Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blog Hop: Spring Fling

Welcome to the Spring Fling blog hop! This hope runs until the 6th and you'll have a chance to win some great prizes, more information on that below.  Last year I took the timespring_fling to tell you about the crazy spring  weather we have here in Colorado and this year the weather is no different so I won't rehash that. So instead...I'm going to give you an excerpt from On Torn Wings (DWC #3)!

A blood demon is attacking people in Lucius' territory and Orion is trying to help Danielle find it. This scene takes place at The Disappearing Act. (Tegan's Bar.) It is first draft and unedited, enjoy! On Torn Wings is do to release July 2014.

 

Lucius was crazy if he thought Kass could take on a blood demon, he was going to get the cat killed. A chill went through him as someone walked in. This time of night the only people that came in were vampires looking for a quick meal, but this woman was no vampire.

She wore a silk red gown that clung to her every curve and looked beautiful with her pale skin. Her black hair was piled on top of her head with loose curls falling at her neck, with the skinny straps of the dress, her cleavage was framed perfectly. It threaten to spill from the dress as she swayed towards the bar in her stilettos. Her swirling black eyes bet Orion's.

He took in a sharp breath at the mix of black and red in her eyes. It'd been centuries since he'd seen her, but he would never forget those eyes. "Liara, to what do I owe the pleasure, better yet, how the fuck did you find me?"

Mae took a few steps back towards the phone behind the bar and Liara held her hand up, freezing the vampire in place. "Now, now, blood sucker, I've got nothing against you or your maker. My business is with the Fae, he and I have something to discuss. I won't be causing any harm here, so there's no need to panic. Understood?"

"Yes," the word squeezed out of her throat.

Liara put her hand down and Mae was able to move again, "now, be a dear and make me a strawberry daquary."

Swallowing, the vampire went to make the drink. Orion crossed his arms, "and the answer to my questions?"

"I've always known where you were. Since I'm the one who tore your wings, my magic follows you everywhere. Did you really think that you'd escape me forever?"

He had been hoping. Taking a seat at the bar, he kept his eyes on her. "What do you want?"

"I have a proposal for you. I've been approached by The Circle, and they want my hand as an ally. I can't have that, the Fae stand alone during this war, except for you. You have out right come out as an ally to Lucius."

He raised a brow, "Mae, get me a beer, will ya? This could be a long conversation."

Mae sat the red drink on the bar, eyeing Liara before reaching for a beer. She grumbled as she handed to him.

Liara sat down and wrapped a manicured hand around the stem of the drink. "I want to know why you are allied with him. I've heard the rumors of his cruelty and the tight hold he has over his people. He's not the kind of creature you would follow."

"You threw me out of my kingdom, tore my wings, and left me to die in the middle of vampire territory," he said dryly. "Lucius saved me and I saved his human. What did you expect me to do? Roll over and play dead?"

She took a sip and sent the glass down, smoothing the napkin underneath it. "Might I remind you that I had good reasons for what I did."

"My ass, you did it because you wanted the throne." He snapped. "Now is that all you want? Because my night is already wrong, and I really want to get the hell out of here." And maybe find Dani to sleep with her, his sex drive was out of control tonight and being this close to another Fae of his kind was not helping.

Her hand reached out and her nails gently scrapped against his skin. "I want you to leave Lucius, cut ties, and I will allow you to come home."

Home. The word was foreign to him. It had been too long since he'd seen the hills of the Fae world and the wonderful courts. "You chose a poor time and place to discuss this." He glanced at Mae and then back to Liara* "on his own territory, in front of his own people." He shook his head and moved his hand away from her.

"I have ways of taking out by standards." She laughed and took another sip. "Don't you want to return to the courts?"

He shrugged, "to a place that I'm now an outcast in? The place I haven't seen since...gosh I don't even recall the year." He took a long pull on his beer and sat it down. "Nah, I think I'm good. I'll keep my loyalties where they stand. And you, can go to hell, my queen."

"Fine, if that is the way you want it," she slipped off her her stool and kissed his cheek. "I hope you like the present that I left you. It's a little hard to control, but eventually it'll find it's mark." She waved at Mae, "nice meeting you dear."

Mae just stared at her as she walked out. "What the hell, Orion?"

"You just met the Queen of Blood and Darkness." He sighed, "and survived."

The snarling of a panther outside the door caught his attention, "for now."

Both him and Mae rushed to the door, he threw it open to find Kass backed against it and a huge humanoid figure standing there. It's red leathery skin and giant wings gave it away as a demon. The large eyes and horns on the head were just a bonus and did nothing to distract from the rows of teeth in it's mouth.

"I think I found the blood demon." Orion swallowed, "holy shit he is ugly."

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51 comments:

  1. I love spring because that's when my horses start delivering their babies. Nothing like watching a new life begin.
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  2. My favourite thing about spring is all the new life! I love hearing the chicks fresh out of their eggs and the new cherry blossoms covering the tree :)

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  3. My favorite thing about spring is seeing my lilac tree come back to life, and getting out to play disc golf.

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  4. I love spring cause it means warmer weather in Michigan! And flowers are always beautiful! lynnisy21@yahoo.com

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  5. Loved the excerpt! Hmmm... I think my favorite thing would be the flowers. joleene at joleenenaylor dot com

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  6. Ohhh vampires! My debut novel, His Haven, has vamps too! Love it! Thanks for participating in the Hop and for the giveaway! On Torn Wings sounds awesome!

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  7. Oh, and I forgot. My favorite thing about spring is that it means we are one season closer to summer! I love warm weather! We got too much snow this year.

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  8. My favorite thing about Spring is that everything comes back to life <3 Thanks for being part of the hop <3

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  9. My favorite thing about spring is being able to play outside with my daughter after being cooped up inside all winter. Thanks for the chance.
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  10. ilove teh flowers and then the smell but storm are here most of the time in mo but we go ot the blue gras festivals

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  11. It's funny because the last site asked for my favorite spring flower and really that is my favorite thing about spring. I love the flowers, specifically the daffodils. They are just happy flowers and you only get to see them once a year :) Thank you for participating in this fun hoppin :)
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  12. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! =) My favorite thing about Spring is the warmer weather!! In Massachusetts some days are still a little cool & we had a little bit of snow last week, but today was beautiful & almost 60 degrees outside!! Time to break out the flip flops, cuz i'm sick of wearing the boots already lol!

    Thank you for having this give away! =)

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  13. I watched the dog give birth, that was enough for me. It's really cool to see new life begin though, really amazing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. My favorite thing is the buttercups. When I see those bright bursts of yellow and gold, I know there is hope for warmer temperatures. Eventually. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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  15. Jealous of your cherry blossoms! We had four inches of snow today! I bet that tree is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. We had lilacs at one of the houses I grew up in, they smell fantastic! Getting out side is awesome, I can't wait to start taking my daughter to the park again! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Warm weather ins Michigan? I thought you guys were like us, just with more snow! I'm hoping my rose bush will bloom again this year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I'll have to check it out, I'm a sucker (teehee) for vampires! DWC and On Torn Wings has a lot of different supernatural creatures! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Tell me about it! Four inches today! (though most of it has melted away already! Woohoo!)

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  21. It really is amazing when things start turning green again and coming back to life. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Yes! I cannot wait to get Ms. A out to play at the park! Two year olds do not do well cooped up in the house!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I like a good rain storm every now and then, it helps break up the heat when Spring does finally hit. I bet those festivals are fun!

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  24. I think my favorite spring flower is the hollyhock flowers, they grow like weeds here! So pretty! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I can't wait to bust out the flip flops, I hate shoes in general and that's the closest I can get to being barefoot LOL! We'll continue to get snow here until May, bleck. Hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Yes, it's that eventually that gets you! Hahah. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I love the weather.

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  28. I'm looking forward to the end of snow and warmer temps.

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  29. THE WARM SUN and all the flowers. =)

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  30. I'm hoping you're some place nice where it doesn't snow, though if you enjoy the snow, there's nothing wrong with that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Yes! Warm weather will be great! Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Mmm yes! I love the warmth of the sun! Nothing like spending time outside in it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. My favorite thing about Spring, is the warmer weather.

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  34. I love the warm weather and beautiful Spring flowers.
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  35. My favorite thing about spring is all the new life it brings ! Thanks for being a part of the hop :)

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  36. I forgot my email lol sethmo1999(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. like the flowers

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  38. My favorite thing is the colors. After a long winter of whites and greys and blacks, I love all the crocuses and tulips and daffodils popping out all over the place. There is nothing else quite like them.

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  39. My favorite thing about Spring is getting rid of all the heavy coats and boots .

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  41. Can't wait for the warm weather, honestly this snow and cold wind is getting a bit old! Thanks for stopping by!

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  42. I can't wait to see all the colors of the flowers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  43. That seems to be the most common answer lol! Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Yes! I can't wait to see some green around here with all the flowers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  45. We never put those away here, sadly I've seen snow in June here! Thanks for stopping by!

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  46. my favorite thing about spring is the weather and how it's not to cold or hot.
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  47. Leslie RodriguezApril 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    I love the sights and smells esseboo@yahoo.com

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  48. All the beautiful colors start waking up, flowers insects, trees, grass, animals, everything comes back to life. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  49. The perfect weather huh? It's glorious if you need no coat or just a light jacket. Thanks for stopping by!

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  50. Spring is certainly a time for the senses! Thank you for stopping by!

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  51. We have a pair of birds who make their nest in our front tree every year! Love when the birds hatch! Thanks for stopping by!

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