Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Spotlight on Burdened by Peiri Ann

About the Book:

Tracey Warren has everything an eighteen year old girl should. She lives a life of expectancies; go to school, please her parents, party with friends, and revel in life as a young adult. That is until she experiences an unexpected life changing accident caused by Nathan Newcomb; an illegally attractive yet perplexed guy who has her fumbling over her words and cracking her head on the concrete. In being enthralled by his overwhelming existence, Tracey neglects his promise of death (which never falls short of Nathan) and in ignoring his guarantee, she chooses to give into love over sanity and risks her life for the opportunity of being with him.

Nathan, knowing the risks gives into this want to have Tracey presuming it may be better to jeopardize their possible ending, than to allow her to endure the pain of his devoid. Nonetheless, with him being a burdened Sephlem, not only are they burdened by their adversaries who will risk everything but the exposure of their existence to see Nathan fall. But Nathan and Tracey come to find that their most sinister enemies lie under their same roof and regrettably share the same bloodline.

Title: Burdened

Author: Peiri Ann

Publisher: Peiri Ann

Pages: 246

Genre: Paranormal Romance New Adult

Format: Paperback/Kindle

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Read the first chapter here.


The last week before a break, Mrs. Kimble’s class always lasts forever! I cannot wait for this week to be over. It’s almost spring break—the next best thing to look forward to, apart from summer. It’s the start of the warming days, when we can lose the coats and start letting some skin show. That earthy scent comes back, due to the freshly bloomed flowers and trees, and the newly grown grass.

Oh yeah, and the preeminent point—lack of class. My impatience for graduation, in a few months, also grinds at the back of my head.

Still three days to go, until I can enjoy our week of no school and not waking up early. Mrs. Kimble moves on to literary words that are meant to capture your feelings when you speak. Yeah, only three more days—if I can ever get out of this long-ass class!

“So,” Glen pulls me from my thoughts, tapping my back, “what do you have planned for our lovely break that’s coming up?”

I turn a quarter of the way to her, not wanting to draw attention to us. “Nothing much. I haven’t put too much thought into it. What about you?”

“Well, you know, Andrew Stevens is planning the next break party, I think it is Friday at 9, or maybe 10.” She looks up to the ceiling, then nods. “I heard it from Robert, in the hall.”

Break party, it’s what we call any party thrown the last day of school and the opening of a break. It seems lame, thinking of it now. I guess it serves its purpose though.

Intriguing, I think, as I speak. “Andrew is not known for throwing parties, especially at his place—his mother would murder him if she found out.”

“Well, he is apparently willing to risk it—that’s why everyone is planning to go. It so has to be worth it,” she chimes, in anticipation. “So yeah, very intriguing.”

“Tracey and Glen, is the talk of Andrew’s party more important than the study going on in this English class?” Here she goes. Mrs. Kimble, on another role of trying to embarrass her students by using her bionic ears to ease-drop on their conversations.

Today, Tracey Warren and Glen Richards are on her hit list.

“Of course not, Mrs. Kimble!” Glen says with exaggeration. “Nothing is more important than what is going on within your exceptional English class.” Glen is the best smart-ass in existence. We have known each other since grade school. When her, her mom, and her older sister moved to Bennington, here in Vermont, she walked into my classroom and our third grade teacher assigned her the desk next to mine. I smiled at her and she offered me one of her princess erasers. We have been tied at the hip ever since.

“Now Glen, with your equipped sarcasm, you should try directing your efforts more towards paying attention to your studies,” Mrs. Kimble states calmly, while giving her a piercing look over the bridge of her glasses, “rather than towards being a smart-aleck.”

We have gotten each other into hell, and she has been the one to get us out; —in most cases. We are both eighteen, though she is a few months older than me; yet, I’m taller than she is. While I have dark-brown—almost black—hair, she has that pretty, sandy-brown hair that many girls color their heads to achieve. Freckles cover her cheeks, and I have a beauty mark resting aside my left eye. We both have curvy shapes that pull eyes as we walk, and Glen flaunts hers with an ‘I got it, girl’ attitude.

“Smart-Aleck!” Glen gasps. “Mrs. Kimble,” she says, slowly and with emphasis, “now, with your high expectations of me, you know I wouldn’t dare. I love being one of the students you go home thinking of, how you can make me into a better person before I leave this school.” She flashes her pearly whites and winks at Mrs. Kimble.

The other students in the class snicker and shake their heads. Mrs. Kimble—for a moment—only glares at Glen. The bell rings loudly, jarring her attention.

That bell may take forever to ring, but it is always right – on – time! Gathering my things, all I hear is giggling, rambles, and shuffling from the other students trying to rush from the classroom. Looking at each other, Glen and I attempt to make a run for it.

The last thing I need is for Mrs. Kimble to desire to keep me in this classroom any longer than the hour I already had to suffer through.

About the Author

A love for reading transpired into an admiration for writing at a young age for Peiri Ann. Starting off in writing poetry and short stories she indulged in the possibilities of creating new worlds and lives to live within them opening a window of unanticipated possibilities. In high school a pin and notebook never left her grasps and in college the pin was replaced by a keyboard and the notebook replaced by a computer screen. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and certified in business management.

When Peiri Ann is not writing, reading, doing homework, or working in the downtown of Chicago she enjoys spending time with her little girl, watching action flicks, and spooning peanut butter from the jar as a midnight snack.

Her latest book is the paranormal romance/New Adult, Burdened.

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  1. i reallly don't know what to think of thise one. the writing sound good, the blurb isn't catching my interest but i get no red warning vibes either so i will wait until you reach this one in your TBR pile to see if it's one for me or not^^

  2. Hi Brenda, thank you for the book feature. And Miki, thanks for the consideration.

    1. Hi Peiri,

      thank you a lot for coming to see us. We greatly appreciate and i'm sure Brenda was happy to feature you as you are on her list to share with us^^ ( and often after she shares her opinion we can't resist longer^^)

      Would it be a spoiler to explain a little more what a sephlem is? that had me curious

      also since your book exist in paperback it's a great bonus to catch my interest^^

    2. I'm happy to help. :-) I have your book on my TBR and I intend to read it as soon as I get a chance to!

    3. Hi,

      No spoiler, I’d love to share more insight about the allegorical creature “Sephlem”. Like there are so many creatures out there some of us humans are unaware of, Sephlems exist amongst them. There are three different breeds of Sephlem; Burdened – are tainted with demons blood, they are the most dangerous and the most feared, Hybrid – are born in a form less than human with a gothic image (long, black hair, nails and eyes, and light pale skin), they undertake their human image after maturity, and Full-blooded Sephlems – they look like humans out of the womb (unlike burdeneds and hybrids), however they possess (they all possess)abilities that go beyond what we “humans” are capable of.

      All three are encountered in “Burdened” with a little something extra unexpected. (Pertaining to Sephlems, I mean.) Something diverse and salient about Sephlems is their way of claiming their mates. It’s ironically fascinating.

      Sorry my reply is so long. And the one deleted was posted incorrectly.

    4. thank you a lot for all these infos i must say that it really makes the blurb more interesting when we know more about what sephlem is and i'm even more curious now

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  4. It sounds intriguing so I'm definitely interested in seeing your review if you get to read it before me. :)