Monday, 13 May 2013

Christine Rains: The Oracle & The Vampire Blog Tour

Good morning! I'm still struggling with my WIP, and trying to find my way around the blogosphere again, but while I'm still getting settled, Christine Rains is here on her blog tour for The Oracle & The Vampire! So, I will leave you with Christine! :D



HARRIET AND KIRAL

Harriet McKay lives a double life. She's a sweet, young nurse by day and a raving old hag by night. The curse of the banshee is difficult to bear, but not nearly as much as being in love with her neighbor who has never seen her during the day. Nothing is more of a turn-off than being called “Grandmother” by a gorgeous man. She can't seem to catch a lucky break. Not even Harriet's cats respect her.

Two centuries hasn't given Kiral Ozdemir the wisdom many vampires possess. When the craving takes a hold of him, he can't resist seeking out human blood laced with drugs. He's made many mistakes in his past, but Kiral is trying to atone. He's been clean for almost three years until he drinks from young Harriet and becomes obsessed with her. Yet he can't find her, but her “grandmother” swears she can help him find her if he takes her along with him.

Harriet has a vision of Kiral's death and is determined to prevent it. The problem is she can only do so much in her banshee form. She's a slave to her visions and her weak old body. The question is what can a crazy crone do to stop fate and change it to her favor?

This is the first book in the series written from two points of view. I originally planned on just writing Harriet's, but my CPs felt the story lacked something. It came together when I added Kiral's side of the story. Yet even with that, this is a one-sided love affair. Harriet has pined for him for a few years, but Kiral has yet to meet her when she's a young woman. This tale is about the birth of a spark. How a romance might come to be if Harriet can save Kiral from Death's grasp.

Title: 1305 & 1306 – The Oracle and the Vampire (The 13th Floor series, #5)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: May 13th, 2013

Blurb:

Having fallen for her gorgeous neighbor might not be so bad if Harriet McKay wasn't in her hideous banshee form every time Kiral saw her. Such is her curse. True, he's a vampire struggling with a drug addiction, but he's a good soul. Yet no one could love a cursed witch, especially one not even her cats respect.

After having a vision of Kiral's death, Harriet makes it her mission to save him. Never before has she attempted to change fate, but so strong is her love.

Kiral Ozdemir struggles to make it through every day. The craving for blood laced with drugs directs his every thought until he tastes Harriet's potent blood. The magic immediately addicts him, but she disappears. He's desperate to find her, racing blindly into a city in chaos.

How can Harriet convince Kiral to see past her vile appearance and return her love? If only she can force him to listen to reason coming from a raving crone, perhaps she can save him from the demons hunting him and from himself.


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 seven novellas and twenty-one short stories published.





23 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for Christine... congrats on the launch:) The book rocks.

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Kyra! :)

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  3. Looking forward to this one, Christine!

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  4. I've been toying with the idea of doing a book from two points of view. I read "Summer Sisters" by Judy Blume and was intrigued by how each chapter was from a different POV.

    Best of luck with yours. Sounds like a great tale.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. Usually I write from one POV, so I worried about going this route, but it worked for this story.

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  5. Congratulations, Christine! I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  6. You have to do what is right for you. Doing it with dual perspectives clearly has worked out since your series has been flying across the blogosphere. So clearly you have excellent perspective with your work Christine. Good cover choice and enticing blurb. Four degrees? Wowzers! Congrats on your success and glad Kyra showcased you and your book.

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    1. Thank you, Sheena-kay! Dual perspectives is new for me, but it worked out well.

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  7. Love the "raving old hag by night" line :-) Congratulations to Christine!

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    1. Thanks, Annalisa! Sometimes I feel like a raving old hag by day. Hehehe!

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  8. Congrats to Christine! I definitely agree the dual POVs worked best. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cherie! You helped me so much with this one. :)

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  9. Best of luck Christine!! Wish you all the best.

    And Kyrrrra- I miss you girl! Come back soon. xo

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  10. Can't wait to add this one to my Nook!

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  11. So wonderful for Christine! I've loved seeing her beautiful face everywhere today!

    And keep pushing, Kyra!!!! You're amazing!

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