Monday, September 14, 2015

Desy Smith's Talented Series Blitz & Giveaway

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The Talented 2: Past Lives Revealed
by Desy Smith

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Talented - Book 2
Publication Date: August 1, 2015
Publisher: Floebe Publishing
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 190 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
 Carmel’s time at the H.O.T hasn’t been all that pleasant. She’s gotten drugged, captured, and had to endure her painful change. When Carmel finally starts to enjoy her life at the H.O.T with her friends and her boyfriend Devon; Queen Ice, her annoying past life, contacts her. Queen Ice not only tells her about the impending battle between the good angels and the evil angels, she also continues to pop up in Carmel’s mind, showing her images from her life in the past. Now Carmel, her friends, along with her boyfriend, race to find a sword that they believe will give them leverage in the battle to come.
Unfortunately it isn’t as easy as it seems. There are others who are aware of the sword, and they’ll do anything to retrieve it before Carmel does. In addition, Carmel can’t use her Water or Ice Talent to help in the battle and she doesn’t know why! On top of that, there’s one or more people in Carmel's group who aren’t whom they say they are. Can Carmel find the sword? Will she be able to figure out why her Talents aren’t working? Can she discover who in the group is lying to her and the others about who they really are?

 
 The Talented 2: Past Lives Revealed by Desy Smith


What if you had a special talent or power? Finding others just like you should be great, right? For Carmel, discovering who and what she is has been anything but a dream come true. Sure, she has found the love of her life, of her past life and discovered she was once a warrior queen named Ice, so Carmel should really like her former self, too bad Ice is as likeable as a porcupine is huggable. Maybe there is good reason, but sharing about the upcoming battle between good angels and bad angels with Carmel stuck in the middle isn’t a way to win friends, especially if Ice is so sure Carmel will fail. A little help would be nice, right? To make it worse? Carmel’s power over water and ice are haywire, offline and showing no sign of returning. What else could happen to her…funny you should ask…besides deceit, mistrust and evil deeds?

The Talented 2: Past Lives Revealed by up and coming author, Desy Smith is chaotic, filled with challenges and roadblocks to overcome and revelations that would set any girl back on their heels. Carmel is tough, earnest in trying to help save the world and learning to overcome her fear of the unknown and her emotional feelings. As a heroine, she is rock solid, not perfect, but her heart is in the right place. Devon has his own secrets, but he truly cares about Carmel, and Queen Ice, well, she may have her own reasons for being so cold.

Desy Smith has added to her series and raised the bar on her writing talent, for sure. Do NOT expect a clear and linear path to the end, life doesn’t work that way, expect a twisted path filled with potholes and detours! Looking for action, mystery, intrigue and a different take on angels and re-incarnation? Want a heroine who admits she needs the help of her friends? Ms. Smith has it all right here, reading that requires imagination and the ability to get lost in another world that just may truly exist!


Book One
The Talented
by Desy Smith

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: January 29, 2015
Publisher: Floebe Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781507799291
Genre: YA Fantasy | Sci-fi
Print Length: 198 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
At age 17, Carmel founds herself in a mental institution thanks to an ice dagger, and a woman who apparently isn't human. After being rescued and arriving at the H.o.T, House of Talents. A house where no one is entirely human. She learns that she's Talented and has the ability to control Water and Ice.
At the H.o.T, Carmel learns to control her Talent, makes new friends, a few enemies, and begins to fall head over heels for a handsome guy. Who has a few secrets of his own. Carmel begins to realize that many people want her dead because of who she is. However she has no idea why. Can she figure it out or will she die. Look inside to find out.

 
The Talented by Desy Smith

The TalentedForced to endure life in a mental institution because of one freak accident and a visit from a mysterious woman, seventeen-year-old Carmel has been drugged, and left to rot, until the day the routine was changed and she knew, her time had come to die by lethal injection. Is she hallucinating or is there a hot guy standing above her helping her to escape? Who is he? Where are he and his group taking her? Has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?

Welcome to Carmel’s new world, a world where she belongs, a world where she discovers who and what she really is. Welcome to the H.O.T. House of Talents where everyone has a special ability or “talent” friends are made, heroes are born and everything that happens there must remain a secret from humans. And Love, yep, it’s all there, too as Carmel feels a magnetic pull to the leader of her team, Devon, as if she has known him from another place and time. Is this to be her personal Heaven, a place to belong or will danger rear its ugly head, putting her life in jeopardy? Guess evil is in for a reprise, because Carmel will fight like a wildcat for the happiness and answers to her life she has finally found!

The Talented by Desy Smith is a brand new addition to the paranormal genre with a kickass heroine with grit, guts and just a touch or two of insecurity as she is plunged into a new world where water and ice are hers to command in an unending battle of good versus evil where out witting an outlasting even superior opponents is the way to survive and keep the world safe. Clever plotting, twists, turns, and a collection unique characters come together in Desy Smith’s collage of intrigue, discovery and coming of age under high duress for her heroine. Not to worry, Ms. Smith has managed to keep the action high, and the angst low with strong, well defined characters, especially Carmel. Love that girl! And Devon, Mr. Tall, Dark, Brooding and Cold? Watch as his melts under the powerhouse that is Carmel, one kiss at a time.

Great reading in a world in need of something a little different, a little new and a lot of awesome!



Desiree "Desy" Smith was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  As an avid reader, Desy read several books until she ran out of things to read.  Having nothing else to read, at the age of thirteen, she decided to write her own book.  Her love for reading soon turned into a passion for writing.  She self-published her first book, The Talented, under Floebe Publishing, which she started to  give a voice to new and aspiring authors.  Desy writes to inspire and to provide an escape for anyone who wants to live in a fantasy world without worrying about the challenges of everyday life.  The Talented is part one of a five part series, with the second installment arriving in Summer 2015.  Currently, Desy is hard at work on her third novel with an expected release date of Fall 2015.  Desy's genre of choice is fantasy romance fiction.  Aside from reading and writing Desy enjoys various types of food, especially dessert.  When she's not reading she can probably be found eating a cupcake or two. You can keep up with Author Desy Smith and her upcoming projects at desysmith.wix.com/desysmith.

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25 comments:

  1. I'd rather have power over fire! :)

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith :) Why would you want power of Fire? If you could would you want power over Fire, Water, Air and Earth.

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith :). Power over Fire means your great in combat and you know technology. Is this you?

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith :). Power over Earth means your strong will and always speak your mind. Just as the character Flora does in the series. Is this you?

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith :) So you like fire huh? Devon sounds like your type of character. He too likes getting back at his enemies. You should read The Talented 2 to understand why he's like this and his secret

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  5. I would love to have control over ice - I could stay ice free while my enemies freeze and struggle to do anything!

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith. :) So you like the talent of ice? I think you would love the character Queen Ice, she kicks but and she's once was a queen. Who wouldn't love her?

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  6. I love the cover thank you for sharing on here.

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith. :) I'm really glad you enjoy the cover. I think it catches the readers attention more. Which talent would you like to have?

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  7. Wow! I'm amazed at your talent and accomplishments, Desy! I would choose power over earth... Thank you for the post and contest! Your books sound great and Carmel sounds terrific!

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith. :) Thank you so much Betty Woodrum for your compliment. :) I really hope you enjoy the book and Carmel. If you like the power Earth you'll probably love Flora, she has control of the earth in the series. :)

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    2. Sounds great, Desy! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Earth. So I can create tornadoes and hurricanes and stuff.

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith. :) I think you would want the power of air or water. Lol. Since you want to make hurricanes and tornadoes, the characters who has control over these elements are Carmel water and Ricky air. Read The Talented 2 and see how these characters use there powers.

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  9. I would want to have power over the earth so I can try to fix some of the damage man has made.

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    1. Hey this is Author Desy Smith. :) Power over the earth would be amazing, you could create wonderful gardens, use your earth power to fix damages as you said. Read to see how Flora (the earth character) uses her Earth Talent.

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  10. Hey you all this is Author Desy Smith. Thank you all for your comments I really enjoyed them. If I had to choose which Talent I would want it would have to be.... water and Ice. I think it's so cool to freeze people and to use water to defend myself.
    So you guys if you want more Talented fun check out my Facebook page: The Talented, where you'll see character summaries and character interviews and a quiz to see if you a true Talented fan. :)
    One last thing before I go. So I have another book coming out in October titled Supernatural Resident Advisor. It's a brand new series. :)
    If you want to check out the cover look on my website after 5:30. Here's the link. Desysmith.wix.com/desy smith
    Oh and I'm giving away a prize if any of you guys can guess what a Resident Advisor is, I'll give you a free signed paperbook copy of the book.

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  11. Ooh-la-la, that's the H.o.Ttest two-humped Camel I've ever laid eyes on! I'd rather have power over fire -- that way I can cook stuff. Of course, if I had power over ice I could freeze stuff to cook later. Hmm, decisions, decisions. Can I have both?

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    1. See, I'm going blind, I tell you! I read all the stuff about "Camel" only to find out at Goodreads her name is "Carmel"! Must be the crazy font the Tome Tender lady uses. Yeah, let's blame it on Lady Dii. It's all YOUR fault! :)
      Carmel is still H.o.T. even though she's not a Camel. Darn, there goes my nifty play-on-words in the above post! DARN!

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    2. I will change fonts...just for you! And, yes, you can have both powers!

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