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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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:
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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