Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blog Tour: The Blood Bar Chronicles: The Protectors Book 2 (Giveaway)

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature:
The Blood Bar Chronicles: The Protectors Book 2
and a guest post from author Xandra James.

Thanks for having me here today!

My childhood has had a great effect on my writing. My grandmother was said to be psychic and there was always a healthy appreciation of the unexplained in my house. At least from my mum – she was always encouraging me to think outside the box. Books surrounded me and I was always encouraged to use my very vivid, and sometimes strange, imagination, LOL.

So, I'm pretty sure I was meant to be writing in the paranormal genre too, even if I only realized it a couple of years ago. Romance is a given for me as I've always loved a happy ending and I'm a soft touch for the L word ;). But paranormal romance was a surprise when it crept up on me. I never realized how much I would enjoy encouraging my creative juices to go to places I'd never considered before – and seemingly the world (and beyond) was no limit. It's strange how, when you look back at your life, you see all the little pathways that have brought you to this point, right at this moment.

I'm a great believer in everything happening for a purpose. I've pretty much lived my life to this so I'm pretty sure that all that reading of paranormal books in my youth, reading about different, mythical figures and their worlds, have helped me to write these heroes (and heroines) that bring my paranormal romances to life.
With Protecting His Own, I wanted to explore a completely different type of paranormal hero. I'm written about demons, Shadow's and a plain old human who falls in love with a succubus, but a gargoyle? No!

I love a challenge. And when Sam started to talk to me about his past and what he was capable of, I was hooked. I really had to search hard for a heroine that would torture him enough and, obviously, be perfect for him too. Nina is a little damaged around the edges but all she really wants is to feel again.

I hope you love the characters as much as I did. And know that I'll be using that vivid imagination to write more paranormal stories in the future ;)

About the Author:
Multi-published author, Xandra James, has always wanted to write romance books. Even when she was sneaking peaks at the hot bits, too young to fully appreciate them, she dreamt of writing her own. 
Now, older and wiser, she's got the opportunity to project her slightly dark and wacky, British sense of humour onto others, whilst still writing the hot bits - bonus!

When not writing, Xandra is thinking of excuses as to why she shouldn't be doing the housework, looking after a husband and cats that refuse to pick up after themselves and climbing the mountain in her house that's affectionately called her tbr pile.

She currently holds the crown for Queen Procrastinator – something she's very proud of – so you can usually find her online, somewhere, when she really should be writing.

The Protectors Anthology
The Blood Bar Chronicles Book 2
Protecting His Own
by Xandra James

Genre: Paranormal romance
Publisher: Breathless Press
Number of pages: 152
Cover Artist: Victoria Miller

Book Description:

When the Wicked Ladies of Fiction meet up in a Scottish bar they don’t expect a night filled with danger, lust and hot supernatural men…

Widowed Nina was just looking for a warm body for one night when she walked into The Blood Bar. But with a little help from a Siren song and a sexy bar-owner, the universe had other ideas.

Gargoyle Sam wants a forever type of girl after years of meaningless encounters and now, he thinks he’s found the one. He just has to convince her of that.

But the night is full of mysteries and not only does Sam need to confront an enemy from his past, he’s pulled into a complicated tug of love and war with a group of misfit Supes and Nina’s friends. Will Sam be strong enough to save them both or will they both lose what they’ve only just found?

My thoughts:
I am loving the book so far - loaded with great characters and interesting encounters.  Will add the full review later today!

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