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Monday, May 27, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Hiding in Plain Sight (book 2 in The Silver Oaks Series) by Kate Mathias


The much anticipated sequel to Worlds Apart. If you have not read Worlds Apart I recommend that you read it before starting Hiding in Plain Sight. They are both so good! Only $.99 each.


~The Blurb~
Graham Reynolds has always taken on the role of the protector in his family. He's a hard working DEA agent but he has a secret that he's been keeping his whole life--he can jump to parallel universe. It's on one of these jumps that he faces an impossible dilemma. Will he make it in time to save his half sister from the wrath of a mad man? Will Graham be able to deal with the consequences of his actions?

Lily Bennett is the girl next door that Graham remembers as the shy, quiet childhood friend. All grown up, Lily is a powerful CFO of her family's business. Graham saved Lily once when they were children but now Lily may be the only one who can save Graham from his past. Will she be able to pull him out of his darkness and back to her or will he be forever hiding in plain sight?

~An Excerpt~

“Hi,” She glanced up at Graham and slowly licked her bottom lip. Her eyes had gone from a warm brown to a dark liquid color that threatened to drown Graham. “Hi yourself,” he took a hold of her chin with his thumb and traced a small circle on her jaw line. Bending his head, he slowly brushed his lips on hers and was instantly met with a current that seemed to stir him all the way to his stomach. He craved her like no other, but also wanted to take his time and enjoy every curve of her soft skin, every crease he needed to memorize. 

He inhaled her sweet smell and seemed to hold his breath as her scent filled every inch of his being. With both of his hands free, he wrapped them around her lower back and bunched a handful of material in his fist. Graham pulled her into his body, feeling her warmth and softness, which threatened to take all of his senses over the edge. 

His tongue joined hers and in a slow dance with one another’s mouths, he hungrily deepened the kiss until he could hear his heart beating in his ears. Graham could be satisfied kissing and drinking in her lips for days, but Lily broke away from him slowly. 

 Looking up at him through her eyelashes, she bent down and slipped off her heel on one foot and then removing the other one, she let it drop to the floor. She never took her eyes off of Graham and watched him watching her. Reaching up and pulling her hair so it fell to one side, she slowly untied the knot on the halter dress behind her neck. Graham watched as the material slipped down and seemed to free-fall past her curvy hips to land in a heap on the floor. 

~The Review~

Hiding in Plain Sight (The Silver Oaks Series, #2)Hiding in Plain Sight by Kate Mathias
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*4.5 Stars*
What a fantastic sequel. Even better than the first and the first was good already. Kate Mathias takes us on a journey that is out of this world in more ways than one.

Hiding in Plain Sight is the second book in The Silver Oaks series. The first book Worlds Apart is so different and interesting. It is different in the best possible way. You follow the story of Piper, Pip, and the Joes and their inter-connected lives. If you have not read Worlds Apart yet I recommend you read it before you read Hiding in Plain Sight, only because there is A LOT of background story that you might get little lost trying to figure out on your own.

Hiding in Plain Sight picks up exactly where Worlds Apart left off and then jumps 20 years in the future. We continue to follow the lives of Graham, Arie, Palmer, Pip, the Joes, and even the ever present Chad. We get to see how everyone has coped with Piper being gone. This story really demonstrates how everyone deals with loss in different ways. For some is easier to pick up the pieces and keep going while others struggle to not take the loss personally and feel abandoned. There are so many emotional levels to this story. It really grabs you and it’s hard to disconnect from it.

Graham is faced with a very difficult situation that leaves him uncertain if the career he chose is the right one. This leads to him being unfocused and causing his friend, Lance, to sustain an injury that he feels he is responsible for. Lily, Lance’s sister, has been Graham’s friend since childhood. When they reconnect they are immediately drawn to each other. She is exactly what Graham needs,even if he doesn't know it.

“I may have protected you all those years, but Lily, you’re the one that saved me. I didn’t even realize that I needed saving until you came along and opened my eyes”--Graham

“Sometimes even knights in shining armor need to be rescued too” – Lily

This story is even more intense than the first one. At one point is “jumping” crazy. It seems like everyone is “jumping” and the outcome of those jumps are uncertain. I loved getting to see the addition of other characters into the story. I am super excited for Cole and Brant!!! I think those two are going to bring some interesting twists to the next part of this story Spitfire. I can’t wait to see if/when Arie is going to be able to jump. I am anxiously awaiting the third book in this series!

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~About the Author~

Kate Mathias is a former elementary teacher and real estate agent. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her family. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

~Fun Facts about Kate~
1. I have been skydiving and have flown a small plane.
2. My dad's a pilot and I've taken a plane off numerous times.
3. I'm an adventure junkie and love the thrill of roller coasters and anything that moves high and fast.
4. I can't get enough of sweets and often have dessert after breakfast.
5. I don't drink coffee or tea.
6. I'm a night owl and tend to stay up every night until midnight even during the week.
7. My family and friends always come first and I'm dedicated to other's happiness almost to a fault.

~Connect with Kate~
The third book in the series Spitfire will be coming out Fall 2013!
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