Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Crimson Hunt Excerpt + Giveaway!

Happy Hump day! LOL I have another great giveaway for you all today. A new adult paranormal romance with a gorgeous cover! Sounds intriguing! Below is an excerpt to enjoy as well! I'm working on catching up on some reviews so you can look forward to Covenant, Denazen, and Heven & Hell series reviews soon!

 The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H. Smith

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

The Crimson Hunt is a New Adult Science Fiction Romance.


Do you want to watch a movie or something?” It seemed like the perfect way to snuggle up to him.
Luca’s expression warmed. “Sure.”
What we watched, I didn’t know. My hands moved on autopilot in his presence. After booting up the random selection, I sat down close to him. His rested arm brushed against my neck and my skin surged with activity. I wanted to push him again. It worked the last time.
I scooted in even closer and crossed my legs.
He glanced down at me, his smile still warm, and then returned his attention to the film.
So far, so good.
I crept under his arm and lay my head against his chest. I then, casually, swept my hand across his front. I settled my hand down on his stomach, and he breathed in deeply. His arm slowly slid around me, and every nerve in my body woke up.
I closed my eyes, feeling so warm there under his arm. The sound of his heartbeat worked its magic with its steady rhythms, and my mind went completely blank.
After a few moments, his hold on me tightened. His strong hand rubbed my shoulder and my heart hitched. Taking his new advance as a sign, I casually drifted my fingers along his cotton shirt. Those abs were definitely present. Until this moment, I’d only been able to speculate on what they felt like. Now, confirmed, the new information stirred my insides.
I continued the movement of my fingers, and the smooth beats of his heart jumped. They then suddenly steadied, like he could somehow stabilize the beats.
God, you’re really losing it, Ariel. No one can stabilize their own heartbeat at will.
I closed my eyes, dismissing my crazy thoughts. 

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it. In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.

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  1. I know I have said this before but the cover on this is just gorgeous! It definitely drew me in.

  2. Very pretty cover and interesting excerpt! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!

  3. As you know, I LOVE NA but I haven’t read a NA paranormal book yet (although I am convinced The Chicagoland series by Chloe Neill is NA even before there was technically NA), I am super curious for this one but I think I’m gonna wait for other reviews on it first. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway Jennifer. I really like the sound of this book and I enjoyed the excerpt.

  5. Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read.
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  6. Very sexy excerpt :D Thanks for the giveaway! I've seen this around but I've never really stopped to check it out until now. And worth checking out it is. I can't wait to meet these characters. Also (belated) Happy New Year!

  7. I think this book sounds really good, and the cover is so pretty!

  8. Ooh, Luca sounds hot!
    Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday :-)

  9. I'm really looking forward to reading this one! Sounds fascinating!! :)

  10. This sounds sooo good! And I am so curious as to what the mysteries are with Luca (love that name btw. ;p), so I can't wait to get my hands on this! LOVED the excerpt too! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair


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