Blog Tour/ Giveaway: Kiss Me, Curse Me by Kate Shay


Title: Kiss Me, Curse Me

Author: Kate Shay

Release date: March 6, 2013

Genre:  Paranormal/Historical Fiction

Age Group:  Young Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours


Book Description:

This is a story of a kiss–a simple kiss. . . and a boy. . . and a girl.

It’s the Great Depression, but you would barely know it in Dam Town. The building of the great Carnee Dam has brought money, men, and mischief into an otherwise seemingly quiet desert community.

Ahanu is an outcast, born into a culture that despises him. He is Native American, of the land, a free spirit. If he wasn’t in love with a girl that was already taken, maybe he could spend his days in the forest just as he pleases, but life isn’t that simple.

Coreen is on a path to nowhere, dating the typical boy, and doing as her father always asks, or that’s how it appears. On one moonlit night, her fate becomes entwined in an old curse unlocked by the boy of her dreams–true love–Ahanu.

This curse is old and it will have its way, it will do its damage.


She giggled quietly as they entered the gaping hole that burrowed into the mountain.

“Shhhhh,” he whispered.

She giggled again.

“I’m serious . . . be quiet.” Ahanu put his finger to his generous lips.

The flame was almost about to burn out, so Ahanu ripped the second arm off his shirt and wrapped it around. In the brightness, he caught the flames dancing in her sapphire blues. He held the torch up and out and took her hand in his.

“You’ve never been here before?” she whispered.

“No. I’ve come close, but ran back.”

“Oh. You  scared?”

“No . . . mmm . . . maybe. . .”

The opening was small compared to how large it actually was inside. The cave ceiling loomed high above, then tapered farther back to a crouching level. The light didn’t carry that far back, and they didn’t want to venture so far anyway.

“Stop,” he whispered.

There was a large, lone rock, shaped as if to invite seating. He leaned the torch staff against the wall. They sat down together, Ahanu’s heart pounding away in nervousness. He wondered if hers was doing the same. At first they said nothing, did nothing, other than listen to one another’s steady breath. He let out a sigh and she did as well. They caught each other’s gaze. She smiled, and he leaned in for that first kiss.

The waiting had been killing him inside. Ahanu felt his stomach burn and recoil as their lips touched. Her lips were softer than he had imagined, and any other active thoughts in his mind vanished as he allowed himself to experience his Coreen. He took his hand and slipped it at the base of her head under her silky hair and tugged slightly. She let out a soft moan, so he tugged a little harder, pulling her head away just enough so that their lips separated. The look in her eyes was only one of want, so he got back to it.

kate-shay-199x300[1]About the Author:

Kate Shay was born in Scotland under a full moon amongst the misty moors. Her homeland calls to her still, but now she basks in the Seattle rains and visits the Isle only in her dreams.

She took creative writing in college for two years and has been writing for the last five years. She keeps a diary with her sad and romantic poems for when she’s in the mood: usually it’s after watching The English Patient–her favorite all-time movie.

Where to find her-


Her Blog

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