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Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Excerpt & Giveaway: Blood Dreams by Christine Ashworth (Blog Tour)


We are here today to celebrate the release of the new Paranormal short story Blood Dreams (part of the Caine Brothers series) by Christine Ashworth. First, we have a Excerpt Reveal which is really a Character Profile Reveal that I thought was pretty interesting. Then, we have an awesome giveaway in which one person will walk away with the eBook version of Demon Soul, the first book in the Caine Brothers series.
Summary
It’s December, and Los Angeles is in the grip of a serial killer – or so Gregor Caine would like to believe. But the moon grows fat as it builds toward the winter solstice. An old woman searching for a friend gone missing believes danger is coming, and the Blood Dreams that keep interrupting Gregor’s sleep portend a swarm of demonic activity.

After summer’s setback, Kendall Sorbis is finally getting started on his Revenge Life List. First up, open a portal to the Chaos Plane. Second, invite the Caines to come and play…


Excerpt (Character Profile) Reveal

Magdalena de la Cruz is a hereditary witch who lost her parents in the Tuscany Witch Riots of the late 1980s. She owns The Broom Closet, a New Age store filled with books, candles, incense, knick knacks and precious stones. She's almost six feet tall, with an exceptionally curvy body, has brown eyes and dark brown hair that curls down to her waist. She can conjure fire balls and walls of protection, and is a whiz at computer research. She has a serious love/hate thing going on with Justin.
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Maggie stood in front of Gregor’s desk, vibrating with anger. “You told me I’d be alone to do my work. I go to Justin’s house, and there he is, swimming. Naked. Hell, Gregor, I can get my own dates, thank you very much.”

“Good morning, gorgeous.” Justin stood in the doorway, startling her. Coffee spilled over her hand and she swore under her breath as a flush spread over her cheekbones.

“Damn it Justin, wear a bell like a cat or a cow, would you? Thank you, Gregor,” and taking the handkerchief he passed to her, she wiped her hand.





Author Bio
Christine Ashworth is a native of Southern California. The daughter of a writer and a psych major, she fell asleep to the sound of her father's Royal manual typewriter for years. In a very real way, being a writer is in her blood¾her father, Chet Cunningham, sold his first novel before he turned forty and has over 300 novels to his credit. Christine’s brother, Scott Cunningham, sold his first book before he turned twenty-five.

At the tender age of seventeen, Christine fell in love with a man she met while dancing with the California Ballet Company. She married the brilliant actor/dancer/painter/music man, and they now have two tall and exotic sons who are as intelligent as their parents, thus ensuring lively dinner conversation.

Christine's two dogs rule the outside, defending her vegetable garden from the squirrels, while a polydactyl rescue cat holds court inside the house. Everything else is in a state of flux.

Demon Soul is Book 1 of the Caine Brothers Series and is now available in trade paperback format, as well as in Kindle, Nook, and Kobo formats. Book 2, Demon Hunt, will be available summer 2012 from www.CrescentMoonPress.com and in all the above formats.

Christine says: My website, Wicked…With a Side of Saucy at Christine-Ashworth.com is where I talk about wine, and books, and other things that catch my attention. I’d love to see you there. Cheers, and thanks for reading!
Links:
Author page at Crescent Moon Press: http://crescentmoonpress.com/Authors/CAshworth.html
Don't forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win the eBook Demon Soul. This giveaway is international. Info is located on the rafflecopter. You may have noticed that the prize for this giveaway has change from Blood Dreams to Demon Soul. I am so sorry for this. The host of this tour did not inform the participants (me) that the giveaway prize would be something different from the book we were promoting. But what's good is that Demon Soul is the first book of the series, so whoever wins gets to start this series from the beginning.

Summary
Gabriel Caine stands on the edge of the abyss. A vampire has stolen his soul and if he doesn't get it back soon, his next step will be into Hell. Only the naïvely mysterious Rose can help him retrieve it. Without her, he really will become the devil himself.

Rose Walters has been sent back from the dead to complete one task-save Gabriel Caine. She's drawn to Gabriel on the most basic level, but restoring his soul may cost Rose her life.

Rose has touched the whole of Gabriel, making him yearn for a love he believes he can never have. Her willingness to put her human life on the line for him forces him to bring all three parts of himself—demon, human, and Feri bloodlines, and the strengths of each—into harmony and into the fight that decides their fate.

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11 comments:

  1. Hey! Thanks for hasting another of your amazing giveaways! =)

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    1. :) Your Welcome. I couldn't do it without these amazing authors giving their books up for the giveaways.

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  2. Wow I like the books you read this is another one to go on my TBR pile!!

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  3. I haven't heard of this series but it looks fantastic! I added it to my TBR pile on Goodreads.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

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  4. When did you first discover that you wanted to write?

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  5. I haven't heard of this series until now. I love reading new authors and reviewing books so others can hear about great series!

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  6. Thank you for the opportunity to win the first in this authors series. I have not read any of her books, so this would be a great opportunity to be introduced to a new author. Thank you for hosting the author.

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