Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Christine Rains: Romance in 1304 The Harbnger


Christine Rains is continuing her theme of romance in the 13th Floor Series over here on my blog! Take it away, Christine!

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1304 – The Harbinger
By Christine Rains

MEIRA & SAM

Life is wonderful for modern day harpy Meira Harper. Her jobs consist of wearing designer shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. Well, it's wonderful until she gets the command to collect the soul of the man she loves. She's willing to do whatever it takes to save Sam, even if it means him rejecting her for never revealing her true self and being turned into a poodle by Hera.

Sam Wright loves the simple things in life. Family, good people, and his beautiful girlfriend. When he dies saving a woman and her daughter, his soul is claimed by Zeus. What Sam discovers when he's taken to Olympus is that Meira managed to get him a chance to live by participating in three challenges set up by the gods. He may be a hero, but the gods never play fairly.

Meira and Sam have been dating for a few months. Their chance at a life together is taken from them, and though Meira believes she'll never get him back, she's going to make sure he lives. It's bad enough that Sam sees her true form as a harpy with her ugly bird feet, but he wants a simple life. No drama or lies. It's one thing to have her heart broken when Sam states he couldn't handle her lies, but to know that they could've never had a life together even if he didn't die tears her up inside.

It was a big challenge for me to not let this story turn into a tragedy. Meira and Sam go through the wringer more so than any other couple in the 13th Floor series. The gods are merciless, but so are the actions taken by one with a good heart. Pick up The Harbinger and discover if Meira and Sam find their happily ever after, the gods get what they want as usual, or if everyone ends up as yappy little dogs. 

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Title: 1304 The Harbinger (The 13th Floor series, #4)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: March 13th, 2013

Blurb:
Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.

The gods never play fairly, though, so Meira needs to find ways to help Sam with the challenges. She cannot outwardly cross her master, but she refuses to let the man she loves lose his soul. They haven't even had a chance to start a life together.

Sam's soul is on the line. Meira's will be too if she's caught, but that's a risk she's willing to take.


Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has five novellas and eighteen short stories published.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorchristinerains
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@CRainsWriter
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4017568.Christine_Rains

Here are the purchase links for The Harbinger:
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/The-Harbinger-13th-Floor-ebook/dp/B00BPE7O54
B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-harbinger-christine-rains/1114768579?ean=2940016351216
Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/292455
Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Harbinger/book-nrwmA6Z_y0CZgcK6l7J0Yw/page1.html?s=SQlrLbZyHk6IBygEmPBkog&r=1
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17381141-1304---the-harbinger 



Happy Wednesday, y'all! 

39 comments:

  1. It sounds like another great story, well done Christine :-)

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  2. Yup the gods like Zeus are an unfair bunch. I really like the modern twist you put on this story. Sounds like an exciting read.

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    1. Thank you! Zeus and the rest of the gods are devious, but so much fun to write.

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  3. Thanks for hosting me today, Kyra! :) Four down, two more to go!

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  4. Ready for another great story from Christine!

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  5. The gods never play fair, but they really don't have to. LOL! I'm so glad Meira got Sam a fighting chance to live. :)

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    1. That's so true! *LOL* Besides, it's more entertaining when they don't. Hehehe!

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  6. Sounds kind of like a Romeo and Juliet story!

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    1. At least Romeo and Juliet didn't have to deal with supernatural monsters! :)

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  7. Harbinger has to be one of the coolest words. It's in my top twenty. (Serendipity is #1...I knew you were curious!)

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    1. I know I was curious! and agreed, it's a cool word! I'm always amazed by Christene's choice of characters! Excellent!

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  8. Congratulations. It is a wonderful story.

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  9. Oh dear! A poodle? At least they still have some fashion sense. I really look forward to reading this.

    Happy Wednesday, Kyra! Congrats Christine!

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Yes, well, it is Hera turning people into dogs. And she has the finest fashion sense of all women!

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  10. Wow, intense! I love all the obstacles that Meira and Sam have to face. That, plus my utter fangirliness for Greek mythology, easily makes this the 13th Floor book I'm most intrigued about! :D

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  11. That's it! I'm renting a room on floor 13!! :D

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  12. That's it! I'm renting a room on floor 13!! :D

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    1. *LOL* IF the 13th Floor allows you to. hehehe!

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  13. Congrats Christine! This sounds intense. Those Greek gods tend to be tricksy characters.

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  14. Congrats to Christine!
    I love words, and so I'm off to google Harbinger... not too sure about its meaning...

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I wasn't sure of its meaning before I wrote this book either. Yet calling the story "The Harpy" didn't have as nice of a ring to it.

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  15. Christine knows how to make it rain, baby. Congrats to her. :)

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    1. Mina, thank you! It's so much torturing characters in love. BWUHAHAHAHA!!!

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  16. Another good installment for the 13th Floor series!

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  17. Another great installment! :D

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  18. this sounds fab - next on my TBR list me thinks!!!

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  19. I know what you mean. Although I don't draw the settings (I know I should, but then I have a million other stuff I should do for my fantasy as well. Sigh.), I've researched prevalent architecture for the buildings I used and collected photos so that I know where I am and what I'm talking about.
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