Sunday, September 4, 2016

WeWriWa: Hard to keep a Good Hero Down


He’s baaaaaack! Louis Redman, the toothsome hero of my Touched by Moonlight vampire series, has returned to take a big bite from the cover price of MIDNIGHT REDEEMER now just $0.99 (!) through 9/15!

Louis has it all, looks, wealth, influence . . . immortality, but the one thing he desires is out of reach . . . his long lost humanity. And rough-edged scientist Stacy Kimble may have found the answer. The only thing standing in their way is a serial killer trying to frame him, a government agency determined to steal her research, and a surprising chance to find love again.

To celebrate the sale, I’m resurrecting MIDNIGHT REDEEMER for this weekend’s 8-10 sentence sneak peek. It’s a great place to try out the series as it moves from historical settings into the modern age. Sink your teeth in . . .

Stacy shuffled through the pictures once again, her breath quickening with agitation, for in each numbered square, one figure was conspicuously missing. 

Louis Redman didn’t like to have his picture taken, not because he wasn’t photogenic, but because he didn’t show up on film. 

“Sensitivity to light, my hind leg,” she muttered, studying the oddly empty photos, her stomach tightened with alarm and more strongly, with excitement. 

Piece by piece, she was gathering evidence that Louis Redman was . . . what? A creature of the night, the undead? Her scientific mind rebelled against those superstitious labels as the toothsome image of Nosferatu played against more basic reason. But he was something, all right, something not quite natural that presented both threat and promise tied up in a mysterious and attractive package. 

She would start unwrapping those layers tonight. 

Until then, she would learn all she could about the sample from the dead girl. 

Results that proved startling, and exciting . . . and unbelievable.
 



Hunt or be hunted . . . A centuries-old obsession stalks a noble family fighting to hide their dark secret from an ever-changing world. Sink your teeth into Nancy Gideon's Touched by Midnight series.

Will his dream . . .

Centuries-old vampire Louis Redman is desperate to believe an inquisitive researcher's claim that she's close to finding a cure for his age-old curse. Determined to become human again, he must trust the lovely geneticist who has pushed her way into his guarded life . . . and heart . . . not to betray him to the government agency that wants to uncover his secrets for their own purposes.

. . . be the death of her?

Scientist Stacy Kimball discovers potential fame and the answer to immortality in a murder victim's blood sample. But as she gets closer to the truth, danger stalks her from the shadows. Who wants to silence her from making the breakthrough of a lifetime? Is it the agency that funds her work? The killer who’s terrorizing Seattle's night scene?

Or the mysterious Louis Redman, whose kisses seduce her beyond caring . . . ? 

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"A rare treat . . . this exciting thriller will keep you up all night as Ms. Gideon weaves her spell." — Romantic Times

"Nancy Gideon is one of the best supernatural writers on the market today!"— Midwest Book Review/BookWire

"Gideon's stories transcend the genre with action, adventure, mystery, horror, AND romance. Comparable in style to Dean Koontz."— Midnight Scribe Reviews

This holiday weekend I’m doing an error check skim-through of the final rereleased book in the series, MIDNIGHT CRUSADER, which should pop up with its new cover in the next few weeks. I’ll sure miss these characters and their walk on the dark side of romance.

Happy long weekend! Happy Writing!


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20 comments:

  1. Sounds like he's got some explaining to do! Great snippet!

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  2. Wow, very nicely written! Loved this line in particular: Louis Redman didn’t like to have his picture taken, not because he wasn’t photogenic, but because he didn’t show up on film. - Spooktacular! :D Happy long weekend to you as well, Nancy!

    Btw, your link on the WeWriWa site isn't working. Not sure if that's fixable, but I just wanted to bring it to your attention.

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    1. Thanks, Julie!! Argh about the link. Trying to get it fixed.

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  3. Great snippet! And I have a particular fondness for the word 'toothsome'. It's a good word.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Words are so sexy. It's good to be a writer!

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  4. I love how she struggles with figuring out what he is. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! She hasn't BEGUN to struggle yet! Muwahahahaha!

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  5. I will be honest, that supernatural and horror genres are not my cup of tea at all, but you are a superb writer, and obviously there are a lot of people who love these books. Spooky about the missing person in the photo.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. I appreciate that. I've been pulled into many books out of my reading circle because of the writing but always respect the comfort zone of others.

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  6. Hmmm, why do I think she's going to be in way over her head soon? Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. Because it would be a very short book if she didn't? LOL!

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  7. Uh-oh, maybe she should stay away? XD I can see why she wouldn't though. I hope it works out alright for her.

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    1. When do they ever go with common sense? Me, I'd be like "Oh HELL no!"

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  8. LOL at your comment above, Nancy. It's so great to see your Midnight books have been given new life. Best wishes.

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    1. I still remember you telling me "I don't read those kind of books . . ."

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  9. As I am married to a man who is 1/4 Transylvanian and a photographer, I used to tease him about not wanting to be on the lens side of a camera... My gosh, what would I have done if he really didn't show up in our wedding pics, lol.
    Love this snippet.

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  10. Awesome seeing all the new covers as these books are re-released. Fang*tastic stories & characters...love them all!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I've enjoyed revisiting them, too!

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