Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Omegas in Love Book Tour: Guest Post, excerpt + Giveaway

Blurb: Some things are best to forget. But what if the past won't be forgotten?

Born in China of a pure shifter bloodline, Katrina was raised with only one purpose--to breed. Abused by her alpha, she runs away to America as soon as she can. With a new pack and her true mate, she thinks the nightmare is behind her, but when she is abducted on the streets of Chinatown, Katrina must face her past and fight for her freedom.

It took Tyler a year to earn Katrina's love, another to build her confidence and pride, and only a moment to lose her. Broken-hearted, Tyler won't give up his search for Katrina. But he never trained as a warrior like the other shifters. What chance does a real estate agent have in the fight for his mate?

WARNING: Explicit shifter sex, heartbroken torment, and an unstoppable shifter in love.

Guest Post by Annie Nichols:

Every time I sit down to write a new book, I try to imagine what would entertain me the best as a reader. What would I find exciting and fresh?

To begin with, I’ve read many paranormal/urban fantasy stories so I try to keep from copying any story tropes I’ve read. I started my reader’s journey with authors like Anne Rice and Larry Niven (sci-fi). Moved on to Anne McCaffrey, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Lora Leigh, Nalini Singh… *catches breath* Need I continue? I love to read. I even branched out to some historicals in the last six months. *gasp* I know!

As a genre, I have to keep to basics of two (or three) people meeting (with me its M/F) and falling in love. That’s core of all romances, so I have to keep those, but the rest is up for grabs and my imagination. I meet my characters in my head then try to figure out what could I do to this person to make life interesting.

With Omegas in Love, I started with a young shifter couple already in deeply in love. Over the series, I’ve sparingly showed how these two have met and begun a relationship. What is the worst thing I could do to them in their book? Rip them apart. Let them fight, tooth and claw, to find each other once more. Some say this story might not have enough romance in it, but I think it’s the best love story I’ve written. What more could a woman want then a man prepared to do anything to get her back, even face his worst fears?

An excerpt from Omegas in Love: 

Katrina attempted to transform into her wolf-beast form as Chen’s guard dragged her through the panicked human crowd. Her beast didn’t respond. Sharp claws of fear tore into her heart. What was wrong? 

Her beast used to cower like this in the past when faced with Chen, but they’d grown so much since escaping to America. It only took one moment in her old alpha’s presence and they’d lost all they had gained. No, please no, she needed to connect with her beast and fight. 

She looked at her true mate a last time as he stood in his red tinged magnificent form against Chen and his pack mates. Their gazes met and she reached for him, hoping one day he might forgive her secrets. 

If only the past would have remained buried. No one knew of her life in China--she wanted the depravity forgotten. Her best friend, Sugar, had once told her to build a wall around the haunting memories, and she had. Now, Chen, her worst nightmare, showed up here, halfway around the world. 

What did an alpha of a large shifter clan want with the lowest of daughters of her birth pack? She’d been nothing but garbage to him. There must be other females with the same pure shifter blood as her. Chen could mate and torture one of them. What made her so special? 

She struggled in the guard’s arms, twisting and turning until she sank her flat, human teeth into his neck. 

With a cry, he pulled her off by yanking on her long hair, then slapped her across the face hard enough to rattle her thoughts. Such hits had been common in her youth but it had been years since anyone had laid an unkind hand on her. Limp, she wasn’t difficult for him to carry and take away from Chinatown. The place where she’d met a misfit pack of omega shifters. The place she’d felt most at home. The place where Tyler had kissed her for the first time.

About the author: Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont, where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day.

Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

Author links: Website | Blog | Group Blog (Paranormal Romantics) | Twitter:@annienicholas | Facebook

GIVEAWAY:  In addition to an autographed copy of each of the first three Vanguards books and a $10 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble, Annie Nicholas will be giving away a copy of one of the books in her backlist to one commenter at EVERY stop. The tour dates can be found here.

My review will be up shortly. This tour is hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions. 


  1. I enjoyed the post and excerpt. The book sounds very good.


  2. I'm dying to read how you rip the couple apart & what they have to do to get back together.


  3. I can see how they get ripped apart. Of course, now I'm curious as to how they get back together. How is Tyler, the weaker underdog, going to rescue Katrina...and does he forgive her?

    1. LOL I'd be giving away all the book's secrets if I told you. :D

  4. The book sounds great! Can't wait to read it!

  5. This does sound like a good romance story. It sounds like they will both have to fight hard against both their fears and enemies to get back to their true love. Thanks so much for the post and giveaways.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  6. Tease! This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great post and excerpt.

    Joanne B

  7. Love the excerpt! Sounds like my kind of paranormal romance! Definitely on my TBR list - thanks for the giveaway!

    leannessf at gmail dot com

  8. Marybelle! You're yesterday's winner. I'm sending you a note.