Welcome to stop #11 in my blog tour For Chosen By Sin (Para-Ops #3).
Thank you to Bells for having me here today! This tour focuses on my writing and my paranormal series, but also my Twelve Resolutions for 2012, as well as the resolutions of my hero in Chosen By Sin, werebeast Dex Hunt. Those of you who know Dex know he's a bit...difficult, so I'm curious to see what he comes up with. (Psst: Dex doesn't actually know it, but his “resolutions” are more like a Twelve-Step Program designed by me to get him to his HEA).
I'll be giving away a prize to one commenter from this blog stop, but I'm also giving away one grand prize to one blog tour follower. See the giveaway details below! :)
The Para-Ops Series: Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills. (Chosen By Blood (Book 1), Chosen By Fate (Book 2))
So what's Resolution #11 for me? Resist Binge Online Shopping
This is usually cyclical for me. Winter, when all the holiday sales and enticements are going on, is the worst time for me. It's especially hard because I'm on the computer and online so much. I suffer from the “why not buy it and if it doesn't work, I can always return it” philosophy. I think in small doses, this is fine, but I tend to end up with bags of stuff I never returned in the time I should have!
And what's Resolution #11 for Dex Hunt?
Here's a hint from Chosen By Sin.
However he got the information, Mahone was counting on Dex bringing him back something useful. And if the “good” shape-shifters wouldn’t open up to him? Well, Mahone had prepared for that contingency, too.
By strategically leaking Jesmina’s suspicions about Dex to several shape-shifters, Mahone was gambling that word would get around and that the “bad” shape-shifters would go after Dex themselves. After all, what better way to get those shape-shifters’ attention than to dangle the promise of immortality in front of them. Immortality not just for them, but for the dark spirits they raised.
Of course, that meant others might hear the gossip and go after Dex, too.
In effect, Mahone had probably unleashed a whole hella-lotta nasty on the werebeast. Mahone couldn’t afford to feel regret or to hesitate because of it.
I hate to admit it but all this time I've been telling Dex he needs to trust and let his guard down. That is so true. But Resolution #11 for Dex is this: FBI Director Kyle Mahone is basically a good guy, but he always has an agenda. Proceed with caution!
Want to see a trailer I made depicting the Para-Ops characters as I see them? Dex is particularly yummy! Here's the link: http://on.fb.me/z6Z8nI
Bio: Virna DePaul is a former prosecutor and now national bestselling author of the Para-Ops Novels. She also writes contemporary romantic suspense for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (It Started That Night, May 2012) and HQN (Shades Of Desire, June 2012).
Blurb for Chosen By Sin:
The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…
For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A.
As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.
Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.
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Daily Blog Tour Giveaway: Today, Virna is gifting one book from her backlist (prize winner's choice, see backlist here) to one randomly selected commenter who either leaves a comment on the blog, or a question for Virna to answer. Please also include your email addy.
GRAND PRIZE TOUR GIVEAWAY: What was Dex's "resolution" that Virna talked about today? Do you know the answer? Fantastic!! Because...
Virna is also gifting a $100 Amazon gift card to one randomly selected reader who leaves the answer to this question during the blog tour. Go to: http://chosenbysin.com/virtual-tour-grand-prize You can be entered to win the grand prize once each day by simply following the tour from January 9 - 20, and leaving your answer with each day's different resolution!!
Virna is also offering autographed copies of CHOSEN BY SIN for purchase during this blog tour. To purchase an autographed copy, please visit http://chosenbysin.com.