Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spotlight/Giveaway: Blood Destiny Series by Helen Harper






BLOOD DESTINY SERIES
by Helen Harper


BLURBS:


Bloodfire


Mackenzie Smith has always known that she was different. Growing up as the only human in a pack of rural shapeshifters will do that to you, but then couple it with some mean fighting skills and a fiery temper and you end up with a woman that few will dare to cross. However, when the only father figure in her life is brutally murdered, and the dangerous Brethren with their predatory Lord Alpha come to investigate, Mack has to not only ensure the physical safety of her adopted family by hiding her apparent humanity, she also has to seek the blood-soaked vengeance that she craves.






Bloodmagic


After escaping the claws of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the Brethren, Mack is trying to lead a quiet lonely life in Inverness in rural Scotland, away from anyone who might happen to be a shapeshifter. However, when she lands a job at an old bookstore owned by a mysterious elderly woman who not only has a familiar passion for herbal lore but also seems to know more than she should, Mack ends up caught in a maelstrom between the Ministry of Mages, the Fae and the Brethren.

Now she has to decide between staying hidden and facing the music, as well as confronting her real feelings for the green eyed power of Corrigan himself.


Bloodrage


Mack begins her training at the mages' academy in the hope that, by complying, the stasis spell will be lifted from her old friend, Mrs. Alcoon. However, once there, she finds herself surrounded by unfriendly adults and petulant teenagers, the majority of whom seem determined to see her fail.


Feeling attacked on all fronts, Mack finds it harder and harder to keep a rein on her temper. Forced to attend anger management classes and deal with the predatory attentions of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the shapeshifter world, her emotions start to unravel. But when she comes across a familiar text within the walls of the mages' library, which might just provide the clues she needs to unlock the secrets of her background and her dragon blood, she realises that her problems are only just beginning...


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EXCERPT  from Bloodfire:

He came again.  I dully wondered again how I was going to explain not shifting and regenerating when he hit me full on, knocking out my breath.  He raised a paw and extended his claws and scraped them down my cheek before bringing the same claws to his mouth and sucking off the blood.  My blood.  I felt the fire coursing through my entire system.  Anton’s face looked oddly surprised for a second then he did the same with the other cheek before lifting up his entire paw and preparing to strike.  Through the haze of pain, I registered the power that he was preparing to put behind this blow and it occurred to me that this was his plan.  He’d kill me with sanction and solve forever the problem of the little human.  It hadn’t dawned on him that after I died the Brethren would investigate why I’d not shifted and they’d work out I was human.  Then they’d kill everyone.

The rage built up inside me and the flames took over.  He was playing with the pack’s lives.  I sprang to my feet in one movement, ignoring the sudden streak of dizziness.  He was not going to do this.  Anger took over me and flooded my system but I knew with cold clarity what to do.  The fire won.  I sprinted back to the wall, aiming just to the left of his crouched body and ran three steps up before using it as a springboard to spin off.  I was too fast and Anton had no time to turn.  I put my hands round his thick neck and twisted, snapping it in one movement.  My bloodfire roared in approval and he collapsed to the ground. 

He was a shifter.  He’d recover.  I wiped a smear away from my cheek and turned and walked painfully out of the room.


About the Author:

Helen Harper is an English teacher currently living abroad in Malaysia. As a long time reader of urban fantasy, she finally bit the bullet and began to develop her own series of novels.


Helen has always been a book lover, devouring science fiction and fantasy tales when she was a child growing up in Scotland. "I always loved the escapism provided by those genres," states Helen. "No matter how bad life gets, you can always find a route out, even if only temporarily, in the pages of a good book."


The growth of urban fantasy fascinated her - the mix of reality and fantasy along with strong heroic female characters appealed from the very beginning, and inspired her to write her own.




Twitter: HarperFire

Amazon Buy Links:
Bloodfire

Bloodmagic

Bloodrage


   
Giveaway:

Helen will award a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Comment with your email address to win, follow along with the tour for more entries.



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13 comments:

  1. Recently I started to read paranormal books, and I'm loving it! The Blood Destiny Series is on my TBR list now :-)

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    1. Thanks, Renata - I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Thank you so much for the spotlight on my books!

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  3. I had never heard of these books until just now, this very moment(technically a few moments ago but very close to the very moment to which I typed of a moment or so ago). The covers are very eye catching and I very much enjoy them. They drew me in causing me to read the stuff about the books and now I've had to add them all to my "to read" list as they sound like something I would really like. I think I must have them!!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and I hope you all have a great day and a very fine weekend when it gets here.

    Shelly H.
    booski24@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Shelly! I hope you enjoy them if you read them, and have a fabulous weekend yourself :)

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win,loved the excerpts.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity - I look forward to enjoying a new series! j_crawford@alumni.clemson.edu

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  6. This is the first I've heard of this series. It sounds great!

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  7. Helen is a new to me author. After reading a little about this book, it sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  8. A brand new author for me and the books sound so interesting!

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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  9. Sounds fantastic .Thank you for this chance to win hope you have a wonderful weekend .

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