Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Vampire's Deadly Delight Blog Tour!

 Hey everyone!! It's DAY ONE of the A Vampire's Deadly Delight Blog Tour and I'm so excited. Author Liv Rancourt has set up some amazing book excerpts, guest posts and interviews PLUS there are chances to win copies of the book. The blurb and cover intrigued me, and today I'm sharing a teaser from the book - something to whet the appetitie :D

So without further ado ...

~ Book Excerpt ~

Oops. This one was a just little more than I could handle...

I wasn’t alone. Vampire. Raw. Maybe a wild one. I looked up, nerves tingling because of the quick change to Kristen and back again. Saw him standing at one end of the alley, head turned to the side. Shakespeare’s profile, with the firm brow and the long straight nose. Streetlights glistened on his curls.

Very close, but not Shakespeare.

“I could tear your head off and let your blood mix with the bile and garbage and mud.” His voice was Shakespeare’s, too, but not quite. He moved enough to show the silhouette of the sword he was carrying.

I stood straighter, opened my arms a little. “Bring it.”

“Bitch.” He came at me too fast to see and smacked me across the face. My head hit the dumpster with a ringing crash.

I landed on one knee, grateful I was in boots. Upright, Mr. Sticky and I had a chance. If he got me on the ground, I was done.

His shadow towered over me. “The moon’s light begs mercy. She tells me to save you now that we might savor you together.”

“So much like him, but not Shakespeare.”

“Not Chaucer or Oscar Wilde, either, though they were both good men. I am Sir Hugh Robartes. You are nothing. You are dirt. You are dead.”

“You’re John’s brother.”

“Don’t say that name.”

His fist found my face again, knocking me back into the brick. I felt Mr. Sticky fly off into the shadows—then I was out.

~ Official Blurb ~

She’s a quiet, unassuming bookstore owner by day, but by night...

Kristen has a deadly secret—when she smells a vampire, she turns into Jai, a beauti-licious babe who makes vamps permanently dead. To a vamp, Jai is like ambrosia. They can’t resist her. She uses this attraction, plus her super strength and her trusty blade, Mr. Sticky, to end their undead lives. The thrill of wearing miniskirts without worrying about cellulite stifles any qualms Kristen might have about killing the undead. Being Jai is the most fun she has ever had—until they come up against the one vampire Jai can’t kill. If he and Jai have a history, as he claims, Jai can’t remember it...or him.

But when her work catches the attention of some old enemies—who won’t hesitate to destroy Kristen if it also means the end of Jai—this vampire may be their only hope. Can Kristen and Jai learn to tell the difference between good and evil in time to defeat Jai’s ancient nemesis? Or will being Jai’s hostess cost Kristen more than just a little sleep?

~ Book Buying Link ~

~ Next Blog Stop ~

~Final Stop Giveaway ~

For one lucky winner,
visit the final stop with author Liv Rancourt to win a copy of
the ORIGINAL ARTWORK for the cover!

~ About The Author ~

Liv Rancourt is a writer of speculative fiction and romance. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two teenagers, two cats and one wayward puppy. Writing stories that have happy endings is a good way to balance her work in the neonatal intensive care unit, and she is thrilled to be publishing her first novella with Black Opal Books. Liv can be found on-line at her website (www.livrancourt.com), her blog (www.liv-rancourt.blogspot.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/liv.rancourt), or on Twitter (www.twitter.com/LivRancourt).

1 comment:

Liv said...

Thanks, Belinda, for your help in putting everything together and for your kind words about the book. I'm looking forward to the next couple weeks!