Welcome to stop #12 in my blog tour For Chosen By Sin (Para-Ops #3)
Thank you to Danielle for having me here today! This tour focuses on my writing and my paranormal series, but also my Twelve Resolutions for 2012, as well as the resolutions of my hero in Chosen By Sin, werebeast Dex Hunt. Those of you who know Dex know he's a bit...difficult, so I'm curious to see what he comes up with. (Psst: Dex doesn't actually know it, but his “resolutions” are more like a Twelve-Step Program designed by me to get him to his HEA).
I'll be giving away a prize to one commenter from this blog stop, but I'm also giving away one grand prize to one blog tour follower. See the giveaway details below! :)
The Para-Ops Series: Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and Otherborn—humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills. (Chosen By Blood (Book 1), Chosen By Fate (Book 2))
So what's Resolution #12 for me? Try to live my life so that I do more things that make me happy than don't, on a daily basis. If you read my books, you know a recurring theme in my writing is the need to balance duty with desire. I believe in making sacrifices, caring for others, helping society, and meeting obligations. But in the end, we need to be kind and loving to ourselves, because that's what will give us the energy and power to be kind and loving to others!
And what's Resolution #12 for Dex Hunt?
Here's a hint from Chosen By Sin.
There was something sacred about the way Dex returned Jes’s kiss. Nothing about it resembled the way he’d kissed his other lovers. It was also nothing like the way he’d previously kissed her. He noticed the difference immediately. He was more tentative, less focused on the clamoring demands of his body and more concerned with the foreign emotions that were swirling through him. And what was more astonishing was that he wasn’t even bothering to deny or fend off those emotions.
He loved her, he finally admitted to himself.
In the private recesses of his mind, he could say it. He loved this female.
That’s why this kiss was so different. He’d never kissed a female he was in love with before. Never been so scared.
What terrified him most wasn’t what he was feeling, but that Jes would guess. She already influenced him, more than he’d ever thought possible. He could imagine the power she’d wield if she actually knew how much he wanted to be inside her, but also how much he longed for her to be inside him. Her fangs, her body, her heart. He wanted to absorb all there was of her so he could keep her safe and carry her with him always.
For an eternity.
Dex is almost there. This bad boy, wounded hero was one of my favorites to write. His final resolution, resolution #12, is to take everything he's learned so far and free fall one hundred percent into life and love. I hope you'll do the same. Thank you for joining me on my Chosen By Sin blog tour and for all your friendship and support. I adore my readers and friends and fans, and can't thank you enough for making my job so fun!
Remember, the $100 Amazon GC grand prize winner will be notified by email and announced at http://chosenbysin.com/virtual-tour-grand-prize no later than January 26, 2012 (See details below). You have until 1/22/12, 12:01 a.m. EST to enter.
Want to see a trailer I made depicting the Para-Ops characters as I see them? Dex is particularly yummy! Here's the link: http://on.fb.me/z6Z8nI
Bio: Virna DePaul is a former prosecutor and now national bestselling author of the Para-Ops Novels. She also writes contemporary romantic suspense for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (It Started That Night, May 2012) and HQN (Shades Of Desire, June 2012).
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Blurb for Chosen By Sin:
The longest life isn’t always the happiest one…
For now, werebeast Dex Hunt serves on the Para-Ops team, but his true purpose is to kill the werewolf leader he blames for his mother’s death. Biding his time, Dex keeps his emotional distance from his team members and anyone else he might care for, including a mysterious vampire he met in L.A.
As a doctor, vampire Jesmina Martin has dedicated her immortal life to healing others. As a scientific researcher, she’s trying to prolong life spans, in particular those of her adoptive dragon-shifter family and the werewolf who saved her as a child. Her greatest hope lies with Dex, a werebeast she believes can gift immortality to others.
Only Dex knows nothing about his gift or the fact Jesmina wants to harness it. After a passionate night together neither expects to see the other again. Weeks later, they are reunited in France and forced to acknowledge a fragile miracle—a new life struggling to survive. At the same time, they must stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell. But before Dex and Jesmina can save their child or the world, they must relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.
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Daily Blog Tour Giveaway: Today, Virna is gifting one book from her backlist (prize winner's choice, see backlist here) to 1 randomly selected commenter who either leaves a comment on the blog, or a question for Virna to answer. Please also include your email addy.
GRAND PRIZE TOUR GIVEAWAY: What was Dex's "resolution" that Virna talked about today? Do you know the answer? Fantastic!! Because...
Virna is also gifting a $100 Amazon gift card to one randomly selected reader who leaves the answer to this question during the blog tour. Go to: http://chosenbysin.com/virtual-tour-grand-prize You can be entered to win the grand prize once each day by simply following the tour from January 9 - 20, and leaving your answer with each day's different resolution!!
Virna is also offering autographed copies of CHOSEN BY SIN for purchase during this blog tour. To purchase an autographed copy, please visit http://chosenbysin.com.
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