Book Review: The Scented Bones by Angelina Kerner

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I would like to thank Shannanigans with Reads & Reels Blog Tours and Angelina Kerner for providing me with the opportunity to be part of this tour! I am grateful for this experience and all views provided are my own.


About the Book

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The Scented Bones: The Svabodina Case Files (The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)

Genre: WitchcraftCrimeParanormal

Expected Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Publisher: KDP Select

Synopsis (1)

Synopsis:

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

Thoughts and Quotes

“A magical mystery in more than one sense of the word, this beautifully woven tale will charm you more than an ethereal fae.” – Liliyana Shadowl

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“This book is what happens when you mix crime stories with the supernatural. And, the result is spectacular.” -Dylon Crone, beta reader

“This story combines the paranormal, the mafia, and good old detective work – a fun read!” – Sycamore, beta reader

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Excerpt Reveal

Excerpt

A parking attendant asked for my car keys and let me know that he’d bring it back when I was ready to leave.

As Laura and I got out of the car, I noticed a couple talking under a tree to the right, by a fountain. They looked to be enjoying themselves, which made me smile and hope for a good time.The Scented Bones Front Cover 3D

I looked at Laura to see her also sizing up the house. Our attention returned to the young man by the massive front door.

He was wearing a suit and a Christmas tree tie.

Laura smiled and yelled, “Lorenzo!” Then she ran up the steps, and into his arms.

Lorenzo was taller than her, and she was wearing heels. He looked fit, healthy, and confident. His blue eyes were striking, and his hair was slicked back. If it weren’t for the tie, I’d have thought he was an international businessman, not a chef; though, I guessed one could be both.

“Hi, you must be Angel, Laura’s roommate,” Lorenzo said.

“And, you must be Lorenzo, her friend,” I said slowly.

He laughed, a nice lilting sound. “A little more than that. Welcome to Paulo Abelli’s house. He’s my boss, but really cool, so just relax and enjoy the party.”

“Thanks,” I replied.luca kamorra

Lorenzo grabbed hold of the crescent-shaped handle, pulled the imposing front door open, and ushered Laura inside the house. “Come on, babe, let me introduce you to some people.”

Laura threw me an excited look, and I followed the happy couple.

Interesting, I thought to myself.

The travertine foyer opened up into an expansive living room with floor to ceiling windows, capturing the magnificent view of the pool, lined with tall cypress trees next to a perfectly manicured lawn. The focal point of the room was the marble fireplace situated in direct view of the front door. It was the two-story Christmas tree next to it that took center stage, with gold and bronze glass balls in assorted sizes, twinkling white lights, and porcelain angels adorning each limb.Leo Mezzanotte

Two leather couches with an enormous, square, stone table in the middle were sat in front of the fireplace, facing each other. Another smaller, stone table covered with a cheese and nut tray and bowls of fruit and sweets was at the end of one of the couches. There were matching side tables with vases of red roses and pine branches, giving off the scent of Christmas. As I walked further into the room, it opened up to reflect a larger area off to the left that could be used for dancing and mingling.

I glanced through the windows to get a better look at the pool and back deck and saw marble pillars wrapped with white Christmas lights.Luigi Ambrosia

It all looked so. . . Normal— to an outsider or a mundane. However, there was that special scent hanging in the air that let me know the house belonged to a paranormal family.

Hopefully, they were friendly.

At times like these, I felt stupid for locking up my magick. I weaved my senses throughout the house and realized it was full of them–paranormals. I just couldn’t tell what kind they were.

My forensic case involved a paranormal girl, and now I was in a paranormal household. I didn’t believe in coincidences.

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Where to Buy It

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Book ReviewWow, what a phenomenal paranormal must read! I loved everything about this gem of a novel! Even though this book was short & sweet and could be gobbled up in less than a day, it was packed with fantastic characters, great world building and a fast yet detailed plot! When I first was introduced to Angelina Kerner’s writings, I read a sweet novella that was Hallmark movie perfect so when I saw that she was coming out with a crime fighting kick-a** paranormal novel, I had to sign up immediately! The characters were great in all the necessary ways and they worked well with their action roles, keeping you on the edge of your seat. When you usually read a short novel, you are in despair because of the one dimensional characters and an ending that is too quick for anyone’s tastes but Ms. Kerner pulls it off magnificently and always manages to leave me craving for more! I highly recommend this read to those who love the paranormal and are looking for a quick fix treat. I don’t believe you will be disappointed, not one bit! I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.

About the Author (1)

About the Author

Angelina Kerner

ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

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Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.live

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Giveaway

Giveaway Time!!!

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Every family in the book has a family tattoo. Tarotia family is the main family that will appear in every book. The necklace is of the tattoo – two snakes wrapped around a T! Thank you for being part of the blog tour for The Scented Bones! – Angelina Kerner

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Schedule

Sept. 3rd

Reads & Reels (Kick-Off) http://www.readsandreels.com

Errin Krystal (Review) https://errinkrystal.wordpress.com/

Jessica Rachow (Review) Jessicarachow.wordpress.com

Sept. 4th

Nesie’s Place (Promo) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com

The Ghastly Grimoire (Promo) http://theghastlygrimoire.com

The Bookworm Drinketh (Review) http://thebookwormdrinketh.wordpress.com/

Sept. 5th

Books Teacups and Reviews (Promo) https://booksteacupnreviews.wordpress.com/

Bobo’s Book Bank (Promo) http://bobosbookbank.com

Reading Nook (Promo) http://readingnook84.wordpress.com

Banshee Irish Horror Blog (Review) http://www.bansheeirishhorrorblog.com

Sept. 6th

The Genre Minx (Promo) http://www.thegenreminx.com/

Blonde & Inked (Review) http://www.inkedandblondeonline.co.uk

Valerie’s Musings (Promo) http://valeriesmusings76.wordpress.com

Sept. 7th

Didi Oviatt (Review) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review) https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) Dashfan81.blogspot.com

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*~Celebrating 900 Followers!!!~*

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I am so flippin’ excited that earlier I received notification that I have over 900 followers and I am over the moon!

When I first started Touch My Spine Book Reviews under 6 months ago, I had no idea what I was doing! I didn’t know how to write a review for a blog and I was scared to be myself because if fear of rejection. So just really didn’t mess with the whole blogging shenanigans and then last year’s eclipse wanted me to rant and I said “screw it, I’m just going to be myself!” I posted this post: https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com/2017/08/21/2017-eclipse-in-moncks-corner-south-carolina/

After posting this post and my first time really stepping out there I got great feedback! What really helped was that Kim @ By Hook or By Book reblogged my post and she helped me gain the confidence that I needed to just be me!

I never thought that in under 6 months that Touch My Spine Book Reviews would go over 900 followers yet alone people look at my stuff! Last month I received 9,200+ views! Woot, Woot!!!

I have so many amazing friends and followers now! I just love them all! To name just a few because there are so many more, I want to thank Kim, Michel, Fraggle, Pete and Carrie! You guys are my top commenters! I am so glad I interact with you awesome people, daily with your loyal commenting! I also want to thank Sophie, Adrienne, Didi, Shalini, Shannanigans, Trang & Lashaan for all their support throughout these months of opening up to The World of Blog. There are so many more awesome people that follow me and want to name you all but it would take all day to write all your names so I am just going to say thank you to you all and you guys are the BEST! Now some more celebrating with Dani-style happy dances!💖💛💙💚

P.S. I am a bit sad that I don’t have time to list all of your names and sorry if I didn’t mention you or someone feels left out! I love you all so much!

My Kids and I, Makeup and Photos

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As promised to my children, I am posting a blog of us doing each other’s make up and just finished doing a photoshoot. Please excuse any scariness on my behalf and also my son has ADHD so can’t sit still. We were expressing our creativity today so we look a bit drag and my son well he might have altered his skin color but that’s okay, we had fun and I encourage them to be whatever they want to be! I hope everyone has a good day!

*~Monday Morning Shits and Giggles😂~*

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Happy Monday loves! I hope everyone has a fantastic start of their week! I know it’s that dreaded Monday but maybe this dose of the shits and giggles will lighten your day! You guys rock!🤘 HAPPY READING!📚😊 Hope you enjoy!😁

*~Does anyone use Litsy?

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Hello lovelies! I was browsing instagram and saw a fellow blogger post about Litsy. As I’ve read it’s supposedly is like a good mix of Goodreads, Twitter and Instagram. It’s a place where you can disover new books and book lovers! Sounds like my kind of place but wanted to see if anyone uses it or care share their experience with it? Let me know my fellow book nerdigans! You guys rock!

Litsy information can be found at http://litsy.com 😊😁

Please share your thoughts and suggestions!

*~💖Badass Bookish Tattoos📚~*

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I am so crazy over these tattoos! If I had the money I would have a sleeve of tats like these. All of them are calling my name! I’m just peanut butter and jealous of these fantastic tattoos! Great artwork and hope ya’ll enjoy as well!

This one isn’t exactly bookish but Belle is known as the bookish princess and she’s the best! This tat is gorgeous! Major kudos!

Because cats and books are just awesome!

This librarian is badass!

Soooooo pretty…😮😮😮

Imagine…

Those watercolours!!!! Wow!!! So beautiful and bookish!🤤💖📚🌈

Tattoo Bookish Quotes!🌈💖📚

Because simplicity can be great and beautiful all the same🤗🌈

I hope ya’ll are having a fantastic weekend! Did any of this tattoos peak your interest? Do you have any suggestions on a bookish tattoo? Does anyone have a bookish tattoo? Sadly I have 21 tattoos but not one book themed maybe because I haven’t been tatted up in years but seeing these pics now I’m feigning! Thanks for visiting my post! Peace and love baby!💖📚✌

*~90’s Kid Nostalgia~*

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I’m a 90’s kid and appreciate some good ole nostalgia at times. I agree that I miss the simplicity and wish this generation of children had the same mindsets on some things. Maybe you’re not a 90’s kid but we’re alive and enjoyed the 90’s or maybe you can’t relate to any of these. I love them and it was a blast from the past reminiscing!😉 I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

All of these are so true!

Completely agreed!!!

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Heck yes!

Okay, when you put it like that it does make me feel old… Geeze..

Rocko’s Modern Life one of the best shows ever!

Minesweeper was the bees knees!

Loved Clarissa!!!

Oh yes, I did this often!

All I wore was JNCOs and TRIPP pants!!!😉

Loved this phone!