Giveaway: The Kasadya Series by Karen Swart

Kasadya Hellhound Awakened

Kasadya Series

kasadya

Book One

Karen Swart

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal

Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart

Cover by: Melody Simmons

Edited by: MAI-Editing-Services , There for you Editing Services & Blue Butterfly Editing

ISBN: 978-1311699121

Date Published: 21 August 2012

Pages: 342 pages

Book Description:

In a constant battle between good and evil, evil is dominating the battlefield and leading mankind to its destruction. With our Creator’s intervention, a creature destined to conquer and destroy is created. He gives mankind hellhounds to fight back and reclaim freedom.

Join seventeen year old Kasadya Levourne as she fights against evil to protect us. With each step, she faces destruction, and yet she has the talent to give it back tenfold. Stubborn and hard-headed she makes her mark in the Fallen world and starts a battle none can escape. Not even her trainer, the very attractive Chax de Luca, was prepared for her presence.

Will evil prevail? Or will Kas and her Fallen friends succeed in protecting us against it? Hold on to your seats, this is going to be one hell of a ride.

Special Note:

The Kasadya Series should be read back to back,

books 1- 3 each end with a cliff hanger.

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Excerpt Kasadya Hellhound Awakened –

Prologue

There was a time when heaven was filled with peace and serenity. God, Jesus Christ, and all the Angels lived in harmony; no evil and no sin existed. Until one fateful day…

With all gathered to hear their Sire speak, God rose and addressed his Angels. Before all, he proclaimed His Son, Jesus Christ, was equal to Him. That Christ’s words should be obeyed as if they were His own. Christ would command the heavens, with the same authority as Him. All the Angels bowed down before Christ and accepted their Sire’s proclamation, all except for one…

An Archangel was furious with this proclamation. He was his Sire’s right hand, the deliverer of justice, the commander of many legions. He had served his Sire for centuries, and never failed him. It should be to him that God bestow power, not a Son whom had never even seen battle.

With his heart filled with hatred and jealousy, he gathered all the angels in secret. He told them that their days of sweet liberty were at an end. That God has now placed Christ as their ruler and that they should now obey his wishes. Many angels were angered at such a false statement, but many also agreed with the Archangel. He had led them for many years; why should they now question his leadership?

The faithful Angels fled to God and told Him what was happening, and together they prepared for war. With the sun rising on a new day, God and his Angels stood ready for battle against the Archangel and his followers. The battle only lasted a day, the Archangel and his followers defeated before the sun set for the night.

Seeing the angels on their knees before Him, He gave them one final chance… “Repent and declare your loyalty, and I will forgive you, my children.” He told his beautiful angels, tears falling with each word. This was His family. This was His love. How could they betray Him? Some of the Angels cried their penance, begging Him to forgive them for their deceit. They claimed that the Archangel deceived them, and they followed him into battle, as they have done for centuries.

God took pity on them, but still believed that their deceit must not go unpunished. He had spoken many times about the importance of punishment, that lessons learned must be earned… “I herewith grant you mercy, but as punishment you will be sentenced to an earthly realm. I will take your beauty as payment for my children lost today. In the place of your beauty, I will give you purpose. In mercy, and because I love you still, I give you life in this realm. Let this be known, that I was merciful this day,” God finished.

He placed them in an earthly realm, and called it Exsilium. In this realm they would carry their deceit, and earn their place with him. He took their beauty and replaced them with elements of his earth. Half would be of animal and element, and would resemble punishment. The other, in a humanoid form, and would resemble mercy. He called them his Fallen.

The Archangel, and those whom did not repent, were not that lucky. God looked into the eyes of His once faithful angels and only saw destruction, hatred, jealousy, and heartache. He knew that His beloved ones had died this day, and that others needed to be protected. But how could you destroy one you loved? He placed the Archangel, and his followers, in another earthly realm, but where Exsilium was above the earth, this one was in the center. With one wave of His hand, their beautiful forms were replaced with forms as ugly as their hatred and deceit. Using His word and blood, He sealed this realm from any other.

As He looked into the many eyes of hatred, He spoke his final word… “This realm will be called Hell, and you will be called demons. You, my once faithful Archangel, you will be called the Devil. Your angel name will be erased from the past, present, and future. You will be forgotten,” He proclaimed and left them to their demise.

Many years have passed since that day. God created mankind and cherished his new children. The male and female were his new hope; in them he would find peace again. But the Devil had grown strong through the years, and somehow managed to enter God’s garden. Here, he found the female God created, using her to strike back. He whispered words of deceit in her ears, and watched as God’s new children stepped into sin. With her first bite, a crack appeared in the seal around Hell, and demons escaped to earth.

From that day onward, the Devil and his demons created chaos amongst God’s new children, leading one after the other into sin. God looked upon this and decided to fight for his loved ones. He went to Exsilium and spoke to the Fallen… “You, my children, have proven your loyalty in the years that have passed, and so I came to offer you another chance at Heaven. If you slay the Devil and his demons to protect mankind, I will give you a place in my Heaven once again. With your last breath on this earth, you will join me and your brethren in Heaven,” He finished. The Fallen agreed and God gave them the power to move in and out of Exsilium to battle the demons. The war between Good and Evil began.

But as mankind spread over the earth, sin became their followers. And with each sin, the demons grew stronger and created more demons to torture mankind. The Fallen were now fighting against millions; they needed assistance to ensure victory. God had watched the battle from Heaven and saw that they were failing because of their numbers. He also saw that the demons grew stronger than the Fallen. He intervened and created a new creature. This creature would have features encompassing the best of both worlds. One half was as strong and loyal as the Fallen, while the other was as hard and enduring as a demon. This was His ultimate weapon. This would be His greatest creation. To ensure that these creatures could not be swayed, He placed Heaven’s soul into them. He called them His hellhounds.

The hellhounds delivered justice swiftly, as strong and just as the Fallen. Yet hard and durable like the demons, they conquered the earthly realm and the demons retreated. Not one hellhound could be swayed. All stayed true to their calling. God, knowing that the Devil and many more demons had retreated, gave His hellhounds life, and offered them a place among the Fallen.

Until this day they still watch over mankind, protecting them from evil. Will we be worth it?

review2

This book is about Kasadya, a seventeen year old girl, who is entering her new life. She was raised as a human but when she was seventeen she had to go start her new life. Kasadya is a fallen. Fallen were created by God after an Archangel lead some of the other Angels in a rebellion. After they were defeated, God allowed those Angels who had fought in the rebellion a chance to repent and declare their loyalty. While God took pity on them, he still believed that their deeds must be punished, so he turned them into Fallen. The Fallen were given an early realm they could live in called Exsilium. The Fallens’ job is to hunt down the Angels who had not repented and were turned into Demons as these Demons are evil and trying to hurt humankind. This book starts out as a new Fallen starts her life as a Fallen so we get to see how she learns to use her new abilities as well as about the Fallen. Kasadya is a Hellhound. There are many Fallen and they are in many shapes, faes, vampires, werewolves, and many other kind and variations.

This book was awesome! I started reading this story and was immediately drawn into the story. The characters are so detailed that the story just seems to jump off the pages. I tried to pace myself and ended up reading the whole book in just two days. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books about shape shifters or paranormal style characters. Also this is a great book for people who like books where good is fighting against evil.
I’m giving this book 5 fangs.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1068737276 – Goodreads- Kasadya Hellhound Awakened

http://www.amazon.com/review/RTLU5C3ZZPTS0 -Amazon- Kasadya Hellhound Awakened

Kasadya Hellhound Twisted

Kasadya Series

kasadya2

Book Two

Karen Swart

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart

Edited by: There for you Editing Services & Blue Butterfly Editing

Cover by: Melody Simmons

ISBN: 978-1301357192

Pages: 251 Pages

Date Published: 15 February 2013

Book Description:

She fought against all odds and became the warrior she was meant to be … or so she thought. In a world where the rules have changed, can she embrace her destiny and become the hellhound she was meant to be?

Kasadya is back in Exsilium and finds her world a little different. Her half-breed fallen friends join her, and they are ordered to complete their apprentice training in order to obtain the right to be guardians. She must learn that her own fate cannot be denied and that others are set to follow. But most of all, she must learn that to trust is the greatest battle of all.

The tables are turned and Kasadya is put to the test. Will she be able to prevent her own death, or that of a friend? Or will her actions call forth the destruction of Earth and Exsilium?

For a Phoenix to rise, it must first die. —Chax De Luca

review2

WARNING: If you have not read Kasadya Hellhound Awakened then this review might contain spoilers, so read Kasadya Hellhound Awakened first and then come back to read this book. This book is about Kasadya, who is now about nineteen years old. At the end of the first book Kasadya had started her Fallen training but was taken to Hell and had to find a way out. After Kasadya, along with another Fallen captured with her named Kai escape they had taken up with another Fallen who was fighting Demons, but with humans, which is against the Fallen laws so he is an outcast. So when a human was about to die Kasadya let him drink some of her blood and he turned into a partial Fallen. Now Kasadya has to return to face the Fallen council for her actions. Also Kasadya has to find a way to save Kali again.

This book was awesome! I finished the first book and was so glad I had the second book to
start immediately. The reader gets to learn even more about the characters and just really gets drawn into the story. I finished this book really fast as I had a really hard time putting it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books about shape shifters or paranormal style characters. Also this is a great book for people who like books where good is fighting against evil.

I’m giving this book 5 fangs.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1068741326 – Goodreads- Kasadya Hellhound

Twisted

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3BFTI0L6WSMCA -Amazon- Kasadya Hellhound Twisted

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Kasadya Hellhound Born

Kasadya Series

kasadya3

Book Three

Karen Swart

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart

Cover by: Melody Simmons

Edited by: MAI-Editing-Services & Blue Butterfly Editing

ISBN: 9781301863594

Pages: 235 pages

Date Published: 15 August 2013

Book Description:

In a world filled with evil, the Fallen prepare for the ultimate battle against the demon world!

Kasadya is ordered to unleash her crazed born transformation to complete her divinity. But there is a chance that her born will be uncontrollable, and she will be destroyed. There is just one person that can save her; her charm, her destined mate. Left without a choice, she must surrender, and place her life in his hands.

In a race against time, the Fallen must stand together and fight the evil threatening to invade earth. If her divinity was in reach, victory would be theirs. That is until she starts having visions of the final battle, and her true destiny is revealed. She just found her love and place in the Fallen world; will she be able, and willing, to sacrifice it all?

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Excerpt Kasadya Hellhound Born –

Kasadya, don’t do this to me,” Chax spoke, using Corra.

I stopped completely and looked at him. Reaching for my necklace, I held it.

I am so sorry, Chax. This is the only way; we can’t win any other way. I know; I have seen the end too many times,” I replied.

His face fell even more and he looked around, searching for a way out.

I want to thank you… for being there for me. For searching for me when I went missing. For enduring all of my crap. I am sorry I messed up so many times. But not this time; this I promise. But most of all, thank you for loving me.” Even my mental voice broke down on the last part.

Chax started to scream and pound at the invisible wall, while others joined him. I looked at Nanini, shocked that she couldn’t get out.

Take care of Max for me,” I sent to her.

Tears formed and ran down her cheeks, but she nodded.

Kas, let us help you!” Lotan yelled. My friends, my family were still trying to save me. Tears ran down my own face now.

I love all of you. Thank you for always being there for me.” Finally my mental voice began to a sob.

I turned away, afraid that the sight of them would stop me.

Kasadya! Don’t do this to me. I beg you!” Chax yelled at me.

Demons were closing in around me, but my heart was so broken I just let the tears and heartache spill out of me.

I am so sorry, Chax. Forgive me.” With that, I stormed forward.

I used my g-force punches to clear the masses out of my way. When that stopped working, I started shifting. Demons grabbed at me and some got in a slice or two. But I wasn’t stopping.

I saw Ballen trying to flee from me. He thought I was heading for him. Good. I needed him on the other side when I blew it up. Using my wings for momentum, I sent a massive g-force punch into the horde that remained between me and my target. They flew backwards, clearing the way for me to advance. I swiped at a few too close and took their heads. Blood sprayed all over me. Searching for the hole to make sure I was heading in the right direction, I saw the shoulders and arms of something freaking big, already beginning to breach.

I need to move faster!

I lifted up with my wings. They were tired, but I had no other option. Now I had the flying demons to contend with. We fought and sliced and I sent a few down to earth without a head. At last, I was advancing on the hole. Pain shot through my left wing and I tumbled to the ground, hitting hard. At the last moment I made sure that the front of my body hit the ground and not the back. Demons jumped me all at once. Ballen was yelling at them to stop me. I used everything I had left and flung out with my wings and arms. They went flying and just in front of me was the hole with the devil stuck in it. Ballen was standing at the entrance watching me, his face a mask of shock.

With a deep breath, I reached for the pouch and took hold of the balls. Now armed and ready, I just had a few feet to go. I stormed through the demons, not caring if they sliced me open. I wasn’t stopping for a fight anymore. I held the balls to my chest, sealing them from any other impact. Then, finally, I was at the entrance of the hole. With the last of my strength, I leaped into the air and went flying straight for it.

There were many things that go through your mind that moment before you die. I remembered my first step into Exsilium. Meeting Lada and Nanini. Meeting Chax and hating my first day. I remembered our fun at the beach, the Hellhouse and the grub spot. Seeing Lada and Lotan kissing for the first time. Meeting Max and Ryan, and then all of the rest. My heart no longer troubled by Kali or Seth or all the others who had betrayed me. I remembered finding Chax and the Fallen again. Seeing my parents again. So many memories bombarded me at that last moment. I remembered my day and night with Chax, and how it felt to be loved.

I love you,” I sent a final message to him.

He was still screaming my name, begging for me to stop.

I remembered why I was doing this. For them I gave my heart, my life. Ballen’s shocked face was in front of me, right in my path. Just when I reached him, I dropped the balls and slammed into him.

review2

WARNING: If you have not read Kasadya Hellhound Awakened or Kasadya
Hellhound Twisted then this review might contain spoilers, so read Kasadya Hellhound
Awakened first and then Kasadya Hellhound Twisted and then come back to read this book.
This book is about Kasadya, and her travels and trials as a Fallen. The second book was action packed with Kasadya saving Kali from a Demon Prince again. Then Kasadya is trying to figure out how to get the Fallen to work with the half-Fallen created with some humans that were fighting Demons as well as working with some humans that also want to help fight the Demons. At the end of the second book Kasadya is trying to learn to live with some very horrible mistakes that she made while trying to save Kali’s life. The third books takes up right at the end of the second so there is no gaps or wandering what might have happened between the books. War is on the horizon and the Demons are going to be able to come to Earth if the Fallen don’t find a way to stop them.

This book was awesome! I finished the first two books really fast and just had to start this book immediately. I finished this book in just two days. The reader gets to learn even more about the characters and just really gets drawn into the story. I finished this book really fast as I had a really hard time putting it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books about shape shifters or paranormal style characters. Also this is a great book for people who like books where good is fighting against evil.

I’m giving this book 5 fangs.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1068756908 – Goodreads- Kasadya Hellhound Born

http://www.amazon.com/review/RDE6HHZC83EEI -Amazon- Kasadya Hellhound Born

Kasadya Hellhound Defined

Kasadya Series

kasadya4

Book Four

Karen Swart

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Audience: YA/NA – 14 years and up

Publisher: Karen Swart

Cover by: Melody Simmons

Edited by: Blue Butterfly Editing

ASIN: B00J698M1A

ISBN: 978-1311495075

Pages: 135 pages

Date Published: 21 March. 2014

Book Description:

For centuries his only reason for existence was to destroy evil. But when he finally found his mate, that all changed for the deadly Chax De Luca. When the hellhound Kasadya captured his heart, he surrended it to her, thinking he’d finally found what he’d been looking for. Little did he know that his mate would sacrifice herself to save them all.

His fury is legend. His wrath, merciless. His love for his mate, undeniable. He’s going to hell to retrieve his heart, and if that means that he must destroy hell itself, then so be it.

Kasadya awakes to a world in peril, her mate forever changed, and a war filled with evil creatures intending to enter Earth’s realm and destroy all that she holds dear. Can she complete her divinity in time to save her loved ones and mankind? Will she have to choose? Or will all be lost in the final battle?

The final battle is here, and with it, secrets are revealed and worlds are changed forever.

review2

Kasadya Hellhound Defined is the fourth and final book of a four book series written about Kasadya. WARNING: If you have not read Kasadya Hellhound Awakened, Kasadya Hellhound Twisted, or Kasadya Hellhound Born then this review might contain spoilers, so read Kasadya Hellhound Awakened first and then Kasadya Hellhound Twisted and then Kasadya Hellhound Born and then come back to read this book. This is the final book about Kasadya and her war against Demons. But this book is also about
Chax and told from his point of view in parts. At the end of the third book Kasadya took herself into hell to stop the Devil from getting out and being free on Earth. This worked but meant she was taken captive. But since she and Chax had finalized their soul bound, Chax knows that she is not killed in the process. So now a rescue party has to go get Kasadya out.

This book is as action packed as any reader could want. This book was awesome! As soon as I finished book three I had to start this and I finished this book in one day. I finished this book really fast as I had a really hard time putting it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes books about shape shifters or paranormal style characters. Also this is a great book for people who like books where good is fighting against evil.

I’m giving this book 5 fangs.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1068767592 – Goodreads- Kasadya Hellhound

Defined

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1H45V5GLZM9IR -Amazon- Kasadya Hellhound Defined

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About the Author

I am a complete book addict, and really proud of it. My entire world is made of books. From reading to writing to blogging to helping other authors. A day without my world of books would be impossible. I am a mother of three, two boys and a little princess. Happily married for 8 years with my high school sweetheart. I live in South Africa, just on the rims of the Kalahari Desert in a small town with one shop and friendly faces.

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