Monday, January 7, 2013

Tour: Blood Vine by Amber Belldene (Excerpt+Giveaway)

Tour Hosted by A Life Bound by Books

Title: Blood Vine
Author: Amber Belldene
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release Date: January 8th, 2013

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In Blood Vine, bites are an inconvenient bliss, exiled vampires are wasting away, and the fate of their kind depends on the perfect PR campaign.

When public relations pro Zoey Porter arrives at an enchanting California winery, she discovers her sexy new client is the almost one-night stand she can’t forget. After her husband’s suicide, Zoey has vowed never to risk her heart again. But can she walk away from the intriguing winemaker a second time?

Driven from Croatia by his ancient foes, vampire Andre Maras has finally made a blood-like wine to cure his fellow refugees. Now he needs Zoey’s PR expertise to reach them. After his wife’s death, Andre has a vow of his own—never to risk another painful blood bond. And one taste of the tempting Zoey would bind him to her eternally.

His secrets stall her PR plans. Her jealousy is stoked by the blissed-out beauties leaving his bedroom. At every turn, he utterly fails to resist her. When she discovers he is a vampire, will she be lost to the golden-eyed Hunters, or lose herself to the emptiness in her heart, before she can help him save his kind?


"Nothing happened. We hardly spoke.” Andre tried to stay calm. Since the moment he had recognized Ms. Porter, his heart had been trying to race right out of his chest. Best to keep that reaction from Kos.

“When was this?”

Andre sighed, trying to calm his nerves. He hoped he sounded impatient, not frayed. “I don’t know. More than a year ago.”

“That long?” Kos stopped mid-stride. “You were practically paralyzed with shock when she walked in. I’ve never seen you speechless like that.”

“I never expected to see her again.” He wiped his hand down his cleanshaven face.
Kos waited for more of an explanation.

“And I’ve thought about her a few times in the last year.”

“I’m guessing those thoughts were not G-rated.”

No. They were also not few."

About this Author:

Amber Belldene grew up on the Florida panhandle, swimming with alligators, climbing oak trees and diving for scallops…when she could pull herself away from a book. As a child, she hid her Nancy Drew novels inside the church bulletin and read mysteries during sermons—an irony that is not lost on her when she preaches these days.

With a B.A. in comparative religion and an M.A. in theology, Amber is a Christian minister and student of religion. She believes stories are the best way to explore human truths. Some people think it is strange for a minister to write romance, but it is perfectly natural to Amber. She believes the human desire for love is at the heart of every romance novel and God made people with that desire.

Amber is addicted to vampire stories, but loves to read all kinds of romance and literature. Her favorite books examine history and cultural origins, like Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle, Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, or Salmon Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. And, yes, she was named after that Amber, of the classic romance novel Forever Amber.

From the wine country of Sonoma County to the foggy neighborhoods of San Francisco, all of Amber’s fiction is set in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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  2. Let's try that again! Christina--thanks so much for hosting Blood Vine on your blog today! I am very excited about its release.

  3. Hi Christina - great blog here.
    Thanks for hosting Amber, and her excerpt from Blood Vine.

    Congrats on your book release, Amber.

  4. Happy release day, Amber! :-)


  5. Wow the excerpt was so convincing *__*
    I'd love to read this and definitely put this on my TBR shelves. Congrats for the release and thank you so much for hosting this giveaway with the excerpt cos I'm pumped now to find out bout this book. Hope I'll be able to win this though. ^^ -Anjani


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