Thursday, August 13, 2015

In Plain Sight by Senayda Pierre - Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway



“Hide in plain sight. Grandfather’s mantra is forever ingrained in me.”

Sahalie is the last of her lineage, bearing supernatural abilities gifted by the Spirits. She knows that in order to unlock her full potential she needs to find her mate. Yet in order to protect herself Sahalie knows she cannot reveal her secret abilities nor share her lineage with anyone but her true mate. She feels an instant and an undeniable connection with Yuma. Her Spirit Animal, a sassy little red fox is also drawn to the man’s Spirit Animal, a powerful tiger. 

The problem? 

Yuma is the son of an Elder. An Elder’s son means Yuma is neck-deep in community politics and drama. And she wants none of that. While Sahalie tries to avoid Yuma, the pull of true mates is evident and soon they find themselves unable to stay apart. 

“What is it about you Sahalie?” I voice the question that’s haunted me since I first locked gazes with her. 

Yuma has a very difficult decision to make… Will he follow his heart and Spirit Animal’s wishes and claim Sahalie as his true mate or will he uphold his duty to the communities and follow through with an arranged mating? Yuma’s life-altering decision will affect everyone… not just him and Sahalie but the future of all their communities.


“I don’t envy you” Misae rubs his hands over his face. The moment my life fell apart he stopped looking for his mate. He doesn’t want anything like this to happen to him. He wants to ensure to do things right. Unlike me.
We quietly stare at the moon. It’s an important night for the community. Couples are announcing new matings while others are completing the fertility ritual. I want no part in either of those things. Father and the other Elders can be upset with me but I no longer care enough to do as they say. Father took away my future, my little piece of heaven.
“What’s that?” Misae asks as Wind swirls around us. It’s the first time the Element has interacted with me. The trees straighten. Flowers bloom in the dark. Every living thing is reacting to whatever it is that Wind carries with it.
But then we hear it. I hear the very thing I’ve longed for in weeks. Her voice… Sahalie’s voice floats with the breeze. Her lyrical voice sweeps through the trees making them shudder with joy. It embraces and ensnares me. I can barely make out the lyrics but it doesn’t matter. For the first time since she left my heart beats rapidly in my chest. My throat closes with emotion. The numbness evaporates, only to be replaced with longing and reverence. She’s out there somewhere singing to someone.
Fat tears slide down my face. Once upon a time she used to sing to me, for me. A sob escapes before I can stop it. I sob uncontrollably as her heartbreaking voice seeps into me. “Please” I gasp uncaring that Misae is present to see me falling apart. “Please don’t let Sahalie find someone else. Help me right this wrong.” I plead to the Spirits.
Misae presses his palms into his eyes willing the tears to go away. He’s never seen me so broken and its affecting him too. Words fail us in this moment. No one can promise that everything’s going to be okay because it’s impossible to know that. I don’t wish for Sahalie to remain alone but I can’t fathom her being with someone else either.


Let me start by saying that I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book, but I am SO glad it did by the end!  It is written with so much emotion, that it made me cry. I don't want to give anything away, but let me just say that my heart broke for Sahalie and eventually for Yuma as well. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is different from anything I've read before, and because of that, I really enjoyed it. 

I received an ARC via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.


How did you come up with the idea for this story? 
I enjoy reading genres of all kinds. I’m a fan of paranormal as much as I’m a fan of erotica. I wanted to write something in the fantasy/paranormal genre that wasn’t your typical shape shifter/paranormal stories. The seed for this idea came from reading various novels with skin walkers, shape shifters, and Spirit Animals. My original outline had the story going in a completely different direction but as I wrote Sahalie and Yuma’s story, I allowed it to unfold as it was meant to be….   

Does music play any type of role in your writing? 
Music plays a vital role while I’m actually writing. I will literally listen to a song on repeat until I finish writing out a particular scene or chapter. Words flow through me freely while I listen to music. Complete silence drives me bonkers. Music is life. Life is music. In Plain Sight has a song list, as do many of my other novels. The difference is that I tend to incorporate music, particularly songs, into my stories. My Irresistible Series incorporates songs into scenes. The girls of the Irresistible Series perform numbers, many times erotic, for the patrons of Club Scandalous. Regardless of whatever story readers delve into, they’ll find that I tend to communicate messages or emotions through my song selections. I always include a song list at the end of my novels and provide a Playlist via YouTube with each novel.   

List three books you have recently read and would recommend.

Cat’s Lair by Christine Feehan. Just finished this book… I’ve read everything from this woman and love every series she has! If you enjoy quality paranormal then any of her series are a must read!

Cat’s Lair is book seven within her Leopard People Series. (About leopard/jaguar shape shifters.) Here’s the brief synopsis:

Cat Benoit has finally escaped the past—and the man who was the source of her nightmares. She’s off the grid, underground but watchful, and creating a new life for herself in Texas, far from the torrid dangers of her native New Orleans. She’s safe. He’ll never find her this time. Cat has to believe that. It’s the only thing keeping her sane.

Yet she can’t escape the attention of Ridley Cromer, the instructor at the martial arts dojo where Cat takes lessons. She arouses the animal in Ridley—and something feral comes to life when their body heat rises. Cat is in no position to let her guard down with anyone, especially someone who could be endangered by her past. But Ridley has secrets of his own—secrets only Cat would understand. If she dares to trust him.

The Heir by Kiera Cass. This is book four, “The Selection” Series. Yes people this is published by Harper Teen, which means it’s considered a teeny-bop type book… But I wasn’t kidding when I said I love to read all kinds of genres. Love this story line and the premise of finding love under the most unusual circumstances.

(There’s a book 5 people. Eep!) Here’s the synopsis below. If you haven’t heard of this series get with the program people.

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

Brendon by Nicole Edwards. This is Book Eight of the Alluring Indulgence Series. (Yes, people I love reading quality book series, as long as they’re not serial-type series with no end in sight.) I thoroughly enjoy Nicole Edwards’ writing and this series was actually recommended to me a while ago. This book was just released.


Brendon Walker’s life was altered drastically when his twin brother fell in love. Coming to grips with his new reality hasn’t been an easy road, and he fears he’s all but given up.

Cheyenne Montgomery is familiar with the spotlight, and she’s familiar with fame. What she isn’t familiar with is the incredible lure of the sexy Walker brother who makes her heart beat wildly. Seeing him spiral out of control has been tough on her. So what will it take for Cheyenne to convince him that change can be a good thing? 

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Senayda Pierre is a native Floridian who’s always had a passion for music, sports, reading and writing. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and three beautiful daughters.

Senayda is an identical twin. That’s right, sometimes people give her a second glance wondering if she’s the person they know! She’s never seen snow… Swears she’ll live in Hawaii someday… And she intends to travel the world…

Senayda’s had a long love affair with reading and writing. She loved to write short stories and poetry throughout her childhood. Now Senayda’s moved onto novels.

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