Posted in Blog tour, contest, excerpt, Fantasy, Giveaway, paranormal, Review on January 10, 2014

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Could you be the monster to save who you love?

Two women, separated by generations, must leave what they know to start a new life. Seventeen-year-old Kate’s senior year is ruined when she’s moved from the only home she’s ever known. After an isolating month alone in her apartment, school starts, but neither her classmates nor her teacher are who they seem. Kali, a single mother living in the nineteenth century wilds of Montana, is stalked by a malicious past. She fights to keep her daughter safe while her freedom is threatened by her less than benevolent benefactor. Both find love, and with it hope, but that is quickly ripped away as one woman must learn the lessons of the other — before it’s too late to save either.


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Praise for Rook:

“This book also drew me in. I couldn’t let go of what was happening and when life intervened and forced me to close my computer I kept looking for a few moments to sit down and read some more.” Brookeworm, a Blog 4 Stars

“Rook had me hooked from the first page. It all started so mysteriously that I just had to know what it was all about. “ Jannat Bhat, Obsessive Compulsive Reader 4 Stars

“Rook is an amazing story that had me at the edge of my seat.” Tee Loves Kyle Jacobson Blog, 5 Stars


I found this to be a very interesting book.  Each chapter alternated between Kali and Kate and their stories and it took awhile before I saw how they tied together, but once I did it different parts of the book began to make more sense.  When I began to piece together how the story tied together it just brought up more questions that were eventually answered.  I think there could be a follow up to this book and where Kate ventures to in her future now knowing her past.  Very fascinating back story about gods in India and how they would act in society today.

I also read a novella called Pawns which is how Leslie (not me!) came to be a part of Rook.  It is very short and I felt it could have been longer and perhaps told you more about her.  But it was enough to at least let you understand her character and why she acted the way she did in Rook.

We give it 4 paws up!



Sean’s dark eyes had not been distracted from mine for a moment. I blushed under the heat of his watch, brushing a nervous hand through my hair. I wondered how long it would be before I could stop turning red every time I felt something.

“I really thought it was just me,” I said, needing to fill the silence. “I didn’t think you would feel the same way.”

“No,” he admitted, “It’s not been just you for a long time.” He kissed my forehead and then turned back to the trail, this time leading me by the hand.

All our lives, there was him, and there was me, and then there was that third being that was us. We had fed that friendship and helped it grow, but it was always just a friendship that remained as familiar to us as we were to ourselves. Now, the us had changed completely. I felt like it was a bigger, more beautiful thing, and it frightened me in a delicious, hopeful way.


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Monica MAuthor Stella MacDonald

Stella is a married graduate student with three boys. Utah is home right now, but the need to wander has extended beyond the fantasy world of writing and into real life. She’s lived all around the US and even into the Middle East. The world is really a small place, only made bigger through imagination.


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