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Blog Tour: Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads

Posted October 17, 2016 by Rowena in Promotions | 2 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

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Abbie Roads has a new paranormal romantic suspense series out and the first book is Race the Darkness. It came out on October 4th and Casee reviewed the book this morning. You can read her review here.

We are excited to be a part of Abbie Road’s blog tour. We have an excerpt to share and who doesn’t love a great excerpt? Check it out!

Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Dreams #1
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense

Cursed with a terrible gift…

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

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Excerpt

Isleen floated in that sweet spot between reality and waking. The only thing penetrating her sleepy haze was the scent of warm graham crackers and autumn leaves. It was a scent she was familiar with, one she loved. It was the scent of all her favorite memories. It was the scent of Xander.

A predawn haze of gray lit the room, touching everything with its soft color. Her head was pillowed on his shoulder, her face pressed against his neck, her body encased in the security of his arms, and he had one of his legs tossed over her thighs. Not since she was a little girl—too naive to know pain existed in the world—had she felt this absolutely safe.

Something strange seemed to happen whenever she was near him. The sheer power of his presence salved the wounds of her past and shaped her into the strong and capable woman she was meant to be. The real her. The person she would’ve been if she hadn’t endured so much horror. The person she’d only had a chance to be in her nightly dreams of Xander. And weren’t those dreams doozies?

Memories of him from her dreams flooded her mind, heating her body. Their nightly escapades had always been vivid and oh, so intimate. Her female parts wanted to nestle and squirm in closer to him, to satisfy the longing building from the mere memories of dreams, but she was already as close as she could get with her clothes on. Just what would happen if her clothes were off? Didn’t that bring to mind explicit, triple X-rated thoughts?

From her dreams, she knew what lay underneath his clothes, knew he was spectacular. Everywhere. And the hard length of him moving inside her, filling her so deliciously… It was a miracle that a body could feel so wanting and wonderful at the same time.

Her awareness of just how they were lying in the bed—groin to groin—gave her another flash of heat. Or was that longing? She could feel him through his pants, resting against her needy bundle of nerves. Her attention narrowed more and more until the only thing she could think about, the only thing she could feel was him right there, right where she wanted him.

She tried to hold still, not to move, not to disturb what was already the best moment of her waking life, but her body had other intentions. Excruciatingly slowly, so she didn’t wake him, she rocked her hips forward and back, rubbing against him. Instead of offering any satisfaction, need blazed brighter. If she didn’t stop, she’d end up dry humping him in his sleep.

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About the Author

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Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
7. Her first book will be out October 2016 through Sourcebooks.


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Review: Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads

Posted October 17, 2016 by Casee in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: Race the Darkness by Abbie RoadsReviewer: Casee
Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Dreams #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: October 4th 2016
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 352
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

First in a gripping paranormal romantic suspense duo by a Golden Heart finalist debut author whose clinical work gives her chilling insights...

Cursed with a terrible gift...

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you—he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them...

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

Xander Stone was cursed with a gift (oxymoron, isn’t it?) when he was struck by lightning. Not only was he terribly disfigured, but he can hear people’s thoughts. He uses his so-called gift to help law enforcement to get the criminals that they can’t get just by sitting across the table from the criminals. It proves highly effective.

Xander has been hearing a woman’s voice for years, a voice begging for help. He chalks it up to who he has called “The Bastard in his Brain” screwing with him and has ignored it for as long as he has heard it. One night when he goes on a beer run, the Bastard somehow turns him toward a place that he’s never been and never had any desire to go. It’s there that he finds two women being held captive. Xander is shocked and dismayed when he realizes that one of the women is the voice that he’s been ignoring in his head for all those years. Now, he determined to get her out alive, his life be damned.

Isleen Walker and her grandmother have given up hope. Having been taken captive eight years ago, all they know is that their time is coming to an end. The psychopath, Queen, is starting to spout off even more crazy stuff than usual. When Xander shows up at their own personal hell, Isleen can’t believe what she’s seeing. The man that she’s been dreaming about for years. Xander Stone is her own personal savior, the man that her grandmother said was coming. The man that would save her.

Although Xander saves both she and her grandmother, there is still someone out there that wants to kill them both. Someone that thinks their demons. Xander is instantly drawn to Isleen and can barely bring himself to leave her side. She’s the only one that can quiet his brain, the only one that he feels any peace with. As for Isleen, Xander is the only one that she feels safe with. Their relationship is prophesied though they don’t know it. These two have so much to overcome and the only way they can do it is together.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5.

three-half-stars


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