Reader Girls welcomes author Tina Smith. She writes the Wolf Sirens series and has created a Writers Co-op Anthology which has published its first anthology, Lacing Shadows. There's plenty of info on the Wolf Sirens series, an excerpt, and a giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend.
Lacing Shadows: Anthology
by Andrea Stanet, Tina Smith, Laurie Treacy, Lee Ryder, Alexia Purdy
New Adult paranormal romance
ebook, 191 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Tina Smith Writers Co-op Anthology
Lose yourself in the Shadows.
Five young women each encounter a different supernatural force: seductive werewolves, shadowy vampires, dangerous fae, mysterious ghosts, and nightmare creatures.
Lace yourself in scintillating tales of fated meetings, undying love, and eternal life...
Farren is desperate to escape her heart-wrenching grief, attempting to end her life when fate suddenly intervenes...
Rescued by Joe, she finds herself an unwilling pawn in a vampire tug-of-war over her life.
In a world where she can choose if her death will be final or eternal, why would she fight to live?
Welcome author Tina Smith
My books are similar to Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy.
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The Mystical Bond, the Fatal Allure ... of Hunter & Prey
Misunderstood seventeen year old Lila Crain unwillingly moves to the foreboding town of Shade, prepared to face her punishment - Shade High. But she can't begin to anticipate the life-altering events that lie in wait for her.
The dark and charismatic Reid has a wolfish grin and amber eyes that would make any girl blush and he has his sights set on the new girl in school. Reid's stunning friends - including icy top dog Sam - invite Lila into their clique. Suspicious, yet flattered by their attention, she lets down her guard and answers the intriguing call like a moth to a flame.
Thrillingly introduced to the local nightlife by the enigmatic group, Lila finally feels like she belongs. But her newly found friendships threaten to turn sour when she unwittingly develops feelings for the leader's off-limits boyfriend, Sky. Tensions rise further when a quirky local named Cresida warns Lila to stay away from the clique at all costs. Undeterred, she is irresistibly drawn to uncover the truth behind their mysterious lifestyle. Lila unwittingly starts off a chain of events that will forever alter fate for both hunter and hunted as she learns they have been waiting for her...
Inspired by the legend of the femme fatale goddess, Artemis, Wolf Sirens is a compelling gothic masterpiece of paranormal romance.
Forbidden, Fever, Night Fall and the soon to be released Dusk in Shade - all continue the tale of Lila Crain, the heroine with the chip on her shoulder, on an epic paranormal journey in which forbidden love threatens to destroy the underworld.
"If you want a book with mythology, mystery, heartache, romance, and wolves, then check this series out." 4 Stars - Ryan caughtinasnyderwebb.blogspot
“Rich, complex and deeply fascinating. Smith’s creation stands apart from other books in the genre. Wolf Sirens has raised the bar for paranormal romance.”- Kevis Hendrickson, author of Rogue Hunter
Many are Born, Few are Reborn
Eternally Cursed to Love & Not Purely Desire… Temperatures rise as the flames of longing still burn in the thrilling sequel to Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The legend continues. Apollo, god of deadly plague, conspires to undo his sister’s legacy. The wolves exist between two worlds, one in the town another in the forest. Prophecy says hunters and wolves are cursed to a mutual attraction. Increasingly, each successive slayer becomes more alluring to the wolf. The predestined enemies struggle, to both resist and contain their fierce rivalry in a conflict powerful enough to tear two worlds apart. A shadow has fallen over the heartlands of myth and reality. The chosen is reborn broken-hearted, in the scorching embers of grief. Devastated, Lila trains tirelessly as the assassin. She must submit to deliver justice and protect the innocent of Shade. But is it love or revenge which motivates her? Will the huntress or her heart prevail? Breaking away from the call of destiny and fearing betrayal, Lila makes a desperate escape in search of her lost beloved. The intensity between two ancient enemies ignites. The history of the wolf pack is revealed as devotion and desire in the underworld reaches fever pitch.
If The Bite Doesn't Get You, Then the Fever Will.
“Rich, complex, and deeply fascinating. Smith’s creation stands apart from other books in the genre. Wolf Sirens has raised the bar for paranormal romance.”- Kevis Hendrickson, author of Rogue Hunter
"Smith weaves a thrilling and beautifully crafted tale that sinks its fangs in and refuses to let go."- Michael Alexander, author of The Vessel
“Fever does not disappoint! Tina Smith captures her readers on the first page and leads them on a fast-paced journey full of suspense and adventure as heroine, Lila, struggles towards the truth.” - Beverley Eikli, author of A Little Deception
What Rises Must Fall
Uncover what Happens after Dark in Shade.
In the rainy valley the sky is covered by cloud as the Thunder God wars with his son, Apollo. As dusk descends the wolves haunt the forest. A crescent moon rises and all days are nights for the huntress, until the ancient battle is won. But what lurks beneath the surface in the heartlands of myth and reality in the shadow of the Gods is a tale as insidious and devious as the wolves themselves. In the grips of a war between wolves and hunters, the sun has not yet set forever on a love that has defied time in a valley cursed for centuries. No matter which way Lila chooses to turn, she will lose the one thing that means everything.
The unwilling heroine with a chip on her shoulder steps up the fight that takes her into the belly of the beast. Lila must follow a dark path, towards a war no one can win. Lives will be lost in a vicious clash. Suspicions rage. Who can she trust and who will be left standing after the fray. Lila treads between two worlds on a path of inescapable fate that Artemis has chosen for her. No one will emerge unscathed. The hunter’s legacy must be fulfilled in a vivid tale of painstaking heartbreak and betrayal as what rises must fall and those that have fallen must find the strength to rise again.
“I felt this to be the best out of the three books I had read in the series. It was absolutely epic.” – Ramsha, Goodreads
Reid was describing the wolves to me when Angele appeared at the glass door, naked and covered in wet dirt. Jackson hurriedly grabbed a towel from Reid’s lap and met her, covering her naked skin. He guided her away from the lounge where Reid and I sat drinking tea, but Angele’s concerned eyes followed me as she passed.
Then I saw why. I flew up. C.J was standing in the house soaked through with nearly as much mud on her as Angele, the bundle of arrows clasped in her pale hand.
I heard a growl behind me. I glanced at Reid now in wolf form. “No,” I looked her up and down. There was an uneasy silence. “She’s with me,” I urged. He glanced at me, disgruntled.
C.J pointed the arrow at him with her left hand and widened her stance. I couldn’t say I wasn’t proud, and then I frowned. “You were supposed to stay outside and back me up,” I said through gritted teeth with an incredulous look.
“So you can sit here and have tea?”
I started to say something. “I-”
“No, I’m wet through. I need to know what’s going on and anyway, I wouldn’t have come in if your friend out there hadn’t jumped me.” She squinted petulantly. “And I lost a contact.” She glared angrily in the direction of Angele as a tear of brown water ran from her hairline down the side of her face, collecting the mud smudged on her temple.
Reid phased back and modestly covered himself with the towel from the footrest. C.J just gazed at him.
Noticing her lingering stare I intervened, “C.J this is Reid.”
“Hi.” She gave an awkward wave and sideways glance.
He looked at me and then at her and back towards me. “Did Cres know about her?”
“Yes,” I said, annoyed, and folded my arms.
“Come in and close the door,” I added grumpily, and gestured to C.J who remained rigid near the door, my anger tempered somewhat. “The one goddamned card I held,” I put my hand to my temple and sat down. “Reid, get dressed,” I ordered, diverting my gaze.
C.J had only moved a few paces to close the sliding door and stopped unsurely.
“Come in.” I gestured in frustration as Reid headed in the direction of the bedrooms.
“Right, see you in a minute, doll face.”
I shot Reid a look as he exited. My face was stern. I explained to an intrigued C.J that Cres had been taken by the Cult and we were going to have to go in and get her and the boy now, and somehow take out the pack.
Jackson, Angele and Reid collectively came back into the living area. As they slowly approached, I introduced them. “J, Angele and Reid. This is Caroline, the next huntress of Shade.” I knew C.J would be flattered to have such a title, so I said it like I was bored.
“C.J.,” she offered, confidently.
I could tell she was surprised to have such an introduction and she sat a little
They didn’t move. I glanced at her and noticed she still held the arrows. “Put down the arrows, these are our friends,” I scolded her.
“Ha,” laughed Jackson. “She’s smaller than you.”
“She’s strong,” commented Angele’s meek voice from behind him. She rubbed her wrists and we all glanced at Caroline.
“So this is what you’ve been hiding,” Reid exclaimed wide eyed, obviously feeling better. He appraised her approvingly. “Hi doll-face.”
“Don’t call me doll-face,” she hissed.
“What are you gonna do about it?” He leered.
“Break off your dick.”
He looked amused and then suddenly he laughed, but halted instantly when she took an arrow between her hands and it made a snap.
Legacy is Hard to Ignore.
There is no escape from fate… Dark clouds culminate as the legend continues. In the town where secrets lie and natural justice rules, the sirens have fallen – captured and defeated. The fate of the hunters is in the hands of the wolves. In the grips of the largest full moon in centuries the stakes climb higher. Aided by a thwarted enemy, Apollo unleashes a long awaited plan to defeat Artemis once and for all. Wolf venom spreads across the Valley like a catastrophic virus. Those that Lila loves most must chose to take cover or defend as the battle for supremacy reaches new heights. Bonds are tested as devastation and mistrust escalates to breaking point. The tumultuous relationship between wolves and hunters reaches a bloody climax. What will the huntress uncover? Who will be lost in the cross fire as Lila combats a new breed of predator, in a war that will ultimately decide the fate of the Shade.
Dusk in Shade brings bombshell revelations that will stun you, in the fourth epic tale of Tina Smith’s action packed series, Wolf Sirens. Full of suspense that keeps you guessing right until the explosive end – after this sunset the lives of the good the bad and the bitten will never be the same...
“By far the best book in the series. One enemy runs, another returns. New friendships are formed, Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down.” – 5 Stars, Jacqui, Smashwords.
“This series just keeps getting better. This novel is a little darker than the previous books. Lila is struggling to cope with everything going on in her world. We do get a bit of the lighter side when an epic event is discovered involving Cres and Reid. Smith’s ability to keep adding unsuspected twists and turns keeps me on my toes and is simply amazing.” – 4.5 stars, Saints and Sinners Books.
There is Darkness before Dawn…
The beginning of the end has arrived. The breath taking series that gets better and better with each chapter, takes you on a ride like no other.
Under electric skies, the legends have come to life. There is little respite as Lila waits for the brewing storm to break. The wolves continue to spread across the land like a wave, infecting or destroying everyone, leaving terror and death in their wake. Lost to the infection, most of the population is dead or turned. Narine rises to power as the army is decimated.
It’s just the beginning of a brutal war. Those left in the turbulence fight to survive in hand to hand combat. Shade descends further into the grips of Hades as the struggle to end the curse escalates to a final battle that will decide the future of the valley forever.
Fated to end the curse, Lila bravely faces her destiny.
Due for release October 2014.
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