Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Krystal Shannan Features - The FATES series by Lola James

The FATES Series
by Lola James


Fate’s Design

During a summer trip to Italy, a teenage girl falls in love and is pulled into the world of vampires, witches, and magical powers. As she becomes more deeply entrenched, her nightmares begin to make sense, and the girl realizes that she’s been part of this new world since birth. 

Villain’s Fate

Does good always prevail over evil? What happens when the villain triumphs?

This is a short (prequel) that can be read before or after Fate's Design.


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I should have been studying, but I needed rest more than I needed to understand the Romance era in Europe. I had no clue why I chose such an intense class for my spring course schedule. It was tough enough with all of my business courses, and I decided to add that one for fun.

As the sun set to close out an already long week, I reclined on my bed and put my ear buds in as Katy Perry sang about a teenage dream. It’s ironic that my iPod shuffled to that song since I hate my dreams, but the melody and Katy’s voice relaxed me enough not to think about them.

The door slammed louder than usual and startled me from my rest; then Morgan, my twin sister, started yelling.

“Megan, Megan, you home?” Her annoying high-pitched voice sent my name throughout the house. I exhaled, knowing that my rest was over. I loved Morgan, but sometimes she drove me crazy, and I knew she would occupy the rest of my evening.

 “Here I come,” I grumbled as I sat on the edge of my bed. I stood up, stretched, and started toward the doorway, then stopped. I could feel someone looking at me. I peered over my shoulder at the window and the half-opened blinds, then went to shut them. I sighed with relief as the feeling dissipated.


Lola will award one commenter at every stop a small prize(s) Swag pack (signed bookmarks and post cards - US & Canada Only), and one randomly drawn commenter on the tour will receive a $25 Gift card to B&N or Amazon, winner's choice, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lola James has been reading romance novels since her teens, and fell in love with the paranormal after discovering Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Her love of the dark worlds of vampires and witches, as well as her fascination with Greek mythology led her to create the Spellbound Series, an ongoing Paranormal Romance combining all of the above into tales of suspense with a little bit of humor in an Urban Fantasy setting.

A longtime lover of reading and writing with a passion for a great story, James became discouraged by the complicated and arbitrary publishing process, James had initially set down her laptop and her hopes of being a writer. However, with the purchase of her first e-reader, James became re-energized by the new possibilities for an undiscovered author to reach the masses. Dusting off her keyboard she finally finished Bound to Remember, the first book of the Spellbound Series and self-published it. Energized and ambitious, James is now hard at work on both the Spellbound Series as well as the Fate Series, a paranormal romance about dreams and what happens if they come true.

Living in Southern California with her two beautiful children, James finds time to write in between her full-time job as a mother as well as her other full-time job as an HR manager, as well as her academic schedule as she studies for her Master’s degree which she hopes to complete in 2013. With the success of Bound to Remember, James hopes to continue to reach an audience that will allow her to leave her HR job and focus on her writing as a full time career.


  1. Hehe. She was listening to "Teenage Dream". Nice allusion there!

  2. Hi Krystal, hi Lola,
    I think it is crazy that I found this today. I actually won a bookmark on one of the book pages and guess who it was? Lola James! I received it yesterday and looked up her books. I have Bound To Remember (currently free on Amazon-hint, hint) and it is definitely one of the next books I start. I am looking forward to reading the series. It must be Fate's Design! HAHA-get it?

    Thanks for the excerpts and the great bio,

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book.

  4. Sounds like a good read.


  5. This sounds like a great story for Ya's and maybe adults too. It sounds good to me.

  6. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  7. Nice excerpt.


  8. No doubt, someone has been watching her.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  9. The excerpt certainly made me want more. Who or what was there?


  10. Thanks for the excerpt, you've got my attention! Can't wait to find out what happens next.