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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Feature and Giveaway: Raven’s Quest by Toni LoTempio

In this short novella, Shapeshifter Raven Grace and her psychic lover, Finn McPhee, are back, traveling to parallel time in search of a demonic killer.

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The woman staggered into the center of the floor, weaving like a drunk. She looked to be in her early thirties, her full red lips matching the nearly non-existent dress she wore of the same color. “Death to all” she rasped, staggering forward. Her hand shot upward, and the large butcher knife there gleamed with fresh, red blood.

Raven pushed forward, her eyes darting around the large room, desperately seeking Finn. She caught sight of him. He’d been pushed back against a marble pillar, and was slowly inching forward.

His voice, inside her head: Got your weapon?

She nodded grimly, even as her fingers reached inside the useless purse slung carelessly across one slim, bare shoulder. She pulled out her weapon, cocked the safety, and plowed forward.

Out of the corner of her eye she saw Hedy do the same.

And then the air was rent with another, commanding voice, a feminine one.

“Drop it. Drop the knife now.”

The knife wavered wildly in the air as the woman took a step backward, her eyes glazed over and glassy. The speaker moved into the center of the room, and both Raven and Hedy stopped in their tracks, taking in the tableaux before them. The woman who stood calmly training her stunner on the knife-wielder, was thirty if she was a day and looked to be in perfect shape, if the curves beneath the form-fitting white Dior number she wore gave any indication. Her black silk fall of hair, parted in the middle, framed a face Raven knew George would describe as “million-dollar”, but there was a steely set to her jaw, a coldness in the thin set of her lips, that kept her from being beautiful. Still in all – she was a package no man would kick out of bed, of that Raven was certain.

The newcomer moved with the speed of a striking cobra, gripping the knife hand and twisting it backward. “I said drop it.”

Fingers went limp, and there was a sharp clink! as knife met floor. The woman whipped one hand out, and the next second shiny handcuffs had been slapped on the offender.

“I need help here,” the brunette snapped. “She needs a doctor, she’s obviously drugged. Someone get a medic – what are you all waiting for?”

On the podium, Sully cleared his throat. “You’d all best listen to her, and get used to it. I realize this isn’t exactly the best introduction, but…” His arm swept out, indicating the woman. “My successor…Captain Darla Barnes.”

Toni is an admin by day, author by night. In between working and writing, she's also mom to four bratty cats, including ROCCO the Blogging Cat, who has his own blog ( Toni is at work on more novels - you can write to her at, or through her agent, Josh Getzler, at HSG Literary Agency.
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  1. The excerpt - It has my attention and a storyline involving a shapeshifter and pychic sounds very interesting

  2. Time travelling, a shapeshifter, and a psychic, what more could you want except a little intrigue to go along with it. This book has that in spades. Can't wait to read it.

  3. I have been hooked by the excerpt! Now, I need to see what happens! Quite an introduction to live up to!
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  4. Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm now interested in this book b/c of the great excerpt! Definitely caught my attention :)

  5. I Really Want This Book Because I Cant Read Enough. I Love Books And I Gotta Have More.

  6. The great excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I LOVE paranormal and that excerpt has my wanting much more :)

    I wish you the very best of success with all of your works!

    Thank you very much for this chance to win a copy!


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  8. I want to win it because it sounds like an amazing read Im a paranormal addict and this is my kind of book.Thank you for the chance to win.Have a great week.

  9. I'd like to win it because I enjoyed the excerpt and like paranormals.

  10. Paranormal is one of my favorite genres. This was a great excerpt and it really has me wanting to read more. Thanks for a chance to win.
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  11. Love paranormal, but I love shifters even more! Can't wait to read the rest!

  12. Hi,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover, it's gorgeous and the excerpt was wonderful. i can't wait to see what happens next.

    i love the paranormal romance genre, i love the way it takes you completely away from reality and lets you get lost in someone elses world. at least for a little bit. (that's why i would like to win, but i also put it on my TBBN list just in case). :D

    tammy ramey

  13. The excerpt make me intrique, i want read moree!! Especially i like paranormal genre, and add with time traveling, make me more curious!!

  14. I have recently gotten hooked on paranormal and am loving finding authors new to me. I now have 2 1/2 months to read. Just read!!! Yay

  15. love anything paranormal and this one sounds great

  16. thank you all for your kind comments! Sorry this one is so short, but i hope to do a longer one next year! In the meantime, drop by our blog, for great author interviews and giveaways on lots of your favorite authors! next week: MaryJanice Davidson and Queen Betsy! andcomingin JULY: our CASTLE Kids need to Read fundraiser!

  17. Hi,
    Great post!! I love paranormal romances and I am always looking for new authors and books. Thanks for introducing me to Toni and her books. I am looking forward to reading this series. I have added Raven's Kiss to my TBR pile. Great covers!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Reading the excerpt has peaked my interest and now I want to read the story. I always have my eyes open for new authors and books to add to my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I read a book a day. Better yet, a book I have not read from an author that is new to me...heck yes I have reason to want to win a copy!