Guest Post & Excerpt by Kimber An GIVEAWAY Sweet Bytes

 WINNER OF THE E-BOOK GIVEAWAY SWEET BYTES ANNOUNCED!
The winner of their very own ebook of SWEET BYTES is Chi kittie
Congratulations  Chi kittie, and tremendous thank you to everyone who
participated in the giveaway! Their will be more giveaways in the future.
So stop by often and check them out. Thanks again everybody!




Hello, Brilliant Ones!  And a big thanks to Debbie for letting me stop by today.  My novel, Sweet Bytes, is due out Monday, October 17th.  Please comment under this post for a chance to win a free eBook copy.  I will also be holding a Grand Prize drawing next week to celebrate.  Sweet Bytes is the third book in my Ophelia Dawson series, the first being Crushed Sugar and the second is Sugar Rush.  You can learn more about them at my main site.  But, before that, please kick back and read the first excerpt ever from the final draft!
And now the excerpt


Ophelia Meets Tristan Li
 By Kimber An

Ophelia pulled the arrowed string back to her ear, focused on the gray sub-arctic sky and released.
The arrow flew high into the air above the frigid water, soaring until it descended and stuck into a small iceberg floating in the deep-blue ocean inlet.
Smoke fizzled in the snow, carrying the letter’s words to heaven.
I wasn’t informed you’re an archer.
Ophelia cinched brow and spun around.
A boy about her age stood near her little white car, hands thrust into navy coat pockets. His almond eyes were dark brown, black hair combed in a classic cut, strong jaw, full lips. Her twin sister might’ve thought him adorably handsome, but her dark mood prevented the same assessment. I didn’t mean to startle you.
"You didn’t startle me," Ophelia spoke aloud. "I was already cranky. I suppose you’re Tristan Li, my new Oldblood Protector." She’d been informed of his arrival and now here he was, a stranger sent to keep watch over her.
Yet, he seemed eerily familiar, like she already knew him; that was impossible. She couldn’t remember an Asian-American ever visiting their isolated town before.
He winced. ‘Oldblood Protector.’  You shouldn’t speak those words aloud.
She lowered her bow and pressed her foot against the inside. "I don’t like you talking inside my head."
You’re an empath. Nameless memory drifted from him and through her senses, but the source eluded her. And I’m a telepath.
"So?" Ophelia unstrung her bow and knelt to put it away.
"You need to become accustomed to it." Tristan unsettled her. "The archery set. According to my sources, you’ve never strung a bow or shot an arrow before."
"According to your sources?" She nestled the bow back in its case and lowered the lid.
He approached slowly, skin pale. His cold breath made no cloud before his lips. As your Protector, it is my duty to understand you.
"Great. Besides being a blood-sucking dead guy"—Ophelia stood, case in hands—"you’re also a snoop."

Blurb: Ophelia’s escape from Martin, an Addicted Newblood, came at a terrible sacrifice. Adrian, the boy she loves, is now infected and hunted like vermin.
As her new Protector, Tristan Li represents the Oldblood determination to destroy Adrian, along with all the Newbloods, addicted or not.
In her grief, Ophelia hates everything about Tristan, until his subtle strength empowers her to resist being turned into a vampire by the High Prefect.
As Tristan helps Ophelia harness her empathic ability, his need for redemption rings in her heart. Her own strength grows, along with her passion for freedom.
The veil of mourning lifts.
The evil of Martin returns.
Ophelia seizes ownership of her destiny.
 
 For more info on Kimber An and her books, please check out her website here: www.kimberan.com
   

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting my excerpt, Debbie! I hope everyone enters the Grand Prize Drawing next week too. It's a plush toy Alaskan Moose, a wooden grizzly bear keychain, and some Alaskan postcards, plus an eBook of Sweet Bytes, of course.

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  2. Your Welcome Kimber,

    Good Luck Everyone! :)

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  3. Ophelia Dawson series sounds great! I loved the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks for stopping in, Diana!

    Everyone pop over to this blog post-
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    to learn how to enter the Grand Prize Drawing!

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  5. Ooh, I would love to read more! Thank you for sharing!

    liedermadchen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. I would love to be entered to win.

    - Beckie
    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway. The excerpt is great! :)

    Sam B
    zahraparr(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  8. Thanks for joining in, Lieder, Chi Kitty, and Sam!

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  9. Thank you very much for sharing this excerpt =)

    Kate(at)backofthebookreviews(dot)com

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  10. Wow! This book sounds great! Thank you!

    Raihana619@gmail.com

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  11. Am in the process of gathering names for the Grand Prize Drawing!

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