Friday, November 21, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Deceived by L.A. Starkey

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Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Deceived by L.A. Starkey.  Please leave a comment or question for Laurie to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $50 Amazon/B&N GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of Laurie’s tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

 Q:  What is the story of your first kiss?
Laurie:  It was behind a big oak free in Kindergarten and he was the cutest boy in our class. I’m thinking I might have just qualified myself as a hooch, but that’s okay. I’d lie about not kissing him if my mother asked.

Q:  Do you like kissing in public?
Laurie:  My hubby and I are affectionate, so I don’t mind a quick peck in public. I’m not at all cool with a couple macking down in the middle of a group of people and will be the one to remind them to “get a room” without breaking a sweat.

Q:  What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?
Laurie:  When my husband and I were dating, we went on a trip about two hours from home and I already had two little girls (2ys old and 3 yrs old). We were going to visit a really neat park the following day, just he and I, and I mentioned multiple times how much I wish the girls were going with us. I woke up the next morning to find him gone – he said to the donut store. He showed up thirty minutes later with my baby girls. He’d driven 4 hours round trip (getting up at 4ish) to go get them. He proposed on that trip and of course I said yes.

Q:  What kind of music you like?
Laurie:  I love alternative, hip hop, rock and some heavy metal. I listen to everything my teenage girls do, including contemporary Christian music and I love to play classical on our piano. Music is one of my many muses.

Q:  Do you like to dance?
Laurie:  Heavens yes, though I rarely do it anymore. I danced my whole life as a child and early teen and then hit a few too many nightclubs as a young adult. Now in my thirties, I dance around the kitchen to embarrass my kids – which they love, as do I.

By L.A. Starkey
Soul Keepers, Book 1

Publisher:  L.A. Starkey
Release Date: August 29, 2014
Genre:  YA Paranormal
Length:  498 Pages
ISBN: 9781500927875

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About the book:  

They say a soul is the immaterial essence, the animating principal, the actuating cause of an individual life.

But what if you had to share yours with the one person you hated the most?

The soul mate principal states that for every one soul there is another that will recognize its match, hence creating the perfect union.

But what if you had two soul mates, which would you choose?

What if your choices had eternal ramification?

Deceived, the debut novel in the Soul Keeper Series, is a modern day love story about the implications of having more than one soul mate, and having to choose between the two of them. The decisions of the gods has left the next generation, their heirs, torn between fate and reality, and the balance of the future hangs in anticipation of what's to come.


He stopped just before her, his gaze locked on hers, and try though she may words escaped her cry for assistance. His piercing jade eyes bore into her, dark orange rays stretching lazily from the iris, his skin seeming to glitter as if kissed by the sun.

“I’ve been waiting for you.”

“For me?” Sam blinked in surprise, taking a hesitant step back.

“Ah, Samantha,” he breathed out, his brow creasing ever so slightly. “Same questions every time, my love. Shall I give you the same answers?”

 “W-what a-answers?” She shook her head, attempting to draw in a breath that wasn’t filled with the smell of pure male.

There would be no relaxing in front of him for something was so very familiar and yet alarming to all of her protective senses. Brick by brick, her heart constructed a thick wall that would promise protection. He took a step forward and reached for her hand, but was a bit too late to infiltrate her senses as the wall was up and impenetrable.

She exhaled softly as their skin connected and instinctively let her fingers wrap around his as a sign of friendship. The warmth of his touch sent tingles racing along the corridors of her body and yet still the cold loneliness remained because she demanded it so. No one would ever penetrate her defenses again. Self-preservation had become her lifelong companion simply because life required such company.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Laurie Starkey is the author of the upcoming Soul Keeper Series, a supernatural young adult series, and The Liarus Detective Series, a supernatural middle grade series. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Jacob and three beautiful kiddos.

She is a CPA by trade, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can't help but indulge in. With more ideas that one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn't seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.

Twitter: LAStarkey


  1. Thank you for hosting Maria. Beautiful job on the post!

    Deceived is only $0.99 today and Destroyed is $2.99!! So excited about where the story went and where it's still to go.

    Thanks again. Great blog!


  2. I enjoyed the excerpt and interview. I'm looking forward to reading both these books soon.

    1. Awesome. Glad you liked them! Thanks for stopping by Maria's blog as well!


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    1. You bet! Thank you for posting a comment. :)

      Maria did the book justice in her lovely post.


  4. I love the summary and would love to read this.

  5. Great excerpt...definitely makes me want to pick up the book!