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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tracey Cooper-Posey blog tour + giveaway

Tracey Cooper-Posey writes the Kiss Across Time series. Book #3 Kiss Across Chains recently released. The series is about three lovers: Brody (male vampire), Veris (male vampire) and Taylor (female human) and their time traveling adventures. Today Tracey has brought all three together to settle an issue they are having. Let's take a listen in on the proceedings...

The Case of the Missing Manuscript
A Character Court Chapter 

The fire in the big fireplace flickered and popped comfortingly. The books in the library on the second floor were silent witness as Dr. Alexander Karim nudged the chairs into a more precise line and nodded his satisfaction. “There. Everyone take a seat,” he declared.

Veris scowled and crossed his arms, making his big muscle bunch. As usual, he wore the sleeveless cotton shirt and scuffed leather trousers he favored when he wasn’t required to wear a suit. The firelight made his blond hair look mildly red. “This is childish,” he muttered.

Brody threw himself into the chair at the end of the row. “You could halt it all now. Just confess and it all stops.”

Taylor stepped over to the middle chair and smooth down her silk skirt as she sat down gracefully and crossed her legs. She glanced at Alexander. “Alex, really. This is unnecessary.”

Alexander sat in the wing chair that faced the three chairs lined before him and leaned forward. “The three of you are making this necessary. So, let us begin. Each of you will speak in turn. No one else will speak while the other does. At the end, I will announce what the crime has been, if any, and what the consequence are to be, if any. Do you all agree to abide by my ruling?”

“Yes,” Brody said instantly and flatly.

Taylor glanced at him, then back at Alexander. “I suppose, yes,” she said. Then both of them looked at Veris, who still stood to one side of the remaining chair, his blue eyes dark with anger.

“Veris, please,” Taylor said softly.

Veris growled and threw himself into the chair. “This is a waste of time,” he observed.

“We wouldn’t be wasting time if you’d just own up to destroying my book,” Brody shot back.

Veris rolled his eyes. “I've just got back from a six week medical tour that was so mind-numbingly boring I wanted to go back in time and throttle Hippocrates before he opened his mouth. I could be tasting Taylor’s flesh right now, but because you've got this thing about your books, we’re sitting here instead.”

Brody scowled. “Northman.”

“Celt,” Veris growled.

“Shut up the both of you,” Alex said sharply, slapping his hand on the flat wooden arm of his chair.

Brody threw himself against the back of his chair with a hiss.

Veris grinned.

“Brody, you can begin,” Alexander said. “Try to keep yourself to observable facts and civilized language, hmm?”

Taylor smothered a soft laugh with her fingers.

Brody sat forward again. “Fine. I don’t have a big book collection. Not like these two hogs. But the books I do have are...important to me. I’ve collected them over the centuries and they all mean something. Especially the manuscript of Eadweard of Ashwick.”

“Because you knew him,” Alexander interposed.

“He met him in an English tavern one evening in the fifth century. He didn't even share a drink with the man!” Veris protested. “He didn't know who he was until the manuscript turned up ten years later. It’s not even completed! It’s a fragment!”

“You are not supposed to speak until it is your turn,” Alexander pointed out. He looked at Brody. “Is he correct?”

Brody scowled. “Of course I didn’t share a bloody drink with the man. I was a vampire by the time I returned from Constantinople. He didn’t finish the manuscript because the bloody Saxons killed him. They didn’t like what he was writing.”

“Why?” Alexander asked.

“Because he was writing about my father,” Brody said. He pulled his hair back and tossed it over his shoulder in a tired, defeated gesture. “The only fucking Saxon in England who could read and write and they killed him because they objected to his subject matter.”

Taylor reached over and squeezed Brody’s wrist in silent sympathy.

Brody sat up again. “So I tracked down the only remaining copy of his manuscripts and stole it. It took me years.” He turned in his chair to glare at Veris again. “And now it has gone again...and that bloody great lummox did something with it. He was screwing around with my stuff last week. I saw him there and didn’t think anything of it at the time, but now it’s missing.”

Alexander nodded. “Thank you. Taylor, now it is your turn. What have you to say about this matter?”

Taylor placed her hands together on her lap. “I refuse to answer on the grounds that any response I make may incriminate me.”

Brody’s eyes widened. “Taylor!” He sounded wounded.

She stared steadily ahead.

Alexander considered her for a long moment. “Very well. Veris?”

Veris growled deep in the back of his throat.

“Have you anything to say?” Alexander asked.

“How much time have we wasted at this?” Veris demanded. “What is the time?”

“You’re ducking the spotlight,” Brody accused him.

“It’s three p.m. almost exactly,” Alexander said. “But that’s quite beside the point—”

The chime for the front door sounded, cutting Alexander off.

“Finally!” Veris said and got to his feet.

So did Alexander and Taylor.

“Wait!” Brody cried. “We’re not done here! You’re not getting out of this just because someone is at the door. Let Mia answer it.”

Veris ignored him and left the room.

“The son of bitch,” Brody muttered, watching his lover leave.

Taylor and Alexander were silently rearranging the chairs. Together, they moved the small side table to sit between all four of the chairs. From the front of the house came the sound of the door closing.

A moment later Veris appeared, carrying a large crate in both arms. He dropped it on the table and smiled at Brody. “Happy birthday, you cranky old Celt. It’s two days early, but we couldn’t figure out a way to deliver this on the day and not give the game away.”

Taylor helped him to stand up.

Brody touched the crate diffidently. “Is it...?”

“Eadweard’s manuscript,” Veris confirmed. “Only, it’s the full and complete story of your father’s life. I wasn’t at a medical conference last week. I was in England when Eadweard was alive, too, Brody. So Taylor and I jumped back to England last week and stole one of the complete manuscripts before they were destroyed.” Veris shrugged. “You had a good idea. We just got there before you did. Time travel is useful, that way.”

Brody pressed both his hands reverently against the rough wood, staring down at the crate.

Alexander picked up the poker from beside the fireplace and held it out silently to Brody. “Muslims had better methods of preserving manuscripts back then than any of the western societies, so I gave them a few ideas on what they could do with it once they had it, in order to keep it whole and have it survive until they could give it to you today.”

Brody took the poker and fitted the tip under one of the cross-braces. “This whole thing about the missing was all a set up.” He ripped the wood away with a single shove of the poker. “I could have cheerfully killed you two.” He glanced at Taylor. “Pleading the Fifth!” It was a curse.

She moved around behind him and wrapped her arms around his waist and rested her face against the back of his shoulder. “Happy birthday.”

Brody looked down at the ancient handwritten and bound book carefully packed inside the crate, then leaned over and grabbed Veris’ shirt and pulled him close to kiss him soundly. He drew Taylor around his body and into his arms. “It is a happy birthday.”

Kiss Across Chains
Kiss Across Time, Book 3
Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available July 1, 2013:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance eBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

It is four years since Taylor and Brody almost lost Veris during the First Crusade. Now they know how to control time jumps, they have settled into a very nearly perfect, nearly human life, raising their daughter Marit.

When Brody defies Queen Tira to protect Marit, the three of them jump back three days in time to collect evidence the queen set up Brody for a drug bust in retribution. The jump sends them back to Brody’s personal nightmare: Fifth century Constantinople.

While Brody survives as a flogged slave, Taylor masquerades as the wife of an aristocrat and searches for Brody to release him. They must wait for Veris to find them before jumping home and Taylor watches each brutal chariot race, wondering if this will be Brody’s last. Brody once died in the Hippodrome and he is human this time, too….

About the Author:
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Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. She writes erotic vampire romances, hot romantic suspense, paranormal and urban fantasy romances. She has published over 50 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year and Byzantine Heartbreak was a 2012 winner. She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.
She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.
Tracy Cooper-Posey's Kiss Across Chains Tour Schedule
July 1 - July 31

7/01- Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post)

7/02- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Guest Post)
7/03 - Romance Junkies (interview)
7/04 - Toot's Book Reviews (series spotlight)
7/05- You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)
7/06- Riverina Romantics ( guest post) 
7/08- Book Lovin' Mamas (guest post & series spotlight)
7/09- Brynna Curry's In Shadows Blog (series spotlight)
7/10- Night Owl Reviews (series spotlight & giveaway)
7/10 - Book Pages & Dripping Ink (series spotlight)
7/11- I Smell Sheep (guest post) 
7/12- Curse of the Bibliophile (interview)
7/14- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight + reviews) 
7/15- The Next Chapter (interview and series spotlight) + reviews
7/16- United by Books (series spotlight)
7/17- Romancing the Book (series spotlight + reviews)
7/19- Celestial Reviews (series spotlight) + reviews
7/20- The Reading Café (series spotlight + reviews)
7/21-Offbeat Vagabond (guest post) review later
7/22- Literal Addiction (guest post + series spotlight)

7/22 - Page Flipperz (series spotlight)
7/23- Vampires, Werewolves &Fairies Oh My! (Guest post) reviews
7/24- Cocktails & Books (series spotlight)
7/25- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight & reviews)
7/26- Mad Hatter Reads (interview)
7/26 - Coffee & Characters (series spotlight)
7/27- Smoldering Heat (guest post)
7/27 - Tiffy-Fit's Reading Corner (series spotlight + reviews)
7/28- Mimmi's Musings (series spotlight)
7/29-GraveTells (guest post)
7/30- Salacious Reads (series spotlight)
7/30 - My Secret Romance (series spotlight + reviews)
7/31- Fandom Fanatic (series spotlight) and reviews

Tracy is giving away the following prized when the tour ends:

Grand Prize:  $30 Amazon GC

2nd Prize:  $15 Amazon GC

3rd Prize:  a signed paper set of Kiss Across Time (North America) or an eBook set if international winner.

Runners-up:  6 runners up will receive eBook sets of Kiss Across Time.

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  1. thanks for hosting me here today!

    Hope everyone enjoys the, um, "story".


  2. I want to win your book! I love ménage stories (or at least ménage stories with 2 males...). Thanks so much for the lovely story. It provided some character insight.

    1. I haven't read this series yet, but after reading the exchange between the characters in this post I am definitely going to check it out.

  3. Thanks for sharing! This series sounds really great. Thanks for the giveaway. I love this author.