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Release Day Blast: The Killing Cure: Redeem (Book Three of The Killing Cure Series) by C.S. Kendall

In this fast-paced, edge of your seat final installment to C.S. Kendall’s The Killing Cure, Julia and Charlie are finally building a life together after a century apart. But when Charlie starts to display puzzling side effects of his supernatural existence, they are forced to seek help from the last person they want to see. Can Julia and Charlie find their way to a happy ever after, or have their fates been sealed by the murderous fountain of youth?

About The Kill Cure: Redeem

Title: The Kill Cure: Redeem

Author: C.S. Kendall

Series: The Killing Cure #3

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Release Date: February 4, 2020

Publisher: Escape Artists Enterprises

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: B0847CCKGY

Finally, after a century apart, Julia and Charlie begin building a life together. But once again, their plans for a future are thwarted when Charlie displays puzzling side effects of his supernatural existence as the Phoenix. As his symptoms progress and Julia runs out of options, they are forced to seek out the only other immortal they know—Charlie’s former captor, Amara.

Darius and Amara go back millennia. Having drunk from the murderous Fountain of Youth, their history is marred by deadly choices. Amara is desperate to have Darius back but he cannot forgive her for the part she played in unleashing the Fountain of Youth on the world or for what the water made her do.

When Julia gets wind of Amara’s insidious plan to redeem herself, she finds that an enemy of an enemy is a friend. After saving her life, Darius reveals the truth about Charlie’s existence as the Phoenix, including the fact that this time, Julia can’t save the only man she’s ever loved. Armed with nothing but a shadowy foretelling about the Phoenix, Julia discovers that with Charlie and his newfound abilities they may be able to stop Amara from unleashing her treachery on the world. The only problem is they have no idea how. Even if they could figure it out, will the cost of bringing Amara down be too high?

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Excerpt:

Copyright© 2020 The Kill Cure: Redeem

C.S. Kendall

The coffee finished dripping, and Julia poured two mugs in silence. She turned to face Charlie, handing him one of the mugs. “We need to figure out what’s happening here.”

“You don’t’ have to convince me. As distressing as it is to take on the painful memories of others, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that being a miracle worker comes with side effects.”

Julia laughed. “Stop calling yourself that.”

“What? Miracle worker? What would you call me?”

She stared at him for a moment, but nothing clever came to mind. “I got nothing.”

“Then don’t judge.”

Julia sobered. “But why? Why side effects? You do the world a favor! As far as Amara’s concerned, you’re some kind of freaking Savior or something. Why should you suffer?”

“Why should anyone? What makes me less entitled to my share of suffering?”

“This isn’t your share. This is other peoples’ share.”

“I don’t know…there’s always balance, right? The Fountain of youth heals you, but it makes a killer of you. The antidote spares you from such a fate, but you’ll be sick or mortal again. Everything has a cost. A counterweight.”

“I supposed. Still—“

Charlie set his coffee on the small spread of counter and wrapped his arms around Julia. He pierced her gaze with his chocolate eyes.

“Can you just enjoy the moments I’m sane?” Pushing a tendril of hair out of her face, he laid a kiss on her forehead. “I have an idea. We’re up early. How about we try to catch the sunrise?”

“I think that’s an excellent idea.”

Hand in hand, they retreated to the porch. Julia draped herself across Charlie’s lap, and they sat in quiet content, waiting for the sun to take its first glimpse over the horizon.

“Ah, this is what I always imagined.” Charlie’s eyes were closed, his arms wrapped around Julia as he held her close to his body.

“These are the perfect moments,” Julia agreed. “When I was out on the road hunting down all those who had a drink from the Fountain, I would often wonder what a quiet morning would be like with you. Or an uneventful evening. Sometimes I felt so far from the girl I was, I wondered if I’d be able to enjoy something normal like this with you.”

“And can you?”

“So far, so good.”

She kissed Charlie’s nose.

Charlie tipped Julia’s chin with his finger, lifting her gaze to meet his. “This is all I ever wanted. You, me, the quiet…” he trailed, a certain sadness shadowing his expression.

“And children. You always wanted children.”

She tousled her fingers through his hair and kissed him on the cheek, with the wish in her heart that she could give him what he’s always longed for.

“I did. But I’ve come to terms with the fact that that dream had to go with everything else. But I’m happy to find a new dream, as long as you’re by my side.”

“Nothing could tear me away.”

Other Books in the The Killing Cure series:

Title: Guardian: The Kill Cure Origins

Author: C.S. Kendall

Series: The Killing Cure: #0.5

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Release Date: February 24, 2016

Publisher: Escape Artists Enterprises

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: B01C6LB40U

What if Ponce de Leon was right, and there truly exists a fountain of youth somewhere? Would you take a drink? Indeed, everything you’ve heard is true, but only half-true. Such a fountain exists, and the water gives life. But it demands it too. Once a sip is taken, the waters within come calling, awakening a need within those who have had a drink to kill so the water can replenish the stores of life giving power flowing from the fountain. But there is a safeguard–a family who has passed down guardianship of the water from generation to generation. Guardian tells the story of Norman, who struggles to come into his new role and ultimately makes a decision that will alter the course for those across the generations who have taken a drink from the deadly spring.

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Title: The Kill Cure: Drink

Author: C.S. Kendall

Series: The Killing Cure #1

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Release Date: November 7, 2019

Publisher: Escape Artists Enterprises

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: B07YRTYMDC

Print ISBN: 9781513704586

Childhood friendship turns to love in this dark reimagining of the fountain of youth. In 1919, Charlie returns from WWI and gives his heart to Julia. As their love story begins, tragedy strikes when Julia contracts a deadly illness. On her deathbed, dreams of a future together shatter, but Charlie refuses to give up, convincing Julia to drink from a vial of “healing waters” his war buddy swore would bring spontaneous healing. Julia’s miraculous recovery brings hope, but the water’s murderous side effects snuff out the couple’s short-lived joy. Can Charlie help Julia fight the water’s call to kill? All their efforts may be in vain when Julia has to choose between running from the curse or embracing it in order to save Charlie. Journey with Julia and Charlie through a love story that spans a hundred years and an age-old curse that spans more and worse, puts Charlie’s life and Julia’s soul at risk.

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Title: The Kill Cure: Heal

Author: C.S. Kendall

Series: The Killing Cure #2

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Release Date: December 12, 2019

Publisher: Escape Artists Enterprises

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: B01CRIMK5K

Print ISBN: 9781734256215

After completing the one hundred year-long mission Julia was forced to carry out, she returns to the island where it all began. But rather than finding her beloved Charlie where she left him, the island which houses the cursed fountain of youth is abandoned. In her frantic search for Charlie, Julia will enlist the help of an unlikely ally—someone from her past whom she believed to be dead. This new partnership is rocky, but together they will work to solve the mystery of where Charlie has gone. But even more perplexing than his disappearance is what Charlie has become. With extraordinary abilities of his own, Charlie’s talents are valuable, and they’ve been found out by a dangerous foe. Journey again with Julia as she finds Charlie, unearths a wealth of secrets contained within the fountain of youth’s waters, and discovers that a mission she thought completed…has only just begun.

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About the Author:

Kate has an MA in art history from San José State University and has taught art history at a local college. For many years, she has worked as a dental hygienist, courageously offering encouragement to her non-flossing patients.

She has always enjoyed writing but became more serious after being encouraged by a friend to participate in National Novel Writing Month. She began writing historical fiction but soon realized that the romance was taking over the history.

Kate is a Bay Area native who lives near the beach with her husband and Lola, their spoiled Labrador Retriever. When not writing, she enjoys cooking, music, movies, reading, and fangirling over Jamie Dornan.

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