Monday, July 15, 2013


Title: Dancing with Deception
 Author: Andrea Heltsley
 Published: April 2013
Word Count: 20,000
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: None
Recommended Age: Young Adult/Teens


How far would you go to keep your nightmares a secret?

Wendy has been struggling with vivid, chilling nightmares that leave her exhausted and horrified. What will Wendy do to protect her secret when she discovers her nightmares are real? Death is coming and he’s coming for her.

Read the chilling prequel novella to the paranormal romance, Dancing with Death.
·       Download your copy of Dancing with Deception on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords for FREE!

Title: Dancing with Death
 Author: Andrea Heltsley
Published: May 2013
Word Count: 84,000
PGenre: Paranormal Romance
Content Warning: None
Recommended Age: Young Adult/Teens


Murders have plagued the woods in the past, making them a place of fear. Eighteen year old Wendy and her friends become worried when a new string of murders come to their high school.

After a horrible car accident, Wendy returns to school, going from wallflower to popular overnight. Suddenly she is the center of attention, paying more attention to guys and clothes. Things are heating up for Wendy with more than one guy vying for her affections.

As the murderer edges closer to Wendy she realizes things are changing. She is afflicted with nightmares that are all too real and she herself is undergoing unnatural changes. Learning the truth about her past, could be the key to saving her future.

Excerpt from
 Dancing with Deception
 by Andrea Heltsley

I squinted until my eyes adjusted to the surrounding cover of night. Once they had adapted to the darkness, my eyes widened. I was standing next to a tall cluster of trees in the forest not far from my house.
Confusion settled over me as I peered around for any sign as to why I was out there. It was chilly and the wind was slicing right through me. I wished I had a coat on. 
Breaking through the haze of confusion, I suddenly shivered but not because of the cold. The hairs on my arms and neck stood on end and my heart was pounding. Thump, thump, thump, thump. 
The only sound was the rapid beating of my heart. I didn’t know why, but I felt nervous and uneasy. Something bad was coming and I was blind to whatever it was. 
Panic firmly took hold in my stomach and the butterflies caged inside me were let loose to flutter, fighting for freedom. My breathing had become harsh and labored. 
All kinds of wild thoughts were racing through my mind. The waiting was excruciating and my unease increased with each passing second. That’s when I heard it.
The crunch of branches and dead leaves in the distance filtered through the silence. I tried to discern where it was coming from, but had no luck. 
I strained to hear, but was too late. The sounds were coming in my direction. I spun frantically for a place to hide. The trees were thick, but not thick enough to cover me. I could only hide behind one and still myself. 
My hand flew to my mouth to cover the gasp of surprise I was about to unleash. The situation was bad, so much worse than I could have imagined.
There, in the inky darkness of the woods, I focused on two figures ahead of me. It was a chase. The first figure ran with little care of their surroundings. Twigs were snapping and branches were whipping. Leaves crunched loudly below their feet.
The second figure was faster though. It caught up and yanked the first figure to the ground with a loud ‘thud.’ A panicked scream pierced the air and I realized it was a woman that was being chased.

About the Author: 

 Andrea Heltsley is a biology nerd who decided it was more
fun writing than dissecting. She has written four novels and three more will be out in fall/winter 2013. She lives on coffee and reads like a robot. Her husband and two Italian greyhounds usually have to tear her away from the computer...imagine that. :)

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
·       $10 Electronic Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway is International.


  1. These sound good. Love the covers. Thanks for the free book.
    Sue B

  2. Thanks for the free download and the giveaway! :-)

  3. Thx for the download! My to-read pile of books is getting high, but I will leave a review when I get a chance to read :)

  4. Yes, I got my free copy of Dancing with Deception.

  5. Sounds great. I downloaded it and shared it on my FB page. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. I got my copy too and can't wait to read it. Thanks for including me in your tour.

  7. Thank you for the prequel. I'm looking forward to a great read.


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