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    Cold Blood Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway

    I am so super thrilled to be today’s stop on the Cold Blood Blog Tour hosted by the author, Heather Hildenbrand.

    For my stop I have an EXCERPT from Cold Blood, which was released on November 22, 2011. Cold Blood is the second book in Heather Hildenbrand’s action-packed Dirty Blood series about werewolves and hunters.

    As with each stop on the tour, there is also a GIVEAWAY for one eBook copy of Cold Blood which will be sent to the winner by the author in an electronic format of their choosing. You can enter that giveaway by scrolling down to the bottom of the post and filling out the form.

    But, on my stop, because I absolutely loved Dirty Blood, I will be giving away four…or more… eBook copies of that book, which is the first book in the Dirty Blood series, in Kindle format only. If you’d like the chance to win one of those, just leave a comment with a way to get in touch with you.

    I’ll be choosing winners via Random for both giveaways on December 21st.

    The tour will wrap up on Christmas Day on Accendo Press’ website where they will be giving away a signed paperback copy of Cold Blood to one winner, so be sure to check it out!

    Cold Blood is available in both paperback and eBook formats. You can find it in paperback at Amazon, for the Kindle at Amazon and for the nook at Barnes & Noble.


    Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they’re kicking your butt in the process.

    At least I’ve got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De’Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he’s destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn’t going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point’s evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself…How did I end up here?

    Cold Blood is Book 2 in the Dirty Blood series


    To read all the excerpts in order, be sure to head back to the author’s blog, linked in the button at the top of the post, where you can find a listing of all the stops on the tour.

    If you visit every stop between now and the end of the tour, you’ll have had the opportunity to read the first six chapters of Cold Blood.

    “Being the new kid sucks,” Cambria said.

    It wasn’t a question, but I agreed with a shake of my head.

    “Victoria,” Logan explained when I didn’t answer.

    She scowled. “Enough said.” Then she cocked her head, and looked at me with one brow raised. “What are you going to do?”

    I sighed. “Nothing. Ignore her.”

    Logan nodded, as if he agreed this was a wise decision.

    Cambria’s eyes widened. “Seriously? Nothing?”

    “I can’t,” I said. “I would get into a lot of trouble if I did and not from school. I – well, I – sort of got kicked out of my last school for fighting.”

    “You got expelled?” Logan’s eyes were wide in disbelief.

    Cambria laughed, eyes dancing in amusement. “I knew we were meant to be best friends. You’re already my kind of girl.”

    “And what kind of girl is that? Violent?” Logan asked.

    “Not boring,” Cambria shot back. “Go on,” she said, looking at me.

    “My mom would kill me. Trust me, she’s waiting for a good reason. And worse, Grandma would be disappointed. And I don’t think I could go home anyway. They’d just ship me off somewhere else.”

    Logan and Cambria both nodded in understanding and let the subject drop.

    I picked at my food until I was sure I wouldn’t be able to force anything else down. “Can I ask you guys something?”

    They nodded.

    “Why are you being nice to me? Everyone else here hates me and has no problem letting me know it. And I’ve already seen them looking at you the same way for being with me. I’m not saying I don’t appreciate it, but why bother?”

    “You don’t strike me as the type who cares what other people think,” Cambria said.

    “I’m not,” I said. “But I’d hate to see you guys getting dumped on for being seen with me. I would understand if you want to walk away.”

    Cambria shook her head. “And where would the fun in that be? Logan?”

    “No fun at all,” he agreed, smiling.

    Cambria glanced at him and then back at me, smiling. “If you haven’t noticed already, Logan and I are officially what you would call misfits. Logan doesn’t fit in anywhere. He’s too much of a hottie to blend with the geeks and the cool kids all figured out that he’s too smart to sink to their shallow standards. So he’s got nowhere to go. And me, well, I’m too stubborn to conform. Or at least that’s what my transcript says. They don’t know I read that, though.”

    She winked at me, and I couldn’t help but laugh. It wasn’t loud or long but it was still laughter and it felt good to let it out.

    “Don’t let her noble speech fool you,” Logan said. “Cambria likes to stir the pot, and you being here has already kicked it up a notch. Besides, anything that pisses off Victoria is right up her alley.”

    Cambria shrugged, neither confirming nor denying Logan’s words, and looked back at me. “And the way it’s looking, you’re no better off than we are, socially speaking. So, you’re stuck with us. Might as well make the best of it.”


    To find out where you can read the next installment of Cold Blood, please visit


    What’s Up for Grabs:

    • From the author – An eBook copy of Cold Blood to one winner in the electronic format of their choosing.
    • From me – A Kindle eBook copy of Dirty Blood (the first book in the series) to four… or more… winners.

    The deets for the author’s giveaway:

    1. One entry per person.

    2. There will be one winner.

    3. You must be 13 or older.

    4. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on December 20th, 2011.

    5. Winner will be chosen by and announced on December 21st.

    The deets for my giveaway:

    The deets for my giveaway are all the same except that there will be four (or more) winners.

    To enter, just leave a comment saying that you want to be entered to win a Kindle eBook of Dirty Blood with a way to get in touch with you.

    To enter the author’s giveaway, fill out the form below:

    Both the author’s giveaway and my giveaway are now closed. I kept it open for an additional hour due to the fact that the site was down due to issues with the hosting company.

    Random and I will be choosing winners for both giveaways in the morning. Stay tuned…

    The winner of the author’s giveaway for an eBook of Cold Blood is…

    The winners of my giveaway for eBooks of Dirty Blood are…

    Thank you so much for stopping by for my stop of the Cold Blood blog tour. If you didn’t win an eBook of Cold Blood, be sure to check out the other stops on tour so that you try again!