Monday, March 30, 2015

A Shadow's Embrace by Cara Carnes The Birth of Devyn & Giveaway


BLURB:
On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.

Devyn James escaped hell once. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the genetics testing facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans.

For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.

 Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself.

Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.

The Birth of Devyn “Indy” St. James
When the idea for the Indigo Shadows series came about, I knew I needed a kickass, take names later sort of heroine who didn’t mind meddling where she had no business being. The hero’s group, the Shadow Elite Operatives (or SEO), are high-level psychics who covertly help other psychics remain safe from secret government groups determined to harm them. Needless to say, this means Dagan and the other SEO guys aren’t meant for the meek.

The first thing I needed to discover about Devyn was her background. I knew she needed to be a strong psychic, yet I wanted her to possess an ability not really understood or realized. Her backstory unfolded easily from there. General Conver and his testing minions never considered technopathy (or the ability to manipulate anything electronic) to be an ability. As such, when she was “tested” she was deemed a level three—a much lower-level run-of-the mill psychic capable of parlor trick style abilities. As such, she was contained within the lower-level testing facility—one of the ones the SEO sprung people from the moment they gained their freedom.

But freedom meant too much to Devyn for her to sit back and let someone else protect her. She wasn’t about to sit back and watch the psychic children on the streets starve and fight to survive. Realizing the SEO had their hands full fighting Conver, she took it upon herself to found the Indigo Order, an underground organization which helps feed, clothe, educate and care for the psychic street kids within Chicago. They’re hardened, untrusting youths who run in packs and don’t trust outsiders. But “Indy” (as she’s known) is one of them and when trouble hits the fan in A Shadow’s Embrace, the kids are quick to insist on helping her—even if it means working with the Shadow Elites they can’t quite believe are real.

I hope you enjoy Devyn as much as I did when you read A Shadow’s Embrace.

EXCERPT:
Dagan smirked as he took a couple of steps back and reached for a plastic bag. He handed it to her. “Convenience food of the gods. Eat. Rest. Then we’ll talk.”

She peeked into the bag. Sour cream potato chips. Diet Coke. Packaged tuna sandwich. Fried cherry pie.

Her gaze narrowed. “Exactly how did you know what I like?”

“I have my ways.”

Tossing the bag on the bed behind her, she shoved him back. Or tried to. He chuckled.
“You read my mind while I was passed out?” That was…that was…Arg. She couldn’t even think about how screwed up that was.

“Like I said, you and I need to work on your perceptions of me.”

“Oh, gee, why would I think you’re a disreputable pain in the ass who’s one step above one of Conver’s minions? Could it be because you manipulated my mind? No? Well, maybe it has to do with the fact you dragged me out into the middle of nowhere, away from my team, and then read my mind to find out I prefer cherry pies over apple.”

He grabbed her wrist before the slap she attempted made contact. “Diaz suggested it, seemed to think it’d put me on your good side.”

Oh. Well.

“As for the other stuff, you know why I took control of you earlier today. Were we to switch places, you would’ve done the same thing."

He returned to the hovering position inches away. His other hand grasped the back of her neck and dragged her forward until their lips almost met. “Ease off the pissed just a little, babe, because I’m hanging on by a thread. I’m having a real hard time remembering you aren’t mine to protect. The more you argue, the hotter I get to prove exactly why I have the right to handle you.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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Author Bio:
Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.

In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.

More information about Cara can be found at www.caracarnes.com

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gideon by Cherry Adair Excerpt & Giveaway


BLURB:
T-FLAC is back in an exciting action-adventure romance filled with danger, subterfuge and steamy, red-hot attraction.

NO MEMORY OF HIS PAST

Powerful cartel leader Sin Diaz lives a dangerous life filled with secrets and lies, and surrounded by people who claim to have known him all his life. Yet flashes of another life, totally unrelated to the jungles of Cosio, hang tantalizingly on the edges of his memory. He'll trust no one until he recalls his true past.

NO DREAMS OF A FUTURE

T-FLAC operative Riva Rimaldi's mission is simple. Go undercover, learn terrorist Escobar Maza's agenda, then kill him. But when the helicopter she's on crashes deep in the jungle of the small, volatile country of Cosio, she finds herself in the wrong hands. Is the sexy as hell leader of the ANSL, Sin Diaz, the enemy of her enemy, worse than Maza himself? Or is he someone entirely different than his reputation – and will he become her lover?

TOGETHER THEY HOLD THE KEY

Sin and Riva must work together to stop a madman who will go to any lengths to attain his terrifying goal. But can they unravel the truth in time? The timer is ticking. 

What they don’t know could get them killed.

EXCERPT:
Her visions were never wrong. They always came true. Could the circumstances leading up to them be changed, and would that change negate the outcome? Possibly. Problem was, she didn't have visions for herself. This vision was Sin's future.

It told her no matter how much she resisted, how much she fought him, they were going to have sex. Not only were they going to connect, she was damn well going to enjoy it. The future image was so powerful she almost reached an orgasm, as her vision of the future merged with what was happening in the now.

Her fists unfurled. Her fingers gripped the soft, damp hair on his hot, naked chest as his fingers dug into the balls of her shoulders. No room to move, no way other than to stand on her toes to better reach his mouth. Eyes squeezed tight, Riva lived a duel sensation as he kissed her in the now, and her mind showed her their future in sensual Technicolor.

The morning sunlight flooding the small hut faded. Cave-like darkness surrounded them, and there was nothing but the feel of him surrounding her. No, damn it. That was the vision. It didn't have to happen. She, like the prisoners, could zig instead of zag. She'd make different choices. Make damn sure that never happened.

In the now, he was only kissing her. His hands were on her shoulders, holding her in place.

It was just a kiss.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times/USAToday Bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced, action adventure novels. She hates first drafts, has a passion for mentoring unpublished writers, and is hard at work on a new T-FLAC trilogy. Cherry loves to hear from readers.



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Dark Tyranny by C. M. Pendleton Excerpt & Giveaway


BLURB:
A Dark Tyranny chronicles the onset of the savage invasion of Altaris.  Wolven beasts and gorgons ravage the four realms of man.  Rumors of an ancient and greater evil lay in their wake.  The rule of kings is at an end.  The hierarchy of class and heritage are no more, as families are torn apart and lives are forever changed.  A small few find their fates intertwined, as they fight for survival and for those they love.

An exiled commander is thrust back into a world he longed to forget.

A lone Nighteye finds his curse lifted and his true image restored.

A young noblewoman struggles to escape a gorgon caravan.

A former slave befriends an ancient and majestic creature.

The afflicted brother of a traitorous king discovers a secret that could cost him his life.

A Dark Tyranny is a thrilling epic that brings readers into a vivid world full of magic, adventure, and treachery.  Discover the world of Ehl├╝r and experience the beginning of a gripping saga.

EXCERPT:
Mirkus sat up in a start.  Something wasn’t right.  He could smell it.  There was a thickness to the air.  Those last hours of darkness seemed to harbor a dread.  There was a sense of fear that crept up his neck causing a cloud of anxiety to grip him like an iron vise. 

I must do something.  What?  Something’s wrong. 

Thoughts poured through his head.  The ground began to tremble.  He heard the mallop tree cry out like a great ship turning hard at sea.  Wood twisted slightly and then settled back in place.  The ground moved and swelled.  Dust fell to the floor; it filled the air.  The ground continued to move.  It was a slow stirring, like the earth itself was waking from a deep slumber.  A large echoing grind pulled through the bowels of the dirt below.  Then … it stopped.  There was silence.

Mirkus left his tree.  The normal chill was gone.  There was a musky stench of decay rising from the ground.  It was nauseating.  Worms and other creatures scurried from the safety of the soil.  They toiled blindly on the loose dirt.  Mirkus could hear stirring in the village. 

I’m not the only one that heard this. 

A howl pierced the night.  It was neither dog nor wolf.  It had the sound of human agony layered with a bestial moan.  The ground moved once again.  Mirkus shifted to keep his balance.  There were screams. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
C. M. Pendleton is the author of the epic fantasy series Of Darkness & the Light.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in science and attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He lives in North Carolina with his wife and four children.

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