Sunday, April 24, 2016

WeWriWa: Tomb Raider Meets VanHelsing


Just finished final page proofs for the reissue of MIDNIGHT SHADOWS, the most unique and adventurous of my Touched by Midnight vampire romance series. It’s a walk on the wild side because its main characters are both very human in a very deadly world filled with monsters. Our hero, Frank Cobb is the cynical spook from MIDNIGHT REDEEMER who’s in the mysterious jungles of Peru to capture a vampire for his governmental bosses. But his personal agenda of revenge takes an unexpected turn when he meets the woman he’s there to protect, the gutsy and strangely vulnerable myth-busting ethnologist, Sheba Reynard whose jobs is proving the demon he hunts isn’t real. Is she in for a surprise! Here’s a peek . . .
What’s happening to me? 

She pressed her face into the shelter of Cobb’s shoulder, her arms whipping about his neck in a circle the Jaws of Life couldn’t break, because that’s what he meant to her at the moment—life, safety, sanity—for those things wobbled in tenuous uncertainty as reality was pulled back toward the anchor he represented. 

Save me, Frank! 

From what, a threat that had stunned and so petrified her that, even now, she couldn’t grasp its enormity? Was she losing her mind? Nothing seemed real to her. 

Except the solidity of Frank Cobb’s embrace. 

He was real, and was here and strong and perhaps capable of fighting back her demons. If he didn’t think she was crazy. 

And she was very afraid she was.

I don’t have a new cover yet (waiting on pins and needles!) but here’s a look at MIDNIGHT SHADOWS, re-debuting at the end of next month.


MIDNIGHT SHADOWS

There are no monsters . . .
Myth-busting ethnologist, Sheba Reynard's life's work is proving that's true. While exposing hoaxes, she's also hiding from the frightening shadows in her past that say different. To find the missing pieces of her memory that continue to haunt her dreams, she must face the truth behind the nightmares . . . a truth that leads to madness or even death.

Death is only the beginning . . .
Frank Cobb knows monsters are real. He's pursued a wily vampire into the jungles of Peru, prepared to face a demon with only his very high, very human, skill set. But are his motives purely business-to bring the creature back for government research-or for a completely personal revenge? What he doesn't count on, is an annoyingly strong-willed woman getting in his way.

Forced together by circumstance, one must surrender their quest if the other is to survive.

"Ms. Gideon continues to run in the fore-front of the vampire romance genre. Non-stop action and passion combined in an exotic setting will definitely thrill fans, leaving them craving more. " Kathe Robin, Romantic Times



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25 comments:

  1. Ooooh, those last two lines, Nancy. Intriguing! I love a good story with an unreliable narrator!

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    1. Thanks Teresa. It forces the characters to rely on each other when they can't trust themselves.

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  2. Oh yeah! You know I love this series! So glad to see it coming back out again!

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    1. You're just saying that cuz he first one is dedicated to you!

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  3. That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You've done a wonderful job of making her fear real. Great snippet.

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  5. I really felt the intensity of this moment. Great snippet.

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  6. Wow. Very powerful clash of beliefs...

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    1. You ain't seen nothing yet! Thanks, Ian!

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  7. Ooo, great snippet! The blurb is awesome and the snippet is fantastic! Can't wait to read more!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I love that the publisher lets me write my own blurb. That's almost as hard as coming up with just 8-10 lines!

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  8. Well she's pretty invested in Frank at the moment! But from your blurb, he sounds up to the task of protecting her. Interesting situation, great snippet. I felt her terror and confusion all right.

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    1. But he's still just a man up against evil of mythic proportions. I'm still betting on him . . .

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  9. Wow, Nancy.
    Such powerful, raw emotion!
    Awesome piece

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  10. Wow, Nancy.
    Such powerful, raw emotion!
    Awesome piece

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  11. Great to have someone so powerful and dependable to lean on. Strong stuff! I daren't read vampire stories. My imagination is too active, and I would see them around me at night! Excellent writing.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. I don't know . . . I can think of some vampires I wouldn't mind dropping by (not from this particular book, tho!).

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  12. Hmmm. Frank's got his hands (and arms) full. But it sounds like he's up to the demon hunting ahead. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Gem! Yes, he's a handy guy to have around!

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  13. Powerful snippet. Really enjoyed it. Congrats on getting to the last page of the proofs - whew. Tweeted.

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  14. I love the premise, and there's a lot of strong emotion in this snippet. You really get across Sheba's fear.

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