Thursday, 7 March 2013

Book Spotlight, Giveaway & Extract: Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon by Robert S Fuller Jr.

We're asked to participate in so many tours, and we generally select them as we're confident that they'll interest our followers. Valerie is no exception. This book sounds so very amazing. Be sure to check it out and the amazing extract too.

Book Blurb:

While collaborating on a fashion show, Samantha Hammond, a forty-something Display Manager, draws the attention of the mysterious clothing designer Valerie Ross. Samantha’s journey of self-discovery takes her from the security of her hometown in Lexington, Ohio to the shores of a secluded paradise called Sabbatical Island. 


As their relationship flourishes, Samantha learns that Valerie harbors a terrifying secret. The revelation thrusts Samantha into a nightmarish world where vampires and witches dwell in the darkness. Pamela Darius, a murderous adversary from Valerie’s past, uses Samantha and those around her as pawns in a deadly game filled with seduction, pain, betrayal, and death.
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About the Author: 
Robert is a fan of all things relating to vampires. It’s this obsession with vampires that makes his debut, “Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon”, the perfect vehicle to launch his writing career. Robert was born and raised in Northeast Ohio at a time when late night television stations filled their programming with old horror movies. Robert gravitated towards the motion picture vampire, but also the vampires depicted in the writings of Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, and Robert McCammon.

Robert worked at JC Penney’s, where he spent 10 years in the Visual Display Department. His love of vampires, and a decade in the retail/fashion industry, provided the inspiration to create his own vampire tale. After several years of writing and re-writing, “Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon” was born.

When Robert isn’t writing, he enjoys going to the movies, or listening to his extensive music collection. Robert is a huge sports fan, but prefers football and baseball to all other sports. One of his favorite pastimes is participating as team owner and Commissioner of a long running fantasy football league. Robert manages to travel to the beaches of South Carolina at least once a year to recharge and enjoy some ocean time. Robert is married to his best friend and soulmate, Jackie. They have a son, Dustin, and two rambunctious cats, Meeps and Benny.
Extract
“Can you still read my thoughts?” Samantha asks taking a deep breath and preparing for the sensation of Valerie entering her mind. Valerie nods cautiously.
“Then read them now before they change,” Samantha says closing her eyes and feeling dizzy for a moment and then suddenly euphoric.
Valerie pauses as she lets her thoughts mingle with Samantha’s. The reason for Samantha’s sly grin quickly becomes clear. Valerie is overcome with excitement, as she reads Samantha’s most intimate thoughts regarding the two of them. Samantha wants her to make love to her until they fall asleep in each other’s arms.
“Dance with me first,” Valerie states standing and holding her hand out. Samantha is tentative at first, but reaches out taking Valerie’s hand, as her heart pounds with anticipation of Valerie holding her close. As they approach the dance floor, her eagerness turns to fear, as she thinks that someone she knows may see them. She tries to turn and walk away, but Valerie snakes her arm around Samantha’s waist and pulls her close.
“Don’t worry. The dance floor is empty and no one is paying attention,” Valerie explains feeling Samantha’s sudden hesitancy.
Samantha looks up from the ground, surprised to see the dance floor is indeed empty. She and Valerie turn towards each other and embrace. Standing at the outer edge of the dance floor, the band begins to play a slow ballad, allowing them to sway in time with the music. Their palms touch, sending chills cascading through Samantha’s body. Valerie’s seductive gaze never leaves Samantha, as they boldly step into the center of the dance floor and Samantha takes the plunge, surrendering herself to Valerie. Samantha’s body nearly melts as Valerie envelops her in a passionate embrace, letting the music carry them around the open dance floor. Their bodies slowly become one.
Gliding along with the music, lost in each other, Samantha releases the last of her resistance and totally gives in to Valerie. She presses her body against Valerie, enjoying its refreshing coolness. Samantha’s head swims, partially from the wine, but mostly from Valerie’s intoxicating power over her. Taking a deep exhilarating breath, she chooses to immerse herself in Valerie’s exotic fountain. She lays her head on Valerie’s shoulder, nuzzling up against her.
“Take me home,” Samantha whispers into Valerie’s mind, no longer able to hold back and deny her body its rampant desire.
    Valerie steps back momentarily, breaking their hold, as she smiles down at Samantha. She nods in agreement and swiftly leads Samantha back to the table as if they are walking on clouds far above the ground. Valerie settles the bill, which includes a nice size tip for their waiter, and picks up their jackets, before leading Samantha out into the night. Hand in hand they are finally ready to face whatever destiny has waiting for them. 

Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon by Robert S Fuller Jr Schedule

March 1st- Kelli @ Kelli’s Book Reviews -Author Interview, Excerpt, Spotlight
Tammy @ Tammy’s Tea Time -Review
March 2nd- Mel & Lana @ Girls *Heart* Books- This or That Interview
March 3rd- Amy & KJ @ Fated Paranormals - Spotlight
March 4th- Heather @ A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews - Excerpt 
March 5th- Rose @ Rose’s Book Corner - Excerpt, Spotlight
March 6th- Ren @ A Little Bit of R & R- Spotlight
March 7th- Tamara @ Tamara’s One Stop Indie Shop- Skype interview w/ author 
-Becky @ Bex ‘n’ Books- Excerpt, Spotlight
March 8th- Cassie @ Sassy Cassie’s Book Reviews- Excerpt
-Sadrina @ Books and their Wordly Realm-Review, Author Interview 
March 9th- Chris @ Recent Reads- Review, Excerpt, Spotlight
-Kristina @ Ever and Ever Sight -Review
March 10th- Tam@ Tam’s Two Cents -Spotlight
-Candy @ Just Me, Myself and I- Review
-Ann @ Rambling Voices in my Head -Review/Promo-Spotlight
-Michele @ Raven Reviews-Spotlight
March 11th- Shaye @ Candy Coated Book Blog-Excerpt
March 12th- Touya @ The Reader’s Garden- Playlist Post
March 13th- Brenda @ Naughty Bits Book Reviews-Excerpt, Spotlight, Author’s Favorite Naughty Bit
March 14th- Julia @ As You Wish Reviews-Review, Character Interview
Valerie: Daughter of the Dragon Prize Pack will include: a t-shirt, a coffee mug, an autographed postcard and a pen. 
**T-shirt will be ordered in winner's size**
**Prize pack may change**


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3 comments:

  1. Wow, this does sound really wonderful! I didn't see a rafflecopter spot.

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  2. This book sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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