Tuesday, January 8, 2013

If you wanted to learn more about the second novel in Kimberly Derting's The Pledge series and enter for a chance to win your own copy, you've come to the right place!  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour, hosted by Shane at Itching for Books!

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Title: The Essence
Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Pledge, book #2
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

“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.

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.
Find out more about Kimberly Derting and her books:

This giveaway is for a finished copy of The Essence (US only) and an ebook version (open internationally).

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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy reading!


  1. I just picked this up yesterday!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this sequel. :)

  3. I haven't read the first book, but I love her Body Finder series. Will try to give the Pledge a chance when I can!

  4. I've been wanting to read this series for a while. Can't until I can!

  5. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. This sequel looks like it's going to be great!


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