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I’m currently holding a paperback giveaway of Blood Promise to those in the mainland US! (I’m working on something for you international folks!) But, here’s the catch (yes, there is one). You have to be an Insider in order to get the details on how to win, because Insiders get special treatment. This giveaway ends December 1st.

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Also, as an Insider, I’m holding a contest for a prototype purse. There is ONLY ONE of these, which means whoever wins gets a one-of-a-kind design that will never be made again. This is open to international as well. This contest does require a purchase of the ebook (or actual paperback if you prefer), so if you’ve already bought the book, you might as well enter! This contest ends December 31st. Again, you have to be an Insider to get the details!

You want to know of another perk Insiders get? The full Prologue to Blood Ties rather than the first paragraph!

So you see? Being an Insider=special treatment.

And that’s not all! I have another HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT I’m going to be making to my Insiders that deals with the next book, Blood Ties. Like, maybe it has to do with a character’s name.

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Here We Are To The Beginning Of Chapter 4!

So, here we are to Chapter 4 of Blood Ties. You’ll notice I have a word blanked out; that’s for those of you who haven’t read Blood Promise. I didn’t want to give out any spoilers for those of you who still need to read the book.

Chapter 4 First Paragraphs

“Why are we taking the elevator?” Crossing my arms over my chest, I blew my bangs out of my eyes and leaned against the side wall next to the control panel. A quick glance at my watch said it was already past two-thirty. My stomach growled, reminding me I’d need to fuel up soon. As a ________, I tended to burn calories at a fast rate. “It’d be faster to run upstairs.”

Ryk pulled out his set of house keys. “Because this is the fastest way down.”

“Down? You mean…there’s a basement?” I’d lived in this house for months now and never knew it had a basement. How did I not know that?

He inserted the garage key into a lock, twisted, and flipped a panel up to reveal a keypad. “You’ll see.”

My jaw dropped. “There’s a secret keypad? What else does this house have that I don’t know about?”

 

Hmmm….what is in the basement? Any guesses?

And here we are to Chapter 5 of Blood Promise

 

Enveloped in the scent of sandalwood, musk, and leather, either I was lulled to sleep or passed out as he carried me through the park.

 

Who’s carrying Tora through the park? I guess you’ll have to read the book in order to find out!

And don’t forget about the Blood Promise merch available now!

To get your hands on this baby, the cost is $18.99 domestic or $19.99 (USD) international through Paypal.  Shipping and handling is already included in the price. You’ll then need to email me at orders.tonya.kerrigan@gmail.com with ‘Purse Order’ in the subject line, and send me your name, address, and paypal email so I can link up payment with the correct name and address. If you don’t do this, I can’t send you the purse and your money will be refunded.

 

Blood Ties: A Clue from Chapter 2 and the Beginning of Chapter 3

Here we are to the beginning of Ch. 3. A lot has already been going on, notably the murder in the preface with Tora trying to figure out why the victim had to die and who the killer is. I’ll leave you with a clue at the end of Chapter 2, and the beginning of Chapter 3.

The clue at the end of Chapter 2:

He handles money by day and entertains whores by night.

He wants to be seen as a god for the rest of his life.

Only a god can be a god; a mere mortal cannot.

He never should’ve tried to become part of the immortal lot.

His choice comes with a penalty that can only be paid,

By ripping out the heart of the matter and placing him in a lowly grave.

 

Beginning of Chapter 3:

Ryk or Blaed…who to contact first? The midday sun streamed in through the library windows, thankfully not heating the cool room. Phone in hand, my finger hovered over the call button. Might as well be Ryk. I was fairly certain Blaed wouldn’t have ripped out a man’s throat and then sent an anonymous note reasoning why; he’d prefer an audience instead.

 

Hmmm…who is our killer? And why is he killing?

Which brings us to the beginning of Chapter 4 of Blood Promise

 

The force of the impact threw me through the air, knocking me right out of my shoes. For a fleeting moment, I had the sensation of flying before slamming head first into the marble moon goddess. I swore I heard something crack—myself included—and landed with a grunt on my stomach. My breath whooshed out, and I couldn’t get a breath in. I attempted to roll on my side so I could sit up, but nausea and lightheadedness overwhelmed me, and bile started to come up my throat. My vision wavered and blurred and then the pain set in. Hopefully, I wouldn’t pass out.

 

If you’ve already read Blood Promise, then you know what happens next! If not, then I guess you’ll have to buy the book to find out! Blood Promise is available at all the major sites.

 

Chapter 2 First Paragraphs

So here we are, at Chapter 2 in my #WIP Blood Ties. Tora is on her way back home from Odin’s place in Valhalla. If only I could actually travel like her. #amwriting

Every atom in my body seemed to stretch and squeeze through a tube of space and time. I still wasn’t used to teleporting, and it was a bit disorienting as my cells unscrambled and came back together. When my feet touched the floor, the darkness receded to the morning light and the library came into focus.

“Well, look who’s back,” Kaige said as I materialized in front of him. Coffee cup in one hand, newspaper in the other, he sat on the leather sofa in only his pajama pants. “I didn’t think Odin would’ve let you leave so soon.”

My eyes roamed, appreciating the lines of his body and his dark wavy hair that fell past the shoulders, framing a rugged jaw that currently held yesterday’s stubble.

After being stretched like a rubber band, I tried to compact myself by squatting down and squeezing my knees to my chest. “I convinced him to let the Valkyrie come here to train.”

His brow rose. “Really? Where?”

Trying to keep a straight face, I said, “Ryk’s.”

Kaige laughed. “I hope you talked to him first.”

“Nope. He doesn’t have a clue.”

 

Hmm…I wonder what Ryk will think about having a bunch of Valkyrie descending on his property? What do you think?

So, on to Chapter 3 of Blood Promise.

I turned my head to the left and casually tucked my hair behind my ear. Glancing over my shoulder, I saw him.

Ryk stood a ways back at the corner edge of Hershey’s.

So he is stalking me. Once I got to the salon, I sauntered to the gleaming glass French doors and took hold of the brass handle. Making eye contact with him, I blew him a kiss.

His lips quirked up.

“See ya later alligator,” I whispered.

His smile widened in response, and he whipped out his phone.

As I pulled the door open, a tinkling chime signaled my entrance. A couple steps in, my phone beeped a text. When I looked at the display, my heart stopped; it was from Ryk. Swallowing hard, I opened the text.

In a while crocodile, it read.

Holy shit. Not only did he have a sense of humor, but either he was exceptional at lip reading or he had bat ears. Bat ears, I bet.

 

This is one of my fav scenes showing Ryk’s humor and the easy way he flirts. 🙂  And I bet you’re wondering…considering his bat ears, maybe he’ll already know about Tora’s plans to use his place as a training compound before she gets to ask…or more like tell him? I guess you’ll have to wait until Blood Ties comes out to know! (cue evil laugh here)

You can get your copy of Blood Promise at all the major sites.

Chapter 1 Beginning/First Paragraphs

So…I’ve been bad. I haven’t kept up on this like I should have. While you guys have been patiently waiting for my next chapter update, I’ve been doing…other things. So, without further ado, the beginning of Chapter 1 Blood Ties. Mind you, this is a #WIP so don’t hold your breath that it will stay the same when the finished book comes out.

“This has got to be your room,” I said to Odin while my eyes traveled about the opulent room layered in gold and jewels. He simply gave a slight smile.

A stunning gold chaise was against a red and gold-swirled wall with a luxurious gold canopy draped above. My eyes were drawn across the room to an intricately carved oak and cherry table with matching chairs for four. I went over and knelt down to inspect one of the table legs. My fingers brushed the wood as I studied the scenes depicting naked men thrusting swords into each other as naked women cried out in woe, while a large serpent wove about in between the men and women; it was horrific yet hauntingly beautiful at the same time.

“Where did you find this?” I asked.

“I had it commissioned. Unfortunately, four supposedly brilliantly talented craftsmen had to die while attempting to create it.”

Eyes wide, I looked at him while my heart quickened in fear. “Had to die? Why?”

“Because their work wasn’t on par with what I considered brilliantly talented. However, as you can see for yourself,” he nodded to the table, “the fifth one lived.”

 

Boy, Odin sure is a ruthless hard ass, isn’t he? Can you imagine working for a man like that? Your choices are to either do amazing work or die.

 

Now, the beginning of Ch. 2 of Blood Promise.

Yawning hugely, I rubbed my hand over my eyes and tried to pay attention. Mr. Snyder droned on and on about the Norns in Norse lore and the Fates of Greek mythology.

Somnolence threatened to overtake me. I sat up straighter and eyeballed the doodles in my notebook, proof my mind was not in the same place as my body. Glancing at the clock, I groaned. Only forty minutes had passed…I still had another fifty minutes to go. I’d just copy off Mia’s notes after school. I turned to her and scowled. How did she manage to look so fresh and perky? Obviously, she hadn’t been woken up by strange dreams.

 

So, there you have it. Funny how Ch.2 in Blood Promise reflects Norse mythology in Ch.1 of Blood Ties. And no, I hadn’t planned it that way.

To get your mitts on a copy of Blood Promise, just hop on over to books2read.com/tonyakerrigan

 

Prologue Beginning

Since I’m working on Blood Ties, the second book in the Blood Promise series, I’m letting you guys see my writing process and get sneak peeks of the first paragraphs of each chapter along with the first paragraphs of Blood Promise. Each week, I’ll put up a new chapter beginning. So, here goes…the first paragraph for the Prologue of Blood Ties and the first chapter of Blood Promise. #WIP #Blood Ties #Blood Promise

 

Prologue

The large wolf quietly stole through the small house, scenting the air to find his latest victim. It didn’t take long—he just followed the scent of sex and booze. At least he got some action before he dies tonight.

 

Ooohhh…who’s dying tonight??? How do you like that? Murder on the very first page!

 

And, the beginning of Ch.1, Blood Promise. If you’d like to get your hands on Blood Promise, you can at Amazon, Google Play, Apple, B&N, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, Inktera, and Playster.

 

Chapter 1

Under the rising sun in Grant Park, I bent down into a calf stretch, reminding me once again I’d forgotten to put underwear on. I’d gotten to bed just a few hours earlier after spending a night out with Mia at a new club, Z’s, only to wake up after falling from my bed onto the floor, terror seizing my breath while blood rushed through my ears and my heart galloped out of my chest. It’d taken a few heart-stopping minutes to realize it’d only been a nightmare. I couldn’t remember much other than the primal fear of being chased by a beast with a desire to rip out my throat as I screamed for my life, and then relief at being saved by a man in black. It’d left me unsettled enough I couldn’t go back to sleep, so here I was. At six in the morning. Apparently trying to run off my dream.