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Mistletoe Madness: Katie Reus

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Thank you for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for today’s Mistletoe Madness spot. For a line up of all of the authors featured here and at The Book Nympho, and to enter the overall event giveaway for a free book (two chances to win!), please click on the image above or go to the kickoff post on December 2, 2013.

Katie Reus

Book: Darkness Awakened
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published

Excerpt

Thanks so much to Jen for having me here today and for showcasing a sneak peek from my recent release, Darkness Awakened! As a thank you I’d like to give away three digital copies to three random commenters!

As Finn steered out of the alley, he glanced at his phone. Three missed calls from Spiro, one of the wolves he had running patrol at the compound tonight. Definitely not a good sign. He put in his hands-free earpiece and called him back.

Spiro picked up on the first ring. “Boss, we have a problem. There’s a vampire here who says she knows you and needs to speak to you. She’s injured two of our warriors and we’ve got her cornered by the edge of the house but…I get the feeling she’s letting us corral her. I’ve never seen a vampire move so fast. She said you two have a history together.”

Something tightened in his chest. Once he’d killed his uncle, Finn had searched for her for years; was still covertly searching for her. It seemed impossible, but… “What does she look like?”

“Long blonde hair, not very tall, great curves, grayish-purple eyes—”

It hurt to breathe for a moment, but he made his throat work. “I’m on my way. Do not let her leave, but no one better injure her. They do, they die.” He ended the call and gunned the engine. He was only minutes away but suddenly it seemed like an eternity stretched before him.

Finn knew only one vampire that fit that description and he hadn’t seen the alluring woman in seventeen long years.

Lyra Marius.

The blonde-haired vampire with the unique grayish-violet eyes, sharp cheekbones and an adorable smattering of freckles over her nose had haunted his dreams for too long. She had an innocent quality about her that was refreshing. Having been raised to believe that all vampires were evil creatures it had surprised him when he’d first met her. Not a night went by that he didn’t think—fantasize—about her. His cock hardened as her familiar image flooded his vision and he inwardly cursed his lack of self-control. With her, he’d never had much of it. Then again, neither had she.

After they’d broken up he’d tried to keep tabs on her but she’d fallen off the face of the earth. The vampire and werewolf communities didn’t exactly communicate. Not openly anyway, and he hadn’t been able to find out where she’d gone. He’d hoped she’d been living safely among her own kind. With her royal family. Protected and treasured as she should be. But after killing his uncle he’d heard a rumor she’d left her coven. He hadn’t been able to validate it as truth or not. After that shred of gossip, there had been no word, not even a whisper of her, for the past seventeen years among any of his contacts. It was like she’d vanished.

It seemed too much to hope she was at his compound, but his heart rate increased just the same.

To see her again, to hold her again… His throat squeezed at the thought. Pushing her out of his life had been the hardest thing he’d ever done, but he’d had no choice.

Their affair had been short, intense, and completely forbidden. Vampires and werewolves were natural born enemies. They didn’t sleep together, much less fall in love. Until he and Lyra had.

Darkness Awakened is available now.

A little about Katie:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus has been reading romance since a young age—ever since she discovered her mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with her into adulthood. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. For more information on Katie please visit her website: www.katiereus.com. Also find her on twitter @katiereus or visit her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/katiereusauthor

Giveaway

Katie is offering up three (3) digital copies of Darkness Awakened to three (3) lucky commenters. To enter, leave a comment for Katie telling her what your favorite thing about the holidays is. For Katie, it’s a combination of things. She says she’s obsessed with Christmas music (it’s been playing in her house nonstop since October), she loves the decorations, and people just seem so much nicer around the holidays! All that holiday cheer is fabulous for Katie 😉 Leave your comment in the comment section below and fill out the Rafflecopter form.  The giveaway is open to all, where not prohibited by law. Winners will be selected at random from the eligible entries. Giveaway open from December 6 to December 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM (midnight). Open to all readers, 18 years or older, who are legally allowed to participate in such a contest as allowed by their local laws. All federal, state, local, and municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. By participating in the contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the contest sponsor.

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Now, head over the THE BOOK NYMPHO to see today’s feature with Lea Griffith.

  • Alana Sinise

    My favorite thing abou the holdiays are the family traditions that are so unique to each idividual’s family.

  • Brynn Myers

    Adding this to my TBR! *shakes head* I need more time in the day to read! 😀

  • andrea

    Spending time with the family without having to rush here there and everywhere!

  • Shannon

    My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my family relaxing, baking and seeing the joy on everyone’s faces.

  • Book Swagger

    I have been on a vamp hiatus but I love female vamps still not enough of them holding it down…My fav thing about the holidays is FOOD oh and family of course family.

  • Brenda Kilbury Mcleod

    being with family

  • Katie Coss

    My favorite thing about the holidays is watching the excitement on my kids faces.

  • Jess1

    My favorite things about the holidays are the festive mood, food, music and lights.

  • jovial_1

    I love the scents around the holidays. All that baking – YUM!

  • Diane

    Being with my family for more than one day!

  • Barbara E.

    My favorite thing about the holidays is pumpkin pie and all the decorations.

  • Jeannie L

    My favorite things about the holidays are spending time with family and the christmas lights and decor.

  • bn100

    the food

  • MaureenE

    My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my family. We live a good distance from each other so it is nice to be all together.

  • Susie B.

    My favorite thing is spending time with my family, Thanks for the giveaway!

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