Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book Blogger Fair Author - Jean Murray

Pen Name:  Jean Murray
Key to the Cursed Series:  Crescent Moon Press
Web Address: www.jean-murray.com ; www.keytothecursed.com
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Bio: In her pursuit of a nursing degree, Jean Murray aspired to see the world and joined the Navy. At the end of 2011 she said a heart-breaking goodbye to her Navy family and retired after twenty years of military service. Although her dreams of writing full time have yet to come true, she continues her writing journey and draws inspiration from her travels abroad. She enjoys spending time with her family and of course, writing about the “Carrigan sisters and their mates, Gods of the Underworld,” to bring you the next installment of the Key to the Cursed series.

Author Jean Murray brings a wonderful new spin to the paranormal world with her Egyptian Underworld gods.  She broke ground in the paranormal romance genre with Soul Reborn and now continues the Key to the Cursed journey with Soul Awakened.  See what readers and reviewers are saying about her new book ~ http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16484518-soul-awakened?auto_login_attempted=true

Publisher:  Crescent Moon Press
Marketing Director: Marlene Castricato 

BOOK I:  Soul Reborn
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-9828200-6-3
Length: Novel
Publication Date: Feb 2011
Cover art by Ash Arceneaux
Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.
Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess' undead army unleashing hell on earth.  But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.
TAGLINE     “Only the strongest love can unlock the souls of the Underworld.”
Romantic Times (RT) Book Reviews (Sept2011) -  4/4.5 stars/Scorcher, http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/soul-reborn
Night Owl Reviews:  Reviewer’s Top PICK/ 5 Stars (Abigail, Feb2013)  “The first book in the “Key to the Cursed” series was absolutely phenomenal. Anything that deals with old world deities and is written well always hooks me from the get go. This was definitely an excellent book to begin a new series.”  http://paranormal.nightowlreviews.com/V5/Reviews/Angibabi4-reviews-Soul-Reborn-by-Jean-Murray
BOOK II:  Soul Awakened
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9781937254971
Length: Novel
Publication Date: January 2013
Cover art by Taria Reed
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Kendra, an Egyptologist and demi-god in waiting, is the key to unlocking Bakari, the Egyptian God of Death, from his cursed slumber. Desperate to free him, she inadvertently binds herself to the god with a spell that only death will undo. To save Bakari from himself, she may have to sacrifice her innocence, and possibly her soul, before he becomes his family’s worst enemy.

Bakari awakens to a world at war and a beautiful woman who has tethered his soul to hers. In the wake of his self-destruction Kendra is his only hope of salvation, but another has vowed to keep Bakari from the one thing he craves most-- his Parvana. His butterfly.
Night Owl Reviews:  Reviewer’s Top PICK/ 5 Stars (Abigail, Feb2013) :  “I know other readers are going to love this series as much as I do. Get settled in for a thrilling paranormal tale.”  http://www.nightowlreviews.com/V5/Reviews/Angibabi4-reviews-Soul-Awakened-by-Jean-Murray
Bitten by Paranormal Romance, Ollie (Feb2013): 5/5 Alpha Howls, Hot
“I don't know where to begin to describe the absolutely marvelous job that the author does in not only creating a wonderful world with so much depth and detail, but a story line the has the mystery and intrigue that will keep you glued to the pages.”  http://www.bittenbyparanormalromance.com/2013/01/arc-review-of-soul-awakened-key-to.html?zx=7d4a84f0db7635b8


  1. Hi Zrinka.

    Thank you for having me on your lovely blog.


  2. An excellent tagline. Love is certainly a powerful & strong force.

  3. First impressions are really really important - but I confess when I met my husband for the first time my impression wasn't nice... but it faded a few hours later... ;-)