Monday, February 24, 2014

Double Feature Blog Tour by Nina Croft - Excerpt & Giveaway






Title: BITTERSWEET DARKNESS
Author: Nina Croft
EBook: 251 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2014
ISBN: 978-1622661138
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There are no monsters, only good guys and bad guys. That’s the creed by which Detective Inspector Faith Connolly has always lived.

When Faith discovers she has a time bomb counting down in her head, she has one goal: to solve the murder case she’s working on and gain closure. Her investigation brings her in contact with Ash Delacourt, who is definitely one of the bad guys, albeit a stunningly gorgeous one.

As payment for a debt, Asmodai, AKA Ash Delacourt, finds himself working with the Order of the Shadow Accords. He’s the demon representative on the newly formed committee for the integration of mankind and well…everything else. It’s a chance to be near his daughter, make a new start, and—once he’s met the delectable Detective Connolly—maybe have a little fun.

But as Faith’s investigation deepens, her beliefs are eroded and for the first time, she is falling in love—with one of the bad guys. How can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out…?



Title: DEATH DEFYING
Author: Nina Croft
EBook: 400 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2014
ISBN: 978-1620610220
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Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador is part snake, part human, and—according to some—all bitch. She is one job away from her lifelong goal—to achieve the immortality she craves. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.

After five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. Until he realizes he’s physically changing—into what, he isn’t sure. Callum is determined to discover the truth, but his own people will stop at nothing to prevent it from coming out.

With a coup brewing and the crew of El Cazador close to tossing him off the ship, Callum turns to Tannis. Sparks fly as they work together to make it out alive. But can Callum really trust the one woman hell bent on using him? Defying death has never been more dangerous, more sexy, or more fun.




Excerpt from Bittersweet Darkness


“Tell me,” Ash said. “Did you know?”

“Know?” she asked. But her eyes were wary.

“Last night, when you came so sweetly for me, did you know where Tara was?”

He watched the pulse fluttering in her throat while he held his breath and waited for her answer.

“Yes.”

His fist smashed into the concrete wall. Faith took a step back away from him, but came up against the cot behind her. There wasn’t room to escape him in this tiny room.

Fear darkened her eyes, and a tremor shivered through her. Then she appeared to draw herself up. She controlled her fear and stared him in the eye as if to say—do your worst.

But she had no idea what his worst was. He’d seen her shock when he had killed her boss. Was she expecting the same? He felt his demon rise up inside him, push at his human skin. He had an urge to show her his true self. Afterward, she wouldn’t stand so bravely, daring him to hurt her.

But he didn’t want to hurt her. Even now.

Then alarm flickered in her eyes, and he knew she was only acting. She feared him and that made his anger rise even more.
Had he ever hurt her? He knew he was being illogical but couldn’t stop. He stepped up close. Her hands were still bound behind her back, so her small breasts pushed outward and suddenly his anger was washed away on a tidal wave of lust.

Her gaze dropped to his mouth. Was she remembering how he tasted? When she raised her gaze, her eyes held something new—hunger.

He took another step so they were almost touching. Panic flared in her face and she edged away and around the cot. This time she came up against the wall behind her and Ash kept coming. He didn’t stop until his chest was touching hers and he could feel her breasts nudging him.

His dick responded in a flash and that pissed him off. How could he want her when she’d betrayed him?

Leaning in close, he rested his palms flat on the wall on either side of her shoulders. He lowered his head and his lips touched hers in the briefest of kisses. Her lashes fluttered closed, and her mouth parted. And he couldn’t resist one more taste.
This time his lips slanted over hers harder, and his tongue pushed slowly inside. As she went still, he felt the tentative flutter of her tongue and heat rushed through his veins.

He shifted so the lower half of his body rested against her belly. A groan rose in her throat.

He backed away so he could watch her reaction. “Do you want me, Faith?” He pressed his hips into her. “Or are you pretending as you no doubt did last night.”

She hadn’t pretended, but something pushed him to taunt her. Although she responded to his kisses, he could almost sense her distancing herself from him and that made his fury spring back to life. He needed to hurt her, like he was hurting.

“Or do you find it a turn on for me to kiss you while you’re bound and helpless.”

“Why? Does it give you a buzz to kiss women who are tied up?”

He answered truthfully. “Yeah.”

Shock flared in her face.

“Usually they ask me nicely first though.”

Suddenly the fight drained from her. Her body sagged against the wall, whether to distance herself from him or because she didn’t have the energy to hold herself up anymore, he didn’t know.

He levered himself away from her, stepped back, and turned. It took an effort; he still wanted her, but if he took her now it would be a sort of rape even if she didn’t fight him. She didn’t have the energy to fight him either mentally or physically.

And he still felt too angry. Anger and desire, and a whole load of other emotions he wasn’t sure he wanted to identify, tangled inside him. He wasn’t sure what he might say if pushed, and she appeared at the end of her tether. And he realized he didn’t want her to hurt any more. Whatever she had done; it hadn’t been easy.






about the author

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.

Nina's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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Tour Schedule


Week One:

2/24/2014- The Gal in the Blue Mask- Review/Interview
2/24/2014- Dear Brighton- Excerpt Bittersweet Darkness #1
2/25/2014- Simply Ali- Spotlight
2/25/2014- Dawn's Reading Nook- Interview
2/26/2014- The Book Swarm- Review
2/26/2014- Books & Bells- Review
2/27/2014- Bea's Book Nook- Review
2/27/2014- Toot's Book Reviews- Excerpt Bittersweet Darkness #2
2/28/2014- Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile- Review
2/28/2014- Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!- Excerpt Bittersweet Darkness #3

Visit Week Two here



5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today!
    Nina.

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  2. Hot teaser! It sounds really good. :)

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