Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Blitz, Giveaway and Review: Kasadya Hellhound Born by Karen Swart

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clip_image002Book Info -

Title: Kasadya Hellhound Born

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Audience: Young Adult 14 years and up

Formats: E-book

Publisher: Self Published

Cover by: Melody Simmons

Edited by: MaryAnn Inabinet

ISBN: 9781301863594

Date Published: 15 August 2013

Blurb -

Kasadya: Hellhound Born (Book #3 of the Kasadya Series)

In a world filled with evil, the Fallen prepare for the ultimate battle against the demon world!

Kasadya is ordered to unleash her crazed born transformation to complete her divinity. But there is a chance that her born will be uncontrollable, and she will be destroyed. There is just one person that can save her; her charm, her destined mate. Left without a choice, she must surrender, and place her life in his hands.

In a race against time, the Fallen must stand together and fight the evil threatening to invade earth. If her divinity was in reach, victory would be theirs. That is until she starts having visions of the final battle, and her true destiny is revealed. She just found her love and place in the Fallen world; will she be able, and willing, to sacrifice it all?

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Excerpts -

“Well if we do find one, we need to keep it earth bound,” I said, remembering my fight with Ira.

Chax looked at me questioningly.

“They heal super-fast in Hell. On earth, they barely heal, giving us the upper hand,” I explained.

“How do you know this?” Chax asked, his fork hovering in front of him and his eyes shooting daggers at me.

Trying to avoid it, I looked at Zurita and Caim and found them waiting for the explanation.


“The night I killed Ira, he shifted me to his place in Hell. That’s where I discovered that he could heal faster there.” I waited for Chax's outburst.

He looked like he was going to kill something, and in that moment I was pretty sure it was me.

“He shifted you to hell?” Chax asked again.

Annnd, here it comes.

I nodded and braced myself for impact. There was a moment of deathly silence, like those moments just before a bomb goes off. You watch it slowly fall to earth and you know that it’s going to go boom. This is that moment.

“You will never leave my side again!” The bomb exploded, and then jumped up and stormed out.

I looked at Caim and Zurita, and found their large eyes focused on me.

“Yeah, I was waiting for that,” I mumbled, and then took another bite.

Crap, so much for Zen moments. Chax needs to lighten up.


“Will you do it already?!” Thonyn yelled from somewhere.

“Indeed.” I replied smiling.

I knew they were struggling with her. Focusing, I poured my feelings into her. It was still strange and foreign, all of these feelings around her, and I was not sure how she would receive them. I opened up to her; I wanted her to feel what I could not tell her. That I admired her. That I am proud of her, regardless of her flaws. That she was magnificent in my eyes. But most of all, and I feared for this, I wanted her to feel my love for her. The moment I had her in my arms and felt her mouth against mine, I knew that I loved this stubborn girl with everything inside me. For her I, would slay all evil, and would travel to hell to ensure her safety.



5 out of 5 Stars

Kasadya Hellhound Born by Karen Swart

Warning this may contain spoilers!

The moment has come, the moment when a monster will be born. But will he be able to reach her in time to save her? Is the one inside the monster stronger then the monster itself? There is only one way, and it wasn’t going to be pretty.

Kasadya’s world is thrown into turmoil, her charm revealed she has no choice but place her life in his hands and pray she walks out alive. But her world was about to take another turn for the worst. In a race against time, she tries to save everyone from the impending doom waiting all of them. But when she finally finds the answer to save them, she has to sacrifice everything the held dear.

Amazing! I can’t even begin to tell you guys what a freaking adventure Born was. Karen does it again, and in my opinion even better. This time around we get to see Kas and her charm, and how they learn to accept each other. Yes, I did squeal when he was revealed and did jump into the air and yelled, Hell yeah! Kasadya definitively top my top ten list for heroines in the paranormal world. I don’t think after Born and what I think is going to happen in Defined that another paranormal female can beat her. In my eyes she is the ultimate female warrior.

Kas was just amazing in Born, finally we see the woman she was meant to be. In Born I was reminded of her nature to protect others. And she does this very well. Yes, the end nearly broke me and I did sniff a few unwanted tears that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. But I was saved with a promise of another hell of a ride to come. I can’t wait for Defined!

The action scenes were just as epic as always, and I could picture everything Karen wanted us to see. I loved to see Kasadya growing closure to her charm and really start being a woman and not just a warrior. I was blown away with her charm however. It was such a treat to finally see a side of him we have been getting only glimpses of. He was the perfect match in my eyes. I can’t wait to learn more of him, because I know we just got a tease of who he really is.

Karen’s writing style was awesome like always. Karen is so staying top of my list of favorite authors as well. A well deserved 5 stars, and please write fast I am dying over here!

Quote from the book: “I want to thank you... for being there for me. For searching for me when I went missing. For enduring all of my crap. I am sorry I messed up so many times. But not this time, this I promise. But most of all, thank you for loving me.” Even my mental voice broke down on the last part.


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Karen lives in a small town in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. She shares her live with her husband, two sons and daughter. If she isn't reading she is writing.

Her preferred genres are Paranormal and Urban fantasy. Karen specializes in payroll and HRIS systems analysis and development. At the age of 21 Karen's professional success reached it highest platform, an outstanding achievement at such a young age.

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