Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Touching Evil (Leila Marx, #1) by Amber Garr Blog Tour Stop

With one touch, Leila can see it all.

Leila Marx is trying to put her life back together after her fiancĂ© is murdered. When Detective Garrick Pearson enlists her help with a difficult case, she is thankful for the distraction and the opportunity to use her talents as a touch clairvoyant. Leila and Garrick delve into the mystery behind a series of missing teenage girls and mummified corpses while discovering their own growing attraction to each other. 

Conner Hoffman is an intriguing lawyer and striking half-demon who enters Leila’s life unexpectedly. Although her visions are terrifying, she is fascinated by his charm and his legacy. When it becomes evident that the murders are linked to a paranormal event, Conner introduces Leila to a world unbeknownst to ordinary society. She suddenly finds herself immersed in supernatural politics, sorcery, and danger as she becomes the killer’s next target. 

Staying alive will mean relying on friends, accepting the unbelievable, and trusting in her heart again. 

 Paperback: 322 pages 
 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 1, 2012) 
 Language: English 
 ISBN-10: 1480021598 

Read the First Chapter

I love this part. If Touching Evil were made into a movie, who would I pick for my dream cast. This was a pretty easy decision for me since I've had these characters in my head for years!

Leila Marx (Yvonne Strahovski)

Age: 27
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Illustrator for children's books
Special Talent: Touch clairvoyant or clairsentient
Favorite Color: Black
Love Interests: Garrick Pearson and Conner Hoffman
Dealing with: The death of her fiance, discovering the existence of supernaturals, assisting with a murder investigation

Memorable Quotes:

"Any chance you could just be a lawyer? I mean, they are monsters in and of themselves."

"I've seen a lot over the past week and I'm learning something new every day. I'm not touching anything from you."

I thought about the repetitive arguments, circular discussions, and canine stench waiting inside and said, "No, this is not a bad time to talk."

"Don't you think someone is going to notice you? It's not like you blend."

The Men: Leila's life wouldn't be as complicated as it is without having two guys vying for her attention. Although these relationships are just in the beginning stages, here's why these two men are swoonworthy!

Garrick Pearson (Sam Claflin)

Age: 32
Hair: Light brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Homicide Detective for the Baltimore Police Department
Special Talent: Good with people
Dealing With: Unsolved murder cases and finding the nerve to ask Leila on a date

Memorable Quotes:

"How can your wife stand you?"

"Deal. No demons. So what will our new and improved date be like?"

"It's fall. The flowers weren't good so I thought I'd bring you something sweet instead."

Conner Hoffman (Matt Bomer)

Age: 993 (yes, years!)
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Lawyer and Soul Collector
Special Talent: Cambion - half demon incubus
Dealing With: Guilt over his past, discovering Leila, and agreeing to a new bargain with his father

Memorable Quotes:

"May I have permission to enter my ninja warrior princess?"

"I'm half human, so the rules are different for me."

"It's a protection charm. Some say that it will keep the Devil away from you and bring good fortune. Present company excluded, of course."

The supporting cast:

Terez - Psychic  (Helen Mirren)
“Tell me about the men.”

Mac - Fae (Sebastian Stan)
“My, my little clairvoyant. Crime suits you.”

King - Werewolf (Anson Mount)
“No. I can’t. She stinks.”

Gallus - Vampire (Owain Yeoman)
“That phantom is obnoxious, annoying, and completely disrespectful of you and what you can do to him.”

Kristen Bell
Elise - Medium (Kristen Bell)
“I’m not having this conversation again. You’re dead, he’s not. End of discussion.”

Leanna - Witch (Rachelle Lefevre)
“Oh you know, souls, sacrifices, a chance to walk amongst the living…typical demon requests.”

Atticus - Sorcerer (Jess Rowland)
“I mean gone from this world. Dead. Buried. Gone.”

Sara - Human (Rachael Bilson)
“Okay. I know I said this wasn’t a set-up…”

Book Trailer:

Paperback: 272 pages 
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 6, 2012) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1481006010 
ISBN-13: 978-1481006019 

Buy now for Kindle, Nook, and Paperback

A first date, a lottery, treachery and deceit. Sometimes fate has other plans. Sometimes there’s more to tell. 

In Furthermore, seventeen original stories take you on a journey through worlds here and beyond. From the depths of the earth to the embrace of the sea, your favorite series continue. Prequels, alternative views, and new scenes give readers a chance to experience more than originally told. Including stories from Rebekah Campbell, David Estes, Amber Garr, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Leigh Michael. 

The best part? In honor of those who lost the battle and those who continue to fight, all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to cancer research and support.

Find out more about your favorite characters from The Darkness Through the Light Series, The Dwellers Saga, The Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, The Kindrily Series, Saga of the Setti, and Annabelle’s Story.
Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.

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Giveaways: (1) e-book of Touching Evil or Furthermore
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Amber Garr said...

Thank you for being a part of my tour!

Kelly said...

I haven't seen this book yet. It's on my tbr list now. I love paranormal, thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi Tee..

Thanks for posting.>:D

nurmawati djuhawan said...

amber books sound great !!!
thx u for the giveaway...

ArtemisG said...

Amazing story and the cast seems really good even If I haven't read the book yet.

Thank you for the giveaway!
Raffle name: Artemis

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win the book.