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Guest Post and Giveaway: Tangled Hunger by Tina Christopher

One Heroine’s Journey: From Ordinary to Extraordinary

I love a kick-ass heroine. Don’t you?
I love a heroine who can swing a sword, shoot a gun, and kick a guy in the satellites without breaking a sweat. These kick-ass heroines make for a fantastic and exciting read. Give me Kate Daniels (Ilona Andrews), Mercy Thompson (Patricia Briggs) or Raine Benares (Lisa Shearin) and I’ll hunker down with their adventures, racing to the end of the book, then sorry that it’s over.
But not every heroine starts out kick-ass. Sometimes watching a shy, uncertain woman blossom into a strong, take-no-crap heroine makes for a delicious, relatable read. Wouldn’t we all like to leave behind our doubts and fears and take on the villain? To win the hero and save the day?
An ordinary woman caught up in extraordinary events is a relatable heroine. She’s you and she’s me. We can be with her every step of the way when someone she loves is in danger and she has to be strong, has to do the impossible.
I love the moment when the heroine discovers she has far more power than she ever imagined. Don’t you?
Tanasha Omeiko, the heroine of my latest release, Tangled Hunger, is such a woman. In her world, status and power stem from one’s magical Gift. But sadly, Tanasha has none. She’s always felt substandard, second rate, closed off. But when her best friend falls into mortal danger, she’s forced to partner with a difficult and dangerous man. He’s the only one who can help her find her strength and the power within her, to save her friend. To save the world.
Come enjoy Tanasha’s story. Watch her grow as a person and a warrior. You’ll never want to let her go.

Tell me your favourite heroine by 22nd July and be in with a chance to win a copy of Tangled Hunger.You can buy Tangled Hunger here on the EC website or here on amazon

Blurb: Tangled Hunger by Tina Christopher
Tanasha Omeiko is powerless—an unusual and undesirable state for a Naema whose society deems power essential. She struggles to find her place, shunned by all but her best friend, Sydney. When that friend di
sappears, Tanasha suspects Sydney’s husband is responsible. To prove him guilty, Tanasha turns to cocky and sexy Vampire PI Duncan O’Clare.

Duncan distrusts Naemas, but when sweet and curvy Tanasha walks into his office, he’s instantly drawn to her. She makes him feel things he hasn’t in years—intrigued, enchanted…inflamed.

Tanasha isn’t sure what she feels. Lust and distrust make uneasy bedfellows when she and Duncan pose as lovers to spy on Sydney’s husband. Thrown way out of her comfort zone, Tanasha must decide if she wants to make this charade reality, risking her heart on a man so far out of her league he could be in another dimension. But Duncan surprises her at every turn.

Then she discovers not only her heart depends on her link to Duncan, but also the fate of the galaxy.

Talk about trouble.

 
This GIVEAWAY will run from 12:01 AM July 16, 2012 through 11:59 PM July 22, 2012. Tell me your favourite heroine to win a copy of Tangled Hunger.


An Excerpt From: TANGLED HUNGER
Copyright © TINA CHRISTOPHER, 2012
All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Duncan felt as if he’d stepped into one of his hottest daydreams. Touching her black-gold wings, their texture like the richest silk and the softest angora, had need spiraling tighter and tighter inside him. Having her tell him that her wings were an extension of her body and could drive her even higher? Talk about fulfilling a fantasy.
He’d purposely given her the upper hand, needing her to make the decision to take that next step. He hadn’t expected the roof of his head to blow off and for him to be one step away from coming in his pants.
Again.
Her response to his telekinetic touch of her wings flashed through him. He only stroked them with his mind, but their texture and amazing feel were ingrained in him until the end of his days. Desperate arousal clenched every muscle in his body.
They’d both decided breathing was overrated, keeping their lips glued to each other. Her taste of cinnamon and spice went straight to his head. He tried to find skin, but she seemed to wear more clothes than a quartet of Old Earth actors.
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Tanasha began to pant and rub up and down his dick. Deep, throaty sounds escaped her as she came closer to her orgasm. Duncan gave up on finding skin, pulled her leg higher around his hip so she fit more snugly against him.
His free hand went to her back, to her wings in addition to his mind touch. As soon as he focused on the center of her back she screamed. The middle was more sensitive. Duncan thrust against her clothed pussy and rubbed the palm of his hand up and down her feathers while teasing her strong outer feathers with his power.
He clenched his teeth against his own need, but somehow watching her climb to the peak filled him with satisfaction, despite the pain in his groin.
Tanasha clenched her leg around his hip, pulling him tightly against her wet pussy. Her hands gripped his shirt like a lifeline and her lids dropped shut. Duncan caught the scream of her release with his mouth.
She slumped against him, her pulse a temptation at the base of her throat, her eyes still closed. He wanted to see what color they turned in the throes of passion. He gently let down her leg and tightened his embrace.
Duncan couldn’t remember ever feeling this sense of contentment before. His balls were about to fall off and his cock would forever wear the impressions of the insides of his trousers, but it didn’t matter. Holding this woman, this Naema, in his arms gave him more satisfaction than any previous night of passion.
And an invisible strand of energy connected them.
That made no sense at all. In the back of his mind childhood memories wanted to jump up and grab him, but he wouldn’t allow it.
The thought was pure myth and he wouldn’t spend any more time worrying about it. Finding the second half of your soul was as likely as winning the Galactic Lottery. Those odds were actually better. He’d searched for his lifemate as a young Vampire, tried to figure out if Fate had a system by talking to countless pairs, but came up empty every time.
Tanasha stirred against him, her long lashes fluttering, her black eyes slumberous. For the first time he saw behind her composure, the mask she wore in public. Gratification filled her smile.
At least until she blinked a few times and began to focus on his face. As expected, the little Naema turned bright red and tried to pull back from him, but Duncan had no intention of letting her put distance between them. He wasn’t sure what was going on, but he knew he wanted her like no other woman before. Naema or not.
Now he just had to persuade her to allow the heat to run its course. He sighed. Going by the emotions darkening her eyes, that would be as easy as a walk out of an airlock.
Tanasha couldn’t believe what had just happened. How the Jade could she have let go like that? Not only did he see her wings, but he touched them as well.
And it had been the best experience of her life.
She’d had a number of long-term relationships when she was younger. They’d grown few and far between once she’d realized the men didn’t really want her. They wanted to use her to get to her father or wanted to say they fucked the freak.
She’d never felt close enough to any of them to share her wings. Why the Jade would she let a Vampire touch them? And why had it felt better having sex fully clothed with him than naked with another man?
Tanasha wanted to rub her head and crawl into a corner to figure things out, but they didn’t have time. She shoved her confusion and worry behind the door he’d told her to envision. Then she straightened her shoulders and attempted to take a step back.
He didn’t let go.
Of course he had to make things difficult. “Please let go.”
“Only if you agree to have dinner with me tonight.”
Her eyebrows rose. “You don’t eat.”
“But you do and it is something normal dating people do, go out to dinner,” he explained.
“We don’t have time.”
“You collapsing from hunger won’t help.”
Tanasha tried to escape again but he’d locked his hands behind her back, beneath her wings. She pushed against his chest to get a little space between them. He didn’t give her much.
“I don’t think it would be a good idea to make this mistake even bigger than it already is,” she said. Tension spread through his body. “The last few days have been difficult and my emotions got the better of me. How about we file this unfortunate occurrence under client privileges and move on.”

His gaze narrowed and he released her. “I know you said your wings end up in an alternative dimension, but you didn’t mention your brain followed suit. Did you not just erupt in my arms like a volcano? Once we make it between the sheets we’ll set the planet on fire.”

Comments

  1. Iris
    Iris August 22, 13:58
    Annie you are also a winner :) Tina decided to pick two winners.... Also please email at paranormalcravings@gmail.com
  2. Iris
    Iris August 22, 13:59
    I know mine don't count ... but i have to say it anyway...
    I really love Chess from The Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane:) She's is one of a kind, not really the classic heroine.
  3. Iris
    Iris August 22, 13:59
    I have to say that Kate is one of my favorites too!
  4. Alana
    Alana August 22, 13:58
    I love Cat (Night Huntress), Elena and Savannah (Women of the Otherworld), Mercy Thompson, Cory (Awakening the Nightmare), Joe (Joe by H.D. Gordon), Katy (Lux Series), Alexa (Alexa Montgomery Series), Charley Davidson, and Toby (October Daye Series)
  5. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Lol, Iris, I love to hear what you have to say! I have not read any of Stacia's books. I'll find the first in the series and add it to my teetering pile;). So many amazing books to check out. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Yep, she is one I keep coming back to time after time. Thanks for sharing, Cathy.
  7. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Ohh, another new heroine I have to check out. Thanks for sharing, Heather;).
  8. Cathy MacDonald
    Cathy MacDonald August 22, 13:59
    one of my favorites is Eve Dallas. She is smart, lethal, and has a memorable romance with Roarke.
  9. Exina Art
    Exina Art August 22, 13:59
    Hi, my favorite heroine is Sienna from "The Darkest Seduction".
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)
  10. Heatherc
    Heatherc August 22, 13:59
    Kate in Finding Kate Huntley by Thersa Ragan. Love kick butt heroines!
  11. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Yep, I agree;). Thanks for sharing, Annie.
  12. Annie Slasher
    Annie Slasher August 22, 13:59
    Kate Daniels - for sure
  13. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Thanks for the comment, Barb. And another vote for Cat. She has to be amazing;).
  14. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Lol, it keeps coming back to Cat. I definitely have to move her to the top of my list. I also love Anita Blake.
  15. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Lol, totally understandable, they are both fabulous heroines in very different worlds. Thanks for sharing.
  16. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    No, Chelsea, no more words necessary;).
  17. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Oh, I love Riley, too, Viki. She had such an amazing journey, with all those ups and downs until she could finally settle down. Fabulous. I am also enjoying Risa's story.
  18. Barb P
    Barb P August 22, 13:59
    One of my favorite heroines is Cat, from Jeanienne Frost's series! She and Bones are explosive and she kicks ass! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
  19. Crystal McNeely Guidroz
    Crystal McNeely Guidroz August 22, 13:59
    My favorite is Anita Blake. She is such a strong character physically as well as mentally. She stands up for herself aand doesn't take any bull from anyone. I love how she rolls with the punches and find a way to deal with everything. Then there is her massive list of "men"....any woman who can deal with that many men in her life is amazing !!!!
  20. Zuzana Axia
    Zuzana Axia August 22, 13:59
    I like Eve by JD Robb. I also like Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrew. I really like Anita Blake by Laurell Hamilton and Cat Crawfield by Jeaniene Frost.
  21. lacrimsonfemme
    lacrimsonfemme August 22, 13:59
    It is hard for me to decide. I like Eve from JD Robb. I also really like Kate Daniels from Ilona Andrew.
  22. Chelsea Foust
    Chelsea Foust August 22, 13:59
    My favorite Heroine, is Eve Dallas from the In Death series by JD Robb, she is strong, smart, sexy and most of all kick ass! Plus she has just the right amount of weakness(for lack of a better word) like her aversion to girly cloths, her horrible child hood and her nervousness of showing affection with her friends. She has been one of the best heroines to watch grow through the books. I love how she sticks by Mavis, even when it means holding a baby, or dealing with a wedding. I love how even though she hates reporters, Nadine is one of her good friends. Lastly her friendship with Crack...need I say more?
  23. Viki S.
    Viki S. August 22, 13:59
    My favorite heroine is Riley from Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson books. My second favorite is Faythe from Rachel Vincent's Shifter series. Both are paranormal beings but they're also quiet real. Thanks.
  24. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Lol, I love how Eve responds every time the hairdresser is mentioned;).
  25. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    I'm with you with Kate and you are the second person to mention Cat, so she is moving up my list to check out;).
  26. anna
    anna August 22, 13:59
    I really like a lot of heroines but hands down my favorite is Eve Dallas. You just cannot get better than that woman. Humor, intelligence, fantastic at what she does. Love that she's not all girly and is a bit of a tomboy :)
  27. dany7578
    dany7578 August 22, 13:59
    My favorite heroine is Kate Dniels from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, followed close by Cat from the Night Huntress series by Jeanniene Frost.
  28. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    OMG, Kai, I am soo with you. I love Eve and I love how she has developed over all the books. Can't wait for the next one;).
  29. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Oh, Alexandra is a new author for me. I'll check her and Darcy out. Thanks;).
  30. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Lol, I'd love to see that. I love Elena, but have not yet met Gin. Another book to add to my TBR pile. Thanks;).
  31. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Me, too, Carolyn. She is one of my favourites;).
  32. Kai W.
    Kai W. August 22, 13:59
    My favorite heroine is Eve Dallas from the "In Death" series. She's strong, smart, and know how to kicked ass.
  33. Joy Campbell
    Joy Campbell August 22, 13:59
    My favorite heroine is Darcy Smith from "Darkness Revealed" by Alexandra Ivy.
  34. Carolyn Byles
    Carolyn Byles August 22, 13:59
    I love Amy Malory from Johanna Lindsey Malory series.
    Wonderful contest, thank you so much!

    carol.byles@yahoo.com
  35. saobrien
    saobrien August 22, 13:59
    My favorite heroine? Hmmm. It's a tie between Guild Hunter Elena Deveraux or Elemental Assassin Gin Bianco. Maybe they can have a Smackdown. LOL
  36. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    Thank you so much, Darcy. Rose sounds great, but what intrigued me even more is how you described the villain. King is an amazing writer, so I am interested to read about this evil man and how he is in conflict with Rose.
    Thanks for sharing!
  37. Pomma Emeraldeyeswolf
    Pomma Emeraldeyeswolf August 22, 13:59
    I left a comment, but it disappeared. So I'll try again..*S*
    Congrats on your new release, and I wish you many sales and continued success!
    Loved the excerpt! I've put your book on my gotta have list...*S*
    Rose Madder in Stephen King's "Rose Madder" is my all time favorite kick ass woman. The first paragraph grabs you and your can't stop reading. Her monster is the most evil man I've come across in any story.
    I hate those movies and tv shows where the woman always run upstairs in high heels but the bad guys. What's up with the nuts that wrote that stuff? Women are NOT stupid, and she should be kicking their behinds, not running and crying...
    Thank you for the giveaway and wishing you all the best!


    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com
  38. Pomma Emeraldeyeswolf
    Pomma Emeraldeyeswolf August 22, 13:59
    Congrats on your new release! Beautiful book cover too! Looking forward to reading it, and have it on my gotta have list...*S*
    I love kick ass women. I can't stand whiny women characters that cry and whimper. Just as I hate those old movies and tv shows in scenes when
    wimpy women are always "running up the stairs" only to be corner by the bad guys. What's up with idiots that write that junk? lol

    One of my all time favorite woman characters is Rose Daniels "the most richly portrayed female King's ever created" (Detroit Free Press).
    This woman overcomes the worst relationship ever conceived IMHO. The opening paragraph in the story is vivid in my mind every time I recall the book, and I have read it 7 times now since it was first released. You can read the opening paragraph of the book when you click on the book cover on Amazon.com. If that doesn't grab your attention and keep you from the rest of your daily activities I don't know what will....LOL
    Here is the link if your interested.
    Rose Madder by Stephen King:
    http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Madder-ebook/dp/B002SKZBRW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1342459185&sr=1-1&keywords=rose+madder+stephen+king



    Congrats again, and wishing you many sale and continued success!
    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com
  39. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    I totally agree. Scarlett has an inner strength that is amazing. Thanks for sharing;).
  40. Tina Christopher
    Tina Christopher August 22, 13:59
    I haven't read Jeanine's books yet, but they are on my TBR pile. Maybe I need to move Cat up to the top;). Candace sounds fabulous. She is new to me, so I'll check her out.
  41. Carr Carr
    Carr Carr August 22, 13:59
    I love a good heroine! I love Jeaniene Frost's Cat for her ability to be tough but still be vulnerable. But I think Candace Steele (Cameron Dean) is even better for her humor, intellect and good instincts.
  42. Carla Carlson
    Carla Carlson August 22, 13:59
    My all time favorite heroine is Scarlett O'Hara. The fact that with all the passion she holds inside, she would kill to get wgat she felt was right, to steal (even from her sister), to be ahead of her time by going into business. She also is all too human, falling for a dream, an illusion that never really was - to losing sight and trust in what she actually held (the love of a good man).

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