Thursday, December 08, 2011

Dark Seeker Tour Stop

Today, I am happy to have the Dark Seeker blog tour, hosted by The Magic Attic, drop by Xpresso Reads to give you a teasing excerpt as well as a chance to win a copy!

What is Dark Seeker? Take a look:

Dark Seeker
Taryn Browning

Goodreads / Purchase
For 17-year-old Seeker, Janie Grey, ridding the Baltimore streets of the undead is an inherited duty passed down from her Cherokee ancestors. Seeker Training Lesson #1: Never trust the undead. After her father’s tragic death, Janie creates her own life lesson: Love isn’t worth the risk. Both lessons are easy to follow until she encounters the flawed Kai Sterdam. At first, she believes he is the hybrid she is trained to hunt. But, when he has human traits, she determines she doesn’t know what he is. As Janie’s intrigue over who Kai is pushes her deeper into his mysterious past, she discovers a shocking truth that is even more harrowing than the evil they are up against. It’s a secret Kai wants to keep hidden, especially from Janie.
Are your curious to see my thoughts on Dark Seeker? 
Drop by on December 12th for my review!

Here's a fun, hot and amusing excerpt:

He was different.
She just didn’t get the vibe. Usually she could feel when they were around, like that creepy something’s-not-right feeling girls typically ignore, multiplied by about a thousand. But this time she got nothing. It was like he wasn’t even there, until he was there…and then he was gone. And his eyes were so unusual. Not black, but vibrant green.
“Were you hurt?” he said, pulling her out of her reverie. “When your car struck that pole? Sorry I didn’t stick around to find out.” His hand left his scythe. He paused, assessing her hate-filled expression. After an awkward moment, he extended his arm. “I’m Kai.”
“I’m not shaking your hand.” Janie stepped beyond his reach. Something was off. He didn’t smell or act like the rest of them, and she couldn’t get over those eyes. She glanced around the empty alley. “Why did you kill them, anyway?”
“They stink. There’s enough trash on these streets. I’m just ridding the city of filth.”
“And you don’t stink?”
“Nope. Just took a shower, in fact.” Kai glanced down at his shirt. “It was clean an hour ago, anyway, and I had sleeves.”
“What are you?”
“You seem to have me figured out. I’m a monster.”
“Is that supposed to scare me?” She raised her guard.
His voice softened. He forced the sharpness from his tone. “No, Janie. It’s not.”
Kai left his place next to the wall and approached her. Janie froze. The smell of lavender strengthened, filling her lungs. “How do you know my name?” she mustered.
“We all know your name.”
“So you kill your own kind?” Her heart pounded against her rib cage.
“They are not my kind.” She heard the disgust in his tone. She’d angered him.
“I know what you are. You’re one of them. So, now tell me, how exactly are they not your kind?” she pushed, visibly stripping away his cockiness.
The muscles along his jaw line twitched. He glanced off to the side, shifting his stance, seemingly unsure of how to answer. “We’re done here,” he said.
She blinked and he disappeared in the same blur in which he’d appeared. Janie stood alone, still clutching her dagger.


With my Bachelor's in Education, Master's in Reading, and overly active imagination, I developed a strong passion for reading and writing.  Although, I'm pretty sure my fascination with anything paranormal (ghosts, vampires, witches, etc.) started early in life.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my all-time favorite shows. I am fortunate to have two beautiful young boys and a very supportive husband.  I'm a firm believer in doing what you love.  With love and enthusiasm you can achieve anything.  I'm so grateful for the wonderful people in my life who support me in following my dreams (you know who you are).

Next stop on the Dark Seeker blog tour: 

Giveaway 1
Taryn is giving away this fabulous prize pack. 
All you have to do is comment on all the tour stops with your name & email address. 
You can find the link for the full tour schedule above.

Giveaway 2
As part of the blog tour, Taryn is giving away an ebook copy of Dark Seeker to one of my readers.

Giveaway details:
Open Internationally
Ends December 17th, 2011
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