Monday, September 8, 2014

Review & Character Interview: The Space Within by Kristie Cook

Hi, everyone! I am so freakin' thrilled today to get to talk to you about the latest book by author, Kristie Cook - The Space Within (Part 3 of the Book of Phoenix)! As you may, or may not, know, this means The Book of Phoenix trilogy is now complete!! Let's start with the synopsis of The Space Within:

The Space Within (Part Three of the Book of Phoenix)
Currently Available
Where: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo (all countries)

When Darkness threatens, what matters most lies in The Space Within...
Completing a mission that reunites Guardian Twin Flames turns devastating when the Book of Phoenix throws Leni and Brock into a Dark world, leaving Jeric and Asia behind. They count on their other halves to rescue them, but when that doesn’t happen, they must fight through the Darkness and find a Gate that will take them home.
Except all of Earth’s Gates are sealed.
Enyxa, ruler of Darkness, and her horde of Dark souls storm the Gates to push their way through to Earth. While Leni and Brock fight Enyxa on their side, Jeric and Asia must figure out how to save their Twin Flames without jeopardizing all of Earth’s souls. Through it all—and with a little help from Enyxa—Brock and Asia begin questioning their relationship and whether they’re truly meant to be together…or if they’re two Lost souls forced to become one.
If the Broken dyads don’t find each other fast, they’ll be lost to the Dark forever. But to reunite means choosing themselves over all of Earth’s souls. Can Jeric make that decision? And will Brock and Asia find the love they both desperately crave? Or are they all doomed to perpetual Darkness?
Discover how it all ends in The Space Within, the explosive conclusion to The Book of Phoenix trilogy.




I feel like I say this every time I read a new Kristie Cook novel (and I probably do) but Kristie has really out done herself this time!  In The Space Within, we finally get the "origin story" of Brock and Asia as a couple. Without spilling too many beans, I will say that this story (not just Part 3 but also Parts 1 and 2) were beautiful, heart breaking, and completely necessary. Easily Kristie Cook's best work yet. 5 hearts - go get it! And while you're reading it, keep an eye out for some special cameo appearances!


And now comes the best part. I got to sit down and interview BROCK!!! OMG, he is so ridiculously hot but also incredibly sweet! I was so honored to not only get to meet him but to also get some one on one time with him so he could answer some questions for me. So, here it is! My interview with Brock of the Book of Phoenix series by Kristie Cook:




Comfortably Read: When Leni and Jeric found each other it was very different than when you and Asia found each other. How did you finally come to realize that Asia was "the one”? 

Brock: Heh. Honestly? I knew the moment I opened the door when she came for the interview with my mom. But knowing it in some weird place in my heart doesn’t mean my brain accepted it. When I realized she’d been living in her car, I knew I had to do something for her. I wouldn’t let her out of my sight until I knew she was safe, preferably as close to me as I could possibly get her without looking like a perv stalker. But again, life got in the way, and I couldn’t see how we could have that – what does Mom call it? - that HEA ending.

Me: Do you have any bad feelings towards Hope? 

Brock: *shrugs* Dude, it sucks that we went through all of that, but she did what she had to do. I still love her. She’ll always be my mom.

Me: What did it feel like, going through the gates? Was it kind of like going through a Stargate? :O 

Brock: I don’t know what a Stargate feels like, personally, but it was a little strange. You get tossed around a lot, but it's disorienting more than anything. Falling into water all the time gets old pretty fast, but it's better than landing on our asses on hard ground. The best part is seeing into different worlds, but that's also the worst part because we just wanted to find our world.

Me: In case you couldn't tell, I'm a super geek! How amazing was it to see other worlds and dimensions? You know... aside from the whole going dark and running for your life thing. :X 

Brock: That’s the thing – I was too worried about saving my ass, everyone else, and our souls to enjoy the scenery. I guess it’s cool to say that it happened, but at the time, it felt like little more than a living nightmare.

Me: Finally, hopefully Asia will forgive me for saying but, you are smokin hot! Can you tell us a bit about your exercise routine and diet? 

Brock: *flexes bicep* Want to feel? *snickers at Marissa’s red face* Come join me at the gym and I’ll show you what I do, then I ll cook you one of my famous meals. Of course, I can’t show you my favorite workout. Asia wouldn’t forgive either of us since it involves her naked. *wink*

Me: *fans self* Thank you for an amazing interview, Brock!!

Now I want to tell you where to get this amazing trilogy!

First of all Part 1 of the Book of Phoenix is The Space Between, which is currently available in the Curses, Fates, & Soul mates box set! 

Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/ZonUSCurses
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/CFSMAmazonUK
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/CFSMZonCA
Nook US: http://tinyurl.com/CFSMNook
Nook UK: http://tinyurl.com/CFSMNookUK
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/CFSMKobo
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/iBooksCFSM


Part 2 of the Book of Phoenix is The Space Beyond

Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/ZonBeyondUS
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/TSB2-AmazonUK
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/ZonCABeyond
Nook US: http://tinyurl.com/NookTSB2US
Nook UK: http://tinyurl.com/NookUKBeyond
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/KoboBeyond
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/iBooksBeyond

And of course, Part 3 of the Book of Phoenix is The Space Within

Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/ZonWithinUS
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/ZonUKWithin
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/ZonWithinCA
Nook US: http://tinyurl.com/NookWithinUS
Nook UK: http://tinyurl.com/NookWithinUK
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/koboWithin
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/iBooksWithin

About the Author

 Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance / contemporary fantasy, with Promise, Purpose, Devotion, Power, and the latest release, Wrath, book five, available now. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, which details the compelling history of her Soul Savers mythology. Over 300,000 Soul Savers books have been sold, with Promisepeaking at #54 on the Amazon Top 100 Paid list and at #1 in the Amazon Fantasy category.

Kristie’s second series, The Book of Phoenix, is a New Adult paranormal trilogy. The Space Between is currently available, and The Space Beyond is releasing May 19, 2014, andThe Space Within will be available Summer 2014.

Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three sons, a beagle, and a puggle. She can be found at:

Author's Website & Blog: http://www.KristieCook.com
UK Fan Site: http://www.kristiecookfansite.co.uk
The Book of Phoenix Website: http://www.TheBookofPhoenix.com
Soul Savers Series Website: http://www.SoulSaversSeries.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorKristieCook
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/kristiecookauth