Tuesday, August 20, 2013

@BeccaJCampbell #Review & #Giveaway Blog Blitz for "Empath"


Welcome to the blog tour for Becca J. Campbell's latest book Empath, book 1 in the Flawed series. First I have a guest post, book information and a giveaway from Becca, and then my review will be posted below that. So, buckle your seatbelts, campers! Here's Becca!

Empath eBook cover SMI'm very excited to announce the release of my latest New Adult novel Empath, the first book in the Flawed Series. Read on to find out more about this paranormal thriller and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for an awesome prize package.

The Struggle of an Empath

Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.

Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.

When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.

Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.

Empath eBook Now Available

Get your ebook copy now at any of these sites (paperback copies are not yet available, but coming soon!):
Kobo | iTunes (coming soon!)

Prize Package Giveaway

To celebrate the release, I'm running a giveaway for two lucky winners.

Grande Prize:

A rare, autographed proof copy of the paperback
A 12" X 18" poster of the cover art
Empath notebook
Empath notebook
Empath collector's button
Empath button prize copy

Second Prize:

An autographed paperback copy

a Rafflecopter giveaway

IMG_9817 a lowres Becca J. Campbell is the author of the New Adult Romantic Science Fiction novels Foreign Identity and Gateway to Reality, and Sub-Normal, a series of short stories. An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity. You can find her on her Author Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon


Now it's time for my review. You ready? Since you saw the book cover above, I thought I'd do something different and use a button for the cover image. Let me know in the comments what you think!

Empath review
Author: Becca Campbell
5 out of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Thriller
Reading Level: New Adult
Recommended for: Fans of thrillers involving paranormal elements
Book Available: August 20, 2013
Trigger Warnings: murder, violence (esp. toward women), warning for those who are afraid of snakes and/or spiders
Animal Abuse: a bear in killed (it was attacking), snakes and spiders are used to assault women and could potentially be harmed in that process

My Thoughts: I will admit to being a fan of this author already, so was very excited when she contacted me to edit this book. I was quite impressed by her abilities, as this manuscript was fairly clean. Oh, there was plenty for me to do, but compared to some I've seen? Impressive. This is the first time I've received a manuscript that contained the term jack-o'-lantern in which it was correctly spelled, so I was quite impressed.

Ethan was a chilling character. That sort of cold cruelty freezes my blood. There was a quote I wanted to use here, but it would make a spoiler, so I'll leave it out. But believe me, he was a highly believable, and highly scary, character.

I couldn't help but like Cam—his sunny nature and natural charm is very appealing. His brother Josh, while quiet, seems to contain a certain complexity. I would have liked to have learned more about him. I also really liked Chloe's character, her strength and feistiness. As far as Jade's other romantic interest, I of course liked Logan. It's so interesting how all these people consider themselves unique—and each is, of course—but there are so many people that have these different unique characteristics. I like how the author wove all their strengths together in the end to solve the problem.

I believe this is scheduled to be the first book in a new series. The second book is to be titled Outsider. I'm not sure what characters will continue. Jade and Logan's story seems to be complete, but there is a lot to be learned still about Josh, so I'm hoping he's up next. I am quite looking forward to wherever she takes this. It was a very enjoyable book.

Disclosure: I edited this book for the author. I do not receive any remuneration based on sales. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.

Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.

When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.

Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.

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    1. i'm not running this one. I'll ask Becca to add an entry for you if she can.

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