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.

 

 

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Enter To Win Before Time Runs Out!

The Massive Summer Giveaway will be coming to an end soon, so enter now while you can! Everyone is a winner, and apparently there’s quite a haul even for those who don’t win the grand prizes.

Also, an update on the status with my vendor. The first item up for sale will be a small purse, probably a 4×6 size. She’s making three different designs, and those who subscribe to my email list will be able to vote for the winning design and enter to win a purse! How cool is that? I’m so excited. I can’t wait to see the finished product. Email me at tonyakerrigannewsletter (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll add you to my newsletter list.

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Heads Up For Upcoming News!

What is this upcoming news that I have to shout it from the rooftops? Starting May 1st, I’m going to be part of a Massive Summer Reader Blowout Giveaway with a lot of other authors. There will be prizes galore, free books, free chapters, and who knows what else. So, make sure you check back May 1st to learn more about the giveaway!

Blood Promise is NOW FREE on Kindle Unlimited! If you haven’t yet read it, get it now!

Also, right now you can go to my website, sign up for my newsletter and get the first five chapters of Blood Promise PLUS the free short story Katja’s Curse. Even if you’ve read Blood Promise, sign up for the free short story! If you’ve been interested in reading Blood Promise but still aren’t sure, you get the first five chapters!

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.

 

What happens when a witch doesn’t heed the witch’s creed to Harm None and ignores the Rule of Three?

Blood Promise Now On Kindle Unlimited!

Blood Promise is now on Kindle Unlimited! Since most of my sales are from Amazon, I’m going to try going strictly with Amazon for a few months to see how things work. If you currently have a subscription for KU, awesome! Read my book and leave a review! If you’re not on KU, you can still get the book at Amazon.

 

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.

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Happy Thanksgiving and a $0.99 Deal!

From Thanksgiving Day until Sunday November 27th, you can get the ebook of Blood Promise for $0.99! Regular price is $4.99, so get your copy at these retailers: Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Scribd, 24 Symbols, Inkterra, Kobo, and Thalia for you German readers.

You can still enter the Goodreads contest to win a signed paperback of Blood Promise as well.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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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.

Goodreads Giveaway and Black Friday Announcement!

If you’re a member of Goodreads, great! If not, sign up so you can enter my giveaway! One lucky winner will win a signed, first-edition paperback of Blood Promise.

Also, I’m announcing now I’ll be holding a Black Friday Special of the ebook edition for $0.99 (USD)! It’ll be a 4-day event from November 24-27th. After the stress of the holiday and enduring hoardes of other Black Friday shoppers, I’ll offer you a way to unwind and relax, and if you’re in the mood to gift a few copies to some friends and family so you can unwind and relax together, then go ahead and do that too.

If you don’t feel like waiting until Thanksgiving and want to get your hands on a copy NOW, you can buy it at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Scribd, 24 Symbols, Inkterra, Kobo, and Thalia.

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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.

Tora Hayden: A Character Profile

Tora, Tora, Tora -shaking my head in exasperation.  Tora had a hard time as a young kid and had to fight to get to where she is now. She stands up for the little guy, has enough attitude to fill a football field, and can be one snarky little bitch. She’s also forgiving, empathatic, and compassionate–traits that are her Achille’s heel. I explain here how empathy and compassion can be her weaknesses. She can also be a little impulsive at times and, as a result, tends to get herself into sticky situations.

Her motto might be, “I’m small but mighty.” She has fighting skills along with a strong will to survive.

For the most part, she doesn’t have self-esteem issues, though events that deal with loss and pain tend to send her back to being an insecure, 10-year-old kid again. Sometimes she’ll lash out in anger when she’s feeling anxious or insecure rather than explore why she feels that way. It’s a coping mechanism and a hard habit to break, but she’d better get her act together by book 2!

Blood Promise is available in ebook at Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo, Scribd, 24 Symbols, Inkterra, and Thalia.  You can also get it in paperback here.

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