THROUGH THE VEIL by Colleen Halverson

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Title: Through The Veil (The Aisling Chronicles, #1)

Author: Colleen Halverson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: February 22, 2016

Publisher: Entangled

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Synopsis

Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she’s studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.

As Commander of Trinity’s elite warriors, Finn O’Connell isn’t used to having his authority challenged. He doesn’t know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth’s abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he’ll risk everything to help her.

At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her.

THROUGH THE VEIL will be available February 22nd 2016 through Entangled Publishing.

Book 1 of the Aisling Chronicles Series

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Excerpt

It happened so fast, I barely had time to breathe. One moment I was standing in front of Finn and the next moment his hands gripped my shoulders, his lips pressed against mine. The blood rushed in my ears, and my heart pounded as he deepened the kiss. Every nerve in my body fired with desire as he drew me closer. I sank in to him for a brief second, letting the heat of his skin draw me in, but then I remembered who he was, his oaths, his allegiances.
With a cry of protest, I wrenched myself free, panting and heaving, trying to ignore the hot ache settling in my abdomen. God, I wanted him. Stupid Elizabeth. Stupid.

He stared at me in shock, his fingers on his lips, as if he wasn’t quite sure what had just happened.
I took that moment of confusion to swing my hand around and slap!
His head jerked back, and a palm print bloomed bright on his cheek.

“What the hell are you doing?”
He took a deep breath and paced the room. “I-I’m sorry,” Finn stammered, straightening his jacket and retreating to the door. “I don’t know what came over me, I—”

“You should really ask first, you know?” I bit my bottom lip. In spite of the stinging sensation in my hand, a part of me felt drawn to Finn, a hot, spellbinding gravity luring me to him. I took a step forward.

“I’m sorry.” Finn fumbled with the doorknob. “I’ve made a horrible error in judgment. Please forgive me.”

I snorted. “You know, if kissing me is so terrible, why do you keep doing it?”
Finn whirled around. “That’s not what I mean, Elizabeth. Your kiss is…perfect. You’re beautiful, you’re…”

Beautiful?

I took two steps forward, caging him in. “Then what is it?”
Finn’s warm breath brushed my cheek. “I can’t…I can’t control myself around you,” he said in a strained voice.

“Is that what you want?” I raised my eyes to meet his dark gaze. “Control?” I traced my fingers against the back of his neck, my hands seeking his scalp. Finn’s body relaxed, his invisible armor crumbling beneath my touch. Heat emanated from his body as I moved in closer.

“Elizabeth,” he said. “We shouldn’t.” But his voice was soft, and his lips brushed my ear, and I tangled my hands in his hair, silky strands running through my fingers.

“Kiss me,” I whispered against his jaw.

“Elizabeth—!”

I pushed my hips against him, and he groaned low in his throat.

“Do it.”

“No!”

“Ye—” But I didn’t even finish the word as his mouth covered mine, hot, wet, and hungry. His arms slid down, and he grabbed my waist, his fingers traveling down the whispering green silk until he pulled my hips against him. His tongue darted between my teeth, shifting his weight so I could feel his desire through his trousers.

“Oh, God, you’re not…you’re not dead inside…” I said, my fingers grasping onto his suit jacket.

“Do you feel that?” He thrust again. I gasped, my knees growing weak until I thought I would collapse to the floor.

“Yes…”

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About The Author

Colleen

As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself. Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshman. After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature. When she’s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children.

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One signed copy of Through the Veil
One Book of Kells Coloring Book
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THROUGH THE VEIL
Colleen Halverson

This is an intense and action packed paranormal read that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time and I loved it! Elizabeth Tanner has been spending countless hours translating an ancient Irish text that’s filled with detailed descriptions of what she first assumes are fairy tale creatures known as the fae. Something strange has been going on however, since lately every time she opens the book the illustrations have changed in subtle ways and the text is somewhat different as well. Elizabeth fears she may be going mad and chooses not to share this detail with anyone for now. This book takes off right from the very beginning and from that point on it’s a non-stop thrill ride into the world of the paranormal that I never wanted to end! There is so much going on here and there wasn’t one moment where I wasn’t on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. This story is definitely full of lots of surprises and twists and turns as well and I couldn’t get enough of reading this! The situation going on between Elizabeth and Finn seemed hopeless at some points and incredibly beautiful at others and I wanted nothing more than for the two of them to break through all of the obstacles trying to get in their way and be able to find a way to be happy together. I love Elizabeth’s character and how she doesn’t let anything stand in her way when she wants something. She’s an incredibly strong person and I admire her courage and tenacity even in the most difficult of situations. No matter what life throws at her, she takes it in stride and keeps moving forward where most would have crumbled under the pressure and given up and that’s pretty amazing.

Elizabeth goes from thinking she’s just a broke college student in the process of trying to apply for a much needed and desired scholarship, to finding out some pretty amazing and shocking things about herself and there’s no going back to the life she knew. Her simple and boring life just got turned completely upside down and there’s a huge part of her that doesn’t want anything to do with any of it and just wants to go back home. To top it off, she’s worried about someone in her life that she’s long thought dead and has only recently discovered is not only alive, but is on the run and in some pretty serious danger and needs Elizabeth’s help very badly. She’s decided that come what may, she’s going to do whatever it takes to help this person and nothing is going to stop her from doing so. This entire story is full of so much Irish legend and lore that I became completely lost in this in the best way possible. Every time I turned around I was learning new information and something else exciting was going on and there wasn’t a single dull moment to be found here. I highly recommend reading this to anyone, especially those who have an interest in the paranormal and I am definitely looking forward to reading much more from this author in the future.

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