Monday, October 14, 2013

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Knock, Knock by Dale Mayer



Join author Dale Mayer on her Virtual Book Tour for Knock, Knock....., presented by CBLS Promotions from September 23- October 23, 2013.  Please leave a comment or question for Dale to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter the tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  My review will post later today. 

Knock, Knock (Psychic Visions #5)
by Dale Mayer
Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Categories: Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Valley Publishing
Release Date: August 3, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 330 pages

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Description:

There’s no best-by date for revenge.

Wealthy and beautiful Shay Lassiter runs a prestigious foundation, but her connections and resources were worthless when her fiancĂ© tried to murder her. Now, she’s guarding her heart and using her knack for reading people’s intentions – both good and evil – to guide her. But when the foundation’s clients start dying, she must turn to the new man in her life…one who’s giving her mixed signals.

Computer specialist and ex-cop Roman Chandler has a secret. It involves Shay and could ruin the fragile relationship he’s building with her. Though he can’t tell her the truth, he needs to convince her to trust him. He fears that whoever is behind this is about to turn his vengeance on Shay…

And vengeance can be deadly.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Excerpt:

Under Roman's midnight blue gaze, Shay's stomach churned with unanswered questions and delight. Of course he'd seen pictures of her. A quick Google search would have offered many pages to study. She wanted to take a longer look at his energy, but thought she’d better save her strength for when a deeper reading might be needed.

A strange sound had her turning to face Bernice.

Bernice opened her mouth to speak when she suddenly stopped, an odd look on her face. Her breath sucked in so loudly, Shay leaned closer in concern. "Bernice? What's the matter?"



Silence.

Shay studied her old friend, but Bernice's face had turned ashen, her eyes locked on something behind Shay’s shoulder. Shay spun around, but there didn't appear to be anything or anyone there. In fact, the only thing behind her was a wall. A blank wall.

"Bernice, talk to me. You're scaring me."

Bernice's breathing appeared halted, her features frozen.

Shay leaned closer.

Jesus, she must be having a stroke. "We'll get someone here to help you. Just please tell me what's wrong."

Bernice's mouth worked. Still no sound came out."

Roman bent to peer into Bernice's face. "I'll get help." Roman took off.

Shay didn't bother to watch him go, her gaze was locked on poor Bernice. As Shay raised her hand to call for help, her arm was grabbed. She stared, surprised to see Bernice's bronzed nails cutting into her soft skin.

"Bernice?" Shay peered inside her friend's dark, blind eyes. "Hang on. Help is coming."

Somewhere behind her, she could hear rapidly approaching footsteps. Thank God.

Shay stared into Bernice's blank, black and bottomless eyes, and Bernice stared back. Shay's heart squeezed in fear. "Bernice, damn it, are you in there? Please answer me."

Shay willed Bernice's eyes to return to normal. Willed them to blink. To move. To do something.

Then something happened. Inside, deep inside, Bernice blinked. A clear movement that Shay could see and understand.

Except for one thing.


On the surface, Bernice's eyelids never moved.

Excerpt 2

Long limousines and fancy cars lined the roadway, bringing even more people. The weather had cooperated, ushering sunshine and blue sky to the ceremony. Shay shifted the roses to the other hand.

Bernice had loved gold roses. The area was festooned with them, and a single gold rose lay on the ornate casket. Bernice, being who she was, had picked out her favorite funeral details long before her death. She'd also chosen to be buried in a gown that matched the roses.

The minister, another old friend of Bernice's, brought tears to everyone's eyes as he spoke of the blessing of having known her. She'd been such a major presence, a force, that no one could ignore her. No one wanted to. She'd been a light for them all.

For all her best intentions, Shay felt tears well up in her eyes. She was going to miss the old lady. Pappy squeezed her arm. She smiled mistily at him and said, "It's a beautiful day for her."

He smiled gently and whispered, "Yes. She'd have loved it."

I am loving it, said Bernice irritably.

Shay started, her gaze widening in shock. She looked over at the familiar shimmering energy of her old friend. Bernice stood between the two old men, clear and crisp as if she were there in person – except she was present only in astral form.

You can see me, can't you? Bernice stared at Shay in delight. How come you can, but no one else can?

Shay rolled her eyes. Like she was going to be able to answer that question. She shrugged, motioning to the side. Then, slipping her arm free from Pappy, she excused herself for a moment as if to go and speak with someone else. And she was going to do just that, but her grandfather wouldn't understand how she'd converse with Bernice.

She walked behind the crowd and off to the side. Turning around, she came face to face with Bernice. "Oh!" Shay jumped back a step.

How come no one else can see me? Bernice complained. I wanted to talk with Charles and Gerard again.

"They can't see you," Shay murmured.

Obviously, Bernice snapped. Why not though? I want them to see me, too.

"How would I know? I doubt many people can." She hesitated, and then whispered, "Why are you here?"

I don't know. Bernice looked around. I don't think I want to be here. But there's something...

Shay waited for her to finish the sentence. When no more was forthcoming, she prompted, "But there's something...?"

Bernice looked worried – the edges of her form wavered, thinned, I don't know. There's something that has to be done. But I don't know what. But something has to be stopped...

"Something you need to say to someone, or something that you meant to do? Something you started and wanted to see finished?" Shay tried to prompt the other woman's memory.

Doubt and a tinge of fear crossed the older woman's features. I don't remember. But there is a reason I came here. But what?

"If we can figure out what that is and see it done, then you can leave."

Leaving would be good. I don't like this, she cried out. And disappeared.

"Wait––"

Shit. Bernice was gone.

Shay looked up to find Roman staring at her from only ten feet way.  Double shit.


About the Author:

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres. To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.

She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and digital format.

To find out more about Dale and her books, visit her at http://www.dalemayer.com. Or connect with her online with Twitter at www.twitter.com/dalemayer and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dalemayer.author






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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great read, ;-)
    DebP

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  2. Thanks for sharing Knock, Knock and the giveaway. I love this series. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  3. Congratulations on the publication of Knock, Knock! The Psychic Visions series sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. KNOCK, KNOCK sounds fantastic. I'll need to chase up the rest of the series too.

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  5. Excerpt 1 is creepy.
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