Monday, March 30, 2015

A Shadow's Embrace by Cara Carnes The Birth of Devyn & Giveaway

On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.

Devyn James escaped hell once. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the genetics testing facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans.

For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.

 Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself.

Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.

The Birth of Devyn “Indy” St. James
When the idea for the Indigo Shadows series came about, I knew I needed a kickass, take names later sort of heroine who didn’t mind meddling where she had no business being. The hero’s group, the Shadow Elite Operatives (or SEO), are high-level psychics who covertly help other psychics remain safe from secret government groups determined to harm them. Needless to say, this means Dagan and the other SEO guys aren’t meant for the meek.

The first thing I needed to discover about Devyn was her background. I knew she needed to be a strong psychic, yet I wanted her to possess an ability not really understood or realized. Her backstory unfolded easily from there. General Conver and his testing minions never considered technopathy (or the ability to manipulate anything electronic) to be an ability. As such, when she was “tested” she was deemed a level three—a much lower-level run-of-the mill psychic capable of parlor trick style abilities. As such, she was contained within the lower-level testing facility—one of the ones the SEO sprung people from the moment they gained their freedom.

But freedom meant too much to Devyn for her to sit back and let someone else protect her. She wasn’t about to sit back and watch the psychic children on the streets starve and fight to survive. Realizing the SEO had their hands full fighting Conver, she took it upon herself to found the Indigo Order, an underground organization which helps feed, clothe, educate and care for the psychic street kids within Chicago. They’re hardened, untrusting youths who run in packs and don’t trust outsiders. But “Indy” (as she’s known) is one of them and when trouble hits the fan in A Shadow’s Embrace, the kids are quick to insist on helping her—even if it means working with the Shadow Elites they can’t quite believe are real.

I hope you enjoy Devyn as much as I did when you read A Shadow’s Embrace.

Dagan smirked as he took a couple of steps back and reached for a plastic bag. He handed it to her. “Convenience food of the gods. Eat. Rest. Then we’ll talk.”

She peeked into the bag. Sour cream potato chips. Diet Coke. Packaged tuna sandwich. Fried cherry pie.

Her gaze narrowed. “Exactly how did you know what I like?”

“I have my ways.”

Tossing the bag on the bed behind her, she shoved him back. Or tried to. He chuckled.
“You read my mind while I was passed out?” That was…that was…Arg. She couldn’t even think about how screwed up that was.

“Like I said, you and I need to work on your perceptions of me.”

“Oh, gee, why would I think you’re a disreputable pain in the ass who’s one step above one of Conver’s minions? Could it be because you manipulated my mind? No? Well, maybe it has to do with the fact you dragged me out into the middle of nowhere, away from my team, and then read my mind to find out I prefer cherry pies over apple.”

He grabbed her wrist before the slap she attempted made contact. “Diaz suggested it, seemed to think it’d put me on your good side.”

Oh. Well.

“As for the other stuff, you know why I took control of you earlier today. Were we to switch places, you would’ve done the same thing."

He returned to the hovering position inches away. His other hand grasped the back of her neck and dragged her forward until their lips almost met. “Ease off the pissed just a little, babe, because I’m hanging on by a thread. I’m having a real hard time remembering you aren’t mine to protect. The more you argue, the hotter I get to prove exactly why I have the right to handle you.”

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Author Bio:
Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.

In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.

More information about Cara can be found at


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