Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Aurora Sky Blog Tour: excerpt, review & giveaway

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (Volume 1: Transfusion) by Nikki Jefford
Paperback, 242 pages
Published December 9th 2012 by Createspace
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Her blood is toxic to vampires.

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Secret agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska.

Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand.

Aurora is alienating friends at school while attracting attention from the last person she wants noticing her – the dark prince of temptation himself: Fane Donado. And that can’t lead to anything good.

This is a New Adult paranormal urban fantasy romance with mild language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages 18+.


Fane grinned as I walked past. “Shouldn’t you be in class?”

“Shouldn’t you?”

He pushed off the wall and walked toward me. “We’ve missed you in gym. I enjoyed your little performance the other day.”

I turned my head to follow Fane’s movements as he circled me.

“I’m glad to see that you’re feeling better,” he continued.

“Yep. Never better.”

He stared at the red scarf around my neck. I didn’t take my eyes off him.

“Good,” he said slow and sensual. He stepped in my path as I tried to walk past.

My heartbeat quickened. There had to be something seriously sick about feeling aroused by a person who pissed me off.

My jaw tightened. “Get out of my way, unless you want me to drop you the way I dropped Clayton.”

Fane’s teeth flashed when he grinned. He stepped aside. “Careful, Aurora, I might take you down with me.”

I hurried past him, feeling his smile on my back the entire way. Now I had a whole other reason to avoid gym besides loathing the class.

To think I actually wanted to dance with the scoundrel at winter ball. I’d sooner dance with a viper.

About the author:
Nikki Jefford

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She writes edgy teen fiction, including the Spellbound Trilogy and Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter.

Nikki married S├ębastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington.

I have heard so many good things about Nikki Jefford's other series, the Spellbound trilogy, when this tour was announced I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was not let down. Aurora Sky (her name really grew on me the more I read) is a cool character--she has the appeal of Bella, the fighting chops of Buffy, the attitude of Rose Hathaway and a mind uniquely all her own. Her situation and the way she is brought into the vampire fighting world offered a humorous and different take from other stories. And then there are the guys: Fane and Dante. They certainly spice up the story and I enjoyed their scenes with Aurora. 

Aurora tries to be a normal teen, winds up rebelling, but she can't be regular, not in her line of work. The author mixes paranormal characters with the chilly setting of Alaska, adds in humor, turns up the dial on sexy, and interjects a healthy dose of snark--all of which kept me reading, smiling, and enjoying.

Nikki Jefford has created an intense yet fun new paranormal series with Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter and having Alaska as a setting offers readers a unique setting. I'm so looking forward to what Aurora does next in the second book of the Transfusion series.

Rating: 4

Cover comment: Works for me. The Alaska setting is there, Aurora looks cool and I'm just happy she's in pants and not a winter ball gown. The font for the title is cool, the other is plain.
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1 comment:

  1. I also really enjoyed this book, I was so excited to do this tour as well, its for sure one of my new favs, can't wait for book 2.
    Great review.

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