by Christine | Reviews, Writing
Ciara Knight, a friend of mine, has joined together with Alex J. Cavanaugh for this fun blog hop – all about books that may be hidden gems, but that the world should read and know about. No book that is on the NY Times or USA Today bestseller lists is allowed, and neither is our own book if we’re a writer.
I had a hard time choosing. I have many writer friends and have read and reviewed a lot of their books in the past year. So I decided to go online and check out all the reviews I’ve done at Amazon – and one book stood out for me.
Lorna Tedder’s Flying By Night. (That link is to Amazon.)
Here’s the blurb (again from Amazon):
” “The last time I saw my two husbands alive, they were standing naked before the Altar of the Goddess.”
So begins a harrowing tale of suspense, mystery, and spirituality. Kestrel Firehawk, a polyamorous witch, is framed for the murders of her lovers and forced to flee for her life on Beltane Eve.
Almost as dangerous as a cold-blooded killer is Dylan MacCool, the burned-out detective on Kestrel’s trail. His pursuit of answers will bring him to his knees–and take him to a destiny he never knew existed.”
And…below is the review I put up on Amazon:
“A terrific novel set in the pagan/Wiccan world, Flying By Night is an amazing story filled with love and tragedy and written with depth and compassion. Det. “Finn” McCool, working a seemingly ritualistic double-murder case where a woman also goes missing, is plunged into a world he’s afraid of – the pagan world – and doesn’t realize the depth of his own prejudices until he pushes away the one person he needs more than anything.
Kestrel Firehawk is the missing woman; she is guided to a pagan group who helps her, hides her, and literally saves her life by distracting the murderer out to get her. Years later, Finn tracks Kestrel down; unfortunately, so does the murderer, who will not suffer a witch to live. There are other players in the game who come to Kestrel and Finn’s aid; and the four of them become locked in a showdown to the death with the murderer.
I devoured this novel during work, throughout my lunch hour, and sat and read when I finally got home – I could not put this book down unless I absolutely had to, it was that good. The writing is rich, complex with imagery, emotion, and history, and will catch your heart. A jewel of a book.”
If you know Lorna, tell her I noticed her book. And then go check it out for yourself – you will not be disappointed! Oh – and October is the perfect season to read it. Treat yourself – get a copy for your Kindle!
Buy the book here: AMAZON
Find Lorna here: BLOG
~ Until the next time, cheers – and remember to drink responsibly! ~
Demon Soul, Blood Dreams and Demon Hunt are all available for the Kindle! Have you fallen into the Caine Brothers’ world yet?
by Christine | Contests, Writing
WELCOME TO DEMONS AND WITCHES AND FAERIES, OH MY! PARTY, A PART OF THE PARTY ‘TIL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JUNE 13-20)
1) HAVE FUN!!!
2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time) THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! ***
4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!
5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!
6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***
So welcome to the DEMONS and WITCHES and FAERIES, oh my! Party! Helping me host y’all is Gabriel, the DEMON tribred; Maggie, the WITCH, and Serra, the full-blooded FAE. Gabriel and Maggie are in DEMON SOUL: Serra is the heroine of DEMON HUNT, upcoming in fall 2011.
Ask any questions about demons, witches, and the Fae and we’ll do our best to answer them, and keep you entertained along the way.
WINNERS: There will be winners! An eCopy of DEMON SOUL will go out to a lucky winner for every 20 commenters. My rules are simple: comment! If you follow me on Twitter OR subscribe to the blog, you’ll get your name added in a second (and possibly third) time to up your chances (but you can only win once). And of COURSE I’ll follow you back!
Gabriel Caine stands on the edge of the abyss. A vampire has stolen his soul and if he doesn’t get it back soon, his next step will be into Hell.
Rose Walters has been sent back from the dead to complete one task; save Gabriel Caine. She’s drawn to Gabriel on the most basic level, but restoring his soul may cost Rose her life.
THE CAINE BROTHERS SERIES
Full-blooded Fae Serra Willows has come to the Caine Brothers to help them shut down an open portal to the demonic Chaos Plane. But before she can properly introduce herself, she rescues Gregor Caine from a demon hell-bent on having him for lunch and is shocked that he hasn’t ever bothered to learn his Fae or demon gifts.
Gregor is not overly fond of Serra, no matter how sexy the irritating Fae may be. Add her prodding him to explore his bloodlines to her always-being-right attitude and that equals major headaches for the head of Caine Investigations. As they hunt the demons who’ve come through the portal, every woman who helps – including Serra – ends up marked in their palm with a bloody full moon, slowly undergoing a dark eclipse.
Serra is convinced the demon is a breeder, gathering as many women together as it can in order to plant their eggs and ensure survival. Gregor, unable to stay cool as his every conviction as well as his heart comes under fire, vows to keep her safe. Serra knows sometimes you have to fight and risk everything you are for a chance at love. On the night of the winter Solstice, the full moon and the eclipse, it will ultimately take the strength of the entire Caine clan to save their friends; but only Gregor can face down the demon and free Serra from its thrall.
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