Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cold Blood by Heather Hildenbran​d Blog Tour Stop

Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)

Welcome to The Cold Blood Tour! I love the world Heather has created and I have been hooked since Dirty Blood and patiently awaiting book two Cold Blood. When I tell you I COULD NOT put the book down because it was SO SO GOOD, I am not lying. Heather has crafted a world where two worlds collide into one and Tara and Wes must fight the evil lurking with good.

There are new characters Cambria who is a kick a$$ Hunter and Tara's best friend. Logan who is a Hunter as well but olalala he is a brainiac and knows his stuff. Then there is Alex who is Tara's trainer and mentor. And you know with every great book there is always the antagonist and we have some in here but the biggest one is Victoria. She is a rich, spoiled B!@#$! She runs the school and harasses every new person who comes in.

So without further ado here is an excerpt from the book and because I LOVE LOVE this series I will be giving away three e-copies of Cold Blood. All you have to do is leave your name and e-mail address and on December 08, 2011 I will pick the three winners! Happy Reading :)

Angela and Sam were in the den. The room had been put back together since Leo’s intrusion, minus several pieces of furniture that were too broken to salvage. The couch was saved, along with the coffee table. A spare TV from the garage had been set up on a bookshelf and a brand new marbled glass globe covered the light fixture on the ceiling. Other than that, the room was pretty empty. It was the room that had seen the most destruction from Leo’s goons. Grandma said it was because the den was the first room I would’ve seen when I came home that day, and Leo knew that. He’d trashed the house even after my mother had agreed to go with him, all to get a reaction out of me and send me running after him. It had worked.
Sam was watching E! News and twirling a lock of silky hair between her fingers. Angela flipped through one of my mother’s gardening magazines. They both looked up when I came in.
“Hey, stranger,” Sam said, raising the remote to click the TV off.
“You should leave it on.” I sent a pointed look at the ceiling where muffled voices could be heard rising with each comment. “It’ll drown out the static.” I sank onto the couch, next to Angela. She gave me a sorrowful look.
“How are you?” she asked. “I mean, really?”
“Miserable,” I admitted. Though they only knew half of it, or maybe less than half. As far as they knew, I’d punched Cindy, my mother flipped out, and now I was being shipped off to boarding school. That, in itself, was enough to make a girl miserable, so I figured it was fine to admit.
“Yeah, I’d be miserable, too. But I mean, at least its co-ed,” Sam said. Angela shot Sam a look. “What? I’m trying to help her look at the bright side.”
“She’s with Wes, remember?” Angela whispered. They also both knew that my mother was not a fan of Wes.
“A girl can window shop,” Sam hissed back.
Angela turned to me, rolling her eyes. “You have to email us every day, okay? And call whenever you can. They will let you call, right?”
“I don’t really know. I’ll call as much as I can.”
“Oh, and we’re supposed to give you this.” Angela reached into her pocket and handed me a folded up piece of notebook paper, flattened out from all the handling. “It’s from George. You can read it later."
“Oh, no way, she reads it now. I’ve got to hear this.” Sam shifted like she was getting comfortable and waited expectantly.
I unfolded the paper and silently scanned the words. Oh geez. I looked up. Sam – and even Angela – was still waiting. Sam had the ghost of a grin on her lips. Judging by her smile, there was a good chance she already knew what it said. Making me read it out loud was icing on the cake. I cleared my throat and read in a low voice:

This Romeo is bleeding
But you can't see his blood.
It's nothing but some feelings
That this old dog kicked up
It's been raining since you left me
Now I'm drowning in the flood.
You see I've always been a fighter
But without you I give up.
Now I can't sing a love song
Like the way it's meant to be
Well, I guess I'm not that good anymore
But baby, that's just me
And I will love you, baby. Always
And I'll be there forever and a day. Always
I'll be there till the stars don't shine
Till the heavens burst and
The words don't rhyme
And I know when I die, you'll be on my mind
And I'll love you–Always
Love, George.

When I was done–and completely red faced–I lowered the paper and looked at the girls.
“Wow. That was…” Angela began.
“Hot,” Sam finished. “Who knew the boy had it in him? Do you think he got it off the internet?”
“No, he didn’t get it off the internet,” Angela argued.
Sam shrugged. “He could’ve. We should google it.”
"You guys? It's Bon Jovi." I folded the letter and shoved it into my jeans pocket. "It was our song. It doesn’t matter, anyway. I’m leaving, remember?”
“And you have Wes,” Angela put in.
“Who is way hotter than George,” Sam added.
I grinned; I couldn’t help it. “I’m going to miss you guys.”
Sam and I threw our arms around Angela and brought it in for a group hug that had us giggling until the doorbell rang. All three of us eyed each other with raised brows.
“Five bucks on George,” Sam said.

For more of Heather you can find her at these places:
Twitter: @HeatherHildenbr

Visit some of the other tour stops and see what you can learn about Tara's world:
Nov 22 - The Unlocked Diary
Nov 23 - The Bookish Brunette - "Indie Frenzy", Read about some of my 'favorite things'
Nov 24 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING - Now go eat turkey! No post today.
Nov 25- A Diary of a Book Addict
Nov 26 - CP White Media
Nov 27- Jagged Edge Reviews
Nov 28- Live to Read - Top 10 'This or That' List
Nov 29- Two Chicks On Books
Nov 30- The Sated Faery
Dec 1- A Cupcake and a Latte
Dec 2- AwesomeSauce Book Club
Dec 3- Page Flipperz
Dec 4- Sassy Book Lovers
Dec 5- Angeline Kace, Author of Descended By Blood
Dec 6- The Bookish Babes
Dec 7- Taking It One Book At A Time
Dec 8- Seeing Night Reviews
Dec 9- Nightly Reading
Dec 10-Ya-Aholic Reviews
Dec 11-The Rest Is Still Unwritten
Dec 12- Bookerella Reviews
Dec 13- Book Vacations
Dec 14- Book Reader Addicts
Dec 15- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Dec 16- Total Bookaholic
Dec 17- A Life Bound By Books
Dec 18- The Blog Starts Here
Dec 19- All Things Books
Dec 20- Fiktshun
Dec 21- LovLivLife Reviews
Dec 22- Stuck In Books
Dec 23-Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews AND Sleep. Eat. Read
Dec 24- Magnet4Books

· * SPECIAL EVENT 12/27: Radio show with Cambria and her friends. Call in to discuss the book and a chance to win a signed paperback of Cold Blood! More details to come.


Vivien said...

Excellent excerpt! I must get my hands on a copy of this. Cannot wait for it. Thanks!

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sweety said...

Hii.Sounds interesting.Thanks for the giveaway!!I would really love to win this book :)


Sophia Rose said...

That excerpt was hilarious! Girl power!

Thanks for posting the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.