Monday, March 3, 2014

Blog Tour! Excerpt and Giveaway Bittersweet Darkness & Death Defying by Nina Croft

Paranormal Romance
251 pages, ebook
Publisher: Entangled Edge

There are no monsters, only good guys and bad guys. That’s the creed by which Detective Inspector Faith Connolly has always lived.

When Faith discovers that she has a time bomb counting down in her head, she has one goal; to solve the murder case she’s working on—a young girl who was found drained of blood—and in doing so gain closure for a long ago murder never solved. Her investigation brings her in contact with Ash Delacourt. Ash is all black leather, big guns and sexy bad attitude—definitely not one of the good guys.

As payment for a debt, Asmodai AKA Ash Delacourt, finds himself working with the Order of the Shadow Accords. He’s the demon representative on the newly formed Committee for the Integration of Mankind and well…everything else. It’s a chance to be near his daughter, make a new start, and—once he’s met the delectable detective—maybe have a little fun.

There are no monsters. But as Faith’s investigation deepens, her beliefs are eroded and for the first time, she is falling in love—with one of the bad guys. But how can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out…?


Paranormal Romance
400 pages, ebook
Available now (February 2014)
Publisher: Entangled Select

Part snake, part human, and—some would say all bitch—Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador has one goal in life—to earn enough credits to pay for the Meridian treatment to achieve the immortality she craves. And one last job will get her there. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.

Being leader of the known universe isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks big time. And after five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. But as things are changing, he’s changing—into what, though, he isn’t sure. Callum is determined to discover the truth, and he’s employed the crew of El Cazador to help him do it.

Not everyone agrees with his plan, though. His own people will stop at nothing to prevent the truth coming out, the Church is taking advantage of the confusion and attempting a coup, and even the crew of El Cazador seem close to tossing him out the airlock without a space suit. But defying death has never been more dangerous, sexier, or more fun.


Death Defying

“What’s going on?”
Callum turned from the screen as Tannis spoke from the doorway. She sounded pissed.
“You’ve been on this ship one hour and already we’re under attack. How come they caught up so soon?” Her eyes narrowed on him. “Have you been in contact with anyone? Perhaps you’ve decided you don’t want this trip after all.”
“So how have they homed in on us so quickly? There’s a lot of space out here—this can’t be just good luck on their part.”
“Do you think we’ve got a bug on board?” Janey swiveled in her seat and eyed him curiously.
“You bugged?” Tannis asked him.
“Not that I know of. They wouldn’t dare without my knowledge.”
“Yeah, right, of course they wouldn’t, because you’re so big, bad, and important. Get the scanner, Janey.”
Callum stood still as Janey ran the machine down over his body. Nothing happened, and he slowly relaxed. Then she moved around behind him.
Beep, beep, beep.
“They always put it in the ass,” Janey murmured. “Lend me your knife,” she said to Skylar.
Skylar drew a wicked-looking blade from the weapons belt at her waist and handed it to the redhead.
His mind reeled. They’d bugged him without his knowledge. When the hell had they done that? And why hadn’t they told him? The Council had suggested it years ago as a security precaution and he’d refused. It looked like they’d gone ahead anyway, must have been during one of the medicals. Bastards. And what the hell was that woman brandishing a knife at him for? No way was she cutting into him with that blade.
“Spread the wings and drop your pants.”
“What?” He peered over his shoulder as she crouched behind him, the scanner in one hand, the knife in the other. She grinned with relish as though she could sense his discomfort.
“I need to get the bug out, or we’ll never get away from…” She waved a scarlet-tipped hand at the monitor, where the Corps ships still hovered. He couldn’t see how they were going to get away anyway. The Endeavor was a Mark Five cruiser. He’d commissioned her himself. She was the fastest ship in space, with more than fifty times the firepower of El Cazador.
“Well…” Janey prompted.
He shrugged. Everyone backed away as he spread his wings. His hand went to the fastener at his waist, and he hesitated. Five sets of eyes watched him avidly. He glanced at Tannis, and she raised an eyebrow as though daring him. He couldn’t remember feeling this uncomfortable. Ever. This was no big deal. He turned to face the console, and Janey shuffled around so she was behind him.
He flicked open the fastener and pushed his pants down. Someone whistled, and he cringed inwardly but didn’t react.

“Do you all realize we’re looking at the most powerful butt in the known universe?” Janey said.

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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Carla Bosch Clar said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway and for the post, the book looks great :)

Lis said...

This sounds awesome! I´m adding it to my TBR pile now!

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Great value on the purchase prices of these series during the blog tour. Love the excerpts and reviews. Thanks for sharing,

Silvia Fugate said...

I enjoyed reading your post on this book. I love how my TBR just keeps growing and I am reading authors I never would have if it was not for blogs doing reviews.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the giveaway! :)

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