The blurb:

When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, K
ira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive. BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.

My take: I read this story the first time several years back when CK and I exchanged critiques on our manuscripts and enjoyed it even then. There have been significant rewrites since, including switching it from adult to YA and some great plot changes. The story starts of strong and keeps the action flowing at a good clip all the way through. The characters are interesting and well rounded, and the story is unique. I’d definitely recommended it to young women who enjoy clean paranormal stories that veer away from vampires, werewolves and the like.
About the author: Christine has always been a writer. Even before she could compose a single word with pen, she scribbled her version of cursive along the open page just to see what it looked like. As a teen, she swiped her dad’s old Royal typewriter so her muse could breathe life into what her vivid imagination had created.

She’s spent the last twenty-five years married to the man of her dreams and raising their two sons. After helping run the family restaurant for most of their marriage, Christine finally broken away to pursue her dream of being an author.

When she’s not with her family or tickling the computer keys, she loves camping, reading, scrapbooking, listening to all kinds of music, and making new friends.

Christine currently living in the middle of sage brush and lava rock with a spectacular view of the Snake River Canyon in South Central Idaho.Bound is available in paperback from and in ebook nearly anywhere ebooks are sold.
You can read a first chapter, order an autographed copy, and learn more about the author here. Bound is part of the Dark Carma tour, featuring three clean paranormal books that all launched last week. stop by and check the others out as well. You’ll find them here, along with how to enter their giveaways–which ends in a few days, so don’t wait!