Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kasadya Hellhound Awakened by Karen Swart Book Tour

Book Info -

Title: Kasadya Hellhound Awakened
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult 14 years and up
Formats: Paperback and Ebook
Publisher: Anchor Group
ISBN: 978-0988633414
Date Published: 21 August 2012
Pages: 342 pages

Blurb -

In a constant battle between good and evil, evil is dominating the battlefield and leading mankind to its destruction. With our Creator's intervention a creature destined to concur and destroy is created. He gives mankind hellhounds to fight back and reclaim freedom. Join seventeen year old Kasadya Levourne as she fights against evil to protect us. With each step she faces destruction, and yet she has the talent to give it back tenfold. Stubborn and hardheaded she makes her mark in the fallen world and starts a battle none can escape. Not even her trainer, the very attractive Chax de Luca, was prepared for her presence. Will evil prevail? Or will Kas and her fallen friends succeed in protecting us against it? Hold on to your seats, this is going to be one hell of a ride.

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“I can do more than that,” she said smiling. Getting up she walked over to an open spot near the window. When she turned around she wasn’t a girl anymore. She was two feet taller, and was covered in what look like fur. Her brown eyes were now yellow with black pupils. On her forehead were two small horns sticking out. But it was the two black bat-like wings lifting
up behind her that did it for me. Oh my freaking soul! I am going to turn into a huge freaking bat! My legs turned into jelly and I planted my butt on the bed.
“For many years I have tried to make the others see the potential Astin and his fallen had, but it was always a failure. I watched these fallen take on demons ours haven’t even seen yet and walk out victorious. Do you know how many lives could have been saved if they just listened?” Chax said next to me, and I turned to look at him.
His eyes were on the crowd in front of us, but he turned to look at me. For the first time since meeting him I saw sadness, and deep pain.
I have become what one can only call a killing machine, where the fights started out as a curse; they now have become my quest. Every time I took one of their heads, pleasure would fill me; yeah a killing machine, a true Hellhound.

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5 stars
Seventeen year old Kasadya “Kas” Levourne is at the pivotal moment in her life where her destiny outweighs all other wants of a normal teenager.  Destined as one of the hellhounds sent  to earth to protect mankind,  Kas begins her first year at The Hell house the training school for future creatures who are in training to become fighters.

She is given her trainer Chax, a vampire, who is stern, emotionless, and an utter pain in her but.  Chax causes Kas confusion with his demeanor and yet there is a built in mechanism to Kas that says to trust what she does not understand.  Kas begins to feel like she is fitting in, a newfound romance with a werewolf, she is finding talents she did not know she had, and she has friends for the first time.  All comes to a crumbling halt when an action out of emotion by Kas has her becoming prisoner and choices about the path she needs to take.

I can’t truly explain this story without divulging too much.  I was not sure what to expect from the blurb, but what I can say about Hellhound Awakened is it was unpredictable.  I thought (too many times to count) I had this figured out and I was so wrong.  This was an absolute treasure of read, I am anxious for the next in the series.

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Bio -

Karen lives in a small town in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. She shares her live with her husband, two sons and daughter. If she isn't reading she is writing.
Her preferred genres are Paranormal and Urban fantasy. Karen specializes in payroll and HRIS systems analysis and development. At the age of 21 Karen's professional success reached it highest platform, an outstanding achievement at such a young age.

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  1. Thanks for hosting Kasadya and for the beautiful review :)

  2. hello Em, sorry to use this comment, but I do not see any email address where to contact you. I see you love romance and do booktours. I have a great romance set in France available for review on a book tour; and you put it as to read in your Goodreads shelf: The Silk Romance.
    you can review it between July 30-Aug 6. you would receive it as a kindle. you can also organize a giveaway. let me know what you think by contacting me at
    the page of the tour is here:
    and if any of your readers would love to review it too, they are most welcome!