Blood Promise On Google Play!

So, Blood Promise is back on Google Play, and they’re selling it for $2.51, less than the $2.99 regular price! You save a whole 48c, which is about a 16% savings! Woohoo!

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 Hayden is propelled into the world of the supernatural where she’s brutally attacked by a savage fiend, and then she unwittingly releases a daemon who’s been cursed to his realm for attempting to enslave all factions. 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 navigates this new world and will go to great lengths to try to keep herself and those she cares about alive.

If you enjoy sexy, steamy, dark urban fantasies with supernatural creatures, mystery, and intrigue, then you’ll want to read this book!

Blood Promise includes:

– fight scenes

– an epic battle

– romance

– light horror

– lots of sarcastic humor

What readers are saying about Blood Promise:

Amazing Story! Loved this! Great storyline. Especially loved Ryk.” – Amazon.com 5-Star review

“A wonderful must read book. What a fantastic book, Great story line, Hope Tora’s adventures continue, Just loved Ryk, hope he turns out to be Tora’s hero.” – Amazon.uk 5-Star review

“Blood Promise. What a fantastic, interesting read. Love the characters, great sense of humour. So sorry to reach the end….looking for more. Very unusual story line …who is good and who isn’t….you have to read to find out. Enjoy.” – Amazon.ca 5-Star review

Blood Promise is available at these online retailers for $2.99 (except for Google, as above!).

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Let The Darkness Begin

In a previous post I mentioned my current WIP Blood Ties and how Tora would be led down a dark path by the bad guy. Well, guess what? It’s not just the bad guy that’s going to be leading her down that path but someone she knows and actually likes. Someone who forces her to make a choice…kill or be killed. The victim is someone she put in the position he’s currently in..so what will she do? Kill him to save her life, be the martyr and let herself die, or maybe there’s a third choice in there…a third choice that’s no better than the other two but a choice that might let her live to see another day and possibly end up saving the life of the victim too.

Hmmm…..choices, choices.

If you’d like to get your mitts on Book 1, Blood Promise, it’s available at Amazon, Apple, B&N, Google, and more and has received some favorable reviews.

Loved this! Great storyline. Especially loved Ryk. – Amazon.com 5 star review

What a fantastic book, Great story line, Hope Tora’s adventures continue, Just loved Ryk, hope he turns out to be Tora’s hero – Amazon.uk 5 star review

What a fantastic, interesting read. Love the characters, great sense of humour. So sorry to reach the end….looking for more. Very unusual story line …who is good and who isn’t….you have to read to find out. Enjoy. – Amazon.ca 5 star review

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.

 

 

Darkness Combined With Passion Equals…Dark Passion

I had been struggling to write Blood Ties, the second book in the Blood Promise series. I kind of knew the direction I wanted it to go in, but it just wasn’t going, and I finally figured out why. The underlying theme of this book is passion, and I’ve come to realize passion can be both good and bad. I knew that, but I hadn’t considered that in my writing. Normally, when someone has passion for a cause, it’s a good cause…but is a self-serving passion to get what one wants and not give a damn about who it hurts in the process a good cause? No, of course not. And that’s where the problem was.

I was trying to make Blaedrykn a good guy, but he really doesn’t want to be one…like ever…he likes his black heart and he wants to keep things that way. I was trying to give him some redeeming qualities, but at this point he simply doesn’t have any. He’s the bad guy, and as far as I know he’s always going to be the bad guy, and he’s just going to get worse. He has no qualms about using Tora as his pawn or how it screws her mentally. He just doesn’t care. His passion is for his personal cause and is very self-serving.

Tora is a very emotional person and so acts and reacts to situations based on how she feels. Because she’s entangled with a daemon who has no empathy whatsoever and has no qualms about using her in ways that defy human nature, he’s going to put her in a bad place. This book has a much edgier tone right from the very first page. Yes, the humor is still there, and the heat is still there, but the overall feel is darker. I haven’t written those parts yet, but I know they’re coming, and when they do, I’m going to have to mentally brace myself to not only show the passion that Tora has for doing what’s right, but also the passion that Blaedrykn has for doing what’s wrong (although in his mind, it’s right) as well, all the while trying to convince Tora that his way is the right way after all.

If you want to get your hands on Blood Promise, you can at Apple, B&N, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, Inktera, Playster, and Google Play.

FANTASTIC SHORTS AND OTHER FUN STUFF

May is turning out to be one busy month for me! Here’s a listing of what I’ve got going on:

I’m part of a Fantastic Shorts promo that you can check out and find new authors!

Plus, the SFF Kindle Unlimited promo! Don’t have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited? No problem! Get a FREE 30-day subscription. Check out the promo for more details, and discover tons of new authors!

Starting next week, I’m part of an Instafreebie Mega Promo. Discover all kinds of new books and authors for FREE!

And don’t forget the Massive Summer Giveaway is still going strong! Enter to win tons of prizes!

Also, I’m going to have a special strictly for my newsletter subscribers!! I’m collaborating with a vendor to make items, and I’m conflicted about which design to choose for the first item. Sign up for my newsletter and I’ll have you guys help me choose the design. Send an email to tonyakerrigannewsletter (@) gmail (dot) com with Newsletter in the subject line, and you’ll be added. I can’t wait to get this started. Can you tell I’m excited?

 

 

Kindle Unlimited Promo!

If you have Kindle Unlimited, check out the books from some amazing authors, me included! Even if you don’t have Kindle Unlimited, you can sign up for a 30-day trial period, FREE! Check out SFF Book Bonanza for more info, check out the site, and maybe sign up for a contest!

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