Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Guest Post & Giveaway: Moira Rogers


THE BACKSTORY

From the time we announced the final Red Rock ebook in 2009, people have been asking us when we'd go back to the Sanctuary world and write more about werewolves and their witch rivals. In the beginning we didn't want to return--we had our four books and our two prequel novellas, and those were the stories we had to tell. But people kept asking, and we kept saying, "Well, what if...okay, no, but maybe if..."

A watched pot never boils, and I'm starting to think a watched plot is the same way. The harder we tried to force ourselves to come up with the right story, the more they slipped away. Finally we set the idea aside for a while, reluctantly admitting that maybe it had been too long in any case. We'd missed our window. It was time to work on other--

BOOM! That was our idea, knocking us head over heels. It hit us so hard we sat down and wrote Haunted Sanctuary instead of the book we were supposed to be writing. It wasn't the story we'd originally imagined. It takes place in a new town, with a new cast of characters, and is set several years after the end of Red Rock Pass. You don't have to be familiar with any of the previous books to pick up Haunted Sanctuary...

...but hey. Any excuse to give away books is good for us!

THE BLOG TOUR

Thanks to the generosity of Samhain Publishing--and with the assistance of many awesome bloggers--we get to spend the next twenty days giving away 80 ebooks! Those of you who haven't read the Red Rock Pass books will have twenty different chances to win the entire set in the ebook format of your choice.

In honor of that, we're going to be revisiting some of our favorite scenes from each of the four books...and maybe showing a few sneaky peeks at the next chapter in the Sanctuary Universe!

TODAY'S SNIPPET

Cry Sanctuary: Meet Your Hero aka Keith Winston Will Break Your Face

Abby’s a tough heroine, but her hero, Keith Winston, isn’t much of a soft touch either. When the book starts, he’s just come home from a few years spent overseas fighting in a very messy—and secret—war between werewolves and wizards. He’s tired, he’s cranky, he doesn’t really know where he fits…

But he gets really mad when someone threatens the people who look to his pack for safety.

Really, really mad.

* * *

   “Keith.” It was so short and abrupt she didn’t realize at first that it was meant to be an introduction. Keith holstered his gun and moved to the third man, the one still whimpering in pain. He nudged the man’s body over with his foot and studied him appraisingly.
   The man tried to speak, but managed only incoherent moans. Abby took a deep breath. “Will he make it?”
   “Probably.” Keith leaned down and searched the man with an ease that looked practiced. He pulled a cell phone from one pocket and a gun from an ankle holster. He absently checked the gun, set it on top of the car, and crushed the cell phone under one booted heel. “If he does, he can drag himself home and tell them what happens when you cross our borders to hurt someone looking for sanctuary.”
   Dylan dragged in a pained breath and braced a hand against the back bumper of the car as he tried to stand. “Alan Matthews had someone attack her. He wants her, and he’s not going to just let her go.”
   “Dylan.” The word came out more sharply than she intended, and she looped his arm around her shoulders to help him. “We can talk about it later.”
   Keith’s dark gaze flicked back and forth between them before settling on Dylan. “Can you walk back to my Jeep, or do you need to wait here?”
   “I can walk,” Dylan said, his voice stubborn. “I want to get Abby somewhere safe.”
   “She is somewhere safe,” came the calm reply, and Keith smiled a little as he reached for the gun he’d set on top of the car. He checked it again and tucked it into the waistband of his jeans. “She’s with me.”

* * *


THE CONTEST

Leave a comment to if you'd like to be entered to win a set of the Red Rock Pass ebooks! (Don't forget to include an email address.) And keep an eye open for the new book, Haunted Sanctuary, on sale January 22nd from Samhain Publishing and available to pre-order at Samhain, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, iTunes & Books on Board!

This contest is closed. The winner is Diana.

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40 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:04:00 AM CST , Anonymous Susan W. said...

Keith is one of my favorite characters! I'm looking forward to Haunted Sanctuary and meeting new characters.
suz(at)Cox(dot)net

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:11:00 AM CST , Blogger Chrisbails said...

Oh wow, these books look great. Loved the snippet and the covers are awesome. This is a new series and author for me. I am always looking for new stuff to check out. I love to read and hate to be without something. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:50:00 AM CST , Blogger Dana said...

I'm such a fan of Moira Rogers Bloodhound series, and recently picked up the start to Southern Arcana. But this isn't a series I've come across yet, which is a shame, since Keith sounds like my kind of guy. Email is tsukishine at gmail dot com

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:53:00 AM CST , Blogger RoseRaven said...

These look really interesting. I would love to read this series. I haven't previously run across it.

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:01:00 AM CST , Blogger Diana said...

I haven't stareted this series yet, it sounds really good. Thank you for the chance!!!

artgiote at gmail dot com

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:08:00 AM CST , Blogger kandj7299 said...

This series sounds great and I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!!

kandj7299 at verizon dot net

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:24:00 AM CST , Blogger Kim C said...

These look divine!!!! I just love Moira's books and would love to be entered to win the series!

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Kim

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:42:00 AM CST , Blogger Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

This reminds me that I have book 1 on my Nook from a long time ago when it was a freebie.

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12:32:00 PM CST , Blogger Katie White said...

I love with series. Can't wait for the next book!

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 1:27:00 PM CST , Blogger Dannielle L said...

I've loved Moira's other books and can't wait to get to read this series!! Thanks for the chance to win!

dannigv616AThotmailDOTcom

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 3:01:00 PM CST , Anonymous TracyM said...

I've read other Moira Rogers books & series - the ladies write fantastic stories - but haven't read any of the Red Rock series yet...
I'm really looking forward to the release of Haunted Sanctuary!!!

tracy_meighan13@yahoo.co.uk

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 5:16:00 PM CST , Blogger Solarride Rivernik said...

Never read any book by Moira Rogers, please pick me :D
solarride.rivernik@gmail.com

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:17:00 PM CST , Blogger Linda said...

Love this, =) I´m a big fan of Moira Rogers,
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!
//Linda
fr_alrsson at hotmail dot com

 
At Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9:06:00 PM CST , Anonymous Chris said...

Love, love, love Moira Rogers!?!?!?!?!
"PUH-leeeeeeezzzzeeee" pick me!! ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!!


Justducky422@aol.com

 
At Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1:58:00 AM CST , Anonymous Ruth said...

Got a sneek peak at "Haunted Sanctuary" for reviewing it and it's just wooooow ... And it really made me wonder about the whole Sanctuary-Series. Although I'm a great Moira Rogers fan, I haven't read one of those. So, pleeeease :) nissagu@gmx.de

 
At Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 8:06:00 AM CST , Blogger laura troxel said...

I love finding new authors and books to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
lauratroxelatyahoodotcom

 
At Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:21:00 AM CST , Blogger Heather said...

Would love to read the series!!!!

 
At Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:02:00 PM CST , Blogger Cathy V said...

This series sounds fantastic! Going on my TBR list :)
Thanks for the giveaway.
kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

 
At Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 7:37:00 PM CST , Blogger erin said...

Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway! This series sounds fantastic! Definitely want to read :)

efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:03:00 PM CST , Blogger Pamk said...

love this series and i'd love to win it.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:03:00 AM CST , Blogger lisagkendall said...

I'm glad your idea knocked you in the head. Thanks for the chance to win. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:32:00 AM CST , Anonymous Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sounds really good!!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:58:00 AM CST , Blogger Anne said...

Isn't that the way? It's just like trying to force yourself to remember something and it just pops up at the strangest times. Thanks for the giveaway!

acm05atjuno.com

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:44:00 AM CST , Blogger Texas Book Lover said...

I haven't read this series yet but it sounds fabulous!

Thanks so much for the chance!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12:37:00 PM CST , OpenID sachacr said...

I would love to read the whole set.Thank you!
sachaelle@hotmail.com

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 4:06:00 PM CST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this series and would love to win.thanks for the chance jennifer

 
At Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:09:00 PM CST , Blogger Readsalot81 said...

I've read just about every single one of their series, except for this one!! :D Thanks for the giveaway!

readsalot81(@)hotmail(dot)com

 
At Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:26:00 AM CST , Anonymous bn100 said...

Nice excerpt.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

 
At Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:15:00 PM CST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!
Mikusmoomoomilk at AOL dot com

 
At Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:24:00 PM CST , Blogger Andrea said...

I've never read her books. I'd love to read this series. The covers are great!
Andrea_desherbininatyahoodotcom

 
At Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:40:00 PM CST , Blogger wahdidah said...

I've just discovered the world of the paranormal and thought I would hate but instead I am hooked! Would love to read these! Thanks for the opportunity!

 
At Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:50:00 PM CST , Blogger Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

Might as well leave my email address to see if I can win the others.

thebooknympho AT gmail DOT com

 
At Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:38:00 PM CST , Blogger Laurie said...

I've had these on my TBR list, thank you for the chance! Looking forward to these and Haunted Sanctuary! lfacchini(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

 
At Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:21:00 PM CST , Blogger VampedChik said...

These sound great! I'll have to add them to my wishlist!
-Amber
goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

 
At Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:17:00 PM CST , Blogger jmcgaugh said...

Sounds like a great series!
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 9:10:00 AM CST , Blogger Eileen said...

I'd love to read these, especially after all the comments about how great the sex is in a Moira Rogers book. :) Thanks!

eimertens2002 (at) yahoo (dot) com

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:48:00 PM CST , Blogger books4me said...

Oooo...I like the sounds of Keith, a tough alpha who will kick butt and be mean but is sweet and protective of his loved ones! Sounds like an awesome series and one I MUST read!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:52:00 PM CST , Blogger Rebecca T said...

Ooooo I have a couple of Moira's books waiting to be read on my kindle but not this series, which sounds awesome.
Fingers crossed, if not I'll be adding it to my wishlist anyway.
Thanks for the excellent giveaway
Bex
bexherren@gmail.com

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:38:00 PM CST , Blogger Deirdre said...

All these books look interesting

wyvernfriend at gmail dot com

 
At Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:54:00 PM CST , Blogger bookgeek said...

Sounds like a great series!

Ruth_junk (at) yahoo (dot) com

 

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