Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Corin's Chance by Hannah Walker Tour and Giveaway !!!

Corin's Chance
Hannah Walker
Series: Avanti Chronicles #1

Release Date: October 30, 2015
Pages or Words: 140,000 words
Categories: Alternate universe, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay fiction, M/M romance, Romance, Science fiction (with a little space opera feel)
Publisher: Hannah Walker
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis @ Book Cover by Design


Posted to some stars awful cruiser, Dr. Corin Talovich hoped to serve his time quietly and get on with his life, but fate stepped in and decided otherwise.
Crashing into an unknown planet was the last thing Corin expected. With only his friend, Lieutenant Commander Tate Riven, by his side, they face the unexplored world and new enemies bravely, leading them to the Derin Clan, where they’re welcomed by the leader’s son.
Kel isn't sure about the strange men, but he isn't about to send them away, especially when the bond between Corin and himself is something he can't ignore.
When another clan wages an attack, Kel is forced to make some hard choices which nearly costs him everything he holds dear. Together, with their allies, Corin and Kel fight, focusing on the future they desire, knowing failure not only dooms their love, but also those around them. Side by side, they work to destroy the evil threatening to keep them apart and becoming the family both men desire.

With a nod to one of the four guards at the door's entrance, Carn led them into the room. Following behind him, they walked right up to the massive table sat at the end. Around the table were stood six men, they must have ranged in ages from late teens to mid-sixties. They all looked weary and haggard, their bodies drooping where they stood. Maps, paperwork and cups littered the table in front of them.
One of them turned to Carn who was standing at the front of Corin’s group. "Damn it, Carn, I told you we weren't to be disturbed for anything. I don't care who the latest bloody delegate from the Alliance is. Now is not the time." A huge frown accompanied the man’s words.
"Laird Kel, these aren't delegates. I think you are going to want to hear this. They came asking for you as Kel, saying it was about a young girl named Eliya," Carn cautiously spoke, wary of upsetting any of the men around the table.
All around them heads shot up from what they were focused on. Suddenly every pair of eyes in the room was focused on them with a laser like intensity.
"What do you know about Eliya?" The man named Kel demanded.
Corin watched as he stalked towards them. His movements, while predatory, were graceful. He was close to seven feet of solid planes and hard muscles. His skin was a golden bronze which seemed to glisten in the lights around him. His hair was a mid-blonde, and flowed to just past his shoulders. Leather bracers covered his forearms while second, smaller leather circlets were wrapped around each bicep. Leather trousers were moulded to his thighs. Corin’s heart began to beat faster. Never had a first glance at someone affected him as it did now.
Laird Kelin was rugged in appearance. While still young, his face had a slightly rugged visage which was likely due to many hours spent outdoors. His eyes were both brown and green, with the green bleeding into the brown on the outer edges. He had a strong nose, coupled with a square jaw, and a dusting of facial hair, that just added to his overall ruggedness.
Corin’s cock went from soft, to rock hard and aching instantly. Damn this was a man he would happily have under him, over him, inside him. In fact, he would take him any which way he could. Tate shot Corin a questioning glance and Corin realised he hadn't been able to hide his reaction from his friend.
Shooting a glance at Tate and shaking his head, Corin boldly stepped forward. “I need to know who you are to Eliya before I can say anything.”
A second later one of the other men stood around the table jumped over it, and was hurtling towards Corin with a look of murderous intent on his face. Just as he got to Corin, he threw a punch that never landed. Instead, Tate stepped between Corin and Eliya, who was still asleep in the sling, and this new man. The punch hit him square in the abdomen, the pain was instantaneous, he staggered back, all the air gone from his lungs. Tate could feel his stitches rip open from the impact. Trying to suck in a deep breath, he called on all his years of training with the Avanti and pushed the pain into the recesses of his mind and forced his body back to standing whilst simultaneously pulling his knife from the sheath at his side.
“Make another move towards him again and I’ll kill you. You want him? You have to go through me first, and I promise you, I. Will. Win. You have no idea what you nearly did there.” Tate growled at the man, his stance wide, both aggressive and defensive at the same time.
“Do you know who I am?” The new man demanded as he bared his teeth at Tate.
“No,” Tate replied. “And frankly, I don't care. Now. Back. The. Fuck. Off.”
They watched as the man named Kel placed a restraining arm across the other man’s chest. “Leave it, Tir, let me deal with this. I mean it. We won't find anything out if we beat them. They came to us willingly, give them a chance to explain.”
They all watched the man called Tir run his hands over his face before he gave a small nod and took two small steps back.
Kel raised an eyebrow at him, sighed and then turned back to Corin. There were several emotions swirling through his gaze, but his voice was calm when he spoke again. “I am Laird Kelin Tharn, son of the Chieftain of this clan and Eliya is my niece, Laird Tirathon Tharn is her father. She was kidnapped two weeks ago with her nurse when they were walking the grounds. We have heard nothing since. There has been no ransom demands, no sightings, nothing. We have searched and searched and no trace has yet been found. The entire clan is grief stricken. As you can see, my brother is barely holding it together. Now. What. Do. You. Know.” His voice rose slightly as he struggled not to let his impatience show.
Corin looked at Tate, his eyes registering the fact the Tate looked clammy once again, they nodded to one another and Corin reached up to slowly untie the cloak from around him. He gently lifted the sleeping form of Eliya from the sling before looking up at Kel and quietly asking, “is this her?”
Gasps echoed all round, a choked sob came from Tir's direction before he quickly lifted her from Corin’s arm, tears streaming down his face. Smiles shone around the room as a small voice whispered, “Papi?”
Quickly a group surrounded the reunited father and daughter, cheers echoed around the room. A wave of happiness ran through the chamber and out the doors as word passed from one guard to another. Shouts of joy could be heard from the hallways as the news spread. A soft whimper from beside Corin saw him snapping his head to look at Tate.

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Meet the author:
Hannah Walker is a full-time mum to two gorgeous teenage sons, and shares her home with them and a very supportive husband, who has always encouraged her to follow her dreams.
She has always loved books from her childhood years reading alongside her father. She has inherited her father’s love of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. She has combined this with her love of MM romance to write her series Avanti Chronicles. She loves writing about a complex world where the men love and live hard. Welcome to the world of MM Sci-fi.                                                             
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Q and A with Hannah Walker

Do you buy a book because of the cover, the blurb, or something else?
A cover is always great for catching my attention when I’m wandering through the virtual bookshelves. I like a cover that is really reflective of the book. I see it as a visual sneak peek into how authors see either their main characters or their world.
Blurbs are perfect for getting my attention. I often buy books on the strength of a blurb alone. A good blurb will tease you about the story while not give anything away. It entices you.
Then, of course, we have recommendations. Personal ones from friends always carry a great weight. Especially if I know they have similar tastes to me. I also look at blog posts when they come across my Facebook feed. They are a great way of discovering books that you perhaps wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Then there are the Facebook groups. Some of the teasers I have seen have really grabbed my attention and that’s enough to make me go and check a book out.

What does ‘romance’ mean to you?
Romance. Well romance can be the grand gestures or it can be the small ones. Of course who doesn’t like the grand gestures? The present just because they love you. The weekend away because your partner knows you need a break. They are incredibly romantic.
But then there are the little gestures. The cup of coffee by your side when the words are flowing and you don’t want to stop for even a minute. OR there is your partner simply standing behind you and massaging your shoulders because they can see you are stressed and they love you so much they will do whatever they can to help. 

What are your current projects?
I have several on the go. Firstly book 2 of the Avanti Chronicles is in the editing process. It’s in pre edit beta reads at the moment. So that’s simply checking there are no plot holes, someone hasn’t magically grown a third arm, or I don’t have an MC behave wildly out of character. Then there is book 2.5. 2.5 was originally a short that would explain what happened to Dax and Bell before they met up with Corin and Tate in book 1. I say was because a short is normally around 25K. It’s currently around 45K so, yeah that’s not so short! Book 3 of the Avanti Chronicles is ready and waiting for me to start as soon as I finish writing 2.5. Then lastly, as if that combination wasn’t enough, I am writing the first book in a new series. You are the first to hear about this. I hadn’t planned on this but the MC’s surprised me one morning and I just had to get their story down. It’s set in the same universe as the Avanti Chronicles, but on a different planet. It has a lighter feel to it. The two Mc’s in this first book really grabbed my attention and I can’t wait to share it with you all. 

What is the most difficult part of writing for you?
Hmm there are two things I guess. One is actually the editing stage. I actually quite like editing. It’s a great feeling to see your manuscript change from the basics to the final polished version. But, I have developed a distinct dislike for some aspects of grammar. Mostly the dread comma splice. Time will improve that, though, and I have a wonderful teacher in my editor Jessica.
The second part I hate most is actually writing fast enough. I am not the world’s fastest typist but I’m not slow either. However my mind goes faster than my fingers and sometimes it’s a challenge to actually get the words down fast enough.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.
I’m a total geek and nerd all rolled into one. Books are one of my first loves, but I have a deep passion for science. I have a degree in chemistry and my dissertation was on the Outer limits of the Periodic Table. So that’s the new elements that we haven’t been able to isolate, yet. It’s an incredible area of research and highly specialized. I was lucky enough to talk to the researchers on Russia and Switzerland about it directly. There are literally only a couple of research teams working on this right now.
Other than that there is my work history. Aside from writing I am currently a carer for my disabled son. In the past though I have been a bouncer in a nightclub in London and a Massage Therapist.

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