Saturday, August 6, 2016

Soul Catcher Series by Mary Abshire Excerpt & Giveaway

Claiming the Evil Dead
Soul Catcher
Book 1
Mary Abshire

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Date of Publication: December 28, 2015

ISBN: 9781772336528

Number of pages: 303
Word Count: 99,845

Book Description:

An evil vampire preying upon children is on the loose in Chicago. Destroying him isn’t enough. Half-demon Jessie Garrett wants to send his soul where it belongs…in Hell.

Jessie lives a normal life—office worker by day and paranormal investigator on the side. She keeps her true nature and unique gift hidden. When a vampire approaches her with knowledge of her ability, her world starts to change. Drake, a member of Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Other Vampires, propositions her for a job.

Although Jessie doesn’t trust him, she can’t turn down the opportunity to serve the ultimate justice to an evil vampire. Trying to capture the devout killer comes with a few complications. But as she partners with Drake she learns not all bloodsuckers are bad and discovers the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.

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Excerpt  Claiming the Evil Dead:

"Jessie Garrett," he said, capturing my attention. "Twenty-four, single, computer technician, paranormal investigator…" He paused and directed his attention from the road to me.
I stared back at him and waited for him to say the word.
"Demon," he finished.
"That's not on my birth certificate."
His lips twitched. "You're a mystery to me."
"Let's keep it that way."
I shifted one leg over the other. From my peripheral vision, I saw him watching me. I wore a knee-length black skirt with small, blue floral designs and three-inch black sandals. I'd selected the skirt thinking I would stay cooler. Now that I realized I had exposed my bare legs to his eyes, I wished I'd worn jeans.
"I have met a few demons in my existence, and I have to admit that none compare to you."

Catching an Evil Tail
Soul Catcher
Book 2
Mary Abshire

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Date of Publication: February 26, 2016

ISBN: 9781772337464

Word Count: 84,720

Book Description:

Half-demon Jessie Garrett longs to liberate herself from the debt she owes the demon yearning to seduce her. When Jeremy asks for her help, she jumps at the chance to make a new deal with him—one that will guarantee her freedom. The only catch? She has to send the soul of a werewolf to Hell.

As if Jessie didn’t have enough trouble in her life, her vampire lover remains out of the country. After Drake fails to offer an explanation as to why he hasn’t returned, she starts to wonder if she should move on without him. But when he finally shows up and defends his absence, his justification stuns and terrifies her.

Love, trust, and loyalty are on the line. Torn between her feelings for her vampire boyfriend, a hot Alpha wolf, and a demon vowing to protect her, Jessie must figure out her heart’s true desires and the best course of action to stay alive.

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Excerpt Catching an Evil Tail:

I sat on the floor of my fancy suite with my back against the sofa, drinking my third bottle of expensive vodka. One minute, I hated the world and everyone, especially men. The next, I wanted to ball my eyes out over being alone. Remote in one hand and bottle in the other, I flipped through the channels, searching for something violent, something horrific, or something that would appease my inner demon. One thing I knew for sure was that I hated Jeremy.

The time on the news channel showed it was past 1:00 a.m. Thanks to my pity party, I'd drowned into a world I hadn't seen in a long time—not since college when Christopher and I split. Men—couldn't live with them and couldn't live without them. And turning into a lesbian wouldn't work for me. I needed a man to hold me, kiss me, and love me in the most passionate way. Why couldn't I find such a man?

Fighting Evil
Soul Catcher
Book 3
Mary Abshire

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Date of Publication:  March 15, 2016

ISBN: 9781772337747

Number of pages: 271
Word Count: 86,480

Book Description:

Half-demon Jessie Garrett’s battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie’s relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence.

Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she’s never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.

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Excerpt Fighting Evil:

"Drake?" I gave him a questioning look with my brows closing in near my nose.

He approached me, threading his fingers through his long brown hair. His face was tight, his lips pressed together in a thin line. Dark eyes pierced me. "We need to talk."

The tension claiming him had to be a result from my less than appropriate appearance with Jeremy at the karate school.

"Is it about earlier?" I asked.

He stopped in front of me and gripped my shoulders. "What in God's name were you doing without your clothes on?" His tone was deep, full of anger and concern.

"We were fighting. After he broke my neck—"

He growled, and he tightened his grip. "He broke your neck?"

Love Conquers All Evil
Soul Catcher
Book 4
Mary Abshire

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Date of Publication: April 21, 2016

ISBN: 9781772338188
ASIN: B01EK4A916

Number of pages: 304
Word Count: 97,650

Book Description:

Hiding from the VETOV, Jessie and Drake move to a small town in Alaska—home to humans, demons, and werewolves. They soon discover a serial killer is on the loose and it's a demon stealing good souls. Jessie longs to end the fiend's rampage so she can send his soul to Hell. But finding the murderer won't be easy, especially after she bumps into a werewolf who had kidnapped and tried to kill her.

Jessie reaches out to Alan, the Alpha she'd helped in Arizona. Alan and Drake work together to eliminate the threat against Jessie, but removing the werewolf may come with a steep price.

Over a roller coaster ride of events, Jessie battles for survival and her soul.

Through all her struggles, she maintains a feverish love for Drake. On Christmas Eve, he presents Jessie with a surprise. Eternity never looked better for the half-demon soul catcher.

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Excerpt  Love Conquers All Evil:

Lightly biting my tongue, I paced in the room. A violent demon stabbed people, then stole their souls and money. Why would a person—no, a demon—do such a thing? How long had they been killing? Did they just start, or was it an addiction? And why weren't people fighting back? Was the demon taking their souls first? No, that couldn't be the answer since the demon stabbed some of the victims in the back.

"You still have not told me what is on your mind," Drake said.

I stopped pacing near the door. "I'm thinking about the kind of demons who steal souls."

"You know what I am talking about," he said, smiling. "Our agreement from earlier. You owe me an answer and I intend to get it."

Get it? Oh, I could give it, but why not make him work for it? "And I seem to recall telling you to give me what I want and I will tell you. Well, Mr. Dark Eyes, you still owe me."

"Mr. Dark Eyes?" Drake slowly rose from the chair. "I owe you?"

Freedom From the Evil Dead
Soul Catcher
Book 5
Mary Abshire                

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Date of Publication: May 18, 2016

ISBN: 9781772338577

Number of pages: 269
Word Count: 87,790

Book Description:

Drake and Jessie have spent a few years hiding from the group of vampires who believe she is a threat to their existence. When Drake learns the organization may be willing to negotiate, he decides to take a chance and meet with them. For over three years, Jessie waits for her vampire lover to return. She fears the worst and seeks to locate him from the only man who can help her.

Jessie bargains with Jeremy, the demon she turned away so long ago. But locating Drake comes with many sacrifices. After Jeremy nearly pays with his life, Jessie takes matters into her own hands. Willing to surrender her own existence, she leaves to free Drake.

Through great heartache and suffering, Jessie struggles to survive. Fury gives her strength and she vows revenge. Given freedom and a chance to live a normal life she's always dreamed, Jessie must decide her future.

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Excerpt Freedom From the Evil Dead:

Jeremy poured more vodka. "I missed our days of drinking together. We had some good times." He set the bottle upright.

I stared at the glass. "You know I wouldn’t be here unless I needed your help. I’m putting your life in danger by coming here."

"Yeah, well…" He gave a casual shrug with one of his shoulders. "I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for blue-eyed half-demons."

I almost chuckled. Almost, then I grabbed the shot and downed it. The fluid warmed me again.

"In case you’ve forgotten, I’m quite capable of handling any vampires," he said.

"The skill is a handy one." I nodded.

The Evil Next Door
Soul Catcher
Book 6
Mary Abshire      

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Date of Publication: June 13, 2016

ISBN: 9781772338898

Number of pages: 220
Word Count: 69,820

Blurb/Book Description: Jessie is enjoying life as she settles into her new home with Jeremy in New Mexico. She's ready to fulfill her agreement with the demon, but the doctor delays her plans. While she continues to recover from her ordeal with the VETOV, she learns women on the Indian reservation next door are being abused, raped, and sometimes murdered. Jessie starts her own investigation and with the help of a Chief, she's able to trace years of mistreatment to three men.

But Jeremy doesn't want her risking her life. Seeking to protect her, he pleads with her to let him handle the issue. Tension between the two escalates as she takes matters into her own hands. When he proves his devotion to her in ways she never imagined, she discovers her true feelings for the demon. Together, will they be able to end the violence toward women on the reservation?

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Excerpt The Evil Next Door:

The screen door squealed before we reached the kitchen. Jeremy stepped inside, then closed the front door.

"Is everything okay now?" I asked as I approached him.

He secured the lock before he faced me. "I don't want you investigating this matter anymore."

Staring at him, I felt as if I'd been punched in the gut. "Have you no compassion for those women?"

"I do, but your life means more to me."

His response didn't surprise me given the extremes he'd taken to save me and provide me a good life. But his excuse still angered me.

"I can't stop. Those women need help."

"Not from you."

"Then who?" I asked in an elevated tone while I threw up my arms. "The police don't do anything. Nobody helps them. Women are—"

"Stop," he said loudly. "I will not let you get involved. You are mine to protect and I will do it as I see fit."

About the Author:

Mary lives in Indiana and is a lifetime lover of the paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. When she's not slaving away at her government job or binge watching TV, she creates fantastical worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, angels, and other supernatural creatures. Dive into her books and find action, suspense, a dash of mystery, and seductive men with passionate hearts.

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