Close Encounters of the Wicked Kind Scavenger Hunt

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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I love the holidays and winter in general. This year we are doing the 2nd Annula ‘12 Days of Christmas’ as a blog hop! Personally, I love the idea of giving away goodies to old friends and new ones alike. To that end, below you will find not only the giveaway and links to the other participants in the hop, but also a little snippet from “Blood Bound” where you get to see Declán and Anya (gotta love a human with a sense of humour!). Hope you enjoy my little reading treat.

BLOOD BOUND
(Book 2, House Millar series)
Published February 29th 2012
NA Paranormal Romance

eBook: Geas Publishing | Amazon | ARe
Print: Geas Publishing | Amazon

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.

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.

You’re feeding on a Guardian! Are you insane?” The stranger’s voice was seething with nearly as much venom as mine for some strange reason. Most that know Declán was a Guardian – a natural born vampire hunter – also referred to him as my human mate . . . Why should he care what we were doing? Of course, I was still not sure why Declán had done that in the first place – cheating!

Possibly,” I mused.

Shaking my head after a moment I continued, “I know who and what he is. He is much more than just a Guardian, he’s also my boyfriend. Well, one of them. He is not harmed, just swooned a little.” Who was this guy and what right did he have to barge in like this? While I had to again consider Declán’s sanity, I guessed, it was none of this guy’s business!

I felt Declán’s hands snake around my waist from behind, wrapping me tightly against him. I thought he might be more worried for our intruder than about. “Anya, dear, why are yous two fightin’ o’er me?” I could hear the slight slurring that his voice took on every time he was bitten.

Because he attacked us. Why are you asking inane questions?” Really!

I wasn’t attacking you. I was trying to stop you from killing a Guardian. I only just found out one even existed.” The stranger was twitching, obviously not calming.

She wasn’t hurting me, whoever you are,” he mumbled holding up his hand with the strange sharp curved thimble thing on his thumb still. “It was my fault. Thank you for your concern though.”

Moving so he was pulled against my side, I looked at his face carefully. I could still hear the slurring just as I could feel how excited his body still was. My voice held the strange assailant so I wasn’t too worried about taking those extra few seconds.

Your sanity for doing that aside, do you know your little defender here?” Maybe it was someone Declán had met recently, though I doubted it.

No. I see the strange colour of his eyes though. If you don’t mind, I wanna sit for a minute while you argue out who has the right to bite me.” I so wanted to wipe the smirk that was now plastered on his face – off. Ugh! He slid down into a sitting position staring from me to the stranger and back again.

** Note: Excerpt is from the ARC of Blood Bound

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BLOOD BOUND

(Book 2, House Millar series) Published February 29th 2012

Purchase eBook: Amazon | ARe | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble

Purchase Print: Geas Publishing | Amazon

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'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.

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 wit.

Tasty Tuesday

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

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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.

Back to Tasty Tuesday's

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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 . . .
Whatever could they get up to . . ? 😉

No, no, no. This is too dangerous. I have to stop.

I pulled away from his luscious throat but he used the grip on my hair to stop me. I watched with a surreal fascination as he pressed some strange metal object – it looked vaguely like a curved, sharpened thimble – into the flesh of his own neck and pulled me back to his neck.

What the hell . . . Oh Gods.

With a sudden gasp, I lost control. The moment his blood touched my tongue that strange ecstasy filled me again. This elixir, intoxicating and luscious, drove me into a frenzied euphoria, my body singing in delight. It was pure rapture as all of me delighted in the gift of his existence.

It was over so soon, almost too soon, as I was able to still keep my mind restrained, thankfully. I started to pull away, nicking my tongue and teasing lightly over the wounds with my blood – no need for him to hold the wounds.

“Why did you–”

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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.

http://bit.ly/bloodbound-smash

Use the code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off!
(Offer good thru July 31, 2012)

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.

Back to Tasty Tuesday's

_________________________________

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.

http://bit.ly/bloodbound-smash

Use the code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off!
(Offer good thru July 31, 2012)