Friday, June 3, 2011

Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour & Giveaway

Reader Girls welcomes author Felicity Heaton's Paranormal Pandemonium 2011 Blog Tour today. Felicity Heaton writes romance novels and has an extensive list of titles. Her latest book, Ascension, was released only weeks ago and the author is sharing an excerpt and offering a giveaway. What better way to start the weekend with an intriguing excerpt and the chance to win a free book!

We welcome Felicity Heaton.

Thank you to the lovely Reader Girls for having me here today to share an exclusive excerpt of my latest release with everyone.

Firstly, I should introduce myself so everyone knows who’s doing the talking. I’m Felicity Heaton and I’m a paranormal romance / science fiction romance author of over forty stories, thirty or so of which are currently available in e-book format on all major retailers, and some of them are available in paperback too.

My latest release, Ascension, is a passionate and action-packed urban fantasy romance novel and the first part in my Shadow and Light Trilogy.

Reader Girls kindly invited me to share an exclusive excerpt with you all and invite you all to enter into a giveaway to win the e-book of your choice from my backlist (excluding Ascension). You can find out more about my books and read excerpts at my website:

Ascension is available now in e-book format direct from my site, on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBookstore and other retailers, and is also available in paperback from Amazon.

The summary for Ascension:

A witch on the verge of achieving phenomenal power, Lealandra must turn to her half-breed demon ex-lover Taig for protection from the dark force that is after her and also from her own magic.

With her Counter-Balance dead and her coven against her, Taig’s blood and power is the only thing that can help her control her magic and survive the ascension and gain the strength to defeat her enemy.

Old feelings come flooding back as Taig allows her into his world and Lealandra finds herself fighting not only for survival but to win his broken heart again and heal the pain in their past. Can he forgive her for walking out on him all those years ago and will he ever believe her when she tells him that he’s not a monster but the man that she loves?

Excerpt from Ascension:

“I should never have let him take you.” His expression darkened with his frown, his lips compressing into a thin line that conveyed the anger flowing from him and through her.

Lealandra got the better of herself and picked up her own shot of whisky and downed it. The fire as it slipped down into her stomach did nothing to dampen her desire or boost her courage.

“You didn’t have a choice.” She leaned back into the seat with a false smile that covered her fear and her feelings.

He shifted forward and stared into the far reaches of her soul. His eyes lightened. The black melted to reveal a red inferno that flickered and licked around the wide chasm of his pupils. She drew a deep steadying breath, refusing to let him fluster her.

“Believe me,” Taig said on a sneer, “if I’d decided not to let him take you, he wouldn’t have. He would’ve died a lot sooner.”

That was no idle threat. A sweep of pin-pricks chased across her back and down her arms, and a wave of fury swept over her, so intense that her magic retreated, bowing to Taig’s superior force of nature. As powerful as she was, she was no match for him when he was angry.

Taig rarely let his demonic side come out to play and she had only witnessed the gruesome aftermath when he had, but it had given her a glimpse of the devastation of which he was capable.

Lealandra didn’t need to see the true form he held locked beneath his skin for her to know that any decision he made was final and he was willing to resort to bloodshed to ensure that.

It was half the reason she had come to him.

The other half?

Lealandra looked down at her chest and the intricate mark between her breasts visible only to her. A circle within a circle about the size of her palm. Runic symbols filled the two black bands around the outside. Within the central circle were a series of patterns that marked her fate and the role specific things had to play in it. A little off centre within this circle was a mark she recognised. Her gaze drifted to Taig’s shoulder. Hidden beneath his black shirt on his left shoulder blade was the same mark. It wasn’t a tattoo. It was a brand of his demonic bloodline. A birthmark.

“So... you lost your partner and now some demons are out to kill you but you won’t pay the price for protection. You’ve got to have a pretty good reason for hunting me down if you’d already made up your mind to refuse my fee.” The cocky smirk was back, tugging at the dusky lips that knew her intimately, every inch of her.

Finger-length strands of his black hair criss-crossed his forehead, messy and seemingly out of control as always. The feel of the short back had been like silk beneath her fingers, bringing forth memories of raking her fingers through it, of clutching it tightly to keep his mouth fused with hers. His dark eyes narrowed on hers and his smile widened. Her heart thumped in her throat at that look—all hunger and need. He hadn’t changed a bit since she had last seen him. Still so handsome that he would never have a problem catching a girl with his otherworldly masculine beauty but still a loner who refused the company women offered him. Still a negotiator gunning for the right price before he would do anything but still itching for a fight so badly he would gladly hunt demons for sheer fun.

“I think I’d like to know that reason now.”

Before she had come out tonight, she had vowed to keep this hidden from him but now it might just be her trump card.

Taking hold of his hand, Lealandra ignored his raised eyebrow and moved towards him on the curved leather seat so she was within reach. She took a deep breath, held it and brushed his fingers across her chest. The mark there shimmered rich red and sparkled into life. The glow lit his face, dancing in his wide eyes.

“You’ve started the ascension,” Taig whispered with the barest glance into her eyes before his gaze fell to her chest again.

His hand left hers and he touched the ascension mark, tracing the circle with a light caress. Her breasts tingled and her nipples hardened against the black strapless corset top. She tried to ignore the delicious feel of his hands on her but it was impossible. It was Heaven to have him touching her again, even if it was only so he could see her mark.

His fingers paused against her, cool points on her burning skin.

Lealandra knew what had arrested his attention. “It’s your mark.”

Taig lowered his hand until his palm rested against her right breast, the weight of it making her ache for more as her mind raced forwards to imagine him removing her top and caressing her. She rolled her eyes closed at the thought of his lips latching onto one of her nipples and tugging on it, teasing it with his teeth. Her groin throbbed in response to the fantasy.

“And this is supposed to make me help you?” Emotionless and deadpan. His response was the exact opposite of what she had expected.
“In a few days, possibly less, I’ll be vulnerable, Taig. I need you to protect me. I’ll pay you with money, everything I have. It’s over twenty grand.” Her eyes searched his for any sign that he would take it. He had to help her. 

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Felicity Heaton is a romance author writing as both Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. She is passionate about penning paranormal tales full of vampires, witches, werewolves, angels and shape-shifters, and has been interested in all things preternatural and fantastical since she was just a child. Her other passion is science-fiction and she likes nothing more than to immerse herself in a whole new universe and the amazing species therein. She used to while away days at school and college dreaming of vampires, werewolves and witches, or being lost in space, and used to while away evenings watching movies about them or reading gothic horror stories, science-fiction and romances.

Having tried her hand at various romance genres, it was only natural for her to turn her focus back to the paranormal, fantasy and science-fiction worlds she enjoys so much. She loves to write seductive, sexy and strong vampires, werewolves, witches, angels and alien species. The worlds she often dreams up for them are vicious, dark and dangerous, reflecting aspects of the heroines and heroes, but her characters also love deeply, laugh, cry and feel every emotion as keenly as anyone does. She makes no excuses for the darkness surrounding them, especially the paranormal creatures, and says that this is their world. She’s just honoured to write down their adventures.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:

My website:

My blog:




Next stop on the tour:

Blogging @ Indie Paranormal Romance Books (Felicity Heaton's Blog)

Thank you Ms. Heaton. We will be posting our review of Ascension soon.


  1. Great to read about the book and the author! I loved the excerpt from Ascension and can't wait to read it.

  2. Sounds like another great story. I will definately have to read it.

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  3. Loved the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway

  4. Thanks for having me here, and for letting me share an excerpt from Ascension.

    Felicity Heaton

  5. This sounds like a book I would enjoy...please include me if I am not to late...if I am well it has been added to my TBR list!

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