Monday, March 31, 2014

Captivate Me Blog Tour and Giveaway

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.

Captivate Me (Book One: The Captivated Series)My Review:
Captivate Me by S.J. Pierce

Captivate Me is an exciting, new, young adult, paranormal story.

Captivate Me takes place at Midland Pines, a school for the paranormal gifted. Kat Walsh is hoping for a chance to start over. Labeled as a witch and tormented in her home Ireland town for extraordinary abilities, she jumps at the chance to attend a school in the US.

Quickly developing new friends, Kat believes she's finally found a place where she belongs. But all is not perfect in Kat's new surroundings. People start to disappear and a gorgeous stranger seems to be haunting her.

The story follows a great pace, causing the perfect flow to keep you invested in the plot.

There is a love triangle of sorts and a good amount of romantic tension. I did find the declarations of love a little rushed but by the end I was completely devoted to the outcome.

I was taken by surprise with the plot twists and even though there was a complete plot resolution, I'm excited about the continuation of this story.

I received this copy of Captivate Me from S. J. Pierce in exchange for a honest review. This book will be part of a blog tour on Tome Tender, March 31, 2014.


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


  1. Wow! What a wonderful post! This book sounds like a winner-and wouldn't I look good in that necklace?

  2. Sounds like a great book! thank you