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First Visions By Heather Topham Wood
Second Sight Book One
Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother’s home.
Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can’t control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.
We are privilaged to be joined by the amazing Hailey Edwards today. She took time out of her busy schedule to share with the first chapter of the third book in the Daughters of Askara series, Eversworn. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
Here is an excerpt:
“Chapter One ~ Realm of Askara, City of Feriana
Runes burned hot across my wrists where slave bands were inked into my skin. Inhaling the rich mélange that was Feriana on market day, I wished I was anywhere other than here, anyone other than me. Shifting my bag, I patted the bulge weighting its bottom. Good. It was still there.
As it had been the last five times I’d checked.
Guilt flavored each swallow to wet my throat. Remain calm. Impossible when my tattoos stung persistent warning. You have what he wants. All will be well.”
Please click HERE to read the full guest post
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?
COMING THIS WINTER
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Today we are both honoured and privilaged to announce that another publisher has joined our reading group and have very kindly given our Reading Group one of their very first novels Bare-Naked Lola for our November Read.
This is book will mark 1 year of the reading group!
To read all about this fantastic novel please click HERE
And to join our reading group please click HERE
Echo Falls By Jaime McDougall
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Blurb: Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.
After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.
Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart. Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future?
Blood and Whiskey
A Cowboy and Vampire Thriller
by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall
Publication date: May 1, 2012
Fiction, Trade Paperback (362 pages) $14.95; e-book $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-9838200-1-7; Library of Congress Control Number: 2012902814
Wanted: Lizzie Vaughan, Dead or Alive
Relationships are always hard, but for a broke cowboy and a newly turned Vampire, true love may be lethal.
After barely surviving an undead apocalypse in The Cowboy and the Vampire, Tucker and Lizzie hightail it back to quirky LonePine, Wyoming (population 438), to start a family. But she’s got a growing thirst for blood and he’s realizing that mortality ain’t all it’s cracked up to be when your girlfriend may live forever. With a scheming Vampire nation hot on their boot heels and a price on her head, how far will Lizzie and Tucker go to protect their unlikely love?
Blending evolution, religion and an overly sensitive cow dog named Rex, Blood and Whiskey drags the Vampire myth into the modern west, delivering double-barreled action, heart-pounding passion and wicked humor.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BLOOD AND WHISKEY
“Riveting, existentialist underpinnings give it depth, the book is a thriller, upping the ante in every chapter, as bullets fly and relationships strain under the weight of old loyalties and new revelations …”
“It’s more than just the details that set this series apart. Rather, it’s the way the authors utilize those details to create meaningful conflicts and world-altering choices for the characters.”
“Those who missed out on the first book will really have to hang on if they want to follow what’s happening, but it’s worth it for this tale of love and blood in the modern West.”
** Competition Time **
There are TWO amazing competitions for this tour. Please be sure to check them out…
1) For entry into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card please post a review on Amazon, Goodreads or Powell’s. Email the authors with your link(s) to your review(s) to be entered.
2) To be entered to win a signed set of Book 1 and Book 2 for the Cowboy and Vampire series (Cowboy
and Vampire and Blood and Whiskey) please check out the below Rafflecopter form, there are two sets to be given away tour wide…
Kate recently read Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1) and gave it a full 5/5!
“One of the best things about Dark Inside was the chapters written from “Nothing”. I was kept guessing right until the very last page and last Nothing part on who Nothing was. Was it the voice of many or just one? The last part especially made me think that Daniel was “Nothing”. To be honest though I’m still not sure to this day if that’s the case. This just shows another point of how good this book is. 5/5″
Please click HERE to read the full review
Jessika recently read Craved (Gwen Sparks #1) and gave it an incredible 4.75/5!
“It was a very engaging plot with even better characters. The mystery, the suspense, and the settings were all present and completed the reading experience with ease. 4.75/5″
Please click HERE to read the full review
Kate recently read All He Saw Was The Girl as part of a Partners In Crime book tour and gave it an incredible 4.5/5!
“The book really brought me into the locations and made me feel the emotions that were connected to the story. The writing style was smooth and I read many pages without realising how much had passed. 4.5/5″
Please click HERE to read the full review
The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A Threesome Wedding Adventure (Book 3) By Louisa Bacio
Planning a wedding can be stressful and crazy-making. Planning three weddings at the same time? That’s insanity. While The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf embark on a nuptial excursion, Silver & Nick hold down the home fortress in New Orleans.
And as if everyone doesn’t have enough to deal with, the Voodoo King comes calling with a magic elixir that diminishes sexual inhibitions and an eerie quiet spreads across the French Quarter. Life as they know it may never be the same.
The threesome is forced to put off honeymoon bliss in order to banish the demons of their past, and embrace the uncertainty of the future.
Available via Ravenous Romance and other Online retailers.
Louise is running a tour wide competition to win a Set of Runes and a bat necklace open to US winners. If the winner is international the competition prize will be a $25 gift card to Amazon or BN.
Please enter at the below Rafflecopter form…