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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dariel's CBLS Feature: "Celine" (The Night Touched Chronicles #1) by Maegan Provan


Celine (The Night Touched Chronicles #1)
by Maegan Provan
New Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Self-Published/Indie
Heat Level: Sensual
Word Count: 50,000

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Blurb
Love

Destiny

and War

Created by the First Born, The Night Touched created the bloodlines from which all modern day vampires descended. Different because of their incredible powers and advantages in the human world, The Night Touched were a special kind of vampire. However, they were believed to have died out centuries ago, and had been reduced to little more than whispers in the vampire world.

Until now.

Harper Kemp was the only modern Night Touched in existence. The reasons behind her creation were unknown and she had been abandoned during her change. Eventually she was found by Lily and Jason and taught how to handle what she had become. She learned how to blend in with the human world and even made herself in to quite the socialite of the New York City elite scene.

After a plea for help in her dreams and the dangers of a forbidden love, Harper is sent down a path to discovery; not only is she not alone, she’s about to face her worst nightmare – a devastatingly handsome slayer named Silas with a finger on her non existent pulse.

Reviews
“CELINE is the first book in the Night Touched Chronicles. This is a series I’m very excited about because the author takes us back to the roots of vampires from old horror movies, while still adding a modern twist. Provan's vampires are sophisticated, intelligent, and calculating. But, make no mistake--there is nothing tame or vegetarian about these vampires, particularly the Night Touched … This fast-paced story is full of tension, passion, and surprises. Once I began reading, I couldn’t stop and read it within a matter of a few hours. This is easily one of the most engaging vampire stories I've read in a long time and I would recommend it to both old-school vampire fans and to Twilight lovers alike.”--triciaATW (Amazon)

“I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book from the very beginning. The cover is stunning! This book had a way about it. It was an easy read because it was action packed and kept the reader interested. I liked how there are two types of vampires and I found the background about each type very interesting. I also liked how the author incorporated other supernatural beings, but they didn't take away from the vampires. … All in all, this was a great start to the trilogy. I can’t wait to read more and find out where the story leads. I would recommend this book to vampire lovers. I look forward to the rest of the series.”--Justine (Goodreads)

Excerpt  Celine (The Nigh Touched Chronicles #1)
by Maegan Provan

She took Lily by the arm and I quietly followed out to the outdoor lounge area. As we sat around the fire pit, a ruggedly handsome man caught my eye. He was leaning on the ledge, smoking a cigarette and staring out over the city. His ash blonde hair was spiked forward in a messy faux-hawk. He seemed as though he was deep in thought, his brow furrowed like he was trying to think of a question he wanted to ask but he couldn’t quite remember what it was or who the question was meant for.

“Oh good, Silas is still here. Harper, I simply must introduce you to him.” Misty must have noticed my staring. “Silas! Come here, darling, I have someone I want you to meet.”

He sighed heavily and flicked his cigarette over the side. Straightening up, he turned towards us. Our eyes met in a moment of fireworks, bells and chimes. I had never seen a more handsome man in my entire existence. We smiled at each other. For that moment the world seemed to melt away. I could almost feel my heart start to beat again.

“I guess they like each other.” Lily commented with a giggle.

“Seems like it,” Misty chimed in.

The snarky commentary snapped us out of our trance. He cleared his throat and I looked down at my dress, trying to smooth a nonexistent wrinkle. I had never experienced an attraction to any one like that. It was definitely something different, but I liked it.

“Silas, I’d like you to meet Lily Buchannan and Harper Kemp. Both of you, this is Silas Foster.”

There was an awkward exchange of hello’s and then an even more awkward silence that followed. Lily and Misty started up some boring conversation about something that they had seen at Bloomingdale’s earlier in the week, leaving Silas and I to ourselves. We looked at each other then quickly looked away, I hugged my arm and he kicked his foot back and forth across the ground.

About the Author
Maegan Provan was born and raised in Texas. She is married to a great guy. They have a dog and two cats. When not writing, Maegan spends a lot of time on social media sites as well as playing a lot of computer games. Her love of vampires is what brought her into the urban fantasy/paranormal genre.

Celine is her first novel, as well as Book 1 in the series The Night Touched Chronicles

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