Friday, February 10, 2012

{Giveaway and Book Tour} Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P Waldrop

Welcome to the Ties to the Blood Moon Virtual Book Tour hosted by Bree @ The Magic Attic. Today, I have the privilege of showing you the first excerpt from the first installment of Robin P Waldrop's enticing tale about mythical creatures and ancient lore. 

Excerpt - Prologue

Aunt Bev kept telling me it wasn’t my fault. But, if I had waited one more day before leaving to spend spring break with her in Alaska, I would have been home to pull my mother from the burning house. I knew my aunt meant well, but it hadn’t helped with my dreams for the past two weeks. Or should I say, nightmares?

As soon as I lay down and closed my eyes, the same scene filled my mind over and over again. Almost like a memory. I was in the woods just outside my house and helplessly watched a huge ferocious dog-like creature circling my house while it burned. At first glance the animal appeared to be red, but as I continued to stare, the color of his fur shifted like dancing flames. My home was on fire and I looked helplessly on, listening to my mother’s screams coming from somewhere inside. I knew I had to save her, but I was afraid.

“Mom,” I screamed, and started to rush for the house when the beast noticed me and snarled. I froze, unable to move. His yellow eyes glowed as if they reflected the fire behind him and I saw his blood-stained fangs.

I quickly ran away from the house. Away from saving my mother from the hungry flames that consumed her. I glanced to either side as I ran and saw the faint reddish glow of several other dogs through the trees. They had joined the first dog in the pursuit of his prey.

My lungs burned as the woods ignited behind the dogs, forcing me to run faster or be consumed by the same fire that claimed my mother’s life. I skidded to a stop at the edge of a cliff and spun around to face the pack of wild beasts as one by one they emerged from the burning trees and approached me. They appeared to be almost smiling.

I had two choices—each of them a death sentence. I chose the latter and leaped from the cliff. The dogs peered over the edge as I fell away from them. They seemed disappointed with my choice. As they moved away out of sight I looked below and saw the ground rushing up at me.

Right before impact I woke up and realized I was still falling. I hit the hardwood floor beside my bed and cried out.

That's enough to make you want to read the book...right? Well, were not done yet...check out this awesome book trailer and then enter for a chance to win an ebook of Ties to the Blood Moon.

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  1. OOoh!! I have this on my TBR pile, for review, and now I can't wait to get to it.

    Well, I already wanted to read it because the concept is so great, and I liked the sample, but now you've just reminded me of why I wanted to read this one so badly!

    Ron @ Stories of my life

  2. Thanks, Ron! I can't wait for you to read Ties. Book 2 promises to be even better, and I am having a blast writing it.

    And to my dearest friend, Kristin. Thank you for being such a big part of Ties and also this blog tour. It means so much to me.



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