Can I Sleep Yet?

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I don’t think I’ve slept for a month. I’m so stinkin’ tired. I’ve been working my ass off getting my coaching business off the ground; which, by the way, I’ve been working with an amazing business coach, Kimberly Maska. I’ve been working with her for almost a month and am ready to actually start getting clients! In a month! Wild, eh? Working full-time plus getting the coaching business going equals NO SLEEP. As of the time of me posting this, it’s almost 3:30 a.m. Yeah…no sleep…god I’m tired.

I now have my coaching website up! Check it out! You might think, “Wait, what? She can do that?” I also have my Facebook page up along with my ad, so who knows? I also just submitted my ad tonight, so you might see it running soon. If you do, let me know!

Since I’ve been just a teensy weensy bit neglectful of you guys, I’m holding a contest for a signed book. But, here’s the catch…there’s always a catch, right? The catch is you have to read the sample from your favorite digital store (I think all of them have a free sample), and tell me what you liked about the sample and why you’d want to read the rest of the book. Email me your answers to tonya.kerrigan@gmail.com. This contest is open in the US only until April 30th.

I’m going to catch up on a few Zzz’s while I can, and then be up and at it tomorrow, trying to get this business set up. So, you may not hear from me for another month. Just sayin’.

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Blaedrykn | A Character Profile, Plus A $0.99 Sale!

Blaedrykn (pronounced blay-DRAY-ken) is a daemon, meaning he’s a demigod and quite devious as well which is never a good combination. His race has been banished to their own realm, though he was able to break the banishment curse on himself when Tora took over her great-grandmother’s powers. Tora knows he wants to use her, but for what purpose, she doesn’t know.  Here are some of Tora’s thoughts about Blaedrykn:

Wouldn’t I remember someone who was about seven feet tall?

He stood in the entryway, towering over the hostess. His long black hair flowed down his back. His eyes flicked up and burned into mine. He said something to her and nodded but kept his focus on me. He then made his way to me like a predator toward its prey, his gaze freezing me in place while I stood as helpless as a rabbit struck by a venomous snake. I could do nothing but watch him come toward me in a graceful, malefic lope. Something about him screamed dangerous.

I knew he was something other; I could feel it and see it in his eyes of silvery-grey, almost shimmering sometimes. Depending on how he moved, his eyes changed: shimmering silver when he tilted his head one way, gray when he tilted it the other.

…I could feel potency emanate from him like electricity along my skin.

Blaedrykn is somewhat of a conundrum for Tora. On one hand, he doesn’t seem to have any empathy whatsoever and can kill without a backward glance. On the other, he seems to actually like Tora. Hmm…

Blood Promise ebook is currently on sale for $0.99! You can get it at these retailers: Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, Inkterra, and Thalia. Happy reading!

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With a murderous beast on her heels and a conniving daemon who wants to use her for his own means, Tora Hayden’s main objective is to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

After meeting an enigmatic businessman who possibly suffers from florid psychosis, Tora is propelled into the world of the supernatural. She’s forced to believe the mythical world exists when she’s brutally attacked by a savage fiend intent on annihilating her family line for reasons unbeknownst to her. With the assistance of the psychotic businessman, along with a gorgeous manwhore whom Tora swore to never date but ends up doing just that, she discovers her seventy-years-dead great-grandmother was actually an otherworldly warrioress.

In an effort to beat the murderous beast at its own game, Tora chooses to take on her deceased great-grandmother’s powers to gain immortality and supernatural strength.

During the transfer of powers, something goes wrong: she unwittingly releases a daemon who’s been cursed to his own realm for enslaving the fiend and working towards enslaving all factions. Now, she not only has a murderous beast on her heels but a conniving daemon who’s loose and wants to use her for his own means.

 

 

How Did That Get In There?

I ordered a second proof copy of Blood Promise, and I’m noticing extra words here and there that mysteriously got inserted into the book that weren’t there before, words that mess up the sentence. I hate it when I’m reading a book and suddenly there’s a word either missing or a random word inserted that doesn’t make any sense, and now I’m finding it in my book! Grrr….

I have a feeling it’s my Word program. For some strange reason, sometimes the cursor jumps around the page, typing or deleting where I didn’t want it to, so I’m guessing that’s what happened here.

So now, I’m going through with a fine-tooth comb, making sure it’s perfect before I release the paperback and fix the corrections in the ebook.

What’s In Your Bookmark List?

One of the things in my list is from Thesaurus.com for “perturbed.” Seeing as how Tora is perturbed quite a bit, I guess I wanted different ways of expressing that.

What’s in your list?

Really, Kaige? Really?

Below is a little text exchange between Kaige and Tora. He’s just a little egotestical, don’t you think? #bloodpromise #tonyakerrigan

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A Great Mix of Humor, Action, & Horror

If you like your urban fantasy dark, steamy, with a bit of mythology thrown in along with a strong (albeit snarky) protagonist,  then hopefully you’ll love Blood Promise. Keep reading for a little excerpt. Tora is that kick-ass type of girl whose Achille’s heel is empathy and compassion.

Wait, what? How does empathy and compassion make one weak? Well, in Tora’s case, she doesn’t really like killing people (which is good); but, considering what she is, she’s going to be expected to kill people (which is bad). Her empathy and compassion can also be used against her to make her do things she doesn’t really want to do (again, which is also bad).

You’ll just have to read it to find out who Tora is and what kinds of trials she’s up against…and the snarkiness…hopefully you love her snarkiness.

The Amazon Giveaway is still going strong! If you’d rather buy it than wait to see if you win, you can get it at all Amazon sites worldwide and at B&N, Apple, Kobo, Scribd, Inkterra, and 24 Symbols. And, you can also get a free short story, Katja’s Curse, by signing up for my newsletter at tonyakerrigannewsletter@gmail.com.

And now, what you’ve been waiting for! The whole reason why you’ve read this far! -snerk.-  THE EXCERPT. Keep scrolling below the pics!

THE EXCERPT

After a few seconds, I realized it wasn’t a person who attacked me, but something other. It wasn’t the ripped jeans, hi-tops, light jacket or even the veil which completely covered its face that tipped me off; it was the way it panted, ragged and inhuman, almost beastlike. It stalked to me, no doubt to deliver the killing blow.

Ooohhh…what happens next??? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

#AmazonGiveaway #TonyaKerrigan #KatjasCurse #BloodPromise

 

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

The Amazon Giveaway for a Kindle copy of Blood Promise is still going on! Enter for your chance to win! If you want the book NOW and don’t want to wait to see if you win, you can buy it at Amazon sites worldwide, B&N, Apple, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, and Inkterra. You can also read a sample at Goodreads! #AmazonGiveaway #KatjasCurse #Goodreads

Don’t forget if you sign up for my newsletter at tonyakerrigannewsletter@gmail.com, you’ll get a FREE short story (who doesn’t like free?), Katja’s Curse, about a witch who discovers what happens when one doesn’t heed the Witch’s Creed to harm none and ignores the Rule Of Three. Click on the link above for Katja’s Curse and read a teaser!

I think I got link happy in this post. What do you think?

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