Is it really October already? Well blow me down with an autumn wind, so it is!
And with the arrival of this month comes an exciting schedule of events here at Lily Loves Indie. We are literally chock-a-block with blog tours, release day events, cover reveals and interviews so without further ado, let me tell you all about them!
Next week (7th-11th October) we have blog tours stopping here for ‘Never Say Never’ by Melinda Sutherland and ‘Veiled’ by L Chapman. There will also be an ebook giveaway and author interviews so make sure you drop in for a go on that!
Between the 14th-18th October we have one of our own wonderful authors, R.E Hargrave, featured all week on the blog, with reviews, interviews and sneak peaks into her wonderful books! I’ve already been working on these reviews and believe me, you don’t want to miss out!
And finally at the end of the month we are featuring another of our wonderful authors, M.B Feeney, as she prepares for the release of her newest collection of writing, Honour. We’ll be reviewing all her stories and will have an exclusive interview to help you all get to know her a little better.
Well, that being said, I have a mountain of books and reviews to go through that I cannot wait to share with you! Make sure you pop back every day to see what’s going on, or better still, give us a follow on Twitter @LilyLovesIndie or a like on Facebook to keep up to date with all we’ve got going on.
Don’t forget we are still recruiting for our street team where you can win fantastic swag by simply sharing a daily post and we’re also looking for authors who would like us to join their blog tours/cover reveals/release day party. All you have to do is drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
It is with much excitement that I am sharing this post. If you’ve read my review of King Hall you’ll know just how much I LOVED this book. And yes, the capitals are very much needed. So much so, I joined Scarlett Dawn’s Street Team and it’s as a result of that I am able to confirm several things with you wonderful readers waiting eagerly for the next installment of this amazing series!
Firstly, I’m delighted to announce that we here at Lily Loves Indie will be getting our hands on an ARC of King Cave sometime in the next couple of months. I honestly cannot thank Scarlett enough for that opportunity and I also cannot wait to share my review with you all.
Secondly, and perhaps more exciting at the present is the wonderful (and very long!) snippet from King Cave for your enjoyment! This has me literally dancing a jig with excitement and I’m sure you’ll be feeling exactly the same when you read it! Let us know your thoughts and of course, don’t forget to show Scarlett some love on Twitter and Facebook.
And so, without further ado, here is the teaser image and excerpt from King Cave!
A clapping sounded loudly, and I heard King Venclaire say, “Wake up, prodigies.”
I growled, my wolf sounding, snuggling further into the warmth.
“Fuck off.” Ezra voice vibrated against my ear, his arms tightening around me, his cheek rubbing against the top of my head.
“Five more minutes,” Pearl slurred.
“Hell…chickens,” Jack groused.
It was the snickering that really woke me.
And the sound of…Elder Jacobs…muttering, “Chickens?”
“Kill ‘em…bastards,” Jack snorted.
Jack mumbling unintelligibly in his sleep was nothing new, but Elder Jacobs, and who had it been earlier…King Venclaire? Well, that wasn’t normal. Nor were the many chuckles sounding.
My head, and Ezra’s, popped up at the same time, and I blinked blurrily. “Huh?” I pulled my hand out from under the blanket, rubbing my eyes to see better in the bright light. “Who’s there?”
Ezra’s predator growled loud in my ear, sounding ferocious, when he apparently had the same problem as me with his sight, taking a hand off my hip to rub his eyes. “Answer her!”
Someone whistled long and high, followed by, “Someone’s testy when they wake up.” That would be King Nelson’s voice off to my right.
“You have no idea,” Cahal’s voice muttered, sounding exasperated, directly in front of me. “I don’t know how many bedroom doors, alarms clocks, and light switches we went through during his teenage years.”
I shook my head, still hearing Jack and Pearl snoring, and squinted through the light. I went completely still. I had no clue how Ezra and I ended up on the ground, but there it was. We were lying in front of the couch, half concealed by the blanket, which was wrapped under us, protecting us from the hard, cold floor. And all the Kings and Antonio’s posse were standing in front of our couch, spread out like a bad fucking dream. “Nightmare. It’s got to be.”
“Jack had it right the first time,” Ezra grumbled, practically lying on top of me. “It’s Hell.”
“With brooms,” I muttered, brushing hair out of my face, staring at what King Kincaid held, firmly ignoring some of the looks we were receiving waking like this.
“And dustpans,” he mumbled, eyes on what Elder Jacobs held, even as I felt him carefully removing his other hand from under my shirt, where he had been gripping my breast. Not exactly appropriate for our current audience. Again, thankfully, the blanket partially covered us.
I nodded toward King Fergus hand. Stalling. Giving Ezra just a bit more time. “Pearl can Windex.”
“I stank of it for weeks afterward. It was like it soaked into my pores.”
“Are you two done yet?” King Nelson griped.
Ezra actually chuckled, his hand slowly creeping down my stomach. “Just about.”
I snorted hard, my voice choked as I glanced at Cahal’s hand. “Jack gets the dirt devil.”
King Venclaire appeared pretty damn amused. “For the Hell reference?”
“Exactly,” Ezra murmured, fingers gently pulling my shirt down. “Well, that about does it.”
My head lolled back against Ezra’s chest, beginning to laugh my ass off.
“Ignore her.” Ezra patted the back of my head. “I think she smoked something herbal.”
King Venclaire snorted, but coughed over it, then took the broom King Kincaid held next to him. I blinked as he whacked Jack and Pearl, whose snores turned to shouts up on top of the couch. The broom was suddenly back in King Kincaid’s hand, and King Venclaire pointed at him, saying, “I believe he did it.”
“What?” Jack muttered loudly. A pause. “Hey! Where the hell are Ezra and Lily?”
“Down here!” I called, my chin quivering as I waggled my fingers. “Somehow.”
“That happened during the…” Elder Merrick paused, looking at King Kincaid. “What? During the second movie?”
King Kincaid’s head tilted. “Well, it all started during the first when Pearl fell asleep.”
King Venclaire nodded. “Ezra and Lily were already out, and then Pearl fell asleep.”
“What did I do?” Pearl asked slowly.
King Venclaire blinked. “You fell over on them.”
Cahal pointed the dirt devil at me. “Ms. Ruckler started growling in her sleep, muttering something every once in a while about ‘too hot’.”
Elder Jacobs nodded. “Then Jack fell asleep.” He made a down motion. “And he fell over, too.”
King Nelson pulled at his ear. “Then Lily really started hollering.”
King Fergus shook his head, an absolute look of disbelief on his face. “How you three slept through her racket is seriously a miracle.”
“Ezra started growling the louder she got,” King Venclaire chuckled. “We didn’t see anything, but suddenly, we heard a thump.”
Elder Merrick’s eyebrows rose at the Kings and Elders, prompting, “During the middle of the second movie.”
They all nodded.
“I jumped up to check on you guys,” Antonio stated. “And apparently, Ezra had used his Vampire speed, knocking Lily to the floor, leaving Jack and Pearl to have the couch to themselves.”
King Nelson sighed. “And it was blissfully silent after that.”
They stared, eyes darting back and forth between all of us.
Jack muttered, “They’re putting us on.”
“Maybe drugged us, too,” Pearl griped.
“Lily?” Ezra asked, rubbing the back of his neck.
I chuckled, extremely embarrassed. “Truth. All of it.”
Copyright 2013 Scarlett Dawn
So what do you think? Fantabulous isn’t it? I honestly cannot wait to get my hands on this book, I think I’m actually more impatient for this than when I was waiting for Potter releases!