Evernight Teen Birthday

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Happy Birthday to EVERNIGHT TEEN!

EVERNIGHT TEEN turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday, but you get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover EVERNIGHT TEEN!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by EVERNIGHT TEEN (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including my featured book…

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Anna, the girl with flaming red hair and attitude to match, never felt she belonged. In her final year of high school, when she can’t even connect with the right guy, she meets mysterious, Bible-loving Devin and feels strangely drawn to him. There’s more to Devin than good looks and his weird obsession with scripture,and Anna finally understands the emptiness she’s felt her entire life. Join Anna as she searches for answers about her past with Devin, struggles to accept her true identity, and begins an adventure into the City of Fire to reseal the gates of Hell.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23471255-keeper-of-the-gate

Enter for a chance to win EVERNIGHT TEEN’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize – a free e-copy of Keeper of the Gate and a $10 I-Tunes GIFT CARD – by answering this question. Click on the contact me tab at the top of the page to answer (be sure to include your email address and full name to be eligible to win):

“During Keeper of the Gate interview with Devin, found on this blog earlier in December, what one word did Devin say best describes true love?”

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Keeper of the Gate: Random Blog Post

Hey again everyone! Once again I’m posting a blog entry I wrote on a blog tour in November in case you missed it. Enjoy!!

Keeper of the Gate: Random Post

Thanks so much for inviting me as a guest on your blog. I had a lot of fun writing Keeper of the Gate and let me tell you it was hard when it ended. Who knows what the future holds, however, and my mind is already spinning with ideas for some series books based on Keeper of the Gate.

Today I’d like to talk about my dedication for Keeper of the Gate. Generally, deciding on the dedication takes me time and careful consideration. My first book, after much debate, was dedicated to my husband, “The most patient man in the world” and the second to my parents. With Keeper of the Gate I knew right away who was going to be listed in the dedication. It reads as follows: To Kristen for pushing me to write this story. Kristen is the oldest of my four children with a spit fire of a personality just like her mother. When I told her I was going dedicate my latest book to her because she had inspired me to write it, she crinkled her nose and said, “Book? What book are you talking about?” I had to laugh, and hold onto the nearest solid surface. The heated conversation we’d had so many years ago about what type of book I should write next was just a fleeting moment in her life. She had no idea I’d spent the last two years writing a story based on her desire to read a love story with angels in it. After some prompting and bugging – and possibly some tap dancing and head stands – Kristen finally nodded weakly and smiled.

“Oh sure, Mom, that’s right.” Her eyes skirted as she struggled to recall any memory of the conversation we’d had. “That book. Now I remember. I thought it was about ghosts are something?”

Dejected but certainly not beaten, I knew she had no idea what I was talking about and it got me thinking: Why, exactly, do writers keep on writing? How do we keep plodding on? Certainly we don’t write for the money – unless of course you’re one of the big names but even then those big name writers had to start somewhere. I had to ask myself why I had spent countless hours over the last two years writing a story for a child who could hardly remember the conversation let alone the genre. Why? Well it came to me the other day as I was watching one of my students brainstorm a creative writing piece. We do it, we write, because we love it. Even if I tried, even if my life depended on it, I could not rid myself of the story teller portion of my soul. I love to write, it is an integral part of who I am. Growing up, I would have much rather spent my gym classes engrossed in a writing piece – and believe me, I had a lot of stories floating around back then – then serving for a volleyball game. My husband doesn’t understand this but I would have gladly taken a pad of paper and pencil over a basketball anyday.

So yes my dearest Kristen, Keeper of the Gate was written for you and although you have no recollection of it, you kindled the lives of Devin and Anna and began the tumultuous journey they face in Keeper of the Gate as they reseal the gates of Hell.
Here is a picture of my beautiful Kristen!
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Thanks again for having me!

Keeper of the Gate Review

I love reading reviews like this!! Thanks to Sabrina over at Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace! Pop in and check out some of the other fun stuff she has going on over there. http://sabrinasparanormalpalace.blogspot.ca/

Jan 08, 2015 Sabrina rated it 5 of 5 stars

I am a huge fan of anything that Paula writes. She has a way with words that will have you feeling as if you are in the story itself going through everything that her characters are and Keeper of the Gate is no exception.

This is one of those rare books where you love everything about it from the storyline, characters, and the world itself. And trying to put into words just how much I loved it without spoiling the book has been extremely hard because I could just go on and on about how amazing everything is so I am going to just touch on a few things I loved starting with Anna herself. Anna has become one of my favorite heroines. When her dormant power starts to surface along with her secret identity she handles it well because I know if it was my destiny I don’t think I could handle it. I should say without giving too much away Anna doesn’t really know herself or remembers what she is and Paula does a really good job of explaining this in the story so to fully understand Anna you need to read this book. Another reason I love this book is Devin. He is just amazing! I have a huge crush on him. He plays a big rule in Anna starting to find out just who she is by the closely guarded secrets he has. And if you thought you had family issues wait until you meet Devin’s brother. But to know more about Anna, Devin, and what secrets they are hiding you have to read Keeper of the Gate. But know that this is not a paranormal romance. It’s a dark twisted horror story that is beautifully written as only Paula Kennedy could have done. And I am waiting impatiently for more and since I love this book so much I am giving it 10/10 Bloody Fangs