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Monday 14 December 2015

☀ Flicker: Defying Death [1] - Courtney Houston

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Flicker, a Paranormal Romance by (, Courtney Houston, 322 pages).

This is the first book in the Defying Death series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Courtney Houston. Read the Prologue and the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.   Flicker is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Courtney Houston will be awarding a $15 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 (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


My name is Catalina Franklin. And I should be dead.

When Death called my number, sending one of her Guides to take my soul, she didn't count on one thing. The Guide she sent - He was made for me, and I for him.

Pulling me back from the arms of Death, Telor changed my fate - and his. Now we're left with the question of not only how he's still here, but why.

Will we get the answers we need? Or will Death find us first? Only time will tell...but ours is quickly running out.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Telor surveyed my room with a sad resigned smile, stopping to look at my pictures, running his hand over one of the many porcelain dolls on a shelf next to my dresser. I wondered what he was thinking, or if he would tell me the truth if I asked. The urge to comfort him was almost unbearable. Walking quietly over to him, I wrapped my arms around his middle and pulled him to me, resting my head on his back.
     “What’s the matter?” I asked.
     “Nothing,” he answered, though his voice was far away. He might have heard the question, but he wasn’t listening.
     “Liar,” I whispered. “Tell me.”
     “Are you and your brother close?” he asked.
     “We were. He’s dead,” I answered. I haven’t actually said that out loud for a long time. People were liars—it didn’t get easier. As much as it hurt to talk about Ollie, it hurt to watch Telor yearn for his lost ones more. Ones he never really got to mourn. “He and my dad died in a car accident when I was eight. Oliver was only seventeen; he was nine years older than me.”
     “Your mum?” he asked, his voice had gotten thicker. “She’s still around?”
     I let out a short bark of humorless laughter. “She’s still alive. But my mother has been gone for a long time. When they died, she drowned her sorrow at the bottom of any bottle she could find. I remind her of the family she lost, so she can barely stand to look at me.”

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The Series: Defying Death

Shatter [2]

I am going to do something that has never been done before.

My name is Telor Conway, and I am going to destroy Death. Bring her to her knees in front of me.

I don’t know how and I don’t know when.

The only thing I know for certain, is that nothing will come between me and my soul mate ever again.

I’ve been given a second chance at life, a life with Catalina. I’ve been given something worth fighting for.

I will fight for it, for her… for us. Even if it is the last thing I do.

I have thrown the gauntlet.

On your marks.

Get set.


[Published 7 October 2015, 274 pages]

About the Author

Courtney lives in Kentucky with her husband (Mr. Houston), her two boys (Emmett and Ellis), her two cats (Polly and Jed) and her 3 chickens. Legal Assistant by day and writer by night, Courtney enjoys pancakes, coffee, wine and the number 26. She's a Leo, at least that's what the tattoo on her back says.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting!

MomJane said...

What an exciting and unique sounding story. I loved the excerpt.

Stormy Vixen said...

Enjoyed the teaser, sounds like a terrific read, thanks for sharing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, sounds like an awesome series! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Thank you all for stopping by and hanging out!