Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Dark Inheritance: Fallen Empire by K. Reed

Today we're welcoming author K. Reed to the blog on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for her alternate reality regency novel, "Dark Inheritance: Fallen Empire".

The author is giving away nine Post-apocalypse survival baskets (which include tea, a fan, a shawl, a bracelet and more -- Plus ONE Grand Prize basket will include an iPod Touch) to randomly drawn commenters during the tour and one to the host with the most comments (excluding hers and the host's) - US/Canada only. 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 a seriously cool prize!

I asked K. to share five things we'd probably not guess about her. Here's what she had to say!  Take it away, K. ...

Five things, eh? Ok, challenge on!

1.  K. is a pseudonym

2.  I’m an NCIS, Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, and Stargate fan.

3.  I’m an old movie buff who can spout random quotes from random movies at the drop of a hat.

4.  I own the only known original Star Trek shooting script for City of the Edge of Forever from the original series. It’s signed by all the cast (and guest stars, yes I mean Joan Collins) except DeForest Kelley who had died before I could track him down.

5.  I am owned by a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who thinks 6am on the weekends is a perfectly acceptable time to wake up and go for a walk, and stalking me around the kitchen is the thing to do.

The once glittering ballrooms of Regency England now lay desolate. A plague has ravaged the countryside. The government has fallen. What vestiges of order remained have been consumed by the endless funeral pyres.

Grayson, once the Baron of Harwich, sought only to protect his people. Rescuing a half-dead woman was not among his plans. But something about her pulled at him. Perhaps it was her beauty, still evident beneath the pallor of loss. Perhaps it was the recently fired rifle at her side. Or maybe he was simply tried of death. All he knew was that the plague had taken too much already. He couldn’t let it take her as well.

Lady Juliette Adair had been ready to die with her brother. She didn't expect to be shown mercy in a world that had no room for mercy. When Grayson saved her she questioned his motives but soon found herself intrigued by him, drawn to him.

Societal rules were a thing of the past, dead along with the ton. Juliette had no manner by which to measure her growing closeness to Grayson any longer. But when she discovers he may not be the man she thought she knew more is at stake than just her heart. The secrets she carries could make a king or destroy one.

Romance author with an historical twist.

Too many post-apocalyptic stories, movies, and what-ifs crowded her head, and K Reed decided to do something about it. So she plotted one out, decided an historical post-apocalyptic romance was the way to go, and wrote that one instead.

A lover of all things historical, of strong heroes with equally strong heroines, and of sexy pirates, she’s going to explore the post-apocalyptic world of plague-ridden 1804 and the gritty criminal element of Victorian England.

Luckily she has an understanding family, supportive friends, and a day job that offers her the flexibility she needs to plot, plan, and write. Sure, one day she’d like to travel the country in search of fantastic storylines and great locale pictures, but for now she’ll stick to the east coast and the internet.


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  1. Thanks for having me here today! Questions, comments? Anyone believe the government when they say there really aren't zombies? *wink*

  2. I used to have corgis. I love those dogs so cute!! Yours reminds me of my kids who think the crack of dawn is a perfectly acceptable time to wake up too!

  3. I have been following your tour, and this story sounds really fun. I have a cat who insists on breakfast at 4:30 in the morning. I would love her to wait until 6.

  4. Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. LEft a comment earlier thats not here :( I used to have a couple corgis! Such cute dogs!

  6. Are you kidding? Have you seen the commute at 6 am? All of them are zombies!!! LOL! I loved Star Trek! Did you see the movies? What did you think about the re-make?

  7. I’m also an NCIS, Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, and Star Trek fan, and add in Angel, Firefly, and Big Bang Theory. I never got into Stargate. AND, I love old movies. TCM is my favorite channel!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. Fun facts. Buffy was a good show.


  9. 4:30?! 6AM is bad enough, course she sometimes starts whining at 5:30. I've become very good at sleeping through that whine!

    Shauna, they're such adorable and friendly dogs, aren't they!

    Nikki, I think the remake was very well done, I didn't mind the alternate history stuff, my only problem was with the plot holes you can drive a starship through! But I am looking forward to the next one, if they ever get around to it.

    Catherine, I think we're kindred spirits! lol but seriously, other than Firefly (which I don't like because I feel Joss spent too much time on that and as a result Buffy & Angel suffered) love every single show you mentioned!

    BN--it was a great show. :)

  10. I love NCIS, Gibbs is my hero! And don't worry, you're not the only one owned by their master, I mean, pet. I'm owned by my kitty (who's still a kitty at age 11) Rascal. And he never lets me forget it. He wakes me up whenever he feels like it. I sleep on his time, not my time. Anyways, thanks for sharing!!



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