Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Betrayed Excerpt + Giveaways

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Ednah Walters.  Ednah is the author of Awakened and Betrayed.

Keep reading for a chance to win a Betrayed prize pack and a Kindle Fire.

Betrayed (Guardian Legacy #2) by Ednah Walters.

Lil isn't just an average teenager. She's one of the Nephilim--the descendants of humans and angels--which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she's found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she's warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves... and won't stop until she's been lured to the dark side.

Betrayed book excerpt:

     Bran leaned back to study my face, his eyes puzzled. “You never said you could command demons like that.”
     “You never asked.”
     He chuckled and rubbed the side of his face against mine. His warm breath fanned my cheek. My breathing hiked, heart leaping with anticipation. He smelled so good. I slipped my arms around his waist, gripped the back of his shirt, and pulled him closer. He was pure muscles and warmth. I loved that he topped me by five inches. He nuzzled my neck. Smelling my essence, he called it. I forced myself to focus on our conversation.
     “Do you think Valafar sent her to hurt you and Gavyn?” I asked.
     “I don’t think so. Solange is very bitter. Most Lazari were loyal to Coronis, which reminds me… How did you know her name, or that she works for your father?”
     I didn’t feel like explaining the little demon-girl now, or the decision I had made to spare her life. “I got it from one of her people. You’re sure Valafar isn’t behind this?”
     “I don’t know, but with the Lazari loose in the world, anything is possible. Nature-benders usually despise the Lazari, yet Valafar teamed up with Solange’s group. It doesn’t make sense.”
     “Your ex-girlfriend has a group?”
     His eyes flashed. “She wasn’t my girlfriend. Just someone I hooked up with for a short period. Most demons tend to separate into groups based on loyalty to a Lord or a cause. Coronis had a way of dealing with that.”
     I didn’t care about Coronis. “Hooked up with?”
     He pressed his forehead against mine again and sighed. “Lil, Coronis made us do all sorts of crazy things as part of our initiation. I had no choice in what happened between Solange and me on that island.”
     Sweet relief rippled through me.
     “I’m happy we vanquished Coronis,” I said. “And promise not to stop me from taking out Solange next time we meet.”
     He laughed, brushed his lips against mine. When he leaned closer for a deeper contact, I evaded his lips. He chuckled. “I promise.”
     Now, you can kiss me.
     He cupped my head and kissed me properly. Thoughts disappeared from my head. Sparks exploded from my lips and spread under my skin, making me feel energized. Nothing else mattered except Bran and how beautiful and wonderful he made me feel. When I came up for air, I couldn’t recall what we’d been discussing.

Thank you Ednah for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Ednah Walters and her books, please visit her website.  And don't miss our interview with Ednah here.

**Betrayed Giveaway**

We are giving away a signed ARC of Betrayed by Ednah Walters, Betrayed t-shirt, Guardian Legacy t-shirt, pen, 2 signed bookmarks, and 2 fridge magnets to one lucky winner.

To enter, please leave a comment on this post including your email address so we may contact you if you win.  This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.  Giveaway ends June 28, 2012 midnight EST.

...but that's not all!  We have a second giveaway for all of the stops on the Betrayed tour.

**Betrayed Tour Giveaway**

The author is also giving away a Kindle Fire, 5 ARCs of Betrayed, 10 Betrayed t-shirts, 10 fridge magnets, 10 signed bookmarks, and 5 Betrayed pens.

To enter, please fill out the rafflecopter entry form below.  This is a tour giveaway.  Winners will not be selected by From the Shadows.

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  1. I am SO excited both for the book and for Ednah! She's been AMAZING to me!!! you go girl!!!!
    DYING DYING to read this finished work!!!!

    Thanks so very very much for EVERYTHING! THe excerpt AND the giveaway(S)


  2. Great giveaways everywhere.

  3. Loving the book! and giveaway
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  4. Hi
    I've been following the tour... Thanks for the giveaway!

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  5. Great excerpt.


  6. Thanks for making this giveaway international :).

  7. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I'm so excited!!!

  8. Thanks for the international giveaway! :)