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Monday, January 21, 2013

Girls*Heart*Books Tour Stop: Kallos by Khelsey Jackson

Kallos Series Book #1
By Khelsey Jackson
Publication Date: January 18, 2013
Published By: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
On Goodreads: [link]

Kallos is a shy sixteen year old girl unready to face the world, but when she meets Ian and Sean Hunter the world will open up for her. Secrets revealed are too much to bear and her past life as a goddess, unimaginable. In a visit from the goddess Aphrodite, Kallos is told her soul mate must be found or her life will be forfeit. Kallos, desperate to find her one true match has discovered she may have two possibilities. Kallos has a choice to make and her decisions may have life ending consequences.

Excerpt from Kallos:

“We didn’t have any aftershocks,” Sean replies.
“We also didn’t have someone taking our pain. Maybe we’re causing more pain.” Ian looks concerned. She feels someone touch her right arm. She feels a cooling sensation enter her body, but the pain is still there.
“Babe, look at me,” Sean says.
“What do you think you’re doing?” Sean didn’t answer Ian.
“You can’t be serious! What if it doesn’t work? What if you do more damage?” Kallos finally looks up and notices that Sean isn’t even looking at Ian. Sean’s gray eyes are looking at her, and they
have gone stormy.
“Good. Where do you hurt?” he asks her.
“My head and my whole left side” she whispers. Sean nods and puts both of his hands on either side of her head. Along with the pain, she now feels an intense pressure. It feels like he’s pushing her skull in. Kallos starts to see dark spots fill her eyes. She is just about to scream; then, she hears a loud pop. All she can see is darkness.
“Open your eyes,” Sean whispers against her ear. Kallos didn’t realize that she had shut them. Slowly, she opens her eyes, and Sean is only inches from her face. She sees Ian standing not far behind him. He doesn’t look happy; he looks like he wants to hit something. “I’m going to put my hands on your body now.” Now, Ian’s face turns a bright red. If she didn’t know any better, she would say he’s jealous. Then, he growls when Sean starts to touch her neck on the left side. Sean hears him because she can see a grin spread across his face. “Easy, brother,” he says and chuckles.
Kallos glances behind Sean, and Ian isn’t settling down; he seems to be getting angrier.
“Sean, you don’t know if you are going to help her or do more damage!” This does alarm her. She really doesn’t want more pain or damage. Kallos doesn't think she can handle too much more.
She knows that Sean would never hurt her, and her head has stopped hurting. So, that’s a plus… right?
Sean decides to ignore Ian’s protests. He's moving his hands slowly down her body. As he does, the same cooling sensation is there, and so is the pressure. The pressure is almost too much, but just when Kallos can't handle the pressure, it turns back into coolness. When Sean gets down to her hip, he pulls his hands away slowly, and she has no pain. Her head and left side is tingling, but the pain is gone. She looks back at Ian, and he still looks as angry as he did when Sean first started touching her.
Kallos thinks back to all the times she has really kissed them, and she realizes that the other one has never been around. When they are both around, they would only kiss her cheek or forehead,
and she would always grab both of their hands when they are together. Looking at Ian now, there is something different about him. He is Kallos’ sweetheart; she thought that she would never
see him mad. 
“Is that better, Babe?” Sean asks, and it brings her attention back to him.
“It is. What did you do?” she looks into his eyes and notices that they aren’t stormy anymore.
“It’s part of being part demon. I just took your pain and replaced it with my cooling energy. That’s why you felt the coolness.” Kallos remembers something that Ian said, that he could
do more damage.
“How many times have you done this?” Sean looks away from her and starts to bite his bottom lip. That can’t be a good sign.

About the Author:
Khelsey hails from the Sunshine State (California) but moved to Minnesota when she was 11 years old. Her grandmother raised her and her brother. When she was 18, she did what any sane teen would do and moved to the city of sin, Las Vegas NV. There she met her handsome husband and the rest is history. She loves to read, and will read almost anything- guess when you have read just about everything, the only next logical step is to write :)
Acidalia: The Beginning of Kallos a short story was released September 15. Sean and Ian, another short in the Kallos Series, is available on Amazon. Kallos will be coming soon from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing!

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