Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lydia Dare Launch Party - IT HAPPENED ONE BITE

So, it’s Launch Party time!!!

After spending four books with Regency era Lycans, our paranormal world has expanded to include some very sexy Regency era vampyres in our latest trilogy. IT HAPPENED ONE BITE was released March 1st and is the story of warrior-witch Blaire Lindsay and the mysterious James Maitland, Lord Kettering…




Prologue

Black Dragon Inn, south of Edinburgh

March 1797

Alpina Lindsay breathed a sigh of relief. It hadn’t been easy locating a vampyre none of them had ever met, but finally, after nights of searching for the man, there he was! He certainly matched the description of the man Fiona Macleod had seen in her vision.

Leaning against the stone façade of the old inn, Lord Kettering drew deeply on his cheroot as he gazed up at the crescent moon, seemingly without a care in the world.

Alpina narrowed her eyes at the gentleman who was, indeed, handsome, dashing, and more powerful than anything or anyone she had ever faced. The bairn in her womb kicked and Alpina protectively smoothed a hand over her belly while Fiona Macleod’s warning echoed once again in her mind.

“Are ye certain ye want ta do this?” Bonnie Ferguson whispered in her left ear.

Alpina caught Rosewyth Campbell’s eye and nodded, as there really was no choice in the matter. The man before them had to be dealt with. Otherwise, her daughter’s life and future would be in danger. That couldn’t be allowed.

From her right, Moira Sinclair’s dainty hand slid inside Alpina’s, reminding her she wasn’t alone. Together they could thwart the evil that Fiona had seen in her vision. Together they would ensure her daughter’s future.

A twig snapped beneath one of the witches’ feet, and Kettering stood at attention. “Hello?” His crisp English accent sliced through the night air.

It was now or never, and Alpina couldn’t take the risk that Kettering would escape. She stepped from the mist that had until now shrouded the coven from his view, pulling Moira alongside her. “Good evenin’, my lord.” Somehow she managed to keep the fear from her voice.

A charming smile settled on the man’s face, and his white teeth sparkled in the moonlight. “It is now.” He tossed what was left of his cheroot to the ground and stepped toward the pair. A seducer if ever there was one. “What a delightful treat. Not one beautiful lass, but two.”

“Actually, there are five of us,” Fiona’s waspish voice came from somewhere within the mist.

“Five?” Kettering echoed.

And in the blink of an eye, Moira’s misty shield evaporated and Kettering found himself in the middle of their circle. The five witches clasped hands together, trapping him inside the ring.

The Englishman looked from one to the other, confusion lighting his too-handsome face. “Why?” he asked.

“Because of what ye are,” Alpina answered. “We canna allow ye ta harm anyone.”

He shook his head. “I’ve never harmed anyone,” he professed.

Fiona Macleod snorted at that. “I’ve seen what ye are and what ye will be with my own eyes, my lord. Pray doona deny it.”

“And what are you?” he asked.

“Justice,” Fiona sneered. “For all yer victims—past, present, and future.”

Cadail, uilebheist. Caidil gu bràth!” Alpina’s voice rang loud and clear.

Cadail gu bràth, cadail gu bràth,” the others chanted.

Power surged through Alpina’s hands where she held onto Moira and Bonnie within the circle. She’d never felt such intense energy. Sparks erupted from their clasped hands, arcing across the circle and creating a perfect, five-pointed star. Thunder cracked above them, and Kettering let out a pained cry. He crumpled to the ground and everything was silent.

The five witches slowly released their hold on one another, stepping closer to the man at their feet. If Alpina hadn’t known better, she would have thought he was dead.

“His maker will search for him,” Fiona predicted. “The knight will go through Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen.”

“But no’ the Highlands?” Alpina asked, the answer mattering more than her next breath.

Fiona smiled. “Nay. No one will find him at Briarcraig, but we must hurry.”

Alpina nodded. Then she knelt beside Kettering, wishing they could have done more than place him in a dormant sleep; but it would have to do.

So why did the previous generation of Coig witches put Kettering in a dormant sleep? And what will Alpina’s bairn, the now all grown-up Blaire Lindsay, do when she awakens the vampyre?

We hope you can join us on our latest blog tour, and possibly find out the answers to those questions.

Date

Blog

Notes

Tuesday

1-Mar

Among the muses http://www.amongthemuses.com

All about It Happened One Bite

Wednesday

2-Mar

Love Romance Passion http://www.loveromancepassion.com/

Lycans or Vampyres?

Thursday

3-Mar

Casablanca Authors

Launch Party

Friday

4-Mar

Romance Fiction on Suite101.comhttp://romancefiction.suite101.com/

INTERVIEW

Tuesday

8-Mar

Preternatura http://suzanne-johnson.blogspot.com/ & Border's True Romance http://www.bordersmedia.com/trueromance

2 Awesome Interviews!!

Wednesday

9-Mar

The Long and Short of Ithttp://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/index.htm

10 things people don’t know about both Tammy and Jodie

Friday

11-Mar

Night Owl Reviewshttp://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.com/

What authors have influenced Lydia Dare?

Monday

14-Mar

Fresh Fiction http://freshfiction.com/

The witches of The Còig

Thursday

17-Mar

That’s What I’m Talking About http://twimom227.blogspot.com/

INTERVIEW

Tuesday

22-Mar

Fang-tastic Books: http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/

Why we decided to give some Regency gentlemen a vampyric twist

Thursday

24-Mar

Sizzling Hot Books http://sizzlinghotbooks.blogspot.com/

INTERVIEW

Monday

28-Mar

Star-Crossed Romance http://www.star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/

How do we make team writing work for us?

Wednesday

30-Mar

Debbie’s Book Bag http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/

INTERVIEW

20 comments:

  1. I love Lydia Dare books. Their wolves were a great read and now I'm so excited to read about the Vamps. I'll be following the tour.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  2. Love the excerpt, Lydia! Good luck on your blog tour. You've got a great line-up.

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  3. Carol ~ Thanks! I hope you enjoy the vamps just as much as you did the wolves. :)

    Tracey ~ Thanks! We are excited about the tour!

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  4. Fantastic, Lydia! Vamps are always worth the extra bite!

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  5. This looks awesome! Can't wait to check it out. :) I'll be posting it in FB and so on. :)

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  6. Congratulations on the new release ladies! That looks like an ambitious blog tour. I loved the excerpt. Werewolves are my favorite paranormal creature but vampires are a close second. I like that the heroine is a warrior/witch. Happy release week!

    StacieDM
    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

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  7. Wonderful excerpt, Lydia! I want to read more. My TBR pile is growing. ;)

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  8. Terry ~ LOL. Pun intended?

    Sara ~ Thanks!!

    Stacie ~ :) True, Blaire is no shrinking violet. (She's similar to one of the Lydia Dares and the complete opposite of the other.)

    C.H. ~ I know! I think my TBR pile is a bottomless pit. I don't know how I'll ever get to the end of it. :)

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  9. Congratulations on your new release! Very exciting...it's on my wishlist at Amazon for my Kindle.

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  10. Great launch party. From that excerpt I'd say this book is like a Snicker's bar...good to the last bite! Congratulations! Looks like another best selling winner.

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  11. ameliagrey@comcast.netMarch 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Great cover, great teaser! I'd say you are in good shape for the lunch of one fabulous book!
    Amelia

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  12. Wolves AND vampyres! How exciting! Have a great blog tour!

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  13. Jane McCarthy LeflerMarch 3, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    It really is a great Launch. I know it is keeping you busy. I'm so looking forward to getting to this book. I'm trying to read them in order. Keep the books coming for years to come.

    nadinemccarthy@hotmail.com

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  14. Yay!! I love your blog tours!! Thank you for the schedule.

    I've so anticipated this series and the excerpt is Excellent! I can't wait to read more about the series.

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  15. Congratulations on your new release and launch. I've not read a Lydia Dare book as yet but I am now quite interested!!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  16. Hi Tammy & Jodie!! Congrats on the new Trilogy! I need to pull the yummy Westfield brothers off my shelf and read them! Between the Kindle and my bookshelf, I never know what to read next. Too many great books to choose from!

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  17. Congrats on the latest release! Looks fangtastic!!! Yeah, I went there. Sorry.

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  18. What a great beginning! Now I need to know what happens! Best of everything with your new release!

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  19. What a great beginning! Now I need to know what happens! Best of everything with your new release!

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  20. Loved the excerpt, ladies! My kind of book!

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