Friday, July 17, 2015

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Stricken by Marcia Colette

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Stricken by Marcia Colette.  Please leave a comment or question for Marcia to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $10 Amazon or B&N GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can follow all of the stops on Marcia’s tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

Stricken
By Marcia Colette
Hunting Club, Book 3

Publisher:  Purple Sword Publications, LLC
Release Date:  May 5, 2015
Genre:  Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Length:   68,307 Words (Approximately 258 Pages)
ISBN:  978-1511790796
ASIN:  B00X6ZXNJG



BLURB:

Personal tragedy convinces half-werewolf Alexa York to get away to the town of McCormick, Pennsylvania where she’s charged with protecting Dr. Aiden Joss, physician to the supernatural community. Not only does she need the money, she needs the distraction. Unfortunately, she gets it in spades when Joss’s personal issues and a myriad of dangerously sick patients make her new job nearly impossible.

A mysterious disease is running its way through the New York Order of the Amazons and leaving bodies in its wake. The same warrior who had chosen her clan over Joss has asked for his help. Even though the disease is real, Alexa has reason to believe his ex’s sincerity is not.


Given the other numerous problems she has to deal with that are outside of her job description, Dr. Joss might be the biggest threat to his own safety. But, protecting him comes first. That’s difficult to do when his efforts to find an antidote put everyone in his remote clinic in danger, including Alexa.

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EXCERPT


I sure hoped Dane had told me everything I needed to know about this so-called mission. I would hate to learn something the hard—painful—way. Though that would never be his intention, I also knew his idea of what information was important to know was different from mine.

Had it not been for Wesley Dane, a full-blooded werewolf friend of my family, I wouldn’t be here to play bodyguard for one of his closest friends. It wasn’t the thousand dollars a day, tax-free money for my services that brought me here. I needed the distraction more than anything.

“So, how much do you know about me?” After snuggling into a thick, warm robe I found hanging on a hook, I dried off my hair with a towel and opened the bathroom door.

Sammy was still there, though keeping his distance by waiting in the hall. I thought it was weird, but whatever, seeing as this was more his house than mine. “Enough, he replied. “You’re half-werewolf, which is extremely rare. You’re also married, which means either your husband, who’s a full-blood, or Dane is going to tear Dr. Joss apart if anything bad happens to you. Although, that sort of defeats the purpose of you being the doctor’s bodyguard.” He half-smiled.

“Are you expecting me to be torn apart?”

“No.” He chuckled. “But I expect you’ll be put through the wringer.” 
 Other Books in the Hunting Club Series
 Half Breed
Hunting Club, #2



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling author Marcia Colette didn’t discover her love for reading until her late teens when she started reading John Saul and progressed to works by Bentley Little, Stephen King and Laurell K. Hamilton. Her reading tastes convinced her to write paranormals where curses cause people to shift into spiders, psychotic and telekinetic mothers are locked away in attics, and murderous doppelgangers are on a rampage. Let's not forget about the hunky werecheetah coalitions who live throughout North Carolina. As long as she can make it believable, that's all that matters.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Marcia now lives in North Carolina with her mom and beautiful daughter. They’re not raising zombies in the backyard. There aren’t any hellhounds living in the den, only a rabbit and a cockatiel. So where she gets her ideas is as much a mystery to her as anyone else.

The best place to find her--when she's not stirring up trouble--is on her blog where she loves connecting with readers.

Links
Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/marcia_colette




A cross between a paranormal mystery and an urban fantasy thriller, Stricken by Marcia Colette is the third book featuring Alexa Wells aka Alexa York, a werewolf/human hybrid.  While an already well developed character, with an obviously interesting backstory, I found Alexa Wells likeable, colorful and flawed. Living in a world where the “supernatural” or “paranormal” are still hiding in the dark, and hunters exist to exterminate those who make the mistake of possibly exposing their existence, Alexa is more than she first appears. 

Ms. Colette does a good job introducing us to Alexa, and her “pure” werewolf husband, Matt York.  While the story focuses on Alexa while she and Matt are taking some “time apart”, the romance and love between Alexa and Matt is definitely important to the story and how Alexa views herself and what she does.  Especially since Matt knows nothing of her secret life as an assassin who hunts down rogue wolves.  Tasked with keeping a doctor to the supernatural safe, who she doesn’t know and isn’t sure she trusts Alexa finds herself dealing with broken hearts, deadly diseases, and a boss who is his own worst enemy.

The secondary characters are also interesting and well developed an I especially enjoyed getting to know Dr. Aidan Joss, Alexa’s temporary boss and a supernatural she can’t identify at first.  Snarky dialogue, a minor power struggle and a common tragedy pull them into working together against Alexa’s best judgement.  I also enjoyed the people in Dr. Joss’s employ and getting to meet the “Amazonian’ women.  The mystery of the disease, and whether it will stick to a geographic and supernatural type, is well developed and it was interesting watching Dr. Joss and Alexa dealing with the various issues the disease prevented. 

Will Alexa be able to keep Dr. Joss safe long enough for him to develop a cure for this new disease attacking the supernatural world?  Will Alexa be able to deal with her personal issues and be able to get back together with the werewolf she loves?  And will Matt’s pack finally accept Alexa for who she is?  You’ll have to read Stricken to find out.  I enjoyed this action packed story and plan to read the first two books in the series to get Alexa’s whole backstory. 

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns




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FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the reading material provided.  

11 comments:

  1. I liked the excerpt from the book, and the book review. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed it :)

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  3. If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

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  4. Great excerpt, thank you for the giveaway!

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  5. I'd read the blurb for this story and was kinda sorta on the fence about reading but you review tipped the scale. Am adding to my tbb list.

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  6. LOVE the cover! Great post! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Enjoyed reading the excerpt

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