Today I’m a book blast tour host for the Blood Destiny series of urban fantasy books by Helen Harper.
Helen will be
awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn person during the tour. To enter, use the form at the end of the interview. For more chances to win, visit other tour stops and enter there, too!
Growing up as the only human in a pack of rural shapeshifters will do that to
you, but then couple it with some mean fighting skills and a fiery temper and
you end up with a woman that few will dare to cross. However, when the only
father figure in her life is brutally murdered, and the dangerous Brethren with
their predatory Lord Alpha come to investigate, Mack has to not only ensure the
physical safety of her adopted family by hiding her apparent humanity, she also
has to seek the blood-soaked vengeance that she craves.
Brethren, Mack is trying to lead a quiet lonely life in Inverness in rural
Scotland, away from anyone who might happen to be a shapeshifter. However, when
she lands a job at an old bookstore owned by a mysterious elderly woman who not
only has a familiar passion for herbal lore but also seems to know more than
she should, Mack ends up caught in a maelstrom between the Ministry of Mages,
the Fae and the Brethren.
Now she has to decide between staying hidden and facing the music, as well as
confronting her real feelings for the green eyed power of Corrigan himself.
that, by complying, the stasis spell will be lifted from her old friend, Mrs.
Alcoon. However, once there, she finds herself surrounded by unfriendly adults and
petulant teenagers, the majority of whom seem determined to see her fail.
Feeling attacked on all fronts, Mack finds it harder and harder to keep a rein
on her temper. Forced to attend anger management classes and deal with the
predatory attentions of Corrigan, the Lord Alpha of the shapeshifter world, her
emotions start to unravel. But when she comes across a familiar text within the
walls of the mages’ library, which might just provide the clues she needs to
unlock the secrets of her background and her dragon blood, she realises that
her problems are only just beginning…
scanned the ranks of the other Brethren shifters. I was curious now about what
their feelings were about taking in some of their distant country bumpkin
cousins. My eyes travelled down the
line. There was a bored looking blonde
haired woman with a stance that suggested predator –wolf perhaps – then a
slight dark man who was obviously a fox judging by the calculating cunning in
his eyes, then there was…uh-oh.
expressionlessly. I snapped my eyes back
to the floor and stopped breathing.
silently, trying to quash the rising panic.
I couldn’t endanger the rest of the pack by being discovered. Every sinew in my body screamed but I forced
myself to keep my eyes and head trained on the ground.
look up. Don’t look up. Seconds passed. Minutes.
in Malaysia. As a long time reader of urban fantasy, she finally bit the bullet
and began to develop her own series of novels.
Helen has always been a book lover, devouring science fiction and fantasy tales
when she was a child growing up in Scotland. “I always loved the escapism
provided by those genres,” states Helen. “No matter how bad life
gets, you can always find a route out, even if only temporarily, in the pages
of a good book.”
The growth of urban fantasy fascinated her – the mix of reality and fantasy
along with strong heroic female characters appealed from the very beginning,
and inspired her to write her own.
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