Friday, May 4, 2012

Romance on the Riviera with Karen Kelly of Where There's Smoke (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Good morning lovelies and thank you for joining us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend with Romance on the Riviera! To kick the weekend off I'd like to welcome author, Karen Kelley, joining us with her recent release of Where There's Smoke. If you get the chance, be sure to check out Lexi's review of this title >here<



Dear Readers,

My name is Chance Bellew and I guess you could say I’ve skirted the very edges of what’s legal—for an angel. Actually, I’m not exactly an angel, I’m a nephilim. There are four of us in the group. Me, Ryder, Hunter and Dillon. All our fathers were angels. Centuries ago they mated with mortal women. When the women bore children, a new race was created. Immortals with powers—demigods. That’s us.

We don’t live by the same rules as mortals, nor that of the typical robe-wearing, bright-light-surrounding-them angels. Hell, most of the time we’re breaking the rules and making up new ones as we go. As long as we don’t cross over to the dark side, everyone pretty much stays out of our way.

I’m having a bit of a problem, though. You see, Destiny is a demon in training, but she was kicked out of Hell and only given one week to steal a soul. I can’t have her going around trying to corrupt every man she meets.

That’s where my problem starts. I figure I can protect the poor saps who might fall victim to her charms and maybe save her soul in the process. But when the bar door swings open and I see her standing in the doorway I know this assignment isn’t going to be as easy as I first thought. One look and men want to break every commandment, then add a few more for good measure. Her body is temptation, and sinning shouldn’t look this damn good.

She might be sexy, and different from other women, but no, she won’t get the best of me. I’ve been saving souls way too long to get caught in a demon’s trap, especially one still in training. I’ll do whatever it takes to save her.

But Destiny has her own agenda. She wants more than my body…she wants my soul. I might just be in trouble with this one because when a demon-in-training, who looks like Destiny comes along…all hell breaks loose. 

Check out my 12 month, monthly contest at,  www.authorkarenkelley.com To enter, join my free newsletter (announcement only) and send an e-mail with contest in the subject line. While you’re there check out the hot new video for Where There’s Smoke and all the other fun stuff!

Best wishes and happy reading!
Karen




When sexy wannabe-demon, Destiny Carter, is kicked out of Hell, she lands in Ft. Worth, Texas with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else. She slips into a slinky red dress, and heads straight for the delicious, corruptible looking cowboy at the bar.
But Chance Bellew has his own agenda-saving souls. He's not your typical angel. He’s a nephilim, to be exact. Centuries ago, angels came down from Heaven and mated with mortal women. When the women bore children, a new race was created. Immortals with powers—demigods, nephilim. 
But the children don’t live by the same rules as mortals, or that of the typical, robe-wearing, bright light-surrounding-them angels. Hell, most of the time the nephilim are breaking the rules, and making up new ones as they go. As long as they don’t cross over to the dark side, everyone pretty much stays out of their way. 
But sometimes a demon-in-training, who looks like Destiny, comes along and all Hell breaks loose.
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~*GIVEAWAY*~
Sourcebooks is giving away one copy of Where There's Smoke to one reader from US or Canada. To enter, just leave a comment on this post: We all love bad boys but who is your favorite fictional bad girl? It could be from a book, TV show or movie! And then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 

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29 comments:

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Cat from the Night Huntress Series is one of my favorite bad girls.

Christi Snow said...

hmm, fictional bad girl...I would have to say Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid...I love that succubus! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. This book sounds good! smiles...

May said...

I would say Rachel from Kim Harrison's series... :) Although I would say Cat is really another favorite too.

Joanne said...

I love Cat from the Night Huntress series and Mercy from the Mercy Thompson series.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Dannielle L said...

I think I'd have to go with Anita Blake. Raising the dead plus being a vampire hunter makes her pretty bad ass. She gets to sleep with all those yummy men. Me=Jealous!

Leni said...

There are so many. One of them is when Barbara Stanwyck played Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity.

Stacie said...

I loved Faith from Buffy/Angel. She was a slayer but she wasn't always a good girl. She was a loose cannon.

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erin said...

@ Stacie... that's exactly who came to mind for me too when I read that question! Great minds think alike ;) I would like to second the Faith nomination.

Kassandra said...

Jill Kismet from Lilith Saintcrow's series by the same name. LOVE HER!

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Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I love Selene in the Underworld movies.

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I love Selene in the Underworld movies.

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I love Selene in the Underworld movies.

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I love Selene in the Underworld movies.

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I love Selene in the Underworld movies.

Anna Dase said...

I would Say Georgina Kincaid fro Richelle Mead's Succubus Series I love that Series

*yadkny* said...

I'd have to say Faith from the TV show Secret Circle.

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AprilAlvey said...

I Love Anita Blake Vampire Cool Book It On My Gotta Have List. butterfli262002@yahoo.com

Lacey T said...

I'd have to say Cat from the Night Huntress series is my favorite fictional bad girl

Sebrina said...

That's a first; being asked about a 'bad girl'! lol
I'm going w/ Anita Blake also. All around butt kickin goin on there.
Thank you for the chance,
Sebrina

Glittergirl said...

I'm going outside everyone's box here and say Annwyl The Bloody from G A Aiken's Dragon Kin Series. She is awesome, fierce and funny at the same time. glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

Di said...

I've never read about a bad girl in the league of Destiny. Angelina Jolie has played some pretty tough women, but I don't know if they were 'bad', except for maybe when she was an assassin in 'Mr & Mrs Smith'.

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Artemis said...

My favorite bad girl is Mystique from the X-Men series. If you don't recall which mutant she is. Mystique is the blue one who can change into any other person. Love her!

one6ylady said...

Mystique from the X-Men series gets my vote because she's a bad girl who gets to be a hero and also gets to wear that really great looking suit. Woo Hoo.

Donna H. (aka one6ylady)

June M. said...

I have to agree with @Artemis and @one6ylady and say Mystique. I love the X-Men series and her character was great!

Jen said...

I also love Faith from Buffy/Angel.

Cheryl S. said...

My fictional badgirl would be Bo from the Syfy channel's Lost Girl. She's awesome!

Thank you for the giveaway!

divavixenqueen said...

XENA,Warrior Princess.

Barbara said...

Anya from Gena Showalter's LOTU. I love how she gives William (actually everyone, LOL!) a rough time! She's beautiful and fierce!

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Maureen said...

Scarlet O'Hara from Gone With the Wind

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