Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Crimson Hunt promo event: excerpt & giveaway

The Crimson Hunt (Book One: Eldaen Light Chronicles) by Victoria H. Smith
New Adult Science Fiction Romance Release date: November 7, 2012 
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords | Print

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

The Crimson Hunt is a New Adult Science Fiction Romance.


I continued my rigorous review of the material. But as the night went on, I didn’t gain much ground. There were about fifteen chapters in the first half of the semester’s lectures. I was only up to chapter eight. There’d never be enough time for me to get them down pat before the midterm tomorrow. I wanted to cry at the thought. Laying my head in my textbook, I hoped the words would materialize into my brain.
“I think the book works better if you are actually reading it.” A gentle laugh accompanied the words.
I jolted, startled by Luca’s sudden appearance. I quickly raised my head, hoping to God there weren’t any page marks indented into my face. I rubbed my eyes, and Luca’s beautiful face appeared before me. “Don’t be so mean. I’m stressing out here. The midterm is tomorrow.” I said this though I didn’t really mind that he poked fun at me. It was really cute to see him joke.
I couldn’t help but notice how hot he looked tonight with his strong build lining his t-shirt. He should never cover his beauty with clothes and such things. He also wore a heather-gray carpenter jacket. I hoped my cardigan was enough for the weather when I left tonight.
“I was not trying to be cruel. I was just stating a fact.” He laughed again and sat on the edge of the table.
I smiled, his laugher bringing my anxiety down a bit.
“What are you caught up on? May I be of any use?”
There were a lot of things he could help me with at this point, but none of them had to do with Zoology.

About the Author

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.

(1) eBook copy of The Crimson Hunt (Book One: Eldaen Light Chronicles). Open International (eBooks will be in mobi, epub, and pdf formats gifted from Smashwords).
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  1. I never liked SciFI books until I read The Host by S. Meyer -- also a SciFi Romance. Now I'm absolutely willing to try another of these types of books.

  2. yes i do like sci fi books. i do like how they add a bit of fantasy to my otherwise quiet life


  3. I don't read a lot of sci-fi, but I do enjoy it.

  4. I enjoy sci-fi most when it includes some romance!

  5. I've only read a few, but I enjoy them.

  6. I do enjoy sci-fi books when they don't go too overboard. My favorite sci fi book is Enders Game.

  7. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    Like it as much as any others. I'm not picky.

  8. My dad introduced me to sci-fi when I was very young - he was an arthur c clarke fan, so now when I read it it reminds me of him :)

  9. I love it as long as it has some romance in it

  10. I enjoy a good sci-fi book. I love this cover!!

  11. I like it read alot of paranormal books! Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  12. I love sci-fi. It's all I read on my Kindle.

    sreis1987 at gmail dot com