Friday, August 9, 2013

Favorite Quote Friday #94

Happy Friday!  What a fun week!  I've been touching base with book reviewers and bloggers, sending out ARCs of Darkness Rises (October 1, 2013), and planning my Darkness Rises Blog Tour.  I also held a contest on Facebook and will mail the winner's package (an ARC + swag) today.  Congratulations again, Queneshia!

I'll be guest posting over at Paranormal Haven today as part of their new weekly feature Why Didn't I Think of That?!?!.  If this is your first time hearing about it, every Friday through September 20th a new author will visit Paranormal Haven and share "a book, character, scene, quote or other bookish awesomeness they wish they had thought of first."  Today it's my turn.  :-)

Darkness Rises is up for Affaire de Coeur's Hot Guyz Patrol Cover Art Contest.  The contest lasts through August 15th and also has Gorgoues Gals and Uniquely Yours categories.  You can view the covers and vote for your favorites HERE.

Also, Kensington is giving away 10 copies of Darkness Rises over on Goodreads.  The contest lasts until August 31st.  You can find all of the details and enter HERE.  

Since the contest is only open to US residents, I'll hold a contest or two here on my blog soon that will be open to international entries so everyone can have a chance to win.  :-)

It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  If you're unfamiliar with my Immortal Guardians series, vampires are the bad guys in it.  Infected with a virus, they range from newbie vampires who have only recently been turned and still retain their faculties to utterly psychotic vampires who have been infected long enough to suffer the brain damage it causes in humans and have gone mad.

I mention one vampire in particular in my guest post over at Paranormal Haven:  Eddie Kapansky.  So I thought I would choose a selection from Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians Book 2) told from Eddie's POV for today's quote.  Eddie hasn't been a vampire as long as some of his brethren, but he has already begum to lose himself to the virus's destruction.  In this scene, Eddie is fleeing through the forest, afraid he is being pursued by the hero, Immortal Guardian Marcus Grayden:

Breath heaving, body bathed in a cold sweat, Eddie Kapansky glanced over his shoulder as he raced through the forest.  


He faced forward again and almost ran into a low hanging branch.  Ducking swiftly, he scarcely managed to avoid it.  

“Come on, Eddie.  Get your sh** together,” he muttered.  Traveling at preternatural speeds required hypervigilance.  Inconveniently low branches like the one that had just brushed the top of his dark blond hair could easily remove a vamp’s head.

The bitter taste of fear still flooding his mouth, he glanced behind him once more and sought any signs that the immortal might be following him.  When he faced forward, his eyes widened and a yelp escaped him as another branch nearly decapitated him.

Call me crazy, but I like all of the vampires is my series:  those who are decent, those who are deranged, and those who fall somewhere in between.  ;-)

Have a great weekend!



  1. I Love all of these books and can't wait for the AWESOME new book to Come out

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm so glad you're enjoying the series!

  2. Yay, can't wait. I'm so excited!!!!

  3. Name: Jim Miller

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    Great except - loved the magic clothes remover trick. Can anyone do that? :)

  4. Hi!! Thank you so much for the blog hop and giveaway!
    My name is Tonya Schenck
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