Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Frost of Springtime by Rachel L. Demeter Teaser, Excerpt & Giveaway


The Frost of Springtime
by Rachel L. Demeter

NOTE:  The author has requested that at and one teaser image be included in each post. 

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BLURB:

To rescue her was to rescue his own soul.

On a cold Parisian night, Vicomte Aleksender de Lefèvre forges an everlasting bond with a broken girl during her darkest hour, rescuing her from a life of abuse and misery. Tormented by his own demons, he finds his first bit of solace in sheltering little Sofia Rose.

But when Aleksender is drawn away by the Franco-Prussian war, the seasons pass. And in that long year, Sofia matures into a stunning young woman—a dancer with an understanding of devotion and redemption far surpassing her age.

Alongside his closest friend, Aleksender returns home to find that “home” is gone—replaced by revolution, bloodshed, betrayal—and a love always out of reach. Scarred inside and out, he’s thrust into a world of sensuality and violence—a world in which all his hours have now grown dark, and where only Sofia might bring an end to the winter in his heart.

Inspired by the 1871 Paris Commune, The Frost of Springtime is a poignant tale of revolution, redemption, and the healing power of love.


BUY LINKS:


Buy the book at:

AMAZON KINDLE:   http://www.amazon.com/Frost-Springtime-Rachel-L-Demeter-ebook/dp/B00ICXN9N2  *Available in the Kindle Lending Library





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Excerpt 

The heat of their bodies mingled as one. With each breath, Aleksender drank in the sweet essence of his beloved ward. His mind swam with unorthodox visions and desires. He inclined his head, lost to the power of her nearness, entranced by everything that was Sofia.

“Alek, my Alek …”

 Each word infused Aleksender with a delicious and undeniable warmth. Intoxicated by roses and wintertime, he found it difficult to speak, difficult to think. Breathless, he swallowed and met the haunting depths of her eyes.

 “Please,” she dreamily murmured, “I want you to kiss me again…”

LINK TO ADDITIONAL EXCERPTS: SAMPLE ADDITIONAL EXCERPTS

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and high school sweetheart of ten years. She enjoys writing dark, edgy romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and examine the redeeming power of love.

Imagining stories and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mom would jot them down for her. She has a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether sculpting the protagonist or antagonist, she always ensures that every character is given a soul.

Rachel strives to intricately blend elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some common themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness. Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.

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RACHEL L. DEMETER’S NEWSLETTER:  http://eepurl.com/LWdD9




Rachel will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, plus an autographed bookmark will be awarded to 5 randomly drawn winners (US ONLY).

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5 comments:

  1. As I have been following your tour, I recalled a later episode of Sex in the City where Carrie meets there famous painter and sculptor Aleksandr Petrovsky. He tries to teach Carrie the difference of pronunciation between his name and Alexander. Hysterical! But I'm sure you didn't have that in mind when you named your hero in this book.

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  2. I really think this story sounds wonderful.

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  3. Thank you so much for the gorgeous post! I really appreciate your support! <3

    Sorry I'm a bit late on expressing my negritude, but I was away from the computer today. :-)

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