Sunday, January 5, 2014

Calinda B's WICKED AWAKENING Blog Tour & Giveaway


The Wicked, #1

Nominated for Best Fantasy/Urban Fantasy 2013 eFestival of Words Award Nominations! 

Chérie's got her hands full. Forces of evil want to destroy her. A powerful invisible guardian and his flaming haired associate are messing with her mind. Meanwhile, her gorgeous boyfriend wants to have sex with her all the time. Will she claim her destiny as a passionate, sexually potent cosmic force before darkness consumes her?
Chérie Abella Manhattan is in for a surprise. She thought she was just an ordinary aerobics instructor and adventure-loving woman living with her handsome, hard-bodied blond lover, Cam Tyson. Turns out she's one of the most powerful beings in the universe - she's a Galaxy Dancer, capable of using her potent sexual energy to transform not only herself, but the people she loves. 
When she meets a mysterious, dark-haired man, her life begins a series of strange, unfathomable transformations. She starts to see people who weren't there a minute ago. She starts to glow when she makes love. She'd always dreamed of being a big deal; she just hadn't thought she'd be an "out of this world" big deal.
All she has to do is face a few fears, sort through a few lies, get over a broken heart or two and accept who she is. That's the easy part. The hard part will be dealing with the sexy, sexy man known as Kayden, who can't, or just won't, leave her to her alone.
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Guest Post - A Wicked Awakening.

One of my favorite all-time scenes in the Wicked Series occurs in Book I, A Wicked Awakening. Cam and Chérie have had a rough go of things. She decides to go to the rock climbing gym with him.
I’ve spent many an hour in a climbing gym. I can just see the scene, smell the smells, wonder how the onlookers will respond. Want to see for yourself?

I lunge at Cam.
Caught off-guard, he stumbles backwards and falls on the mat covered floor.
I leap on top of him, pushing him to the floor and pinning him to the ground.
Cam seems taken aback by my strength. I’ve immobilized his arms, leaning into him, pressing his palms with mine.
“Whoa, Chér, calm down!”
I lower my head until my mouth is right next to his ear. “I’m not going to calm down until you apologize for the wafer comment,” I say, viciously.
People glance over at us, uneasy. One of them says, “Hey, Tyson’s been spanked by a chick – a chick – his own chick.” A couple of onlookers snicker.
“You owe me an apology. I own you.”
“You what?” he says with a splutter. He bursts out laughing.
“Well, I did…and then you paid me back, and I let you go. But you wanted to stay, so you did. And we lived that way for years.” Where is all this coming from? I’m speaking the words, yet outside myself, looking on in bewilderment.
“What the hell are you talking about? Have you lost your mind?”
“Apologize!” I grab his earlobe between my teeth and bite it.
“Ow! What the fuck is wrong with you? You want to play hard ball? Okay, let’s play.” He gives me a vicious scowl.
Cam flexes his powerful arms, which I had secured to the floor above his head. I have all these newly found powers, but Cam’s incredibly strong. With effort and strain, he laces his fingers with mine and struggles to push my arms up. His blue-eyed gaze drills into mine as he does this.
Now we’re poised on the gym mats, with me still on top of him, straddling his hips, his arms extended and holding me aloft, our hands fastened together. There’s a tense pause as we each consider our next move. Cam made the next play. With all the focus and strength of his years as a rock climber, Cam jacks his body and flips me on my back. Seizing my arms, he deftly traps me with the weight of his physique.
The scales have certainly tipped in Cam’s favor. His bulk presses in on me, thoroughly restraining me. I feel the muscles in Cam’s hips and legs, held taut as he pins me against the mat, I am completely aware of the blond hair – yes, the hair that I love to trace with my fingers – covering his well-developed arms. My breath comes hard and fast. Something’s stirring below. Uh, oh, now I’ve done it. Here in the gym, in front of all these onlookers, Cam’s fully aroused.

Want to know what happens next? Guess you’ll have to read the book!

An award-winning web designer and certified SEO specialist, Calinda B has worked in the Internet industry as a web page designer/developer since the early 1990's. She has also taught web site design and computer graphics at community colleges in Northern California. In addition to writing, Calinda B creates fine art and music, and enjoys scuba diving, kayaking, and bike riding. Calinda B makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with the love of her life and her two cats. She is currently working on the fourth book in The Wicked Series, tentatively entitled A Wicked Ending, or the third book in The Beckoning Series or maybe those are done and she's working on.... She loves to write and does it daily.
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The Wicked, #2 
Unable to accept his girlfriend's paranormal abilities as a Galaxy Dancer, Cameron Delaney Tyson took off to explore his own dark demons. Now he's left with no girlfriend, a lot of time on his hands and a terrifying creature from another galaxy stalking him - something called a Star Dreamling.
Only through facing this predatory cat-beast can he make amends with his abusive past and claim his powerful future. Will that be enough to be able to win his girlfriend back? Cam Tyson sure hopes so. And he's willing to risk dying if that's what it takes to recapture his heart - the beautiful woman and star being known as Chérie Abella Manhattan
Available at:   Amazon   Nook

Wicked Whispering
The Wicked, #3 
Six foot five. Dreamy green, gold and blue eyes like a far-away galaxy. Multi-hued hair. The ability to sense the desperate longings and dark secrets of everyone he comes in contact with. Kai Williams has always felt like the family freak. When his old pal Cam Tyson arrives on his Caribbean isle, star dreamling and other-worldly girlfriend in tow, will he embrace the mysterious world he’s being shown, finally accepting his incredible power, or will he sink deep into the darkness that’s threatening to destroy him and all he loves?
Wicked Whispering will be completely revised  and re-released on Dec. 21.
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  1. Wicked...its my inability to stop eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream :)

  2. Wicked in my real life world is my book obsession! I can't get enough!

  3. Chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway.