Saturday, April 7, 2012

Announcement + Giveaway :: Debut novel TALON is LAUNCHING TODAY by ALICE WADE

 Announcement + Giveaway :: Debut novel TALON is LAUNCHING TODAY by ALICE WADE


Blurb: Talon (BOOK LAUNCH TODAY April 7, 2012)

Vampires only fear one name -- Talon. The elven prince and his mate, Kailani, have made it their mission to hunt down the violent vampire covens that have been destroying hundreds of innocent lives in their pursuit of selfish and depraved entertainment. Their strategy would have been fool-proof, except for one problem: Talon and Kailani are vampires too.
But when they enter a castle overrun, they realize they are out of their league. The vampire leader has stolen elven magic, something Talon takes personally and can’t fight alone. This sets them on a path of redemption, destruction and closure. Along the way, they pair up with two humans who are destined to become the family Talon craves.

Excerpt: Talon

There was a movement off to the left of where Talon moved towards the center of the room. His arm shot out and stabbed, making a sickly thudded sound as his blade collided into a body that wasn’t there before. Talon felt no joy as his blade slid clean through flesh, freeing the vampire’s dark blood which splattered to the stone floor. He didn’t have the time. In another movement, Talon spun and ducked low as a second vampire attacked. The elf easily dodged, stepping to the side in a blur and laughing wickedly as if he were playing with toys.

“You’ll have to do better than that,” Talon said as he easily beheaded another vampire, sending it rolling across the floor to land at Kailani’s feet. She kicked it away in distain and returned to watching her mate dismantle the Dûr Falas with pride-filled eyes.
“What makes you think these are my best?” Kaen snapped and the room exploded as ten more vampires entered.

Talon confidently walked to the center of the cavernous room. He was aware of the ten vampires circling him with blades pointed at his chest. As one, they moved to trap him, but he expected that. One was more bold and lunged forward. Talon twisted beneath the slashing sword aimed for his neck and released a counter strike which felled that vampire to the ground. The flesh where his elven sword touched burned black and gave off a toxic fume that was acidic. Talon wasted no time though, and took advantage of the newly opened space for him to escape and in a blur; he was
once again outside their circle.  Talon smiled over his shoulder, “Not good enough,” he taunted.

Now there were nine.
This time, the Dûr Falas vampires were not as careless. They needed to keep that elven blade away for it burned the vampire’s flesh as if it were molten metal. They pounced on Talon with a force which brought him to his knees with a grunt, but he didn’t cave under the weight. What saved him and helped keep his balance was a spell that called up an elven shield. It was only visible to his eye, but stronger than steel. He could hold this as long as he needed to, but he preferred to end this.

Not your typical love story…or your typical vampire.
I don’t do anything in my writing that is ‘typical’ and love to stretch my mind beyond the norm. What you will read is a perfect blend of the darkness of the vampires and the light from the elves – the best of both worlds really. This story also has a heavy dose of erotic spice, something that I used to either further define the characters or the plot. So you see, I just couldn’t leave my elves and magic at home. Instead, I brought them along on this journey and I like how the merging worked out. I hope I gave you a different spin on vampires. Come on, have you really ever seen an elven vampire?
But who is Talon and how can a vampire be good vampire?

Think Spartacus. A strong man, ripped from his world and thrust into an immoral environment where he must learn to survive – without succumbing to the wicked side and turning rogue. He made choices along his five hundred year exile, most of which keep him insolated and alone except for the love of his mate, Kailani. He spent years laying false rumors about his wickedness, creating a mysterious legend to kept people away. His name is feared and whispered by parents as a threat to make children behave. But…all of them are lies. He’s never engaged in anything immoral or cruel and vowed to destroy anything that does.
So he is wounded, craves a family and to be part of something that is larger than his little world. He ignores the pain from his exile and denies he misses his homeland. All that matters is Kailani and he will do just about anything to keep her safe. His honor drives him, forcing him to hunt down those that made immoral choices, like the Dûr Falas, a rogue group of vampires. The Dûr Falas move through the lands and destroy anything they touch out of pure enjoyment. That, Talon finds distasteful.

Now the fun part…Giving you a copy of my first book!

I am going to give away one e-book copy of Talon to the winner from those that are subscribed on my website, follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook.

I will not be de-duping my lists, so if you are subscribed, follow and like me, you will have three chances to win. If you don’t, now is the time to do it! I will assign a number to each name and then use www.random.org to select a winner on 4/17. I will notify the lucky person so I can ensure you receive a complimentary copy of my debut novel.

Where can you subscribe? Subscribe on my Website/blog: www.alicewadewritings.com 
Follow me onTwitter: @AliceWadexx https://twitter.com/#!/AliceWadexx 
Like me on Facebook: Alice Wade http://www.facebook.com/AliceWadeWriting

If you don’t want to participate in the Giveaway, pick up a copy today!

I’ve included the link to my author/book page on Eternal Press to make it easier on your to purchase Talon. http://www.eternalpress.biz/people.php?author=500



Who is Alice Wade?

I graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology. I am a Marketing Professional by day, writer by night and have devoted myself to using the written word to motivate emotional responses. With my writing, I’ve proven that anything is possible if you just try, as evident by the accomplishments to date. I have written a total of nine novels, three of which are being published with Eternal Press. Talon (April 2012) is a Paranormal Romance and will be the first to release. This is followed by two books in the Flame Thrower Saga: Flame Thrower (May 2012) and A Jewel of the Kingdom (TBD), both books are Romantic Fantasy. I’ve also got one more novel (Gem) in the works and the chapters can be found on my website. I live in California with my two step daughters, two boxer dogs and a very supportive husband.

Come explore my world!

5 comments:

Tina B said...

Congrats on your debut, Alice!! Good luck on sales.
Loved the excerpt! And did you just mention Spartacus???
Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
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VampiresWeLove said...

Congrats!! Always looking for great new authors! We'll spread the word ;)

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Shanon Grey said...

Congratulations! Loved your excerpt. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Julianne said...

Congrats on your first release!!!!!
I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thanks for sharing.
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bn100 said...

Congratulations on the book! It sounds very good.

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