Friday, May 29, 2015

A Sorceress of His Own Excerpt

Happy Friday!  The countdown has begun!  Only 4 days to go until the release of A Sorceress of His Own, the first book in my new series The Gifted Ones, coming June 2nd!  I'm so excited!!  This week, I got a look at the cover of the A Sorceress of His Own Audiobook, which will be released on June 5th, and love it!  I can't wait to share it with you!

My A Sorceress of His Own Blog Tour is well underway.  If you joined me on this week's stops, then you got to "see" Sheldon interview Marcus and get the scoop on Dillon and Alyssa, the hero and heroine of A Sorceress of His Own   You also got to read the Prologue of A Sorceress of His Own, as well as an excerpt.  And I discussed the challenges of beginning a new series and my thoughts on those who mock the romance genre.  It was a busy week.  ;-)  If you missed any of this week's stops, here are some links:

Drop by, join the fun, and enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Car, a $20 Amazon Gift Card, or a signed book from my backlist!  The tour will continue next week. You can find the schedule HERE.

There are still a few days left in my A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN PRE-ORDER EXTRAVAGANZA.  I'm thrilled to say that—with your help—I've passed the 5500 pre-orders milestone.  Hooray!!  As you know, I'm thanking readers by giving away goodies every 500 pre-orders.  So the winner of the huge prize pack above (a signed copy of an A Sorceress of His Own ARC, a tote bag, a coffee mug, a pen, a magnet, and lots of bookmarks, trading cards, and postcards) is . . . Stacy Ross!   Congratulations!!  

I'm only 500 pre-orders away from my goal—6000 pre-orders!  When I hit that goal, I'll give away a $75 Amazon Gift Card!

TO ENTER:  Pre-order 
A Sorceress of His Own before June 2nd, then fill out this form —  Here are the buy links:  
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Thank you again for your pre-orders!  I appreciate every single one of them and hope you'll enjoy the new series!

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It's time once more for Favorite Quote Friday!  For today's selection, I thought I would give you another teaser from 
A Sorceress of His Own that features the hero and heroine, Dillon and Alyssa:
Releasing his arm, she followed him down the steps and matched his strides—slowed so as not to tire her—as he began traversing the inner bailey.  “I appreciate your concern, my lord, but naught can be done to alter things as they are.  A life’s worth of superstition and distrust cannot be erased in a day.  Or a fortnight.  Or even a year for that matter.”

“Aye, it can change in a day,” he declared gruffly.  “It will change in a day.  I must simply apply myself to discovering the means I shall use to induce the metamorphosis.”

“And a great metamorphosis ’twould be.  Even more so now.”  Alyssa’s lips twitched.  Glancing around to ensure their privacy, she murmured teasingly from the safety of her cowl, “A few hours in my arms and you believe yourself capable of sorcery.  Mayhap wizardry does course through my veins.”

A burst of laughter escaped him, turning heads as far as the stables.  His eyes twinkled merrily.  “A few more such hours and I could work miracles.  What say you, Healer?”

When she made no response, her boldness now lurking behind timidity, he laughed again.  “Would that I could see your face,” he pronounced, lowering his voice.  “’Tis no doubt as flushed as the rest of your beautiful body was when I—”

“Ahem.”  The sound of a man clearing his throat behind them interrupted him.

Dillon closed his eyes and gripped his forehead in a visible attempt to generate patience.

Alyssa bit her lip to keep from laughing.

“Dillon?  A moment, if you will?”

They turned in unison to confront his brother.

I know I keep saying this, but I'm so excited!  I've always loved this story and am so thrilled to bring it to you.  I hope you'll enjoy the new series!

Have a wonderful weekend!