Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Tour (excerpt): Captivate Me by S.J.Pierce


Book details:

Captivate Me by S.J. Pierce
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

“My mom had always told me – when you meet “the one”, you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them. I had always wondered, though, if my mom’s words of wisdom were finite – if they applied to everyone. Maybe those who had found their one great love were the lucky few, and maybe the rest of us would have to settle for less than earth-shattering.”

Seventeen-year-old Kat Walsh is a Gifted – a human with paranormal abilities. With her mom a former Angel and her dad a dream prophet, it’s always been in her genetic make-up to be extraordinary. But, unfortunately for her, the world can’t handle the strange or unusual. So when she slips up and uses her powers at her high school in Ireland, the entire student body treats her like a freak – even the ones she thought were her closest friends.

Broken, but hopeful for a fresh start, she allows her parents to enroll her in a boarding school buried deep within the forests of a small Colorado town. At Midland Pines, School for the Gifted, she feels as though she can finally be herself; she makes new friends and even has the attention of the most popular guy in school – Levi. Everything feels normal again… or does it?

Not long after her arrival, weird dreams of an alluring boy whom she’s never met surface during the night, and the eerie, shadowy trees encircling their school seem to call to her. As these disturbing, yet enticing developments intensify, other bizarre occurrences happen – students and staff turn up missing, and mystery visitors leave gifts while she sleeps. With all of these other things fighting for her attention, a desperate Levi has to fight even harder to keep her interest. But with the dreams of the attractive boy slowly captivating her heart, Kat has to make a choice – will she settle for ‘great’ Levi, or will she search for her elusive dream visitor, possibly stumbling across ‘amazing’?

From the author of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles, comes a refreshingly different Young Adult series with plenty of love, suspense, and a new take on the Paranormal.

Recommended for readers 16 and up due to mature content.



I quietly shut the door behind me, and as I tip-toed toward my bed, I froze with fear, my joints locking into place. A silhouette sat slumped on the edge of my bed. I debated screaming but couldn’t will my mouth to move.
“It’s me,” a familiar voice said.
Levi. My fear gave way to dread. Shit. How long had he been here waiting? Minutes? Hours?
He stood, moving into the morning sunlight pouring through the blinds behind him, but his face was hidden in the shadows. My eyes moved to a bouquet of flowers limply hanging from his right hand. His left hand clenched a note in a death grip.
“Who’s Gabe?” he asked crossly, crumpling the note in his fist, “I’m guessing you were with him all night?”
I gasped – a foreign sound, as though it had come from someone else. The note was the one Gabriel had left me. He must have found it under my bed along with the pile of flowers. This wasn’t happening.
I couldn’t reply, my lips still frozen along with my body. The only thing that seemed to work was my heart as it hammered against my breastbone like a blacksmith tempering steel. I glanced at Anna, praying her headphones were in and she couldn’t hear any of this.
Levi shifted on his feet as he waited for me to say something. The movement allowed a beam of sunlight to wash over his features, a fiery pink flash highlighting the hard lines that had settled on his face. He looked broken, desperate… pissed, but his eyes were heavy with sadness.
A film of tears washed over my eyes as I looked back down at the bouquet. After what had happened at breakfast yesterday – him finding the flower – he’d probably come to my room to bring me his own flowers and fight for my affection, but this wasn’t a fight he could win. And by the myriad of emotions registering on his face, I think that reality was already setting in.
“Tell me why,” he said, conceding to the fact that I wasn’t going to explain who Gabe was. By saying nothing, I’d already told him everything.
Dropping my eyes to the ground between us, I forced my lips apart, but nothing came out. I wasn’t ready for this yet – crushing his heart into a fine powdery dust. I couldn’t even remember what I’d decided to say to him. All of this was so much bigger than him, than me. What do I do?
After releasing Gabriel’s letter to the floor, he took a step toward me. “What does this guy have that I don’t?”
I needed to say something, anything, but my damn lips wouldn’t cooperate again. My heart, my thoughts replied. That’s what Gabriel had that Levi didn’t – my heart.


Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.

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Tour wide giveaway Open to US and Canada:
 --An ecopy of Captivate Me 
--The complete Alyx Rayer series in ebook (three novels and novella) 
--A necklace with a white flower (relates to book)
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