Book Tour: Courting Demons by Kerri Nelson – Win a Kindle!
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Check out Kerri’s interview below, followed by more information and an excerpt from Courting Demons. And, don’t forget to read all the way down to find out how you can win a Kindle!
|Today, I’ll be interviewing one of my favorite supporting characters, Mrs. Chow. I will warn you that her English is not so good—so please bear with us.
So, this is Mrs. Chow. She’s a very powerful witch and plays a part in two crucial story scenes within Courting Demons. But as you can see, she’s on a very busy schedule. I hope you’ll read more about here in the book. I loved writing this character so much. I’d have a tough time casting her if I were to get to pick my ultimate movie cast. But after much consideration, I’d go with…beautiful, mysterious and tough as nails actress Elizabeth Sung. You might remember her from her role in Memoirs of a Geisha.
Excerpt: from Courting Demons
Paisley stood there staring at them with her mouth wide open and her hair frizzing up from the humid air that was wafting out from inside the shower.
Her mind raced but the surprise and rage that flooded through her brain prevented her from speaking.
The nude duo in the shower stared at the naked Paisley and they all just stood there for what seemed like an eternity.
Slowly the embarrassment began to wash over Paisley and her face burned. She grabbed wildly for a nearby towel and hurriedly wrapped it around herself.
Paul turned off the shower and stood there in silence with the water dripping down his body. Then he made a dire mistake. He pushed the naked, wild eyed woman behind him as if to shield her from facing Paisley…as if to somehow protect her.
That was when Paisley broke the silence with a scream that sounded like a wild banshee had gotten loose in the house.
“You incredible asshole!” she screamed and slammed the glass door of the shower with a force that proceeded to shatter it to pieces.
The blonde girl screamed and Paul held out his arm as if to ward off the insanity of Paisley.
“Now, just calm down,” he instructed in his trained cop voice.
“I will not!” Paisley screamed and turned around in search of a weapon. She wanted to hurt him. This incredible feeling of violence surged through her and she felt as if the only solution was to cause him physical pain.
Finding nothing nearby she could use, she stormed out of the bathroom. She twisted the towel around herself tightly as she ran through the bedroom and back downstairs. Her bare feet slid as they hit the smooth hardwood floor of the foyer.
As she grabbed hold of the banister railing to steady herself, she saw her son’s baseball bat propped against the wall near the front door. She snatched it up and headed for the garage.
She heard a commotion behind her and knew Paul was running after her. She didn’t care. She didn’t stop. She was a woman on a mission now.
As she stepped onto the cold cement floor of the garage, she felt a sudden intense thrill. She was going to smash his precious bike to smithereens and she was going to enjoy it.
She lifted the bat over her head and cracked it down on the bike. She saw the rearview mirror crumble to the floor.
She screamed out as she struck the handlebars, headlight, and muffler. She was in a furious frenzy and then she felt the strong arms of Paul grab her from behind and hold her tightly against his chest.
“Stop it, Paisley! Dammit!” he boomed at her furiously.
She struggled against him for a moment then suddenly came to a dead stop. She knew she’d never break free of his hold. At only five feet and five inches tall, she was no match for the muscle bound body of the six foot three police officer.
“Look what you did,” he said incredulously.
“Kindly remove your disgusting hands from my body,” Paisley said in a cold, distant voice she didn’t even recognize as her own.
Something in her voice must have reached him because he slowly released her an inch at a time until he was no longer touching her.
She dropped the metal bat on the floor and heard it clatter and then roll under her vehicle.
“Get out of my house,” she said with venom emanating from her voice. She sounded much stronger than she felt.
“No, I won’t,” he replied, crossing his thick forearms over his chest.
She looked down and realized he was standing there butt naked and dripping wet. Normally this would have been a funny scene. Paul naked in the garage, she herself naked except for the cotton towel wrapped around her and his precious beloved motorcycle much worse for the wear. She might even be able to laugh about it later.
For now, she only wanted him out of her sight before the darkness that she so expertly kept hidden inside herself was unleashed.
“This is your last warning, Paul Barton. Get out of my house. Now!” she raised her voice and pointed towards the garage door.
He stood there stock still and remained quiet. His only response was one, final head shake.
That was when she headed for the attic and the long forgotten, dust covered spell book that would soon change her life forever.
About the Author
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
- Read more about Kerri’s books at her website: www.kerrinelson.com
- Follow her on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/kerribookwriter
- Visit her author blog here: www.kerribookwriter.blogspot.com
- Visit her industry blog here: www.thebookboost.blogspot.com
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