Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Shadow's Embrace VBT

On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.

Devyn James escaped hell once. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the genetics testing facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans.

For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.

 Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself.

Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.

Turning away from the cause of the discord, she telepathically accessed the surveillance system. So far it had been quiet.

Almost too quiet. Paranoia was her middle name where Conver was concerned. The fact that her team was out there gathering intel to cover her ass made her stomach pitch.

“I’m thinking we need to get a couple of things straight.” The husky whisper, its proximity, startled her. Warm tingles spread beneath her skin where he touched her upper arm.

“I’m thinking I’ve heard enough of what you have to say.” She should pull away, demand he respect her personal space, but she inhaled his warm, musky scent. Woodsy vanilla. His breath tickled her cheek.

“If you think I don’t respect what you and your crew do, you’re crazy. It takes balls, brass ones, to put yourself on radar to help others. Y’all do that without the tactical training we’ve got behind us.” He squeezed her arm slightly. “Not a single Shadow I know isn’t terrified at the thought of Conver getting his hands on you or someone in your group. We’ve seen what he’s capable of. It’s worse than you could imagine.”

“I don’t have to imagine it.” She turned and held his gaze, even though the fiery obsidian depths made her thoughts falter. “You weren’t the only group held. You might’ve endured more, had to do more black ops than we could imagine, but I assure you the cages were the same, the restrictions the same. The punishments the same.”

His gaze darkened, narrowed. “You were in a facility? You weren’t in the halfway houses or camps? Which facility? Where?”

Cara, thanks so much for stopping by. So how did you get started writing?
I grew up in a family of voracious readers. My mom, uncle and grandparents all read as many Harlequin Romances as they could and I remember wanting to be part of their cool inner circle of readers. Then when I was a bit older my mom started writing her own book and I thought “That’s so cool. I want to do that too!” Fortunately she gave me some time on her manual typewriter and I pecked out a story that my grandfather happily escorted me to the post office to mail off. Oh to be that na├»ve again.

What was the inspiration for your book?
I’ve always been intrigued by psychic phenomena and covert operative books are a favorite of mine. Mixing in my love for world building and the Indigo Shadows series had a pulse. Devyn appeared pretty quickly, followed by Dagan. The two of them unraveled A Shadow’s Embrace and carved out the world for the series. It was a lot of fun to write and a challenge to offer a different twist from what I’ve personally seen in other series.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
Hmm…I’ve been trying to cover them all as the ideas present themselves. But I think I’d like to write a full-fledged sci-fi, a full-length one at least. I’ve written a novella, but I have a series I’ve wanted to do for a long time which is going to be a true challenge from the characterization standpoint. I love creating and building worlds, etc.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
I read all genres but could never picture myself writing historical. While I love the genre, I lack the voice and the knowledge base of the period clothing and environment to give a story the justice it would deserve. I so admire those who can write and are familiar with all the etiquette, etc.

So, what are you working on right now? Have any releases planned, or still writing?
Well, my releases are sort of all over the place this year genre wise. I’ve got a novella out in an upcoming anthology in May that’s the start to a New Adult rock star/small town series I’m rolling out. I loved the characters in Twisted so hard and I’m really hoping everyone will enjoy the Delirium series. I’m planning to have the series starting in June.

I’ve contracted the second book in my New Adult paranormal series. Phoenix Crossing should be out in a few months and follows Riletta’s sister, Xandra, as she carves a place for herself out in the strange new-to-her world of an Earth college campus.

I’m currently finishing up the second book in my paranormal dystopian-style shifter series, The Rending. The first book, Hell’s Playground was in the Under A Wolf Moon anthology. I’ve really enjoyed this series and am looking forward to rolling out the second and third books during the summer.

There are a few other exciting adventures on my computer right now, but those are the ones circling closest right now. I’m looking forward to an exciting, busy and adventurous 2015.

Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?

Favorite movie?
Oh I couldn’t choose just one. It changes all the time. Right now it’d probably be Too Fast Too Furious cause I just saw it. LOL

Alright, you have one superpower. What is it?

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
George Washington, Robert Jordan (my mom loves his work) and Acheron from Sherilyn Kenyon’s series. 

Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
Oh wow. That’s a tough one. I like to think there’s a piece of me in all my characters because I try hard to make them all relatable.

Author Bio and Links:
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Author Bio:
Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.

In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.

More information about Cara can be found at

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