I'm delighted to have my good friend (and sister Rose from The Wild Rose Press), Karilyn Bentley here in the Tavern today! We're celebrating her new audio release, DEMON LORE on Audible. I loved this story, so I'm happy to hear it's on audio. The champagne is flowing, so grab a glass and listen to what Karilyn has to say...
Hi Mary! Thank you for letting me visit with you today! My exciting news is that Demon Lore, the first book in the Demon Huntress series, is now on Audible. The narrator is Joan Dukore and she does a great job bringing my characters to life.
It felt like forever for a narrator to offer to take on the project (says the impatient author). Then Joan offered and I thought the way she changed voices between the characters was wonderful so I jumped at the chance to have her narrate. As I said, she's great! It's so much fun to hear your book read by a narrator.
Want to try a sample? Click HERE to listen.
Here's a little bit about Demon Lore:
Gin Crawford has enough problems dealing with her empath abilities. Finding out she's the world's newest demon-slayer is the last thing she needs. Unfortunately, when she slips on a mysterious bracelet she is given no other choice. On the plus side, her new gig comes with Tall, Dark and Handsome, a mage who may or may not have her best interests at heart. Thrust into a power-play between good and evil, Gin must choose a side before she becomes the next victim in the ongoing battle.
And an excerpt:
The evil man-thing stands on my porch, his lips turning in a menacing smile of death. I don’t need to touch him to know he wants me dead. Muscles freeze, trapping my breath in my lungs. Like a rabbit in view of a wolf, I’m immobilized, waiting for death’s blow. Time slows, his gaze locks on mine, trapping me in place.
Move, move, move! My mind screams as the man’s fingers twitch.
But the spike of adrenaline explodes into my limbs too late to stop the backhand blow slamming across my jaw.
I superman it halfway across the living room. Land on the hardwood floor in a thud of pain-ridden limbs. My jaw morphs into a screaming ball of nerves. My head no sooner hits the floor than I hear the bracelet scream, a high-pitched wail quivering through my skin like vibrations from a tuning fork. The bracelet tightens around my wrist, cutting off the circulation, and then it loosens with a pop at the same time I hear the door click closed.
Ohgodohgodohgod, I’m going to die. I don’t want to die. No, no, no, no, no. Pain and terror hold me crumpled on the floor as my mind crawls backward in time.
But I’m no longer a child, fearful of fists and words, cowering on the ground.
I’m a fighter.
My head spins, but I refuse to lie on the floor waiting to be killed, so I attempt to stand. Evil Guy laughs as I ass-plant it. Laughs as a moan escapes my lips. He takes a step toward me, right arm drawn back for a hit. His fist hurls toward my face, but I manage to block it with my left arm. My right arm, the one with the bracelet, shoves forward, slamming into his chest.
His black eyes widen, mouth open in surprise, his hands fluttering to his chest before dropping. I stare at my hand, stare hard, for I’m as surprised as Evil Guy. The bracelet had become a sword, a long, thin spike of metal extending from the silver links, straight into Evil Guy’s heart.
Definitely a sword. The flat of the blade rests against the back of my hand, cool metal heating from the warmth of my skin. Small silver links circle around my palm, lending stability to the two-foot long sword.
I’m not sure which scares me more, Evil Guy paying me a visit or the fact the bracelet performed a morphing trick.
Where to find Demon Lore:
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00PKY3CC4 B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/demon-lore-karilyn-bentley/1120908234 TWRP: https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/3392-demon-lore.html iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/demon-lore/id952887490 Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Demon-Lore-Audiobook/B07L3C4B7P
All about Karilyn:
Karilyn Bentley's love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.
Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.
Karilyn lives in Colorado with her own hunky hero, a crazy dog nicknamed The Kraken, a silly not-quite-a-puppy, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.
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