Sunday, 5 May 2013

Book Tour Spotlight & Giveaway: Night Hawk by J.E. Taylor

Night Hawk 
Book One – Night Hawk Series J.E. Taylor 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Publisher: Novel Concept Publishing, LLC 
Cover Artist: CoverShotCreations.com 


Book Description: 

Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi. 

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge. 




Short Excerpt

“You’re more than welcome to join me,” I said when she showed no signs of moving.

Her mouth opened and she glanced back toward the living room. “When?”

“Right now,” I said, knowing she wasn’t referring to my offer.

She rolled her eyes. “When did you paint that mural?”

“A long time ago,” I said. “Now, are you going to join me or not?” This time I turned toward her, giving her the full view and I smiled at the way her gaze bounced, her eyes widening a fraction before inching their way back up my chest to my face. Her cheeks bloomed and I cocked an eyebrow at her.

She pressed her lips together and slammed the door, marching out of the room in a huff.

I chuckled and ran the soap over my chest, running my fingers over what was left of the welt on my skin. The vampiric healing powers still amazed me enough that I missed the shift in the air around me.

Nails scraped my back and I jumped, swinging my head in the direction of the disturbance. Her wide eyes met mine and I turned, drinking her in from head to toe. Exquisite was the only word that popped into mind and when her fingers touched my chest I reached, covering her hand and holding it against my skin.

“What are you doing?” I whispered because having her undressed and this close put me at a major disadvantage.

“I’m saying thank you,” she said and her hands moved lower.

Catching her wrists, I warned, “Naomi, don’t start something you can’t finish.” My body responded anyway and she closed the distance. Her lips grazed my chest and I closed my eyes, releasing her and surrendering to her exploration.

When her tongue trailed lower, I recalled the memories of her ex and my eyes snapped open. As much as the thought of her taking me in her mouth thrilled me, I didn’t want to be that memory and I grabbed her by the shoulders, pulling her up to face me. She wasn’t one of the common harlots from my past that I let drop to their knees before me.

No, Naomi was different and I wanted more.

“You do not have to do this just because you aren’t ready for anything else.”

Her dark eyes met mine and I traced the frame of her face with my fingertips, studying every curve. Leaning down, I took her lower lip in my mouth, sucking gently before shifting and delivering a kiss that started as tender and rich as her blood, but it soon escalated into an all-consuming heat and I could envision living in this bliss for the rest of eternity.

I had lied to her today.

Fear wasn’t the only deep emotion I had encountered since I plucked her out of the sky, this need to connect, to love again overwhelmed me. The irony of her name and the form she turned into added to the feel that fate had prepared this feast just for me. 
About the Author: 
J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked: 

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes a more than a dozen published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies.

In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing

(www.novelconceptpublishing), Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory (www.allegoryezine.com), an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two and also offers her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.

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12 comments:

  1. Urban fantasies are the perfect escape from the boring day to day .I love them because I can lose myself in them and forget all about my problems.
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  2. Thank you very much for having me on your blog today!

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    1. Our pleasure. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. I love the worlds created with Urban Fantasy. Cannot wait to see where they take me.

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  4. this book sounds awesome and different
    i love urban fantasies cus each world you delve into is completly different :)
    danielsangel101@yahoo.co.uk

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  5. I love urban fantasies because they let you escape to a whole other world. I'm disabled and stuck in my house most of the time. Books are my escape from this reality. I can be someone else, imagine how I want characters to look. I can just LIVE!!!!
    drmurphy106@yahoo.com
    Donna Murphy

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    1. Please ignore the "Chase Long" above. I can't get it to change to a different google account. My name and email follows the statement. Thank you,
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  6. Words , worlds and characters are endless.

    Urban fantasy can take you anywhere. Especially in the world of the paranormal.

    Loved the excerpt. Will be adding this to my tbr pile !

    Kat

    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  7. Urban fantasy are fun b/c they can take you anywhere with your imagination.

    Happy mothers day

    nikkimedical@yahoo.com

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  8. I like the world building involved also, to be able to escape into something different is always a good thing.

    pypercharmed@yahoo.com

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  9. i just think they are awesome! i love using my imagination and escaping reality.

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