Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sponsor: STAKED by Sandra Edwards PLUS Bonus Book

Author Sandra Edwards has a treat for all of you today.

BROKEN WINGS (Soul Searchers, Book 1) is currently FREE at Amazon. Click on book icon to download. 

 In this opening book of the Soul Searchers Series, a con-artist who's been hired to locate a buried treasure finds more than she bargains for.

Rio Laraquette thought the legend was nothing more than an enchanted tale about star-crossed lovers who left behind a fortune. That is, until she figures out that she--in a past life--was the culprit who stole a shipment of gold and silver and buried it somewhere in the hills of northern Nevada.

While searching for the treasure, Rio's heart begins to ache for a man who's been dead more than one hundred years. They say time heals all wounds, but what if it doesn't...?
** Book One in the Soul Searchers Series is a novella of approximately 45,000 words.


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Ava Valentine is a time-traveling bounty hunter from the distant future. She's chased her fugitive back to present-day New York City, where she anticipates an uneventful capture even though she's a little on edge because she's meeting a new contact.

Dexter Stone is a mysterious soldier of fortune who's agreed to take Ava to her bounty--for a fee. What Ava's not expecting is to get mixed up with a man she suspects is a vampire!

After a run-in with an unsavory character from Ava's past, she and Stone are forced into an uneasy alliance. But very soon she'll discover she could be Stone's saving grace--or his downfall.

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"The stage has been set for a great series" --Bitten by Paranormal Romance

"These characters were witty, sexy and altogether great" --Readers Favorite Book Reviews


“Okay. So let me see if I’ve got this straight...” His words fell off into meddlesome laughter. “You’re not an ordinary bounty hunter. You come here from the future—wherever here is,” he said, looking around. “You’re a time traveler—sorry, broker. You can carry people through time with you.” His laughter rang scarily prophetic. She imagined this very place they were in was exhibit A inside his head. “Not everybody can broker time. Only Karellians, of which you are half.” He pointed at her offhandedly. His tone was calm, but still, there was something in his voice that suggested he was trying hard not to believe a word of what he was saying. Even so, he continued, “But not all Karellians will broker time because it hurts...except for you. You’ve developed a tolerance to the pain.” He flashed her with a skeptic’s smile. “I leave anything out?”

No, but she had. Plenty.

“Oh, yeah...” He interrupted her thoughts. “And all this—” He waved his hand around. “—is just a figment of our imaginations.”

Nodding her head, she almost said, “yes,” but stopped short. A more appropriate answer was sort of, but not really. If she put it in terms that he could easily identify and understand, it’d have to be a comparison to Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Holodeck.

“Okay.” Stone folded his arms over his chest and glared at her. “What kind of drugs did you give me?”

“When exactly did I have the opportunity to drug you?” She pointed the neck of her beer bottle at Stone and then took a healthy swig, still eying him.

Stone’s face relaxed for a split-second, as if he couldn’t find an argument, but just as quickly he started shaking his head.

“Why is it so hard for you to believe me?” she asked. “How many people believe in you?”

His eyes darkened and she knew he understood her underlying meaning. How many people out there believed in vampires?

Stone sucked in a breath and blew it out dramatically, giving her one of those looks that said he was going to play along but he didn’t believe a word of the fish tale she was trying to sell.

“What?” she asked.

“When am I gonna get my jewels?” He gave her a warped smile and waited for her answer.

“Soon,” she said, feeling like he was toying with her.

“Yeah, I know. The recovery period.” He rolled his eyes and laughed. “You gotta replenish your...what was it called again?”

“Chakra energy,” she said in an almost whisper. Ava had no idea why his opinion of her mattered, but it did. The idea that he thought she was trying to pull a fast one on him—or worse yet, that she was nuts—hurt. Ava straightened in her chair and sucked up the urge to feel wounded. The sooner she finished her business with Dexter Stone, the better.

“One thing I don’t get though.” He looked at her. “If those little stones that you claim brought us here are the means by which you travel through time...” Stone said, shaking his head and his words gave way to a little laugh.
“Something that valuable...why didn’t your friend take them?”

Author Bio

Sandra is an award-winning author of romance. She has eclectic tastes, penning tales in a variety of genres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. For more info on Sandra's books, visit her website.

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