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Thursday, 19 November 2015

☀ In Her Blood: The Dagger Chronicles [1] - Janice Jones

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for In Her Blood, a New Adult Paranormal Romance by (, Amberjack Publishing Company, 446 pages).

This is the first book in  The Dagger Chronicles series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.   Read the full Prologue and the beginning of the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Janice Jones will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).


Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Alex Stone wants to pretend the supernatural doesn't exist. As the owner of a hot new clothing line, the only thing she's killing is her competition - until she gets a phone call from her past.

As the Dagger, she was a member of the covert ops team tasked with hunting threats of the supernatural kind. For the super soldiers of Night Command, the rules were simple: take the pills, fight the bad guys, and live to tell no one. After putting a bad-ass vampire on ice landed her in a padded cell, Alex thought she'd left the hunting game for good. Now she's in the orbit of a handsome vampire with a problem. And sometimes keeping secrets bites.

Jason Stavros has the best of everything and life eternal. To the human world, Jason was just a poor boy who made it to the top. For a human turned vampire, the fight for a place in the inner circle of the ruling class hinges on one task: convince the best ex-vampire hunting assassin to become his personal bodyguard and save them all.

Join Alex, Jason and a new team of young hunters as two worlds unite against a common enemy. As the body count begins to rise, Alex and the Tracker Team fight friends and enemies to find the answers they seek. What's been happening in the dark will finally come to light.

Teaser: Excerpt

From Prologue, From Her Past...

     What wish would she make if she were free to dream?
      First off... No more freaking vampires! At least not the kind that still saw humans as food. Damn! Wouldn’t that be great? She could attempt to have a normal life; one that included friends and fun. Instead, she was in the ass-end of Hell with a vampire chained to an altar of all things. And, as always, her night ended with one less vampire in the world and a bumpy ride back to the States.
      Alex crossed the threshold of her sleeping quarters and stripped down as she passed through to the small bathroom. Her tired body was covered in bruises, blood and dirt as she stepped into the stall. Under the hot spray all her muscles began to relax as warm steam closed in around her. Her head lowered under the water and she let out a long exhale. Boom, boom, boom. That was the sound of water as it bounced off her skull in a soothing pattern. It stung her eyes when she opened them to see the bruises disappear and circle the drain at her feet mixed with blood and dirt. That was the coolest part. For the next few hours she would still feel the pain of a couple of bruised ribs and a sucker punch to her right jaw, but still, it was pretty cool to be able to heal overnight.
      The longer she stayed hidden in the steam of the hot shower, the clearer her brain became. The action from today untangled as it replayed in her mind. One by one the questions began to form so fast she couldn’t stop them: What did he mean they wouldn’t live forever? No one would, not even them. And, what were they keeping from her? And... . ‘Stop,’ she barked inside her mind. ‘It doesn’t matter now. He’s dust and the mission is done.’
      Wrapped in the scratchiest towel ever, Alex stood at the mirror and wiped it clean. She tried to relax her mind, but if she relaxed too much she’d hear everything. That was one of the not so cool things about being on the supplements. Everything was better: sight, hearing, strength, everything. The other downside? You had to suffer through the healing process. It may only take about a day, give or take, but it hurt like hell. There was nothing they could take that would really stop the pain. The Doc said it was because of the supplements. But ice would dull her bruised ribs enough for her to at least get some sleep. The others would drink until they passed out. She pressed the ice pack to her side, took a handful of aspirin and settled down to get some rest.

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About the Author

Being an introvert doesn’t mean you have no voice. It just means you have the ability to communicate in different ways. For new author and champion introvert, Janice Jones, that way is writing. She began by reading anything she could get her hands on, but after college, she found herself in roles that required more business-focused writing than fiction. This didn’t stop her – she continued to create her own stories to feed her passion for the written word.

Honing her skills as a paralegal for several years, Janice continued to feed the beast by spending every spare minute she could creating the world of her first fictional character Alexa Stone. In Her Blood, the first book in the Dagger Chronicles series, will introduce New Adult Fiction readers to the adventures of an ex-assassin and vampire hunter as she returns to the fight after many years of hiding in plain sight.

The idea for In Her Blood came during a rough time in Janice’s life. Overcoming loss can be tough for anyone. For Janice, writing helped her focus and heal. As a tribute to her late sister, she had the opportunity to release a short story entitled “Dancing on a Sunday Afternoon” in 2009. Receiving positive feedback, she continued to write and focus on improving every way she could. Earning a Master’s in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, Janice was encouraged to finish the Dagger Chronicles series and pursue publication. Rejections came, but she never quit. Now, her debut novel will soon have a place next to some of her favorite fiction.

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6 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

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  3. Loved the excerpt! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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