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Saturday, February 27, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Karilyn Bentley @KarenBentley1 and DEMON KISSED

Good Morning Friends!

I am happy to introduce to you my guest today, Karilyn Bently with her brand new book, Demon Kissed.

Published by The Wild Rose Press, Karilyn is new to me so I'm excited to bring her to your attention too.....

Karilyn Bentley's love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.

Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.

Karilyn lives in North Texas with her own hunky hero, a crazy dog nicknamed The Kraken, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.

Where to find Karilyn
Website: www.karilynbentley.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarilynBentleyAuthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/karilynbentley1
Blog: http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4051943.Karilyn_Bentley
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/karilynbentley
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/ba_0Rf

Gin Crawford, the world's latest demon huntress, has no time to mourn her dead lover as she's called in to determine why a demon attack occurred at the local medical school. And not just any demon, but the one demon that gives her demon-killing bracelet the shivers. A dead professor, a lab full of missing anthrax, and a demon who turns good people into minions complicate her life. Can Gin and her mentor Aidan Smythe solve the mystery of the missing anthrax and the identity of the demon before someone else dies?

     The scent of sulfur hangs in the air like a demonic stink bomb. I want to slap a hand over my nose, but no one else seems affected by the stench. Must be a demon huntress thing.
     “Justitian,” Smythe mutters. “Not demon huntress.”
     “If you don’t like my new title, then stay out of my mind.”
     He glares. I swallow. Cross my arms. Refuse to take a step back. I’m learning not to be intimidated by his anger. Go me.
     My justitia vibrates, throwing me out of my internal battle, pulling me back to the land of death and minions. The blob of colors pulsates, a glowing reminder of a moment of terror. The moment the demon appeared to the grad student.
     Granted, I’m still taking Demons 101, but I thought demons formed minions in private.  Usually after the human committed a crime, not before. A tryout, so to speak. And maybe that happened, but it sure seems to me like the black blob of demon force appeared to the grad student smack in the middle of the hallway.
     Or maybe that always happens, and I just now noticed it.
     The justitia’s vibration grows stronger, trembling my arm, my veins. Not its normal excited tremor upon seeing a minion or demon. A rush of images spikes through my mind, scenes of terror coupled with blood and death, memories of the justitia’s former wearers captured in time by the entity in the bracelet.
     I’m not the only one freaked out by the colored blob. How bad was this demon to scare a justitia?

Wow, if you like Paranormal Romance, Demon Kissed sounds like a perfect book for you! Get your copy today at Amazon, B&N, TWRP or iBooks.

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Until next time, take care and God Bless!


Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you for letting me blog with you today Pamela!!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Anytime Karilyn! Thanks for being here.
Good luck and God's blessings with your books!

Alicia Dean said...

Really enjoyed the excerpt. Although, I'll admit, present tense is not a style I normally read. Is that the tense you've used for all your books? Is there a reason you chose to write in it? I've considered trying my hand at it, at least in the draft stages. So, just curious. :) Love the cover!

Leah St. James said...

Great excerpt. This section makes me smile, especially the "Go me" part: "He glares. I swallow. Cross my arms. Refuse to take a step back. I’m learning not to be intimidated by his anger. Go me."

I find present tense difficult to edit. I always get twisted around in the tenses, especially when going from, for example, a past recollection back to the present. Do you ever find yourself lost in time? :-)

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Alicia! Thank you for stopping by! Present tense is not the style I've used in my other books. I only use it in the Demon Huntress series. As far as why I used it... stick with me here. :) I'm a pantser and kept having this idea for the opening scene in Demon Lore (the first book of the series) where a doctor is shot. Since I wasn't sure what else was involved in the story, I kept playing around with the scene. During this time I read a couple of books (can't remember which ones, was years ago) that I thought read fast and kept me intrigued. They were written in present tense. So I played around with that tense in the opening scene and poof, I had the idea for the rest of the series. So I just stuck with it! :)

Try it. You might enjoy it! :)

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Leah! Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Sometimes I do find the verb choice for present tense a little hard to choose, but for the most part, no, I don't get lost in time. :) I'm so used to writing in that tense that I don't often get confused. It's a challenge so it's fun. :)

Happy Reading!!

Alicia Dean said...

Thanks, Karilyn. I might just do that. :)

Marissa Garner said...

Love this excerpt! Best of luck.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you Marissa for stopping by!! :)

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

Somehow I don't think these minions are yellow and cute! Enjoyed your excerpt! Love the voice! Best wishes!

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