Monday, December 2, 2013

One Bite by Jennifer Blackstream - Excerpt and Giveaway

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< This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jennifer will be awarding one eCopy of Before Midnight (book one in the series) to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

12_3 Cover_One Bite (2)Seven dwarves. A poison apple. A glass coffin. It's a strange and terrifying world when events can take a turn for better or for worse with just...One Bite.

Irina is determined to continue her fight for freedom. Freedom for her from her evil sorceress stepmother, and freedom for every faction in the kingdom of Dacia. Unfortunately, her stepmother isn’t about to let that happen and she’s got a poisoned apple and a glass coffin with Irina’s name on them…

Kirill is a vampire prince determined to be a vampire king. Unfortunately, his vampiric father has no intentions of vacating the throne anytime soon and the prophecy Kirill found hinting at a “Great New Kingdom” is proving tricky to translate. It doesn’t help that the beautiful woman he found unconscious in the woods seems determined to undermine his authority at every turn. He’d kill her himself if she didn’t have the strangest gift for soothing his bloodthirsty spirit.

Even an undead mastermind can’t foresee everything. Seven dwarves. A poison apple. A glass coffin. It’s a strange and terrifying world when events can take a turn for the better or worse with just…One Bite.

Enjoy an excerpt:

The beginning of realization dawned on her face and her jaw dropped slightly. “You aren’t thinking of biting me, are you?”

“Eventually, yes,” Kirill agreed. He fixed her with the full intensity of his gaze, stopping just short of pushing his powers on her. Irina had so much spirit, so much fire. How much sweeter would his victory be if she succumbed to him willingly? He stepped forward again, keeping his movements calm and slow, maintaining her dagger in his peripheral vision. “But first, I would like to kiss you again. You have a most exquisite taste, you know.” He stared at her mouth. “Such tender red lips to speak such blasphemous words. And surely we could find a better use for that wicked tongue of yours?”

Murder glowed in her eyes like an ethereal light, but the unmistakable scent of arousal filled the air. Her heart pounded and just the hint of a blush colored her delicate cheeks. Oh, she wanted him. But she was going to fight it. How delightful.

“You—you—you,” she sputtered.

“Irina, you stormed up to my castle and demanded entry. I don’t know how you charmed the guards, but you made your way into my chambers easily enough. You stood here, in my personal space, and challenged me, got my blood…rather hot.” He let his voice grow deeper with each word, measuring her increased heart rate, the flutter of her pulse in her neck. He took another step forward, slowly. “I have been very agreeable, Irina, and I look forward to our…arrangement.” Dragging his gaze up and down her body, he took extra time admiring the soft swell of her hips and breasts before fixing on her face again. Her lips had parted slightly and her chest rose and fell more rapidly than before. “Irina,” he whispered, taking another step. “I am so very hungry…”

About the Author: Jennifer Blackstream is a psychology enthusiast with both a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind is most appeased through the study of mythology and folklore as well as all of Terry Pratchett’s novels.

Jennifer enjoys listening to Alice Cooper, trying new recipes (to which she will add garlic whether it calls for it or not), watching television with her family, and playing with her woefully intelligent four year old son.

Jennifer spends most of her time drinking coffee from her X-Men mug and desperately trying to get all her ideas written down before her toddler can find that all magical button on her laptop to make all her work vanish.

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11 comments:

  1. Love it! Thoroughly enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you so much for doing this! =D

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  2. Love the excerpt, thank you.

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt! Also, your bio was really fun to read, too :-)

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  4. Loved the sound cjlps23 at gmail dot com

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  5. What gave you the idea for the title? Is it taken from a particular scene? Or did you come up with it as you wrote?

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    1. My critique partner helped me come up with the title for the first book in the series "Before Midnight." It was sort of a play on Cinderella (home before midnight) and the werewolf mythos of the whole full moon means chaos deal. I am trying to continue that for the rest of the series. One Bite refers to both the one bite of the apple and the bite of a vampire, Golden Stair refers to Rapunzel's golden hair and is a play on getting to Heaven (climb the golden stair) which is something a demon (the incubus prince) could only dream of doing. If I'd known what a pain in the rear it was going to be to keep that pattern going (because of course the obsessive side of my brain is also insisting every title be only two words) I may have gone a different route...

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  6. What a fascinating book! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.
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  7. Oh this sounds awesome I am definitely reading it .Just found a new number one must buy book. Thank you for sharing with us .
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  8. Sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  9. Interesting read

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