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Rowena’s Revenge – Virtual Book Tour




Title: ROWENA’S REVENGE (The Broadus Supernatural Society Series, #5)

Author: Theresa Marguerite HewittGenre: Fiction | YA | ParanormalExpected Release Date: 10/31/13
Rowena’s life has never been easy. 

Being part Were and part Fae fire-starter she has learned to live a solitary life, depending only on her own instincts until one mistake throws her into danger. Now being chased by a psychopathic Warlock who is bound and determined to “own” her, Rowena must rely on her newly found mates and family. But is she ready to trust? Or will her damaged heart plunge her into darkness?

Blaine is a strong wolf, wanting to protect his new mate with his life. When a new man comes into her life, he can’t help but be jealous. Will it drive him into betrayal? Or will he accept their new life too late?

Penton has lived hundreds of years looking for his mate. Now he’s found her, but can he keep her safe long enough to get her back to Montana?

Cearbhall is one of the last Dark Warlocks known in the world. He has been searching for centuries for the ‘fire-heart’ that will complete his prophecy, bringing the world to his feet. In Rowena, his dark, twisted mind finds it with just the hint of her blood left behind as she runs from federal forces.

He will stop at nothing, killing everyone and everything in his path to have her for his own. He thinks nothing of leaving a path of destruction across the country in his wake to claim her.

Will one of these three mates pay the ultimate price for love? Or will evil finally descend upon Broadus, Montana and The Big Sky Pack?
 

November 25th – Kelly at Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight/Excerpt

November 25th – Deena at E-Book Builders – Review/Promo

November 25th – Shelli at Sharing A Bit of Romance – Character Interview

November 26th – Jessica at Jess Resides Here – Top Ten List/Excerpt

November 26th – Joana at Alwaysjoart – Review/Playlist

November 27th – Pavlina at Read More Sleep Less – Promo

November 28th – Pam at Unconventional Librarian – Playlist

November 28th – Stephanie Stephanie’s Bookshelf – Review/Promo

November 29th – Laurie at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Top Ten List/Promo

November 29th – Michelle at Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review/Promo


Theresa Marguerite Hewitt is a very laid back person; enjoying the simpler things in life more than most sometimes. She grew up in a very, VERY small town in Central New York and she will always be a Redneck Woman.

She loves reading, writing, taking long pointless drives and long dusk time walks. Fall and winter are her favorite times of year and she spends more time outside then than in the summer. She loves hearing from fans and is not above fan-girling on those that show her tons of support.

She donates the profits from the Amazon sales of her military series, The Wakefield Romance Series, to various military charities including; Wounded Warrior Project, Red Circle Foundation, Boot Campaign and others.

She is addicted to the cheap-Harlequin romances you can pick up in most drug stores and cannot go in and out of a store without picking up at least one. She resides in Buffalo, NY with her boyfriend, two dogs and two cats.


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Katrina by Elizabeth Lorraine

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Entering the courtyard of the Watcher compound, I found three of my brothers, Thomas, Simon, and Avery, seated around the roaring fire. The smell of venison and red cedar firewood made my mouth water and I realized I hadn’t eaten since yesterday. I needed to take my own advice and have a meal.

The food brought back to mind what had just happened with Katrina. The thoughts made my heart race and shortly my it pounded so loud, I felt certain everyone in my compound could hear it. I saw something different in the way she looked at me and I was sure it wasn’t just because I had yelled at her. Was the fact I’d cut myself and let her feed directly from my wrist, the reason that she saw me differently? After all, I had never had to hand-feed her before. But since she hadn’t awakened until afterwards, she didn’t know I had given her blood from my arm, or that she had actively engaged in a direct feeding.

I knew of course, it was strictly forbidden for a Watcher to give blood directly, but when she fainted she was clearly in danger of dormancy, so I acted. My only thought at the time, was getting fresh blood into her as quickly as possible. As my knife opened the vein on my wrist, the scent made her nostrils flare and the same instinct that kept vampires alive for centuries kicked in. She grabbed my arm and began to feed. The movement was so swift and powerful I wasn’t sure I could have stopped her even if I’d wanted to.

The feeling I had while she was feeding could only be described as pure euphoria, and only the sound of my brother coming up the stairs made me break the bond. I quickly carried her to a side room to recover. “Break the bond.” Why had I thought of it that way? Was that it? Had that short feeding changed everything between us?

I calmed as I began my meal. I needed to fortify myself since my brothers and I would be giving and storing blood for our charges for the trip.

Although Baron Von Dracek would surely hunt along our journey, in the event there was no game available in the high country, the added availability of Crimson would definitely be needed. Nothing gives strength to a vampire like the human blood in Crimson.

As I sat by the fire, my oldest brother, Gunter, approached.

“We missed you at training today,” Gunter told me gruffly. “Don’t let it become a habit. None of us can be the weak link.”

I was the youngest of seven brothers, something the other six never let me forget.

It was exciting to think I would now have a chance to prove myself on this journey. As Katrina’s Watcher, I was bound to protect her no matter what might happen, even to the point of giving my life for hers, something our family had done for generations.

“Quinn,” Gunter started to pace, “Only four of us will accompany the Baron and Katrina on this trip, and I’ve decided you are too young and untried in battle to be one of the four.”

I jumped to my feet, pulled my sword, with anger I didn’t know I possessed, looked Gunter straight in the eye and through clenched teeth I yelled, “I dare any of you to try to keep me from my duty. Nothing is going to stop me from going on this trip, including you, Gunter. If you have any doubts, let us settle them here, and now.”

Gunter gave Thomas a surprised look, and slowly rose from the seat he had just taken by the fire. Looking around at the others, he shrugged, “All right, little brother, let’s see what you’ve learned.”

As I backed into the open part of the courtyard, Gunter drew his sword and we prepared to fight. The fire reflected off our blades and made them seem to jump in our hands, as we circled first right and then left. Gunter lunged, his sword held high. When moments before I felt tired and weak, I was now invigorated by both my anger, and the thought my brothers would try to leave me behind.

I countered Gunter’s move, our swords sparking once, twice. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see servants and my other brothers gathering. Guards were now yelling encouragement from above.

“That’s it, lad, don’t let Gunter push you about!”

Gunter was strong, but I was fast and that easily made up for his extra years of training. I had always been a quick study and even before I was allowed to train with my brothers, I had mirrored the movements made during their mock battles, over and over again. Although Gunter had trained all of us, his eyes showed surprise at my proficiency; and at something in me he hadn’t seen before- pure rage. The rage brought an adrenalin surge that made me stronger, quicker, and more alert. We fought across the compound. Then Gunter made a mistake, and I seized my chance. As he lunged, I easily jumped aside. As he whirled by me, I whacked him on the back of the head with the hilt of my sword.

Gunter grunted, turned, and charged. I ducked his blow. Too late Gunter realized his mistake; his momentum had brought him closer than he wanted. With the new-found power of my anger, I hit him hard in the gut with my fist. Gunter bent over in with a gasp of pain and shock, and as I backed away, the now crowded courtyard erupted in cheers and laughter.

“I guess your little brother showed you a thing or two, Gunter,” a guard shouted from above.

Gunter raised his head, his hands still on his knees, and yelled, “Don’t you all have work to do? Be gone, morning comes quickly!”

Still breathing hard, I remained in attack stance, ready to continue if I must. The adrenalin still rushing though me would enable me to take on all of my brothers, one-by-one if I needed to. I would not be denied. The coming journey was my destiny, now more than ever.

Gunter slowly stood and put his sword back in its scabbard.

“Well, little brother, you’ve learned well and I have obviously misjudged your skill. You have just earned the right to join us. So it will be the two of us, plus Thomas and Simon on this journey. Be ready, we leave before dawn.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Elizabeth Lorraine!

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1. How long does it take you to write your books?

E.L.: Usually four months.

2. Do you like to have the book finished before submitting it for publication?

E.L: I publish them myself, so yes I do.

3. If you were not writing, what would you want to be doing for a living? What are some of your other passions in life?

E.L:  Interior design. I am a decorative painter and I always have loved that.

5. Have any authors been particularly influential to your writing process?

E.L: Being a vampire lover, I love Anne Rice. But I have to say that Hans Christian Andersen really started fascination with fantasy. I loved his stories as a kid, I still do.

6. Have you written any poetry?

E.L: I would love to, but I’m really bad at it.

7. What is the biggest challenge you face as an author?

E.L: Marketing is the biggest challenge. I think most authors would agree.

8. Do you have any specific writing rituals?

E.L: I have to have sound on, usually the television. Having it quiet drives me crazy.

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The Best Place for Me by Amy Misakonis and Giveaway!

If you’re a little behind on your Mother’s Day shopping, you better hightail it and get an extra box of flowers or candy or something.  Meanwhile, buy your fave Mom this ebook NOW.  It’s completely adorbs and I’m happy to be part of the tour! The book is called The Best Place for Me and very sweetly written by Amy Misakonis.

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Lots going on here so let’s just jump right in without our swimmies, ok?

I conned asked Amy into a guest post and she relented. Yay us!

Baby’s First Library

Nighttime is one of my favorite times to share with my little one.  We go through a routine that is probably pretty standard for most families:  bath, jammies, read, have a bottle, and then I’ll dance him into dreamland.  He adores books and I adore reading to him.  If you’re a mommy or a daddy, I have a feeling that you have a handful of books that you can recite instantaneously upon memory.  There are some that I read at least 5 times before bedtime.  I’ve put a list together of our favorites and my recommendations for your baby’s first library.  I hope that someday one of my books becomes an important party of your little lovie’s library!

My first 4 recommendations come from Nancy Tillman.  Her books were given to my by my mom at my baby shower and they are fabulous.  Not only are the illustrations beautiful, but her message:  You Are Loved, is conveyed in each and every one of her stories.

  • Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
  • The Crown on Your Head
  • Go to Sleep My Love
  • The Spirit of Christmas

Another favorite author for baby’s first library is Sandra Boynton.  The Going To Bed Book, is by far our favorite and a must have addition!  I’m certain that I’ve read this book nearly a million times.  It’s such a reading staple for us that I had to rescue it from a potty accident after mistakenly letting my son run around his room diaper free.  He hid behind the ottoman, got quiet and I knew immediately what was about to happen.  The slow motion dive started to save the Going to Bed Book from pee.  Pee on the floor, no sweat.  Pee on this book = DISASTER.

The next three are must have gems.

  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
  • I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti Shustak
  • Peek a Boo, I Love You by Sandra Magsamen

These books have helped to inspire me to create picture books that are not only for babies and children, but for parents and grandparents.  I hope they touch the hearts of everyone who dives into their pages and that someday they appear on a list like this.  I’d love for you to share with me your must have books for your baby’s first library!

Yeah, pee on a book? Not so much Amy.  But anyway (whistling)…

Wanna know what Amy’s doing when she’s not cleaning up after a diaper free toddler?

Amy Misakonis created The Best Place for Me, her first book, for parents to convey a special message to their little ones: Right here with you, is the best place for me.

Amy lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her one year old son. He has been the inspiration for her first two books. Each of Amy’s story express, in words and playful images, all of the important things that we, as parents, want our babies to know. How much we love them, and how very important they are.

Here’s a sneak peak at the book trailer:

Wanna still redeem yourself to Mom?  Enter to win a gift basket!  Here’s the Rafflecopter, you know the deal…

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Good luck with the giveaway and with Mom!

 

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