Monday, February 3, 2014

Kissing Midnight, by Laura Bradley Rede

Kissing Midnight by Laura Bradley Rede

Self Published on 14th December 2013

New Adult Paranormal Romance


Deveraux Renard is the perfect boyfriend: perfectly handsome, perfectly charming… perfectly deadly. He has to be. Dev is immortal, but with a catch: Every year he has to make a new girl fall in love with him and kiss her at midnight on New Year’s Eve. That kiss renews his life for another year – and ends hers forever. 

This year, Mariana “Saintly” Santos is the lucky girl. Of course she doesn’t know it. Saintly thinks New Year’s Eve is a chance to move beyond the tragedy of her brother’s death and focus on her first year of college. She doesn’t suspect her boyfriend’s secret – and he doesn’t suspect hers: Ever since her brother died, Saintly can see ghosts. 

And one ghost in particular is dying to be seen. Twenty years ago, Jesse Hayden jumped off the campus clock tower because she was convinced that she’d never find true love. Now that she has met Saintly, she’s sure that she was wrong. She’s determined to save the only girl in the world who can see her, but can she get Saintly to trust her in time? 

Trust the ghost girl and live. 

Trust the immortal boy and die. 

Saintly has until midnight to make her choice, and the clock is ticking. 

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Fred's Notes

Laura's writing has several awesome elements:  her amazing, fully-fleshed characters (and fully-fleshed ain't always easy when some of them aren't even human, strictly speaking!), manically creative twisty plots. and beautifully evocative language.  Kissing Midnight is no exception - Jesse, especially is an amazing character, whose personality (why do I always fall for the dead ones?) and pluck propel the plot as it pulses and pushes purposely and propulsively forward to it's shattering and satisfying  conclusion.  As I've said before, "I don't always read paranormal, but when I do ... it's Laura Bradley Rede!"

Author Bio

Laura Bradley Rede is a Writers of the Future Award winner for fantasy and science fiction and the author of Kissing Midnight, as well as the YA paranormal romance series, The Darkride Chronicles (Darkride and Crossfire). She lives in Minneapolis with her partner, their three children, three cats, a gigantic Great Pyrenees named Jack, and a small flock of city chickens. She's an awesome social networker, witty, wise, funny and informative, follow her here!


Laura is giving away a signed paperback of Kissing Midnight (open internationally!)plus a £10 Amazon giftcard. She is also offering 2 eBook sets of Kissing Midnight, Darkride, and Crossfire. Darkride and Crossfire are the two books which make up her YA paranormal romance series, The Darkride Chronicles. Check out the Rafflecopter below - there's even an easy entry for Facebook Team Fred fans, as well as for fans of the other awesome blogs on the tour, our lovely host, Have Book Will Read Blog, and Laura's fb page.

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  1. Fred, your kind words made my day. Thanks so much for reading Kissing Midnight!

    1. Thanks so much Laura! I'm a huge fan, as you know, and so excited to be part of the launch of Kissing Midnight!