Friday, November 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Death's Daughter: Realm Walker Series - #2 by Kathleen Collins

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.

Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
I am pleased to feature Kathleen Collins and the Realm Walker series ~book 2 Death's Daughter.

About the Author:

Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.
She is currently hard at work on her next book.


Death’s Daughter: Realm Walker Series: Book 2
Kathleen Collins

Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal romance
Publisher: Carina press
Word Count:  68,000

Book Description:
Juliana Norris, Realm Walker with the Agency, is an Altered. A fact that she runs up against every time she’s forced to work with human police officers, and their species-ist commissioner, on cases they can’t solve themselves. Which happens more than they would like to admit.

Her gift—the quality that makes her the best Realm Walker in the business, without boast—is the ability to read magical signatures. Whether the gift came from her father, the dark fae god of death, or the mage mother she can’t remember, is anyone’s guess. And when Altered children start going missing with only wild magical signatures as clues, her heritage is the last thing on her mind.

She can’t afford such distractions, and she definitely can’t afford to worry about the fact that her mate, master vampire Thomas Kendrick, hasn’t spoken to her since she saved him from a demon—maybe it’s because she had to stab him to do so. Because whoever is kidnapping these children must be very powerful to wield wild magic. Very powerful, and very dangerous indeed.
Available at Amazon  BN  Harlequin Print

My thoughts:
I love this series.  I think the characters are incredible and the story is wonderful.  I was hooked by the short story, completely in with book one and in love by book two.  I couldn't seem to read them fast enough.
The author is a true storyteller.  She has created characters that you want to know and/or be, set them in a vividly created world and paced their lives in a way that keeps the pages turning.  I am thrilled to have found Kathleen Collins and can't wait to read more.

Buy links for the first book: Realm Walker and the short story The Making of Michael Bishop!

Realm Walker: Realm Walker Series Book One by Kathleen Collins

Book Description:
An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…

As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.
Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…
Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.

The Making of Michael Bishop: A Realm Walker Short Story by Kathleen Collins
Number of pages: 20

Book Description: 
Keep your distance. Don't look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.

Michael D'Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he's given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.

Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn't eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.

But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.

See what I thought of them by clicking HERE!  (I read the short story first - was hooked!)