A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren *Giveaway

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A Grave Inheritance

by Kari Edgren

Selah Kilbrid may descend from the goddess Brigid, but her heart beats—and breaks—the same as any human. Yet enduring the scorn of London’s most noble lords and ladies is a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness. Selah would endure much more for love, and her betrothed, Lord Henry Fitzalan, is prepared to challenge anyone foolish enough to stand in their way—even another goddess born.

But when a captivating young gentleman draws Selah into a world shadowed by secrets, she is forced to confront her darkest fears. What if some differences are too great to overcome and a future with Henry is doomed from the start?

With these doubts threatening her impending marriage, a violent attack on an innocent child pushes Selah to the very edge of her power. She must find a way to cross into the Otherworld and regain her strength—or forfeit the streets of London to death and disease.

excerpt

 

Deri stopped just out of reach. The threadbare shawl had slipped from one shoulder, and the loose end trailed in the mud behind her. “There yeh be Biddie girl,” she chirruped. “Did yeh like our skip along? Poor Deri had to creep like a tortoise for yeh to keep up.”

Poor Deri was a cold-blooded killer, and at that moment I wanted nothing more than to wrap the shawl around her scrawny neck till the pale skin turned dark as a plum. And I may have regardless of the inevitable burns if the girl weren’t so quick on her feet, and almost sure to escape.

Can’t recall when I’ve had a pleasanter time,” I said, matching her tone in an attempt to buy more time. “Do you often skip through the rookeries? Or is tonight a special occasion?”

She shrugged and twisted a toe in the mud. “The folks in here is weak from need, and little Deri likes to play with the children.”

Like you played with Jenny?”

A malignant grin curled on her mouth. “Aye, she be the most fun of all.”

Hatred twisted in my gut. So far as I cared, every last layer of skin could burn from my hands if it meant ridding the world of this devil. Leaning a bit closer, I waited for the opportunity to pounce. “You’ve a powerful gift. Why not go after the healthy and strong? Surely they would offer more sport for someone like you.”

Oh, I’ve longed to get yeh, Biddie girl, to muddle yehr brain or give yeh the plague.” She made to snatch at me, only to withdraw her hand at the last moment. “But yeh know the rules—yeh get what yeh give between us. Ain’t no sense plucking a hair from yehr pretty head if it means losing one of me own.”

I moved back with a jerk. You get what you give… The meaning struck hard—to stop her heart would have stopped mine. Merciful heavens! A few more seconds and we both would have been dead.

review2

  This is the second book in the Goddess Born Series and ends with a cliffhanger.
I never read the first book in the series, but I was able to enjoy this book and figure things out fairly quickly.  Not having any prior knowledge of Henry and Selah’s relationship, I was confused as to why Selah even wanted him.  He was betrothed to another, acted cold towards Selah, left her in the colonies to travel alone, didn’t stand up for her, in short, not a man I liked.
The story was fast paced and the characters and their interactions with each other kept the story moving.  The little witch girl, Deri, was a bit freaky and a bit too evil for the rest of the story.  The feeling of Jane Austin and the occult crept over me more than once while reading.  Selah is in a state of unknown in her relationship to Henry, yet must band together with others of her kind to save those the evil ones are trying to kill.
This book is for a young adult (14+) audience.  The story was a bit violent, but romantically tame.
 I’m giving this book 4 fangs.
Amazon – A Grave Inheritance – http://www.amazon.com/review/R2Z7SM3ZY7L2UF

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kari Edgren is the author of the Goddess Born series. In 2010 and 2011 she was a semifinalist for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award. In 2013, she was a RWA Golden Heart finalist. Ms. Edgren enjoys writing both historical and contemporary fiction, so long as there’s a spark of paranormal. She resides on a mountain top in the Pacific Northwest where she spends a great deal of time dreaming about the sun and torturing her husband and children with strange food and random historical facts.

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Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Grave-Inheritance-Kari-Edgren-ebook/dp/B00OHV6MFA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1414082667&sr=8-2&keywords=a+grave+inheritance

Barnes&Noblehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-grave-inheritance-kari-edgren/1120548894?ean=9781426899270

Website

https://www.kariedgren.com

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Posted on January 19, 2015, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What a unique and fascinating excerpt. I loved it.

  2. Interesting storyline. I’ve put this on my Amazon wish list – thx!

  3. i enjoyed reading the excerpt

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