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Friday, June 8, 2018

Away by Meg Benjamin - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Meg Benjamin and her new book, “Away”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Meg and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Away
by Meg Benjamin

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GENRE: Paranormal Romance

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BLURB:

Grim Morrigan, Guardian of the Ward and part-time private detective, polices the Folk, the clans of fairies who live in the foothills outside Denver. But his main job is concealing their true nature from the mortals around them.

Enter mortal Annie Duran, who hires him to look for her brother Richard, missing and presumed dead for ten years. Annie has seen Richard in the parking lot of the nightclub where she works. Now she wants answers, and Grim’s supposed to find them.

The quest for Richard ensnares both Grim and Annie in a sinister conspiracy involving kidnapped women and outlaw magic. But they also discover their own overwhelming attraction to each other.

When Annie herself disappears, Grim’s need for answers becomes even more urgent. With the help of a dissolute prince and a motley crew of unlikely fairies, Grim confronts a rebellion among the Folk.

And it may take more than just magic and luck to save both Annie and Grim this time.

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EXCERPT TWO:


Across from them, Bertie pulled his coat tighter.

Another Barbegazi turned toward Gowan, his voice low. “The curse begins in cold. Your hands and feet are never warm again. Then it travels to arms and legs, like frost across a frozen lake.”

His mouth a rigid line, Gowan flexed his fingers.

“When it reaches your stomach, it’s like you ate a dinner of sleet,” another Barbegazi threw in. “No matter how much coffee or tea or even mulled wine you drink, your guts stay frozen.”

Grim resisted the urge to zip his coat. The Barbegazi spell was spilling over onto him, too, but he didn’t want any distractions right now.

Something old and dark had entered the room. Not a trick this time. Mountain magic, from before the time the Barbegazi had moved below the timberline. Ancient power slid through the space like hoarfrost. Grim fought down his own shivering. 

The Seelie’s ears were rimmed with ice. Spots of white and yellow marked the beginning of frostbite on Gowan’s cheeks. His hands were reddening around the joints. “Stop it,” he rasped.

“It’s a curse, Gowan. It doesn’t stop unless they rescind it.” Grim had to stiffen his jaw to keep his teeth from chattering. “And this is only a taste of what it’s like. A brief demonstration, more or less. Give them to me and the curse won’t be imposed. Drag them off to the punishment suite, and you and your men had better lay in a supply of electric blankets.”

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GUEST POST:

Five Reasons to Read Away, Book 1 of The Folk

1. You’ll experience a very different, world—the world of the Folk, modern fairies living in the Colorado Rockies. The Folk have a very different lifestyle from the mortals around them (no, they’re not immortal, they just use mortal to designate people who aren’t like them). They live in clans, groups of the Folk who came to this country several hundred years ago from Europe. They have a queen, but they’re really ruled by the chiefs of their clans. They live together in compounds in the mountains, for the most part. But some are independent, like my hero, Grim Morrigan. And there are lots of tensions among the clan groups that an unknown force is choosing to make a lot worse. Grim, a Guardian of the Ward (i.e., a Folk police detective) is trying to find out who’s behind the problems and how to head them off before they endanger everyone around him. But he finds he has some powerful enemies.

2. You’ll experience a very familiar world—the world of the mortals who surround the Folk. Although the Folk have a culture of their own, they live in parallel with the rest of us. They drink the same beer we do, dance to the same tunes, and enjoy the same kind of nightlife. And sometimes they have affairs with mortals, although those rarely end well. Just ask the large number of “half-bloods” living in the greater Denver area, neither entirely Folk nor entirely mortal and possessing some skills not even the Folk are familiar with.

3. You’ll see what happens when those worlds overlap. Let’s say you’d like to go for a hike in my neck of the woods: the western suburbs of Denver. You could go to Golden Gate Canyon State Park outside Golden and hike to a deserted ranch in a couple of hours. Nice hike. I’ve done it myself. My heroine decides to do it because she’s feeling a little stressed and wants to stretch her legs. Bad idea. She runs into a Black Dog on the trail—not a dog that’s black, mind you; a supernatural Black Dog. That’s what happens when you live side-by-side with the Folk: your world occasionally overlaps with theirs, and the result may be a little startling.

4. You’ll be plunged into the mystery of Richard Duran. Richard Duran vanished ten years ago and was presumed dead after he disappeared in an abandoned mine. But his sister Annie, whom Richard left waiting on the mountainside on the day he was lost, swears she saw him in the parking lot at the nightclub where she waits tables. Annie hires Grim Morrigan to find her brother. Grim takes the job because parts of her story remind him of Folk traditions, and he suspects some rogue faction of the Folk may be kidnapping mortals as their ancestors did back in the day. The question of where and who Richard Duran is becomes the key to a series of mysteries that will haunt both Annie and Grim.

5. You’ll have your ideas of fairies rearranged. Let’s face it: for most of us fairies are tiny women in tulle tutus with transparent wings named Orange Blossom or Sweet Willow. The Folk are different, sometimes very different. They look just like us, but they have a few…extras. Some of them can talk to animals. Some of them can blow you across the room with a hand gesture. Some of them can call up a spell to freeze your beer—or your soul. As Grim says at one point, “They’re not the most principled beings in the world.” But the half-blood Grim is willing to take his chances to help Annie find her brother. And Annie plunges into the world of the Folk to find closure and the solution to a mystery that’s haunted her family. But neither Annie nor Grim is ready for all they find. This particular fairyland is a lot different from the Disney version.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Meg Benjamin is an award-winning author of contemporary romance. Her newest series, the Folk, is a paranormal trilogy set in Colorado. Meg’s Konigsburg series is set in the Texas Hill Country and her Salt Box and Brewing Love trilogies are set in the Colorado Rockies (both are available from Entangled Publishing). Along with contemporary romance, Meg is also the author of the paranormal Ramos Family trilogy from Berkley InterMix. Meg’s books have won numerous awards, including an EPIC Award, a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers, the Beanpot Award from the New England Romance Writers, and the Award of Excellence from Colorado Romance Writers. Meg’s Web site is http://www.MegBenjamin.com. You can follow her on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/meg.benjamin1), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/megbenjamin/), and Twitter (http://twitter.com/megbenj1). Meg loves to hear from readers—contact her at meg@megbenjamin.com.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Meg will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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9 comments:

  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt, book description and giveaway as well. Great Post!

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  3. Happy Friday! Thanks for sharing the great post :)

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  4. Congrats on your book tour. I wish you the best of luck. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  5. I enjoy reading the excerpt, thank you! Congrats on the tour!

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