Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spectral by Shannon Duffy

Spectral
How gorgeous is that cover?



Synopsis:
Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe—the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they've been lying to her all along. 


As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.


Opening line:
Living in the witness protection program didn't make me feel so much protected as it made me feel cursed. Yeah, that makes me want to read this like right now!

Shannon's favorite line:  
Hard to pick just one, but here's one I definitely like: "A spark ignited inside my body spreading warmth throughout, and I closed my eyes a moment, willing every contour of his face and luscious lips to be implanted in my mind forever... just in case."  Wow! Awesome!

If you could be any character from the story, who would you be?
I'd like to be Jewel. I mean, there are some crazy times that she goes through that I'd like to fast forward on past, LOL, but I like the cool things that happen to her so much that I choose her.

Where can we purchase a copy of Spectral? 

Where can readers find you on the web? 

Just for fun: Jewel discovers her life has been a lie, so my question to you is what would you do if you found out nothing in your world was what you thought it was?

30 comments:

  1. I love that first line, too! This is such a fantastic story, and I'm so happy the world gets to read it now =D Congrats!

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    1. I agree. I'm 70% through, and I'm loving it. :D

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  2. Congrats to Shannon! I'll be part of the blog tour too, but my review isn't scheduled until June. Oh well -- I've already read it and it was great. And yes, the cover is beautiful!!

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    1. I'm not finished with it yet, but I'm loving it so far. :D

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  3. The cover is beautiful! This looks great!

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    1. It really is, Katie, and the Kindle version is only $2.99. That's crazy cheap. Just another reason why everyone should buy it. :)

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  4. I agree that the first line sounds fascinating and the cover is really lovely too!

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  5. This book sounds facinating! I am very curious about what will happen. How interesting that the main character thinks she is part of the Witness Protection program- but isn't. Beautiful cover! Love the butterfly!

    ~Jess

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    1. It is fascinating. I'm really enjoying it.

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  6. Sounds terrific! Definitely one for the (huge) TBR pile.

    I love the cover.

    Michelle :)
    www.michelle-pickett.com

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    1. LOL. Everyone's TBR pile is huge. I've been dying to read this though, so I bumped it all the way to the top.

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  7. Interesting twist on the Witness Protection theme. Sounds exciting.

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  8. Another book i think I could really enjoy. Nice review.

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  9. Living within the confines of a witness protection program would suck. Interesting premise. The cover is pretty. Good luck!

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  10. I have always wondered about this -- don't ask me why but the mind of mine is a curious place-- I don't know to be honest. On one hand you might be glad to be free of the old life and free to re-invent, but on the flip side, I might only devastate. Taylor Lautner's recent, non wolf/vampire movie had a similar theme, his parents are not his parents, but agents.. Different, but his reaction is as expected, hurt and confused, etc., I am echoing the other commentors, but cool cover.

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    1. I agree. It could go either way. I haven't seen that movie yet, but it does sound a little similar.

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  11. This sounds absolutely fabulous!!! So glad you shared. Sounds like a great read! :)

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  12. Beautiful cover and name ~ Jewel Rose. Congratulations to Ms Shannon. As to your question, I'll find out the truth for sure. Can't live in a world of lies!

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  13. sooooo pretty!
    (in other news, my son was working on homework last night, and when i glanced over to see what the packet was, it had a story on the front written by KELLY HASHWAY-!!!)

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  14. Kelly, thanks a million for featuring Shannon and "Spectral." I love Shannon's choice for favorite line :)

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    1. I love it, too! I couldn't help adding a "Wow" in there after it. ;)

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