Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tour: Hounded by Sadie Hart (Guest Post+Giveaway)

I'd like to thank Roxanne @ Bewitching Book Tours for giving me this opportunity to participate in the HOUNDED Blog Tour and I'd like to welcome Sadie Hart to ABTB! There's also a GIVEAWAY at the end of the post for an E-COPY of Hounded! Be sure to thank Sadie!

By Sadie Hart

Lion-shifters Kanon Reyes and Tegan Sharpe aren’t sure what Kanon’s done to earn himself a frame-up for murder, but they’re determined to keep him from a silver bullet and a shallow grave. To do that, though, they’ll have to rely on the sexy Hound sent to arrest him.

As a Hound for Shifter Town Enforcement, Lennox Donnelly is one of the best. But when one of her arrest warrants turns out to be for an innocent man, she’s determined to get to the truth. What she finds are dead witnesses and an untraceable magick–with a killer far more powerful than her. Now, to survive, Lennox will have to learn to rely on more than just herself if she’s to make it back to the men she’s come to love.

About this Author: 

Sadie Hart lives in Michigan with two dogs, though one should totally be a Moose, and they both occasionally show signs of super powers. Like the ability to fly and mind read. Okay, maybe not the flying part. That’s actually her flying pig, Pignificent. Though his super powers also include laser vision.

During the day, while not wrangling super-pooches and pigs, Sadie works as a secretary in a library trying not to read the books. At night, she writes action packed paranormal romances with a heavy dose of the things that go bump in the night – both the spooky and the naughty kind. 







“Enjoying yourselves?” The question slipped out before she could second guess herself, and they both jerked their heads up at the sound of her voice.

They didn’t, however, stop dancing.

“You get what you needed?”

“Just need one from the snake and I’m good to go.”

Kanon turned, dropping one arm from Tegan’s back and he reached for her. “Aibileen’s on duty ‘til three. You can dance a few rounds before then.”

His grin turned wicked then. All pure, sweet, sensual sin and Lennox thought about running. Dodging right back out to her car and leaving them both stranded here.

Yeah. Some big, bad Enforcement Hound she was.

Kanon’s hand found her waist, curving gently over her hip and Lennox lifted an eyebrow. Daring, without moving. She was not going to run. She was a ridgeback and one of the top Enforcement Hounds in the country. Lennox Donnelly didn’t run.

Tegan’s hand slipped around her other hip.

Lennox swallowed. Besides, backing up now would definitely be showing fear.

They eased closer and her back locked up as a shiver skated down her spine. The pair of them were built like tanks. Muscled, gorgeous, tanks.

Kanon bumped her shoulder with his. “You should dance with us.”

“Yeah,” Tegan whispered.

She sucked in a hard breath, “I don’t think that’d be smart.”

“Why?” Tegan nudged her hip with his, his arm sliding around her waist. “Kanon’s off the hook, innocent. We’re here with a good chunk of the night left to spend. Why waste it?”

“Wanna bet if we were Hounds she’d already be on the dance floor?” Kanon’s eyes locked with hers, accusing, even as the words came off light. But he was right. If she’d been off duty and one of the Hounds had asked her to dance...why not?

“Discriminating,” Tegan murmured, his lips curved into a soft smile as he laid a kiss against the edge of her jaw. She jumped at the touch, but there was nowhere to go.

“No. You’re just in my space.” Her voice shook a little as she said it.

“Then back up.” Another kiss.

“Unless you like us in your space.” Kanon’s gaze dropped to her lips just as Tegan kissed the swell of her neck.

Lennox tightened her grip on her beer and tried to think of what to say, but she kept staring at Kanon’s eyes, his gaze locked on her lips and she wanted him to kiss her. As stupid as it was, it wasn’t like he was a criminal anymore and she wanted to try a lion.

“Lennox,” Tegan whispered. “You gonna back up yet?”

She swallowed, shaky. “No. But I might smash this bottle upside your head.”

She felt them both pause, Kanon’s gaze lifting to meet hers. Reevaluating. She had a choice. Tuck tail and run or stand and fight.

She’d always been more of a fighting kind of woman.

Lennox pressed her beer bottle into Kanon’s free hand, grabbed hold of his shirt and yanked his lips down against hers.

Guest Post by Sadie Hart:

Writing a Kick Ass Heroine

When I first started reading romances…the girls in the book, well let’s face it, they always needed saving. Were always waiting to be rescued. And while I gobbled that up for years (I’m a total sucker for an alpha male, so I could see the allure)…when I got burnt out on the genre, I stumbled on urban fantasy. And wow, but those women could kick butt. Big time. Even those that weren’t powerful magically so, they still were strong personality wise. They stood up for what they believed in, protected those they cared about, did anything and everything they could to stop the bad guy, and in the end, often saved themselves.

You know, they were alpha females. Everything I’d liked in my heroes. It didn’t mean then men had to be weak, it just meant that both sexes could be strong. Those were the kind of female characters that I wanted to write. They were truly heroines of their books. For Hounded, Lennox is strong, capable, good at her job. She has a confidence that could be off putting. But she’s also got a justice streak, is loyal to those she cares about, and will do anything in her power to keep her loved ones safe. From the moment she walked on screen in the book, I knew she was going to be just as strong as her heroes.

What kind of heroines do you like to read about? Who are some of your favorites? (Yes, I’m always fishing for book recommendations :-p) 


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  1. Thanks so much for having me today, Christina!

  2. I like to read about heroine's that actually have some ability to take care of themselves. I really dislike the ones that whine all the time and have *too many* commitment issues. I love Mercy Thomspon, Kitty Norville, Gwen Sparks, and Riley Jensen, just to name a few.

    1. Oh, I LOVE Mercy and Kitty!! Two of my all time favorite heroines.

    2. Mine too! Though i still wish Kitty had ended up with the other guy!

  3. I like to read about heroines who are independent! My favorite heroines are Katsa, Tris, and Katniss. I LOVE HOW Katsa in Graceling is against marriage because she doesn't need a man to support her

    1. Loved Katniss in the Hunger Games trilogy. I'm definitely going to have to check out Graceling!

  4. Love alpha heroines that are strong emotionally and physically, and a bit snarky. Some of my favorites are Cat, Eve Dallas and Pia Giovanni (Dragon Bound).

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    1. Oh, I haven't heard of any of those. Gonna have to check out Dragon Bound, where are the other two from? Thanks for stopping by. :)

  5. I like to read about strong heroines. I like Tayla from the Demonica series.



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