Saturday, January 4, 2014

Forged by Fate by Reese Monroe (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today we would like to welcome author, Reese Monroe, to the blog. Reese is joining us with her recent paranormal new adult release, FORGED BY FATE. Enjoy!

I love all things paranormal. Angels, demons, vampires, werewolves…you name it. Probably the most frequently asked question I get besides what inspired a specific story is… “Why New Adult paranormal?”

I’ll start with the paranormal part first. It’s pretty easy for me to break down the why, at least in my crazy mind. I figure I get enough normal every day in life, so I want to get lost in the not so normal.

Whether I’m reading a book or writing my own, I love escaping reality, going places where things beyond comprehension happen on a regular basis. 

What I love about the New Adult category is that it bridges the gap between Young Adult and Adult. While I like both of the other categories, I just love when people are facing new problems. For example, New Adult usually consists of characters who are dealing with adult issues for the first time!

Just think of New Adult with this frame of mind: “Okay, now what?”

That is so fun to write because it can mean so many different things. Then complicating that already complicated space of time with supernatural abilities, worlds, and situations…Total Rush!!

With Forged by Fate, I loved rolling the college aspect of young genius, Sadie Nowland, in with the totally against logic of fated Mates, mystical beings, and unexplainable events. Graduating college by age eighteen, then meeting up with a 911 year old Gatekeeper to Hades who’s claiming she’s his Mate doesn’t compute with this scientifically minded person, but it was a fun story to write to see how it all unfolded.

What do you guys like about New Adult Paranormal? What are your favorite paranormal creatures?

Forged by Fate
(Bound by Hades #1)
by Reese Monroe
ebook, 200 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by Entangled: Embrace
ISBN 1622663012
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He’s waited more than 900 years to love her…Being the Gatekeeper to Hades is no small feat, and waiting almost a millennia to meet your mate is damn near impossible. But Theo Bradford’s mark has finally surfaced on his intended. Now all he has to do is find her and convince her to embrace her supernatural heritage.Young genius, Sadie Nowland, has got life figured out. Graduating college at the age of eighteen and accepting a six-figure job is just what she needs to prove she’s made something of herself. But when a strange tattoo mysteriously appears on her shoulder and Theo starts talking about Mates, it catapults her neatly laid out life into chaos.Targeted by a vicious demon escaped from Hades, Sadie is thrust into the volatile world of Shomrei warriors and a connection to Theo her brain can’t comprehend and her body can’t deny. That primal bond proves more imperative to their survival than either could have ever imagined—and just may be the key to the world’s survival.

Reese MonroeReese Monroe Bio:
Originally from Minnesota, Reese Monroe currently enjoys living in the sunny Arizona desert with her husband of seventeen years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog, Maddux. Monroe holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.
Reese Monroe is a contributing blogger at the widely popular site New Adult Alley ( and has been part of the New Adult revolution for years having penned over thirty novels in the exciting new category. Look for her Bound by Hades trilogy coming soon from Entangled Publishing.
Connect with Reese on Twitter (@ReeseMonroe1), through Facebook ( or her website

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