Friday, June 22, 2012

Minder by Sandra Cox Book Blurb Blitz and Giveaway

Minder
by Sandra Cox 

Upper YA paranormal
Format: ebook (373 kb)
Publisher: MuseItUp (June 2, 2012)

Blurb: Among the northern tribes there is a legend passed down from generation to generation about shape-shifting Minders—guardians of the innocents—and how they came to be.

It is said that nowadays only a handful of Minders exist, hunted to near extinction by a fearsome beast. Of the remaining Minders, only one wears a garnet-studded collar, the symbol of protection and royalty.

Even when my aunt told me the story, and handed me an ancient garnet-studded band, I had no idea the tale applied to me.

After all, it’s only a legend…



Excerpt: 

 Happy Birthday, Darling.”

“Aunt Gin, you’ve done too much already,” I scolded.

The bag felt soft and warm in my hand. Without thought, I clasped it to my chest and felt comfort, like holding a security blanket. I relaxed my grip and held it to the light. It looked old.

“Actually, it’s a gift from your mother.”

My eyes widened and I frowned in confusion. My heart tightened. Before I could reply, Mary came back with our drinks.

My aunt added sweetener to her steaming tea. “Open it,” she urged after Mary walked away.

I opened the drawstrings and shook the contents of the bag into my hand. An antique necklace glittered in my palm.

It appeared to be some sort of choker. The material was like nothing I’d ever seen, almost like stretchy soft leather glittering with fire opal dust, inlaid with oval garnets. I held it to the light. My eyes widened as prisms of color danced around the stones, breathtaking in their beauty.

As I examined it, I felt someone’s stare.

Drawn, I turned my head. My breath caught in my throat, my heart began to pound and my palm’s sweat. The buzz from the surrounding tables faded. People nearby became shadowy figures.

A golden glow bathed the room as I stared at the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. Thick, tawny, almost leonine hair capped his skull. His unusual amber eyes glowed like a cat’s. Skin stretched taut and smooth over high cheekbones. His lips made my mouth water.

My face must have reflected the same rapture I saw on his. Unfortunately, his gaze was on my necklace.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA fantasy, crossover YA, historic and paranormal romance and metaphysical nonfiction.

Sandra lives with her husband, a menagerie of pets, and an occasional foster cat in sunny North Carolina. She’s a vegetarian, enjoys kickboxing and loves nothing better than good book. 

You can find her at: Blog | Website | Twitter



                            ********GIVEAWAY********* 

 
This stop is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Sandra will be giving away a digital copy of her novel, "Vampire Bay" at every stop.  

(So make sure you leave an email address to be contacted at)




 Additionally, she's running a contest on her blog
(http://sandracox.blogspot.com) as follows: To enter the contest leave a comment on any posts in June, mention Minder and include your email address, and you're entered to win:

A set of butterfly pins
A Starbucks gift certificate
A book dedication
And a PDF download of Minder

(So don't forget to head over and check out this amazing giveaway on her blog)

For more chances to win follow the tour by clicking : here.

10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Sandra today

Catherine Lee said...

I love today's excerpt. I'm intrigued. Who is that beautiful man with the amber eyes and why is he lusting for her necklace?

Thanks for the fun tour. I've enjoyed learning about you and Minder.

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

smartmouthtexan said...

Another great new to me Author.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Ashley

smartmouthtexan(at)hotmail(dot)com

sherri said...

As one who has trouble seeing from time to time due to a debilitating disease, I relish the times when I can read a good book. This sounds like one that I could totally get lost in!

Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

sherriwhitern(at)gmail(dot)com

Kerry said...

I am excited about reading Minder - Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

Kerryjcj@verizon.net

MomJane said...

This excerpt makes this story sound even more exciting. I can hardly wait to read it.

Linda said...

Love the excerpt and can´t wait to read more!
best wishes & Happy Midsummer Eve!
//Linda

fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

Sandra Cox said...

Ladies, thanks to all of you for following on this tour. You've been a joy.

Lindsey, thanks for hosting me. Your blog is lovely.

Becky Weiner said...

WOW! both books sound really good!! would love both of them!

BeckyLoves2Read @ gmail . com

bn100 said...

The books sound good.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com