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Friday, March 9, 2012

Blog Tour: Spell Checked by C.G. Powell

Author: C.G. Powell
Publisher: Self
Date of Publication: July 2011
Broken relationships were a constant in Mae’s life, causing her to swear off men forever. Unwittingly lured to Ireland, Mae finds herself knee-deep in a hidden world she never knew existed and head over heels for the very man that tricked her to coming there. His deception is complicated by his own feelings for the one person that holds the key to merging the ancient races that once ruled the ancient word. 

Mae finds herself in an underground world of witches, and vampires, which are half-breeds of aliens long gone. She learns about her own unique parentage and powers, which she must study in order to control, before they consume her. 

Beck and Helen’s love for one another spans across a millennium, her human soul reincarnated to match Beck’s own immortality. This time however the body she occupies is of a being that cannot be eclipsed by her return. After waiting two hundred years, Beck finds himself tormented by Helen’s inability to return and his growing love for her new host. 

Some of the underworld creatures welcome her with open arms as a savior, while others seek to destroy the abomination they believe her to be. Will the knowledge of her existence cause a race war when the true power of her blood is discovered? Or will love become her ultimate downfall?

Spell Checked is a fresh take on the vampire and witch theme.  I like the idea of the origins of vampires and witches being aliens that came down thousands of years ago.   Beck and his friend were interesting characters.  I definitely got the sense of friendship and caring between them  There are some real laugh out loud moments in the book.  I especially liked the plant scene. 

Mae and Beck are great for each other and I was really rooting for them. It was heart wrenching to read about Beck's struggle to choose between Helen and Mae.  Imagine having to wait for your lover to return over and over with hundreds of years in between.  Personally, I think he makes the right choice.  Who is it?  You will have to read to find out. 



About the author:

As a teen C.G. Powell was selected as a member of her school's newspaper staff. After her first article the editor decided the darkroom was a more suitable place for her skills…or lack of. Since then, she has traveled everywhere—thanks to her innate curiosity about the world and the Navy. In her life time, she has learned: aviation electronics, CCNA networking, Gemology and how to get bloodstains out of the carpet (you never know when you might need that). But her latest, all-consuming, endeavor is storytelling. When asked why, her response was "I live to challenge myself; I like to be pushed outside of my comfort zone and writing is one of those things that pushes my boundaries. Besides it was the only way to share all of the crap bouncing around in my head!" C.G. Powell lives in Virginia with her husband and children. When she is not writing, you might find her watching hot guys jog past her front window, ordering the cabana boy to fix her another drink or abusing the local authorities…but that’s just hearsay.

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1 comment:

BK Walker said...

Excellent review Kari! Thank you for hosting CG today :).