Tuesday 20 August 2013

Empath review book blitz

Empath eBook cover SMI'm very excited to announce the release of my latest New Adult novel Empath, the first book in the Flawed Series. Read on to find out more about this paranormal thriller and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for an awesome prize package.

The Struggle of an Empath

Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.

Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.

When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.

Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.

Shona's review 3 of 5 stars

Writing this review has me torn because I just don't know how I'm supposed to pin it down to a star rating. In some ways I really enjoyed the story and was able to lose myself in it, but in other ways it felt flat and predictable. Once we had met all the main players in the book I had a very good idea as to the way the rest of the book would play out. Which did spoil it a little for me, but I honestly don't know how Campbell could have avoided this. This book is set in our world, so not filled with supernaturals, yet in this one book we have not one, but five people who exhibit some extra sense/ability/gift, call it what you will. And two of them are related. Granted both their 'gifts' where activated following accidents but still...

Cam felt 'off' for me. One minute we are hearing how Jade finds him so easy to be around because his emotions are so controlled and calm (though not like Logan's), the next she is so overwhelmed by his passion and lust that she is practically jumping his bones. Then when she tries to explain her gift, this guy who until now comes across as caring and supportive suddenly doesn't listen enough to understand what she's saying and then when he does he shuts down and walks out.

Logan also hit a nerve, while I liked him (slightly) more than I liked Cam. He blew hot and cold so often I was getting whiplash trying to keep up. I honestly thought that once Jade found out his secret that he would open up to her more but nope he ran away. Repeatedly.

Even Ethan left me wanting. I get that this is a Young Adult novel, but he wasn't much of a bad guy, the few scenes we get of him being 'evil' are not exactly filled with horror. My mistake, this is written up as New Adult...

Overall I felt the story was a good one, it definitely drew me in and kept me engaged throughout. Touches nicely on the less than positive side of being an Empath and walks us through how difficult Jade's life must have been growing up and through all of this she still tries to forge friendships.

Empath eBook Now Available

Get your ebook copy now at any of these sites (paperback copies are not yet available, but coming soon!):

Kobo (coming soon!) | iTunes (coming soon!)

Prize Package Giveaway

To celebrate the release, I'm running a giveaway for two lucky winners.

Grande Prize:

A rare, autographed proof copy of the paperback

A 12" X 18" poster of the cover art

Empath notebook

Empath notebook
Empath collector's button

Empath button prize copy

Second Prize:

An autographed paperback copy

IMG_9817 a lowresBecca J. Campbell is the author of the New Adult Romantic Science Fiction novels Foreign Identity and Gateway to Reality, and Sub-Normal, a series of short stories. An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity. You can find her on her Author Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon

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