Saturday, September 3, 2011

P.A. Lupton (Guest Post & Giveaway)

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*

P.A. LuptonThe 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 (Volume 1)Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by Self Published
ISBN 0987749307
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!


  1. I love books about psychics. I find things like that so fascinating.

  2. This book sounds great, it has some of my favorite things-witches, vampires, a strong heroine and a love story...Thanks!


  3. As a lover of paranormal, when you toss in my Nancy Drew detecting skills you have hooked me good.
    Though I do have an e-reader, I still love to hold a printed copy in my hand. I just feel like I get more into the story.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Let's see, witches, vampires, and a kick ass heroine...definitely a book I want to read! Thanks for the guest post and book contest!
    Book Savvy Babe

  5. Great post. Sounds like a really good book. Looking forward to reading it.

  6. Witches, vampires, serial killers-oh my! I love it!! I also like the cover. Between the excerpt and cover you got me sold! I too like kick ass female heroines who falls in love with a man who is her equal—a partner. I'm into the whole girl power thing-really don't like weak heroines. Can't wait to read this books.

  7. Wow! Thanks to everyone for the positive comments. I hope you all enjoy the book.

    Also, thought that I would let everyone know that I'm giving away a Kindle 3G or Nook. Checkout the details on my webiste.

  8. Great post:)
    Sounds like a really good read:)
    GFC temprance

  9. The book sounds very intriguing with lots of interesting elements in it. Thanks for sharing!


  10. It sounds like this could go in many different directions. I love that!

  11. Please count me in. This book sounds like a keeper. I added it to my book wish list.


  12. I love FBI stories. I have not read any of your books yet, but would love to read this one. Cheryl

  13. This book like something I would enjoy! A hot alpha vampire fighting crime with a beautiful woman and chemistry between them sounds great!

    Thanks for this great giveaway!


  14. i love the cover and the book sounds wonderful. i can't wait to read it.

  15. This book sounds like it has all the elements I love rolled into one very special package. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.

  16. BOUND BY BLOOD looks like an amazing read.


  17. Love getting to know new to me paranormal romance authors.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  18. My favorite reads are alpha males and strong women, who can take care of themselves! Can't wait to read your book!

    books4me67 at

  19. Books4me: If you love alpha males and strong women, I think you're going to love the book. Brianna is definitely kick-ass!

    Tammy Ramey: Thanks for the compliment on the cover. I had another designer create a cover which I didn't like at all. I told my brother and he put this one together for me.

  20. Great interview! I agree-mixing witches and vampires is a great combo. And I like it when a strong heroine has an equal hero. An alpha male is nice once in awhile, but the balance of equal footing is a refreshing change.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  21. Enjoyed the post and I think the cover is great. Is Bound by Blood intended to be a single or the first in a series?

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!


  22. My pet peeve with some heroines is when they develop TSTL (too stupid to live) behaviour, i.e., *Sookie Stackhouse and *Rachel Morgan. But, by the way Lupton describes it, Brianna is not TSTL. I want to read that :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-darkward [at] yahoo [dot] com

    *Sookie Stackhouse -

    *Rachel Morgan -

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I Love love love the cover! Just that makes me want to read it! Haha. But it sounds like a great read I hope I win it :)

    Giselle Cormier

  24. FBI and a serial Killer = crime thriller

    psychic = paranormal

    Witches and vampires = fantasy

    Wow ! Really something for everybody.

    And it is open worldwide !

    Sounds great.

    Please enter me for a print copy.
    I have done the Rafflecopter thing


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  25. I love witches and vampires too. It's always fun to find a book that combines them. Look forward to reading it!

  26. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing a book with a kiss-ass female heroine!!! I get tired of the "Bellas"...not knocking Twilight or anything - I love Twilight, in fact - but I thought that Bella wasn't a very good role model for young girls. Too needy and dependent!

    Anyway, I'd love to read your book! And I love how you've woven witches and vampires together! Sounds like a great world you've created!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  27. This book sounds like one that I can really get into. I love a strong alpha man and a woman that can take care of herself when she needs to.

    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  28. The review was awesome and after I hopped over and read it I was definitely more interested in reading this book. Thank you for sharing with us today and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.


  29. Sounds like an awesome read, great review! thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Karen C: Bound by Blood is the first book in a series called the Garner Witch Series. I am hoping to have the second released before Christmas this year.
    These comments are great. I really hope you guys like the book!

  31. Hi
    thanks for the giveaway. series sounds interesting.
    will all the books in the series revolve around witches?

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  32. I like the description. This will be interesting read! Thanks for great contest!

  33. Daniela: Yes, the whole series features witches. But they are blended in a unique way with vampires--and possibly other things(I don't want to give anything away)

  34. I love vampire books. This one does look like a good one. I wonder if Nathan is just human or connected to the vampires too. I am going to have to get this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm sorry to admit that I have never heard of you before but I hope to change that shortly.

  36. I like the combination of FBI and paranormal romance. I usually find the storylines extra exciting with lots of action.

  37. This sounds great I really want to read this one Thank you for the great giveaway!

  38. Witches and Vampires is a combination I am always down with! Would love to read this! :)

  39. the first thing that caught my attention was the cover. it calls to me. :) your book sounds really good! thanks for the giveaway!

  40. This book sounds great! The only thing that could make it better for me is to add werewolves since they are my favorite supernatural. If you have a series with shifters, I would definitely be in on that too!


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