Saturday, 24 August 2013

Cathrina Constantine author of Wickedly They Come - Guest post and #Giveaway

Today I'm worse than a kid hyped up with sugar. My friend and review partner Cathrina Constantine's book, Wickedly They Come has been released and is ready to be read by the world. She's also giving away five $5 Amazon gift cards and one print copy of Wickedly They Come (US).


Thank you, Nana for making my release day special!! Nana has asked me write about this topic: Why did I write a paranormal thriller?

Foremost, I’d like to state I take great pleasure in reading a variety of genres, I love them all. However, when I stroll through a book store, I’m initially drawn to middle grade and young adult books, especially novels with a supernatural or fantasy undertone. My debut novel is a thought-provoking paranormal thriller. Wickedly They Come is geared toward older adolescence and adults due to a quantity of dark and gritty elements.

 I confess—I have a penchant for the inexplicable, and at a young age have been enamored with mystical happenings. Mainly because I truly believe in ghosts or spirits that are both good and wicked. The existence of heaven and hell wholly surrounds us so I tend to identify this reality as a subliminal dimension or realm.

Many people are freaked-out when it comes to paranormal oddities, yet, I’m fascinated. Witches, sorcerers, wraiths, ghouls, fairies, dragons, hobbits, elves, and on and on, whether they subsist or did exist is a source of speculation.

With my whole heart, I believe in God and His glorious angels! Angels to guard, guide and protect humans! Documentation and inconceivable occurrences in regards to Gods angels are endless.

We must never overlook or be deceived by the depraved angels condemned by God. Impious Lucifer and his cohorts cast from heaven, and Wickedly They Come— 

The Blurb:

Haunting visions, unusual strength, and special paranormal talents are the norm for Seeley and her sixteen-year-old daughter Jordan. Their lives become perilous when the leader of The Black Order stalks them, trying to fulfill a prophecy to consecrate Jordan to his lord—Lucifer. 

Previously homeschooled and na├»ve, Jordan is inducted into the social culture of teendom at Elma High, where she encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil. But the battle between Heaven and Hell is escalating—and Earth is their battleground. 


The battle between heaven and earth is 
escalating - and earth is their battleground! 


Here is a little teaser:
Evidently, Asa had finally decided the time had come to make their lives a living hell.

“Watch out!” Jordan cried.

The two goons knocked Seeley to the mat. They tied her wrists then hefted her to her feet, facing Jordan. The man with the bloody nose mopped his face and then, without warning, hit Seeley in the chin. Her head snapped back as Jordan screamed. Seeley held onto consciousness, though her head swirled and her throbbing chin began to swell.

“You bitch—” the man shrieked, glaring at Seeley. “I think you broke my nose.”He then walked over to Jordan, grasped her chin with bloody fingers, and drooled. “Young—tender—meat—”

The demon restraining Seeley sounded anxious. “Hank, we’re not allowed to kill her.”

Hank gestured to Seeley. “This lady’s fair game, there’s a high price on her head. We’ll be greatly rewarded.”

The other demons nodded with crooked smirks. “We’re allowed to stay and play as long as we bag souls for his gain. The more souls, the longer we get to stay.”

“Why? Don’t you like your fiery perdition?” Seeley said dryly.

Her remark infuriated them, returning Hank to gloat in front of Seeley. Using the distraction, Jordan subtly tried to weasel her way out of the chokehold.

With his left hand, Hank grabbed Seeley’s ponytail, tugging her face close to his red eyes. They looked like hot coals as he sneered. “We’re not ready to leave, not with all this fun we’re having. Souls are jamming the highway to hell—we just nudge them in the right direction.” A gawky sound rattled in his throat, forcing Seeley to breathe in his foul breath. “Your kind of souls are a pain in the ass.”

Hank dug a switchblade out of his pocket. With a decisive snap, he held the silver blade to Seeley’s throat.

Author Bio:

Cathrina Constantine resides in Western New York with her husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and two cats. After a long hiatus while raising her family, Cathrina finally picked up pen and paper and began to hone her craft of writing. She is excited to announce the release of her debut novel, Wickedly They Come published by Black Opal Books. Constantine has recently signed with The Belcastro Literary Agency, and is extremely happy to be working with Sharon Belcastro and Ella Marie Shupe on her manuscript, Incense & Peppermints. When not with her family, baking, crafting, reading, or stationed at the computer writing, you will find her walking in the backwoods with her dogs, conjuring up a new tale.

You can find Constantine here:

Twitter: @cathconstantine 

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26 comments:

  1. You're funny, Nana, 'worse than a kid hyped up on sugar'! What a wonderful looking post! Thank you for hosting me on this very Special Day! I need my first cup of coffee to zing through my veins and then I'll be dancing around the house with a silly grin all day! And then a Party Tonight!!

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    1. Congratulations on your book release. I hope I'm invited to the party. Have fun.

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    2. Everyone's invited, especially you, Nana!

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  2. Yay!! I'm so excited for you, Cathy! Congratulations!!! Clancy, Nate and I are doing a celebratory dance all over our house. :D Trust me, you can be happy you don't actually have to see it, although the dog and cat dance just fine.

    I'm also drawn to the mystical and paranormal. Great interview and I can't wait to read Wickedly They Come. Will be on my Kindle today! :)

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  3. I'd love to be there dancing with you'all!! Thanks, Julie and let me know what you think!

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  4. I ordered a copy off Amazon today! Can't wait to read it!!!

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  5. Hell no is Jordan's mom going to let Lucifer get her. This sounds like a great novel and I'm loving the cover. The blurb felt so real, I can't wait to read how they get out of that situation.

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    1. Thanks, Sheena-Kay. Lucifer's bad, bad, bad!

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  6. Happy Release Day, Cathy! Sorry I missed it yesterday, I was traveling. I, too, love all things paranormal and I definitely believe in ghosts. Oh, and witches really do exist, wink :)

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    1. I believe you're right about the witches, Debbie!! Soon you'll be able to relax after all the mayhem!

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  7. Congrats on your release. Sounds like a great book. Will be adding it to my to read pile on Goodreads so I don't forget to get. All the best with your debut novel and may you sell many copies.

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  8. I like the look of this. Reminds me of a several movies. Congratulations, Cathrina! Wishing you loads of sales.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Kiru, and thanks for the well wishes!

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  9. Great for Cathrina! May your giveaway be a big success, and may you get wonderful reviews. Writer’s Mark

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  10. Congratulations Cathrina, (love your name!) your book sounds intriguing! Five children and you still found time to write - amazing! Now I know magic exists! :)

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda! I tend to agree, I believe magic does exist!!

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    1. I absolutely love the cover, too. Thanks for commenting, Shannon.

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  12. Congrats Cathrina! The story sounds engaging and intriguing.
    Best of luck with the book. I love the title too.

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    1. Lynda, Thank you for commenting and thanks for the well wishes!

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  13. congratulations on your new release, Cathrina.All the best of luck!

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  14. Thank You Nana for an Awesome start to my writing career!! I still seems surreal in a way, like I'm going to wake up and this is all a dream. I truly appreciate you featuring me on your blog for my Celebratory Release Day! And much success to you, my friend, with countless novels in the future!

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    1. You are not Bob Newhart, this is reality and it's looking good. Your future is so bright that we all have to wear shades.

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