Book Blitz: Claimed by the Demon Hunter (Guardians of Humanity: Book 1) by Harley James

Claimed by the Demon Hunter 
by Harley James 
(Guardians of Humanity, #1) 
Publication date: October 19th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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Book Synopsis:

I want to shove her against the wall and take her innocence.
That was my thought as she ran into me in our apartment hallway.
Most women that come this close to a demon hunter turn to putty on the spot.
Not Jessie.
This sassy little spitfire is playing hard to get.
Beautiful eyes and heart shaped ass that would make any immortal do bad things.
I was a scumbag before my death and fate gave me two choices.
Fight demons for the sake of humanity, or face hellfire and damnation.
Yeah, not really much of a choice…
Guarding humanity is tough, but loving Jessie makes me remember what it’s like to be human.
Her gentle touch and caring heart make me want to be… more.
So as the battle for good and evil draws near, Jessie’s safety is my main concern.
They try to come for her.
Wrong move.
I protect what’s mine.


Guardian Dictionary & Demon Hierarchy

GUARDIANS OF HUMANITY TERMINOLOGY

ampliothe heightened senses (gorgeous colors and wonderful taste) that a human or another Guardian can instigate in a male Guardian. Some Guardians think it’s a gift for good behavior. Generally doesn’t mean anything about that person who instigates it in the Guardian. But sometimes it does. Mated compars instigate amplio, but not all cases of amplio are with one’s compar.

bagh nakha weapon with claw-like blades inspired by the armature of big cats that is made of iron which, when in contact with a demons, makes the being’s flesh as corporeal as a human’s. And just as vulnerable. It can’t kill higher level demons, but it can wound them enough that they have to retreat.

chrism oilConsecrated by the bishop on Holy Thursday, chrism oil burns and weakens demons even more substantially than holy water. Made of balsam. And if thrown on a demon’s shade after it had left its human vessel, chrism oil would exterminate the demon forever. Usually kept in pewter bottles inscribed IO—oleum infirmorum, oil of the sick.

soul mateGuardians have more than one potential soul mate in the world. The choices they make take them down different paths. If they’re lucky, those decisions lead them toward unity with one of those soul mates. If soul mates choose to bond, they amplify each other’s powers. 

dark sleepa rare, black magic spell cast on Guardians by powerful demons using holy relics. It produces weakness and failure to thrive that eventually leads to a death-like unconsciousness from which Guardians almost never recover unless an archangel intervenes. (not the same as ether sleep, see below).

Dei PatrisGod the Father

demons—human souls that went to Hell and are now evil, bodiless spirits that require a human host (a human “meat suit”) to carry out their malevolent activities on Earth. They are distinguished from the recently possessed by their eyes. Full-fledged demons have solid black eyes with no color to their irises, while the possessed still retain their iris color, though it may begin winking in and out the closer they are to losing the battle to the evil inside them. Most demons stay out of daylight because their powers are weakened during daylight hours. If the human host body is killed, the demon’s black mist form seeps out the human’s eyes, nose, mouth and ears. The demonic spirit needs to find another host quickly, otherwise it’s sucked back to Hell. If it cannot find another host, or it’s prevented from getting to the host, it settles like gun powder on the original host body and lights on fire, turning the body to ash. 

Devil’s Trapa mystical symbol used to immobilize and control demons. It is similar to a circle of salt, but more powerful and persistent as it is usually etched or painted in place, and can’t simply be brushed or blown away. If a demon walks inside the circle of a Devil’s Trap, it cannot physically leave it—it’s trapped. Devil’s Traps also inhibit the use of some demonic powers. Devil’s Traps have been used not only to detain a demon, but are also drawn at entrances as a deterrent to prevent access to a building, room, or container.

domomassive vanquishing ceremony for demon byproducts and evil-summoning objects. The ceremony requires at least two Guardians to perform, more if the cache of evil was enormous. The ceremony’s back draft sucks all demons within a ten block radius into a state of nothingness. And those demons are vanquished for all time.

ether sleepa powerful, healing sleep for Guardians. Can only be instigated by Ether-Elemental Guardians in dire situations. Usually results in significant pain transference to the Ether Guardian.

Incubus (Incubi, plural)—a male class of Fallen Angel who appears in a human’s dreams to seduce him or her for sex energy to maintain an attractive glamour. In their true form they have long, leonine tails and the iridescent scales growing up their shins from their feet. Their female counterpart is the Succubus.

Malakhiman order of soldier angels in service to Good. Humans can become Malakhim after death by the power of an Archangel, though it is very rare.

Nephilima milky-eyed, skeletal class of Fallen Angels who assail a human’s mind, crumbling the human from the inside-out. The Nephilim’s objective is mental illness and self-harm, usually ending in the human’s suicide (unless a Guardian gets to the human in time). Nephilim release ear-shattering shrieks that devastate humans. The sound is hard on the Guardians, too.

Oleum infirmorumoil of the sick (Latin), also known as chrism oil. A mixture of olive oil and balsam, blessed by the bishop on Holy Thursday. Used for anointing in baptism, confirmation, and holy orders. Kept in pewter vessels with glass interiors and inscribed with OI on the front of the vessel. A powerful demon weapon, it has the same effect as holy water (burning, temporary immobilizer), but much stronger. If thrown on a demon’s shade it kills them permanently.

(The) Possessedhumans who have been recently invaded by a demonic spirit in a war for their soul and host body. If the human isn’t exorcised before the demon takes over, it’s almost always too late for their soul. The possessed retain their original (iris) eye color. Full-fledged demons have solid black eyes.

Rephaima class of Fallen Angels with leathery gray skin, bald heads, red eyes, and wiry bodies. Taller, faster, and stronger than most Guardians, but they can usually be outsmarted. Unlike the Nephilim, they instigate social chaos and public devastation, creating mobs, serial killers, and suicide bombers.

sanctoruma spiritually-warded protection room where no demons can enter. It’s also where the Guardians house powerful, ancient religious relics, and stockpile demon byproducts and evil-summoning objects.

shurikenthrowing stars, soaked in holy water. Can kill all but Lucifer and the archdemons if they are embedded in eye sockets.

streamingteleporting. Guardians can take people and object with them, but it’s taxing.

Succubus (Succubi, plural)—a female class of Fallen Angel who appears who appears in a human’s dreams to seduce him or her for sex energy to maintain an attractive glamour. In their true form they have brown horns, emerald hair, and rust colored, bat-like wings. Their male counterpart is the Incubus.

xiphosa double-edged, iron sword used by the Spartan Alexios and other ancient Greeks for close combat. Its leaf-shaped design lends itself to both cutting and thrusting. When forged and blessed by Heaven’s Commanding Archangel Michael, it is one of the most powerful weapons in the Guardians’ arsenal. Kills demons and the possessed permanently. Doesn’t kill archdemons and fallen angels, but it can send them back to Hell where they are trapped until a new Seam between Earth and Hell breaks open.

Demon Hierarchy (most power to least)

LUCIFER—the Original Fallen Angel (AKA Satan, The Devil, Dark One)—He rules Hell, Fallen Angels, and all other demonic beings from the cage he was placed in by the Archangel Michael during Heaven’s Fallen Angel Rebellion.

ARCHDEMONS—Lucifer’s children via Succubus mothers. They are princes and princesses of Hell who can control all demonic beings except Lucifer. They have their own true, monstrous forms so they don’t have to take a human host, though they usually do so they can walk among humanity undetected. When Archdemons are exorcised from human bodies without access to their true bodies, they spew a blood-red colloidal substance out of their mouth, nose, and ears. They are immortal. When they are “killed” on Earth, their spirits return to Hell to await their next opportunity to come back to torment humanity.

INCUBUS, SUCCUBUS, REPHAIM & NEPHILIM—Other Fallen Angels from The Rebellion. They take their own forms, so don’t need human hosts, though they usually take them to walk among humans undetected. They can command demons and the possessed. They are commanded by archdemons and Lucifer, but they usually try to keep off the archdemons’ radar so they can do their own thing.

DEMONS & THE POSSESSED—commanded by any class of Fallen Angels (Incubus, Succubus, Rephaim, or Nephilim), but the Rephaim boss them around the most. The Incubi, Succubi, and Nephilim like to be more solitary. Demons and demonic spirits in search of human hosts are more numerous than archdemons and Fallen Angels. They also get to Earth easier and much more frequently than their more powerful counterparts.


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Mom by day and freak by night, Harley is a down to earth soccer mom who lets her foxy side fly when writing about witty females, over the top bad boys, and a world of steamy magical romance so hot it’d make a demon sweat.

When Harley’s not reading, writing, or dancing in the kitchen, some of her favorite activities happen in the great outdoors with her sexy alpha hubby, their two awesome teenagers, and the world’s coolest dog, Finn.

So leave all your worries behind and let Harley make your sultry fantasies come to life!

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Book Blitz: Stateless (Stateless: Book 1) by Meli Raine

Stateless 
by Meli Raine 
(Stateless, #1) 
Publication date: October 15th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

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Book Synopsis:

When you’re born without a trace, no one knows you’re a weapon.

I lie for her.

I hunt for her.

I kill for her.

And above all, I betray my mission for her.

She doesn’t know why. She doesn’t care why.

I do.

Treason comes in many forms.

Love is one of them.

Our training taught me to be a sociopath. A machine. A pawn. Nothing more than a tool for a larger goal, without attachments or feelings.

Our teachers forgot one important detail:

Pawns shouldn’t have hearts.

Yet we do.

It turns out our emotions are our greatest weapon.

And I know exactly where mine are aimed.


Excerpt:

“Thank you,” I choke out.

“For what?” His eyes cut away. The air between us has changed. I can’t explain it. Suddenly, I’m uncomfortable.

And yet I just want to be with him.

“For killing for me.”

As the words come forth from my mouth, I cringe inside. I did not mean to say for me. “For me” implies that he killed the bunny out of some attachment to me.

We are not allowed to have emotions for one another. It puts us at risk.

“I did it for me,” he says, louder than he should need to.

“You did?”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

“To challenge Romeo.”

“Why would you do that?” My voice goes up to a sharp squeak at the end, incredulous.He laughs. “Because we are taught to destabilize power structures.” He looks around. “What do you think the compound is?


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USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. 

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family. 

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Excerpt: Shadow Prophet (Midnight Chronicles: Book 1) by Andrea Pearson

This is my stop during the book blitz for Shadow Prophet by Andrea Pearson. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 15 till 19 October. See the tour schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-shadow-prophet-by-andrea-pearson 

Special release day price of 99 cent and special download bonuses!

Shadow Prophet is the first book in Andrea Pearson’s new Midnight Chronicles series. It’s only 99 cents for a limited time. And as a way to celebrate this new release Andrea Pearson has some special download bonuses that you’ll receive for free if you buy a copy of the book. All the information about the download bonuses can be found in the book.

Shadow Prophet (Midnight Chronicles #1)

By Andrea Pearson 

Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Fantasy Romance

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 15 October 2019

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Book Synopsis:

Bound to destroy the woman he loves…

Abel hasn’t seen Lizzie in at least seven years, and his experiences since then have changed him significantly. He’s sure he’s moved past his earlier crush, that he’s immune to her carefree and bubbly personality, but the moment his eyes land on her, he knows he’s still in love.

Instead of a joyful reunion, though, he only suffers agony at being in her presence again.

Because he’s being blackmailed into murdering her.

And there’s no way out. The Shadow Prophet has vowed to kill everyone Abel holds dear if he doesn’t complete the job. Abel has tried everything he can think of to break the contract, but nothing has worked, and he has nowhere else to turn.

Complicating things further, he gets recruited by a second client to help Lizzie achieve an impossible mission. One where they must work closely together while hunting immortal demons. One that will either destroy him or force him to kill her before he’s found a way out—before he’s ready to do it.

But how can a man ever be ready to murder the woman he loves?

If you enjoy high-stakes fantasy action, romance with a hint of angst, and fast-moving paranormal stories, you’ll love Shadow Prophet, book one in an addictive fantasy series. Grab your copy now!


Excerpt:

I refused to look in her eyes as I pulled the knife from her now-still heart and wiped the blade, her blood staining the fresh white cloth I’d brought just for this purpose.

She hadn’t struggled.

None of them had yet, though I wasn’t sure why. 

My heart thudded dully against my ribs, making me choke on unwanted emotions. I wouldn’t allow myself to think, to feel. Not yet.

Before her magical powers could flow away, I removed a vial from my backpack, holding it against her temple and chanting words I’d memorized months earlier.

A silver-blue, steam-like gas flowed through her skin like smoke from dry ice. With gentle waves of my other hand, I encouraged it to enter the vial, then put the cap on and very carefully tucked it back into its protected pouch for later retrieval.

Five down.

Two to go.

The last two would be the hardest. 

I still couldn’t believe I’d ever done the first.

Finally, with my jaw clenched, I looked at her face, so stricken now in death. It had been happy, excited even when she’d granted me access to her apartment. I reached over and closed her eyelids, hating that I was the last thing she’d seen.

I’m so sorry. I cleared my throat and shook my head. Plead my case when you get there. I hope you’ll understand.

I took a shuddering breath before lurching to my feet and stumbling away from the body.

No one would miss her, not for a very long time, regardless of how powerful she was or how well known or loved.

He had seen to all those details a long time ago. 

I made sure my things were packed away before pulling my phone from my pocket and sending a quick text to the number I’d saved in my device a few days earlier.

It’s ready.


Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of Shadow prophet Andrea Pearson is running a big giveaway. There will 9 winners!

– 1 winner will win the Grand Prize which contains 22 of Andrea Pearson’s books in print. 

– 5 winners will win a copy of The Glimpses CD

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Disappearances at a popular national park… Monsters from another dimension… And Nicole can’t use her magic. What could possibly go wrong?

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Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.

Andrea graduated from BYU with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels and novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life – it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her husband and children is where she’s happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.

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Book Blitz: The Fractured Empire (World Apart: Book 1) by Robin D. Mahle

The Fractured Empire 
by Robin D. Mahle 
(World Apart #1) 
Publication date: October 19th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

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Book Synopsis:

Clark and Adelaide think their lives can’t get any worse. Until they meet each other. 

Adelaide — heiress to the wealthiest man in the Ceithren Empire — has felt a void since her sister’s death. Just as she’s resigned herself to the empty life her father chose for her, a relic from a world that shouldn’t exist plunges her into chaos. 

Clark — son of the greatest terrorist the empire has ever known — is still reeling from his father’s death. Since then, his life has boiled down to two things: his brothers and his next mission. When his mission to bring back a mystical artifact goes awry, he’s forced to choose between getting the job done and saving the life of a spoiled socialite. 

But Clark isn’t the only one after the artifact. 

He and Adelaide must work together to survive… if only they can manage to avoid killing each other before their enemies have the chance.


Excerpt:

Clark. It was a deceptively mild name for a kidnapper. And his face was all wrong. He didn’t look menacing with his cocky mouth and square jaw and perfectly tousled hair. Whose hair looked like that after wearing a helmet? 

For that matter, who kidnapped someone and then introduced themselves? 

Yet here we were.

I parted my lips to scream, but he lunged forward. One of his gloved hands covered my mouth while he brought the other around to grab me. 

No

I had been helpless once already this week, and I’d be damned if it was going to happen again. I aimed a low kick with my knee, and he dropped to the ground.

My heartbeat thundered in my ears, so loud I could hardly think over the noise. 

He won’t stay down long. 

I was injured and exhausted and half his size, so there was no chance of outrunning him. But I did have nerve gas. He was already getting to his feet when I pulled the small canister from my wristlet, aiming it for his face. Before I had time to straighten my arm out, his hand covered mine, reversing the spray.

There was a fleeting moment of paralyzing fear, and then there was nothing at all.


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The name Robin D. Mahle represents a dynamic husband and wife storytelling team. They’ve travelled the world for both love and war, and a tale began to form between the two of them that just had to be told. One’s love of anime and comics collided with the other’s love of fiction novels to produce a story with action, captivating dialogue, and riveting prose.

The female piece to the puzzle that is Robin spends her days as a captioner for the deaf and hard of hearing. She loves to read, write, and loves all things Doctor Who. A Marine Corps veteran, her husband homeschools their offspring, lovingly nicknamed Thing 1 and Thing 2. He loves to write and spend time in his garden.They also have two fur babies: a standard full-sized poodle and a persian cat. Their family lives in Colorado after a lifetime of being way too hot in Texas.

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Book Blitz: Winter’s Captive (The Lochlann Treaty: Book 1) by Elle Madison & Robin D. Mahle

Winter’s Captive 
by Elle Madison & Robin D. Mahle 
(The Lochlann Treaty #1) 
Publication date: December 21st 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

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Book Synopsis:

The black X of the Aramach Rebels marks the spot Princess Charlotte’s life was destroyed.

Her fiance taken and her kingdom on the brink of war because of it, Charlie refuses to be the damsel in distress and takes matters into her own hands. She can only trust a handful of people as hints of a conspiracy are uncovered. 

Leaving her castle and everything she’s ever known behind, Charlie ventures into a place she only thought she knew — her own kingdom. In the face of traitors and thieves and ruthless rebels, Charlie won’t be stopped on her mission to set things right and find her prince.

The only question is: Will she find him before it’s too late?


Excerpt:

Honestly, who makes their way in life by taking other people’s belongings?” I grumbled, kicking at a pile of snow. “And who does that wench think she is? Kill me and…” I trailed off.

It was freezing. If we wanted to head back to the village, the trek that had taken us an hour on horseback would take countless more walking. Precious hours that brought us further from any hope of finding Oli or the children. That was if we could even find the path, the way the snow was falling. As such, tempers were short. At least, mine was.

“Perhaps if you hadn’t frightened away my horse and refused to secure me another, we wouldn’t be in this predicament.”

“Yes,” Logan’s tone was dry. “I’m sure the large band o’ thieves that brazenly attacked us on a main road would’ve been markedly warier had there been a second horse.”

I refused to admit the logic of his reasoning.

“What are we supposed to do now?” I pointed around us to the steadily worsening blizzard. I wrapped myself tighter in the heavy wool cloak, pulling my hood lower to ward off the falling snow.

“We walk, Highness. You know, that thing where you use yer feet? Commoners do it all the time.” Logan’s sarcasm snapped the last thread of my temper.

“I’m  quite certain you’ve seen me walk.” Then, I registered his renewed use of my title. “Oh, and as long as we’re reverting to titles, perhaps I’ll start referring to you as Captain Arsehat?” My voice was rising, but I didn’t care. “How very familiar, your treating me like a friend one moment and like a distant monarch the next.”

It was getting difficult to see with the white cascading around us.

“You’re going to draw unwanted attention.” He stiffened and gritted the words through his teeth.

“Indeed, Logan. Perhaps someone will come along and force me to kill them or set fire to a village or steal everything we need to find my fiancé and the kidnapped children! Perhaps they’ll throw our two kingdoms into the brink of war!” I threw my hands up. “Honestly, do you think we have a single thing left to lose at this point? Because I’m not too terribly concerned about it myself!”

For a moment, the only sound in the white silence was my heartbeat thundering furiously in my ears. Then, Logan’s even footsteps crunched away from me. I hurried after him.

“Where are you going?” Surely even Logan wouldn’t leave me alone in a blizzard. Still, my heart beat faster.

“To find us shelter, so we don’t freeze to death.” His tone was resigned. “But worry not, Highness. Ye may continue to yell at me while we walk.”


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The name Robin D. Mahle represents a dynamic husband and wife storytelling team. They’ve travelled the world for both love and war, and a tale began to form between the two of them that just had to be told. One’s love of anime and comics collided with the other’s love of fiction novels to produce a story with action, captivating dialogue, and riveting prose.

The female piece to the puzzle that is Robin spends her days as a captioner for the deaf and hard of hearing. She loves to read, write, and loves all things Doctor Who. A Marine Corps veteran, her husband homeschools their offspring, lovingly nicknamed Thing 1 and Thing 2. He loves to write and spend time in his garden.They also have two fur babies: a standard full-sized poodle and a persian cat. Their family lives in Colorado after a lifetime of being way too hot in Texas.

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Elle Madison has a lifelong love affair with escaping into the world of books. Trying her hand at creating a world for others to dive into has been a dream come true. Elle spends her days wrestling and snuggling her two little boys and being a giant nerd with her husband. You can frequently find them at Renaissance Festivals as well as Comic Con’s, a.k.a the only places she can dress up as a faerie and it not be weird. Existing on chocolate, pasta, and boxed wine, Elle loves to venture outdoors, explore new places, and volunteer for her community. After a lifetime of searching, she’s found her own happily ever after in Colorado with her little family.

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Book Blitz: Alfheim Academy (Alfheim Academy: Book 1) by S.T. Bende

Alfheim Academy 
by S.T. Bende 
(Alfheim Academy, #1) 
Publication date: October 14th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Book Synopsis:

A new series from internationally bestselling author S.T. Bende.

Aura Nilssen has spent most of her sixteen years in hiding. As crown princess of Alfheim, her life depends on avoiding the assassins who killed her parents and want to destroy her realm. When hunters corner Aura on Midgard (Earth), she’s immediately evacuated and enrolled at Alfheim Academy—a training ground where telepathic teenagers, daily combat lessons, and communication from beyond is the norm. She attends classes that enhance her energetic abilities, labs that fine tune her mental acuity, and workouts with a supernaturally good looking—and suspiciously evasive—training partner. But it’s what she learns outside the classroom that proves most difficult: as Queen of Alfheim, Aura’s grandmother played a heartbreaking role in the death of Aura’s parents . . . and her iron fisted monarchy is pushing the realm to the brink of extinction. If Aura doesn’t take her grandmother’s crown, the home she’s only just begun to love may be lost forever.

When an unprecedented attack threatens the very heart of Alfheim, Aura has to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to protect her new home. Her choice may mean the difference between survival and annihilation—not only for Aura, but for the world she’s always been destined to rule. 


Excerpt:

“Hey. It’ll be okay.” Viggo sat beside me. 

“No, it won’t. I am a princess. And a faerie—I am literally a faerie princess. A winged freak who will forever be associated with the tyrant who’s destroying our realm.”

“Maybe.” Viggo tore a piece of fabric from his shirt and pressed it lightly against my back. “But you’re also a winged freak whose bleeding’s slowing down. Either this wasn’t your first time sprouting wings, or you got really lucky.”

“This was lucky?” I croaked. “Wait, why aren’t you freaking out? I have . . .” I lowered my voice to a whisper. “I have wings.” Good gods, I have wings.

“I see you that.” Viggo’s dimple popped. “Wings don’t scare me.”

“Yeah, but . . .” 

“But what?” Viggo gave my shoulder a light squeeze, and a warm sensation made its way down to my chest. For reasons I really didn’t want to think about, it was hard to focus with Viggo touching me.

I ignored the heat building around my heart. No way did I want Viggo to think he had any kind of effect on me. Because he didn’t. Right? 

Wrong.


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Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVitie’s cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired her YA Norse fantasy series’ (Viking Academy, Elsker Saga, Ære Saga, and Night War Saga). And her love of a galaxy far, far away inspired her to write children’s books for Star Wars. She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.

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Book Blitz: To Kill a Fae (Hollowcliff Detectives: Book 1) by C.S. Wilde

To Kill a Fae 
by C.S. Wilde 
(Hollowcliff Detectives, #1) 
Publication date: October 10th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy

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Book Synopsis:

Fae enjoy playing dangerous games…

In detective Mera Maurea’s experience, three things motivate a murder: secrets, convenience, or passion. But none of the three can explain why the Summer King is dead.

With a tight deadline hanging over her head, Mera has to figure out who’s the culprit before the frail balance that holds the nation of Tagrad together crumbles into dust.

To aid her—or turn her life into a living hell, hard to tell which—is her fae partner Sebastian Dhay, a snarky detective with a penchant for the illegal. He’s a volatile wild card who will do anything to solve the murder, even if it means his doom.

The clock is ticking. And Mera is hiding a deadly secret of her own.


Excerpt:

Bast began unbuttoning his vest and nodded to a door close to the kitchen. “You can sleep in my bedroom.”

Mera barely recorded what he’d said. She couldn’t take her eyes off him. 

He threw the vest on the sofa and proceeded to unbutton his shirt, a burning dare in his eyes. 

Mera took in his strong, defined abs, and a delirious warmth went down her spine. 

He tossed the shirt atop the sofa too, showcasing his perfect chiseled torso and strong biceps, meant to wrap around a woman as she rode his…

“Enjoying the show, are we?” He began undoing his belt, his deceiving, sharp eyes burning with lust. 

Mera’s throat was so dry it might be made of sand. “I…” 

Noticing the massive bulge underneath his black boxer briefs, she stepped forward. She wanted, needed, to touch that part of him; lick it, hold it, shove it inside her until… 

No!

This was wrong. He was her partner, at least for the time being.

“Stop being a dick, Detective Dhay.” Grasping her bag, she hurried into the bedroom, slamming the door closed behind her.

::: Can she resist his darkness? Find out in TO KILL A FAE :::


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C.S. Wilde wrote her first Fantasy novel when she was eight. That book was absolutely terrible, but her mother told her it was awesome, so she kept writing.
Now a grown-up (though many will beg to differ), C. S. Wilde writes about fantastic worlds, love stories larger than life and epic battles.

She also, quite obviously, sucks at writing an author bio. She finds it awkward that she must write this in the third person, and hopes you won’t notice.

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