First, Christine Rains is stopping by as part of her Character Meet & Greet blog tour for her new urban fantasy OF BLOOD AND SORROW.
And I'm happy that the character she's chosen to introduce at the Tiki Hut is none other than Erin Driscol.
Full name: Erinys Nekana Driscol
Job: funeral attendant at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home
Hobbies: crossword puzzles, reading mysteries, watching way too many cop shows and reality television
Weakness: fear of her past
The Putzkammer family treats Erin like one of their own. Aleo and Bolona fuss over her while their sons act as overprotective brothers. Sometimes this can annoy Erin, but she loves them too much to tell them she can take care of herself. They even ensured Erin lives in the safest home in the state with an ancient and mysterious demon called “The Lady.”
Erin is a Sorrow Phage. She feeds off the grief of others. This makes her a valuable addition to a funeral home that caters to demons who could destroy the city with their misery.
When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese wakes in the mortuary, Erin couldn't stop him from escaping. This is her responsibility. She has to fix this. So when he returns asking for help, she agrees and discovers what she knows about vampires isn't true. Plus, he's incredibly gorgeous. Let's blame that on his vampiric charms, though.
Favorite line from Erin: Dammit. I did like him.
Tidbit from the author: I originally wrote this novel in third person point of view, but Erin's voice was lost amongst all the other strong characters. When I started rewriting it in first person, she really began to shine. Now the story is truly hers.
When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.
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You can purchase OF BLOOD AND SORROW here:
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sorrow-Christine-Rains-ebook/dp/B00U89TEGY
B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/of-blood-and-sorrow-christine-rains/1121327176?ean=2940151255875
Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/524192
Kobo - https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/of-blood-and-sorrow-2
About the author:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She's married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents' own good and loves to pretend he's Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not reading or writing, she's going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. Of Blood and Sorrow series is her first urban fantasy novel.
Please visit her website ( http://christinerains.net ) and
blog ( http://christinerains-writer.blogspot.com )
Next, my website contest features Colby Marshall as the March Author of the Month. She's giving away a signed copy of COLOR BLIND along with a messenger bag from another of her thrillers, DOUBLE VISION, to one lucky winner!
WIN button at the top of my right sidebar. It takes you directly to the contest page on my website: www.carolkilgore.net/contest/
Read the rules, Choose the answer to the question about the photo, fill out the entry form, and click Submit.
In Other Book News
Jan Christensen has entered her latest Tina Shaw, professional organizer, mystery, CLUTTERED ATTIC SECRETS, into the Kindle Scout program. Here is the direct link:
Monday, April 6.
That's Day E for all you Enthusiastic A to Z-ers!