Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spotlight/#Giveaway Unveiled by Lauren Grimley

Today I am excited to share a cover reveal, book trailer, excerpt and giveaway for Lauren Grimley's upcoming book Unveiled; book two in the Alex Crocker Seer series. Enjoy! 

Unveiled by Lauren Grimley
sequel to Unforseen 
expected publication: May 2013

Alex chose the Rectinatti coven. She chose Markus as her mate. What she didn't choose was her power. As the strength of her gift begins to unveil itself, Alex needs to learn to control it before it consumes her and endangers those she loves. With strength comes vulnerabilities. With love comes loss.  With power comes pain. The world Alex now belongs to hinges on such balance. Her every step seems to be lurching her precariously closer to one wrong side or another. Alex had known her life as a Seer wouldn’t be easy. She knew her gift would be difficult to control and constantly sensing others’ emotions would be overwhelming. She even knew she’d be hunted for the power it would provide whichever coven of vampires controlled her. What she didn’t foresee were the difficulties she’d have with the parts of her life she ought to be able to control: her decisions, her actions, and her relationships.
It isn’t until she’s botched every facet of her new life that the opportunity arises to make things right. Rocky’s lover has been abducted, and Alex’s gift is the best shot at bringing her home alive. It's the first trap the Vengatti have set in order to acquire the most dangerous and powerful weapon in the ongoing feud: Alex. She knows this. Her coven knows this.  But so long as the Vengatti keep using her loved ones as bait, Alex is unwilling to stay home. Despite the danger, she'll continue fighting the enemy. Even that will require tipping the scales in a direction no one but Alex can understand.
This sequel to Unforeseen is a darker tale of the battles Alex continues to fight against her enemies, her gift, and even herself. This time victory might cost her sanity, her lover, or her life.

Book Trailer 

About Lauren Grimley 

Lauren Grimley lives in central Massachusetts where she grew up, but her heart is on the beaches of Cape Cod where she spends as much of her time as possible. After graduating from Boston University she became a middle school English teacher. She now balances writing, reading, and correcting, all with a cat on her lap and a glass of red wine close by.

Excerpt from Unveiled
 Ty pounded his fist on a few of the concrete cinderblocks. The basement cell had no windows, no light—no electricity or heat at all. The heavy reinforced steel door was fitted with a solid deadbolt in addition to the standard lock. There was no escaping the ten-by-ten room. Surviving in such conditions would be torturous.
            “It’ll do.” He turned to his warrior Sutton, who nodded with a shadow of a grin playing on his lips.
            “Works for my girl. I can’t see a human escaping it.”
            As he headed for the stairs, Ty shook his head. Sutton was one of those males whose ferocious loyalty was more disturbing than awe-inspiring. Leonce had reveled in the cult-like following of the handful of militant families that had sprung up in recent years. The Regan had played them like the precisely tuned piano he had kept in the living room as a sign of civility. Even he had been aware their fanaticism bordered on dangerous, so he had kept them out of the day-to-day workings of the coven, using them only as needed. They were showpieces he held up for the more apathetic members to replicate—or fear. The more ruthless their actions, the more Leonce had lauded them. Sutton had gone so far as to offer up his daughter to the Regan for feeding, or breeding, or whatever else Leonce desired of her. He saw it as the highest honor and thought nothing of locking up his own offspring when she disgraced him by having the audacity to protest.
            Ty found it a disgusting example of mindless following. Real loyalty required conviction and pride in a shared set of beliefs—not a grotesque and base desire for power or praise—which was the precise reason this room would be necessary if they could capture the Seer. When her brother had been seized, he was young, dumb, and naive. He’d been taught to fear and hate all vampires, because they were a threat to his freedom. Once it was clear he’d never be free of one coven or the other, he had no strong reason to fight back. Escaping would have meant returning to a family who believed too easily he and his brother had died and living under the protection of the same species, though a different coven, that had killed his brother and seen to his continued misery.
            Alex, however, had been with the Rectinatti for months. No doubt they had filled her head with their righteousness bullshit. Being mostly human herself, it was natural she’d side with the coven who protected the rest of the human scum. Her actions the night of the July battle made it indisputable where her loyalties lay. Despite what Leonce had believed, if they captured her, there’d be no bending her to their will. No, she might prove useful for whatever information they could torture out of her. And perhaps she’d be effective bait to lure in a few of the bigger fish. But as his cane clunked on each wooden step and his features squeezed into a painful grimace every time his injured knee bore his bodyweight, he was reminded that he had a better use for the Crocker girl. Come December she’d make excellent Creator’s Day gifts. Hand delivering her hacked off body parts in gift-wrapped packages to her father and every Rectinatti male who had protected her would bring Ty joy like nothing else could.
            It was just a matter of luring her out.

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At July 17, 2013 at 9:49 PM , Anonymous Lindsay Galloway said...

This is the first I've heard of this series and my interest is definitely piqued!

Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of the cover for the first book, but I think this one is a step up.

At July 17, 2013 at 10:07 PM , Anonymous Barbara Walker said...

Witches and secret societies, oooh, I love it! The synopsis sounds great, I love that it's kind of harsh and dark (the chopping up of body parts is always a plus for me). The cover is great, very menacing, especially with that font up at the top. I have to say, it's much more effective than the one for the first book which looks very YA and tame. Thank you for the giveaway!

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

sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

At July 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM , Anonymous Angela C. said...

I really like the cover! I like the trees and how the face is sort of shielded. There's a very cool effect to it! (: I'd love to read this series! How have I not heard of this before?

At July 17, 2013 at 10:53 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Good luck to you Angela!

At July 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM , Anonymous Trish Hannon said...

I read Unforeseen and really enjoyed it. Excited to see what happens next. And the cover, not loving it but its better than the Unforeseen cover which I just disliked. Doesn't grab my attention though.

At July 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous Elizabeth Bevins said...

I have not read book one but would love to. Cool dark cover!

At July 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I agree, good luck Elizabeth!

At July 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I like it too Mary:)


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