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Fading Light Shadow Born Series #2 by Angela Dennis Book Tour, Interview, and Giveaway

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Title:  Fading Light
Series:  Shadow Born #2
Author:    Angela Dennis
Published:  September 23rd, 2014
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Word Count:  72,000
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Content Warning:  Sexual Material and Violence
Recommended Age:  18+
 
Synopsis:
Everyone has a breaking point.
Her hundred-year penance lifted, Shadow Bearer Brenna Baudouin returns to the Earthly plane with her partner, Gray Warlow, to keep the peace between humans and supernatural creatures—and to prevent another apocalyptic war from happening.
The attraction between them is nearing a critical point, but their checkered history has left Brenna unable to trust either her heart or her instincts.
It’s chaotic business as usual until humans begin turning to statues of dust. There is no explanation, no sign of magical foul play or a biological toxin. The humans are convinced it’s the work of a deviant supernatural faction, twisting the knife in the already tense relationship between their species. Brenna and Gray agree—the deaths have a former comrade-turned-rogue stamped all over them.
In a race against time, they enlist the help of both friend and foe to save the human race and stop the impending civil war. Along the way, they are forced to come to terms with their past and decide, once and for all, whether they will come together or fall apart.
Warning: Contains a heroine who knows her weapons but not her own heart, an outbreak of supernatural proportions, copious bloodletting, and a race to save an endangered species—humans. All tied up in a tight bow of sexual tension.
Excerpt:
Darkness embraced Brenna like a thick wool blanket. It wrapped around her, blocking the dim lamplight as she walked toward the seedy bar. Glass residue from the riots crunched beneath her leather boots. Mixed with snow, the bits of broken beer bottles and smashed windows glittered like an army of broken icicles. She breathed deeply, inhaling the cool night air. It smelled of sour beer and clove cigarettes and left a bitter taste on her tongue.
Shadows embraced the sides of the stone structure that housed the Dirty Ruby, one of the few multi-species bars in Denver proper. They stalked across the snow and mixed with the night to merge into a black mass. From its midst stepped a man. Well over six feet, he moved with grace in contrast to his size. The moonlight played across his face, highlighting his chiseled features.
Brenna’s pulse quickened and she took an involuntary step forward. Self-conscious, she ran a hand through her copper curls, freeing them from the careless bun. The thick strands streamed down her back like fire as she moved, her breath coming in quick harsh bursts. She slipped off her black leather duster and draped it across her arm. Without it the tight black corset left her taut belly and back exposed, but she didn’t feel the cold. She never did around Gray.
“Four demons. Thirty humans. Keep the casualties to a minimum.” Brenna brushed past him, tossing him her coat. “I’ll bring them out. You send them back to hell.”
“Hell?” Gray grinned. His teeth gleamed in the moonlight. “You speak human now?”
She shrugged. “When in Rome.”
Her back to him, she turned toward the freshly white-washed door. But before she could move, he had her shoulder in a vise grip. His fingers twined in the hair at the base of her skull. His breath hot against her cheek. “I know your other partners let you boss them around.” He turned her to face him. “I’m not them.”
He stepped forward, forcing her back. They moved in an awkward dance until her ass hit the stone wall. Trapped, she stared at him, wary. A shadow fell across his face hiding all but his piercing violet eyes.
“We enter together. Once they’re dead, we leave.” He stepped back, loosening his hold.
“The humans—”
“Won’t remember a thing.” He crushed his lips to hers even as he slid the duster across her shoulders. “And I’m not your coat rack.” Releasing her, he stepped back.
Brenna rubbed the back of her hand against her bruised lips. Gray would be the death of her.
If she didn’t kill him first.
  

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About the Author:
Angela Dennis lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son and a sheltie with a hero complex. When she is not at her computer crafting stories, she can be found feeding her coffee addiction, playing peek-a-boo, or teaching her son about the great adventures found only in books.
 
 
 
Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card & eBook copy of Fading Light (1 winner)
Giveaway is International.

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Angela, Keep Calm and Answer These Seventeen Questions

  1. Do you consider yourself a logophile? If so, have you always been? Yes, I would say I am a lover of words. I’ve always enjoyed the spoken word as well as the written word, and I love the sound of a deftly turned phrase. Language can be a beautiful thing.
  2. What is your favorite color? My favorite color changes according to my mood. Right now I’m drawn to blues and yellows, but a year ago I was all about purple.
  3. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I was born and grew up in the Midwest, small town USA. There were certain drawbacks, but I loved the sense of family and community.
  4. What is your favorite football team? I LOVE football. It’s an obsession of mine. That being said, I have two favorite teams. I grew up rooting for the Bengals, so I’ll always be a diehard fan. But the years I spent in Colorado gave me a soft spot for the Broncos. And now they have Peyton Manning…
  5. Who is your favorite author? I never know how to answer this question. There are so many authors that I love. I will say, I never miss a book by Kim Harrison or Julia Quinn.
  6. What do you do when you are not writing? I have a pretty demanding day job, so you’ll either find me there or hanging out with my husband and son.
  7. Do you have a day job as well? I do. I consider myself doubly blessed because I love writing and I love my day job.
  8. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? Develop VERY thick skin, and never quit, no matter how discouraged you get. The more work you produce, the better you’ll get. Writing is like everything else, it’s a skill that must be honed.
  9. Is being a writer a curse or a gift? It’s definitely a gift. I can’t imagine life without it. Writing gives me a tangible way to work through my stress. I find it very cathartic.
  10. Where do you write? Anywhere and everywhere. That can mean on my couch, at the doctor’s office, at the park, you name it, I’ve probably written there.
  11. Do you prefer silence or some noise while you write? I gave up on silence when my son was born. Now I write with headphones, music blasting to drown out the background noise.
  12. What do you typically drink while writing? Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
  13. What challenges have you had in regards to your writing life? My biggest challenge has always been balancing writing with my day job and my family. I very type A, so when I start a project it can quickly become all consuming.
  14. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? I would like to say it is purely imagination, but I don’t really think that’s possible. I think every author’s world view and personality flavors both their characters and the worlds they create. I know mine do.
  15. How did you come up with the title? My husband actually thought up the title to FADING LIGHT. We spent almost a week tossing ideas back and forth, and nothing even remotely sounded right until he suggested it. I thought it was perfect because the conflict in this book is so intense and seemingly impossible to conquer.
  16. Will there be a sequel? This is actually the second book in a series. SHADOWS OF FATE is the first. The next book will be coming out in the spring of 2015. If things go well, I’m hoping to add at least three more books to the series.
  17. What project are you working on now? I am actually finishing up the fourth book in the SHADOW BORN series. I’ve also got a secret project I’ve been working on. I’m hoping I’ll get to announce soon.

Please fill in the blank: Keep Calm and Drink More Coffee

 

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  1. Pingback: LIVE Book Tour - Fading Light (Shadow Born #2) by Angela Dennis

  2. Thanks so much for having me today!

  3. Best of luck, Angela, with your books. So nice to meet you. Will follow you.

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