Romancing the Valentine Giveaway Hop

Hi everyone! This week I’m participating in Valentine’s Blog hop so I will be skipping my Friday post. But don’t forget to visit me on Friday, 2/10/12 at the 7 Scribes. I’m giving away a crocheted candy dot scarf!

For one week only – 2/6/12 – 2/13/13,  leave me a comment and you will be entered in a random drawing to win an e-book of my new release Mystic Ink.

The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day – 2/14!

Don’t forget to click the link below and visit all the wonderful sites on the Hop!

Good Luck! And happy hopping!

The blurb:

The last thing Nix, a Sea Nymph, wants to see behind the dumpster near her tattoo shop is another dead mortal. She also doesn’t want to hear Hades piss and moan about how the souls of the dead aren’t making it to the Underworld. And Nix certainly doesn’t want to be attracted to supernatural police agent, Calder Quinne when he comes to investigate. All Nix really wants is to run her tattoo shop in peace and quiet. Hey, we don’t always get what we want, now do we?

Here’s a sneak peek at Mystic Ink:


Nix, thoughts still swirling in her mind, headed toward the side door. After she unlocked the deadbolt, her eyes automatically went to the dumpster. Nothing. Thank the Gods. Her sigh of relief was quickly sucked back in. A dark shape further down the alley caught her eye. Maybe it was a heap of clothes or a bag of garbage. Whatever it was, it was lying near the entrance of the Underworld Gate. The Gate was invisible to all eyes, except Guardians—like her, Hades, and Charon. Whoever or whatever was back there couldn’t have known how close they were to the Underworld.

“Hell. Now what?” Please, be trash that some rude asshole left in my alley.

Rather than kick it with her foot, she decided to be more prudent and find something long to use as a poker. While grabbing a shop broom inside, she registered how quiet the place was. Of course, Basil wasn’t there. He was still with Jason.

Back in the alley, Nix slowly approached, straining for a better look. The pile was inside the building’s shadow. The closer she got, the more the lump resembled a body. She cursed. “Oh, come on! Why does this keep happening?”

Broom at the ready, she gave it jab. The mass was solid and there was no crinkle of plastic. So much for the garbage bag theory. Man, she did not want to have to call the police. At the rate she was going, they would probably arrest her just on principle.

Stupid mound.

She lifted the broom, ready to strike. An arm sprouted from the pile and shot up, stopping the handle from falling.

Nix barked, “What the hell?”

The broom clattered to the ground.

A dark figure rose up. The set of the shoulders, the short black hair . . . it was awfully familiar. “Cal?”

“Nix,” he said, his voice strained and tired. His arm extended, propping his body against the brick wall.

“If this is your idea of a joke, it’s not funny.” When he didn’t respond, Nix came up behind him and placed her hand on his back. “Are you—”

The words choked off. There was something wrong. Really wrong. His energy, the essence of his life, was out of whack. Like he was missing . . .

She put her hand up to her mouth, swallowing dread as he turned to face her. “Cal, where’s your soul?”

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49 thoughts on “Romancing the Valentine Giveaway Hop

  1. Book Cover Hot – Check
    Book blurb interesting – check
    Book excerpt leaving you wanting more – check
    I want this book. – check

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a great prize!

    1. Renee – thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check back on 2/14 to see who the lucky winner is. 🙂

  2. Geez I didn’t think anyone crocheted anymore. Would love to win the scarf

    1. Hi Joy, the scarf is part of a giveaway on Writing Secrets of 7 Scribes starting Friday. And yes, plenty of us love to crochet!

  3. Thanks for the blog hop. I always find great books to read.


  4. Wow! Sounds like a great book! Would definitely love to read it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  5. I love the cover! It catch my attention right away! I love the sound of it. I cant wait to read more! Thank you for the great giveaway and for the chance to win!

  6. Any book that deals with Hades is something I want to read 🙂


    1. Hi Mary! It’s really a fun story with a twist on mythology! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. And thank you for the FB fan pages likes for me and the 7 Scribes!

    1. Good luck Alli-cat! It’s funny – this is the book I was writing when I was giving you and older son rides home from high school!!

    1. Hey Geri!! Thanks for dropping by. Now you know what I do in my spare time! Consider yourself entered in the drawing too.

  7. OMFGoodness. This book just rocketed to the top of my TBR list. Fascinating choices of characters! Plus, who doesn’t love characters with ink?

    Carpe Noctem,

    Desirée Lee
    Putting the Romance Back in Necromancy
    des @

    1. Thanks for stopping by Windy! The book was a lot of fun to write. I’m getting ready to start the next book in the series.

  8. Hi Casey,

    The blrb and cover definitely had my attention, the excerpt had me hooked ;).

    this sounds like its going to be a super read ty for the chance to win it.

    Pam S

    pams00 at

  9. Your excerpt peaked my interest. You are a new author to me. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy V Day!
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

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