I am pleased to participate in Hildie McQueen's Desperate Betrayal Virtual Book Tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours.
Hildie McQueen is a whirlwind who refuses to wear anything but jeans and heels.
She grew up on the San Diego/Mexico border, joined the military at seventeen and never returned. After living in Germany, Texas and Hawaii, she finally settled in the beautiful southern town of Augusta, Georgia.
Biracial, half Mexican and half African-American, Hildie’s native language is Spanish, but English is her favorite way of communicating now.
Her mission in life is to make as many people as possible to feel normal. It’s an easy thing to do, for others to feel normal around her, because she’s anything but.
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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Hildie!
Hildie has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.
by Hildie McQueen
Lies. It’s a short word. But it’s a word that brings out a reaction in people. Bring up the topic in a conversation and you’ll be surprised at the power of this little word.Without trust no relationship, be it a marriage or a friendship will last for long. Once someone is caught in a lie, any trust that has been built will crumble. And like Humpty-Dumpty, it can never be put together again. Well it can be, but the cracks will remain.That is the gist of Desperate Betrayal. From the very beginning the heroine hides the truth from the hero, a horrible truth that can cost his life. Coming back from such a huge divide between Cyn and Emma makes for an uphill battle to regain trust and redemption even after realizing they love each other.At times I worried that perhaps the obstacle would be too large to overcome, in real life it probably would not have been possible. Good thing this is a fictional couple!I hope that when you read this story you are pulled into the emotions brought by the betrayal and that like them, you are able to realize that sometimes betrayal is the only way to save the one you love.I believe this excerpt captures a moment when the couple struggles to understand the situation.“If you don’t trust me then why are you helping me?” Unjustified rage filled her, perhaps because his words were too close to the truth. Emma stepped closer to him, she hated that she had to bend her neck back to look at him. “Maybe this is a mistake, maybe I should just figure this out by myself.”He held her by the forearms and drew her to him. First his eyes were piercing, his stare hard, but they softened when he spoke. “I don’t know why, but I want to protect you.” His tone and expression carried both surprise and confusion in equal measure.Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks so much for joining us today, Hildie!
More About Desperate Betrayal:
Cynden Frasier (Cyn) is a member of a group of immortal warriors, the Protectors, assigned to protect humans in Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of a major uprising in demon activity. When Cyn is approached by a beautiful woman in a dirty alley, he is intrigued by the fact that she can see him for what he is, a terrifying demon slayer, and still dares to approach him.
Emma Blake, a half-demon, has to convince Cyn to help rescue her sister from powerful demons. Terrified that the Protector will kill her if he realizes what she is, she still goes against every instinct and approaches Cyn for help. Despite knowing that she is leading them both into territory so wrought with treachery, neither of them may survive.
Can Cyn and Emma overcome betrayal, the ancient rules that prevent Protectors from taking a wife, unless she is his one true mate? And if they do, will it even matter?
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