I was thrilled last week when author Kory Shrum contacted me to say that I had won one of her giveaway prizes! I am reading more and more thriller/mystery/detective books and Shadows In The Water looks to be right up my alley. Not only is it a thriller, but it has paranormal elements that ya'll know speaks to me! I am looking forward to getting around to reading this one. This is not Shrum's first book and I believe that I have been missing out on some paranormal/urban fantasy/thriller book goodness. I've looked up reviews on Goodreads on this book and Shrum's Jesse Sullivan/ Dying for a Living series, and they sound like books that I would enjoy.
But wait, I didn't only win a signed print copy of Shadows In The Water, but I also received five candles. I love candles, and I am so happy to say that these candles smell amazing. I mean all five of these candles smell great. The candles were custom made by A Court of Candles to accompany the Shadows in the Waters series. The two that are tied for the best smell for me are Louie's Secret, a combination of Evening Jasmine, Deep Water, and Shadows; and King's Case, a combination of Beignets and Coffee. I took the top off of King's Cross and it has my office smelling amazing. They smell so good that after they are gone I am going to try and match up those scents in another candle made by A Court of Candles so that I can order more. Yes, these candles smell that good!
If you are interested in these amazing smelling candles check out A Court of Candle's website. They custom make candles that correspond with popular books & shows. They also sell teas and bathing accessories.
Don't Know Much about Kory Shrum? Here's some info:
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Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her wife, Kim, and their ferocious guard pug, Josephine March. Kory naps like an adult and chugs caffeine like one too.
She's an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Horror Writers of America and the Four Horsemen of the Bookocalypse, where she's known as Conquest.
She's the author of the Dying for a Living fantasy series and the Shadows in the Water supernatural crime thriller series.
When not reading, writing, or battling her pug for the covers, she teaches writing to college students.