Friday, May 9, 2014

Caught Between Heaven and Hell Tour Featuring Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner & The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg with Giveaway & Reviews

Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner

Tagline: The thief will steal his heart...

Book Synopsis: While channeling Robin Hood’s “steal from the rich and give to the poor” attitude at a local politician’s house, ex-con Katie Logan witnesses a forced suicide. Dirty or not, supernatural or not, he didn’t deserve to die, especially not by his own hand. But with her record, stepping forward as a witness isn’t an option. On the run from the police and the murderer, she turns to The Bound Ones for help.
When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when she fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. The twin he thought was dead is very much alive…and trying to send him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: “You’re next.”
It’s a race against time as Cain fights to save the woman he’s falling in love with before his brother Abel destroys them both.
My Review: 4 1/2 stars
This was a really great start to what looks to be a promising series. I loved the way that Tricia blended all the mythology and legends to create her own unique world. It's one of the things I love most about reading a new author in the Urban Fantasy world. The sheer creativity that Tricia brought to this book, in addition to her fabulous story line and wonderful characters was fantastic. I was fascinated from the beginning to the end, just wondering which new path we were going down. I loved the dynamic between Cain and Abel. I loved the chemistry between Katie and Cain. I enjoyed the adventure, the fights, the romance. This book really has it all. I can't wait to see where the next book takes us. It looks like it'll be a great ride!

Author Bio: I’m Tricia Skinner and I write Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. I’m a former journalist who discovered my inspiration to write fiction as an escape from “real life.” My reading tastes are all over the place, but I’m mainly drawn to fantasy (and its subgenres), paranormal, sci-fi, and history.
When I’m not writing, I’m a newbie “green” practitioner, fitness procrastinator, and a technology geek. I’m a mother and a wife. My family includes two Great Danes. I’m also a gamer. I enjoy interacting with my fel­low geeks and help­ing other writers, especially through the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of Romance Writers of America where I’ve served as Newsletter Editor. I’m represented by Laurie McLean of Foreword Literary.
The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg:
Blurb:  The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to complete him. She, however, has other plans.

Allia is sent by her goddess sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave. But Allia soon discovers that the Demon Lord’s heart is not easily given, and that in order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.

My Review: 4 stars
This is a prequel to the series that explains oh, so many things. It sets things up, so you understand how everything came to be the way that it is now. It hints at the burgeoning romance between the Demon Lord and Allia, gives us a glimpse of future characters. It's quite short, but good. Paula writes very well and this just adds to the world that she has built in the Demon Outlaws series. You can read this and then go back and read the Demon's Daughter, which is the first book in the series. 

Author Bio: I’d like to be able to say I always wanted to be a writer, but the truth is I thought it looked like a lot of hard work. Life, however, sometimes leads us down paths we never intended to take.

From the very beginning, my parents encouraged my love of books. When a Grade One teacher suggested I wrote too many “thrillers,” my mother, an English teacher, said I could write – and read – whatever I wanted. My high school English teachers later backed her up on that. In university, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology. At the time it was a whim, but it’s amazing how much that little piece of paper has benefited me over the years. Researching the history of civilizations has led to many intriguing worldbuilding possibilities.

When my children were babies and money was tight, my mother, grandmother, and husband bought me an electric typewriter for my birthday because they knew I was bored and wanted me to be happy. My mother became my very first critique partner, willingly reading pages and pages of manuscripts no one should ever have to suffer through. She researched markets for me, and introduced me to a journalist friend, who in turn introduced me to the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia. My brother and my brother-in-law introduced me to Thieves’ World, David Eddings, and Piers Anthony. My sister gave me my first computer.

My grandmothers believed if something’s too hard, you aren’t working hard enough. My brother and sisters have all successfully followed their dreams, and my husband and two sons offer me proof every day that hard work is something to be embraced, not avoided. With these people behind me, how could I possibly stray from a path on which life seems to have planted them as guardrails:

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Angel Kin and The Demon Lord are only sale at $.99 for a limited time.

Giveaway Info:
$25 Amazon Gift card from Tricia Skinner
An awesome prize from Paula Altenburg

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