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Monday, April 15, 2013

RBTL Book Tour & Giveaway! Finding Hope by Krystal Shannan

Title: Finding Hope
Author: Krystal Shannan
Series: Pool of Souls (#2)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 10
Edition/Formats Available In: E~Book
Number of Pages: 185

Warning: The plot thickens with a passel of pissed off Olympians, but Ares and Aphrodite are in for a double dose of trouble! More Olympians join the mix in Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2. A jewel addict, a kick-ass possibly-virgin huntress, and an insatiable ancient oracle are just a few. But don’t worry; Ares and Aphrodite are still front and center.

Addison Connelly has given up on men. She is disappointed yet again when her best friend tries to play matchmaker, and the match falls flat…or does it? Her friend knows all Addison needs is a chance, a little hope, and maybe a dropkick in the right direction. With an extra push from Aphrodite, will this lonely soul learn to trust again? Or will she run from the only man who could make her happy?

Adrian Colter, Nashville Police Detective and certifiable bachelor, puts his foot in his mouth in a big way when his roommate’s fiancĂ© tries to match him up with her best friend. After making a horrible first impression, can he earn the trust of a woman who won’t speak a civil word to him?

Adrian isn’t the only one trying to earn the trust of a beautiful woman. While Ares fights to rebuild the trust he lost thousands of years ago with the Goddess of Love, his parents do what they do best —show off their greed and selfishness. Will he find the hope and forgiveness he so desperate seeks or will his parents destroy his chance at happiness?


Krystal Shannan is a born, raised, and current TEXAN. She is married to a wonderful man who supports her dream of writing and allows her to spend many evening and weekend hours glued to her laptop. During the day she moonlights as an elementary music teacher. In addition to a doting husband, a young daughter is also part of the picture and keeps her hopping! An ornery little Welsh Corgi completes the household.

Krystal has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. She has always dreamed of writing romance and sharing the "movies in her head" with the world. If she's not writing, she's reading -historical, paranormal, action, adventure -anything she can get her hands on that ends with a Happily Ever After!

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I really enjoyed Adrian and Addison's story, but I think what makes this book work even better is the overlying story of Ares & Aphrodite and the petty viciousness of the Greek gods along with Ares & Ditee's love story. 

A sweet, fast paced read, I giggled as Adrian put his foot squarely in his mouth when it came to meeting Addison. I enjoyed the snippets of Ares & Ditee's courtship, etc. I would've liked to see more of the banter as the conversations were fun and light. Lovely romance; I liked how in the end, both were willing to move to the other. Love is about support like that. 


“Now you listen here, Adrian Colter. I agreed to let you take Tom out hunting last weekend. If you can’t do this little favor for me… so help me…”

Adrian snorted a laugh. He heard her hitting Tom and telling him to stop laughing. There was a short period of golden silence, but Adrian knew better. Missy’s brain was switching gears for another angle of attack.

“You won’t have to talk flowers and dresses with Addi. Lord knows, I can’t even remember the last time she wore a dress. She lives on a ranch in Montana. Surely you can come up with something to say to a cattle rancher’s granddaughter.”

Adrian ran his hands through his hair. He grabbed his brown leather coat from the edge of his bed. “Fine.” He took a few lumbering steps to the door, and then he opened it to Missy’s smiling face. Tom was standing a few feet back – grinning. “If I didn’t know better, I might think you two planned this little scene.”

He caught a downward glance from Missy and another from Tom. “You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. I have no desire to be set up with anyone, especially a wedding hookup. How lame do you think I am?” Adrian shook his head and stomped past Missy into the living room. “This is really low, you guys. I am not desperate.”

“Adrian,” Missy started, “we know you’re not desperate, but Addi…”

Realization struck. The setup wasn’t for him; it was for her friend. Adrian whirled around to face Missy again. “Dammit, Missy. There’s a reason some women can’t get a man. Usually it’s because something is wrong with them.”

He regretted the words as soon as they’d left his mouth. Missy’s eyes watered, and even Tom’s gaze held utter loathing. His own self-disgust made him grimace.

“You are an asshole, Adrian Colter.” Her voice was sharp, anger clipping every word. “Daddy will pick her up. You can just sit here and drink your beer. Alone.” She grabbed her yellow handbag from the couch and her coat from the hook at the front door. “Tom?”

Adrian frowned as Tom hurried to her side and helped her into her long pink wool coat.

“You need to chill out, Adrian,” Tom shouted before slamming the door closed.

Damn it all to hell! Adrian kicked off his boots and sank into his huge recliner. He’d made a mess of this one. a Rafflecopter giveaway