Guest Author: Laurie London & Giveaway!!

I’m so pleased to be featuring romance author Laurie London.  Laurie writes the Sweetblood and Iron Portal series—dark, sexy paranormal romances, set primarily in the Pacific Northwest. Publisher’s Weekly calls the Sweetblood series “sexy” and “sizzling.”  And here’s what Joyfully Reviewed had to say about Seduced by Blood, book 4 of the Sweetblood series, which was a recommended read:

“Get ready to be blown away by powerful romance and action in Seduced by Blood.  I am so excited about this book I can hardly stand it.”

Wow!  High praise, indeed.

Laurie is starting a new series with her Iron Portal books.  She’s kicking things off with her Assassin’s Touch novella, which is already getting great reviews:

Ms. London begins her Iron Portal series in style! Assassin’s Touch grabs the reader from page one and gives us a fierce and passionate story…The plot line keeps you on the edge of your seat aching to find out what will happen next. I cannot wait to visit the Iron Portal series again!” Joyfully Reviewed, Recommended Read

Here’s the blurb for Assassin’s Touch:

Two worlds. Two enemies.

Haunted by loss, Cascadian assassin Rickert D’Angelus is on a mission of vengeance. Determined to stop the Pacifican army from finding a portal to his world, he leads a group of warriors into New Seattle with one goal—to kill Pacifican soldiers.

Neyla Trihorn had the perfect life until a deadly accident revealed her latent para-abilities. Now, the former fashion designer is the Pacifican army’s hottest commodity in their fight against the invaders.

When Rickert discovers a beautiful, unconscious soldier on a cold mountain ledge near the portal, he realizes she’s a Protection-Talent and cannot be killed. To prevent the army from using her skills again, he takes her as his prisoner instead.

One fated touch…

But when he pulls her into his arms, a sexy and compelling vision appears, awakening something inside him. Something he can’t ignore.

Torn between duty and passion, Rickert must decide if the vision is a Talent trick designed to foil the enemy or the answer to his deepest desires…

Sounds excellent, doesn’t it?  And what a great cover!  To read an excerpt, be sure to visit Laurie’s website, where you’ll also find the buy links to all your favorite retailers.

For my readers today, Laurie is giving away a copy of her new novella.  To be eligible to win, just tell us what qualities you like to see in your romance heroes in general, and your paranormal heroes in particular!

And be sure to look for Laurie on facebook and Twitter!


Guest Author: Laurie London & Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for something paranormal – maybe something sexy, dark, and intense.  And I think I’d like a vampire or two thrown in for a good measure.  Luckily for me – and my readers – today’s guest author writes paranormal romances that certainly fit the bill.  She’s Laurie London, the acclaimed author of the Sweetblood Series from HQN.

Laurie’s debut book, Bonded by Blood, came out in February 2011 to great reviews, including this one from Publisher’s Weekly “Paranormal romance gets a sexy addition with London’s sizzling series debut.”

And here’s what New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair has to say about the Sweetblood Series“Laurie London’s Sweetblood world is dark and sinfully sexy–I’m totally addicted.”

Sounds good to me!  And I love the premise for the series:

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy–Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors.

Laurie’s second book in the series was Embraced by Blood, which also got great reviews:

Embraced by Blood is an enticingly seductive read that will leave you enthralled! – Joyfully Reviewed, Recommended Read

And now the third book in the Sweetblood world is on the shelves, and Tempted by Blood sounds just as dark, sexy, and enticing as the first two books in the series.

Here’s the blurb for Tempted by Blood:

He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of his dark nature—deadly urges that threaten to consume him. And those cravings only intensify when he meets Arianna Wells, the human he’s been assigned to protect. Smart and perceptive, Arianna doesn’t seem like a dangerous temptress. Yet she awakens in Jackson an unstoppable need that, if left unchecked, will brand him a traitor…a crime punishable by death.

But soon their bond may be Arianna’s only hope. For stalking her in the shadows is a merciless enemy—one who will stop at nothing to claim her completely….

Yum!  If you like sexy vampires, then I think you’re going to love Laurie’s latest book.  Be sure to stop by her website to read an excerpt and to get all the details on the Sweetblood Series.

For my readers today, Laurie is giving away a copy of Tempted by Blood.  Let’s talk vampires – what’s your favorite vamp TV show, movie, or book?  Do you love vamps, or do you think they belong in the camp of the bad guys?  One person who comments will win Laurie’s book.

On The Road Again

Today I’ll be participating in Joyfully Reviewed’s Author Chat Days, which is just what it sounds like – a chance to chat with me, and ask any questions you might have about my books or my writing.  I’ll be on from 2pm to 3pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time.  The yahoo link for the chat group is here.

But you might want to check in earlier than 2pm, because there’s a great line-up of authors all day, including New York Times bestselling author, Kat Martin.  Rumor also has it that there might be some prizes given away!  Please stop by and join in the fun.

As you might know, my next Regency-set historical romance, My Favorite Countess, is set to be released on May 3rd.

The reviews for MFC are starting to come on, and I received two fabulous ones this week.  The first was from RT Book Reviews, the premier romance and mass market review publication.  RT gave MFC 4-1/2 stars – one of their highest ratings!  The reviewer had this to say:

Kelly’s well-written and powerful love story will keep readers entertained with a captivating plot. The strong protagonists, deep emotional intensity and rising sexual tension all make the fast-paced romance memorable.

Wow!  Pretty cool, right?

The other review came from Booklist, the review journal of the prestigious American Library Association.  The reviewer gave MFC a starred review, and had this to say:

In her latest sublimely sensual Regency historical, Kelly delivers wit, a tightly knit plot, a refreshingly different hero, and a realistically complicated heroine, who could give Scarlett O’Hara a good run for her money.

Scarlett O’Hara, no less!  Needless to say, I was pretty thrilled by both reviews.

If you want to talk about My Favorite Countess, please join me today at the Author Chat – 2pm!