Spotlight Feature of Waterborne by Katherine Irons (& Giveaway)

Waterboune
by Katherine Irons
Release date:  June 26, 2012
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A Force Of Nature
Ree O’Connor is more than she seems to be. Despite her delicate appearance and her broken heart, she sees what others don’t. In fact, she is an agent of a clandestine world court, about to bring down a monster when a stranger springs her trap instead. The mistake nearly costs Ree not only her prey, but her life, too–until mysterious Alexandros spirits her to an underwater world she never suspected, even with all her secret knowledge.
As a prince of Atlantis, Alexandros has centuries of experience in love and battle. His magic draws from the power of the ocean itself, and he can be just as beguiling–and just as unfathomable. Could any man heal Ree enough to become more than a sometime lover? And can she trust her heart to a soldier-prince of the deep?

Excerpt:

Nick . . .

The pain tore at her, ripped and chewed with savage ferocity.  Ree opened her mouth to scream but nothing came out.  Her skin was on fire . . . her tongue swollen and dry.  If she believed in hell, she could have believed that she’d died and ended up there.  But she didn’t . . . she’d given up believing in anything when she was six years old.

Flash!  The pictures were back, jerking across a tattered gray screen.  A ship’s galley.  Flash! Nick’s head on the pillow next to hers.  Flash! A cavalcade of black limousines and the cloying scent of lilies.

“No!”

Nick’s arms were around her, lifting her, carrying her.  His mouth covered hers in a searing kiss of passion as a wall of water engulfed them.  She wasn’t afraid.  The water felt good on her hot skin; it soothed the raw ache that gnawed at her stomach and sent shards of glass through her head.  She felt the water on her parched lips, tasted the salt, and inhaled the cool moisture deep into her lungs.

The blackness came and went, came and went.  In between, she thought she saw impossible scenes around her . . . walls of ancient cities, fallen columns, and a road of giant blocks of stone that stretched out to the curve of the earth.  Swaying forests of green kelp rose around them.  Red and yellow, blue, and purple fish darted and floated between the leafy fronds of foliage.  Massive creatures slid past amid the haunting songs of ghostly leviathans.

She had so many questions she wanted to ask Nick.  Why was his hair so light and how had his beautiful brown eyes turned to green?  How had he found her on the deck of the Anastasiya and why was she so thirsty?  But, try as she might, no sounds would pass her lips.

She wanted to wrap her arms around his neck and feel his mouth on hers, but she found it impossible to break free from her crystalline prison.  And this time, when the dark tide threatened to sweep over her, she didn’t fight it.  Nick was here, and he would take care of her.  If Nick had found her, everything would be all right.

She opened her eyes to see a wall of molten lava erupting from the forest around them.  Heat flashed against her skin, and she clamped her eyes shut against the glare.  But not before she’d seen the impossible, seen the tattooed men with their flashing spears and heard their hideous war cries.

“Don’t be afraid,” Nick said, and this time, it seemed that she heard his voice in her head.  “I won’t let them hurt you.”

Why would they hurt me? she wondered.  They aren’t real.  Any minute the piano will begin to play and the Little Tramp will throw his hat and knock them all down. They will fall like dominoes. Flash.  Flash.  Flash.

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36 Responses to Spotlight Feature of Waterborne by Katherine Irons (& Giveaway)

  1. Betty Hamilton July 4, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I would love to win this book. It sounds like a great read!!

  2. Marika Weber July 4, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    You had me at the cover. :) I haven’t read a book regarding Atlantis. Congratulations on the release.

    Marika
    maw1725@gmail.com

  3. Viki S. July 4, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    The advancements sound so interesting to me. I’d like to know more about how their society was run.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Peggy July 4, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    From the few books I have read I think it would be kinda cool to see Atlantis I read that it is a beautiful place filled with some of the most beautiful people and thing to discover. thank you for a chance to win a new book about it …

  5. erinf1 July 4, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Thanks for a great giveaway! This book looks fun :)

    I like Atlantis b/c it’s mysterious and no one knows truly what happened to it, so the sky’s the limit as to what people can conjecture about it.

  6. Maria D. July 4, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    I would like to know more about Atlantis – about their culture, their scientific advancements and about what caused them to disappear – Thanks for the giveaway, this series looks great!

  7. Followthep July 4, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    This would be my first book about the Atlantis but it sounds intriguing

  8. Victoria Zumbrum July 4, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Atlantis is a big mystery. No one know what really happened to it. I would love to know about their society and advancements.

  9. books4me July 4, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    The best thing about Atlantis is the mystery around it! It’s mysterious and romantic!

  10. Kerry July 4, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Atlantis would be very interesting, living under the water – I loved the interview and am excited about reading the books!!

    Kerryjcj@verizon.net

  11. Nora-Adrienne Deret July 4, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Atlantis, the lost continent, land of advanced civilization…. Atlantis, whose people are alive today as Immortals (vamps). So many stories about this “Mythological” country. But where there is a fairy tale, there is always a grain of truth in its beginnings. That is what intrigues me about it.

    I would love to win these books for my daughter in law… she loves romance books in any form.

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. wanda flanagan July 4, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Atlanatis is such a mystery I love the unknown and its definately tht .I am intruiged by it .

  13. bn100 July 4, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    I think it’s the water and mystery that’s appealing.

  14. SharonS July 4, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    The mystery of what happened to it…would love to see the architecture

  15. infinitieh July 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Atlantis has the mystique of what happened and what the people’s lives were like before their disappearance. And unlike Pompei, we may never know.

    I love that two of the books have Paul Marron on the cover!

  16. Barbara Elness July 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    I think Atlantis is fascinating because there are so many areas of the ocean that we have no clue about. There could be a hidden realm under the sea and we’d never know. I love the idea that there are beings that live in the vast ocean, living their lives and staying hidden from us land dwellers. :D

  17. Linda Meza July 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    I think Atlantis was a place ahead of its time. Filled with beautiful, extremely intelligent people who accidently destroyed themselves!!

    Thanks for the contest, these books look great!!!

    Linda
    linmeza@hotmail.com

  18. Vanessa N. July 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    I like it because it’s mysterious and it would be like another world. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

  19. Lynn A. Reynolds July 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I would love the thought of living in an underwater city. Can you imagine all the sea creatures that you would get to see. The one thing that I would hope not to see is the pollution. We have enough up here above the sea. We don’t need to ruin the world below as well.

    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

  20. Angy July 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    I find that Atlantis is so appealing because it is an underwater city, that makes it so mysterious and interesting !

  21. Joanne B July 5, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    I find the mystery of Atlantis very appealing and I want to know more. This series sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it.

  22. Jolene A July 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    The mystery of Atlantis and the stories that have been told, it’s really intriguing to think that maybe a place like that actually existed. Would love to read these books!

  23. Nicole Nobles July 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Love to read anything about Atlantis…such a mystery!

  24. wyndwhisper July 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i think that it is the mystery of the whole thing. what happened to it ? where did it go? who were they and what did they do ?

    i mean the questions just go on and on and on.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  25. Dora V. July 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    I find Atlantis to be a great mystery…you always wonder if it was real and what it was like. :)

  26. Emi July 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I love mystery and Atlantis is the biggest one. Lol. Seems like it would be an exciting read!

  27. Lisa Uranker July 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I would love to find Atlantis and all the secrets it holds. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Carin W July 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    I love the idea of Atlantis that there was a race of people that were far more advanced than those in the surrounding countries. I love the mythology that they are magical beings and that Atlantis still exists. Sounds like I would like your books a lot.
    Carin mawmom(@)gmail.com

  29. Maureen July 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I like the idea of this world that is separate from our world.

  30. Danni T July 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I regularly check out different publishers and for some reason I missed this series. I really love the appeal of a city underwater with advanced technology. I love these covers.

  31. Marie-Claude July 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    I love the mystery surrounding the existence of Atlantis.

  32. Proserpine July 9, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Hi! Thanks for this chance! I love everything with mythology in it! And the fact that we don’t really know if they truly existed!?!? Anyway, I think it’s all about dream and fantasy!!!

  33. Hilary W. July 9, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    oh my Atlantis… sounds good!

  34. Brandy Dull July 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Tell me what you find appealing about Atlantis?

    The mystery and world is so interesting!

  35. Charity Costa July 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I have never heard of this series Im adding it to my TBR thanks its always great to learn about new book s:)

  36. Susan T. July 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    New author for me. Adding to my TBR. Atlantis and its mystery. Thanks.

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