January 3, 2013

Blog Tour: The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting

Hey all!  Thanks for stopping by our Tour Stop for

The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting

presented by Shane @ Itching for Books where we have
a spotlight on this great book!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

add to goodreadsThe Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting
Publication Date:  January 1, 2013
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry

About the Author:

Kimberly is the author of the BODY FINDER series (HarperCollins) and THE PLEDGE trilogy (Simon & Schuster). She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy…a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration.

Connect with the Author:  Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

Available for Purchase:
amazon / B&N / TBD / indiebound


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  1. Holly Letson

    I hear this series is really good. Would love to try it.

  2. Joy F

    Sounds good, love the cover.

  3. Mandee @ Compelled By Words

    Just finished this last night, SO GOOD! My stops on the 12th. Great post, loooove Kim so much!!

  4. Kelly L.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to read The Essence, especially since The Pledge was so good! :D

  5. Carmen B.

    I finally got my paperback of The Pledge yesterday and can’t wait to finally start the series ^^ Of course it’d be awesome to win the ebook and continue the story right away… thanks for giving internationals a chance to win too! :)

  6. Erika

    Really enjoying the Body Finder series and can’t wait to start reading this one! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the beautiful cover!

  7. Michael

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I can’t wait to read this series. =]

  8. Thanks for participating.

  9. Vivien

    Really looking forward to this sequel!! Loved The Pledge :)

  10. Beckey

    Thanks for sharing seems like it will be a great sequel ;)

    Congrats on the release

  11. Tia

    Loved the Pledge, Would love to read the sequel

  12. Sarah Kozlowski

    I loved the first book in the Pledge series, I can’t wait to read the second book.

  13. Jacqueline Torres

    Thanks for sharing this great giveaway I can\t wait to read this book : )

  14. Brooke

    I’ve been wanting to read this one very much. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. giselle contreras

    Can’t wait to read the book:) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  16. Christine

    This book looks great–thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  17. Dione Sage

    I love the cover and the book sounds good too

  18. bn100

    Nice cover.

  19. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    YaY! I cannot wait to read this book! The first one was AWESOME! I know this one will to! Thank you for this great giveaway!!

  20. Raina

    I’ve been wanting to read this! Much love for the awesome giveaway.

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