Cover Reveal and Excerpt: DIVIDED by Jennifer Sights

Hello, my lovelies!!! You know how sometimes (a LOT of times) us book junkies come across brand new books/authors in the course of our online goofing off?? Well, the other day I did that, and with a few clicks and a couple of twitter messages, discovered a debut novel about to be born!!! DIVIDED is the first urban fantasy / paranormal romance novel by Jennifer Sights. After a few minutes chatting, I convinced her to let me help with the cover reveal!! I do love this kind of thing, and I’m thrilled to help promote a new author, who’s written what *sounds like* a fantastic book!!

So… first… the book blurb. This is what I first saw that got me interested…

During a routine case, private investigator Elena Ronen meets and falls in love with Vittorio Santini, member of a secret coven, and a kiss awakens her dormant magical powers. Because Elena wields an extremely powerful form of magic, she struggles to convince her enemies she has no desire to take over the coven. When loyalties are questioned, and Elena can no longer tell friend from foe, she must prove she wants nothing more than to live her life quietly. When this wish falls on deaf ears, Elena and Vittorio must work together to defeat their enemies as they try to save their love, their lives, and the lives of those they care about.

Then I asked the author about her story and characters. Without giving away too much… this is who we’ll be meeting:

Elena Ronen is a private investigator. After a rough childhood, she wants nothing more than to be left alone while trying to erase the pain of her past. In rare moments in which she’s honest with herself, she wouldn’t mind having something to come home to at night.

Vittorio Santini is second in command of the local, secret, coven. He moved to St. Louis from Italy as a young adult, and is content with his playboy lifestyle. He doesn’t want any more power than he already has, but would do anything to protect his coven.

And THIS… is the cover (and excerpt) that we all get to see TODAY, for the first time 🙂

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“I told you, you are mistaken. No one is usurping your place in the coven, least of all a newcomer. She does not even know our ways yet,” Samuel said.

“‘Yet.’ Even you admit she is going to learn. And then what?” Elizabeth asked.

“And then if she is strong enough, she may displace you, but it will be a long time before that is even a possibility. Why don’t you stop trying to cause problems?” Samuel said, jaw clenched.

“Your friend is the one causing problems by bringing this little girl into our world. We can see what he’s doing. We know he’s just using her to secure his place in the coven,” Elizabeth said.

“Who the hell are you calling a little girl?” I would not stand by and let some stranger insult me.

“You, little girl.” Elizabeth eyed me with hatred I didn’t think possible for a person one didn’t know.

“I’d watch your mouth if I were you.” I clenched my fists at my sides.

“Or what? You can’t even control your power. We all heard about what happened.”

“Is that what you think?” I knew I was taking a risk, but it was one I was willing to take. I steadied my breathing and let my power rise up in me. I didn’t know what would happen. I had only focused on controlling how it reacted to Vittorio. I didn’t know how it would react to my anger towards these people. It rose, hot and liquid inside me.

Instinctively, I knew what to do. I let it slowly reach out toward the three arguing with Samuel, while picturing bolts of electricity in my mind. I only wanted to scare them, to prove I had control over my power. The thought that I might prove them right never crossed my mind.

Samuel took a few steps toward me, and I saw Vittorio shake his head out of the corner of my eye. I pictured lightning surrounding Elizabeth and those accompanying her, calling my power back to me only after they had cried out in pain. It came reluctantly, wanting to play with these people who had insulted me, but it returned, allowing me to push it down to wherever it was that it slept in my gut. I collapsed, and Vittorio caught me and helped me to the couch. The look of terror on their faces was well worth the energy spent.

Author Bio

jennifersightsbiopicJennifer Sights has been writing since she was a kid, but veered off track for college and a more traditional office job. She lives in St. Louis, MO, with her husband, John, and their two dogs, Tiberius and Emmy. When she isn’t writing or reading she loves hiking, riding her motorcycle, traveling, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. She loves to hear from readers. You can find her at www.jennifersights.com or email her at jsights@gmail.com.

So… everyone… what do you think??? Do you see why I got all excited?? Sounds good, right?? And isn’t the cover pretty?? Lemme know if this is something YOU’RE going to add to your TBR list… I’ll need to know who to chat with about it on March 13th, lol!!!

5 Comments

  1. Comment by Jennifer Sights (@JenniferSights):

    Thanks for doing this post Jennifer! I can’t wait till DIVIDED is available for everyone! Two more weeks!

  2. Comment by Ryan Potter:

    Awesome cover and I can’t wait to read the book! Thanks for the reveal and excerpt.

  3. Comment by trina727:

    Love the cover, very sexy. The story sounds like it’s right up my alley, I love stories about covens, definitely on my TBR list!

  4. Comment by RB Austin:

    Cover looks great! The excerpt really pulled me in. I can’t wait to read it.

  5. Comment by Bonita Hart:

    Jennifer…it sounds like you’d better start your NEXT novel…you have a great instinct for these characters! I can’t wait to read more!

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