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Giveaway (US/Int) & Spotlight On: Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

by davincikittieMay 5, 2013

Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey KennedyNexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

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I’ve found you, fur ball.

Nexi peered from behind the large oak tree and spotted the small log cabin nestled in the thick forest. The porch light cast a warm glow into the night. Fog settled over the lush grass, and the night was dark, eerie.

Stepping away from her hiding place behind the tree, she strode forward and gripped the dagger tightly in her hand. Keeping the silver blade pointed outward, she climbed the cabin’s porch steps, taking each one slowly to avoid detection.

Once she arrived at the front door, she wrapped her hand around the door handle. Rich hunger for revenge burned in her veins and made her intent on one thing: to slaughter the werewolf who escaped the night of her parents’ murder. Not caring what awaited her, she stormed inside, dagger pointed, ready to kill.

The simple cabin had two large brown couches near a wood-burning stove, a kitchenette behind the living room, and a quilt-covered bed resting in the back. And that was it; there were no other rooms to investigate. No secret hiding places she could see.

No damned werewolf.
She cursed, shut the front door behind her, then trotted down the steps to return to her hiding spot. On her way across the yard, she glanced at the space to the right of the tree, which looked much like a heat wave, indicating that the portal to the Otherworld remained.

In some places around the world—or the Earthworld, as supernaturals had called it—there were permanent portals to the supernatural realm. This portal had only appeared because Nexi had travelled to this cabin from the Otherworld. Once she passed through the portal again, the gateway would vanish.

Magic had its perks. Quick travel was one of them.

Nexi shook her head at how normal all this magical stuff seemed now. Just over a month ago she’d never believed in anything that went bump in the night. Now she knew all those things existed, and in fact, she was one of them.

To her horror, she had learned that her birth mother, Tillie, had been murdered by a power-hungry vampire, Lazarus. All those years ago, her birth father, Drake, had protectively decided to block Nexi’s supernatural abilities. He had planned for her to live and die as a mortal. Now with her return to the Otherworld and the removal of the block on her true identity, there was no going back.

She was no longer plain, human, Nexi Jones.

She was Nexi Jones, part guardian, part witch.

Looking away from the portal and to her hiding spot until the werewolf returned, she hurried her steps. She wasn’t ready to return to the Otherworld yet. Not until she had the werewolf’s head as her wall ornament would she dare go home.

Just as she neared the tree, a woodsy scent that had nothing to do with the forest mixed with the citrusy aroma of aftershave. A blink of an eye later, the dagger she held was now at her throat, a hard body closed in on her back.

“You smelled lovely when you arrived.” The low voice by her ear held a faint English accent. “But I never imagined you’d be so pretty.”

The blade pressed into her skin, not drawing blood, but implying that if the werewolf chose, she’d be destined for the grave. “I’m…”

“Going to explain yourself.” He lowered the dagger, took hold of her arm, and jerked her forward.

In a few short strides, the werewolf tossed her through the threshold of the cabin, and slammed the door behind them. He sauntered to the couch, sat down, and regarded her. “Now then, darlin’.” His olive skin was stunningly flawless, and his chocolate-colored hair was spiked tall. “Why would a pretty lass like yourself plan to attack me?”

“Don’t move.” That charm wouldn’t fool her. “Stay right where you are.”

“My mouth is the only thing moving.” His slanted amber eyes raked over her. “Would you like me to stop talking?”

“No.” She hesitated then added, “Only your mouth can move. Nothing else. Tell me what you know.”
He gave her a long look. “I’d be glad to tell you anything you’d like, love.”

His kind face and soft voice wouldn’t trick her. He was a werewolf. She was certain, which was another oddity.

After the block on her supernatural abilities had been lifted, she could identify a supernatural creature as if knowing the difference between a brunette and a redhead. “Tell me why you killed my family.”

“That’s an interesting accusation.” He cocked his head, studying her with a frown. “But I think the more important question is who are you?”

She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”

About the author

Stacey Kennedy, author of A Deadly WhisperStacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy and Game of Thrones.

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
28 Comments
  • Lauren
    May 6, 2013 at 4:17 am

    The excerpt had the perfect combination of description, background information on Nexi, and humor. I truly wasn’t bored reading it, and now I really need to know his reaction to her, shall we say, “statement of intent.” The book has excellent reviews on amazon.com, and I have added it to the top of my “Read Me Next” list!

  • Barrie
    May 6, 2013 at 6:12 am

    She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.” is my favorite part of the excerpt. It shows that Nexi is a strong female who is going to create tenision with the alpha, Kyden! It’s gonna be a great read!!

  • Linda
    May 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Had me at hello! Love the opening line, especially the “fur ball” part

  • erinf1
    May 6, 2013 at 7:03 am

    She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”

    ooohhh… you had me at violence and charm 🙂

  • Angie
    May 6, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I liked where she says She was no longer plain, human, Nexi Jones. She was Nexi Jones, part guardian, part witch.” It shows how she realized she had changed. I am looking forward to reading this book.

  • laurie g
    May 6, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Had me at hello! Love the opening line, especially the “fur ball” part

  • BookLady
    May 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Loved the excerpt, especially the quote “I’ve found you, furball.” Nexi is a strong-willed heroine with a sense of humor. Will definitely be putting this book on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

  • CassandraG
    May 6, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Liked the end “That’s an interesting accusation.” He cocked his head, studying her with a frown. “But I think the more important question is who are you?”
    She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”
    definitely one for the TBR pile.

  • martha lawson
    May 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

    His kind face and soft voice wouldn’t trick her. He was a werewolf. She was certain, which was another oddity.

    After the block on her supernatural abilities had been lifted, she could identify a supernatural creature as if knowing the difference between a brunette and a redhead. “Tell me why you killed my family.”

    “That’s an interesting accusation.” He cocked his head, studying her with a frown. “But I think the more important question is who are you?”

    She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”

  • Joanne B
    May 6, 2013 at 11:15 am

    My favorite part was the last line, “She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”

  • Viki S.
    May 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    This has got to be the best line 😉 – She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”

    I can just picture him laughing after she says that :).

  • Catherine T.
    May 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Ahhh! Favorite line: He gave her a long look. “I’d be glad to tell you anything you’d like, love.”

    Even if Nexi wasn’t charmed by it, I was ;D.

  • May 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I started reading this book this morning and really loved this scene! This is a great story and I’m looking forward to getting to read more of it later today!! It definitely has energy and solid world-building.

  • Veronica De Luna
    May 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Loved it when he told her, “You smelled lovely when you arrived.” I can just imagine his voice with that English accent! 😉

  • Amber
    May 6, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    This sounds really good! I cant wait to read it!

  • Vanessa N.
    May 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I love the last line by Nexi “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls”.

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  • Timitra
    May 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    My fav part is where Nexi tells him she’s “the lass who’s going to cut off his furry wolf balls” LOL love it and can’t wait for more!

  • Lori Meehan
    May 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Great excerpt. The book sounds really good. This is my favorite part of the excerpt.

    “That’s an interesting accusation.” He cocked his head, studying her with a frown. “But I think the more important question is who are you?”

    She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.”
    Very funny. I also think I already have a crush on Kyden. He sounds really hot and sexy.

  • Sherry J
    May 6, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.” Is my favorite because is says how strong she is.Thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Kai W.
    May 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I’ve found you, fur ball. & She lifted her chin. “The lass who’s going to cut off your furry wolf balls.” Those two lines are my favorites.

    I use a similar line to “I’ve found you, fur ball.” when my cats and I are stalking each other. It is just a game we play.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Donna McLaughlin
    May 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Favourite part of the excerpt is definitely the last line. Nexi is one feisty female. Looking forward to reading this series.

  • Eva Millien
    May 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I like the part where she tells him she’s going to cut off his furry balls. I like a tough heroine.

  • wanda
    May 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Great excerpt I loved it .My fave line was when she said:No.” She hesitated then added, “Only your mouth can move. Nothing else. Tell me what you know.”

  • Janie McGaugh
    May 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    My favorite part is when he grabs her from behind.

  • Danny
    May 8, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I really liked when she refered to a werewolf as a furball. Very daring. LOL

  • Linda
    May 9, 2013 at 3:01 am

    I loved how he talked in her ear *rawr* I´d melt.. Or swoon =D
    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thursday!
    //Linda

  • Sandy Lion
    May 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I love the part about “cutting off those furry balls” that just slayed me! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  • May 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations to Sandy L. on winning the ebook copy of Werewolves Be Damned. This book is a great read from a snazzy new series, so be sure to check it out even if you didn’t win it!

    Thanks to everyone who came out to chat about it! <3

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