Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Shadow's Edge by Jami Gray

Today we're welcoming author Jami Gray to the blog on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for Shadow's Edge: Book 1 of the Kyn Kronicles, an urban fantasy novel available now from Black Opal Books.

The author is giving away a $10 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner over there on the left, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops) -- the more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!

It takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world where the supernatural live in a shadowy existence with the mundane, a series of disappearances and deaths threatens the secrecy of her kind and indicates someone knows the monsters are alive and kicking. Partnering up with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Durand proves to be a challenge as dangerous as the prey she hunts.

When the trail points back to the foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past raises its ugly head. Gavin and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder and betrayal to discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the entire magical community.

“You’re going to have to move fast if you want to save your boyfriend, Raine.” It took a second for the words to penetrate through the static.

“Who are you?”

“Let’s just say you and I are kin of sorts.” The voice was a vibrating growl.

“Strange, I don’t remember attending a family reunion recently.” Her heart rate kicked up and static whispered across the line even as she struggled to stay calm.

The static cleared. “Perhaps because you have no family left.”

Her blood froze at the words. “What do you want?” Her own voice came out cold, merciless.

“Ah, ah ah,” the voice chided. “No need to get so upset, cher. I just wanted to let you know if you want lover boy to make it out sane, you best starting moving on Dr. Lawson’s little lab.”

“What lab?” she bit out.

There was a huge elaborate sigh. “I’m so disappointed at how slow y’all move. Hasn’t your boss found lover boy’s car yet?” The gruff voice didn’t wait for answer. “Check the glove compartment. I’m sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.”

Her mind raced furiously. “How do I know this isn’t just another little trap?”

The growl rumbled. “You don’t, but since you and I know exactly what’s happening to lover boy, I have a feeling it won’t matter. That Chet character, he was getting way too close, but this one they’re keeping alive for now. He shows promise.” A guttural scream cut through the airwaves, and she felt her breath stop.

Growing up on the Arizona-Mexico border, Jami Gray was adopted at the age of 14 and suddenly became the fifth eldest of 37 children. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and three minors-History, English, and Theater. Shortly after marrying her techie-geek hubby (who moonlighted as her best friend in high school) she completed a Masters in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix Oregon.

Now, years later, she’s back in the Southwest where she’s outnumbered in her own home by two Star Wars obsessed boys, one Star Wars obsessed husband, and an overly-friendly, 105-pound male lab. Writing is what saves her sanity.

Come find me, if you dare:

Buy Link:
Blogs:  or


  1. I want to know all about what makes Raine McCord a monster.


  2. Huge thanks for hosting me today! I really appreciate it! So I have a question for all you readers out there, what's the scariest villian you've ever encountered in a book? What set them apart from the others? Was it their diabolical mind? Their devious actions? Or did it boil down to what they were and what they could do to those around them?
    I'll pop back throughout the day to check it!
    Talk to you soon!

  3. Hi Jami. Great question. Hannibal Lector. Or maybe I should say Anthony Hopkins who played the part to perfection. I read all the Thomas Harris books. How he got into other people's heads was terrifying. But I love psychological thrillers.

  4. Gotta be Sauron, from the Tolkein trilogy. The way Mr. Tolkein positioned him as the ultimate evil makes every other bad guy seem like his kid brother. Even Voldemort (although he was pretty nasty).

  5. I think the scariest evil person has to be one who pretends to be good. I am screaming inside to the people he is fooling, "no, no, no"

  6. Ohhh nice options guys. I like MomJane's though, I'm all for the sneaky evil. Sometimes that's scarier than the obvious ogre pounding his way towards you!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sound really exciting. I look forward to reading it. Gale

  8. If you feel outnumbered in your household, imagine how your mom felt when she was surrounded by so many kids! NO, scratch that, I can't even imagine.

  9. Hi Jami. Enjoyed the excerpt. I think Hannibal. I mean a cannibal, eww, gives me shivers. But Kevin, in the book, and the movie, We Need to Talk About Kevin. He was a psychopath with no conscience. Very scary and disturbing, as he could have been of of our kids.

  10. I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds good.


  11. I love how he is so rough with all the lover boy talk. Can't wait to see if he becomes the lover boy.


  12. I think my childhood was training for being outnumbered by boys in my own home--I totally love it!
    Thank you everyone for stopping in and commenting! You have made this book blurb tour a blast! I sincerely hope you all enjoy Shadow's Edge, and hope you all continue the journy in June with Shadow's Soul!


So... inquiring minds want to know: what do you think?