Friday, September 22, 2017

Blade of Darkness—Excerpt, Giveaway & Reviews

Happy Friday! As you've probably guessed, it's been a very exciting week. :-) 

Thank you for making Blade of Darkness a #1 Amazon Bestseller both here and in Canada!  You're the best! You really are. :-)  And thank you for your comments on Facebook!  I can't believe how fast some of you read it, and have been grinning big since Tuesday.  I'm so glad you enjoyed it!  I write because it's something I truly love to do.  But I want so badly to entertain you and give you a good read at the same time.  I just can't say enough how thrilled I am that you're enjoying Aidan and Dana's story so much.  I hoped you would.  And if you haven't had a chance to read it yet, I hope you'll like it when you do.  :-)

That goes for audiobook lovers, too.  Thanks to you, Blade of Darkness has rocketed up Audible's bestseller list.  I had to snap a pic of this, because I've been a fan of Christine Feehan for years, so seeing my audiobook on the bestseller list beside hers was a special treat.  I've downloaded the audiobook myself and began listening to it last night.  As usual, Kirsten Potter is doing a fantastic job narrating.  If you haven't had a chance to listen yet, I hope you'll enjoy it!  :-)

More fantastic reviews have rolled in for Blade of Darkness.  Thank you, everyone who has left a review on Amazon and Goodreads.  I appreciate every one of them, because they're so important for helping other readers find my books.  I plan to start sharing snippets of those here on my blog and on social media soon.  More than anything, I love to hear that I made you laugh.  Your tales of drawing odd looks or getting into trouble at work because you laughed so hard at this or that made me laugh, too.

Here are a few more reviews that have been popping up on some of my favorite blogs:

I think I may have said this on Tuesday, but I'm always happy to hear that readers who are new to the series have no difficulty jumping in without getting lost.  :-)
Read the Full Review Here.

Read the Full Review Here.

Read the Full Review Here.

Read the Full Review Here.

Remember when I mentioned I'd launch a giveaway to celebrate the big release over on Facebook?  Well, there's still time to enter to win signed copy of Shadows Strike, a Blade of Darkness mug and a cool Blade of Darkness pillow.  But the giveaway ends tonight, so hop over to My Facebook Page and enter soon.

And don't forget to join me on my Blog Tour, where you can enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a $25 Amazon Gift Card, or an Immortal Guardians Swag Pack.  Here are some more stops you may have missed:


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Thank you, everyone who pre-ordered Blade of Darkness!!  The winners of my Pre-Order Giveaway are . . .

Karri Fisher  $50 Amazon Gift Card
Ashley Workman — $50 Amazon Gift Card
Christine Connolly — Immortal Guardians Prize Pack


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It's time for Favorite Quote Friday!  Instead of a quote, I thought I would share an excerpt of Blade of Darkness with you that features the hero and heroine—Aidan and Dana.  Just a note:  This one is for those aged 18+.  :-)

Dana’s shower didn’t last long.

Aidan waited in the hallway, so concerned about her that he didn’t even ponder how alluring she must look, smoothing soapsuds all over her delectable body.

The bathroom door opened. Balmy, humid air wafted out and embraced him.

Dana stopped short when she saw him. Dark, wet hair bracketed a pretty face free of makeup. Her smooth, pale skin glistened with a hint of moisture, much of it exposed by the fluffy white towel she had wrapped around herself sarong style. The end was tucked between her breasts, drawing his gaze to her tempting cleavage. Most of her shapely legs were left bare by the towel, which barely covered her bottom.

Even as tired and anxious as he was, Aidan felt his body harden, which meant—

“Your eyes are glowing,” she mentioned, voice hushed.

Damn it. Bending, he grabbed the handles of his duffel bag. “I’ll only be a minute.”

Nodding, she stepped aside.

Aidan felt her gaze as he entered the bathroom but didn’t look at her again before he closed the door. Disrobing at preternatural speeds, he showered equally fast, then donned the black T-shirt, boxers, and cargo pants he found in the duffel bag. His feet he opted to leave bare for now. After taking a moment to drag his hands through his wet hair, he tucked all his bloodstained clothes in the duffel, zipped it, grabbed his boots and opened the bathroom door.

Dana swore softly, out of sight. A rustle of clothing ensued.

When Aidan entered the bedroom, Dana stood with her back to him, naked save for a pair of lavender-and-black plaid shorts.

Aidan’s hand clenched around the duffel bag’s handles as he stared at her back. Smooth and soft he knew from the times he had slipped his hands beneath her shirt, it tapered down from her shoulders to a narrow waist, the sides of her full breasts visible when she raised her arms and hastily tugged a lavender tank top over her head.

Pulling the hem down to meet the shorts, she turned to face him. “Wow. When you said you’d only be a minute, you weren’t exaggerating.”

Dana usually dressed conservatively compared to the young women Aidan saw on television and on college campuses who wore pants cut so low you could see their butt cracks, and shirts with necklines that dipped so low he was surprised their nipples didn’t show.

To see Dana now in shorts so short they barely covered her lovely bottom and a tank top that clung to her form and revealed more cleavage than usual thoroughly scattered his thoughts.

“What?” he asked belatedly.

She pulled her damp hair out of the front of her tank top and flipped it around to settle against her back. “I said that was fast. It literally only took you a minute.”

Wet splotches darkened her tank top in places. The hard beads of her nipples pressed against the light fabric. Sooooo tempting.

He forced his gaze up to her face. “I’m sorry, what?”

She grinned. “Thank you.”

He raised his brows. “For what?”

“For making me feel normal again. For making this—you and me—feel normal again.”

He lifted one shoulder in a shrug and sent her a rueful smile. “I can’t help it. You take my breath away.”

“I could say the same thing,” she responded.

He glanced down, then up again. “I’m fully clothed, except for my bare feet.”

“And even fully clothed, you take my breath away,” she admitted with a smile.

Just a reminder:  If you haven't picked up a copy of the ebook, this is the last week you can save $1.  Sunday it will return to the regular price.  

Thank you all so much for making this another fantastic release week!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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