Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tour: Rosalie Lario's Mark of the Sylph (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Today we are happy to be a part of Rosalie Lario's blog tour for her book, Mark of the Sylph, and to share an excerpt with you! You can check out our reviews of this series HERE!

About the Book:

Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.
Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword.Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.
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Taeg tightened his hold on her wrist until she dropped the dagger. He grabbed her other wrist and pinned it back. “Look at me.”

Yeah, apparently she wasn’t in an accommodating mood. Because instead of listening she jerked her knee up, catching him square in the junk.

“Ooof.” That freaking hurt.

He let go, hands automatically lowering to protect his goods, and she shoved hard on his chest. As he staggered several feet back, she spun and delivered a stunning roundhouse kick that almost had him admiring her form, right before it caught him in the side and sent him sprawling.

“What’s the deal, lady?”

She grabbed the knife and flew at him faster than he would’ve expected from a human.

Taeg shoved off the ground and sidestepped her attack, and recaptured her wrist. He yanked her arm up behind her as he maneuvered behind her back.

“Shit,” Maya cried. The knife clanged to the ground, and he loosened his hold a fraction.

“Stop. I don’t want to hurt you.”

“Yeah. Right.” Her tone made it clear what she thought of that.

Pushing her to the nearest wall, Taeg turned her to face him. He kept one hand on her shoulder and the other on her chin, forcing her to meet his eyes.

“Calm down, Maya.” The familiar hum of energy in his ears told him his charm was doing its thing. “I’m not going to hurt you. I only want to ask you a few questions.”

Her scowl softened long enough for him to assume his power had worked. He let her go and backed up a few steps. “How do you know what I am? Can you see the real me?”

Rather than answering, she lifted a knee and slid one of her dainty hands into her boot. When she withdrew it, she clutched another dagger, a match to the one on the ground. Suddenly the reason for her boots became quite clear. The woman was a freakin’ walking arsenal.

“Oh, shit.”

She kicked off the wall and leapt into the air in a flying move that Jackie Chan would have envied, adjusting the grip on her dagger. Hand high in the air, she aimed for his neck. The woman was clearly determined to remove his head from the rest of his body. Taeg dropped his legs out from under him, hitting the ground hard.

Maya’s legs struck his back as she flew over him. He untangled himself and whirled around, but damn she recovered fast. She tossed her dagger to the side to avoid jabbing herself as she tucked and rolled. Then she jumped to her feet and faced him with both fists up. Her face was almost expressionless, her heavy panting the only indicator she was battling to the death. Damned if his interest wasn’t drawn to her ample chest beneath that tight black top.

She smiled, almost as if she were enjoying herself, and came at him with another kick.

He leapt back to avoid being hit. “Damn it, I’m trying to talk to you, lady.”


About the Author:

Formally trained as a corporate and real estate lawyer, I practiced law for 5 years before finally admitting to myself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. As an avid reader of romances and supernatural stories, I knew I wanted to write urban fantasy and paranormal romance.  Tales of vampires, demons, and other supernatural beings ensued.I’m currently working on the Demons of Infernumseries, a series of paranormal romance novels featuring four sexy half-demon brothers and their reluctant heroines.When not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son in our home state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. I still haven’t found any, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.If I ever do find evidence of the supernatural, it remains to be seen whether I’ll jump around in excitement, or run screaming in terror (but I’m betting on the latter)!
Find Rosalie at: WebsiteTwitterFacebookGoodreads

Giveaway Information:
There will be a tour-wide giveaway.
3 Prize Packs (3 Winners from within the US) and 1 book retailer gift card worth $20 for an international winner.

Prize Pack Includes:
•         1 autographed copy of Blood of the Demon (Demons of Infernum #1)
•         1 autographed copy of Mark of the Sylph (Demons of Infernum #2)
•         1 autographed copy of For Love of an Angel (Fallen Warriors #1) ~ 35,000 word novella
•         1 ruby heart angel-wing necklace (like the one worn by the heroine Ruby in Angel’s Kiss, Fallen Warriors #4)
•         1 nifty double-sided, tasseled bookmark
•         1 Blood of the Demon refrigerator magnet
•         Virtual XOXOs from Rosalie (lol…priceless)

INT Giveaway
$20 Gift Card to the Book Retailer of Winner's Choice
More virtual love from Rosalie :-)

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Tour Schedule

March 25th, 2013
Books Make Me Happy

March 26th, 2013
Demon lovers, books & more

March 27th, 2013
Cynthia Eden

March 28th, 2013
Dark Faerie Tales

March 29th, 2013
Under the Covers

April 1st, 2013
Fade Into Fantasy

April 2nd, 2013
Novel Reflections

 April 3rd, 2013
Urban Fantasy Investigations

 April 4th, 2013
Urban Girl Reader

 April 5th, 2013
Darlene's Book Nook

 April 8th, 2013
The Wormhole

 April 9th, 2013
Kindle and Me

 April 10th, 2013
The Romanceaholic

 April 11th, 2013
Salacious Reads

 April 12th, 2013
Jačitam, a ti? (I'm a reader, what about you?)

April 15th, 2013

 April 16th, 2013
Romance Book Junkies

 April 17th, 2013
Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

 April 18th, 2013
I Smell Sheep

 April 19th, 2013
Cocktails and Books

 April 22nd, 2013
Kristina's Paranormal Books

 April 23rd, 2013
Reading Between the Wines

 April 24th, 2013
Once Upon a Twilight

 April 25th, 2013
Passionate Book Divas

 April 25th, 2013
Poisoned Rationality

 April 26th, 2013
Books and Things

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious excerpt! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.


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