Friday, January 3, 2014

Rain Trilogy Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Saving Rain
The Rain Trilogy 
Book One
Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre: New Adult Romance Suspense

ISBN: 978-1491810866

Number of pages:  240
Word Count: approx. 87,000

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Book Description: 

Raina has tried to forget her past, forget the pain, but when she finds herself staring straight into the fury blazing in her ex-boyfriend's eyes, her dark past comes rushing back. Furious with herself for actually having chosen someone like her father, she uses that anger to her advantage and fights for her life...and for her future that she prays will involve the man she can't seem to get out of her head.

Kas is a natural leader, a fierce fighter, the type of man you send in when you need to get the job done. He is a courageous hero who is used to risking his own life to save others, but can he save the one who has captured his heart from her horrific past and the men who are hell-bent on destroying her?

As Kas and Raina try to navigate through the twists and turns of a deviously intelligent human trafficking group, they find solace in each other's arms. Can they infiltrate the trafficker's tight ring, saving the innocent lives from imminent danger before it's too late?

Kas’ heart pounds through his chest when Raina’s cry tears
him out of his troubled slumber, and he hears something shatter.
Not taking the time to put on his shirt, he runs into the kitchen
and sees Raina kneeling on the floor, cleaning up broken glass
with her bare hands. He is about to tell her to stop when bright red
liquid oozes from her finger as one of the jagged shards slices her,
causing blood to drip onto the floor. Raina looks up just in time to
see Kas quickly coming towards her, and her stomach ties into a
million tight knots.
Kneeling down beside Raina, Kas reaches to grab the towel
from the counter above her. He stops short when she throws her
hand up, turning her head away and squeezing her eyes shut,
instinctively protecting herself from a blow that he would never
have administered.
Rage runs rampant inside of him. He wishes he could maim
the men responsible for causing her to have such an ingrained
defensive reaction.
Kas focuses on reining in his rage, not wanting to scare Raina
anymore than she already is. Sitting back on his heels, he gives
her some space before he tells her in as much of a calming tone
as he can manage at the moment, “You will find out that I’m
not like them. I won’t punish you for having an accident, and I
won’t punish you when you do something wrong or something I
don’t like.” He looks her squarely in the eyes and, with as much
reassurance as he can possibly fit into a glance, he tells her, “I
don’t hit, darlin’.”
Shame and embarrassment darkens her face as she mumbles,
“I’m sorry.”
Kas moves towards her slowly, being careful not to make any
quick movements that could frighten her. He curses under his
breath when he sees that her finger is still bleeding and how she
seems more concerned with trying to clean up the rest of the glass
than taking care of the cut. He bitterly wonders at how severely
her father must have punished her for her to react so quickly and
defensively over something as trivial as a broken glass. “I’m going
to get you a towel for your finger, leave the glass, I’ll get it with the
Desperately needing a distraction from her embarrassment of
how she cringed like a cornered rabbit, she continues to pick up
the shards of glass, “I’ve got it.”
Kas makes a mental note to beat the hell out of her father if he
ever finds out who he is. He firmly, but gently, grabs her hand and
wraps the towel around her finger. He hates the way she’s avoiding
his gaze, the way shame has impinged her beautiful eyes. Helping
her stand, he sees the brief flash of pain replace the shame, and he
knows she has hurt herself by kneeling on the floor like that with
broken and cracked ribs.
Gently taking Raina’s finger, Kas places it under the faucet
before grabbing some peroxide out of the cabinet. “This might
sting a bit,” he warns her as he pours some over the cut. Once he’s
satisfied that the bleeding has stopped, and she doesn’t require
stitches, he wraps a band aid around it before slowly bringing her
injured finger to his lips and kissing the tip.
The jolt of electricity from his lips caressing the tip of finger
brings her back to reality, out of the fog of shame where she was
temporarily lost. He said ‘them,’ Raina realizes in a panic. “What
did you mean by ‘them’?”
Kas gazes into Raina’s questioning jade eyes and lets out a
long, slow breath. “I know your father abused you,” he confesses.
Her eyes widen, and she starts to pull her hand away, needing
some distance to absorb this new information, but Kas refuses
to release her. Pulling her closer to him, he runs the back of his
fingers down the side of her face, so pleased and relieved that she
doesn’t flinch this time.
“While you were still in a coma, the doctor ran tests that
showed evidence of abuse,” he starts carefully, gauging her
reaction. Raina lowers her gaze, trying to process just how much
Kas knows, but he tilts her chin back up, to where she can’t look
away, and musters up the courage to finally ask, his voice barely
above a whisper, “What is your real name, Raina?”

Healing Rain

The Rain Trilogy
Book Two
Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre:  New Adult Romance Suspense

ISBN:  978-1481770477

Number of pages:  236
Word Count:   approx 87,000

Book Description: 

Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.

In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow.

Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.

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After the Rain
The Rain Trilogy
Book Three
Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre:  New Adult Romance Suspense

ISBN: 978-1491824719

Number of pages: 243
Word Count:  approx 87,000


Book Description: 

Finally able to put her harrowing past to rest, Raina looks forward to her future with Kas, but the Ghost has other plans. As the FBI team gets closer to taking down the largest human trafficking ring in the modern world, the Ghost begins a wicked game, making Raina the pawn and the target. Never before encountering a worthy adversary, he’s fascinated by Raina and is enjoying the refreshing challenge of her intellect.

The danger ignites to a blazing new level, and Kas struggles between the need to finally exorcise the Ghost and his need to protect his wife. Tension mounts as an internal battle wages, tormenting Kas as he watches Raina put her all into taking down the man responsible for horrific sex slavery and gruesome deaths. When a new player takes control, Jefferson orders the end of the Ghost’s game with Raina, which results in one final, devastating act, leaving Kas desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to save her…by whatever means necessary.

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About the Author: 

Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

The Rain Trilogy is a powerful story of abuse, human trafficking, and beautiful, redeeming love (intended for readers 18+).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for allowing me to swing by your wonderful site today with an excerpt of The Rain Trilogy, Noelle! Have a Happy New Year :)