Sunday, December 8, 2013

Blog Tour! Dangerous Waters (+50 Amazon GC giveaway!)

Title: Dangerous Waters
Author: CM Michaels
Series: Sisters in Blood #1
Pages: 506
Publisher: Freya's Bower
Date Published: September 5, 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours 

Synopsis:
Dangerous Waters is the first book in the Sisters in Blood series. The story takes you inside a coven of female vampires, letting you get to know each of them intimately rather than just focusing on the protagonist and her love interests. And unlike most of the books in the vampire genre, there is no popping open a can of O- or feeding on animals. People die. The challenge I took on as an author is to make the reader fall in love with my characters in spite of what they must do to survive. There are magical elements that come into play, and events that unfold that none of the main characters can explain, which is a fresh change of pace from the “supernatural creatures educate the human protagonist” mold. 

Speaking of the protagonist, Emily led a sheltered life growing up, being raised in a small, rural town with an overprotective father. She bears emotional scars from losing her mother at a young age but hides them well. She’s attending Boston University to study conservation biology, and dreams of making a difference in the fight against global warming. She was quite the tennis phenom in high school, and loves to dance, especially to up tempo techno music. Emily is extremely open-minded, and displays an almost detached objectivity in her thinking. She’s the type of person who wouldn’t blame you for keying her car if she discovered that your god-awful, two timing ex drove the same model and that you’d keyed the wrong car by mistake. She gives her heart freely, is selfless to a fault, and would do anything for those that she loves. Rest assured, her love life is as messed up and complicated as fans of the genre would expect it to be, but the story is about so much more than that.


At its heart Dangerous Waters is a story of self discovery, overcoming challenges, and embracing the fact that life can take us in totally unexpected directions. We all have hidden abilities inside of us that will never surface if we are too afraid to explore and try new things.
~~~Background Info: All you need to Know!~~~
Dangerous Waters is the first book in the Sisters in Blood series. The story takes you inside a coven of female vampires, letting you get to know each of them intimately rather than just focusing on the protagonist and her love interests. And unlike most of the books in the vampire genre, there is no popping open a can of O- or feeding on animals. People die. The challenge I took on as an author is to make the reader fall in love with my characters in spite of what they must do to survive. There are magical elements that come into play, and events that unfold that none of the main characters can explain, which is a fresh change of pace from the “supernatural creatures educate the human protagonist” mold. 

Speaking of the protagonist, Emily led a sheltered life growing up, being raised in a small, rural town with an overprotective father. She bears emotional scars from losing her mother at a young age but hides them well. She’s attending Boston University to study conservation biology, and dreams of making a difference in the fight against global warming. She was quite the tennis phenom in high school, and loves to dance, especially to up tempo techno music. Emily is extremely open-minded, and displays an almost detached objectivity in her thinking. She’s the type of person who wouldn’t blame you for keying her car if she discovered that your god-awful, two timing ex drove the same model and that you’d keyed the wrong car by mistake. She gives her heart freely, is selfless to a fault, and would do anything for those that she loves. Rest assured, her love life is as messed up and complicated as fans of the genre would expect it to be, but the story is about so much more than that.


At its heart Dangerous Waters is a story of self discovery, overcoming challenges, and embracing the fact that life can take us in totally unexpected directions. We all have hidden abilities inside of us that will never surface if we are too afraid to explore and try new things.
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
 “All rise!” the bailiff bellowed out through the hall. “This court is now in session. The honorable global court inquisitor O’Callaghan presiding.”

An imposing figure with short, golden locks entered from behind the bailiff, motioning for people to take their seats. He gathered his floor-length white and purple robes in his left hand, made his way over to the furthest prisoner and yanked the hood from her head.

“So this is the all-powerful Sienna,” the inquisitor mocked, squeezing the bound woman’s cheeks with his hand. “How disappointing.”

Her once beautiful face was disfigured by several charred-black electrical burns. Blood and pus oozed out of the open wounds. The pungent salve packed into her broken nose made her eyes tear up and prevented her from smelling anything.

“Do you have anything you wish to say in your defense before I render my verdict?” the inquisitor asked, deactivating the device around her throat so she could speak.

“This will never work—she knows her life is far more important than mine.”

“It’s possible she’d let you die,” he acknowledged. “But both of her parents, her mate and her best friend? No, I think that’s far too much to expect her to endure. Sooner or later she’ll come, and the world will celebrate her execution.”

Sienna snapped to attention, her green eyes widening in horror at the news of who else had been captured. “You have no idea what you’ve done—everyone in this building’s going to die.”

The crowd erupted at her outburst, and the inquisitor held up his hand to silence them. “And how exactly is your precious queen going to manage that? She’ll be welcomed to our fair city by twenty thousand volts from the first alarm she trips. Not enough to kill your kind, but plenty to leave her unconscious until—”

“Sir, a perimeter alarm’s been triggered just outside the north gate,” a soldier interrupted from the gallery.

He wheeled on the man in a fit of anger. “Interrupt me again, and I’ll disembowel you! People have been jumping the fence all day—contact the guards at the gate and have them check it out.”

“We tried sir. Calls have been placed to the guard desk, the three closest perimeter sweep teams and the north tactical unit—they’re not responding.”

“Who’s not responding, you imbecile!”

“Any of them.”


“It’s too late,” Sienna said, gazing at his panic-stricken face. “She’s here.”
~~~Meet C.M. Michaels!~~~
C.M Michaels grew up in a small town in northern Michigan as the youngest child of a close-knit family of seven. He met his wife, Teresa, while attending Saginaw Valley State University. Together they’ve provided a loving home for several four-legged “kids”, including Sophie, their eternally young at heart, hopelessly spoiled Spaniel.
 He has always enjoyed writing, and still has fond memories of reading his first book, a children’s novella, to local grade schools when he was 14. Dangerous Waters, the first book in the Sisters in Blood series, is being published by Freya’s Bower on September 5th, 2013. C.M. is currently working on the second book in the Sisters in Blood series along with a Fantasy romance.
 When he’s not writing, C.M. can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies or hitting the hiking trails with his wife. An avid reader since discovering Jim Kjelgaard novels in early childhood, his favorite authors include Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Claire, J.R. Ward, Laini Taylor and Tessa Dawn.


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30 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Nurmawati :) You can access the Amazon links (eBook or print) on my website (cmmichaels.com). Here is the direct Amazon link as well. You will have to paste this into your browser as this site wont let me post a link you can click on. http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Waters-C-M-Michaels/dp/1617981044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378266239&sr=8-1&keywords=dangerous+waters+C.M.+Michaels

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  2. Amazon pleaassd ... Book Soundz awesome...

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    1. Thank you, Lmbrunken :) You can access the Amazon links (eBook or print) on my website (cmmichaels.com). Here is the direct Amazon link as well. You will have to paste this into your browser as this site wont let me post a link you can click on. http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Waters-C-M-Michaels/dp/1617981044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378266239&sr=8-1&keywords=dangerous+waters+C.M.+Michaels

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  3. Thank you for hosting me today! The book is available in Print and eBook format on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can access all of the links on my website: http://www.cmmichaels.com/index.php/sisters-in-blood-series/dangerous-waters/

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    1. Doesn't look like the site will allow me to post a URL you can click on. If you go to cmmichaels.com and click on "Buy it Now" you can access all of the Buy links. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, MomJane :) Check out my website to read three excerpts from the book, watch the live-action trailer and access all of the links to purchase! cmmichaels.com

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  5. This looks absolutely fabulous! For sure adding it to me "To Read" list. Thank you so much for sharing, very excited to check this out. ^_^

    cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks Melinda!! You can check out my website to read three excerpts from the book, watch the live-action trailer and access all of the links to purchase! cmmichaels.com

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  6. Thanks so much for the review and excerpt!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  7. I thoroughly enjoyed the post thank you.

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  8. An excerpt can make or break a book sale.... This is one that should help sell the book!

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    1. That is great to hear, Glenda. Thank you :)

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  9. The excerpt was very interesting. It has my attention. I'm curious to read the series to see your twists on vampires. I'm adding it to my TBR stack. Thanks for sharing :)
    Lori

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you, Lori! Can't wait to hear what you think once you've had a chance to read it :)

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  10. Loved the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like an amazing read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Love paranormal books! Thank you for the chance !

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bianca :) Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books are my favorite genres to read as well!

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  13. It was nice getting to know the background more! Thanks for the info and excerpt.

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  14. Liked your Excerpt got me hooked on the book.

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  15. I enjoy ready your excerpt, sound intriguing.

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