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Monday, 11 August 2014

The Accidental Kiss

Title:  The Accidental Kiss
Author:  Nicole Simone
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date:  August 12, 2014
Cover Design:  Mael Designs
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

They were like fire and ice.
But he was everything she didn’t know she needed.
Marked by tragedy, Sky Noel leaves Los Angeles with her mom to start anew in Castor, a small town in Louisiana. It was supposed to be Sky’s chance to have a normal life but she soon finds out normal isn’t written in her DNA.
When a mysterious boy named Daemon shakes up Sky’s fragile hold on reality, she is thrust into a world where zombies and voodoo not only exist in the pages of a novel. They are hidden in the darkest corners where danger lurks and death awaits. With a price on her head, Sky has to put her trust in the boy with the ocean blue eyes but is Daemon everything she was warned against and more?
Tricked into selling his soul, Daemon lives out his existence at the mercy of the voodoo priest. That is until one fateful night when his path is forever changed.
Desperate to atone for his sins, Daemon brings it upon himself to protect Sky at any cost. However, a secret hidden in his past could rip away the very person who makes him feel human again.

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About the Author

Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Los Angeles, C.A with her fat bulldog named Humphrey.

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A hazy mist hung low over the town as I exited the library. Five textbooks weighted down my arms and I thanked my lucky stars my house was only five blocks away. The streetlights illuminated my path but it was eerily quiet out. I forgot how everybody locks their doors by five in small towns. That ominous feeling I couldn’t shake from lunch only got stronger as I walked. I clutched the books tighter to my chest and hurried my pace. Up ahead a shadow of a man stretched across the sidewalk. As I got closer, a voice rang out among the stillness. With a start, I realized it was Daemon. He was on a phone call, laughing about something. Although confronting him with my questions alone in the dark wasn’t ideal, I couldn’t wait any longer. Raising my free hand to summon his attention, Daemon stepped off the curb. Right in front of an oncoming car.
My books dropped to the ground. “Daemon, watch out,” I screamed.
His green eyes turned toward me but it was too late. The blinding white headlights swallowed him whole. A blood-curdling cry left my lips.
“Holy shit. Holy shit,” I gasped.
The driver of the car sped on like nothing had happened. Running to where Daemon was hit, I reeled back in shock when he wasn’t there. What the fuck? Was I losing my mind? The sensation someone was watching me rolled up my spine. I looked toward the opposite side of the street and nearly keeled over. Daemon was leaning against a tall oak tree without a care in the world. As if he didn’t just stare death in the face.

            Inspiration Behind Book

The Accidental Kiss was based on my first novel I ever wrote, four years ago give or take. However, the plot came to me when I was sixteen. Reeling from a breakup, I thought how amazing it would be if I could kiss a guy and see the potential future of said relationship. That way if a dude was going to cheat on me or turn out to be a complete ass, I could cut my losses early. No harm, no foul.  Since my dad is a writer, I pitched him the idea, which he loved with great enthusiasm. Let’s be honest though, my dad is my number one supporter and everything I do is met with an outpouring of support. So, I didn’t take him seriously. The idea sat untouched in the corners of my brain until one foggy autumn morning.  Instead of working on my history paper, I sat at my desk and begun to turn the idea into a novel. Although that novel never went anywhere, it did give me the jumping off point for The Accidental Kiss. Now here we are! 

4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review

Sky Noel lived in Los Angles until the tragic death of her best friend and now she is in Castor a small town in Louisiana.  Trying to live a normal teenager life, she realizes quickly that normal is not her destiny.

On her first day at the new school she meets up with Daemon a mysterious guy whom attracts attention.  There is chemistry between then but there is a slight problem he is as a zombie and she is wanted as a sacrifice by his former voodoo priest.

Daemon was tricked decades ago to sell his soul at the mercy of the voodoo priest.  His soul lives in a jar that the priest has and if he was to fall in love he will die in three days as his soul will melt away.  Despite that he vows to protect Sky even though his life is at stake as he slowly falls for her.

Can Sky save herself and Daemon from their fate and will they be able to survive and be normal?  We watch as they evolve and find themselves in love despite it all.

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