05 February 2018

Pinnacle: Blog Tour & Giveaway




Title: Pinnacle (The Core Series Book #1)
Author: Lynn Veevers
Publication Date: Feb. 6, 2018
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Identifying her parents was the hardest thing ever, until Kaya learned she was the killer’s next target. Moving had thrown the ancient predator off her trail temporarily but with magical abilities manifesting, Kaya’s scent grows stronger and the attempts on her life become constant. Narrowly surviving each encounter, Kaya is desperate to stop her potential assassin, but it’s hard to kill a creature that changes its appearance and disappears without a trace. Kaya finds the support she needs to succeed in her small group of friends and her boyfriend Kenneth. Like so many things, they’re more than what they seem and with the killer having unsettling similarities to Kenneth and his family…Kaya can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.





Lynn Veevers is originally from Washington State. With her mother being from Christchurch, New Zealand and her father being a well-traveled retired Navy Chief, Lynn has always had a fascination with different cultures around the world. An avid reader, she prefers books that take her to a place she's never been and teach her something new at the same time. The Young Adult Genre is her absolute favorite to read, so it comes as no surprise that it is also her favorite to write. Lynn, on average, pens two to three novels a year with the sequel to Pinnacle in the publishing process now!

Today Lynn lives with her husband and kids in Southeast Oklahoma. Her young adult and adolescent children are supportive and avid beta readers of her work and give her a straightforward and honest point of view about how authentic her characters voices and personalities are for their age group. What better reference than someone close to the same age as the main character. Her kids always have and always will be her greatest inspiration.

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Exclusive Excerpt from Pinnacle...
Moments before the transformation was complete, she knew what he was turning into. He yipped at her, but she couldn’t understand what he was trying to say. She knew then why her horse trick hadn’t even fazed him. Kaya walked to him and reached her hand up to his lower chest, which was at her eye level, and morphed into a timber wolf. Kaya hoped she would be able to understand his yips in this form. This line of thought made perfect sense to her. After all, dogs of all different species understood each other, she believed, wolves would be no different. She sat on her haunches beside him and felt like a trinket in comparison.

“Kenneth, it’s not a full moon.”

“Oh, that’s cool! I can understand you, Kays. What does a full moon have to do with anything?” he asked in a disapproving tone.

“Aren’t you a werewolf?”

“No, Kays, I am not a werewolf,” he said sounding a little annoyed and a lot offended.

“You’re not just able to morph because no breed of wolf is that big, I mean, you are gigantic! You’re as big as a draft horse, Kenneth!”

“I’m a Lycan, not a werewolf. Werewolves are a myth, Kaya. I can control when I change and the phases of the moon have nothing to do with it. A normal bullet will kill me just as fast as a silver bullet. We are mortal. We do have a longer life span, but still mortal all the same. Wolfs bane is one of my favorite flowers. Well, the purplish-blue ones, so obviously it has no adverse effects. Above all, I do not partake in Gnáth blood. We are not bloodthirsty, and eating Gnáths goes against our moral fiber. It just so happens that my particular animal is a wolf. It is the only animal I can assume the characteristics of, either fully or partially. I was born this way. This is my family’s secret. We are all like this. Well, all of us except my mother. She was as normal as they come. This trait is my father’s bloodline.”

Kenneth fell silent and Kaya wondered what he was thinking, how he felt. Did he feel anxious and unsure of himself? Was he so nervous that he felt like he just might throw up because of the silence between them? That was precisely what she was experiencing and his facial expressions, the way he shifted from paw to paw, made her feel like maybe he was too. So now that you know what my secret is, you OK with it?”

Chapter 2 - pages 19 & 20

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2 comments:

  1. Christine, I wanted to just pop in and say hello! The post looks amazing and I am very gratful. So from one 30 something mommy to another :) Thank you so much for having me!!!

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    1. Thank you, Lynn! I was pleased to host your work! :)

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