Friday, October 18, 2013

For the Love of Paranormal Romance! #AllEntangledEve BlogHop!

It's spooky! It's fun! It's the All Entangled Eve Halloween Hop!

And you know what that means! PRIZES! Right! Look out for those down below! But first, how about an excerpt full of supernatural goodness from South of Surrender. Check it out!


Chrys could hardly believe what he was seeing. Nor that Eurus was actually unleashing this horror upon the Earth.

The night sky was in chaos.

Bolts of multicolored lightning zinged through the air. Concussive blasts of thunder unleashed shock waves of turbulence that blew roaring winds this way and that. Rain slashed diagonally until it was almost impossible to see. Hail rained down in body-battering blasts. Trees had fallen—some brought down intentionally to close off the area. Homes had been damaged. Power lines were downed, wires twisting and sparking in the streets.

Aeolus wore the strain of attempting to rein in the elements in the tension on his face and in his muscles. Every time he was successful at drawing down the maelstrom of the storm, Eurus used the power of the ring to whip it up again.

Eurus had help in keeping Aeolus and the Anemoi distracted. A half-dozen Harpies swooped and screeched. And it appeared he’d lured a new ally into his malevolent cause—the Keres, female death daimons who lusted for the blood of dying and wounded men on the battlefield. The black-cloaked wraiths had gnashing teeth and vicious claws.

Between the Harpies and the Keres, it was virtually impossible to get at Eurus.

Only Aeolus could get close. Father and son had engaged in nearly a half hour of grueling lightning-and-wind duels, neither making discernible headway.

Next to his father, Chrys was best equipped to take out the enemy. Between the season, the infernal dagger, and Laney’s amulet, he was about as well protected as you could be. He pulled on his rage for Eurus and his grief for Apheliotes and threw himself into the confusion of the battle.

He flew up behind a wraith hard in pursuit of Livos. Fortunately, the Keres tended to prefer the easy pickings of those unable to fight back. Battle wasn’t their specialty, and their situational awareness wasn’t well developed. Chrys zoomed in close enough to slash the blade down the Keres’s back, then veered hard left to avoid the imploding spray of blood into which it dissolved.
Chrys took out another and another, but there seemed an unending supply of the evil spirits.

Boreas and Zeph flew up. “We’re going after Eurus. All of us. At once.”

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Chrys followed, determination flaring. They truly were strongest together. With the lesser Anemoi drawing away the Harpies and Keres, the three brothers launched themselves toward Eurus and all at once unleashed the combined power of their winds.

The blast knocked Eurus back, allowing Aeolus to get in an unblocked hit with a lash of lightning. Eurus screamed in thunderous rage, then unleashed a wild wall of wind that pounded into the Anemoi and scattered them uncontrollably.

Chrys slammed to the ground and rolled to the right just in time to avoid a swooping Harpy, talons out and ready to grab. Groaning from the impact, he saw the best news of the whole night. The flash of Eurus’s lightning was dimmer, less frequent. Almighty Zeus, please let that mean Father’s strike hit something vital.

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39 comments:

Beautiful Disaster said...

Hi Laura,
I love all the lines from the excerpt.
Sorry I've been so quiet. The new addition to the family, my little boy, is keeping me busy :D

Carol L. said...

Thanks for participating in the Hop Laura and the chance to win. Love the excerpt.I'm intrigued and want to read more. One of my favorite lines would be "The flash of Eurus’s lightning was dimmer, less frequent. Almighty Zeus, please let that mean Father’s strike hit something vital."
The tide id going to change. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

divavixenqueen said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. Favorite line."They truly
were strongest together."but all the lines were great.

angieia said...

I like how Boreas and Zeph flew up and said "We're going after Eurus. All of us. At once.". This was a really good scene. I am looking forward to reading East of Ecstasy to find out what happens with Eurus and his son Devlin.

Susan Clement said...

I loved the first three descriptive sentences of paragraph 3 starting with 'bolts of lightening'. I can see it happening and I enjoy that. Thank you! Thx for the giveaway, as well!

Chrisbails said...

Wow, looks awesome. Such a fan of your books Laura. I can't wait to read this book.
My favorite excerpt is: 'Bolts of multicolored lightning zinged through the air.' Sounds amazing and would be awesome to see.

Amiee Ryan said...

I love this part of the excerpt! All of them fighting together :)

Boreas and Zeph flew up. “We’re going after Eurus. All of us. At once.”
Chrys followed, determination flaring. They truly were strongest together. With the lesser Anemoi drawing away the Harpies and Keres, the three brothers launched themselves toward Eurus and all at once unleashed the combined power of their winds.

Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway :)

amieesnow@gmail(dot)com

Lindsey V. said...

I like all of the excerpt! I've had the chance to read the books in this series and am very excited to read East of Ecstasy when it is released.

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I'd love the chance to win, so fingers crossed. :-)

Irene Velazquez said...

The night sky was in chaos.

S**T just got real ;)

Thanks for the giveaway Laura!

Michelle Willms said...

"The night sky was in chaos." This, to me, is excellent foreshadowing. I love it.

Gayle Latreille said...

Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity to win.

crystalg123 said...

My favorite line was - Almighty Zeus, please let that mean Father’s strike hit something vital.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Guidroz
cguidroz2@cox.net

Sophia Rose said...

"They truly were strongest together". I love the series and how they are all big strong gods yet family too.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Steph F. said...

Boreas and Zeph flew up. “We’re going after Eurus. All of us. At once.”
"They truly were strongest together"
Love that they show the bonds of family in the series.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Rhonda's Doings said...

Concussive blasts of thunder unleashed shock waves of turbulence that blew roaring winds this way and that. I like this entire paragraph that the sentence came from....it is building the fear and excitement..what a great movie scene it creates in my mind!

kipha said...

Hi Lauren!!!

I laughed when I read, " swooping Harpy," not sure why but maybe because of my Historical romance instincts on Harpies. LOL

Anonymous said...

EURUS SCREAMED IN THUNDEROUS RAGE

TIFFANY M
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Victoria said...

the three brothers launched themselves toward Eurus and all at once unleashed the combined power of their winds.

I like how they come together here :).

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Natasha said...

I love all of it!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary Preston said...

Great excerpt.

This line made me sit up & take notice.

"Chrys zoomed in close enough to slash the blade down the Keres’s back, then veered hard left to avoid the imploding spray of blood into which it dissolved."

Jan Meredith said...

Looking forward to the release of East of Ecstasy as well as the next Vampire Warrior Kings installment.

Di said...

I love the concept and the line "They truly were strongest together."

bn100 said...

Next to his father, Chrys was best equipped to take out the enemy.

Janhvi said...

The night sky was in chaos. Love that line :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Dovile said...

My favorite line is:
Chrys followed, determination flaring.

Vickie said...

Almighty Zeus, please let that mean Father’s strike hit something vital.

Marcy Meyer said...

Love this line! "Almighty Zeus, please let that mean Father’s strike hit something vital."

Jacquie Johnson said...

I just loved it all. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Tina B said...

I enjoyed the entire excerpt, but this line was my favorite due to the description. :)

"Concussive blasts of thunder unleashed shock waves of turbulence that blew roaring winds this way and that."

Thank you for the wonderful hop and giveaway!

PamM said...

I really like this one. Well I liked them all but to pick one.
And it appeared he’d lured a new ally into his malevolent cause—the Keres, female death daimons who lusted for the blood of dying and wounded men on the battlefield.

Ana Smith said...

I love the excerpt, but particularly this line:

" They truly were strongest together."

Ashfa said...

"They truly were strongest together". Loved it!

felicia sidoma said...

Thank you for your part of the blog hop. My fav is They truly were the strongest together

kimmyl said...

I love the excerpt!

Thank you so much for the giveaway! and the chance to win.

Krista said...

I liked the first line, "The night sky was in chaos." It immediately grabbed my attention. Thanks for the giveaway!

AthenaAries said...

I would say, "The flash of Eurus’s lightning was dimmer, less frequent. Almighty Zeus, please let that mean Father’s strike hit something vital," was my favorite line from the excerpt.

SiNn said...

all of the lines but this one especially

Chrys could hardly believe what he was seeing. Nor that Eurus was actually unleashing this horror upon the Earth.

The night sky was in chaos.

Beverly G

JanD said...

Favorite line: "Concussive blasts of thunder unleashed shock waves of turbulence that blew roaring winds this way and that."

jmcgaugh said...

I like "The night sky was in chaos."