Friday, November 7, 2014

Deceived by L.A. Starkey [Blog Tour & Giveaway]

by L.A. Starkey



They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principal, the actuating cause of an individual life.

But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most?

The soul mate principal states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union.

But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose?

What if your choices had eternal ramification?

Deceived, the debut novel in the Soul Keeper Series, is a modern day love story about the implications of having more than one soul mate, and having to choose between the two of them. The decisions of the gods has left the next generation, their heirs, torn between fate and reality, and the balance of the future hangs in anticipation of what's to come.



He stopped just before her, his gaze locked on hers, and try though she may words escaped her cry for assistance. His piercing jade eyes bore into her, dark orange rays stretching lazily from the iris, his skin seeming to glitter as if kissed by the sun.

“I’ve been waiting for you.”

“For me?” Sam blinked in surprise, taking a hesitant step back.

“Ah, Samantha,” he breathed out, his brow creasing ever so slightly. “Same questions every time, my love. Shall I give you the same answers?”

“W-what a-answers?” She shook her head, attempting to draw in a breath that wasn’t filled with the smell of pure male.

There would be no relaxing in front of him for something was so very familiar and yet alarming to all of her protective senses. Brick by brick, her heart constructed a thick wall that would promise protection. He took a step forward and reached for her hand, but was a bit too late to infiltrate her senses as the wall was up and impenetrable.

She exhaled softly as their skin connected and instinctively let her fingers wrap around his as a sign of friendship. The warmth of his touch sent tingles racing along the corridors of her body and yet still the cold loneliness remained because she demanded it so. No one would ever penetrate her defenses again. Self-preservation had become her lifelong companion simply because life required such company.


Name: Destroyed, Soul Keeper Series II
Release date: November 15, 2014

From the second book in the Soul Keeper Series…

Now I lay me down to sleep,
Whom shall I trust my soul to keep?
If I should die before I wake,
I leave to fate my soul to take.

 The seal has been broken and the Soul Keeper Prophecy set in motion. Marcus and Nicolas are battling for the heart of one woman, Pandora’s only daughter; however, not everyone is playing by the rules. With interference from both sides of the lines and too many deities with hidden agendas, the trio must take matters into their own hands and look for another ending, one that removes control from fate.

Can they find the missing page from the prophecy that has the ability to change everything?

Will the new stranger they’ve been given as a guide assist or mislead them?

Will Samantha make a decision on who it is that she truly loves, saving one and destroying the other?
What if her choice is no choice at all?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Laurie Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Jacob and three beautiful kiddos.

She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas that one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.



Twitter: LAStarkey



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The Power of Perseverance

I heard someone the other day say that anything is within reach as long as you're willing to keep moving toward the goal. I believe that complete and yet wonder why it's so hard to continue pushing forward.
What is this mythical, magical anomaly called perseverance and where can I buy a jet-booster pack full of it?
If I want to lose weight I must focus on the task at hand and no matter how hard the work is, how bland the food might be or how slow the progress is, the truth of the matter still stands - I can become thinner.
If I want to write and publish a book I must simply create a schedule by which to put my thoughts on paper, edit those thoughts and ensure there is plot, characterization, marketability with the current environment that we live in and then publish - I can become a published author.
If I want to start my own business I have nothing more to do than research and study the necessary items to get the new work up and running, hire a few people, advertise and smile a lot and then make money - I can become an entrepreneur.
Oh yes, I do believe that anything is possible, but all of these things are improbable without perseverance. (These things above are simplified of course, for the sake of time...)
Perseverance is defined as steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. It means to push forward and never get up regardless of... any and everything I suppose.
For all of these goals I aspire to, I can see clearly that the only thing that might stand in my way is simply - me. Time is irrelevant because I make time for the things most important to me, as we all do. Money isn't much of a stumbling block simply because self-publishing is relatively cheap and I have a little extra money and could certainly pass up eating out twice a week to make this happen if necessary. Talent isn't a question but a matter of practicing my craft in a way that causes me to grow and change.
So the only thing that might jump in the middle of my plans and burn the whole thing down is my ability to persevere when there is no one or nothing really to achieve or praise to receive until the button is pushed.
So.... for those of you have pushed forward and persevered to get to where you are, or to have done what you've done, please, let us in on your well-kept secret.


Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.
• One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/ gift card.

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