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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Tour - "The Guardian of Bastet" by Jacqueline M Battisti





The Guardian of Bastet
Jacqueline Battisti


Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance


Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 978-14268-9424-4
ASIN: B0088NH1Z8

Number of pages: 237
Word Count: 84,000


Book Description:
Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.
Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.
As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death...



About the Author:
Jacqueline Battisti was raised in Little Falls, New York where she met and married her high school sweetheart. They have two children and live near Rochester, New York where she is a stay at home mom and writer of the paranormal and urban fantasy of her vivid imagination.
Her first novel, The Guardian of Bastet, was published by Carina Press August 20, 2012. She is currently working on a sequel as well as a dystopian paranormal.
Her life has taken her from the trials and tribulations of working as an administrative assistant at various companies, back to college as an adult student, and then into the adventurous world of motherhood.
Jacqueline began writing seriously in 2007 after attempting NaNoWriMo for the first time. It was the first time she had disciplined herself to finish a novel. From there, her supportive critique group was formed and attended, and then she attended RT Booklovers Convention in 2009. Jacqueline attended their aspiring authors workshops and met with many talented writers who inspired her to continue writing.

Flash forward to today: Jacqueline has two children who are very outgoing and keep her on her toes. Cub Scouts, Daisy Scouts, play dates, school activities for the kids...then writing, reading current authors, following blogs, facebook, household chores, gardening and exhaustion for mom. Add in a new puppy, two furry feline children and fish and you have the craziness that is the Battisti household.



Twitter:@jmbattisti

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/jacquelinebattisti


Excerpt:


What’s it like being a house cat once a month?


Other than the whole litter box thing, it could actually be kind of cool at times. I could run around like crazy – doing mad dashes around the house, and then when I got tired, I could just find a nice warm sunny spot and curl up to sleep. There were plenty of toys to play with around my house and Bronwyn (Trinity’s cat) was a pretty cool companion. We played chased, we wrestled and bitch slapped each other, we knocked mice around and did I mention the catnip? It was legal too! Damn that was good stuff.


There were a few downsides to being a cat. One was the grooming, or should I say the after effects of it. While I was a cat, I couldn’t help but groom myself and it was comforting at the time. Unfortunately, when I turned back to human form, I still ended up with occasional residual hairballs. That part was damn disgusting.

Then there was the hated litter box. Just knowing it was not only Bronwyn’s fault it needed cleaning, grossed me out a little. Being a cat also meant I ate mice and bugs like any other cat in the universe. Try keeping your breakfast down after realizing you’ve done that the night before. It makes the day after a hangover seem like child’s play. I didn’t even want to think about what dad ingested in his puma form. Double yuck. I still had a hard time with that aspect of my life. All I knew was there were some mornings after the full moon when Bronwyn was too excessively proud of my hunting skills for my comfort.

My Review:

Trinity is half witch and half were animal except she turns into a tabby and doesn't practice magic (she just stinks at casting). Her life is going great as vet (she can talk with animals LOL) until one day a werewolf is brought in injured very badly and isn't shifting and then her friend Vincent (a vampire) dies and leaves her as the Guardian of Bastet. Trinity doesn't have a clue what that means and what will happen to her therefore relies on the help of her family and friends.


I absolutely loved this book! The story line was awesome and there was so much that happens with Trinity (not all bad) that I couldn't help but be pulled into the story. I loved reading about Trinity becoming the true witch and were-"thing" that she was meant to be and even laughed at a couple of incidents that happened.

Definitely a must read!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like my kinda book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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