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Rights Back! I got the rights back from Harlequin for most of the books in my Unbound series based on Norse mythology! (Nocturnes/Paranormal Romances) To celebrate, I’m posting the prologue from Guardian’s Keep. :) Guardian’s Keep by Lori Devoti (coming soon in ebook) The wind howled and leaves slapped against branches. The smell of damp earth and animals panicked by what was roaming the forest tonight was everywhere. Fenrir, the cause of their fear, strode on. What was his had been taken, and he would stop...
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New to You Books: Eternal, Young Adult Vampire Romance by Kristi Cook (PRIZE)... This month I hit up a good friend of mine to provide the New to You Book (and prize). Kristi and I met as debut authors, both writing very different genres than we do now. This month, September 2013, Kristi’s third young adult novel is out… and it has vampires. :) Author Name Kristi Cook Author Website www.kristi-cook.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristi-Cook/152067579336 Twitter @Kristi_Cook Book Title ETERNAL Book Genre Young Adult Fiction What is your book about? ETERNAL is the third and final book in the...
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I got the rights back from Harlequin for most of the books in my Unbound series based on Norse mythology! (Nocturnes/Paranormal Romances) To celebrate, I’m posting the prologue from Guardian’s Keep. :) Guardian’s Keep by Lori Devoti (coming soon in ebook) The wind howled and leaves slapped against branches. The smell of damp earth and animals panicked by what was roaming the forest tonight was everywhere. Fenrir, the cause of their fear, strode on. What was his had been taken, and he would stop at nothing to save it. “Garm,” a voice boomed. Fenrir ground to a halt, the length of chain he held knocking against his knee at his sudden stop. He gripped the links more firmly in his fist, readied himself to use the makeshift weapon when his hidden opponent decided to show himself. “Let him go,” he called out, the chain heavy and hot in his hand, his heartbeat slowing as he let his senses travel over the surrounding woods, searching for those who had stolen what was his. “Will you come?” the voice asked again. “Let me see him.” A demand this time. Fenrir didn’t believe in playing meek, didn’t know how. “If we do, and he’s safe, you’ll come with us?” Fenrir hesitated, his mind going back to Aesa, her face pale, drawn, worried. If he went with them, would he see her again? But.. .his fist tightened around the chain.. .if he didn’t, if they went through with their threats? That would kill her…kill him, too. Lifting his chin, he replied, “I’ll come.” A second chain was looped around his neck, pulled tight—not cruelly, just enough to remind him that it was there, that he was no longer free. His captor stepped in front of him—Tyr, one of the lesser gods, sent to do the bidding of those more powerful but also more...
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Moon Rising Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Release Date: January, 2014 ISBN: 978-0373618385 Order from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble Can a loner vampire and outcast wolf find love in Lori Devoti’s Moon Rising? The discovery of lost treasure imperils the fragile peace between the vampire and werewolf populations. Especially when werewolf Cece Parks and vampire Marc Delacroix arrive at the remote site with the same agenda—to claim the loot. But when suspicious deaths begin occurring, the enemies must band together to solve the mystery. The truth proves far more complicated than either can imagine. Especially when Marc finds himself inexplicably drawn to Cece. For once in his long life he wants nothing more than to be with—and protect—the werewolf. Now loyalty to his race and his forbidden desire are about to collide…....

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New to You: Rush, a young adult novel by Eve Silver

  Rush by Eve Silver, a young adult novel debuting this month! (Answers provided by the author. Thanks, Eve, for participating!) What is Rush about? Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby—pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures.  There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says that the game is more than that, and that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn. What type of reader will love Rush? Fans of young adult books, teens, sci-fi readers, fans of alien books and gamers. Who is the main character? What does he or she want or what is his or her biggest struggle to over come? Miki Jones just wants to figure out how to find her new normal after the death of her mother. But her life’s anything but normal when she’s sucked into a game where she has to hunt aliens or be hunted by them—all the while balancing the life or death struggle with her regular high-school life.   “So what’s the game now? This or the life I used to know?” What movies or other books would you compare Rush to and why? For books, I’d say Ender’s Game because of the gaming elements and the way the main character is left in the dark by those who are in the know and must struggle for answers even as they struggle to survive. Divergent and Hunger Games for the action (though the plot is in no way similar). The graphic novel Fray: Future Slayer. And a couple of my adult sci-fi books that were originally released under the name Eve Kenin (and are now available as Eve Silver): Driven, Hidden because they were high action with a thread...