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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Zoku's Hope by Chelsea O'Neal

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TITLE – Zoku’s Hope

SERIES – Angel Crest Trilogy #2

AUTHOR – Chelsea O’Neal

GENRE – Urban Fantasy Romance

PUBLICATION DATE – March 21, 2014

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 220 pages

PUBLISHER – Mirador Publishing

COVER ARTIST – Mallory Rock’s Art

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After Jaiden found Daniah in Juniper, they returned to Garnet City. Daniah is destined to become Queen of Zoku, a race

of angel half-breeds who protect the humans from a soul-stealing evil. Now, Daniah is learning of her abilities and

responsibilities as queen. Just as things seem to be going smoothly, a group of Zoku show up to help, led by an angel,

Shelly. Mallory has been on her own for most of her life, trying to protect and save those around her. She is Toyek, and

she's been hiding in plain sight while fighting for her life. She is intent on finding her friends' daughter, whatever the

cost, when an innocent trip to the supermarket takes an interesting turn. Orion has been hired to find a female and, as a

Tracker, finding people is his specialty. He finds much more than he was looking for when he runs into the beautiful

Mallory. While pursuing both his target and the resistant Mallory, he finds himself fighting to defend Princess Daniah

and the Zoku. Can Orion and Mallory work together to help Daniah be the hope the Zoku so desperately need? Or will a

few surprises and a tragedy be all it takes to break the united front of the Zoku fighting against the evil Meikal?


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elegant couples in the tender passion


“Cord, come dance with me,” I suggest, sliding out of my chair and holding my hand out to her.

She looks up at me in surprise then blushes and reaches her good hand up to clasp mine and we head to the dance floor.

The music has all been slower songs, which is good because with her broken arm Cord wouldn’t be able to get too


I slide one arm around her waist and pull her against me while taking her free hand in mine. We sway to the music and I

notice the beat changes into another song which is a bit faster, so I dip Cord back then nudge her gently with my arm at

her waist while pulling her other arm, making her go in a circle before pulling her body back up against mine.

She giggles. “This is fun, and you’re quite good,” she says smiling up at me. “Even with my bum arm.”

I smile back and respond, “thank you.” Then we continue on, me dipping, swaying, pushing away pulling her back against

me. I twist her so that her back is against me and we sway in time to the music. I drop my head against her shoulder and

lay my cheek against hers.

“You’re pretty good at this yourself,” I say into her ear and feel her body tremble against mine as she lays her head back

against my chest. ““Even with your bum arm.”

We sway a bit more, before I spin her around again and dip her before bringing her up against my body, lifting her to

where her face is close to mine. We are still swaying slightly as the music changes again, and then, looking into her eyes

and her flushed face, I lean closer, my eyes falling to her lips.

I feel her take in a breath and hear it catch in her throat. I release her hand and slide both of my arms around her, one

on her waist and the other around her back. Her hand moves to my shoulder and I feel her pull me closer. My eyes flick

back up to hers, which are locked onto my mouth. Without another thought, I lean in and press my lips against hers

softly. My hand moves to her nape as I cradle her against me.

I feel a shock at the first touch of our lips and then I feel Cord press herself even closer to me as she pulls at my

shoulder. She is everything I have been wanting and more than I had hoped for. Her lips are soft and warm, molding

against mine; her body is lean and muscled, though still soft. Her hand moves up to my hair and she lightly scratches my

scalp and I moan into her mouth feeling the touch all throughout my body.

I move my lips against hers, lightly swiping my tongue against her lower lip, coaxing her to open for me. She does,

sucking in a shuddering breath, and I thrust my tongue into her mouth. I feel as well as hear her groan in to my mouth as

she angles her mouth against mine.

I pull back from her mouth and move to her neck, lightly leaving open- mouthed kisses along her jaw and neck. I have

waited years to finally kiss her, and I have wanted her more the last few days. “Cord,” I whisper and I feel her body


I pull back and look at her in question. She looks up at me with indecision all over her face, though I can see the desire in

her eyes.

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Chelsea O’Neal lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue, and the

romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening. When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with

animals that talk back and taking long walks with her Prince Charming…

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who

hasn’t spoken actual words, but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming,

though she is quite sure he is out there. Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid

reader and writing has always been her passion. Zoku’s Hope is her second novel, and she is working on her next book



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1 ebook of each of my books.

Book one info below


TITLE – Juniper’s Princess

SERIES – Angel Crest Trilogy #1

AUTHOR – Chelsea O’Neal

GENRE – Urban Fantasy Romance


LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 254 pages

PUBLISHER – Mirador Publishing

COVER ARTIST – Mallory Rock’s Art


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Daniah is different, she always has been and now her dreams and visions of the future are increasing, she knows her life

is changing. She just doesn't know by how much...

Jaiden is different, but he knows why and he knows his responsibilities. He must find the saviour of his race, the angel

human half-breeds who are fighting a war for humanity's souls. If he can't convince Daniah she is more than just a little

different - she is the princess of their people - they are all going to die.

Unfortunately Daniah doesn't have many reasons to trust Jaiden, especially when he is caught in a web of his own lies. In

a world where half-breed angels walk among us, fighting an evil for our souls, Daniah must find the strength to become

the princess we all need.

Chelsea O'Neal has a unique voice in storytelling, threading the characters lives together intricately to give us a complex

web of good versus evil in a world descending into chaos...


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog! <3 ~Chelsea O'Neal