Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Seduced by Blog Blog Tour

Seduced by Blood
Sweetblood Series #4
Release date July 24, 2012
E-books released August 1, 2012

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Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions: Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors... Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface-a power that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side-and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both.


By Laurie London

Hola” he said as he approached. “Roxanne, I presume?

She straightened her spine at the sound of his voice and turned to face him. And for just a moment, he forgot entirely why he was here.

Since joining the Agency over a century ago, he’d been stationed in various parts of the world that most people only experienced by reading books and magazines, seeing pictures online or news clips on television. And hed witnessed many astounding things. Tattooed pleasure workers in Thailand, secret Incan mating rituals, French courtesans well versed in the sexual arts. In short, hed seen a lot, experienced a lot. There wasnt much that could take his breath away.

Until now.

“And you must be Santiago.

God, he even liked the sound of her voice.

She picked at a twig nestled in her dark blond hair, which fell past her shoulders in messy, tangled curls, but she wasnt having much luck.

“Here, let me get that. Without thinking, he reached over and had to use two hands to keep from pulling her hair too much. “There, got it.

It was only after he was done that he realized how intimate an action it had been. He stepped away and folded his arms over his chest as he studied her.

Despite the frigid night air, she wore a cream-colored tank top with a surf shop logo that sported a few blood stains, dark brown yoga pantsthe kind that felt different depending on whether you ran your hand up or down the fabric, and slip-on, once-turquoise tennis shoes that were now covered in mud. The juxtaposition between feminine perfection and scrappy street fighter was so utterly arresting that the world fell away for one brief moment.

Although none of her individual features stood out on their own—straight nose, golden eyes framed by dark lashes, and lips that were neither thin nor generous—when they were put together, she was striking. Her face was oval, her skin smooth and unblemished except for a smudge on one cheek. He had the sudden urge to brush his fingertips against her skin to see if it was dirt or blood. She wasnt old, but the confidence reflected in her eyes indicated that her Time of Change, when a vampire youthlings blood cravings began, was decades behind her.

“So what do we have here? he asked, glancing at the charred remains. His tone was purposely sharp and businesslike as he attempted to shake off his lingering reaction to her. He didnt like losing control of his thoughts like this.

She fingered her necklace. “Turned out I was able to handle the situation on my own.

“And the human witnesses?

“Theyll need to be dealt with. I didnt have the energy to wipe their minds, only to insert a sleep suggestion.

Very clever, he thought, noticing for the first time the weariness in her eyes. “What about the other Darkblood? You said there were two.

“I took care of them both. Here—” she toed her sneaker against the pile of ash at her feet, “—and over there about twelve to fifteen feet beyond that downed tree.

“I dont understand. You said on the phone you didnt have any weapons.

“I didnt.

“Then how?

“I used theirs, she said matter-of-factly, as if disarming two Darkbloods who were probably high on Sweet was something a teacher dealt with every day.

It still didnt make sense. His confusion mustve been apparent because she continued. I pretended I was trying to get away from the sweetblood human, that I was concerned I might kill him, and needed their help.

“So they knew you were a fellow vampire.

“Yes, but they had no idea I knew they were Darkbloods. As soon as they didnt consider me a threat and dropped their guard, it was a simple matter to strip their weapons and use them to my advantage.

This woman performed under pressure as well as any Guardian hed worked with, and yet she was just a teacher at Tracker Academy. What happened to the adage, those who cant do, teach?

A little about Laurie:

A graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in Business Administration and a former tester/programmer for a Fortune 500 company, Laurie London now writes from her home near Seattle where she lives with her husband and two children.

Her debut book, BONDED BY BLOOD, A Sweetblood Novel, came out February 2011 from HQN Books. It was followed by HIDDEN BY BLOOD, an e-novella June 2011; EMBRACED BY BLOOD July 2011; “Enchanted By Blood,” a novella in the anthology A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS Oct 2011; TEMPTED BY BLOODMarch 2012; and SEDUCED BY BLOOD August 2012.

Her writing has won and been a finalist in several prestigious contests including the Beacon, the Emerald City Opener, the Marlene, and the Orange Rose.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America®, Greater Seattle Area RWA, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  
When not writing, she can be found running, reading, or riding and showing her horse. Someday she hopes to qualify for the Quarter Horse World Show – that is, if her horse doesn’t get hurt again.

Find Laurie here

Laurie’s Christmas novella is a finalist in the Prism contest this year.  When we have more details we will pass this on to you.

Giveaway Time!

For a chance to win a copy of Seduced by Blood and a set of Trading Cards. {Paperback & Trading Cards for a US/Canada winner. International winner would receive an E-BOOK of Seduced by Blood (Amazon or B&N only) . To enter please comment here with you email address. A winner will be picked using at the end of the tour and emailed. *No email = no entry

By commenting you will also have a chance at the GRAND PRIZE of a set of the SweetBlood Series, along with a set of Trading Cards and a custom made book thong by Mandy from Shiny Stupid Designs. {US/Canada Only} Winner will be picked at the end of the tour.

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  2. This sounds like my type of book... ;-)

    gcosta AT mufley DOT com

  3. I love this series and Santiago is amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway.


  4. Sounds awesome to me...

  5. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Great excerpt.


  6. The book sounds amazing and thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love this series! Thanks for the chance.

  8. I've enjoyed the series so far but how many books will the series have?
    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  9. I like vampire stories and really want to read this! Thanks for the chance :)


  10. Hello Laurie,

    I have not read your Sweetblood Series yet, but they LQQk like Excellent Reads, I'll definiately be adding them to my "to buy" list...& Congrats on your upcoming relases, "Seduced by Blood" Book #4.

    Take care,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  11. Thanks, everyone, for the excerpt love and thanks, Leagh, for having me on today!

    @Diane, right now there are 4 books and 2 novellas in the series. I see at least 3 more in the world, but the focus may move away from the Seattle Guardians for a while. There are few other possibilities in the Sweetblood world that are calling to me right now and who am I to ignore that siren's call? ;-)

  12. Thanks so much for the great excerpt. I can't wait to read this book, I have loved the books I have read in this series.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. Book sounds amazing! Thank you for the giveaway :)

  14. I've loved reading the books in this series so far. Thanks for this opportunity. Look forward to reading this newest release Seduced By Blood.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  15. So glad you're enjoying the books! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading the excerpt.

  16. Such a great excerpt! I want more! I love this series!

    riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

  17. This one sounds really amazing! Please enter me in the giveaway.

  18. I haven't read any of the books in this series but I loved the excerpt from "Seduced by Blood"!
    Santiago and Roxanne seem like the perfect match for each other. Thank you for the giveaway!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  19. I was really interested reading about Laurie's story. It's been several years since I've read this genre and I was impressed by her storyline.

    Previously I had read and enjoyed books with vampires but read several with absolutely no plot line and got discouraged. On the only hand Santiago and Roxy sound like "real" thoughtfully developed characters. I even like how Santiago is described as a "Guardian" enforcer which helps set the tone of his character's personality and beliefs.

    Thanks for showing me that picking up a book with Vampires should again be on my TBR list!


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