Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Paranormal October: Dissolve into the Paranormal with Andrea Heltsley

Paranormal October continues and today I welcome back to the blog author Andrea Heltsley. Andrea has a new release in the adult paranormal genre and it's part of the Dissolve series. She has given us two nice excerpts to whet our appetite so check them out. And make sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of the post ;-)

Cora is thrilled to leave high school behind and kick start her summer with her boyfriend and best friend, Nessa. In an unexpected turn of events, tragedy strikes and Cora turns to Nessa for help.

Cora and Nessa discover they are not alone and become entangled in things much bigger than they expect. As the two of them meet new allies, it’s obvious that clearing Cora’s name and going home seem like the least of their worries. The further they travel; the more complicated their lives become. Someone is after them and they are just getting started.



Book One in the Dissolve Trilogy

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Excerpt:


Through all the mess, I managed to have a peaceful dream. I dreamed I was an incandescent purple butterfly floating 
lightly through the summer air. I reveled in 

the warm night and the soft breeze that 

encompassed me. Looking up, I took in the 

sight of a gibbon’s moon waning in the inky 

night amongst twinkling stars.


Gentle as the breeze itself, I landed on a 

blade of grass. I was surrounded by an 

entire field of swaying grass, and I sank 

down to the soft earth. Time seemed to stand 

still as I took in the warm peaceful night.


That was when I woke up, and I mean I 

really woke up. I was lying in a meadow, the 

cool earth beneath me. My blue eyes snapped 

open in panic. I soon realized that the moon, 

the breeze, and the grass were no figment of 

my imagination.


Naked and panicked, my mind raced as 

all the thoughts course through it at once. 

Where was I? How was I going to get back to 

the motel? Exposed, I tried to steady my 

breathing for fear of a panic attack. I stood 

up, looking around under the cover of 

darkness. My heart raced and then skipped a 

beat as I saw the motel just off to the left 

of my field of vision.  
1.     Codes and Keys- Death Cab for Cutie

2.     Dark Blue- Jack’s Mannequin

3.     The Creationist- Kerli

4.     Secrets- One Republic

5.     Just Tonight- The Pretty Wreckless

6.     Drown- Carolina Liar

7.     AM/FM Sound- Matt & Kim

8.     Fixed at Zero- Versa Emerge

9.     This is For Real- Motion City Soundtrack

10.   Done- Charlotte Sometimes

11.  What You Want- Evanescence

12.   Saying Sorry- Hawthorne Heights

13.   Northern Downpour- Panic! At The Disco

14.   Firefight- Jimmy Eat World

15.    Make a Run for It- Hit the Lights

16.  This is War- Thirty Seconds to Mars





Cora and her friends encounter one problem after another on their search for the truth. Questions about their genetically altered states and the mass bombings that plague the country, lead them to the place they least expect, and a threat they didn’t anticipate.


As the search for answers grow more complicated, they must learn to trust new allies as well as each other. If only Cora could just dissolve away from this mess, but she’s determined not to leave anyone behind.

With shocking twists, steamy romances, and heart-pounding action, find out what happens when danger is just a step ahead and their fate waits in the shadows. 

Book Two in the Dissolve Trilogy


November 15, 2015
Excerpt:


True panic didn’t set in until I heard screams and gunshots. The loud pops shattered my hold on reality. The only thing I could feel was my need to get away from the awful scene. My body was going to unravel, right here, right now, in front of the agents. This had disaster written all over it, but I couldn’t stop it. It was like a safety mechanism built inside me—run, escape, hide, get away, or flee. I was consumed by these thoughts as they ran on repeat in my fragile mind.

It started at my feet, one foot, and then the other. The shoes I had on, emptied, the transition moving up my legs in a slow tingling feeling. My eyes had involuntarily closed, waiting for the peace of freedom dissolving would bring. This transition was slower than most. I couldn’t concentrate with my mind so busy.
 

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1. Somethin’ Bad - Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

2. Begin Again - Taylor Swift

3. Carry the Fire – Automatic Loveletter

4. Cruel World – Lana Del Rey

5. Hysteria – Motion City Soundtrack

6. My Racing Thoughts – Jack’s Mannequin

7. Never Gonna Let You Down – Colbie Caillat

8. Pumpin’ Blood - NoNoNo

9. Shatter Me – Lindsey Stirling and Lizzy Hale

10. Waiting for a Friend – The Pretty Reckless

11. Warpath – Ingrid Michaelson

12. Whitecoats – Foxes

13. Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

14. Loved – Lucy Hale and Joe Nichols

15. Immortals – Fall Out Boy

16. This Nothin’ Town – Jason Aldean

17. Mission Bells – Matt Nathanson

18. Hold My Hand – The Fray

19. Hope – Natasha Bedingfield

20. Line of Fire – The Veronicas



 

About the Author:



Andrea Heltsley is a new adult and young adult author. She started writing in 2012 and hasn’t stopped since. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two Italian Greyhounds. Ice cream, coffee and candy are a few of her serious addictions. 



When writing, Andrea loves to listen to all kinds of music and always has a candle burning. Her dogs curl up in a nearby chair and burrow in a blanket most of the day. She has more book ideas than time to write them. Andrea is fascinated by the paranormal, supernatural, shifters, love triangles and romance. Her books reflect that. 

When she’s not writing, you can find her nose in a book. 
Her ideal forms of entertainment are: 

She reads mostly Indie authors including: Alyssa Rose Ivy, Ednah Walters, Molly McAdams, Rachel Van Dyken, Shelly Crane, Addison Moore, J.L. Weil, Stephanie Hudson, Amy Bartol, Amelia Hutchins and Chelsea Cameron are just a few.

A few NYT authors she reads: Rachel Vincent, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Chloe Neill, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Kim Harrison, Sophie Kinsella, Kelley Armstrong, Kiera Cass, L.J. Smith and Alyson Noel.

She loves listening to Shakira, Taylor Swift, Andrew McMahon, Death Cab for Cutie, Kerli, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds and The Pretty Reckless.

TV shows she loves are The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Bitten, The 100, iZombie, Under the Dome, Graceland, The Originals and Orphan Black.

Movies that are her must watches: P.S. I Love You, Elektra, The Host, Veronica Mars, The Underworld Movies, The Terminator Movies, The Resident Evil Movies, Coyote Ugly, Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton's), Nicholas Sparks movies, Sweet Home Alabama and Salt.
 

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