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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Karen-Anne Stewart

Playlist for the love story of Jensen and Saige.
First of all, I just want to say that I am such a fan girl of musicians and their incredible talent.  The inspiration music provides is a gift.

All of Me by John Legend
If I had to pick one song that best describes how I believe Jensen feels about Saige, it’s absolutely this one!  So much love for this song.

Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade
This song is amazing!  It fits Jensen and Saige’s story perfectly.

The Great Escape by Pink
I love Pink, and this song reminds me so much of Saige and her struggle with all the hell she goes through from her abilities.  I listened to The Great Escape countless times writing Feel. 

Let Me Go by Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
I listened to Let Me Go often while writing the beginning of Feel.  The feel of the song fits the depth of emotions Saige felt when Jensen sent her away, then showed up in her life four years later.

My Only by Since October
This is such a beautiful song! 

Broken by Lifehouse
Another great song that seems to fit Saige so well.

Hemorrhage in My Hands by Fuel
I can’t say too much about the part of Feel I wrote while listening to this song because I don’t want to give anything away to the readers, but it involves when Jensen sent Saige away.

The Kill by Thirty Seconds to Mars
Saige goes through hell with her abilities of being able to feel everything from everyone…except Jensen.  I listened to The Kill while writing some of Saige’s most emotional scenes. 

In These Arms by Bon Jovi
Soooo, I broke my number one rule….never, ever listen to Bon Jovi while writing because my thoughts always turn to that amazingly talented man with the unbelievably sexy voice and anything coherent in my head is gone - poof - yep, that’s what Bon Jovi does to me.  He’s my favorite singer and has been since I was in fifth grade!  But, this song reminded me of Jensen’s character; I just couldn’t resist. 

Baptized by Daughtry
Another amazing singer!  I could listen to this song over and over and never get tired of it, which I did a lot while writing those smoking, sexy scenes between Jensen and Saige.

Empire by Shakira
Who doesn’t love Shakira?  I also listened to this song with those fun, steamy scenes. 

Can’t Pretend by Tom Odell
A sexy song that I enjoyed listening to while writing those passion building parts in Feel.

Skyscraper by Demi Lavato
I love the strength in this song.  Saige never thought she was strong until she was forced to be on her own.  Despite all her hell, and how broken she is, her strength is astounding. 

All In by Lifehouse
Such a feel good song.  When I hear this, I see Jensen and Saige finally finding their HEA!

I was also ecstatic to have come across Lindsey Sterling while I was looking up violin music on YouTube.  I can’t believe I had never heard of her before.  She is unbelievable! 

Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre:  New Adult Paranormal Romance
Suspense /Contemporary

Date of Publication:  December 15th, 2014.

ISBN:  978-1502757746

Number of pages: 276
Word Count:  94,000

Book Description: 

The one whose emotions I can’t feel is the one who makes me feel the most.

I was a sensitive, at least that’s what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath…then, he was gone.

Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn’t believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I’ve taken 42 million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he’s standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.

This isn’t just a story about the abilities I possess; it’s a story about something much stronger…the love of the man who possesses every part of me.

Disclaimer – Feel is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/SoWsYWu9jik

Available at Amazon


I place my hand over his, leaning my cheek against the warmth of his touch before backing away so I can see him.  I’m insane for falling for him again, but it seems my heart isn’t giving me a choice at the moment, ignoring how the rest of me is scared as hell it will never survive if he breaks it this time.
   “I don’t want you to hurt,” I whisper.  I don’t. 
   “Then, please stop fighting what we are together and get your stubborn ass over here so I can kiss you like I haven’t seen your pretty face in four long fucking years.”
  I take one step towards him and that’s all he needs to wrap me in his arms, pulling me against his chest to close the rest of the distance between us as his hungry mouth collides against mine.  His teeth nip the fullness of my bottom lip then his tongue caresses and strokes the sensitive, tingling skin.  All strength in my body is stolen by the liberating dominance in his kiss, bruising and healing wrapped in one breathtaking seduction.  My knees no longer work, but the rest of my body becomes alive, responding to his touch, awakening me from the emptiness I’ve lived in for so long.  This is what I’ve craved.  What I’ve missed.  His taste, scent, and touch have haunted me, and I breathe them all in deeply now, terrified they will be gone again.
   His fingers slide against my neck before softly tangling my hair in his fist.  My head spins at his gentle touch mixed with his rough, passionate kiss.  My lips part, granting his tongue all the access it wants, and he takes it greedily, sliding his tongue against mine, taming and setting me free.  His kiss is scorching, searing me as liquid heat pulses low in my stomach.  I feel the damp cotton pressing against where I need him to be so badly right now. Soft whimpers rumble up my throat, the needy pants muffled against his hot mouth. Jensen’s hand pulls me flush to his body and I feel him, hardened and throbbing, against my stomach.  My gasp fills the air.  I twist my waist, straddling myself against the muscles on his thigh. 

About the Author:

Karen-Anne Stewart  is an author of New Adult Romance who doesn't shy away from writing about sensitive issues and hot heroes.

She 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, and the newly released standalone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 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, three dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/SKarenAnne

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for allowing me to stop by with my playlist for Feel. Have a wonderful week :)