Barbara Edwards Amazing Author Event
Thanks for joining me to find the answer to today’s question for a chance to win amazing books. I’m adding a ebook copy of Ancient Blood to the basket.
Starting Jan. 12, thirteen AMAZING AUTHORS hosted a blog tour. Visit each author’s blog and read through their post carefully. At the end of the tour there will be a test – but instead earning an A or, gasp, an F, you can earn PRIZES: amazing stories by these AMAZING AUTHORS, as well as some other cool giveaways. Read to the end for a complete list.
Don’t forget: Jan. 24. Ginger Simpson – http://mizging.blogspot.com for questions and prizes.
Writing a paranormal series was an unexpected turn for me. I wrote Another Love, a historical romance set in New York in 1892 and Annie’s Heart set in 1872 Kansas. Both books reflected my love of history. I thought I’d found my home, but along came Rachel’s Rescue, a contemporary romantic suspense. www.barbaraedwards.net and I wondered where I really wanted to be.
Ancient Awakening started with a nightmare. I’ve told this story many times and have no problem repeating it. In my nightmare I revisited the cemetery next to my childhood home and the village of Rhodes End came into being.
All my paranormal characters live in Rhodes End, a place in New England. It incorporates many of the features of a true village. Two churches bracket the town green like towering bookends. Small shops cater to tourists. The townspeople have normal lives unaffected by the paranormal creatures inhabiting Rhodes End alongside them.
In Ancient Awakening, Police Officer ‘Mel’ Petersen investigates a death only she believes is murder. By disobeying direct orders from the Rhodes End Chief, she risks her career to follow clues that twist in circles to her backyard and lead the killer to her.
Her neighbor Stephen Zoriak is a prime suspect. Steve worked for a major pharmaceutical company where he discovered a weapon so dangerous he destroys the research. He is exposed to the dangerous organism. He suspects he is the killer and agrees to help her find the truth.
In the course of their investigation Mel and Steve find the real killer and a love that defies death.
Legend gave him many names, but the wide halls of his mountain retreat no longer echoed with countless worshipers. He could have ruled the world had his ambition not died with the passage of time. The endless whispers were from the cold winds and the few praying priests. He didn’t care that he couldn’t remember his real name or birthplace.
For an eon he’d regretted the loss of softer emotions. Love had been the first feeling to die, along with the woman who had insisted he would never harm her. He couldn’t recall her features just the merry tinkle of her laughter and the bright smile she had greeted him with every morning. He licked his lips. She’d tasted sweet.
Fierce need flared in his gut and he sniffed the air. Outside his chamber a single acolyte in long brown robes waited to escort him. His mouth curved with a mirthless smile. The silent servants had ignited the flickering wall torches. Shadows jumped and shivered in the drafty halls like nervous virgins
Ancient Blood, Book Two in the finding Rhodes End series is available.
Lily Alban escapes a murderous stalker, but his vicious attack leaves her with the ability to see auras. She finds safety in the tiny hamlet of Rhodes End where a stranger stands out like a red light. Try as she might to deny her growing desire for Cole, she seeks his help but soon discovers the man she loves is not a man at all.
Werewolf Cole Benedict resists his attraction to Lily. A botanist researching the healing herbs to find a cure for Lycanthropy, he’s determined to protect Lily from her stalker as well as himself even in human form, but instinct takes over when he changes to his inner beast.
Together they must use their extraordinary gifts to catch Lily’s stalker before he attacks again, but revealing their secrets to one another could destroy their growing love or save them both.
“What makes you so important? Or is this another secret?”
Cole’s eyes darkened. “Lily. I’m pushing the line with you. Give me some slack.”
“I want answers, Cole.” She grabbed his arm as he turned and pulled him to a halt.
He gently, carefully drew her fierce grip into his grasp. His golden eyes heated as he lifted her hand to his lips. “I already told you, Lily. You’d have to mate with me to learn all my secrets.”
Urgent need raced from his lips to her center. His scorching gaze melted her from the inside out. All her being longed to step into his arms, to become one in a way she’d never known. She trembled as she recognized the danger
Buy Ancient Blood
Author Website: http://barbaraedwards.net
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Here’s the AMAZING AUTHORS lineup:
Jan. 12. Caroline Clemmons – http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com
Jan. 13. Beth Trissel – http://bethrissel.wordpress.com|
Jan. 14. Roseanne Dowell – http://roseannedowellauthor.blogspot.com
Jan. 15. Cathie Dunn – http://cathiedunn.blogspot.com
Jan. 16. Maggie Toussaint – http://mudpiesandmagnolias.blogspot.com
Jan. 17. Patsy Parker – http://plparker.blogspot.com
Jan. 18. SG Rogers – http://childofyden.wordpress.com
Jan. 19. Linda LaRogue – http://lindalarogueauthor.blogspot.com
Jan. 20 Jacquie Rogers – http://romancingthewest.blogspot.com/2012/01/jacquies-amazing-authors-event.html
Jan. 21. Karen Nutt – http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com/
Jan. 22. Anna Kathryn Lanier – http://annakathrynlanier.blogspot.com/
Jan. 23. Barbara Edwards – https://barbaraedwardscomments.wordpress.comJan. 24. Ginger Simpson – http://mizging.blogspot.com
17 thoughts on “Barbara Edwards Amazing Author Event”
My favorite books have a paranormal twist. This one sounds great!
Enter the contest and maybe you’ll win a copy!
Interesting story line, Barbara. Enjoyed the excerpt. To be added to my TBR pile.
I think you’ll enjoy it.
I really enjoyed your excerpts, Barbara. I’ve read Ancient Blood. I’ll paste my short review here:
Barbara Edwards’ Ancient Blood has a strong sense of story, sweeping aura-seeing Lily and werewolf Cole along on a collision course with danger. The town of Rhodes End is populated with quirky characters who add intrest and intrigue. I read this book from start to finish in one evening.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Maggie. Glad you enjoyed it.
I love know the inspiration behind the story. Thanks for giving us the behind the scenes pass. 🙂
I agree, the covers are smoking and the excerpt is too.
Nice of you to say, thanks
Barbara, I enjoyed the excerpts. You have fabulous book covers too.
Hope you have time to read them. Or win a copy.
Fab post, Barbara. This sounds like a fascinating storyline. Good luck with it! 🙂
Fabulous post, Barbara. Not only your super excerpt but the whole thing. Looks really good. And the inspiration behind this story is really something. Very intriguing.
Thanks, Beth. It was fun to do this event.