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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Rachel Rawlings, author of The Morrigna

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in Rachel Rawlings' The Morrigna Virtual Book Tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours.

About Rachel:

Rachel Rawlings was born and raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode Island, spent summers in New England, sparking her fascination with Salem, MA.

She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it wasn't until three years ago that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.

She is currently working on Witch Hunt, book two of The Maurin Kincade Series, with book three Blood Bath not far behind it. She still lives in Maryland with her husband, three children and two fish.


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Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Rachel!

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

Salem Tribune
Demon Loose in Salem
Police bring employee of prominent businessman in for questioning.
By: Carl Englewood         October 28th 2009

Police were sent to Cauldron Court yesterday in response to a call reporting suspicious activity and possible demon conjuring.  Residents on the otherwise quiet street reported seeing a flash followed by a loud popping sound just after midnight.  Complaints of a lingering odor, most likely brimstone, and a fine layer of ash on the grass and even cars was also noted.  However, there have been no claims of property damage.

Sources close to the investigation say the police have taken Seamus O’Neal in for questioning.  Mr. O’Neal right hand man of prominent Salem businessman Baylen Knightley has lived on Cauldron Court for approximately three years.  He has no prior criminal record or history as dark arts practitioner.

Calls to lead interrogator Maurin Kincaide have gone unreturned.  A spokesperson for S.P.T.F., Salem’s Preternatural Task Force, would only confirm that Mr. O’Neal is a person of interest and stated that Miss Kincaide is not able to comment on an ongoing investigation.

Salem Tribune will continue to this follow the story and update this report as it develops.

Thanks so much for joining us today, Rachel! 


Four lucky winners will win a signed copy of The Morrigna with a necklace!

Maurin Kincaide is a psychometric investigator for Salem's Supernatural Task Force. She's spent the last few years working crime scenes and using the memory links in fingerprints to catch criminals.

When the current bad guy turns out to be a demon, Maurin must work with Seamus--the task force's prime suspect for unleashing said demon.

She follows Seamus deeper into the supernatural community and discovers there's a lot more going on than anyone guessed. Our unique investigator is quickly enlisted from her day job by the Council, a secret governing body of all things Other.

They want her to find out more about the abundance of demons in Salem and who might be controlling them...

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   Agrona is ancient in modern terms.  No one, even Agrona knew how old she truly was.  Really old vampires could lose their human memories over time.  Agrona had almost no memory of her human life left.  She couldn’t even remember the name her human parents had given her.  She had come to be known as Agrona, which means carnage or slaughter, centuries ago in England for the many corpses she left in her wake.  Seems the Brits thought it a fitting name for her.  Apparently so did she since she never bothered to change it.  Her auburn hair and hazel eyes were sort of an odd contrast to her “Elmer’s glue” complexion.  She didn’t have the fair porcelain skin with just the slightest hint of pink common to most red heads, though it could have been because she had been undead for so long.  Her body was stiff and cold like she was carved from marble.  The formal dark green ball gown she wore only added to the hardness of her appearance.  She looked like a bridesmaid in the undead wedding of the year instead of the high seat on the council.  The dark green velvet of her hem brushed the floor as she walked in with the grace of royalty.  Scary off with her head Queen of Hearts kind of royalty.

   She used to believe that humans were merely cattle and should be hunted at will.  And while there was a part of her that still looked down upon the humans, lower on the food chain as they were, she has come to accept the delicate balance between vampires and humans.  Obviously stronger and harder to kill, vampires could hunt themselves right into extinction if left unchecked.  She worked hard to keep the vampires reigned in to maintain the balance of their life blood.  Of course, when they speak publicly it’s not a story of survival you’ll hear but rather one of vampires and humans living in domesticated bliss.

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May 23 Guest Blog
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May 24 Promo
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May 25 Guest Blog
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May 26 Interview

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May 28 Review and Promo
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  1. This book sounds interesting. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    1. You're welcome, Silverlight! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. OooO ... set in Salem, that sounds creepy fantastic!!! And I really like the book cover, very eye-catching :D

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary! I love creepy, too!

  3. Salem is a great setting for a preternatural task force! Sounds like a great read!


  4. Sounds like a really good book. I have read ALOT of vampire books and I can tell that this book will be original. I like that its about living with the humans and about a vampire who even though she was evil realized the mistakes that vampires were making and decided to change it. I think this would be a really good read. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. You're welcome, Maegan! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway!

  5. Sounds good and creepy! I can't wait to read it!

    1. Thanks for stopping by mamabunny13, and good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer! Good luck in the giveaway!

  7. This books sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    1. You're welcome, Lauren! Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in the giveaway!

  8. I would love to read this book! Thanks :)

  9. Another new author and book for me to find and read. Seems like there are a lot of them popping up lately. Good thing they don't leave a fine layer of ash on everything too.
    This book sounds very interesting. I love books about the supernatural and paranormal.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Sounds creepy, the perfect read for me!

  11. It looks like a story that brings you to another world.

  12. Love that someone wrote a refreshing vampire book, can't wait to read it!


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