Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Giveaway & Guest Blog: The Rain Trilogy by Karen-Anne Stewart

Saving Rain
The Rain Trilogy 
Book One
Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre: New Adult Romance Suspense
Number of pages:  240
Guest Post by author Karen Anne Stewart:
New Year’s Resolutions 
 As 2014 begins its journey to make a mark for the year’s place in history, I’m left pondering over past resolutions I have made, most of which I crashed and burned with doing anything to fulfill once the words were uttered from my mouth, despite my best intentions. I find the whole introspective self-improvement vows made on New’s Day captivating. This practice has been around since the Babylonians and is still going strong today. Personally, I feel striving for improving oneself is admirable and responsible. With that said, I would like to add the word ‘attainable’ for my 2014 resolutions of how I’m going to better myself in a way that, hopefully, touches the world around me in some positive form. Time seems to move at warp speed for everyone, so I’m grateful for a day where we can slow down, catch our breath, and re-evaluate. 2013 has been an unbelievably marvelous year for me. All three novels in The Rain Trilogy were published, giving me the opportunity to connect with amazing authors, bloggers/reviewers, and readers. If nothing else comes from the series, I feel truly blessed to have 
experienced the gifts I received from making these new connections and new friends. Of course there have been downs with the ups, but, overall, 2013 is one of the highest ranking years of my life, along with the year I married my husband and the year my daughter was born. 
 Throughout conducting research while writing The Rain Trilogy, I came across an amazing organization that devotes their time every day to helping others. The Polaris Project has become very close to my heart, which is why my New Year’s Resolution revolves around what they do, fighting all forms of human trafficking in a holistic approach. I’ve made the resolution to participate in training about human trafficking, specifically sex-slavery, so I can more effectively take a stand in the fight against this form of modern day slavery. 
 I want to hear about your resolutions, what all of you are vowing to do in 2014, everything from adding one more book to your reading list to becoming President, or a rock star, scientist, fashion designer, or whatever else it is that you want to do. I would love to share in your resolutions! If you want to e-mail me your resolution and your name, I will post them on my website throughout the month of January. Remember, the point of all New Year’s Resolutions is to be positive, so send yours me
 As the sparklers flare, the confetti falls, and the notes to AULD LANG SYNE rings in your ears,remember the best of 2013 as you begin your own journey into a new year, a chance for a new beginning to become everything you have ever wanted to be. Grab the person next to you and celebrate all that has been good in your life, let go of the bad, and strive for the best. From my family to yours, we wish you an amazingly wonderful New Year!

Saving Rain 
Book Trailer 

Book Description: 
Raina has tried to forget her past, forget the pain, but when she finds herself staring straight into the fury blazing in her ex-boyfriend's eyes, her dark past comes rushing back. Furious with herself for actually having chosen someone like her father, she uses that anger to her advantage and fights for her life...and for her future that she prays will involve the man she can't seem to get out of her head.
Kas is a natural leader, a fierce fighter, the type of man you send in when you need to get the job done. He is a courageous hero who is used to risking his own life to save others, but can he save the one who has captured his heart from her horrific past and the men who are hell-bent on destroying her?
As Kas and Raina try to navigate through the twists and turns of a deviously intelligent human trafficking group, they find solace in each other's arms. Can they infiltrate the trafficker's tight ring, saving the innocent lives from imminent danger before it's too late?

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Healing Rain
The Rain Trilogy
Book Two
Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre:  New Adult Romance Suspense
Number of pages:  236
Healing Rain Book Trailer  

Book Description: 
Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs. He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers. Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.
In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his. Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey. Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow.
Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring. When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers. As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun.
After the Rain
The Rain Trilogy
Book Three
Karen-Anne Stewart

Genre:  New Adult Romance Suspense
Number of pages: 243

After the Rain Book Trailer 

Book Description: 
Finally able to put her harrowing past to rest, Raina looks forward to her future with Kas, but the Ghost has other plans. As the FBI team gets closer to taking down the largest human trafficking ring in the modern world, the Ghost begins a wicked game, making Raina the pawn and the target. Never before encountering a worthy adversary, he’s fascinated by Raina and is enjoying the refreshing challenge of her intellect.
The danger ignites to a blazing new level, and Kas struggles between the need to finally exorcise the Ghost and his need to protect his wife. Tension mounts as an internal battle wages, tormenting Kas as he watches Raina put her all into taking down the man responsible for horrific sex slavery and gruesome deaths. When a new player takes control, Jefferson orders the end of the Ghost’s game with Raina, which results in one final, devastating act, leaving Kas desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to save her…by whatever means necessary.
About the Author:
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.
When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

The Rain Trilogy is a powerful story of abuse, human trafficking, and beautiful, redeeming love (intended for readers 18+). 

Author Contacts:
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Karen is doing a fundraiser for the Polaris Project (an organization that fights all forms of human trafficking in an holistic approach) and is offering giveaway of 100 e-books (winner's choice of either Saving Rain, Healing Rain, or After the Rain - winners must be 18+).  

The way it works is she’s asking the people entering to donate $1.00 in the link provided in the rafflecopter that goes directly to the Polaris Project peer2peer fundraising page. Here's the link to the Polaris Project -http://www.polarisproject.org  
a Rafflecopter giveaway