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— Kerry Blaisdell (@kerryblaisdell1) May 27, 2018
I published part of this as a bite on Book+Main, but I thought y’all might like a sneak peek at a slightly longer clip. Enjoy!
“I know it doesn’t make sense,” he continued. “That’s what you said to me. Remember? And then you asked me to trust you. Now I’m asking you to trust me. I promise, I’ll make it up to you for all the lies. And some day, I’ll tell you what you want to know.”
He was awfully close, and awfully earnest, and I so-so wanted to believe that the only friend—the only living friend—I had was trustworthy.
“At least tell me you’re one of the good guys.”
I’d meant it as a joke, but he didn’t give me the rah-rah answer I expected. Instead, he said, “It’s…complicated. I can tell you that I will do everything in my power to keep you and Geordi safe from the Dioguardis, and the Rousseaux, and anyone else who tries to hurt you. But when you learn the truth…you may not want me to.”
His words made no sense, but they weren’t what I focused on now. His body was close. And the emotion in his eyes—the pain, the fear when he’d talked about me being dead, and now something more, something hot and urgent and unleashed—was enough to scorch me from the inside out, until I smoldered like a peat fire, burning toward the surface. It was hopeless. I was going to believe him, even though he’d revealed absolutely nothing.
“You’ll tell me everything?” I managed breathlessly, lost in the dark depths of his gaze.
He leaned in closer, his mouth hovering over mine as he breathed, “Everything…”
From DEBRIEFING THE DEAD, available now from The Wild Rose Press and other retailers!
Lots Going On
Sorry I’ve been radio silent over the last couple of weeks. So much has been going on, I haven’t had time to post about it! (Speaking of which, have you checked out the events list in the right sidebar? I’ve got all my upcoming events in there, if you’re wondering what I’m up to, including…)
…that today, N.N. Light’s Book Heaven is featuring me as the Author Spotlight! I’m talking about ghosts, and would love to hear if you’ve met one. So hop on over and leave me a comment!
Also, USA Today Bestselling Author and Writer Friend Extraordinaire Lenora Bell is giving away a FREE copy of DEBRIEFING THE DEAD on her Facebook page. She’s posted one of my favorite short excerpts from the book, so stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win. (Already have a copy? Enter to win and gift it to someone else — I’m not picky! ;)) Giveaway runs until this Thursday May 24.
Then there’s my signing coming up at Jan’s Paperbacks in Beaverton, Oregon. And more giveaways/blog tours/release month madness in the works! Really — I can’t keep up with it all. I certainly don’t expect you to!!
Hope you’re all having as wonderful a month as I am!
RELEASE DAY IS HERE!
DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is out TODAY, and to celebrate, I’m giving away TWO free copies, plus other goodies. Squee!!!! Hop on over to my Facebook page for deets/to enter:
And I’m interviewed on Tena Stetler’s Author’s Secrets blog:
Happy Book Birthday to me!!!
That’s FOUR ticks, followed by FOUR dots, because there’s FOUR days until DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is officially released! I’m gearing up for a number of celebratory events, including:
- Blog tour at Author Secrets – Monday May 7 (RELEASE DAY!)
- Facebook Giveaway #6 – DEBRIEFING THE DEAD – TWO winners, one ebook, one print + other random goodies! Also on Monday May 7 (RELEASE DAY – ARE YOU SENSING A THEME HERE???)
- Blog tour at M.S. Spencer – Tale Spinner – Tuesday May 29
- Signing at Jan’s Paperbacks in Beaverton, OR – Saturday June 2
Check back here, or on Facebook for deets/how to enter!
NOW it feels real. Sort of….
BN.com & Goodreads & Giveaways oh my!
I’m up for pre-order on BN.com now (Nook AND print!), and my Goodreads page is live!! Squee!!!
Also time for another giveaway! Contest will run until Wednesday April 11 at 8:59 PM PDT, and this time it’s for a print copy of LIFE AFTER DEATH by Sharan Saracino. Details here, and full giveaway schedule here. Cheers!
Updated Giveaway Schedule
Due to a scheduling conflict, I’m changing the order of my upcoming COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY MADNESS giveaways. The next giveaway will launch on TUESDAY 4/10, and will be for a brand-new print copy of Life After Death by Sharon Saracino. Be sure to check my Facebook page FMI.
Here’s the revised line-up for all my upcoming giveaways:
- 4/10-4/11: Life After Death by Sharon Saracino (Paranormal Romance – new print copy)
- 4/19-4/20: How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell (Historical Romance – AUTOGRAPHED COPY)
- 4/28-4/29: Dogged by J.L. Wilson (Romantic Mystery-Suspense – new print copy)
- 5/5-5/7: Debriefing the Dead by ME (SQUEE!!!) (Paranormal Adventure/Romance – TWO WINNERS – one will get an AUTOGRAPHED print copy, the other will get one digital copy from the e-tailer of your choice!)
COUNTDOWN TO RELEASE DAY – DEMON LORE GIVEAWAY!
To celebrate that MY book is FINALLY being released (on May 7, ICYMI!!! SQUEE!!!), I’m launching my second FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY. Head on over to my Facebook page for more info, and to enter to win a print copy of Demon Lore (A Demon Huntress Novel) by Karilyn Bentley.
This giveaway closes at 8:59 PM PDT on MONDAY APRIL 2, but if you missed it, never fear I have FOUR MORE giveaways planned:
- 4/10-4/11: How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell (Historical Romance – AUTOGRAPHED COPY)
- 4/19-4/20: Dogged by J.L. Wilson (Romantic Mystery-Suspense – shrink-wrapped print copy)
- 4/28-4/29: Life After Death by Sharon Saracino (Paranormal Romance – shrink-wrapped print copy)
- 5/5-5/7: Debriefing the Dead by ME (SQUEE!!!) (Paranormal Adventure/Romance – TWO WINNERS – one AUTOGRAPHED print copy & one digital copy from the e-tailer of your choice!)
I hope this Easter/Passover/What-have-you season finds you well! Thanks for being here to celebrate with me!
DEBRIEFING THE DEAD will release on…
…May 7, 2018!
Yes — you read that right. MAY. SEVENTH. Remember when I thought I had LOTS of time to prepare for this exciting day?? Yeah, it’s in… (*checks countdown on own website*) …THIRTY-SEVEN DAYS. Squee!! I’m already up for pre-order on Amazon – squee again!!!
To celebrate, I’ll be hosting weekly giveaways on my Facebook page, so be sure to head on over and “Like” the page/follow me, so you don’t miss the fun. Also be sure to sign up for the VOML (Very Occasional Mailing List) — just by being an “existing” subscriber, you’ll automatically get TWO entries into each giveaway contest!
I have to get back to reading the final-Final-FINAL draft, one LAST time (eek!!) to make sure it’s perfect. But to tide you over until it’s out, would you like to read the excerpt?? I can do that!
Here it is. :)