Those of you playing along on Twitter or Facebook will have noted that today begins our round of THREE GIVEAWAYS IN THREE DAYS. Call it epic schedule fail, call it triple bonus win, call it whatever you like: it’s here.
Our first giveaway is to celebrate the book birthday of my wonderful Twinny One, Liana Brooks. Those of you that know her will know that she sold the first book in her enormously popular Heroes and Villains novella series last year, and if you too are a fan you’ve been eagerly hanging around with the rest of us waiting for Book 2. Well, ladies and gents, this is it! Book two is HERE!!
Even Villains Go to the Movies
Choosing between good and evil has never been this fun.
Now, if you read all the way to the end like a good little blog-reading minion, there’s a giveaway that’s easy peasy to enter, with some awesome prizes; I mean, who doesn’t love books and popcorn? Yes, THAT’S RIGHT, POPCORN. But only if you read all the way to the end, without skipping. I can tell if you skip. *significant look*. But I promise, reading to the end won’t be onerous, because (hurrah) I’m going to post an excerpt! Hands up if you like free stories? Good. This is like that, but shorter. Bwa ha. Ready? See you on the other side.
Angela tossed the red curls of her wig and parked Luiz’s bike in the alley behind the conference center. She hadn’t put on her Rage getup since arriving in LA, but tonight the mental screams of terror echoing from the center warranted the kind of investigation that would attract questionable attention.
Tight black jeans, a bright red tank top that matched her hair, and a leather duster that was too heavy for the L.A. heat were a start. She’d added a black domino mask that obscured the shape of her nose and cheekbones when she’d moved to New York, because no one needed to see their favorite school teacher beating down the local thugs. The heart and star pendant around her neck— a little invention of her Daddy’s that would shield her from most things—completed the outfit.
The ‘most’ still worried her some days.
Terror radiated from the building, escalating until the headache tearing into her brain was a living fire. Whatever was happening, she would hit back. Hard.
Checking to make sure the alley was empty, Angela sauntered towards the back door and hoped someone inside had been kind enough to leave it open. More often than not the people hired to cater at these places would stick a rock in the door to keep it from locking every time they slipped out for fresh air.
If not she could always pick the lock. Angela sighed. The whole point of moving away from her sisters was to avoid a life filled with crime and superheroes.
Angela reached for the door and someone hit her. A breeze ruffled her wig and she found herself on her back in the alleyway, staring up at a masked man. No hate tainted the aura around him, nothing that suggested that he was dangerous except that he was bigger than her.
She raised an eyebrow. “Hello?”
The man took a deep breath. “Hi.” He smelled like mint.
“I’m new to the area, so I’m not familiar with the protocol when you’re jumped by a masked man in an alleyway. Is there a secret handshake or something?” she asked, sarcastically.
“I’m here to save your life.”
Angela looked around for signs of danger. The man was the only thing in the alley, and he was cradling her, hand cushioning her head, muscular arms suspending him in a pushup so his body weight wasn’t resting on her.
“Right. What danger am I in, exactly?”
“The door is going to explode and kill you,” he said in a very serious tone.
She lifted her head to peer over his shoulder at the door. It was a mistake. The movement meant gyrating under him in his spandex suit, and she caught a whiff of cologne, soap, and clean sweat. His emotions shifted, becoming tinged with desire and arousal.
Angela cleared her throat and lay back down, trying to put space between herself and her captor. “Mm hmm. Tell you what, let me up and I’ll help you find your doctor. I bet someone is very worried about you missing your medicine.”
And obviously, if you want more awesome superhero flirting, you should go buy the book. It’s less than five bucks, and you don’t have to have read the first one for this to make sense. Promise. I know, coz I am the Twin, and I beta’d* the book. /nodnod. Truth.
Right, now before I subject you to any more sleep-deprived marking-brain insanity, the giveaway!!
And of course, if you want to know more about any of the above, you can find Liana on her blog, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr, and Even Villains Go To The Movies on Amazon, Smashwords, the publisher’s website, and of course, GoodReads. Go add it to your shelves 😉
And that’s it for giveaway #1! Tune in tomorrow for giveaway #2!