Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Burden Of Blood Blog Tour with Wenona Hulsey

You might have seen me share a little something about a month ago about Blood Awakening, the short story prequel to Burden of Blood and if you did, you'll be excited to know that the full length novel has been released! As part of the tour to celebrate it, author Wenona Hulsey is sharing a book excerpt...

** Book Blurb **

No one wants to know everyone's darkest secrets, especially not police officer, Nicole Keenan. All she wants is a blissfully normal life in the small, Alabama town where she was born. But as generations of power running through her veins start to wake up, an ancient grudge is ignited that threatens to push her over the edge. She can hardly believe in what she is, let alone that a dark force will not stop until she's joins them. Or is dead.
Nicole Keenan's life enters into a dangerous dance with warriors and gothic fairies. Southern tradition collides with Irish folklore as she learns about love, heartbreak, and The Burden of Blood.

** Book Excerpt **

Kat grabbed Nicole and Luke by the hand pulling them toward the dance floor. She gave an alluring smile to Luke as they made their way through the sea of bodies. Nicole could see the third wheel theory rearing its ugly head much earlier than she expected. A pang of jealousy stung her but she hid it as fast as it appeared. She had no right to be acting this way, she had turned Luke down time and time again. So build a bridge and get over it Nicole. This is your fault, you shot him down.
With that thought, she started dancing with the mass of bodies swaying all around her. She tried to keep her eyes away from Luke and Kat as they danced, but it was impossible. She cringed as Kat ran her fingers into Luke’s hair, then dropped a hand down to rest on his chest. Kat leaned up, whispering into Luke’s ear as she slid one red fingernail along his jaw line. Nicole pried her eyes away, trying to focus on the music and rhythm of her body, but when she glanced their way again, she locked eyes with Luke.
His deep hazel pools were ablaze with passion. He watched every move of her body as she swayed to the beat. His gaze burned her skin with a heat she had never experienced before. Nicole continued to dance with her eyes locked on Luke’s. Everyone else disappeared from her vision, there was only him watching her at that moment. Desire started to build deep inside her belly as she moved, picking up intensity as the music coursed through her, each movement stoking the fire and making it hotter. She teasingly ran one finger between her breasts, down her sweat-beaded stomach, seductively spreading her hand wide as she slid it along the inside of her thigh. His eyes never left hers as he danced slowly, resolutely moving closer to her with every movement of his body.
“That’s right honey, keep drinking. You’re mine tonight you little whore.”
With a jolt, Nicole stopped moving, reality crashing into her mind as if someone had hit the fast forward button. She began scanning the room, trying to figure out who the voice in her head belonged to. At a table near the bar, she spotted a tall man with a neatly groomed beard and black hair. Nicole guessed his age to be around thirty-five and she could tell he had money. He wore a black Armani suit with a white, silk shirt neatly tucked in underneath his unbuttoned jacket. His shoes shined with a perfect mirror finish and a diamond glimmered from his earlobe. Nicole was sure a bright red sports car would be waiting outside for him when he left. He sat next to a cute, small-framed blonde wearing a tight red dress. Even the dumbest bouncer should have seen she was not old enough to be in this club, let alone doing shots of vodka. Four empty shot glasses sat in front of her and judging by the glazed-over look in her eyes that was four too many.
“Nicole, are you okay? You’re pale honey.” Kat moved next to her, releasing her hold on Luke to place a hand on her friend’s arm.
“Yep, I’m fine. I just need to sit for a few. You keep dancing, I’ll be back out here in a little bit.” She started off the dance floor only to be grabbed by the hand mid-stride.
“Do you want me to go with you?” Luke asked staring at her intently as if looking for the real reason she was leaving.
Her body tingled with pleasure just from the feel of his fingers laced with her own. “No…um thanks though. I’ll be okay.” She slid her hand out of his as she made her way toward their table.

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Author Wenona Hulsey spends her time scaling roof tops, kicking bad guy tail and rescuing small kittens from tree tops.  But during the time when she isn’t asleep, she’s a mother of two beautiful children and fiancĂ© to the man of her dreams.  She lives vicariously through great books and creates magical worlds in her spare time.  She is also an avid social networker, who loves to meet new people.  You can friend her on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/WenonaHulsey, like her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WenonaHulseyAuthor or follow along on her Blog http://wenonahulsey.blogspot.com/.


Denise Z said...

I do not know how I have been following you for so long and have not been on the GFC list or email sub. I was shocked today when I realized this. I have signed up with GFC - Denise Zaky and email sub and of course we visit on facebook. I am glad I will be up on all the news now.
I just have to say that Weona Hulsey's series sound awesome. I will be checking Burden of Blood out. I also want to thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity for the prequel. What a wonderful treat.


Wenona Hulsey said...

I hope you give my books a try Denise. If you like paranormal romances with hot, swoon worthy guys (Some in kilts) and butt kicking heroins then you should enjoy this ride :D

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Amy said...

Would love to read this!

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Krysykat said...

Loved the excerpt :)
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ruby95660 said...

Great excerpt! I'd love to read this book!


DANIELA said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me in the contest.

I am a GFC follower and email subscriber.

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