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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Excerpt: Shadow Touched (Death Riders MC Book 1) by Beth D. Carter + giveaway

Genre: MC Romance, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Cursed with the ability to see the shadow of death, Leia hides from the world and stays far away from people. Until the night she comes face to face with Brimstone Jandreau.

Brim is the president of the Death Riders MC, but he went nomad in an effort to heal from grief. The moment he spots Leia, he is drawn toward her. When she warns him of his impending death, he’s not sure if he believes her, but decides to take precautions.

He finds the would-be assassin. Then discovers it’s one of his own men.

Hit hard from the betrayal, he takes Leia with him back to his world. The more time they spend together, the deeper their bond grows. But death is waiting for Brim, and Leia will do anything to protect the man she’s fallen in love with.

“I hope my mother hasn’t been too stressful,” he said, nudging her knee with his own.

“Nah, she’s been enlightening.”

“Uh oh. What does that mean?”

“Wouldn’t you like to know?” she asked with a smirk.

“Don’t tell me she told you about what happened on my sixteenth birthday.”

“No, she hadn’t, but now that you have, tell me everything.” Leia rested her chin in her palm as she stared at him, waiting.

Brim slinked down to mimic her pose, but his big frame only looked ridiculous. “Not on your life.”
“That embarrassing?”
“That’s for me to know and for you to never find out.”

She narrowed her eyes. “That makes me want to know all the more.”

He smirked. “Good luck.”

They stared at one another, a challenge on each of their faces. Slowly, Leia stood up and while still holding his gaze called out.

“Oh, Marth-”

Quicker than she could finish, Brim jumped up, grabbed her hand, and tugged her away from the bonfire.

“Nope,” he said. “Come on.”

She laughed as he led her away from the revelry,

“Shouldn’t we stay?” Leia asked, pointing back toward the gathering.

“I want to show you something.” He led her further away, toward the line of trees. As they got farther from the fire, darkness gathered around them.

Leia blinked a few times to readjust her sight. Soon, they were all alone. “Should I be nervous?”

“Nah, you’re going to love this.”

Finally, they came to a clearing in the trees, and he pointed up. Leia tilted her head and saw a vast ocean of stars set against the inky black of space.

“Oh, wow,” she breathed, captivated. “It’s beautiful.”

“I thought you’d love it.”

About the Author
I began reading my mom’s Harlequin Presents in the fifth grade, and from the first story I knew I wanted to write romance novels. Love is the most powerful emtion we can experience, and I adore happy ever afters. I write about the very ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary circumstance, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate highrollers. I try to write characters who aren't cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box. My characters are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

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1 comment:

  1. I love MC romance books! This is a new author to me and would love to check out her books.