Bad Blood by Shyla Colt
A reluctant knight.
A magical descendent.
A race against time.
A freak accident thrusts Nakeeta Alva into a dangerous world of secrets, ancient spells, and a legacy she never wanted. The last in a magical line, she’s tasked with restoring the balance to a supernatural world poised for ruin.
Tasked with the care of their savior, Crewe’s main focus is survival. Used to giving orders, the knight isn’t prepared for the sassy witch’s mouth or her lure. The powerful woman reminded him of his humanity and challenged his beliefs. Keeping her safe is his mission, but the real danger may be losing his heart.
Together, they will save the world … or die trying.
Series: Bad Duology (Book 1)
Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: Inspired Ink
Published Date: September 12, 2018
I got the pleasure of interviewing Colt and questions with her answers will be at the end of the post with the link to the review!
Humming pulled her from the void.
“Mama?” she croaked as she peeled open her eyes in response to the gentle voice and the light squeeze to her hand.
“My sweet child. That’s it. Let me see those pretty eyes, bug.”
The light was kinder to her retinas as she focused on the gently lined, oval-shaped face that was dear to her.
“Praise God,” her mother whispered. She stood and bent down, kissing her forehead. Her coarse curls tickled her face. Her nose twitched in response. Her mother smoothed her hair back from her face and sank back into her seat. Nakeeta smacked her lips.
“Let me get you some water.” Her mother hurried off as she acclimated herself with the waking world. How long have I been here? Her mother returned with a large, pink plastic cup with a straw. “Let’s get you sitting up.” Her mother hit the button and slowly pushed her up into an upright position.
“yes,” she rasped.
“Here you are.” She held the cup out, and she wrapped her lips around a straw and sucked the cool water down her sore throat. The relief drew a hum from her throat. Pulling away, Keeta cleared her throat.
“I’m so sorry. Times run out,” her mother whispered.
Shyla Colt is the sassy USA Today Bestselling author of the popular series Kings of Chaos and Dueling Devils M.C. This genre-hoppers stories feature three of her favorite things: strong females, pop culture, and alternate routes to happy ever after. Listening to her Romani soul, she pens from the heart, allowing the dynamic characters, eccentric interests, and travels as a former flight attendant to take her down untraveled roads.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, this mid-west girl is proud of her roots. She used her hometown and the surrounding areas as a backdrop for a number of books. So, if you’re a Buckeye, keep an eye out for familiar places.
As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household. She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company.
What books are on your summer reading list this year?
- Oh, wow. I have so many. I’m currently doing an A-Z readathon, so I’ll list those below. 😀
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas http://bit.ly/2rbzcD4
- Beat the Odds by Megan Atwood http://bit.ly/2rbn3fX
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins http://bit.ly/2rbo7R0
- Dash & Liliy’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, David
- Levithan http://bit.ly/2qB1cQs
- Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon http://bit.ly/2kStovz
- Forever by Maggie Stiefvater http://bit.ly/2roROii
- Given to the sea by Mindy McGinnis http://bit.ly/2rp6bmv
- Hunted by Meagan Spooner http://bit.ly/2qBepsN
- It ends with us by Colleen Hoover http://bit.ly/2i8LZR1
- A Murder for Max by John Lawrence Reynolds http://bit.ly/2qB5wer
- Kill all Happies by Rachel Cohn http://bit.ly/2smW3rY
- Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair http://bit.ly/2rp6vlr
- MockingJay by Suzanne Collins http://bit.ly/2rbqMdK
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell http://bit.ly/2rkJLAI
- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout http://bit.ly/2qBwume
- Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky http://bit.ly/2snb258
- The kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn http://bit.ly/2rUPD6I
- Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams http://bit.ly/2rbOUwL
- The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue
- Hitchcock http://bit.ly/2rF2sCj
- The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins http://bit.ly/1oS5Y1s
- The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong http://bit.ly/2qGp0Oh
- Very Bad things by Susan Mcbride http://bit.ly/2rp4ohB
- Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg http://bit.ly/2smYXge
- Suddenly Supernatural by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel http://bit.ly/2rUmhp0
- Yolo by Lauren Myracle http://bit.ly/2rUX6T7
Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
- I love documentaries. It actually came from one I watched recently.
How do you get inspired to write?
- I’m an avid reader. I think the desire just naturally progressed from there. I wanted to create worlds and characters like the author’s I admired,but in my own voice.
What are you currently working on?
- I am currently working on a secret project…. I can say this… It’s set in England and it features a man on the wrong side of the law.;)
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
- Read, read, read, and always practice your craft. I am currently reading books to help me improve as well as taking classes. I’d also say,don’t be afraid to share your work ie submit to publishers or find a trusted beta reader to help you make your story shine. Also…Editors are life. There are so many things as the creator of a story we can’t see.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
- Wow… This is a tough one. The fact that I get paid to do but what I love still makes me want to pinch myself. I still can’t believe people want to read the stories I’ve been making up in my head for as long as I can remember.
How do you deal with writer’s block?
- That’s usually a sign I need to take a break because I’m burned out or I need to stretch my wings and do something new. That’s when I’ll take a few days off , read my favorite books, watch movies, or take a trip somewhere. Car rides always get my brain flowing. 🙂