Monthly Archives: August 2013
The time has come to put all the entries through the randomizer and select a winner of the eBook copy of my debut novel, Call of the Sea.
And the winner is:
Congratulations. Keep an eye on your email, as I will be sending one along right away to find out what file type you prefer for your prize.
Thanks to everyone who stopped and participated in the hop. Special thanks to Under the Covers Book Blog for hosting the event.
See you next time!
Welcome to my stop on the CAGED Blog Tour. Thanks for coming by.
I cannot tell you all how excited I am about this particular release. Not only is the author, J.A.Belfield a good friend, but I have been trying to patiently wait for Ethan Holloway’s first tale with some relish. (He is just soooo dreamy — as you will see when you read it)
Anyway, here is the Low-down on the most recent release in the Holloway Pack series,
by J.A. Belfield
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Blurb: If the meek can become deadly, the strongest can be weak.
For Ethan Holloway, his mission to find a missing werewolf should be simple. Crack a few heads, bust a few chops and the solution always reveals itself. Always.
Not this time.
Ethan’s reputation precedes him, and because it does, someone is ready. Waiting. Unbeknownst to Ethan, he’s about to go down. Hard. Against a foe he never suspected and in a world he never imagined could be real.
What awaits Ethan is a fight not only for his reputation, but also his pack, his female, and his life. If he survives, damage control will become priority number one.
If he survives.
Because even Ethan’s not sure he’s strong enough to take on an entire race all by himself.
Especially one hell bent on exposing who and what he is in the name of sport.
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And if that isn’t quite enough to whet your appetite for Ethan, have a look at this trailer!
“… from the Shropshire area. Following Carly McDowd’s disappearance on the fourth, and Andrew Doherty’s on the seventh, this is the third incident this month …”
I turned from the square-jawed newswoman on TV to Dad, where he sat in his corner armchair.
His attention remained on the screen, a frown across his brow.
“… the duo of friends were first reported missing late last night by their parents, after they discovered neither of the teenagers …” The newscaster’s voice infiltrated once more.
Images of a couple of lads flashed side by side on the screen. The one on the left had the appearance of any late teen, with shaggy overgrown hair and the twinkle of mischief in his expression.
From the other image, brilliant blue eyes stared out at me from beneath a shock of pale blond curls.
“Oh, shit!” I pushed to my feet, took a step forward. “That’s …”
“Nineteen year old Gabriel Lewis was believed by his mother to be staying at Colum Delaney’s since Friday evening, whilst Colum’s parents …”
Dad stood, his fingers retracting his mobile from his jeans pocket as I worked my own out. He paused, nodded to me. “Go on. You make the call, Ethan.”
Shelley Lewis’s number had been saved in my phone book since the beginning of the year, right after we met for the first time. I hit dial and paced to the window. September sunshine, of the early morning variety, blinded me as my phone rang.
It took only a few trills for her to answer. “Ethan?” Her voice held hope, as well as a heavy weariness and the thickness of tears.
“Is it true?” I’d promised to support her—a lone parent, a female no less, raising a werewolf son with no guidance. So far, I’d delivered on that promise.
The sob hitting my ear gave confirmation enough. “Oh, Ethan.”
“Hold tight, Shelley. I’m on my way.”
“I’ll come with you,” Dad said, as I hung up and spun to him. “Shout Sean, too—in case we need to do any scouting. I think I heard him stir upstairs.”
“What about Connor’s lot?” The Larsen’s made up the other half of our eight-wolf pack, but lived separately to us on the south side of the forest.
Dad shook his head. “I’ll update Connor whilst you deal with Sean—”
“And Jem?” I asked with a lifted eyebrow.
Dad’s lips twitched, but he continued as though he hadn’t noticed my reference to his buck-passing. “Just the three of us will go. Connor and his boys can spend the morning here and stay close to Jem and your mother unless we need them.”
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Yup… gotta have it. And, the good news is that the author is giving you a few chances to WIN it. She is hosting a big group giveaway through Rafflecopter. SHe is giving away all sorts of SWAG prizes, so you should check it out. You can get in on that by clicking the link here: RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY
Also, I am giving away an eBook copy of CAGED and a signed Bookmark to one lucky visitor of this blog. To qualify for that prize, you just need to post a comment below telling me why you want to read CAGED (as well as your email address so we can reach you if chosen as the winner). One winner will be chosen at random on Friday, August 23rd from all entrants and announced here that day.
About the Author: One day, a character and scene popped into J. A. Belfield’s head, and she started controlling the little people inside her imagination, as though she were the puppet master and they her toys. Questions arose: What would happen if …? How would they react if …? Who would they meet if …?
Before she knew it, a singular scene had become an entire movie. The characters she controlled began to hold conversations. Their actions reflected the personalities she bestowed upon them. Within no time, they had a life, a lover, a foe, family … they had Become.
One day, she wrote down her thoughts. She’s yet to stop.
J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, four cats and a dog. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.
She also book blogs over at Bookaroo-Ju.
During the Caged Tour, Blue Moon: Holloway Pack 2 is on SALE!
Grab YOUR copy for only $.99
Welcome to my little corner of the Lovestruck Giveaway Hop. Thanks so much for swinging by. For my giveaway, I will be offering an eBook copy of Call of the Sea to the winner.
CALL OF THE SEA
by Rebecca Hart
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Blurb: Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.
Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.
Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.
*** See below to find out how to enter to win your copy.***
The theme for this particular hop is LOVE — Everyone loves love, right? Especially in the summertime. Seems like everyone is either falling in love or getting married when the weather turns warmer. Thinking about love got me thinking about my favorite lovers, Ellie and Daniel. Their love is definitely something special, but then it takes someone special to put up with the headstrong Ellie Winters.
Here is just a little tease from CALL OF THE SEA to illustrate the point.
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Daniel stood beside the vicar with Nelson and tried to keep his breathing slow and even. He watched the door to the captain’s quarters so intently his eyes watered. His weight shifted left to right as he adjusted his cravat for the third time in the past minute. What if she changes her mind?
“Would you relax,” Nelson whispered, poking him in the side with an elbow. “Your fidgeting is making me nervous.”
He flashed Nelson a pained look. “Heaven forbid I make you uncomfortable. You know…since this is all about you.”
Nelson grinned wide. “I forgive you, lad.”
The door to the captain’s cabin cracked opened, and Daniel thought his heart would burst from his chest. He leaned forward, searching for Ellie. His pulse raced and his throat tightened. What if she changed her mind? He certainly couldn’t blame her for not wanting to wed an abomination.
Ellie stepped out onto the quarterdeck to a collective gasp from the crew. Jacobs and the new cabin boy, Mac, lifted their cat stringers and began to play, drawing their bows across the strings. in unison. The lilting sound filled the air.
Nelson sucked a whistle of air through his teeth. “Never thought I’d see the day.”
Daniel tried to swallow the lump that formed in his throat. He wiped damp palms on his pants legs as Ellie floated toward him on a cloud of shimmering white satin. He drank her in like a man lost in the arid desert, memorizing every detail of his glorious red-haired hellcat. Everything he had ever hoped for, the culmination of his every childhood wish, walked toward him wrapped in a sea of delectable satin and lace.
The more you have, the more you stand to lose.
Needles of fear prickled his spine. Daniel took a deep breath, squared his shoulders, and smiled down at his petite bride. She’s always been mine to watch over. This just makes it official. He reached out a hand to her. “You look stunning, El.”
She presented him with a heart-stopping smile, cheeks growing pink, and placed her warm hand in his. “Shall we?”
Daniel wrapped his fingers around hers and together they faced the vicar.
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Now, I bet you are wondering what you need to do to win your free eBook copy of CALL OF THE SEA.
All you need to do is answer a question based on the excerpt above — so that means you had to actually read it. If you did, this one should be easy.
QUESTION: What did Nelson never think he would see?
Leave your answer in the comments below, along with your email address so I can reach you if you are selected the winner. One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers. This giveaway is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants.
Be sure to swing by the participant list and visit with the other blogs offering giveaways as part of this hop. You can get there HERE or you can click the banner at the top of this post to get there as well.
Thanks for coming by! Happy Reading and Good luck!