Friday, October 31, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Dark Solace by Tara Fox Hall

Dark Solace
by Tara Fox Hall
Promise Me Series, Book 9

Publisher:  Melange Books, LLC
Release Date: May 28, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Length: 273 Pages
ISBN: 978-1612358864

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About the book:

With Theo facing deadly odds in a fight to the death, Sar makes a pact with Lash, agreeing to give Devlin another chance in return for Theo’s life. Reforging her relationship with her handsome vampiric lover mends old wounds, even as Theo moves to regain Sar just for himself. But Devlin’s old enemy Ulysses appears, taking Sar prisoner and burning Devlin badly in a surprise attack. 

Rescued at the eleventh hour by Lash, Sar nurses Dev back to health, Theo bristling at a distance. Yet Lash’s own day of reckoning is here as his long life ebbs to a finale, leaving Sar to face the decision of offering him salvation, knowing that the price is her own humanity.

Series Order:

1. Promise Me
2. Broken Promise
3. Taken in the Night
4. Taken for his Own
4.5. Promise Me Anthology
5. Immortal Confessions
6. Her Secret,
7. Point of No Return
8. Lost Paradise
9. Dark Solace


I waited carefully for him to move, my gun aimed at the remains of the trunk. Lash stayed prone, on the ground, Devlin’s form still before him. One pale hand with a gold ring was visible, the skin black in places, scorched. My face twisted in anger. Bullets were too kind for these men.

“You aren’t going to just walk out of here,” the man shouted. “Your leader’s dead. Put down your gun, and we’ll let you live.”

Pleased that he thought I was a professional, I almost thanked him. Biting my tongue, I sighted in on the trunk, then blew the right side into pieces. The trunk swayed, then fell, exposing the man as he made a dash towards Lash, firing three shots at me.

I ducked down, then peered around the trunk just in time to see the last man approach Lash, and ease him over with his foot. Lash made no sound as he flopped bonelessly onto his back. The man lowered his gun and shot him again in the chest. Lash’s body jerked.

Fury filled me. I didn’t have a clear shot! I broke cover, moving fast, my gun held in both hands.

The man pulled off Lash’s helmet, looking down at him in contempt. “So this is the famous Lash,” he said with sarcasm. “I’d heard you were the best. What a lie that was.”

I almost had a shot! Just a little closer…

The man eased back the trigger, the click loud.

He was going to shoot him in the head. If Lash wasn’t already dead, he’d be killed. I stopped where I was and fired, the shot hitting a tree. The man wheeled around, and shot back. I dove for the closest tree, the bullets whining past me taking the bark off inches from my side. I took a breath, then peered out, immediately catching a bullet in the arm. With a cry of fear, I fell backwards from the sudden impact.

“Argh!” the man screamed.

The bullet hadn’t gone through my armor, or so I hoped. I staggered to my feet, my arm numb, grasping the tree for support.

“Arghhh!” the man screamed again. Another gunshot sounded.

I stumbled towards Lash, bathed in fear, my mind screaming at me to move faster before it was too late.

Yet another gunshot sounded.

Lash had the man fast on his knees, fangs buried in his throat. But his poison wasn’t working. The man was flailing and fighting. I ran towards them just as the man put the gun to Lash’s temple, and eased back the hammer. Lash glared up at the man, still biting him hard.

Author Bio:
Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. 

Her writing credits include over twenty short stories published in the nature magazines Catnip Blossoms, Meanwhile, and On The River. Her short horror stories have appeared in Deadman's Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Halloween Alliance, and Ghastly Door. 

She also coauthored the essay "The Allure of the Serial Killer," published in Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). 

She divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals of all species, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

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