Finding Thor with Kai Strand, Excerpt & Giveaway

International intrigue hits small-town America.
Tragedy has left Cara Cassidy broken and the only thing
keeping her from giving in completely is her guilt. Until Nik Rock.
Nik stirs up feelings in degrees she has never experienced,
and causes her to do things that most assuredly give him the wrong impression –
like kiss him before their first date. Somehow, he breaks down the walls
around her emotions until she has no choice but to forgive herself and feel
But a mysterious, troubled past follows Nik, and Cara may
prove to be his weakest link.
When a royal princess shows up looking for Nik, and an
international gang arrives looking for missing jewels, Cara lands in mortal
danger. Will she be able to save herself? What will happen to her newly repaired
psyche if she loses Nik?
Romance, mystery, and high stakes – just another day in high
The veil dropped over Nik’s expression so
fast, it told her exactly what she didn’t want to know. Nik had indeed seen her
mom. Cara turned away from him again intending to trudge back into the
“By the crown, will you stop already?” Nik
The exasperation in his tone and the odd
choice of words piqued her curiosity. Cocking her head, she asked, “By the
The frustration melted away and Nik pursed
his lips, which almost distracted Cara enough to forget the thread of
conversation, but she tore her eyes away and asked, “Is that what they say in Seattle?”
Nik’s eyes lit with
appreciation. “Aren’t you clever?”
“Am I?”
He nodded. His appreciative
appraisal and half smile wreaked havoc with her supposed cleverness.
“Nik?” she breathed.
“Yes?” He tilted toward her
giving her the impression he hung on her every word. His eyes were glued to her
lips, which she realized were parted and ever so slightly panting.
She gulped. “Can we perhaps
do this after school?”
When he raised his gaze to
meet hers she almost liquefied under the heat of it. “Can I trust you?”
“Trust me to do what?” Cara
asked. She was losing the ability to think.
“Show up.” He slid closer
and she held her breath hoping he would take her in his arms.
“Show up where?” she asked.
A full-blown grin curved
across his face and she thrilled with the knowledge she’d put it there. Then
she realized she couldn’t remember how.
“Actually, I was going to
ask you that,” Nik said. His eyes roved her face.
“Wait. What?” Cara’s voice
was so breathy she wasn’t sure if she spoke or gasped.
“Where should we meet? After
She itched to rise up on
tiptoe and kiss that stellar grin off his mouth.
A low chuckle rumbled
through him. “Why don’t you tell me in gym class?”
She nodded slowly. Was he a
drug? Or maybe the male version of a siren. Did they have those?
He tipped further forward
and she caught her breath. Then he sighed.
“See you next period.”
Her mouth fell open as he
walked away. He hadn’t even touched her and she was burning with need.
At the end of the hall, he
glanced over his shoulder and grinned when he saw her still gaping after him.
When he walked out of view she let out the breath she’d been holding. It
stuttered and shook, but was relieved to escape her burning lungs. How long had
she been holding her breath?
By the crown, Nik Rock was
What people are saying:
I don’t think I can contain how excited I am that this book came to me.
I prayed to the Book Gods and they answered. The author sent us this book and I
knew nothing about it. It had been awhile that I’d really, just dived into a
story. One that really captivated me to keep going.
I fell in love with many of the characters.
They were so well done. Cara’s best friend Kelly was perfect! The laughter you
needed. I was happy for Cara for Finding her Thor. I’m not embarrassed to say I
cried a couple times. –Lissa, Boundless Book Reviews
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About the author:
When her children
were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family
around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys
were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an
award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to
provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for
young adult and middle grade readers Kai entertains children of all ages, and
their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website,

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One Response to Finding Thor with Kai Strand, Excerpt & Giveaway

  1. Beverly

    This is my favorite story of Kai’s. The characters won my heart and I so wanted them to solve their problems and be happy.

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