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Friday, December 10, 2010

Dark Winter Tale Part 8: Nancy Holzner

Dark Winter Tale

Please visit the Master List if you missed the previous parts of the story!




Nancy is the author of the very original Deadtown series (details at the end of the post) and I was very excited that she accepted our invitation! After reading her part of the story, I’m sure you’ll agree her writing is nothing like you’ve ever read before. Don’t forget to read until the end for a chance to win both of her books =)




The men broke their death-grip gaze and turned to Liv in surprise.

“You set me up as bait? I’d thought . . .” No, she wasn’t going to say what she’d thought. What she’d hoped. Wyatt had already taken her for a fool; he’d just laugh at her now. “Wyatt, I was doing you a favor.”

God, how lame did that sound?

Wyatt glanced at BBF, but only for a second. When he returned his gaze to Liv, something flickered in it, something urgent. Like he was trying to give her a message using only his eyes.

No. Uh-uh. She wasn’t going down that road. Look where trusting Wyatt had gotten her so far.

BBF laughed, the sound bouncing off the cavern walls. “Ah, yes, there is certainly spirit in her, just as you promised. Let us be done with our bargain. The girl is mine, as we agreed.”

“I made no bargain with you, Aodh.” Wyatt’s voice thrummed with menace.

“Well, I made no bargain with either of you.” Liv yanked both hands away from them and took three steps back. “Look,” she said to the fey dude—what had Wyatt called him? Aodh—“you said you wanted the book. I don’t even have it. I dropped it in the snow. Why don’t you send some of your ugly little rent-a-trolls upstairs to look for it?”

Aodh moved toward her. “I’m afraid I cannot allow you to leave.” His mouth set in a grim line, he looked very big, and very threatening.

Liv would have given anything to be back on that football field, trudging through the snowy night. She had to get out of here. But what were her options? She had a talisman that might blow up in her face, a not-exactly-boyfriend she couldn’t trust, and a guy (a hot guy, admittedly) with pointy ears who wanted to make sure she never saw daylight again.

Liv was just about ready to go for the only plan she could think of—run blindly down a side tunnel (for all twenty steps that would get her)—when she remembered something. Something she’d heard not long ago. Something she’d refused to believe.

Something Nana Rose had told her.

To be continued...


Here’s a bit more about the DeadTown books…

deadtown1 They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

A demon is stalking Vicky’s dreams—just as several of Deadtown’s zombies are viciously attacked and become really dead. And when Vicky realizes she’s the only connection between the victims, she suspects that the demon is somehow working through her dreams to become Deadtown’s living nightmare.

Praise for Hellforged

“For demon-slayer Victory Vaughn, intensity and intrigue are revved way up as she is faced with a possible trap of destiny. The thrills are nonstop in Holzner’s latest Deadtown novel as the action races from continent to continent and into the reaches of hell itself. Even better than the first book, this series is becoming highly addictive!”

–RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars

Available December 28, 2010


Curious yet?

Well we have both of these books to giveaway!

The publisher is offering a copy of Deadtown to one of you (Open US & Canada)!

And Nancy is offering an autographed Hellforged (Open INTERNATIONALY)!

All you have to do is FILL THE FORM

Ends Dec 27th, 2010.

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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11 People left their mark' :

  1. Great post! The books seem really interesting! I would love to have the opportunity to get one if these!
    Thank you for sharing!!


  2. I enjoyed Deadtown and am loking Reading Hellforged. It would be nice to not have to wait for the library to get it in.

  3. I can't wait to find out what NANA told her.

  4. I can't wait to find out what she remembered.

  5. You can't leave it like that, what did her Nana tell her , still wanna know who is good and who is bad , which guy can she trust??

  6. Enjoyed the post! I'm really looking forward to Deadtown! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Thanks for the chance, Tynga !! I'd like to read this book :)

  8. Thank you for the chance to win Hellforged! :)

  9. Deadtown was so fantastic and looking forward to Hellforged, thanks Tynga and Nancy and Angela also for this giveaway... Form filled out and sent in today!

    jackie >_<

  10. Thanks a lot for the giveaway