3 Goddess ~ 3 Books ~ 1 Kindle Paperwhite: Gods & Heroes, Part 1 of 4


Ready to have some fun?  Okay, that can be a loaded question.  I can be a little unconventional – ie Paranormal Romance based on Egyptian Gods, but hey that’s what is great about this genre.  There are no limits.  So, today is going to be busy with hourly stops, but we are going to make this fun and easy. YAY!  I’m sure you are excited.  (ALL giveaways on these posts are US/Canada.  For international entries – where Amazon available and not to exceed USD).

9am :  Gods & Heroes/Part 1 – Meet Bakari of Soul Awakened ~ Giveaway – Encyclopedia Mythologica  (These books are awesome – pop-up book on steroids.  I love them so much I hate to give them away.  I only have two. Value $30)

12pm:  – Gods & Heroes/Part 2 – Meet Kendra of Soul Awakened ~ Giveaway – Ancient Egyptian Themed Tarot Cards (This is my last deck. Value $12)

3pm:  Gods & Heroes/Part 3 –  Meet Bomani of Soul Awakened ~ Giveaway – Encyclopedia Mythologica

6pm: Gods & Heroes Finale ~  Giveaway – Autographed copy of Soul Reborn  and Wicked Romance Canvas Tote Bag


 Gods & Heroes/Part 1 – Meet Bakari of Soul Awakened

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Giveaway – Encyclopedia Mythologica (Value $30)

SoulAwakened-200x300So, first things first.

Let me introduce my novel, Soul Awakened.


Kendra, an Egyptologist and demi-god in waiting, is the key to unlocking Bakari, the Egyptian God of Death, from his cursed slumber. Desperate to free him, she inadvertently binds herself to the god with a spell that only death will undo. To save Bakari from himself, she may have to sacrifice her innocence, and possibly her soul, before he becomes his family’s worst enemy.


Bakari awakens to a world at war and a beautiful woman who has tethered his soul to hers. In the wake of his self-destruction Kendra is his only hope of salvation, but another has vowed to keep Bakari from the one thing he craves most– his Parvana. His butterfly.


fire scorpion

Black armor glistened in the moonlight. Perfect camouflage against the sand and stone of the night desert. Poised to strike, its arms curled into large claws with back arched and tail raised to the heavens. Patiently waiting. Patiently watching. An opportunist ready to kill. The master assassin has nothing but time in the darkness. One strike to paralyze its victim. The prey will not know its enemy until it begins to savor and consume every morsel with savage glee.



Chapter One

 A familiar refuge of horror.

Black and desolate like his soul, the darkness draped the landscape of Bakari’s world. His prison for how long? He could gauge only by his hunger, an unbearable pain burning through his chest and eating away what little of his soul remained. The darkness consumed everything, but his insanity.

Until now.

The onyx obscurity wavered into shades of grey. Bright sunlight danced and flickered in the barren corners of his mind beyond his reach. Bolts of lightning ripped across his skin and mind and tore at the fine fabric of his consciousness. The sheets of darkness fell like ash and scattered into the cold abyss.

His mind retreated—fearful. He had been tricked before only to suffer at the sadistic hands of his captor. The next arc struck harder and deeper. The white inferno fried what tendrils of his coma remained. In the wake of his agony, the soft caress of a human soul and the scent of sweet honeysuckle penetrated his skin. The very element that fed his power—living energy.

Like water for a dying man, the human’s energy trickled but did not satisfy his ravenous hunger. His chest clenched into a ball of fire, ignited by the minuscule energy he absorbed into his soul.

The vitality extinguished as quickly as it came. Left barren and wanting, rage consumed him. The goddess Kepi would pay for this new level of depravity. To have living nourishment so close, but denied to feed his dark hunger, was a torture like no other.

The walls of his wooden crypt pressed in upon him. He struggled to move an arm or leg, but the spell of his paralysis was unyielding. He screamed but not a word past his lips. In his mind he thrashed against the invisible bonds, willing himself to break free.

He had not reacted this way since the fateful day of his confinement to his tomb. During his imprisonment he had withdrawn into himself. Numb to the world. His only safeguard against the goddess and the oppressive confines of his prison. Those thoughts of Kepi worsened his agony and current insanity.

Silently screaming, cold tears slipped out of the corners of his closed eyes and trickled down into his hair. He called out to the merciful gods to save him, but in all this time none were answered. His despair suffocated whatever hope he may have left.

Bakari, a soft melody of a voice broke through the chaos in his mind.

Ease your pain. She will come to you again. Hold your will, young god. She will set you free.



Giveaway ~ To enter to win Encyclopedia of Mythologica – Gods & Heroes + 15 extra entries for Kindle Paperwhite

1.  Watch Book Trailer

2.  Like, tweet or post on facebook about Trailer

3.  Answer Poll below 🙂

4.  Leave a comment with your entries (Name/email)


Great work.  Now off to Lynn’s for more prizes and entries.  http://www.lynnrush.com/blog



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33 responses to “3 Goddess ~ 3 Books ~ 1 Kindle Paperwhite: Gods & Heroes, Part 1 of 4

  1. I watched & liked the trailer & then shared it on Twitter. Great trailer! Can’t wait to read the book!
    Answered the poll question, also. Thanks for the excerpt!
    Michelle Harlan
    harlan_michelle AT yahoo DOT com
    This is the link to my Twitter share:

  2. Watched, liked, shared (@thewritepursuit) and commented thewritepursuit at gmail. Intriguing excerpt, and enjoyed the trailer, particularly the music choice

    • Hi The Write Pursuit (love you call sign).

      I had a lot of fun making this trailer. I wanted people to know this wasn’t your typical “Ancient Egyptian historical” novel.

      Thanks for stopping by. Off to check out your website.


  3. Watched, shared and polled. 🙂 Who did your trailer?

  4. Shadow

    Hi! Nice trailer! The book sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! I watched, liked and tweeted it: https://twitter.com/LuvToRead09/status/293730212577947650
    I also voted on the pole. Thank you!

  5. kelly beckett

    Nice trailer, book sounds really good. Watched, liked and shared. Also voted in the pole too

  6. Starla Young


    I loved the trailer. I liked, tweeted and facebooked it. I also voted on the poll and will be checking this book out. I also checked out the trailer for book one and will have to find it as welll. Congratualtions on your new release and thank you for the giveaway chance.


    • Hi Starla.

      Soul Reborn was so much fun to write. Lilly is phenomenal and wait until you meet Asar 🙂 The last post of the day will feature both books.

      Hope you’ll stick with us.


  7. Shannon Bereza

    I watched the trailer (which was awesome by the way). Loved the music. I shared it on Facebook and I took the poll.
    Shannon Bereza

  8. Karey Smith

    I did all the above and posted on my fb page http://www.facebook.com/karey.smith.7

  9. Awesome trailer, book sounds really good. Thank you for sharing.

    Kelly Powell

  10. Crystal Woodmancy

    This looks to be something right up my alley! Thanks for having such a great contest going on!

    Crystal Woodmancy

  11. The only downside to excerpts are when you don’t have the book yet and you don’t want to stop reading. 🙂 Which, I guess is a good problem for you, because you know your readers love your stuff!

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  14. Mary Preston


    I watched the trailer & voted.

    Just fabulous.

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  16. bn100

    I watched the trailed.
    I voted in the poll.


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  18. Mary Roya

    I watched the trailer. I saved your book in Goodreads, and posted this site on my Facebook wall. And I also voted in the poll. Keep writing so I can keep reading. roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

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