Monday, October 29, 2012

Laurie London ~Sweetblood/Iron Portal author {guest post-giveaway}


Today I am excited to have a guest post from Laurie London author of the paranormal romance series Sweetblood. She is going to share her new novella Assassin's Touch (Iron Portal series) and talk about things that go bump in the night. Enjoy and then be sure and enter to win a paperback copy of Seduced by Blood and an eBook copy of Assassin's Touch





Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, which is probably why I write about vampires and things that go bump in the night. I’ve always been fascinated by what lies unseen just beneath the surface.

Those Thirteen Steps to Hell purported to be hidden in an old neighborhood cemetery. A secret tunnel joining two popular lakes, so when a person drowns in one, their body shows up in the other. A secret, whispered in a dream, that turns out to be true. A shadowy figure, warning you to take another road home, the same road where a fatal crash occurs just minutes later.

Yes, I’m fascinated by stories like these. That if only you knew where to look, you’d see a whole new world—either externally in our communities, or contained within ourselves.

Another world, separated by hidden portals is the focus of the Iron Portal series. For generations, horrible secrets have been kept from the public in order to perpetuate a long-running feud between the realms. Some believe that monsters slip through the portals to eat children from the other side. Others say these portals are just a figment of a world obsessed by the supernatural.

In ASSASSIN’S TOUCH, the first book in the Iron Portal series, an assassin captures a valuable member of the army. Soon, secrets between the worlds are exposed and everything begins to unravel. Unable to deny the intense chemistry between them that makes no sense in either of their worlds, Rickert and Neyla fall in love.

A world of vampires veiled within our own society is the premise of the Sweetblood books. These killers walk among us, are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, but the average person has no idea that vampires exist…although a sweetblood human may have some inkling that their life is always in danger.

In SEDUCED BY BLOOD, the fourth book in the Sweetblood series, when a traitor threatens to expose their secrets, Santiago, the leader of a group of vampire enforcers, must work with the one woman he can’t read—the beautiful, mysterious Roxanne.

What are some of your favorite paranormal stories that involve secrets and hidden worlds? Do you have any real life ghost stories you want to share? ~Laurie

I love London's Sweetblood series and cannot wait to read Iron Portal. Take a moment to check them out. 


The Sweetblood series:


Bonded by Blood
Sweetblood # 1
Read my review


Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life. For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her….
Embraced by Blood
Sweetblood #2
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The second novel in London's dark, sensual vampire paranormal Sweetblood series. Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy--Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors. Alfonso Serrano is a hunted man. For months he's managed to elude the Darkbloods, vengeful foes who won't rest until he's dead. But he still craves one dangerous temptation: Lily DeGraff, the sexy Guardian agent he'll risk anything to protect. Lily is a wanted woman. Her talent for tracking Sweet—a rare blood type that's addictive to vampires—makes her a prime target for enemy capture. Her only hope is the stealthy vampire operative who stole into her bedthen left her in despair. Danger aside, Lily won't let Alfonso near her heart again—until an irresistible hunger threatens to draw them back together… and into an assassin's snare
Tempted by Blood
Sweetblood #3
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Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two Vampire coalitions:Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors….He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of his dark nature—deadly urges that threaten to consume him. And those cravings only intensify when he meets Arianna Wells, the human he's been assigned to protect. Smart and perceptive, Arianna doesn't seem like a dangerous temptress. Yet she awakens in Jackson an unstoppable need that, if left unchecked, will brand him a traitor…a crime punishable by death.But soon their bond may be Arianna's only hope. For stalking her in the shadows is a merciless enemy—one who will stop at nothing to claim her completely….
Seduced by Blood
Sweetblood #4 
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Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions: Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors... Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface-a power that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side-and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both...
Now check out Laurie's new book in the Iron Portal series:



Assassin's Touch 
Series: Iron Portal #1
Publication date: November 1, 2012
Genre: Paranormal romance
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon



Two worlds. Two enemies. 
Haunted by loss, Cascadian assassin Rickert D’Angelus is on a mission of vengeance. Determined to stop the Pacifican army from finding a portal to his world, he leads a group of warriors into New Seattle with one goal—to kill all Pacifican soldiers. Neyla Trihorn had the perfect life until a deadly accident revealed her latent para-abilities. Now, the former fashion designer is the Pacifican army’s hottest commodity in their fight against the invaders. When Rickert discovers a beautiful, unconscious soldier on a cold mountain ledge near the portal, he realizes she’s a Protection-Talent and cannot be killed. To prevent the army from using her skills again, he takes her as his prisoner instead. One fated touch…But when he pulls her into his arms, a sexy and compelling vision appears, awakening something inside him. Something he can’t ignore. Torn between duty and passion, Rickert must decide if the vision is a Talent trick designed to foil the enemy or the answer to his deepest desires..
Now for the Giveaway:
(open to US/Canada address)
Laurie is giving away a paperback copy of 
Seduced by Blood  and an eBook copy of Assassin's Touch
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5 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM , Anonymous Beverly DeeAnjello said...

I love Laurie London's books, but I also like JR Ward's Black Bagger Brotherhood. Both series are not to be missed.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:14 PM , Anonymous Barrie said...

Oh my gosh...I so love this series. Can't wait to read this book! How many more do you have planned? How many books do you have planned in the Iron Portal series?

 
At July 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM , Anonymous Erin F said...

Thanks for the fun post and congrats to Laurie on the newest release! I've been dying to read this series :)

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:09 AM , Anonymous ReadOurLips_Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read Assassin´s touch!
Thanks for the giveaway!
//Linda

 
At July 18, 2013 at 1:35 AM , Anonymous Denise Z said...

Thank you Laurie for sharing with us. I have not read your work as of yet, but definitely like the premises of both series. I love this world of para / other there are so many possibilities and I am always excited to turn down a new path. Anything is possible :)

 

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