The Touched Series by Nancy Straight!

Hey folks! Guess what! If you haven't read Nancy Straight's series, I guess you better hop to it! I love this series! I thought I would share a little bit about it.

Title: Touched Series:  Blood Debt, Centaur Legacy, Centaur Rivalry, Centaur Redemption Author: Nancy Straight

Publisher: Self-published

Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Greek Mythology

Blood Debt, Book 1 Synopsis:Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus. 

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.

Centaur Legacy, Book 2 Synopsis:Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her mother’s secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family. 
Camille and Drake don't know who to trust or where to hide. Camille’s family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted? 

A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be.

Centaur Rivalry, Book 3 Synopsis:
The Centaur world is rocked as news spreads of the Lost Herd, Camille's existence, and her Centaur protector. A death order against Camille's father and family sends all into hiding. 

Camille and Drake leave the country pursued by the Lost Herd as well as by Centaur Council enforcers. Camille's twin brother Cameron is manipulated by the Council Head and is quickly becoming her newest enemy. 

Amid unexpected new protectors, enemies, and romances, Camille and Drake make their plans to travel to Africa to confront the Centaur Council. They hope acceptance of Camille as Chiron's heir, yet knowing that her link to the Lost Herd could require them to kill or to be killed.

Centaur Redemption, Book 4 Synopsis:
Cami and Drake’s honeymoon is cut short as they escape attacks by the Council Enforcers and head to South Africa for the meeting of the Centaur Council, which has ordered a death sentence on Cami and all members of the Lost Herd. The Council Chairman is her grandmother, her most dangerous foe. Surrounded by family and friends, Drake and Cami face the Council, Cami’s power-hungry uncles, an ambitious twin, taking the battle all the way to Zeus to attempt to win the freedom of the Tak herd.

Look at how pretty all those covers are!! Gah! I love this series so much. Okay, I'll stop raving about it and get to the good stuff. Here's a little bit about Nancy and how awesome she is:

I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play Angry Birds, but have my 9 year old close, so he can clear the hard levels for me. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat - just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory, on CBS. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.

Twitter: @NancyStraight
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And now, for a special teaser from Centaur Legacy:

Excerpt from Centaur Legacy, by Nancy Straight (Touched Series, Book 2)
I traced the contours of his chest with my hands.  He stood motionless in front of me:  the longing in his eyes sent shivers through my body.    
Drake closed his eyes, the corners of his lips turned up in a content grin as I watched goose bumps appear while I traced the lines of his chest.  I wanted more than just to caress his skin; I wanted to feel his skin against mine.  I couldn’t be sure if it was his idea or if he was responding to what I wanted, but he slid his hands to my sides and pulled my t-shirt over my head.  It dropped to the floor as I saw his eyes take in every inch of me.
I stood in front of him half-dressed.  Both his hands wrapped gently around my shoulders.  His hands began to tremble, and I worried that a rejection was coming.  Turmoil shone through his eyes.  He tried to look away from me, but I wouldn’t let him.  I reached my index finger to his chin and turned his eyes back to mine.  His desire overrode his senses, and his hands shook as they began caressing me in a needy way.  I stepped into him, molding my body to his, pressing hard against him.  A moan escaped his lips.    
I felt his fingers sliding just under the waistband of my jeans; I could feel the conflict in him.  I didn’t push harder.  Drake’s breathing was labored, his hands were taking in my exposed flesh, and the shivers I’d felt initially were replaced by waves of raw desire.  His voice was barely more than a whisper, so low I wasn’t sure if I’d heard him or if I had imagined the words, “I want you.”  
“Then take me.”
His hands stopped the gentle caressing as his arms wrapped me in a steel grip.  He was fighting the desire, as hard as I was hoping he’d lose the battle.  He pulled me onto the bed with me on top of him – his decision finally made.


Look at that! If that doesn't make you want to read it, then I don't know what does! I recommend this series! Shout out to Wordsmith Publicity for organizing this blog tour!