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Friday, April 25, 2014

Complication by K.A. Salidas

Complication
Chronicles of the Uprising
Part 2 
K.A. Salidas

Release Date: April 14, 2014

Book Description:
Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary.
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic—and brazen—Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all.  Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira— a vampire— Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator.
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders.
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.

About the Author:
Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women,  I can get the munchkin off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  I can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, I still find time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). I can do all of this and still have time to write my novels.
Sorry… I can’t even write that with a straight face.
Lies all lies.
Here’s the reality. I’m a sleep-deprived, overworked, mom who just doesn’t know the meaning of the word balance. I try so hard to do it all, (be super mom, wife, & author) and at the end of the day I fall face forward into the couch.
Yes, you read that right, I tend to sleep on the couch. It’s a point of frustration for my hubby and a thing of comedy for my daughter. Imagine waking up to your little child yelling, “Mom slept on the couch again!!!”

Because being supermom (or trying to) means a lot of time devoted to family, writing is often done when said family is peacefully snoozing away. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep with my laptop, on the couch. It just happens. Then, bright and early at 7am either my hubby (on his way to work) or my daughter (getting ready for school) wakes me up.
Writing is my passion. It’s a part of me. More than just a hobby, it’s a compulsion. I have to do it. If I don’t do at least one writing related thing each day I get cranky.
Hopefully, my passion can be your entertainment!





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My Review:

Now on the run from the Magistrate with three humans, Mira is heading to the one place she has always thought to be save…Sanctuary.  Being tailed by  the Magistrate isn’t easy and also dangerous, nearly making it out of a couple skirmishes the band of fugitives finally make it to Caldera Grove (Sanctuary).  Caldera Grove is run my Stryker and the one place that can offer peace and normalcy to all Otherkins.  Meet with hostatlity for her friends, Mira must make the choice…leave Sancturary or turn her friends into vampires.  Will Mira turn them or will the Magistrate find them?

This book is a continuation from Dissension picking up where book 1 left off.  After reading Dissension I was eager to find out where Mira would go next and if she would make it to Sanctuary and live the life that she so deserves.  I was enthralled with Complications right from the beginning, holding my breath as the Magistrate approached the travelers until everything was “safe”.  Loving the character development of her companions and their trust with vampires (they are all taught they are animals and will kill at first sight).  The dynamic between the four individual is perfect, each balancing the others out.  Their support for one another is magical (for lack of a better word) after only knowing Mira for a short time.  The relationships of the four individuals grow as the story progresses.  The author did a great job of telling the story and having the flow just right so you’re not bored but eager to keep reading to find out what happens next.


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