Monday, June 13, 2016

Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway - Descended From Dragons by Tricia Owens


Descended From Dragons

by Tricia Owens


GENRE: Urban Fantasy/PNR (sweet, sensual)

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BLURB:

Beneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shape-shifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers.

It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. Though the job is boring, it keeps her under the radar. None of her customers have any inkling that she is a dragon sorceress with a power that's been feared throughout history. However dragons are no help when a stone statue ends up in her shop that is more than it appears. The statue is a gargoyle named Vale, who is shrouded in mystery and secrets. When she learns that Vale is possessed, and that the person responsible for cursing him plans to take over Las Vegas with a horde of demons from Hell, Anne realizes it is up to her to defy the Oddsmakers and save the city, and possibly the world.


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EXCERPT:

After silently parting the bead curtain I paused just at the threshold, listening. The shop was spooky enough without the lights on thanks to all the strange silhouettes, but knowing that half the objects were also cursed gave me another reason to shiver as I panned my gaze over the place.

Tick tick tick

I sent Lucky toward the sound. My dragon flew a loose circle around the left side of the room. That narrowed it down a bit, not that I felt comfortable putting my back to everything that was on the other side of the room. I displayed a few katanas and items that could be used as weapons there, but thankfully none of them were cursed with movement. At least, I hoped not. I guess I'd find out for certain when a spear pierced my back.

A fluttering sound, like the flapping of thick canvas, made me instinctively drop into a crouch. Lucky reared up, ready to attack. But nothing flew overhead. Breathing shallowly, I crawled toward the counter. I'd feel safer behind it and with the wall at my back.

As I rounded the counter, I realized I knew what had had made the noise. The only new thing in my inventory was the gargoyle statue. When I raised my eyes above the countertop, the gargoyle was gone from where it had sat. The cameos were quick to offer their opinions.

"You met the love of your life today…"

"…he'll try to kill you, Anne Moody."

"The cursed shall pay, Anne Moody!"

Yep, the damn gargoyle statue had come to life and was flying around Moonlight. Definitely a way to make me remember you, Christian.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tricia Owens wants you to know that Las Vegas is actually a pretty cool place and you won't be eaten by a troll there. Probably. A former casino games dealer and cruise ship editor, Tricia has traveled extensively, visiting over 70 countries. She writes full time in several genres including urban fantasy and romance. Her favorite setting is her home town, the city of sin.




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GIVEAWAY:

Tricia Owens will be awarding a $75 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

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  2. I wish I could travel as you have. I had to answer a question about Vegas on a game. What they don't have in Vegas...clocks. True?

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  3. Cant wait to read this book!

    Betul E.

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  4. Good Monday morning and start of a great week. Thanks for the chance to win

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  5. Congratulations on your book's release, I loved the excerpt! And thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  6. Sounds like an awesome book, thanks for sharing!

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  7. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  8. What kind of research did you do for this book?

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  9. I loved this fascinating excerpt.

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  10. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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  11. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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  12. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  13. Haven't read anything from the author before but after the excerpt definitely added to my tbr.

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  14. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thanks for the chance
    Nicole Ortiz
    Nicky0909@sbcglobal.net

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome giveaway!

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