Series: Keeper Witches, #2
Author: Kristy Centeno
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover by: Robin at Wicked by Design
Pages: 276 pages
Date Published: July 8, 2014
As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi’s load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.
Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can’t afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.
There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi’s.
I was prepared to see some form of evil glaring down at me, but what I found when I glanced up was definitely not what I was expecting. The handsome stranger staring at me was hot. Not just your average Joe kind of hot. No. This was like the kind of hot that makes a girl want to sin in ways she’d never done before.
His pale skin, tousled, bronze colored hair, and full lips were striking to look at, but his eyes left me completely speechless.
Perfectly round green eyes stared back at me and though they were gorgeous all on their own, it was the few specks of red in his irises that I found beautiful and so unusual. I was left with my mouth hanging open. I’d never seen eyes that color before and no matter how many times my brain yelled at me to look away, I just couldn’t. I was drawn to him. To his unique eyes. To the mystery that shrouded him.
Title: Keeper of the Lost Souls
Series: Keeper Witches, #1
Pages: 380 pages
Date Published: 7 June 2013
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...
Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.
As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.
Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches...
A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!
Character Name: Demi Redding
Witch Branch: Keeper
Main powers: Spell casting, seeing into the future.
Age: 18 years old
Flaws: Stubborn, suspicious, cockiness.
Strengths: Determination, confidence, fighter.
Being able to step up as a Keeper is no problem at all for Demi, because she’s naturally obstinate. She seldom, if ever, doubts herself or her ability to make the right decisions. She fights for what she believes in; making it difficult for her to accept things that are any different from that which she has grown believing. She does, however, welcome challenges and opportunities to prove herself.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
Some would say I’m incredibly stubborn. I’m sure Rhyzel, would agree with that. I’m working really hard on changing that. I wouldn’t say I have been successful so far, but I’m not giving up just yet.
My best quality? Well, that’s a hard one. But if I have to pick one then I guess I’ll say…my sixth sense. Usually, when I feel something is not right, most of them I’m not wrong.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
There were times when I wished I could share my secret with my best friend, Mina, but saying I’m a witch isn’t like confessing to liking the boy next door. Some things are just not that easy. But if I could share that part of my life with her, without there being repercussions, I would.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I used my powers to cheat on a test. I’m not sure I should be admitting to that since, well, Mom doesn’t know, but it only happened one time. I swear.
What are you most afraid of?
Losing either my mom or my dad to a demon.
What do you want more than anything?
Some time to be a normal, teenage college girl.
What is your relationship status?
As of right now, Rhyzel and I are…beyond the friendship stage but not quite official either. I guess, with him being a demon and all, I’m trying to figure out if something between us is even possible.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I don’t think I have any. I keep comfort in mind when I dress. When I go on a date though, comfort might take a back seat—if I like the guy enough that is.
How much of a rebel are you?
I have to be perfectly honest here, I’m not a rebel. Sure, I go out and have fun every once in a while but as far as being rebellious…well, I’ve never had a need to be. I have fun when fun is due and take care of my responsibilities too. If I were a rebel, then I’d be a conscious one at best.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Passing my first test as a Keeper. It wasn’t the most pleasant experience but I saved an innocent life so I’m all up for that.
What is your idea of happiness?
Taking down as many demons as I can.
What is your current state of mind?
Starting college and taking care of a new charge really isn’t agreeing with me. I’m not kidding, that’s exactly what I was thinking just now. It’s funny how you think of the craziest of things when you’re bored—not that I’m bored with all these questions.
What is your most treasured possession?
My ring. It has been passed down from my grandmother to me, and I value it with my life. Without it, I’d be more vulnerable since I wouldn’t know when demons are nearby.
What is it that you, most dislike?
My response to this question might sound very incentive, considering I’m seeing a demon and all, but I have a dislike for demons. Not all of them, of course. Well, all but one.
Which living person do you, most despise?
I really don’t have any personal dislikes for anyone I know. That might change in the near future though.
What is your greatest regret?
Not trusting Rhyzel even though he was honest with me—most of the time anyway.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Sincerity. Honesty. Straight forwardness. In other words, you’re either honest with me from the get-go or you’re honest with me. There’s no other way around it.
Which living person do you most admire?
My mother. I have no idea how she managed to be a Keeper, mother, and wife without going crazy. I had one charge and one boy to worry about and it almost drove me nuts. She’s unbelievable. She managed to keep everything on track and never once lost a single charge. I hope to be as good one day as she is.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I really need to learn how to trust a little more.
What is your motto?
Beat them down first, ask questions later.
She’s always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options, she realized that writing was what she loved the most so when she found herself with some free time on her hands, she decided to pursue her passion. As it turned out, her very active imagination helped her achieve her goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
As she keeps moving along in achieving her dreams of becoming a published author, she divides her time in between her five children and her very understanding husband.