Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Blog Tour: Born In Blood by Alexandra Ivy- Story & Giveaway

Welcome to the Born In Blood Blog Tour for Alexandra Ivy's latest release. Today I have Part 6th in the special story Alexandra wrote especially for the tour as well as a fantastic tour giveaway that you guys can all enter!

In a stunning new paranormal romance series—even edgier than her bestselling Guardians of Eternity books—New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy lures readers into the dark, seductive world of the Sentinels—humans outcast by their hidden abilities, treading the line between life and death, good and evil, pleasure and pain…

Born In Blood

Sergeant Duncan O’Conner has seen it all before. A beautiful erotic dancer is found murdered in her home—no suspect, no motive. But there’s one clue: she’s missing her heart. It’s enough to make the hard-bitten Kansas City cop enlist the help of a necro—one of the dead-channeling freaks who live in the domed city of nearby Valhalla. It’s a long shot, but desperate crimes call for desperate measures.

Unlike the other “high-bloods” in Valhalla, Callie Brown considers her abilities a gift, not a curse. But when she reads the dancer’s final thoughts, she senses a powerful presence blocking her vision. This is no ordinary homicide. This is the work of a legendary necromancer who controls souls. A ravenous force that will put Callie’s skills to the test, O’Conner’s career at risk, and both their hearts on the line…literally.


In order to enter the giveaway, the entrants will have to read the short story and then answer questions about the story at the end of the tour.  The questions will be posted in the Rafflecopter widget.

The last 3 days of blogs will post the ENTIRE  story for people that missed it throughout the tour. 

First Place:  $50 GC to Amazon or B&N
Second Place: $25 GC to Amazon or B&N
Third Place:  $10 GC to Amazon to B&N

a Rafflecopter giveaway Read the following story to answer the above question.....

Alexandra Ivy
Part Six

Anton watched the flash of temper darken Jayne’s eyes with an unexplainable fascination.  As always, he was shocked by his intensity of his reaction to this female.

It’d happened the second he’d caught sight of her.  She’d opened her front door and he felt his desire to possess her hit him like a physical blow.  

If it hadn’t been so raw, so all-consuming, he might have tried to squash the unexpected bonding.  He was a man who’d always enjoyed his independence.  His position as a Searcher meant that he traveled the world seeking out high-bloods, ensuring they weren’t a danger to themselves or others.  
It gave him the opportunity to enjoy pleasures from a wide variety of locations.  

Food, culture...women.  

He happily indulged all his senses.

Until last month when he arrived in Boston and Jayne Burnelli had exploded his world.

Her chin tilted to an adorably militant angle.  Jayne would never be a push-over.  She was intelligent, opinionated, and fiercely loyal, 

The sort of woman who would never allow him to dominate her.

And he found her strength as sexy as hell.

“I don’t smother him.”  

“Of course you do.”  He held up a hand as her eyes narrowed with fury.  “Don’t get me wrong.  It was an admirable when he was young.  Very few high-bloods are blessed with a family who can accept a freak.”

“Charlie isn’t a freak.”

“I’m well aware that Charlie is a talented healer who will be a welcomed member of Valhalla,” he assured her, understanding that it was hard for her to accept that the child she’d devoted her life to protecting was now safe and able to stand on his own.  But for both Charlie and Jayne’s sake, she needed to give him the space to become his own man.  “I’m also aware he’s excited to have a measure of independence and wouldn’t be particularly eager to meet with his overprotective sister mere hours after he managed to untie the apron strings.”

Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.

Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.

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BORN IN BLOOD Tour Schedule - 12/27/13 - 1/11/14

12/27 Night Owl Reviews (Short Story - PART 1)

12/27 LITERAL ADDICTION (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 You Gotta Read Reviews (Short Story- PART 1)

12/27 Book Lovin' Mamas (Short Story- PART 1)  

12/27 Diane’s Book Blog (Short Story- PART 1)

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12/27 Riverina Romantics (Short Story- PART 1)

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12/27 the snarkology (Short Story- PART 1)  

12/27 I Smell Sheep (Spotlight)

12/27 Who's Reviews (Spotlight)

12/27 babbling about books and more (Spotlight)

12/28 Darkest Addictions Book (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 deal sharing aunt (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Literary Meanderings (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Rumpled Sheets Blog (Shot Story- PART 2)

12/28 Taking It One Book at a Time (Short Story- PART 2) Http://

12/28 The Secret Sanctuary of Books (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Tome Tender Book Blog (Short Story- PART 2)

12/28 Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (Spotlight)

12/29 KT Book Reviews (Short Story- PART 3)

12/29 Reading Between the Wines (Short Story- PART 3)

12/29 Sassy Book Lovers (Short Story- PART 3)

12/29 Mad Hatter Reads (Spotlight)

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12/30 Books And Their Seven Deadly Sins (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Book Pages and Dripping Ink (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Booked & Loaded (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Books Books and More Books (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Imagine a World (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Nina’s Literary Escape (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Reading Reality (Short Story- PART 4)

12/30 Where the Night Kind Roam (Short Story- PART 4) p

12/30 The Reading Café (Spotlight)

12/31 Dalene's Book Reviews (Short Story- PART 5)

12/31 Tynga's Reviews (Short Story- PART 5)

1/1 The Rest Is Still Unwritten (Short Story- PART 6)

1/1 Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess (Spotlight)

1/2 Swept Away By Romance (Short Story- PART 7)

1/2 Sweet & Spicy Tales (Spotlight)

1/3 Reader Girls (Short Story- PART 8)

1/3 Romancing the Dark Side (Short Story- PART 8)

1/3 Wicked Readings by Tawania (Spotlight)

1/3 Inner Goddess (Spotlight)

1/4 For the Love of Bookends (Short Story- PART 9)

1/4 Mythical Books (Short Story- PART 9)

1/4 Cocktails and Books (Spotlight)

1/4 Kristina's Books & More (Spotlight)

1/5 Coffee and Characters (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 Redheads Review it Better (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 URBAN FANTASY LAND (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 victoria's gossip (Short Story- PART 10)

1/5 Bookin' It Reviews (Spotlight)

1/6 Eclipse Reviews (Short Story- PARTS 1-5 )

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1/7 Larissa and Friends' Bookish Life (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

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1/7 Sun Mountain Reviews (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

1/7 Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies Oh My (Short Story- PARTS 5-10)

1/7 Ramblings From This Chick (Spotlight)

1/8 Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic (Short Story - ENTIRE STORY)

1/8 Offbeat Vagabond (Short Story- ENTIRE STORY)

1/8 Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance (Short Story- ENTIRE STORY)

1/8 Seductive Musings (Spotlight)

1/8 TBQ's Book Palace (Spotlight-)

1/9  Book Monster Reviews (Short Story- ENTIRE STORY)

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1/10 Darker Passions (Short Story -ENTIRE STORY) 

1/10 Fandom Fanatic (Short Story -ENTIRE STORY)

1/10 My Book Chatter (Spotlight)


  1. Will be a fight again...LOL
    I wait next part!!

  2. I couldn't find a question to answer BUT that was a great short story and I love that Anton appreciates her strength and love for her brother. I can't wait to see what happens next!

  3. I'm so enjoying reading this story!

  4. Didn't make it here yesterday but better late than never. Love it - I think Jayne is a very protective sister and Anton enjoys watching her flare up :). Thank you.

  5. I can't wait to read this! :) I loved reading all the little parts of the book. Thanks so much for sharing & Happy Reading in 2014' :)

  6. I love the excerpt. I look forward to reading this new series from Alexandra.


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