Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Giveaway and Review of Finding Hope by Krystal Shannon

Title: Finding Hope
Author: Krystal Shannan
Series: Pool of Souls (#2)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Self Published
Release Date: March 10
Edition/Formats Available In:  E~Book
Number of Pages: 185

Warning: The plot thickens with a passel of pissed off Olympians, but Ares and Aphrodite are in for a double dose of trouble! More Olympians join the mix in Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2. A jewel addict, a kick-ass possibly-virgin huntress, and an insatiable ancient oracle are just a few. But don’t worry; Ares and Aphrodite are still front and center.
Addison Connelly has given up on men. She is disappointed yet again when her best friend tries to play matchmaker, and the match falls flat…or does it? Her friend knows all Addison needs is a chance, a little hope, and maybe a dropkick in the right direction. With an extra push from Aphrodite, will this lonely soul learn to trust again? Or will she run from the only man who could make her happy?
Adrian Colter, Nashville Police Detective and certifiable bachelor, puts his foot in his mouth in a big way when his roommate’s fianc√© tries to match him up with her best friend. After making a horrible first impression, can he earn the trust of a woman who won’t speak a civil word to him?
 Adrian isn’t the only one trying to earn the trust of a beautiful woman. While Ares fights to rebuild the trust he lost thousands of years ago with the Goddess of Love, his parents do what they do best —show off their greed and selfishness. Will he find the hope and forgiveness he so desperate seeks or will his parents destroy his chance at happiness?

Krystal Shannan is a born, raised, and current TEXAN. She is married to a wonderful man who supports her dream of writing and allows her to spend many evening and weekend hours glued to her laptop. During the day she moonlights as an elementary music teacher. In addition to a doting husband, a young daughter is also part of the picture and keeps her hopping! An ornery little Welsh Corgi completes the household.
Krystal has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. She has always dreamed of writing romance and sharing the "movies in her head" with the world. If she's not writing, she's reading -historical, paranormal, action, adventure -anything she can get her hands on that ends with a Happily Ever After!
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Dionysus nodded.  “I’ll leave you to get settled.  The festival opens for visitors in a half hour.”

“Sounds good.”  Aphrodite flashed him a smile and went to work opening a few bottles of each vintage so they could breathe.  She waved to Dionysus before he ducked out the front door of the shop.  She leaned over, digging through the boxes Dionysus had left for her. Her back was to the door, when it opened again a few moments later. “Did you forget something, Dionysus?”  Aphrodite turned and held out a bottle of the Red Ambrosia.  “For your afterparty– Oh.” She stopped short and stared at the beautiful specimen of man standing in the doorway.

“No, ma’am, not Dion-is-us, or whoever you said.  I just wanted to let you know I’m the police officer on duty for this line of shops today.”

Aphrodite appraised him slowly from head to foot and licked her lips.  He blushed just slightly, and she smiled.  His dark hair hung just past his ears, and a little bit of stubble increased his appeal.  In fact, he reminded her a little of Ares.  He was tall, nearly six and a half feet.  His shoulders were broad, and his arms flaunted beautifully sculpted muscles.  A tight blue tee shirt read NPD on the front and accented the effort he put into working out.  He would make a young lady very happy, if he weren’t already.  His dark-washed jeans and black combat boots completed his look.

“So sorry, I thought you were my friend who’d just left.  Thank you for coming in to introduce yourself.”  She took several steps forward and extended her hand.  Aphrodite flashed him a big smile.  “I’ll be sure and set aside a bottle for you of my favorite.  Come by when you get off, and I’ll have it ready for you.”

His shoulders relaxed. He reached forward and took her outstretched hand.  She threw a few more pheromones his way, and he gave her a gorgeous smile.  A small electric shock passed between them.  Her grin widened when she saw his soul. She’d been looking for him for a while. 

This was an unbelievable read.  I recommend this book to all lovers of Greek mythology.  This story puts an interesting twist in Aphrodite's and Ares relationship.  And by the way?  Ares is smoking sexy in this book.  Krystal has added depth to his character and he is sure to steal your heart, if the our main characters don't first.  This is an enchanting book filled with suspense, mystery, love, and wonder!  I would read this book again because I enjoyed it so much.  Definitely a top pick!!

Krystal also has a giveaway going on!!  Enter for your chance to win!!
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Charity Costa said...

Hmmm I haven't really read a lot about Greek Mythology, SO I don't have a favorite.

I really like the sound of this book Adding to my TBR.

Thank you so much for sharing yourself and your work with us.

Charitysbookaddiction (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jillyn said...

Hades is my favorite Greek god. I feel like he is misunderstood. Plus, it's cool to read myths from the Underworld.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Krystal Shannan said...

Thank you so much for the lovely review and for featuring me today! I'm so glad you enjoyed FINDING HOPE.

Krystal Shannan said...

Thank you Charity and Jillyn for stopping by.
Krystal Shannan

Sherry Johnson said...

I would have to say my favorite would have to be Hestia,because she is the Goddess of the Hearth.Thanks for the chance to win.


Carol L. said...

I'd say Ares, God of War. That's one kick ass man there. :)
Carol L
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wanda f said...

Artemis goddess of the hunt, protector of young girls,virgins , bringing and relieving disease in women and more .Shes awesome beautiful caring yet strong


Victoria Zumbrum said...

I would have to say Zeus. I liked him in Clash of the Titans. I would love to read this book. Sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

Susan W. said...

I don't really have a favorite from Greek mythology but I enjoy reading books based on the Gods.

lisagkendall said...

My favorite is Athena, skill, strategy, intelligence... all good things. thanks for the post. lisagk(at)yahoo

VampedChik said...

I also have to go with Athena. A kick ass female. But I love all greek mythology.

Kamla L. said...

Dionysus. Got to love a guy who knows how to party:)

bas1chs said...

Oh, there are too many choices ;) I'd say Athena and Dionysus - equal opportunity ;)

skye47 said...

I'd say Ares. This looks like ab interesting read.

skye47 said...

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Midu Hadi said...

Ceres, was it? Persephone's mom!

Eva's Flowers said...

I think mine is Aphrodite! The Goddess of Love :)


nurmawati djuhawan said...

is diana a goddess from greek ?
i like diana :)
thx u for the giveaway ...

Debby said...

I like Ares. I shall always picture hi as he was in the TV show Hercules.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Jasmyn said...

That is a very tough one. I think I likes Persephone best - not sure if she's a actually a goddess, but she's married to a god so I guess that counts?

susanmp said...

I like hot guys so Hades would be my choice!

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Anne said...

None really. I'm not knowledgeable on Greek gods and goddesses.

Mary Preston said...

Hades is absolutely fascinating.

Sayomay said...

I like Eros or Cupid when he falls in love with Pysche! :D Their so cute over each other!
Mary G Loki

Natasha D said...

My favorite is Persephone.
Thanks for the chance to win!

divavixenqueen said...

Toss up between Ares and Hercules.

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