December 27, 2013

Special Scene + Giveaway: Born In Blood by Alexandra Ivy

Born In Blood
Sentinels 1
Alexandra Ivy
December 31, 2013
Urban Fantasy
In a stunning new series, Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels—humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain. . .

In The Heart Of Darkness

Sergeant Duncan O'Conner has seen it all before. Beautiful erotic dancer, murdered at home, no suspect, no motive. But there's one clue: she's missing her heart. It's enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro--one of the dead-channelling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It's a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desparate measures.

Lies The Kiss Of Death

Unlike the other "high-bloods" in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer's final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie's skills to the test, O'Conner's career at risk, and both their hearts on the line. . .literally.

Alexandra Ivy

Part One

It was the twenty guns pointed at Jayne Burnelli’s head that convinced her that this was a very bad, truly terrible idea.

Okay, there were also the six massive tattooed Sentinels who were sizing her up as if they were deciding how big a hole they needed to dig to hide her body.

Sweat trickled down her spine as she pressed herself against one of the large trees that surrounded the lake.

Dammit. She’d known that it was going to be difficult to sneak into Valhalla. Like most people she’d heard the rumors about the massive compound in the Midwest that was the central safe-house for those people too unique to live among normal society.

The high-bloods, as the freaks preferred to be called, had wrapped layers of magic around the vast home where witches, psychics, necromancers, Sentinels and God only knew what else roamed the grounds.

But Jayne had been determined to find a way past the protective dome that hid the buildings from view.

What choice did she have? Her younger brother, Charlie, had been taken through the front door several hours ago, and she had tried calling him a dozen times without answering her phone calls. How could she know he was settling in?

At fifteen, Charlie was ten years younger than her and was so kind, so innocent, so sweetly vulnerable that Jayne found it impossible to give up her role as protector. She’d been doing it since he his talents started to manifest.

Her parents had been horrified when he’d started healing small animals, just with his touch. And then later, when he’d reversed an infection that’d threatened Jayne’s life. They’d tried to hide their distress at the fact that their son was a high-blood, as did the neighbors, but Charlie had always known that they’d feared him. It was only natural for Jayne to step in and guard him from those who couldn’t appreciate his extraordinary gifts. 

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Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

Connect with Alexandra:
Website | Facebook | @AlexandraIvy | Goodreads

This is a unique giveaway. Each stop will post a different short story and questions will be added to the rafflecopter. These questions will be mandatory and only then will you be able to get more points. 

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  1. I always liked this cover, I want her hair

  2. Born in Blood sounds fantastic!! I must add it to my to-read list.

    Thank you also for the fab giveaway x

  3. I cannot wait to find out more about this fun series. Thank you for sharing these snippets with us today :)

  4. Yay! A new Alexandra Ivy series. Loved her others. And this tour short story sounds good too.

  5. I was a little mixed about her other series but I really should try this one.

    1. Hopefully this one will work out well for you

  6. i'm more than tempted by this new series!

  7. I've been wanting to read this one!

    1. I'm hating myself right now coz I missed the ARC in NG!

  8. this sounds fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  9. Ooo gonna need it. And will second that. I so want her hair! Jealousy! lol

  10. This giveaway is awesome! I don't think I've participated in one where I had to answer specific questions like that before, and I thought it was very, very clever.

    Have a great weekend, Braine!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  11. I was confused as to who the main characters were, the people mentioned in the teaser, or in the description. But either way, I'm happy to see this new series coming.

    1. I believe the short story is like a blog serialized prequel novella. Like a teaser on the world building and not the main book itself.

  12. I wanna read more!! Can't wait to read Part 3 this story :)

  13. I think I have this on NG to read. I must check. Dang! I answered Q 1 wrong cause I thought it meant the Novella #.5 heheee! Then I got into the swing of the Q's and realized it meant from the short story teaser above So Jayne and Charlie. Or was it the novella #.5?? Anyhoo gahhh!! :D or did it mean from the blurb? Ummm, then it would be the Serg Duncan and Callie. Hmmm I am a bit confuzzed about Q 1.

    1. OK no I don't. I must have seen it about the traps and thought it was on NG. Dang, this one I was getting into with that teaser short story :D


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