Monday, November 28, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway: SOUL SEDUCTION by Lori Toland


Hi Everyone! I am really excited to be the first stop on Lori Toland’s book tour for her new urban fantasy novel Soul Seduction.  The new book releases tomorrow, November 29th. It's a wonderful story and I highly recommend you pick up a copy. Today Lori is going to talk about her heroine Ashlee Bennett.


When life throws you curveball…

I love romance. I guess that goes without saying. Otherwise I wouldn’t be writing it. But my focus for years was m/m romance. It’s been my passion since ’99. So when I started writing Soul Seduction, Ashlee showing up threw me for a loop. 

At first, I didn’t want to write her story. The tale was too dark and I was working on a different story (my next story from Loose Id tentatively titled The Long Con, which is m/m) but as the attraction and desire developed between Luke and Ashlee, I quickly found myself drawn in by these two characters. Soon I couldn’t wait to write more of their tale, watching as their attraction grew until Luke and Ashlee could no longer deny themselves. 

I adore Ashlee because she’s adventurous. After losing her mentor, the woman who protected her as she learned how to kill the demons that plague the darkest catacombs, she picked up her life and moved to England to be with a mentor who lost his slayer. Not long after she arrives, she meets her new neighbor Luke. She’s quite spunky too, rejecting Luke even though she’s never wanted a man this badly before. 

But then dreams of Luke start to plague her. Dreams that started from the moment she met Luke. Torn between her duties as a slayer and the direction her heart is pulling her, she may just have to sacrifice her chance at true love to keep living. 

So I had to tell her story. I hope you enjoy reading her tale as much as I enjoyed writing this novel. 

Soul Seduction
by Lori Toland
Release Date: November 29, 2011

Ashlee Bennett has her priorities straight. Fighting demons is at the top of the list until she meets her sexy neighbor, Luke Byrne. Even though he is human, she can't stop dreaming about his buff body and sexy grin, until her dreams turn to nightmares.

Her world is turned upside down when Luke follows her one night but instead of being afraid, he is only more determined to stand beside her and fight. Ashlee knows she needs to keep her distance from Luke, not just to protect her virginity but her heart as well. But Luke may be the only one who can save her from the night, and her dreams.


Author Bio –
CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland lives in Orlando where the summers are hot but the romance between her characters is even hotter. Writing since the tender age of 13, Lori somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her beloved cats and a husband who will forever be her hero.



Giveaway:

Lori will be giving away winner's choice of a $25 gift card to Amazon, AllRomanceEbooks or LooseID to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning.
 
To Enter:
Leave a comment or question with your email address.
Be sure to visit the other blogs on this wonderful tour. Click on the tour button below for a list of participating blogs.


18 comments:

  1. Hi Lori, SOUL SEDUCTION looks amazing. I loved the fact that Ashlee surprised you by showing up. Does that happen often with characters?

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  2. new discovery for me but it seems really interesting

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  3. Hi Marybelle! Yes, my characters do surprise me by showing up. In the book I'm currently editing, one of the villains showed up and demanded to be the love interest. And then proceeded to show me how good they would be together. I finally had to give in and I'm happy I did that. They are smoking hot together.

    Miki: Thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Monique, thank you for having me by. I'll be stopping by all day!

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  4. Hi Lori,

    You are a new-to-me author so I plan to follow you around during your blog book tour. I love things like this. I find so many authors and their works that I wouldn't find otherwise.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  5. Thank you Karen for stopping by! :)

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  6. It sounds really cool and I have to say- I love that cover!!
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  7. The female protagonist sounds strong and that's a good thing =)

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  8. Ohh,this book sounds really good! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Jeanne: Thanks! I love my cover too! :)

    Na: She's strong and sassy. And completely a match in every way for Luke's seductive powers :)

    Chelsea: Thanks :)

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  10. Hi Lori, I love it that you let your characters LIVE! Soul Seduction is absolutely wonderful! My turn is Wednesday to host you :) This is one hot book that paranormal fans will not want to miss, for sure!

    Wonderful post Monique, and congrats Lori on your book. All the best to you both.

    Cynthia
    The Wytch's Mirror

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  11. Gotta agree love the cover! Question for you - is this a series of books that will follow Ashlee and Luke around or do we get an HEA at the end of this book?

    Love your post and love learning more about your heroine.

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  12. Happy Release Week Lori. I love reading paranormal romances, so thanks for introducing us to Ashlee.

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  13. Hi Cynthia! See you tomorrow :)

    Hi Ing. This book has a HFN with Luke and Ashlee. The series will be from Ashlee's POV, and it will follow her and Luke.

    Cathy: Thank you very much :)

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  14. Oooh, this sounds quite good! Thanks.

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  15. Hi :) I really love this cover, it's so powerfull! Hope to read this books soon :)

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  16. This book sounds great. I love the name Luke (was my 1st boyfriends name 25 years ago).
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. First off, love the cover :) Second sounds like an awesome read!

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