BLOOD'S VOICE Release Day!

a House Millar novel
Áine P Massie

March 15, 2014
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
New Adult Paranormal Romance

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Summary of Blood’s Voice


Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

 

“Blood’s Voice is a dark paranormal story. The author does an excellent job of creating real and fascinating characters you can’t help but want to know more about. It was unique and an original spin on vampires. You won’t be disappointed. Clues to Anya’s lost past will keep you turning page after page to find out her secrets. Romance. Suspense. Action. Don’t miss it.” – Krystal Shannan




Thursday Tasters ~ Blood's Voice

        

Welcome to today’s taste. It’s from my soon to be re-released novel Blood’s Voice (unedited version used). Blood’s Voice is a new adult, paranormal romance focusing on Anya, Declán and Nicholas (Declán is the only human in the triad, btw). We join Anya today as she finally sees Nicholas for the first time… again.

Coming March 15th 2014
Attraction, Love, & Enchantment.
Blood’s Voice – Áine P Massie, #CHBB

“Hello, my name is Nicholas.” He gave me a gentle smile and offered me his hand. “I hope you don’t mind I came personally instead of sending someone.”

In front of me stood a young man of perhaps twenty – well physically. He wasn’t human, so no telling how old he actually was. He stood at eye level to me in my heels, so he was a little over six feet, maybe six-one or six-two, icy pale skin – much lighter than mine – with rather fascinating auburn and blond hair down to his shoulders. He had the most enchanting blue eyes – the same clear blue found in snorkelling areas around ocean reefs – not the black-void ‘devil eyes’ Star had told me those that hunt humans have, thankfully. Beautiful!

He gave a soft chuckle, still with his hand out, “I won’t bite,” he said with a wink, “honest.”

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Thursday Tasters ~ Blood's Voice

      

Welcome to today’s taste. It’s from my soon to be re-released novel Blood’s Voice. Blood’s Voice is a new adult, paranormal romance focusing on Anya, Declán and Nicholas (Declán is the only human in the triad, btw). We begin in Anya’s bedroom as she prepares to meet Nicholas for the first time… again.

Coming March 15th 2014
Attraction, Love, & Enchantment.
Blood’s Voice – Áine P Massie, #CHBB

After rummaging through my large walk-in closet for the fifth time, pulling outfits out, rearranging pieces, then putting them all back again, I settled on a light-green silk dress with matching heels. My strange emerald eyes always looked amazing when I wore any shade of green.

A car pulled up outside. The soft snick of a door echoed in my ear like I was standing next to it. The light brush of someone’s feet on the path up to our door and then a gentle rap, rap drew my attention.

I looked at Star and swallowed hard. I headed to the door, mustering my courage, and opened it wide.

“Hello.”

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Hello and welcome to my entry for the Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt.

I’ve always love scavenger hunts and this one is super fun. All you have to do is read the excerpt on each site and find the answer to the Hunt question below. How easy right? To be entered for the site prize, don’t forget to also comment (do not answer the Hunt question in the comments!)

Now that we’ve got all that said, lol, let’s get to the fun! Below you will find an excerpt from Blood Bound. This scene snippet continues beyond what you will read and shows the inner working of both characters well. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing.

Enjoy!


a House Millar novel
Áine P Massie

Geas Publishing | NA Paranormal Romance

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Summary of Blood Bound


How many ways can a hearts true love be shared?

After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

Excerpt


“I have a sinking suspicion that you have no idea what got them all riled. Do you?” he asked gently. Louie looked gorgeous, of course, but his perfect features were marred with worry. It was sometimes hard to look into those divine pale ice-blue eyes though; they reminded me so much of Braden’s.

“No, no one would answer my questions.”

“Now that I understand what they were actually asking – still can’t believe they managed to keep it hidden this long – I’m not sure my previous counsel would be the same. But, I also know you, once given, you never back out of a promise,” Louie continued unhappily.

“I thought you supported Nicholas. Why are you unhappy?” Could he please get to the point?

“It wasn’t Nicholas I supported the other night. I was supporting you and what I thought would make you happy. I told you that. However, what you said about not being able to undo it is more accurate than you thought. This ritual and charm actually link you on a more fundamental level. In Nic’s case I’m not that worried. But, he wants to link you both with Declán. That’s really the part concerning us.” Louie reached out, taking my hand between his. He kept his eyes focused on our hands as he played with my fingers for a minute.

“Why is your worry for Declán? I mean, is it dangerous to him or something?” He had me scared. I wouldn’t do anything that would endanger Declán . . . Nicholas should know that!

“No. It’s not him that I fear for,” he explained. “It’s you, your heart and mind that worry me. I know how hard it was for you to lose Braden. Twice. But when Declán passes, if you have done what they are asking, it might literally kill you.” The pain in his voice was terrifying.

My mind chose then to shut down. I knew Louie was still talking, but I had no idea what he said. I couldn’t handle discussions of Declán’s eventual death right then. My mind kept replaying the life fading from Braden, over and over. (I may be a vampire but I never willingly killed a human, those that served Marcus notwithstanding.) But watching my husband die nearly killed me before, mentally anyway. Now Louie was suggesting that this bonding would make it even worse when Declán died? I barely maintained my hold on sanity most days as it was . . .

“ . . . Anya,” Louie snapped. I had a feeling he had been calling me, especially since he had a hold of my arms and was shaking me. “Anya?”

A rún?” Blinking and looking around I realized Louie was on his knees in front of me, that same look of panic etched into his face that was becoming all too familiar lately. He stopped shaking me but didn’t let go. He was staring into my eyes with such force I wanted to retreat from the power of his gaze. “I-I’m sorry.”

“Anya? Are you back with me now?” His hands were gripping my arms so tightly his fingers bit into my flesh, painfully.

“Um, ow,” I complained, pulling my arms out of his grip. “It’s bad enough when I draw my own blood, but come on, no one else gets to do that!”

Louie broke his focus and looked down at where he’d held me. His pale ice-blue eyes went wide. “Oh, God! I’m sorry.” He moved back, looking horrified. His fingers had gouged in pretty good.

Sadly, even though it hurt, I, as usual, found it mildly interesting and amusing. “Huh, guess even healthy I can bleed. Weird,” I murmured as I twisted my arms a little to inspect the wounds. “Good thing I heal fast, huh?”

Poor Louie did not find it amusing. “I am so, so sorry. I just panicked . . . I’ve been saying your name for a while now,” he said reverting to French in his panic and unease. He looked down at his own hands, not meeting my eyes as he spoke. “I can’t believe I did that,” he choked.

Gently I put my fingers under his chin to raise his eyes back to mine. “You’re a vampire, blood shouldn’t bother you. . .”

 


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Tasty Tuesday's w/ BLOOD BOUND

Tasty Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by authors Tempeste O’Riley and Carrie Ann Ryan. Anyone can play as long as you have a WIP or Published Manuscript to tease wit.

Tasty Tuesday

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Today I’m sharing a little bit from Blood Bound, book 2 of the House Millar series. 

One Stubborn human and one reluctant vampire . . .
And an over-protective interloper?…

What my eyes finally settled on was as curious as it was unexpected. There was a man, a male vampire. He was about six-six. Straight, long dark hair pulled back in a ponytail with jade green eyes and a fierce snarl ripping from his throat. He was not moving forward, but he was also not dropping his attack stance. He looked as if he would’ve happily destroyed me but of all peculiar things, it seemed he wanted to kill me over having drunk from Declán? Lost! My poor brain was so broken . . .

“Who the hell are you and what do you mean attacking me in my territory? I would suggest you be very careful with your answer if you plan to still be in existence this time tomorrow.” I could hear the seething blood rage in my voice again but couldn’t seem to care right then. He was attacking us, trying to take me away from Declán! Somewhere in the deepest recesses of my mind I noted his eyes yet that detail only made this all the more confusing.

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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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Tasty Tuesday ♦ Blood Bound

Tasty Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by authors Tempeste O’Riley and Carrie Ann Ryan. Anyone can play as long as you have a WIP or Published Manuscript to tease wit.

Tasty Tuesday

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Today I’m sharing a little bit from Blood Bound, book 2 of the House Millar series. 

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One Stubborn human and one reluctant vampire . . .
Whatever could they get up to . . ? 😉

“No! Not one of those,” came a strange, frantic voice a moment before I felt powerful hands grasping me, trying to throw me from Declán. Not the easiest thing since my legs were still wrapped around him, and he was still clutching me, moaning in the euphoria my bite had caused.

I let go of Declán, spinning quickly to address the attacker – obviously not one of our friends given the words. Dropping into a defensive stance in front of Declán, with a slight growl slipping out, I screamed, “Stop!” Desperately looking around to make sure there was only the one attacker.

My combat and voice abilities were lethal, my tracking ability however . . . Sigh.

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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

Print | Amazon | ARe | Smashwords

Tasty Tuesday ~ Blood Bound

Tasty Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by authors Tempeste O’Riley and Carrie Ann Ryan. Anyone can play as long as you have a WIP or Published Manuscript to tease us.

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Today I’m sharing a little bit from Blood Bound, book 2 of the House Millar series. Stay tuned, below the tease there is a 50% off coupon for you to use through the month of July!

One Stubborn human and one reluctant vampire . . .
What ever could they get up to . . ? 😉

“Declán, a ghrá, what’s gotten into you?”

He didn’t speak. He reached out, grabbing my wrists, and started pushing me back into the tree that was just behind us. Pressing me into it, he covered my mouth with his, kissing me as he let out a whimpering moan. His mouth was hungry, and his body eager. My skin felt like it was burning everywhere he touched.

His attack knocked me off centre, and I lost more than a bit of my restraint. His heat, his intoxicating and maddening scent pushing me further . . . The craving for him was so exquisite, so painful. His sapphire eyes blazed as his body arched towards me, crushing me. Lifting me, he greedily devoured my kisses, clutching me tighter. My legs wrapped around him automatically. His fingers twisted in my hair pulling me tight against his lips. Letting out a rapturous moan, he pulled his face back arching his neck to me. I pressed my lips to the moist skin of his throat, feeling the pulsing, the dance of life beckoning to me – enchanted and tormented by the sweet fragrances that encompassed his being. I allowed my teeth to graze his skin.

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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.

Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.

Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil.

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Use the code SSW50 at checkout for
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“Again!” Geoff barked.

His voice dripped annoyance, as usual. He had me training like Declán, though I didn’t train with Declán. They – Geoff, Jonathan, Nicholas, and Louie – had all certified Declán ‘insane and ready’ to use his skills for something other than ‘playing’ with them. Okay, so he’s not technically insane, I just worry about my human love risking his life hunting our kind – well, the murderous vampires anyway. Annoyingly enough, I still wasn’t allowed to even watch him practice. “This time pretend you actually want to do damage.” Geoff sighed.

Scowling back at him, I retook my stance. I wasn’t allowed to speak. That was considered cheating. We were working on one-on-one combat today, though I still didn’t see why. If it wasn’t at least small groups, then why would I need to fight physically?

“The rules of engagement are simple, Anya – strike. No mercy – strike. Once the commitment is made – kill. Don’t let them touch you – destroy. You cannot appear weak – annihilate. There will be times you can’t rely on your voice as you saw already during your rescue of Nicholas. How would you have fared without being able to fight? Also, it might help you focus some of those cravings that have awakened within you.” Geoff continued with his lecture as he attacked again.

He claimed that I needed to learn not to hyper-focus on just the combat. That I must learn to hear and see all around me, never letting my focus settle for too long. While I understood the logic, and even agreed, I preferred to use my voice to solve issues rather than violence. Okay, so I’m a weird vampire . . . What else is new?

Running forward, I dropped down, catching him hard in the hip, spinning him up and back into a wall. Seemed he hadn’t expected that form of attack. Good. He rolled before I could get to him again, but was unable to make it back to his feet. With a growl, I landed atop him, slamming him to the ground, knees in his back with my nails into the back of his neck. I barely remembered not to  dig them in. From out of nowhere, strong arms pulled me back and slammed me to the floor. I didn’t even feel the hit. It didn’t register at first who held me, as I managed to evade the attempt to pin me.

The growling continued as I flipped around landing a solid kick to the ribs of my attacker while trying to keep up with where Geoff was. He again attempted to strike at me, catching my arm enough to cause mild pain but not clamping down, allowing me to spin out of his grasp and avoid the attempted blow to my back. Nicholas!

It didn’t matter that there were now two attackers coming from different directions. I leapt up to grab the beam above, and the two crashed into each other. Memories of trainings I’d had before may be lacking, but my instincts to survive worked just fine, much to everyone’s confusion and annoyance.

Dropping back down and into a low crouch, I moved forward as they untangled their legs. Springing on Nicholas, I slammed him down on top of Geoff and bent to nip the back of his neck before sliding away. “Stop,” I commanded.

Both Nicholas and Geoff stopped moving. They didn’t even breathe Hmm, Nicholas is bleeding, guess I should do something to fix that. “You both can talk. Just no attacking right now, please.

“Now, Nicholas, a mhuirnín, you’re bleeding. Geoff, are you hurt any?” Were they mad?

The guys separated, moving to either side of me. Geoff appeared  hurt.

“Um, ow! What was that?” Nicholas asked looking a little wild as he reached up to touch his neck. “You actually bit me!” He looked angry. Oops.

“Sorry, but you attacked me. It was only a nip,” I said defensively. They both should’ve been glad I restrained myself, pulling such stunts! “Stop messing with it, so I can heal you.”

Moving behind Nicholas to heal the small gash in his neck, I spoke to Geoff. “Are you hurt? You’re not standing quite right. And just what was all that about? I nearly took both your heads off.”

“Bloody hell, Anya. This was supposed to be sparing practice.  Spar-ring. You weren’t supposed to actually kill us. I think you broke something; luckily I heal fast.” Geoffrey tenderly touched his side while making a sour face in my direction. “Were you planning to kill us or did restraint come to mind at some point?” he snapped.

“I was restrained, thank you very much. I made sure not to drive my fingers into your neck, leaving your head neatly attached and unharmed. I only nipped Nicholas as opposed to what could have happened. And, if I recall your initial instructions, I was supposed to strike without weakness or mercy. Now will you believe that this is too dangerous? I have no desire to harm either of you, especially not considering you got Nicholas in on this. It’s so hard not to let myself get caught up in the power and pleasure of using my strength.

“I’ve tried to make you all understand that this is not a game for me. I know what I am capable of and you, Nicholas,” I grumbled, folding my arms across my chest. “You, of all people, should know better. What if I’d lost control and really hurt you? I couldn’t bear that. Please,” I begged. I understood they wanted to make me powerful and protected, but this was not safe for them.

“Maybe she’s right, Geoff. I know she could have done much worse with only a little more effort. I’d hate to be the one she actually wanted to hurt.” Nicholas rubbed absently at the now healed spot on his neck.

“Um, I suppose,” Geoff sulked. “I just worry about her getting taken or destroyed while she’s out running around. She so rarely thinks of her own protection.

“I would imagine you’re exquisite to watch in true combat sis, but I think I’d like that to not be with me again. At least not for a while. I’m going up and see if Peony would like to play nurse.”

As he shuffled towards the stairs, I noticed his right hip was also not moving correctly. He’d be fine shortly, healing being easy for us, but it bothered me that I managed to hurt them both while restrained. This was the precise issue that made me so afraid, again, of my relationship with Declán. I hated what Marcus and his House., had turned me into – like being a vampire wasn’t deadly enough . . . no, they had to torture me until I cracked. Yet without what I was now . . . how would I protect my family?

 

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