Sunday, October 30, 2016

Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson Excerpt, Giveaway & Interview

Seraphina’s Awakening
The Seraphina Series
Book One
Sheena Hutchinson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Sheena Hutchinson LLC

Date of Publication: 9/1/16

ISBN: 978-1535329439

Number of pages: 328
Word Count: Aprox 75,200

Cover Artist: Cover Me Darling

Book Description:

For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night. Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together.

What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention. Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.

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Excerpt #1


Wind bristles through the trees as the moon casts a ghostly glow over the silent woods. The sounds of the Earth make their way to Nathanael while he’s sitting on the edge of the windowsill with one knee bent. His skillful eyes survey the black trees surrounding the little farmhouse. The peaceful street causes him to relax, leaning slightly off his knee. His nose rises to meet the breeze. The air has changed. The cold has actually turned into a scent: crisp and earthy. The edges of the leaves have started to turn a shade of red. A grunt brings his attention back inside the room. Placing a leg on the ground, he examines the tree line one last time for good measure before climbing to his feet. If the Lord is testing him, he sure doesn’t plan on failing. Sera begins to toss and turn on her bed. The covers tangle between her legs. This happens every once and a while. Sometimes he’ll catch her mumbling something, but tonight she just rolls back onto her side. Gibberish escapes her lips. Nathanael takes a few steps closer, propping himself onto the foot of her sleigh bed. He assumes his crouched position, always ready to pounce. Things on Earth are so… unpredictable. His eyes dart over her shadowed furniture.
With another groan, her head flips to the other side. “Demons,” she gasps, loud enough for him to make out. His wings extend in response to the word. The heat swirls inside the palm of his hands readying himself. It only takes one swooping flap of his wings before he is airborne, hovering above her.

About the Author:

Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can't seem to hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny has lead her back to her true passion for writing.
She constantly strives to be a positive role model and writes stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.

While God is currently still writing her love story, she continues to put all her effort into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration.


Where are you from? I’m a born & raised New Yorker. So I swear like a sailor, have absolutely no patience, drive like a maniac and have an unnatural addiction to coffee.
Tell us your latest news? I have re-released my first book in a paranormal series- Seraphina’s Awakening. It’s the beginning of a four book series with a spin off series planned.
When and why did you begin writing? I think I’ve always been writing. Since high school I had kept a diary. I found I’m better at expressing myself on paper than in person. One night after a crazy dream I had, I decided to write an actual story. The rest is history.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? That moment you first hold a paperback in your hands. That’s what really makes everything worth it.
What inspired you to write your first book? A crazy dream I had. Much like Seraphina in my series, I have dreams that give me an escape from everyday life.
Do you have a specific writing style? I don’t think so. When I write it’s usually after a day dream of a scene and I have to jot it down before I can forget. So, maybe my style is jumbled nonsense of ideas until the editing stage.
How did you come up with the title? Oh, titles are the best for me. I love them! For this particular book, it just worked. Seraphina is awakening from… well, I’ll let you find out.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Always! Everything happens for a reason. Don’t give up. I specialize in coming of age stories, no matter what that age may be.
How much of the book is realistic? Well, this book is a little far-fetched. But, I’m always intrigued by paranormal stories and what is happening in the regular (muggle) world. So, my contemporary series The Discovering Trilogy has some cross over scenes into the paranormal.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Besides my crazy dreams. No. Unfortunately, my life is not this exciting.
What books have most influenced your life most? Where do I begin? The Harry Potter series will always be a classic favorite. The book that influenced my book the most, I would have to say Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Maybe even Intuition from Amy Bartol. I love a good Fallen Angel romance story.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? JK Rowling is such an inspiration to women writers. I just idolize her as a writer and a person.
What book are you reading now? I’m trying to get through the Game of Thrones Series. I’m on the fourth one Feast of Crows! I needed my GOT fix to hold me over until next year’s season.
What are your current projects? Well, I have to finish the Seraphina Series. I’m also working on a spin off series that may be a little more … evil.
I’m also working on Recovering Regan, the third book in my contemporary series. There’s always other projects on the back burner, but there is plenty more to come from me don’t you worry!
What would you like my readers to know?

Authors love to hear from you! Don’t ever feel intimidated. Especially Indie Authors, that’s why I stay indie I want to be a part of everything. Your email or tweet could come at the very moment we are thinking about quitting. Readers are why we do this, feel free to fan girl (or boy).

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Tour Giveaway

1 Print Copy of Seraphina’s Awakening (US Shipping only)
2 E-copies of Seraphina’s Awakening (Open International)
$5 Amazon Gift Card (International)

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