Friday, August 10, 2012

Chasing Fate Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway!


Today I'm very happy to host Chasing Fate Tour (by Dark Mind Book Tours)!!
Welcome to Darkest Sins, Elle!

(Elle J Rossi)

Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places. After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She'd found a new love. She'd found her escape. Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she's creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and a cat that rules the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn't get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn't have it any other way.


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Here you can read the book summary: She is forced to kill . . . When a much-needed vacation turns into work for the third Fate, Atropos vows to sever the mortal’s lifeline quickly and get back to the sea and sand. Having her mysterious quarry offer a deal in exchange for more time is an unexpected complication. Always surrounded by darkness and death, Attie embraces the chance to toy with life and love and to help right an unjust wrong. He refuses to die . . . Dru spent months praying for death. Anger over the brutal killing of his family festered until those prayers turned to plans for revenge. Making a deal with the Death Fate was the only way to extend his lease on life. He only needed a handful of days to avenge those he lost, but within minutes of meeting Atropos he knew he’d want forever.

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CHASING FATE EXCERPT

It didn’t take long to find him. She didn’t need a name to know she had come to the right place. Her visions never lied and neither did the tug she felt toward the man in the center of the room. Crouched on the floor in front of a table, he appeared to be rifling through something. Methodic. Intense. She took a moment to observe. 
A man who looked this healthy shouldn’t have Death at the door, but Attie knew all too well this sort of thing happened quite often. The doctors would note heart attack or natural causes on this death certificate. His death could not be denied. She had never felt a stronger pull, like a rope had been tethered to her core while a gang of gods pulled on the opposite end. Attie rubbed her stomach, cocked her head, and studied what she could only call prey.
Bare feet met black cotton pants. He wore no shirt, and recently cut dark hair that followed a straight line across the back of his neck glistened as though he had just come from the shower. 
Her body reacted, but she instantly shut it down. She was not Chloe. She did not find mortals attractive, especially a mortal who was about to draw his last breath. Squinting, she saw the delicate fiber of his lifeline flicker in and out. Not much time left. In two steps, she closed the distance and stood over the man who had no idea a killer had entered his home. 
 Slowly reaching out, she skimmed her fingers over the fragile but taut thread. Though he never turned, his muscles bunched as if the strand was his spine and his skin sensitive to even the most gentle of touches. Curious about his reaction, Attie held the thread between her thumb and forefinger and slowly dragged her hand down. This time, the male shuddered like he knew death stood with him, ready to take his life essence. 
Impossible.
“I won’t go yet.”
Attie paused, cocked her head. To whom did he speak? Surely not her, for she could not be seen. Not in the moments before she delivered her death sentence. More than once, humans had begged for their lives, prayed not to die. But they didn’t know they begged her, prayed to her. Even those who claimed to be atheist still prayed when death came knocking at their door. Just once, it would have been nice if someone knew who brought death. Atropos.
Attie shook her head to erase the petty thoughts and resumed the task at hand. Her job was her duty, a duty she took seriously even though accolades would never come. Unsheathing her blade from the holster secured to her thigh, she held it up to the beam of moonlight filtering through the lone window.
The blade, made from perfect, uncut diamonds, glittered like a promise. A promise indeed. Atropos and her weapon, for one was never without the other, promised death. Today was this human’s day to die. 
“You are wrong. I will not die today.”
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International Giveaway!
Would you like an eBook copy of Chasing Fate?
Guess what? Elle is kindly giving away two of them!!
What are you waiting for? Fill the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! ;)

13 comments:

  1. Awesome!! I'm so happy I was part of the tour!!

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    1. And now you have the chance to get your own copy of the book! How cool is that? :)

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    2. Silvia, I'm soooooo glad to be here today. What a pretty home you have! LOVE!

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    3. And I'm soooo happy you stopped by! :) Thanks, Elle!

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  2. Woohoo! Great excerpt and giveaway hun! :)

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    1. Big waves to Miranda! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!! xo :)

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    1. You're welcome, Cameo! So glad you stopped by to hang with us today!

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  4. Thanks for making this international. Great giveaway!

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    1. I'm so glad they made this international. So very exciting! Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. This sounds very interesting, and I'm just drawn in by the cover. That model's expression is very mysterious!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! Attie is definitely one complex Fate.

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