Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author


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Whispers Book Four, Visions of the Witch, is Here!

visions.redo_webIt’s FINALLY here! I’d like to extend a special thanks to Heather Marie Adkins for helping me write this book. It’s much longer than the others, with a lot more magic, too!

Visions of the Witch, Whispers Book Four, by Tara West and Heather Marie Adkins

For three teenage girls, moving to a new school can be drama enough. But AJ, Krysta and Sophie have to contend with issues most sophomores don’t – namely their developing magical powers.

After a terrifying accident, AJ discovers how her family history of witchcraft shapes her powerful abilities. She and Krysta are sent to live with an eccentric aunt in Salem to learn the ways of their own magic. But even there, AJ’s visions become ever stronger, and her dreams are haunted by cryptic messages from a witch who was murdered centuries before.

Separated from her friends, Sophie withdraws into herself and begins to use her powers in dangerous ways. While AJ and Krysta struggle to unravel the mystery behind AJ’s dreams, Sophie must learn how to control her anger before her power consumes her. With the help of three adorable kittens, a few new friends, and two really cute guys, all three girls must find strength within themselves before they can master their magic.

Purchase Visions of the Witch on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. iTunes, Sony and Kobo links coming soon.


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Wow! Check out this AMAZING review for Curse of the Ice Dragon. I’m thrilled!

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Dragons. Humans have a love-hate relationship with these fantasy creatures. My first tutor on the subject of dragons was C. S. Lewis, whose depiction of dragonish attributes in Voyage of the Dawn Treader assumed children of his time would know that dragons were greedy and hoarded gold. I had not known this previously, so my education obviously had been lacking. My later reading of The Hobbit confirmed this general idea. However, my ideas were being tainted by the glorious telepathic dragons of Anne McCaffery in her Dragonriders of Pern Series. The amazing dragons of Ms. McCaffery were a far cry from the greedy, evil creatures that bold knights would slay. Sir Terry modified my ideas about dragons still further, for on the Discworld, dragons are endangered creatures, as tame as pets. The point is that I am open-minded on the subject of dragons.

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Crazy for Crane!

Congrats to YA fantasy author Julia Crane, for her beautiful covers by Eden Crane Design. Julia’s books are available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.  To check out Julia’s books on Amazon, go here. 

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Donate Body to Science. Check.

When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.

*For mature teens due to some sexual content.

266738_156375041177642_865180119_oCoexist: Keegan’s Chronicles

Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends—she’s an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans. In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan’s brother Thaddeus told her Rourk’s name because his visions warned him she’d need Rourk’s protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves. Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan’s side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known. An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan’s family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle…without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?

In the Elfin world, magic and destiny determine who will be together. “Chosen” pairs are fated to meet at the age of 18.Keegan, however, is an anomaly. Having fallen in the battle between the Light and the Dark, she is only alive now due to Black Magic, and her bond with her Chosen is broken. She cannot remember Rourk at all.For the first time, she feels like a normal teenager. She is dating Donald, her long-time crush, and everything seems perfect. But Rourk still feels their bond, and despairs for the woman he was always meant to love.Keegan’s best friend Anna is determined to find a way to use her powers to return Keegan’s bond, no matter what it takes. The question is does Keegan even want it?

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Consumed: Keegan’s Chronicles 3

Keegan has dealt with a lot over the last two years: Death, black magic and the loss of her bond to her chosen mate. But on her eighteenth birthday, the bond with Rourk returns.

Rourk longs to be by her side. Though he knows the distance between them causes Keegan physical pain, he wants to give her the time she needs.

Now, Keegan faces her hardest decision. Tradition requires elves marry at eighteen. If she accepts the path laid out for her, she will be spared a lifetime of physical and emotional pain. But will that life ever really be her own?

 

And last but not least, a YUMMY cover reveal!  Julia Crane’s newest YA fantasy soon to be released. 75206_158230297658783_2025095479_n


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My fan club is live!

Author.photo For those fans interested, I’ve created a small, private fan club on Facebook.  Fans will get access to my latest release information in addition to free downloads of my books and cool swag in exchange for spreading the word to their friends. I’ll be closing the group soon, so if you are interested, please go here to request to join.

I’ve got some AMAZING fans already there. I hope you’ll be one of them.

Thanks!


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Cruxim by Karin Cox

Cover art by Christine DeMaio-Rice.

Cover art by Christine DeMaio-Rice.

Every so often I’ll read a book that is so engrossing, it forces me to neglect EVERYTHING until I finish. Cruxim by Karin Cox is definitely one of those books.

Before reading Cruxim, I thought it would be another paranormal vampire novel. I couldn’t have been more wrong. When I first began reading Amedeo’s story, I was intrigued by the mystery and drama surrounding this winged creature who feasts on vampires. Yes, vampires. These vampires are not the heroes. They do not sparkle and are definitely not cool. They are evil, bloodsucking plagues, and it’s Cruxim’s job to rid the earth of them. And then there’s Sabine, the Sphinx, whose job is also to feast on vampires. Cruxim’s and Sabine’s relationship is complicated. There’s definitely sexual tension, as they explore the idea of forbidden love. Then add Joslyn to the love triangle. She’s a girl Amedo once loved who had been unwittingly turned into a vampire.

Their paths cross more than once, and often times their lives are mired in personal tragedy and strife, as Amedo and Sabine are being hunted by an evil scientist.

I thought the blend of paranormal and mythology brilliant. The grammar flawless. The prose, poetic. If I could give this book a higher rating, I would. It is simply the most intriguing and original paranormal I’ve ever read.

Some of the gruesome scenes in this book may be too disturbing and graphic for my younger readers, but I think my 18+ fans will definitely love it.

To read Cruxim on Kindle, click HERE.