Today we have the lovely P.A. Lupton over for a guest post and giveaway! You can check out Jess' review of her novel, Bound by Blood, *here*
The only thing I love as much as reading, is writing, but it’s just been since my kids have grown more independent that I have time to really focus on writing. There was never any doubt that when I did write it would be about the Paranormal—I love escaping into worlds where absolutely anything is possible, and I’ve been a fan of this genre since I picked up my first Anne Rice novel.
I started Bound by Blood because I love witches and vampires, and I wanted to write a story that interweaved the two. I also wanted a kick ass female heroine who falls in love with a man who is her equal—a partner. Many stories have women who fall in love with a strong alpha male, constantly rescuing them from danger. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I love a powerful alpha male as much as the next girl. Nathan Donovan is the hero in Bound by Blood, and though he is strong enough to protect Brianna, he respects her enough to let her fight her own battles as well. The relationship between the main characters is a focal point of the story, but there is much more to the plot, including an underlying theme of mystery. There’s the obvious whodunit, but also the secrecy of Brianna’s lineage that must be unraveled. Bound by Blood skates closely on the line between Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy, and could be considered a hybrid of both genres.
Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by Self Published
Courtesy of Author
FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally. In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic. Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever. When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim.
P.A. Lupton is graciously giving away one copy of Bound by Blood, winner's choice as to whether they would like an e-book or print book. Open Internationally. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below!