Second Verse

Second Verse Cover



I loved Second Verse! I’ve been completely fascinated by ghost stories and YA novels lately, and this book does a great job of combining them.

What I like about this book: Lange and Vaughn are great together; their intense connection is well written. I like the idea of The Hunt: the town’s “fake” murder mystery. As the new girl in town, Lange’s attitude toward The Hunt is perfectly believable. The séance is appropriately creepy. Lange’s and Vaughn’s growing fascination with murdered girl Ginny is great, and the fact that they’re being stalked is terrifying. I don’t want to give too much away, but I highly recommend this paranormal thriller. This books is perfectly terrifying in the best way!

Five stars.


About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

Welcome to another exciting publishing house spotlight tour from Novel Publicity. Join us as two new titles from Luminis Books–we’re calling them the Luminis Dyad–tour the blogosphere in a way that just can’t be ignored. And, hey, we’ve got prizes!

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win either of two $25 Amazon gift cards, an autographed copy of Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup, or an autographed copy of its tour mate, The Field by Tracy Richardson. Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win a $25 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other $25 gift card and the 3 autographed books will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Luminis Duo tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

About the book: Can love last more than a lifetime? Can Murder? Bad things come in threes. In Shady Springs, that includes murder.

Lange Crawford’s move to Shady Springs, Pennsylvania, lands her a group of awesome friends, a major crush on songwriter Vaughn, and life in a haunted, 200-year-old farmhouse. It also brings The Hunt: an infamous murder mystery festival where students solve a fake, gruesome murder scheme during the week of Halloween. Well, supposedly fake.

Weeks before The Hunt, Lange and her friends hold a séance in the farmhouse’s eerie barn. When a voice rushes through, whispering haunting words that only she and Vaughn can hear, Lange realizes it’s begging for help. The mysterious voice leads Lange and Vaughn to uncover letters and photos left behind by a murdered girl, Ginny, and they become obsessed with her story and the horrifying threats that led to her murder.

But someone doesn’t like their snooping, and Lange and Vaughn begin receiving the same threats that Ginny once did. The mysterious words from the barn become crucial to figuring out Ginny’s past and discovering how their own past is connected to hers. They must work fast to uncover the truth or risk finding out if history really does repeat itself.

Pick up your copy of this Young Adult/ Paranormal/ Thriller l through Amazon US, Amazon UK, or Barnes & Noble.

About the author: When Jennifer Walkup isn’t writing or reading, she’s spending time with her husband and young sons, listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, and coming up with costume ideas for Halloween. She’s obsessed with good coffee and new recipes and likes broccoli on her pizza, flowers in her hair, flip-flops on her feet, and the number 13. A member of SCBWI, Jennifer also serves as fiction editor for The Meadowland Review and teaches creative writing at The Writers Circle. Second Verse is her first novel. Connect with Jennifer on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.

Luminis Books was launched in January, 2010 by husband and wife team Tracy Richardson and Chris Katsaropoulos with a mission to publish thought-provoking literary fiction for children and adults. We publish what we love: Meaningful Books That Entertain. Our award-winning books engage and inform readers and explore a wide range of topics from love and relationships, teen sexual assault and homelessness to string theory, consciousness, and the Universal Energy Field. Luminis Books is a proudly independent publisher located in Carmel, IN. Learn more at

Learn more about Second Verse‘s tour mate HERE.

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Spotlight On: The Devil’s Flower

In a town called Nowhere, angels and demons battle for salvation—who will win—and what will be the cost?

 Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie
Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her
search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as
Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins
motorcycle club.

Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s
presence scares off most people he comes in contact with — but not Rosalie.
She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.

But Steele guards a secret that if
Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love — along with destroy the human race.
And the truth comes at a price.

Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove
her loyalty to Steele?

The Dark and Light Realms collide as
Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to
become that which she is fated to

Teaser – Chapter One – Divine Union:

Darkness descended over the freeway. Rosalie turned the key in the ignition a final time. Nothing. A string of unladylike words flew from her mouth as she bashed the side of her fist on the steering wheel. Her only result was pain. Two states from home, her car had run out of gas, her cell phone was dead, and she had to pee so badly she could taste it.

Lisa likes to write dark and twisted tales of magic and
romance. She has a passion for Young Adult and New Adult Paranormal
she’s not conjuring tales about witches, demons, and other magical beings, she
can be found leathered, and bound to the back of her husband’s Harley, touring
her homeland of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Lisa’s imagination where light ends and fantasy begins. But heed these warnings
. . . it’s dark, it’s magical, you may experience tingles.

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Coming 2014 – Books two and three of The Eternal Beings Trinity – The Demon’s Wrath & The Angel’s Retribution.