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Friday, March 29, 2013

Frailties of the Bond Book Blitz: Guest Post and Giveaway with Angela Brown

Hi, everyone!


I am pleased to participate in the Book Blitz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for Angela Brown's Frailties of the Bond.


About Angela:



Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home.

Reading and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical, mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright for things that go bump in the night.

NEVERLOVE is a special project spawned from a blog-challenge-turned-blog-opera, the Abby and Basil affair. It is the first in the Shadow Jumpers series.

FRAILTIES OF THE BOND is the first in a series of novellas and short stories introducing heroes and heroines of the secret organization, NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherwordlies.

CONNECT ONLINE WITH ANGELA: 
Blog | Partners in ParanormYA Blog (with Gwen Gardner) | Pursuit of Publishness on FacebookGoodreads | Twitter


Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Angela!

Angela has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to her.




Five Things You May or May Not Know About Me
By Angela Brown


  1. I stole a box of Chiclets gum when I was five. Guilt tore me apart. I haven’t had the stomach for stealing anything since.
  2. My then fiancé couldn’t attend my senior prom due to distance, so I had his name drawn on my left ring fingernail in white to match my all white dress.
  3. I’m addicted to chocolate and Wild Cherry Pepsi (lol!! Most of you probably already know that.)
  4. I’m a middle child (who may or may not suffer from that silly middle kid syndrome lol!!)
  5. I’m an Aquarius

Did someone happen to check my horoscope today? If it’s bad news, I’d rather remain blissfully ignorant lol!


Top Five Books I’d Re-read in a Heartbeat

Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J. R. R. Tolkien
Mistress of the Stone – Maria Zannini
Addicted – Zane
Magic Burns – Ilona Andrews


Last Five Books I Read

Souled – Diana Murdock
Magic Burns – Ilona Andrews
The Dragon Empire – Heather McCorkle
Libera Me – Christine Fonseca
Wish – Laura Eno
Thanks so much for joining us today, Angela!


One lucky winner will win a digital copy of the first book in Angela Brown's YA Urban Fantasy novella series, Frailties of the Bond.

TITLE: Frailties of the Bond
AUTHOR: Angela Brown
PUBLISHER: Angela Brown
PUBLICATION DATE: March 4, 2013
FORMAT: E-book, 69 pages
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
ASIN: B00BPA62FQ
NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherworldlies:

Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO.

But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind.

In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life

After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path.

Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.
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Book Excerpt:

“That’s not the way to really drink, beautiful.” He pulled down his collar, tilted his neck and exposed his jugular to me. The vein throbbed to the steady beat of his heart. Thump-thump. Thump-thump. Thump-thump.
Bloodlust slapped me like a cornered beast. Ignored for far too long.
I sprang at Trevor, my bared lips a hair’s breadth from his neck, the pulse teasing and inviting. My lips trembled. They grazed his smooth skin. The very idea of sucking his blood sent fire coursing from my core, splintering throughout my body. My fangs drew forth.
I closed my eyes, resisting long enough to stutter out a squeaky breath.
“Do it,” he rasped.
I sank in my fangs. Hot blood splashed against the roof of my mouth and soaked my tongue. Like the B-shop anty pouches, I sucked it down my throat like melted chocolate. I suctioned my lips to keep every delicious drop within the circle surrounding my puncture marks.
Quivers wracked my body. I dropped my Bloody Joey and held to Trevor for dear life.
He gasped, then started moaning. But not from pain. No. Something else was going on with Trevor.
My heartbeat quickened and I felt…ALIVE. Complete bliss crested like a crescendo where his heart and mine beat as one. This was the wonderful thing my parents kept from me my whole life. For one heartbeat, I despised my parents for keeping me from experiencing such a high. When I opened my eyes, the moment crashed.



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April 5, 2013. 

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