Thursday, October 6, 2016

BLOG TOUR with EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY - RACE THE DARKNESS (Fatal Dreams #1) by Abbie Roads:

TITLE: Race the Darkness
SERIES: Fatal Dreams
AUTHOR: Abbie Roads
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2016
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Casablanca
PAGES: Approx. 352
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Cursed with a terrible gift...

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

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Isleen moved across the room and sat in a chair directly in front of a window, staring out at the main entrance three stories below them.

News vans from every channel in Ohio had staked out the parking lot. Reporters and cameramen milled around, waiting, always waiting for a hint, a glimpse, a morsel of information about the two women held hostage in that trailer. The media had gone manic over their story.

“Goddamned vultures. I’m going to close the blinds, don’t want them to see you.” He pulled the cord, and the vertical blinds folded shut. She stared at the closed blinds, her face a blank slate, absent of emotion and animation.

Shit. She was in shock. Didn’t she have a right to be after everything she’d been through?

Her body seemed to be healing nicely, but her mind had stagnated. She ate when food was placed in front of her. She let the doctor examine her. But she never communicated. When Xander touched her, he felt more than actually witnessed her attention shifting from deep inside herself to him. After what she’d endured, she deserved any comfort he had the strength to give her.

He sat next to her and took her delicate hand in both of his oversized man hands. Over the past few days, he hadn’t been able to resist touching her. Didn’t know what that was about, only that it felt right to him and seemed to comfort her. A secret, crazy part of him thought his touch was the reason her body had been recovering so fast. But that was a thought his sanity couldn’t afford to think.

“You’re safe now. You’re in the hospital. You’re doing well. A little shaky at first. Your organs were failing, but now everything is functioning normally. The doctors can’t explain your rapid recovery, but they are thinking of releasing you later today or tomorrow. They just wanted to see you up and around first.” He touched her chin lightly, guiding her face around so it was aimed at his. “I’ve been right here with you the entire time. And I’ll be right here whenever you decide to talk to me.”

Part of him couldn’t believe the words coming out of his mouth. When it came to her, his gonads had turned into nomads and taken off without him. Somehow, he was okay with that. Deep in his marrow, he meant what he said. He’d wait for her to come around. No matter how long it took.

He might’ve only met her four days ago, but she’d been inside his head for years and somehow that made her intimately familiar. Not to mention that she’d waited all that time for him to find her and save her. The least he could do was offer the rest of his life as penance. If she needed time, he would give every second to her.


Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?

2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.

4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?

5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.

6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.

7. Her first book will be out October 2016 through Sourcebooks.

You can find Abbie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…and Pinterest.

Online Contacts...

The author is giving away...
Paperback and $10 Amazon Gift card

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Melissa! Good luck in the giveaway! <3

    2. I love hearing that my book is a TBR pile! Woot Woot! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. This book sounds like it be a great read

    1. I'm looking forward to reading this one myself. Thanks for stopping by, William! <3

  3. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

    1. I'm so happy you liked it! I had such a hard time deciding which excerpts to include!

  4. I think this will be an intense story.

    1. Yes. Readers have used that word. Also I keep hearing 'edge of my seat'.

  5. Intrigue plus in this mystery with a difference. Looking forward to a good read soon.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing in my special day! I really appreciate it! You rock!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Abbie! Happy release! <3

  7. Have fun during the blog tour. This blog is now on my bloglist. Happy release Abbie!

    best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

    1. Thank you so much, Vi! I'm thrilled you stopped by. Thanks for adding Craves the Angst to your blog list and good luck in the giveaway! Happy Reading! <3

  8. Very interesting. The eyes on the cover cut through you.

    1. I totally agree! Very intriguing. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra. <3

  9. sounds like a fun one

  10. I really like "dark emotional books featuring damaged characters" and I like how this author is a bit of a sadist with "… after torturing them for three hundred pages," but not entirely since she does HEA. My kind of author and story!

    1. I'm right there with you, Sue. I love reads that bring out my emotions and damage characters who go to the mat and back are my favorite. I admire authors who are willing to put their characters on the burn before giving them their HEA. Best kinds of reads. Thanks for stopping by! <3