Monday, October 27, 2014

New Paranormal from J.C. McKenzie--Plus Gift Card!


Welcome Back!
Today my blog re-debuts on a different day.

To kick off the blog's new birthday, I'm offering a $10 Amazon gift card to a commenter below.

Celebrating the return, I'm thrilled to welcome to feature a book spotlight from fellow author from The Wild Rose Press, J.C. McKenzie. J. C. writes delightful urban fantasy and paranormal tales. Her latest is a novella The Shucker's Booktique, all about a missing friend and an intriguing, mysterious man. 

J.C.'s story is one of the first in TWRP's new Lobster Cove series set in a mythical coastal town.

 Well--here it is. Oh, and the best thing? It's only $2.99!


WILLA MAY BE THE ANCHOR FOR LON’S SOUL, BUT WILL HE SACRIFICE HIS MOST PRECIOUS GIFT FOR HER?

Blurb:
After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker's Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa's heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?

Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she's missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?


Excerpt:
Thump! Thump! Thump!
No! She gasped. It couldn’t be. The banging on the front door of the booktique had to be a figment of her imagination. She couldn’t will Lon into existence. Why would he come back? Especially if he was involved. Unless…cold ice prickled up her spine…unless he needed to eliminate her to take care of loose ends.
No. Crazy thoughts, Willa. He could’ve taken care of her the night before. No, her heart hammered against her chest for a different reason. But it didn’t matter. The knocking on the door wouldn’t, couldn’t be him.
Thump! Thump! Thump!
Could it? She clutched her hot mug in both hands and turned toward the doorway leading to the bookstore. From the kitchen in the back room, she had a clear view through the store to the front door, but not who stood on the other side.
“Willa!” Lon growled. “Wake up and let me in!”
Willa gasped and almost dropped her cup. The tea sloshed around and some spilled over her hands. It burned, but she didn’t move. She couldn’t breathe. Somehow the air got trapped inside her throat. Why was he here? What did he want?
Oh God, let it be me!

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About J.C.

Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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25 comments:

  1. Hi J.C.
    Thanks so much for being here today. I can't wait to read this book--it sounds intriguing and altogether delightful! Many happy sales.

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  2. Wonderful post!! Congratulations on your book. I wish you many sales. Tweeted.

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    1. Thanks Ella! I appreciate the visit :-)

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    2. Hi Ella. Thanks for the visit and tweet!

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  3. Oh, wow! Love the sound of the book! Gotta go to Amazon now!

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    1. Yay!! I love hearing things like this. Thanks :-)

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    2. Doesn't it sound great? Intriguing premise!

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  4. Sounds wonderful! Right up my dark alley :)

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    1. I thought you might like it :) Thanks for stopping by

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    2. Oh nice! A fellow dark alley dweller! Nice to meet you :-)

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  5. Oh my! Wonderful about the water sprite and the attraction between the two and where is Aunt Jenny? Great stuff.

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    1. I know! A mysterious hero who's from the storm-tossed waters. Doesn't it sound delightful?

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    2. Thanks Vicki! Where is Aunt Jenny?!?

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  6. Interesting premise, JC! Wishing you many sales. Congratulations.

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  7. I love the story line. It's really interesting when two people are separated by something they can't control themselves. Also, I love it that people are writing novels and novellas. It's an often overlooked form of literature.

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    1. Very true, Chuck. I also like to see more novellas out. Glad to see you here! Thanks

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    2. Thanks Chuck. You're very right. This is my first novella to write and it posed a different set of challenges to me as a writer, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process and will probably try my hand at a few more. :-)

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  8. "Oh God, let it be me!"
    Could there be a more provocative line? I love it! Best of success with this new book. And that cover is so awesome. It makes me think--I'm not sure who this is, but he's definitely something significant on her horizon.
    Between The Pages

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    1. Lynda, that cover really did its job! Great call. I hadn't thought of that, but once I read your comment, I went back to look and--it does! Glad you stopped by.

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    2. The cover definitely appeals to me in..ahem..a variety of ways. Debbie Taylor of DCA Graphics did an amazing job. She's done all my covers and just nails it every single time. I hadn't thought about the, "something on her horizon," either, but yeah! That totally fits and makes me love the cover all the more. Thanks for pointing it out!

      And p.s., glad you like the line! :-)

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  9. Ooh, Tempests sound cool. Great concept!

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    1. Thank you! I have a bit of a crush on them, myself :-)

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