh take on necromancers. Necromancers do usually get a bad rep in the paranormal world, but in this book, they’re like any other magic user in that they can be good or bad. Some are born and some are made, but it’s a fascinating take on them. Holden is the perfect necromancer paladin too. Strong, moral, and handsome. He’ll do the right thing no matter what it takes.

Rebecca is the perfect complement to him. She’s feisty and independent. She has a successful career and is not in the business of being rescued by anyone. Though it is hard to resist sexy Holden!

While I guessed who was the evil necromancer, the joy was in the journey. A wonderful romantic plot that was sizzling and sweet along with excellent characterization.

I’ll definitely be picking up the next one in this series.

Thanks, Christine!

<3 Anna

Or, Today Is The Last Day To Pick Up Spell of Summoning For 99 Cents At Online Retailers

Rebecca needs a powerful necromancer to banish the demon tormenting her.

Holden could save her.

But only if he learns to control the dark power inside him.

<3 Anna

Or, A Short Playlist For The Dark Caster Series

 

My all time favorite song “A Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope:

“Drunk on You” by Luke Bryan

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

A piano cover of “A Thousand Years” (originally by Christina Perri) by Nef Pagtakhan

 

The one song I think encompasses Holden Clark is “The Right Way” by Ron Pope, but I couldn’t share it. If you’ve never heard it, check it out. Every time he sings “I just want to live” it gives me goosebumps.

 

<3 Anna

 

 

Or, Photos of the Sweetest Labradors in the Whole World

Can you picture Buster in these two beautiful dogs? Change one’s fur to blond and give him a bit of a jumping problem, and it’s Holden’s little buddy in my new release, Spell of Summoning.

 

Buster 4 SOS

 

Buster 1 SOS

 

Below is the view I imagine Rebecca had moments before this scene: (Sorry, Becca!)

          Buster’s ears perked up. Holden dug in his heels, but Buster was eighty-five pounds of overgrown puppy. He launched himself at Rebecca full force as if he had springs for feet. The leash jerked out of Holden’s hand, and before he could stop him, his dog scratched both her knees, untucked her white blouse, and slammed her against her car. 

 Spell of Summoning pg. 2

Buster 2 SOS

 

As a bonus, here is the (fictional) Bull Dog Inn in (the very real) Jacksonville, NC–external staircase and all. This is not Rebecca’s favorite place. 😉

 

bull dog inn SOS

 

What I imagine the Powell House looks like. Just picture a bigger tree in the yard and missing roof tiles.

 

Powell House 3 SOS

 

Holden’s stripped down 1979 Jeep. Can’t you see Buster sitting in the front seat?

 

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<3 Anna

Or, A Short Excerpt from my Paranormal Romance Spell of Summoning!

Holden frowned, his gaze criss-crossing her face. “Am I wrong?”

“That’s private.” Rebecca pointed at her car. “I have a lot of work to do.” That wasn’t true. Not completely. She owned her own office. She made her own schedule.

He looked her right in the eye and leaned in even closer. Way too close. Kissing range close. “A necromancer is targeting you for a full blown demon possession. I can help you, if you let me.”

Becca swallowed, overwhelmed with the urge to retreat. His body heat rolled over her like a wave. “What do you–”

“I know what’s happening because I’m a necromancer, too.”

Spell of Summoning, ms pg. 11

<3 Anna

Or, A Short Excerpt from my Paranormal Romance Spell of Summoning!

Holden let her go, sliding her down the entire length of his torso. He stepped back, and the temperature in the room dropped at least twenty degrees.

“It’s for the best.” Good God, Rebecca was babbling and couldn’t stop. “I have a lot of respect for you. I don’t want to ruin our friendship.”

Holden stared at her from under his brows, burning a hole through her, as if he didn’t hear anything she said. She wet her lips, getting the feeling he was not in agreement with her on the whole keep-your-distance policy.

“Right. That makes sense.” But his eyes said, I want you, and I don’t care what you say.

Rebecca had to put more space between them or she’d do something stupid. Like kiss him back.

Spell of Summoning, ms pg. 100

<3 Anna

"A sizzling and sweet paranormal romance." 5 stars.
--Christine Rains, author of the 13th Floor Series

"A wonderful, suspenseful love story." 5 stars.
--Coffee Time Romance

"A great paranormal adventure with many twists and turns." 5 stars.
--Community Bookstop

"This book kept me on the edge of my seat." 4 stars.
--The Reading Cafe

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