Monday, December 30, 2013

Spotlight + Giveaway ~ Born in Blood (The Sentinels #1) by Alexandra Ivy

In a stunning new series, Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels—humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain. . . 

In The Heart Of Darkness 

Sergeant Duncan O'Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer, murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there's one clue: she's missing her heart. It's enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro--one of the dead-channelling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It's a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desparate measures. 

Lies The Kiss Of Death 

Unlike the other "high-bloods" in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer's final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie's skills to the test, O'Conner's career at risk, and both their hearts on the line. . .literally. 


AVAILABLE 12/31/14

 PART 4:
A SENTINEL LOVE STORY
By
Alexandra Ivy
Part Four
She hunched a shoulder, deeply regretting her brown hair that was pulled in a ponytail and the predictable dark eyes that came with her Italian heritage.   She wasn’t ugly.  She was...plain.  Ordinary.  Just once she wished she could be the sort of woman that made a man like Anton look at her as if she were more than an unwelcome intruder.
 “Only a place that has something to hide goes to such insane efforts to keep people out,” she accused, trying to remind herself why she was there.
This was all about Charlie.
Wasn’t it?
“We have nothing to hide, but a great deal to protect,” he countered, his gaze skimming down to land on her mouth, lingering there as if he was considering what it would feel like to kiss her.  She shivered.  Yes, please.   His fingers moved to stroke over her heated cheek.  “It’s amazing how many norms assume we’re savage mutants who are a threat to the world.”
Her mouth went dry.  She’d been desperately aware of Anton since he’d arrived on her doorstep.  Now she struggled not to make an idiot of herself.
No throwing yourself at the sumptuous, edible male...
“I don’t think you’re a threat to the world,” she muttered.
His thumb traced her bottom lip.  “But you don’t trust us.”
“You have my brother.”
“We don’t have him,” he protested, his voice oddly absent.  As if his thoughts were distracted.  “Charlie came here of his own free will, as you well know.”
He wasn’t the only one distracted.  Jayne struggled to breathe as he explored her face with the tips of his fingers. 
What was he doing?  Was it a high-blood thing? 
She tried to pretend the light caress wasn’t sending tingles of arousal pulsing through her body.
“It’s true he agreed to come to Valhalla.”  Jayne was forced to halt and clear her throat.  “But that doesn’t mean he’s happy here.”

ABOUT ALEXANDRA:
Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
In order to enter the giveaway, the entrants will have to read the short story and then answer questions about the story at the end of the tour.  The questions will be posted in the Rafflecopter widget.

The last 3 days of blogs will post the ENTIRE story for people that missed it throughout the tour.

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First Place:  $50 GC to Amazon or B&N
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Third Place:  $10 GC to Amazon to B&N


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BORN IN BLOOD Tour Schedule - 12/27/13 - 1/11/14

DECEMBER 27
12/27 Night Owl Reviews (Short Story - PART 1)

12/27 LITERAL ADDICTION (Short Story- PART 1)
12/27 You Gotta Read Reviews (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Book Lovin' Mamas (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Diane’s Book Blog (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Just Paranormal Romance (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Riverina Romantics (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Talk Supe (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 the snarkology (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 I Smell Sheep (Spotlight)

12/27 Who's Reviews (Spotlight)

12/27 babbling about books and more (Spotlight)



DECEMBER 28
12/28 Darkest Addictions Book (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 deal sharing aunt (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Literary Meanderings (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Rumpled Sheets Blog (Shot Story- PART 2)

12/28 Taking It One Book at a Time (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 The Secret Sanctuary of Books (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Tome Tender Book Blog (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (Spotlight)


DECEMBER 29
12/29 KT Book Reviews (Short Story- PART 3)

12/29 Reading Between the Wines (Short Story- PART 3)

12/29 Sassy Book Lovers (Short Story- PART 3)

12/29 Mad Hatter Reads (Spotlight)



DECEMBER 30
12/30 Book bliss (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Books And Their Seven Deadly Sins (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Book Pages and Dripping Ink (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Booked & Loaded (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Books Books and More Books (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Imagine a World (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Nina’s Literary Escape (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Reading Reality (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Where the Night Kind Roam (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 The Reading Café (Spotlight)



DECEMBER 31
12/31 Dalene's Book Reviews (Short Story- PART 5)

12/31 Tynga's Reviews (Short Story- PART 5)



JANUARY 1
1/1 Over the Edge Reviews (Short Story- PART 6)

1/1 The Rest Is Still Unwritten (Short Story- PART 6)

1/1 Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess (Spotlight)


JANUARY 2
1/2 Swept Away By Romance (Short Story- PART 7)

1/2 Sweet & Spicy Tales (Spotlight)


JANUARY 3
1/3 Reader Girls (Short Story- PART 8)

1/3 Romancing the Dark Side (Short Story- PART 8)

1/3 Wicked Readings by Tawania (Spotlight)

1/3 Inner Goddess (Spotlight)


JANUARY 4
1/4 For the Love of Bookends (Short Story- PART 9)

1/4 Mythical Books (Short Story- PART 9)

1/4 Cocktails and Books (Spotlight)

1/4 Kristina's Books & More (Spotlight)



JANUARY 5
1/5 Coffee and Characters (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 Redheads Review it Better (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 URBAN FANTASY LAND (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 victoria's gossip (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 Bookin' It Reviews (Spotlight)



JANUARY 6
1/6 Eclipse Reviews (Short Story- PARTS 1-5 )

1/6 Paranormal Haven (Short Story- PARTS 1-5)

1/6 Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews (Spotlight)



JANUARY 7
1/7 Larissa and Friends' Bookish Life (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

1/7 Scandalicious Book Reviews (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

1/7 Sun Mountain Reviews (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

1/7 Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies Oh My (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

1/7 Ramblings From This Chick (Spotlight)



JANUARY 8
1/8 Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic (Short Story - ENTIRE STORY)

1/8 Offbeat Vagabond (Short Story- ENTIRE STORY)

1/8 Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance (Short Story- ENTIRE STORY)

1/8 Seductive Musings (Spotlight)

1/8 TBQ's Book Palace (Spotlight-)



JANUARY 9
1/9  Book Monster Reviews (Short Story- ENTIRE STORY)

1/9 Books-n-Kisses (Short Story ENTIRE STORY)

1/9 Got fiction (Short Story ENTIRE STORY)


JANUARY 10
1/10 A_Tiffyfit's Reading Corner (Short Story - ENTIRE STORY)

1/10 Darker Passions (Short Story -ENTIRE STORY)

1/10 Fandom Fanatic (Short Story -ENTIRE STORY)

1/10 My Book Chatter (Spotlight)


2 comments:

  1. Oh goodness! Things are heating up in that excerpt of the short story. Thanks for sharing it!

    ReplyDelete