Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Book Spotlight and Giveaway

Welcome. Today I have with me author Cara Marsi, who's giving away a FREE copy of her book, Cursed Mates!

Nick Radford is a reluctant werewolf who’s been fighting the Beast within for nearly 500 years. He’s never killed a human, but the Beast is gaining strength and Nick may not be able to ward off his inner demon much longer. Kyla Yaeger is an elite were-hunter with a scarred past. Her life’s mission is to slay the werewolves who slaughtered her parents. Her quest has brought her to Maine where she's been summoned to destroy the werewolf terrorizing the quaint little village of Heavensent. The last thing she needs is to get distracted by her mysterious--not to mention hunky--new neighbor Nick Radford. By the time Kyla learns Nick is her target, she's already fallen for him, making her task of killing him that much harder. She is torn between her love for him and her duty to kill her sworn enemy. Nick fights his forbidden love for Kyla, knowing she is duty-bound to kill him. Kyla and Nick must join together to fight an even bigger threat--one that will destroy all humanity. Only by their combined powers can they destroy the evil and bring an end to a centuries old curse.


There was nothing angelic about Heavensent, Maine. Kyla Yaeger felt evil all around her, watching, waiting. A hell of a lot more was going on here than one werewolf. Her stiletto heels clicked on the sidewalk as she hurried up the street, but she couldn't outpace the feeling of malice. She had to block it out. Nothing could distract her from her mission. As an elite were-hunter, she had one job—slaughter the werewolf haunting this strange little town.
Anticipation of the next hunt pulsed through her. She hungered for it as an addict craved the next hit. Maybe someday she'd find the peace she longed for . . . but not until she had vengeance.
The fresh smell of pine from the surrounding woods wafted by on the slight breeze. The aroma brought the memory of that hunt in the Adirondacks. Foreboding chilled her. Her breath caught. Would she meet the black wolf again? This time, she wouldn't miss.
Quickening her steps, Kyla reached the homey-looking restaurant, a welcome touch of normalcy in this place tainted by wickedness. As she grabbed for the door handle, someone on the other side pulled the door open. Losing her balance, she wobbled in the entrance as a hand cupped her elbow, steadying her. An electric charge coursed up her arm.
"Sorry." The deep voice was definitely male, with a trace of a British accent, and so close to her ear she could feel his warm breath. She inhaled his scent of spice, familiar, yet exotic.
The timbre of his voice ignited a spark of recognition in her. She was eye level with a very masculine chest covered by a black T-shirt that stretched over hard muscles and defined biceps. Slowly raising her gaze, she met deep topaz eyes—eyes touched with sadness that spoke of pain and unbearable loss. Thick, black hair framed the rugged beauty of his face. The large, jagged scar on his neck saved him from being too perfect. She didn't know him, yet she felt as if she did.
How odd.
He stood holding the door, not moving. The awareness in his eyes gradually changed to shock, then fear. Rooted to the spot, Kyla couldn't look away.
A roaring noise filled her head, and pain stabbed her temples, signaling a vision. The man, the restaurant, the street wavered. Disjointed scenes flickered before her. A tall man, his face shadowed, his long, black hair blowing in a rush of wind, stood before an empty grave. She felt his crushing grief as if it were her own.
She blinked, and the vision left her. And so had the mysterious stranger. The restaurant door closed slowly behind her, leaving her alone on the sidewalk. She looked both ways down the street, but the man seemed to have disappeared.


Kelly Moran said...

*NOTE* Please be sure you are leaving your email addy in your post, or letting me know where to find you, IE: Facebook, Goodreads, Blogger, etc, so we can contact you if you won.

Be sure to re-follow the blog, as I had some blog trouble and lost most of my followers back in March!

Comment away for Cara...:)

Chrisbails said...

Loved the excerpt. Now want to finish to see what happens. Great cover. This is a new author for me and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Thanks for the chance to win.

Chrisbails said...

Oops forgot. Can be found on facebook & Goodreads @Chris Bails. On twitter @ chrisbails1015 and GFC @ Chrisbails.

Cara Marsi said...

Kelly, thanks for featuring me and Cursed Mates today.

And Chris, good luck.

Harlie Reader said...

Hi Cara! I have not read this and really want to. Great excerpt and now I really need to read it to find out what happens.

Marika Weber

Anonymous said...

This is a great excerpt and sounds like a terrific book. I absolutely love paranormal romances! Thank you for offering the chance to win a copy.


Lynne said...

Love the excerpt Guy on the cover isn't too bad either! Love shifter romances.

ReneeRearden said...

Wow, great excerpt. I'm hooked. Nick sounds absolutely delicious and Kyla...well, I'll reserve my jealousy for now!

Paranormal romance is my favorite. Especially when I'm reading about star-crossed lovers that have claws, fur and serious attitude. Nice abs are always a plus, too!!!

ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com. I'm also on goodreads, facebook, and twitter as me...ReneeRearden.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Nikki said...

This sounds great! What an enticing excerpt.

Jacki C. said...

It looks like a great story - can't wait to read it.


Kelly Moran said...

And the winner is Nikki. Grats, you'll get an email soon.

Big thanks to Cara for being here, and come back soon, everyone. XO