Monday, September 1, 2014

The Book of Phoenix from Author Kristie Cook







Meet the Cast
By Kristie Cook

The Book of Phoenix contains a full cast of characters, each with their own backstory and issues, and you’re bound to fall in love with at least one. Each book follows the journey of Jeric and Leni as they discover their connection with each other and what they must do for the world, but each book also tells the story of how other Twin Flames come together. Twin Flames? You ask. Twin Flames are the two halves of a soul that’s been ripped apart, in this case by an evil ruler of the Dark worlds, Enyxa. In The Book of Phoenix trilogy, these halves must find each other and reunite so they can protect all of Earth’s beings from Enyxa and her Dark souls.

Leni – Half Italian and half French/African American (her mama’s from NOLA), she has light brown, curly hair, green eyes, and that beautiful complexion of mixed races. While her mother pushed her to be an international ballerina, she doesn’t have the body for it. She prefers hip-hop dancing, and she’s good at it. She has a particularly rare talent, but I’ll let you read the book to find out what it is. Her mother’s relentless push on her has created a number of issues that she deals with. Finding out that the world is not all it seems only adds more to her plate. She handles it fairly well, though – better than I ever could. Just imagine all proof that you exist disappearing! At least she has Jeric…

Jeric – Tall, blond, blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced – and with his body, you can’t help but want to play with those piercings! An ex-cage fighter and ex-underwear model. And did I mention he’s deaf? He’s a player when we first meet him – okay, a man-whore – but only because he’s been searching for something he didn’t realize he’d been searching for. Leni. He’s vulgar with a horrible potty mouth, a bit terse, but also loving and kind. He’s been a loner for so long that he has a hard time accepting and adjusting to this new world he’s been thrown into. But Leni keeps him grounded, and you can feel his love for her coming off the pages (or ereader screen).

Jacey and Micah – You meet this couple through the pages of a journal found by Leni and Jeric. Their story took place in 1989 and includes a bunch of fun stuff from the ‘80s. Jacey was a punk-rocker chick and a mess, and Micah was an ex-Marine and also a mess. They seem like opposites, but they were made for each other.

Bex – Aw, Bex. She’s one of my most favorite characters I’ve ever written. I want to drink with her, laugh with her, and hug her all at once. With red hair, tattoos, and piercings, her favorite outfit is a halter-top, cut-off jean short-shorts, and cowboy boots. A Southern girl with all the charm and sass. She’s had one helluva a life with a drug-abusin’ mama who abandoned her and her sister, and it only gets crazier in The Space Beyond. She does meet her Twin Flame, but I’m not going to say who it is here because that’s what the book is all about! Both Books 2 and 3 are complete with some laugh-out-loud Bexisms.

Asia and Brock – You first meet this couple at the end of The Space Between and get to know them a little in The Space Beyond, but The Space Within is where you finally learn their story – and what it has to do with all of them and the rest of the world. Asia is the “skinny rich bitch” we loved to hate in high school, but while at college her life takes an unexpected turn that changes her and eventually leads to her meeting Brock. He’s the exact type that caused all of her problems, at least on the surface. But Brock is nothing like she expects. Sweet, kind, snarky, and can we say sexy??? He didn’t intend for his big secret to be a secret, but when Asia figures it out, she has to reevaluate everything. Again. And then things just get weird for them. But it’s all good in the end…maybe. You’ll have to read to find out. J

There are some other major characters you’ll meet, including the Lakari (aka Enyxa’s Dark souls), Enyxa herself, Mason (an attractive doctor who grabs Bex’s heart), and Ty (Bex’s childhood best friend and high school sweetheart who swears they’re made for each other). And some ancillary characters, too, who make up an interesting extended family for all of them. They’ve all made this trilogy such fun to write and I hope to read, too.

This is the best time to get to know them. Why? Because The Space Between is FREE and is also part of the Curses, Fates & Soul Mates: 5 Paranormal New Adult Novels that is on sale now for only 99c! AND, The Space Beyond is on sale through this Saturday, 9/6, for only 99c! With The Space Within priced at only $4.99, you can get 7 full-length novels, including a complete series, for less than $7! Not a bad deal, eh? I hope you’ll give it a try and also try out the series by the other authors in the box set. They’re amazing!

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THE SPACE BETWEEN

When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between

After a month-long dance tour overseas, Leni returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, their home empty, and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that remains is her truck and a leather-bound book she can't open. Nearly as disturbing, she keeps running into the deaf and dangerously sexy model she'd met in Italy, and no matter how hard she tries to shake him, her soul won't let her.

Jeric has traveled the world in search of a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia ... in the exact town where the beautiful dancer from Italy lives. He's drawn to her like a moth to a flame, but his life as a loner in his silent world allows no room for girlfriends, and he tries to leave her. Except outside forces won't let him.

When the same "tattoos" suddenly appear on their arms and the book's lock falls open, Leni and Jeric realize there's more between them than physical fascination. They must embark on a journey together to discover their connection to each other and their ties to the Book of Phoenix.

And they must figure it all out fast. Shadowy forms that are more monsters than men are closing in, while their own existences are falling to pieces around them.

This first part of The Book of Phoenix takes you on a heart-wrenching ride as you discover the answers that lie in The Space Between.

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THE SPACE BEYOND

Hearts break. Souls shatter. Love lies in The Space Beyond.

As members of the Phoenix, Jeric and Leni are thrust into their new lives, expected to lead Earth’s Guardians. But Leni struggles with trusting her own soul, and Jeric is more concerned about keeping Leni safe than meeting others’ demands. When Darkness swarms Lake Haven, they embark on their first mission with little preparation and no idea which soul the Dark hunts.

Born and raised in Lake Haven, Bex hopes to escape her small-town life, ideally in the arms of her soul mate. She knows he exists, and her heart aches with the need to find him. When her long-lost mama calls to announce she's knockin' on death's door, Bex reluctantly makes the trip to see the uncaring bitch (bless her heart), only to be knocked off her feet by the sexy and charming Dr. Mason Hayes. Is he really The One?

Leni’s soul felt an instant connection to Bex, but if Bex found her soul mate, she isn’t their mission. So who is, and why does Leni instinctively feel drawn to her? Can Leni even trust her intuition? And will Jeric step up and lead when the time comes or continue to hold them back?

If they don't learn to trust themselves and each other quickly, Darkness will claim them all…along with the rest of Earth’s souls.

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The Space Within

When Darkness threatens, what matters most lies in The Space Within 

Completing a mission that reunites Guardian Twin Flames turns devastating when the Book of Phoenix throws Leni and Brock into a Dark world, leaving Jeric and Asia behind. They count on their other halves to rescue them, but when that doesn’t happen, they must fight through the Darkness and find a Gate that will take them home.
 
Except all of Earth’s Gates are sealed.
 
Enyxa, ruler of Darkness, and her horde of Dark souls storm the Gates to push their way through to Earth. While Leni and Brock fight Enyxa on their side, Jeric and Asia must figure out how to save their Twin Flames without jeopardizing all of Earth’s souls. Through it all—and with a little help from Enyxa—Brock and Asia begin questioning their relationship and whether they’re truly meant to be together…or if they’re two Lost souls forced to become one.
 
If the Broken dyads don’t find each other fast, they’ll be lost to the Dark forever. But to reunite means choosing themselves over all of Earth’s souls. Can Jeric make that decision? And will Brock and Asia find the love they both desperately crave? Or are they all doomed to perpetual Darkness?
 
Discover how it all ends in The Space Within, the explosive conclusion to The Book of Phoenix trilogy.

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About the Author

Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance / contemporary fantasy, with Promise, Purpose, Devotion, Power, and the latest release, Wrath, book five, available now. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, which tells the compelling beginnings of her Soul Savers mythology. Over 300,000 Soul Savers books have been sold, with Promise peaking at #54 on the Amazon Top 100 Paid list and at #1 in the Amazon Fantasy category.

Kristie’s second series, The Book of Phoenix, is a completed New Adult paranormal trilogy including: The Space Between, The Space Beyond, and The Space Within.

Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three sons, a beagle, and a puggle.

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