{Excerpt+Giveaway} Bait by Kasi Blake

June 17, 2020 excerpt, Giveaways, Young Adult 17

Today Kasi Blake and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the NEW cover and an exclusive content for BAIT, her YA Urban Fantasy Book which  was originally published in 2013, and has gotten a redo and new cover in June of 2020! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!
On to the reveal! 
Title: BAIT (Order of the Spirit Realm #1)
Author: Kasi Blake
Pub. Date: June 2020
Publisher: Kasi Blake
Pages: 387
Welcome to Van Helsing Academy where dreams become nightmares, survival gets in the way of homework, and monsters secretly mingle with mortals.
If you like boring plots, annoying characters and a book you have to make yourself read– this is NOT the book for you.
Enough said.-
Quinn Loftis, USAToday Bestselling Author
As the only living child of the great Van Helsing, you would think Bay-Lee has an extra advantage when joining her father’s school. Wrong! The other students resent her; an angry young hunter with the most amazing green eyes refuses to mentor her; and someone or some ‘thing’ is killing students on their birthdays.
She knows her life is about to change in a big way when a dead rock star shows up in her room in the middle of the night. Then a reaper comes flying out of her closet to issue a warning. Something is happening in the Spirit Realm, something bad.
Bay-Lee teams up with the gorgeous hunter and a mean-girl with a deadly secret to solve this mystery before they all die. Her birthday is coming up fast. Will her first year at Van Helsing Academy be her last?
Join us at Van Helsing Academy… if you dare.
Action-packed with unexpected twists, romance, and magic.

Praise for Bait

Bait is the first book in the series. The language is mild, violence between monsters and hunters is satisfying, and the romance is more sweet than graphic. Hunter is the next book in the series.
Bait by Kasi Blake was a great read! It’s full of twists and turns, secrets and betrayals, everything you could possibly want in a book that is quite simply unputadownable.- Readers Favorite
Holy Fricken Moly!! From the very first page I was swept away, with surprises around every corner, kick-ass action, addictive characters and a love story for the ages, this story will have you hooked too. -Sassy Book Lovers
Exclusive Excerpt!
Bay-Lee stepped forward to lay a red rose on the coffin lid.
“I’m right here,” Nick said.
His presence gave her a burst of strength. She straightened
her back, standing tall, and turned to face him. He looked incredible. Her
fingernails dug into the flesh of her palms. Pain helped. It kept her from
losing her mind and throwing her arms around his ghostly form. She couldn’t
touch him. Wraith or ghost, he wasn’t a solid mass anymore. Her hand passed
through him whenever she forgot and reached out.
“This is my second funeral,” he said.
She winced. “Please don’t.”
“I wish I could hold you.”
“Don’t.” She repeated the word, louder this time.
“You look absolutely incredible, so beautiful. You’re even
beautiful when you cry. Did I ever tell you that?”
Her life was weird. She was in the cemetery with her dead
boyfriend. Not only could she see him, she could hear him. The only thing she
couldn’t do was touch him. Being with him and not being able to do something as
simple as kiss his cheek was pure torture.
“I can’t believe you’re gone,” she said to the coffin.
“I’m not gone,” he said, his impatience showing. “I’m right
Before she could argue the point, Alec returned. “You did
this,” he said. “You killed my brother.”
She gasped.
“Was Van in on it with you?”
Nick stood between them.
“Everyone was so afraid Nick would become evil. You and Van
did this to him.” Alec shouted, “Admit it!”
A vicious growl startled her. Werewolf? No. It was Nick. “She
didn’t kill me, you idiot! Leave her alone!”
Alec got in her face. “You don’t belong here! Go home.”
Van and Bruce appeared in a flash. They each took an arm and
walked him to his car. Bay-Lee watched, her entire body trembling with rage and
grief. Keisha put an arm around her shoulders. Together, they left the
cemetery. Bay-Lee refused to look back to see if Nick was following them. She
told herself she didn’t care.
Bay-Lee spoke quietly. “Tyler Beck got a nationwide memorial
service. He was mourned by millions, and he was only a musician. Nick is worth
a hundred Tyler Becks, but no one cares he’s gone.”
“I care.” Keisha gestured to Mike who was waiting at the car
for them, sunglasses hiding his swollen eyes from view. “He cares.”
“Nick deserved better than this.” She glanced back at the
grave. “He was a hero, but people have no idea. They don’t care he’s dead.”
She started crying again. It was impossible to hold back the
flood of tears. Feeling humiliated, she climbed into the backseat of the limo.
Keisha got in after her. The girl pulled Bay-Lee into a tight embrace. “I’m
sorry,” Keisha said, and this time she sounded like she meant it.
That made Bay-Lee cry harder.
About Kasi:

Born and raised in California, I fell in love with writing while reading The Outsiders. Then I fell in love with Stephen King’s writing style. I enjoy reading many types of books, but YA Paranormal ismy favorite. I used to write for Harlequin under a different name. So that’s my background. Exciting, no?

I have several books out now including Vampires Rule, Werewolves Rule, Crushed, Witch Hunt, Bait, and 4-Ever Hunted along with the others in the series.


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17 Responses to “{Excerpt+Giveaway} Bait by Kasi Blake”

  1. Amber

    Thank you for stopping by! Your book looks really lovely and I look forward to reading 🙂

  2. Thomas Gibson

    The cover for BAIT (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) looks scary and exciting.

  3. April Morin

    I really like the cover colors – it’s eye catching. Looks like a great fantasy read as well.

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