Hello: Reviews by Crystal! – DARK (Stronghold) #giveaway #VBT

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I’m having a virtual book tour for DARK!

Today I’m at  – Reviews by Crystal  –  Author Interview

Want to know my writing routine? My favorite authors? Wonder no more. An interview is waiting for you (click the link), along with a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway!

And here’s where I’ll be for the rest of the week:

Aug 21 – A Passion for Romance – Character Interview

Aug 22 – Lusty Penguin  – Guest Post

stop#2 – Dalene’s Book Reviews – Review/spotlight

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Erotic Romance (MF), May/Dec, New Adult, Rubenesque, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Suspense
Word Count: 38,070
Heat Level 3
Published By: Evernight Publishing

Click here to read an excerpt.

Greyson Dark doesn’t like strangers in his territory.

Eva Waverley doesn’t like being told to keep out.

After her father’s suicide, hiking is the only thing that makes the bullying in Eva’s new school bearable. When Greyson rescues her from a tumble, she falls for him despite his autocratic demeanor. She’s leaving for college soon—what does it matter if she crushes on a man everyone else fears?

Greyson suspects Eva is his true mate, but duty demands he remain aloof. She doesn’t know he’s a long-lived Sentry, sworn to protect Earth from the Spiders, an ancient alien menace. When she leaves for college, he’s relieved, but four years later she comes back, all grown up and more gorgeous than ever.

Greyson can’t afford to care for a mortal woman, no matter how compelling. Hackers are attacking Stronghold, the Sentries’ net, and Spiders are swarming beyond the moon, but when Eva is attacked, he discovers he can’t just let her die…


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Mid Week Tease: Dusk (Stronghold #2) – #MWTease


It’s Mid Week Tease time again, hosted by the delicious Sandra Bunino!

The tease below is from my brand new WIP: the second book of my Stronghold series. I’m calling it Dusk, after the hero, Solomon Dusk.

In the scene below, Sentry Solomon Dusk calls Lucy at work, the girl he helped to heal in the first Stronghold book, Dark. Neither of them are particularly sure of each other. 😀



“I am sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt you at your job,” he said, voice going low. “I’ll leave you to finish your day.”

“No, wait!” Lucy exclaimed, sensing he was about to hang up. “Wait.” She listened to him draw in a breath and hurried to speak before he disconnected. “Solomon. I have to ask you something.” She tried out his name for the first time. It felt weird, to be talking to him as if he were an ordinary human. He wasn’t. He was near-immortal. He was over two centuries older than her. She was twenty, barely an adult, and he was older than everyone.

“I’m here.”

She swallowed, gathering her courage. “We’re safe, aren’t we? I mean, there aren’t any more Spiders on Earth, right?” She had to ask. She couldn’t help it, even if she sounded like a little girl. The nightmares came too often for her to ever fully forget what had happened all those months ago. She rubbed at her arm again, then forced herself to stop. When the Spiders attacked her and Eva in early summer, the only thing she clearly remembered in the midst of the blistering pain was Solomon Dusk’s light brown eyes, specked with silver. He’d stared at her, wordlessly reassuring her that everything would be all right.

How she she’d seen him, she didn’t know. Eva told her she’d passed out when one of the aliens had burrowed into her arm, hooking onto her nerves and destroying her from the inside out. It had felt like someone had poured molten lava into her body. She vaguely remembered Eva’s Sentry, Greyson, taking her hand. She could sort of recall him murmuring to her, but Solomon’s eyes staring calmly into hers was what truly kept her sane through the entire, wretched experience.

“You are safe, Lucinda,” he said quietly. “I would never allow the Spiders to harm you. Not ever again.”

After that extraordinary statement, the faint click on the line told her he’d hung up. Lucy stared at the phone in her hand, then slowly tapped the icon to dismiss the call.


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