Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Release Day Blitz--Empath by Becca Campbell.

Hello Everyone! Today I'm participating in the release day blitz for Empath by Becca Campbell. Love this cover. See my review below!

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I'm very excited to announce the release of my latest New Adult novel Empath, the first book in the Flawed Series. Read on to find out more about this paranormal thriller and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for an awesome prize package.

The Struggle of an Empath

Supernatural empathy isn’t a gift, it’s a curse. Anywhere she goes, Jade’s emotions are replaced by those of the people around her.
Jade grew up in a suburb of Colorado Springs, protected from other people by her parents. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from unwanted feelings.
When Cam, a classmate with a major crush on her unintentionally hijacks her emotions, Jade struggles to keep from being carried away in feelings of attraction. When Ethan, a psychopath with a thirst for fear, fixates on her, the emotional impact could be lethal.
Caught in a deadly trap, Jade must untangle the emotions and find a way to use her empathic curse to overcome this killer or be overcome by him.

Empath eBook Now Available

Get your ebook copy now at any of these sites (paperback copies are not yet available, but coming soon!):
Kobo (coming soon!) | iTunes (coming soon!)

Prize Package Giveaway

To celebrate the release, I'm running a giveaway for two lucky winners.

Grande Prize:

A rare, autographed proof copy of the paperback
A 12" X 18" poster of the cover art
Empath notebook Empath notebook
Empath collector's button
Empath button prize copy

Second Prize:

An autographed paperback copy

a Rafflecopter giveaway

IMG_9817 a lowresBecca J. Campbell is the author of the New Adult Romantic Science Fiction novels Foreign Identity and Gateway to Reality, and Sub-Normal, a series of short stories. An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity. You can find her on her Author Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon

My Review:

Empath (The Flawed Series, #1)Empath by Becca J. Campbell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was given a copy of the ARC for an honest review.

Empath was not what I expected going in. The paranormal elements are very light in the story yet play a major role in the overall plot.

This book read mostly like a contemporary thriller with a few paranormal elements sprinkled in. Jade has empathic abilities that debilitate her. She takes on the emotions of those around her, which makes socializing very hard.

Imagine being in a crowded room and being bombarded with the varying emotions of those around you. Essentially, Jade doesn't know who she is when this story starts. She's been extremely sheltered and her spunk waxes and wanes throughout the story. I admired her desire to overcome her affliction, but I would have liked her try to accept it much sooner in the novel.

There were other characters who had paranormal abilities that all collide in a smallish city in Colorado.

I really like Becca J. Campbell's writing style and I did enjoy the book. The problems I had with it are mostly related to being in the head of a serial killer. I did not like reading scenes from the killer's point of view. He too has paranormal abilities, yet is disabled. He uses his seeming disability to lure in beautiful brunettes to torture and kill.

There was a bit of a hand of god flow to the story, but I think that was the intent. These people are brought together for a purpose. I would have liked to have seen more of a direction from the characters rather than the divine, but the story did work well.

If you like thrillers with a super creepy villain and an overcoming the odds tale, this book might be for you.

Thanks to Becca Campbell for the opportunity to read and review Empath. It was an enjoyable read and it will be interesting to see how the series progresses.

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  1. I like the sound of a thriller with a sprinkling of paranormal. Best of luck to Becca with the release.

  2. I agree, Emma. If I liked being in the head of a killer, I'm sure I would have loved the story. Those who really like thrillers, I think would really enjoy this because of the real world feel to it.

    Thanks for commenting :)