Saturday, January 4, 2014

Born in Blood by Alexandra Ivy - Spotlight/Giveaway


BORN IN BLOOD
The Sentinels, Book #1
Publisher:  Zebra

Publication Date:  December 31, 2013

ISBN-13:  978-1-4201-2514-6




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 12/31/13

PART 9:
A SENTINEL LOVE STORY
By
Alexandra Ivy
Part Nine

Jayne was trying to be offended.

After all, Anton had just implied that she’d driven a thousand miles, and then risked her life to sneak into Valhalla, just to catch sight of him.  And the fact she suspected he was right should only have increased her annoyance.

Instead she was drowning in the intoxicating pleasure of being held against his hard, utterly male body.

Or at least until he whispered those fateful words against her lips.
Her heart thundered as she tilted back her head to meet his astonishing silver gaze.  “What did you say?”

His mouth twisted with rueful smile.  “Don’t act surprised, sweetheart.  I did a piss-poor job of hiding my interest in you.”

She shook her head.  “You never said anything.”

“Did I have to?”  He nipped her lower lip.  “Surely you knew that once Charlie had been approved to enter Valhalla there was no need for me to visit your home?”

Her heart stuttered to a halt before surging back into gear, racing at a frantic pace.  Was it possible that this beautiful, completely unattainable male had truly noticed her as more than Charlie’s older sister?
“You said you wanted to make sure we felt comfortable with Charlie’s upcoming move,” she breathed, her voice husky with the emotions she’d suppressed for the past four weeks.

“I wanted...”  A slow, lingering kiss.  “You.”

“Oh.”

“Oh?”  He lifted his head to study her with a piercing gaze.  “That’s all you have to say?”

She held his gaze, too terrified to admit how deeply she needed him.
“What do you want from me?”

“I’ve told you.”  His expression was somber, his eyes revealing a hint of vulnerability that she’d never expected to glimpse.  “The truth.”
The truth.

Such simple words that made her entire body tremble with fear.
“Okay, I did hope I might see you tonight,” she managed to admit, knowing he needed to hear the words.

His pride would never allow him to pursue her if he thought she truly wasn’t interested.

He frowned, hearing the reluctance in her voice.  “Does it bother you that I’m a high-blood?”

She was shaking her head before he could finish speaking, her hands lifting to frame his beautiful face.




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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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 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)


7 comments:

  1. Seriously good! I love it. This a tad a day is fun. Thank you.

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  2. This is fun getting some of the story each day

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  3. I've really been enjoying the excerpts.

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  4. Yummy excerpt! Glad for this new release from Alexandra.

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