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Winter Extravaganza

****** Congratulations to the winner of the Day 7 Giveaway  ******

Bube you have won the signed copies of Light Mage Wars set of Sentinel plus Warrior. (International).

Bube you have 24 hours to comment or a new name will be drawn.

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It’s time to meet A Warrior, an Archaeologist and a whole lot of unexplained occurrences make this paranormal romance a must read from Nancy Northcott.

Then dive into a novella that has a whole lot of chemistry to make this one fantastic sexy paranormal way to start the series!

Either way you decide to read Nancy’s books they are perfect as a standalone too.

Happy Reading!

 

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Warrior by Nancy Northcott is a colorful and magical tale with on sexy mage, a determined archaeologist and a lot of heat! Audra Grayson is deep in the Okefenokee Swamp hoping to keep her career alive. When her team discovers a metal object in the middle of a Native American dig site they fear someone is out to sabotage them.  When she seeks out some help Will Davis, a famous archaeologist and Mage, shows up. For Will, working with the Mundanes (non-magic using folk) can be challenging but he’s determined to help her find out how the metal object appeared at a site where none should be.

A mysterious fire and magic permeating in the air send Will’s senses on overdrive. Is dark magic at work? It’s when a bronze axe is discovered that Audra’s team starts scrambling and Will’s interest is now heightened. How did it get here? For Audra the presence of a hunky man at her site creates a challenging work environment and results in an unfortunate Ghoul attack.

Is there enough trust between Will and Audra that they can confide in each other? There is fear that someone close to Audra is betraying her. Audra’s hiding something that could damage the results of her dig. Afraid to confide in anyone she’s unable to discuss her unexplained visions and the dark shadows that are surrounding her. Will she reach out to Will and let him help? Is she prepared for him to discover her secret?

Once again the dig site is attacked and destroyed. Audra fears that the park rangers will accuse her team of vandalism. With her reputation on the line and concern for her team and Will, she has to make a decision. Can she confide in Will completely? What will they do when they discover someone they both trusted has betrayed them?

Will offers a solution but is it enough? Eventually Audra decides to act when the presence yet again of the shadows come for her for what she hopes is the last time. After all this time will she find out what has left a shadow over everything?

Ghouls, Mages, secret powerful artifacts and sizzling chemistry make this another intense story. Thank you Nancy! I received this ARC from the author for an honest review and am super excited that I did!  I am so happy that I did- I look forward to the next installment of the Light Mage Series soon.

Excerpt:

 

“What?” Will asked, putting his phone away. “Have I grown an extra head?”

Audra smiled to show she didn’t care about his choices. “It’s not my business. Sorry I couldn’t help overhearing.”

“What’s not your business?” He strolled closer, smiling slightly. “This is honesty hour, babe. If you’ve got a question, ask it.”

Audra hesitated, but his friendly smile encouraged her to go ahead. Maybe she was imagining that hint of danger in the depths of his eyes.

“Well, if we’re being honest, I’d rather you not call me babe.” Or sugar or hon or any other name he called the women he flirted with and probably went to bed with, and, again, so not her business. “It’s not an image I find professional.”

“Fair enough. Okay.”

“Okay? Just like that?”

Will shrugged. “Why not? It isn’t as though I don’t know your name.”

Audra bit her lip. She had no right to criticize anything about his social life.

“If there’s something else,” he added, raising an eyebrow, “spit it out and let’s go.” The glint in his eyes dared her.

That glint jabbed her like a needle. “I apologize for overhearing, but I couldn’t help it.” When he nodded, she continued, “Your business is your business, but I noticed…”

Will said nothing, just watched her with that little smile and that dangerous expression. Audra steeled her spine.

“I just wondered whether you always turn on the charm when you’re trying to divert a woman.”

“Sometimes. It usually works.”

“Based on these two phone calls, it seems to, though Denise Larrabee is smart and tenacious. Whoever you were talking to a minute ago also seemed to back down when you flirted with her.”

“Flirting is an ancient human custom,” Will responded. “Do you have a problem with it?”

“No, of course not.” Audra wheeled in exasperation. “I shouldn’t have brought it up, but it’s just hard to believe they let you get away with it.”

She turned back, only to find Will less than a hand span away, still with that cocky smile.

“So you’d be impervious?” he asked softly.

Yes. Of course. No hot guy would distract her from a goal she cared about. But some primitive instinct warned her not to say so. Audra picked a point over his shoulder and stared at it. Anything was better than looking at him.

“There’s no good answer to that. Just forget I mentioned it and–”

Will used two fingers to tip her chin up. Her eyes met his, and the words died in her throat. His cocky look faded into a searching, intent one. Then he leaned down and kissed her.

A flash of heat blanked Audra’s brain. The world spun, and she reached for the nearest solid anchor–Will. He cupped her cheek as his free arm slid around her waist, steadying her and tugging her gently against him. The full body contact generated another brain-blinding flare.

Will’s mouth was warm and soft on hers. Tantalizing. Demanding.

Audra made a small sound in her throat, or maybe Will did. It seemed to restore a measure of sanity. She pulled back, breaking the kiss.

He lifted his head, and his eyes were dazed for an instant before they darkened with consternation. Releasing her, he took a step back.

Audra fought to level her breathing. As kisses went, that had been a mild one, yet her blood raced and her heart pounded. What would a serious kiss with him be like?

Not that they had any business kissing at all.

“Damn.” Will sounded slightly breathless, something she wasn’t too big a person to relish just a bit.

He ran a hand over his face. “That should not have happened. It was my fault.”

“To be fair, I didn’t exactly push you away. But you’re right that it was inappropriate.”

Mind-bending, body-flaming, and marvelous but totally inappropriate.

Audra summoned the most casual voice she could. “It was also a sneaky way to win an argument. Anyway, like I said, I can’t believe they let you get away with it.”

Will gaped at her for a second before he grinned. “Well, that shows me. You win, Dr. Grayson.”

(** re-posted from 12/5/14)

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Sentinel: A Light Mage Wars Novella by Nancy Northcott is a seamless story with on sexy mage, a talented artist with a secret and some fantastic chemistry!  Rick Moore, a Mage reporter has been desperately trying to find out the truth surrounding his father’s death and refute the accusation that he was involved in dark magic. In order to get the support to uncover his family scandal from the web magazine he works for, he must first find out what happened to one of the most wanted fugitives in the Mage world, artist Caroline Dare’s brother.

Fighting ghouls and an unintended intoxicating attraction only deepens the connection between them. What will Caro do when she discovers the real story he’s after? Will he loose her forever? Rick needs to get the inside scoop on Caro’s brother Griffin Dare, but at the rate Rick’s going that could be lethal.

When Rick’s boss betrays him, in the most unforgiveable way by publishing damaging information with Rick’s name attached to it, everything changes. It now paints Rick as a callous, uncaring and media driven journalist out for blood. Caro is left questioning his feelings and intentions towards her.

Too much is at stake for Caro, with the publication of personal information can she trust Rick? Are they both being set up? Or was he just interested in her for “the story?”

With nothing left to lose, Rick seeks out help from an unexpected source. He must now have faith in the Mage judicial system, and pray that the truth will be exposed.

When I read stories I usually have a pretty good idea of how they will end but this time….whoa!!!! Dear readers you must read this book now! I gasped at the ending! I’m so grateful that no one was home as I screamed a bit loud! Absolutely superb Nancy! Well done!  I received this ARC from the author for an honest review and am super excited that I did!  I am so happy that I did- it was the perfect book to read on a crisp winter day!

(** re-posted from 12/3/14)

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BIO:

Nancy Northcott’s childhood ambition was to grow up and become Wonder Woman.  Around fourth grade, she realized it was too late to acquire Amazon genes, but she still loved comic books, science fiction, fantasy and YA romance.  A sucker for fast action and wrenching emotion, Nancy combines the romance and high stakes she loves in the books she writes. 

Her debut novel, Renegade, received a starred review from Library Journal.  The reviewer called it “genre writing at its best.”  Nancy is a three-time RWA Golden Heart finalist and has won the Maggie, the Molly, the Emerald City Opener, and Put Your Heart in a Book.

Married since 1987, Nancy and her husband have one son, a bossy dog, and a house full of books.

********* Nancy Northcott Giveaway **********

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Tell us the name and/or author of the first comic book, science fiction or fantasy story you read.

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