Hello Avid Readers,
Today, I am very excited and proud to be taking part in the blog tour for Frost and Flame, book 2 in Gena Showalter’s Gods of War series! I have read a number of books from Gena’s Lords of the Underworld series and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to help spread the word about this latest book in her newest series.
Keep reading to enter the giveaway, read a free excerpt and don’t forget to use the purchase links to grab your copy of this fantastic new paranormal romance today.
From Gena Showalter, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lords of the Underworld saga, comes Frost and Flame, the second book in the scorching paranormal romance series Gods of War.
Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife’s killer.
Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price.
With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they’ve come to love?
Frost and Flame is available in eBook, audiobook and print formats.
Bane reached out and cupped the back of her nape, his grip bruising. Shock and fury darkened his expression. “You’re real. You’re real, and you’re here. You’re here with me.”
Things started softening inside her. “Yes, I’m real. And just so you know, if you break me, you’ve got to buy me.”
With a single yank, he forced her face closer to his, their mouths only a whisper apart. She gasped. He stared, hard, his gaze searching hers.
Up close, his eyes resembled liquid gold, molten and smoldering, his frame of long, black lashes the stuff of dreams. Literally! Nola had never thought to be within touching distance of her golden god, and now she was reeling. “I’m real, and so are you. You, an honest to goodness alien warrior.”
He didn’t seem to hear her. “Did Zion harm you?”
Why? Did Bane care? “No. He was good to me.”
“How good?” His eyelids slitted, those gorgeous amber irises hidden. “You like him.”
“Kind of good. And very much,” she replied.
He growled. Growled! Like a big, beautiful, jealous animal.
A man like Bane, jealous because another man got to spend more time with Nola? No way. She must be misreading the situation. “I don’t know him well, but he doesn’t look at me as if I’m the dirt on the bottom of his shoes so…” Shrug.
“Dirt. Yes.” Though his eyes closed and his head lolled to the side, he didn’t release her. He did jerk to attention a moment later and snarl, “Hate you.”
She flinched, taking the admission like a punch. What had she done to deserve such rancor?
Why give him the satisfaction of asking?
If he’d shown her a little kindness, she would have given him her all—all of her caring, all of her aid. Now? He’d be lucky to get half of either.
“Where did Zion take you?” he demanded.
She jutted her chin, saying, “Even if I knew, I wouldn’t tell you.”
“Then you are a fool. He’s using you to get to me.”
“Right, because a man wouldn’t want me for any other reason?” she bit out.
He traced his tongue over straight white teeth. “Stay with me, and I will protect you from him. From everyone.”
“Trust the man who hates me? No, thanks. Besides, you can’t even protect yourself right now.” Guilt sparked. Never before had Nola used such a scathing tone with another living being, but come on! In just a few minutes, he’d shredded what little hard-won self-esteem she possessed. “Besides, why would you want to protect me?”
He looked away, his demeanor changing from fierce to determined. “I don’t have to like you to help you. You might be my damnation, but you are my salvation too.”
You can catch up on the series with:
SHADOW AND ICE (Gods of War, #1)
Gena Showalter, the New York Times best-selling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld, introduces a scorching new paranormal romance series…Gods of War
Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in All War history, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus…until he meets her.
On an arctic getaway with her foster sister, street tough but vulnerable Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally–the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.
Though Vale is his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles.
She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heart-warming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.