Reader Girls is thrilled to feature another book tour for author Lisa Voisin. We loved The Watcher and fully supported that first book (our review). Let's just say we loved it! Now we are fully backing book two, The Angel Killer. Look at that cover. Isn't it great? I can't wait to start reading this one. For our tour stop, we have an excerpt, and there's a giveaway too! Enjoy and have a pleasant day.
by Lisa Voisin
YA paranormal romance
Paperback/eBook, 286 pages
Published January 5th 2015 by InkSpell Publishing (first published December 30th 2014)
Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.
When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.
After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.
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The air cooled even more, and the hamsa necklace buzzed at my throat. With a jolt, I checked the area. Shadows lurked in the bushes several yards away, their red eyes flashing behind the trees.
Hellhounds. Three, maybe four by my count. The urge to shudder tugged at my muscles. I stifled it. Don’t be afraid. It’ll make things worse. Nobody else can see them.
Had they hurt Dean and Jesse? Or were they trying to scavenge a free meal?
The hamsa buzzed more insistently. As the EMTs carried Dean off, Mr. Ballard followed to catch a ride in the already full ambulance. Farouk and I would soon be the last people there. And, with their mouths agape to scent the air, those hellhounds looked hungry.
“I’m cold. Let’s head back.” I kept my voice low, as though pretending to be calm and actually staying calm were the same thing.
One of the hounds fixed its attention on me and growled. It knew I could see them. I knew the school had been protected by sigils that kept creatures like them away, but we were outside school grounds. Though I’d seen Michael make quick work of them before, I had neither his ability nor his weapons. Would the hamsa alone be enough to stop them? If so, what about Farouk?
To play it safe, I armed myself with the nearest rock. Dean probably hadn’t gone down without a fight, and he was way stronger than me, but I knew how hellhounds worked. First, they fascinated their victims with fear, sapping their energy, and feeding on life force until they came into form. Then they devoured their victim’s flesh. Dean might not have had a chance to fight.
“What’s that?” Farouk asked motioning to one of the hellhounds lurking in shadow. “A stray?”
He could see it too? It must have materialized. “We should go,” I said. “It might be rabid or something.”
The hellhound growled again, as if to make its point, and Farouk froze. I wondered if he’d noticed its red eyes.
“Come on,” I said, tugging at his arm.
“I don’t want to turn my back on it.” Farouk dipped his head, averting his gaze. “If we run, it’ll treat us like prey.”
But we were prey.
About The Watcher (Book One in The Watcher Saga):
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.
Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.
To celebrate the release of The Angel Killer,
The Watcher is currently 99 cents on Amazon Kindle.
About the Author:
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.
Lisa also leads a writing group for teens in North Vancouver, works as a technical writer, and teaches meditation. Her debut YA novel, The Watcher, won the Chanticleer award for best paranormal fiction.
A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!
Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.
The prize will be an angel wing necklace (picture above) and a $5 Amazon GC.a Rafflecopter giveaway