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Blog Tour & Book Trailer Reveal: ‘The Scented Bones’ by Angelina Kerner

Cover.gifThe Scented Bones: The Svabodina Case Files

(The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal Crime/ Mafia

Expected Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Publisher: KDP Select

Synopsis:

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

“A magical mystery in more than one sense of the word, this beautifully woven tale will charm you more than an ethereal fae.” – Liliyana Shadowlyn, The Faerie Review

“This book is what happens when you mix crime stories with the supernatural. And, the result is spectacular.” -Dylon Crone, beta reader

“This story combines the paranormal, the mafia, and good old detective work – a fun read!” – Sycamore, beta reader

 

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Excerpt

 

I turned around in time to see a black-haired young man walk in, pulling off his black and yellow headphones. He stopped in front of me with a goofy grin on his face. His black bangs covered his brown eyes for a second before he pushed them back.

“You know? It’s hard finding this place,” he commented. “One would think there’d be arrows pointing to the Bones lab.”

“We don’t like visitors,” I said crankily.

“My name is Jack,” he introduced himself. “Jack Fadden. I’m here to apply for the job of assistant to the forensic anthropologist.”

A sinking feeling gripped at my heart. Melissa, my boss, had decided two assistants would be better than one, especially since she wanted to take more vacation time. She’d left me a list of candidates to interview, and I’d forgotten, thanks to the skeleton on the table.

I sighed and found the folder with the list. Jack Fadden was indeed there.

What type of an imbecile would wear jeans and a worn-out T-shirt for an interview? And why drop in at the end of the day on a Friday afternoon?

“Do you have a resume?” I asked as I tugged my own shoulder-length hair behind my ear.

“I have it here somewhere,” Jack replied and opened his backpack. “What’s your name, boss?”

“Angel Svobodina,” I replied taking his resume from his hand, which he’d found surprisingly fast.

“Nice name,” he laughed, “Angel, the forensic anthropologist. I guess you do allow people to get their halos.”

“I’m an angel with horns,” I replied.

“You’ve got a sense of humor!” Jack exclaimed. “Thank goodness. I need to be able to work with someone fun.”

“I’m sorry, but who’s interviewing whom?” I asked.

It was really hard to keep my face neutral because the guy’s attitude was contagious with his easy-going manner.

Jack held his hands up. “Sorry. Proceed.”

Quickly, I scanned his resume, which didn’t look promising. He hadn’t declared a major, and, worse yet, according to the list of significant classes he’d taken, the only one that qualified was human physiology. Forensic anthropologists tended to deal more with the 206 bones of the human body, rather than the tissues and organs.

I eyed him from the corner of my eyes and shook my head. I didn’t know how to proceed without hurting his feelings. Jack seemed to be holding his breath as I thought about how to let him down. It was like he knew he wasn’t going to get the job and looked sad.

“I’m sorry . . .”

Jack’s expression changed. There was something more behind the sadness, but I wasn’t sure what it was, other than something dark.

“It looks like you don’t have enough experience. It’s a highly competitive field with limited open spots, and not for undeclared majors.”

“Harsh,” he said.

“I’m sorry,” I repeated, “but I don’t really know why you decided to apply for the position. What do you know about forensic anthropology?”

“I know this skeleton is missing some bones,” he replied, grinning.

I rolled my eyes. “Good guess. However, it’s not good enough. Good day, Jack Fadden.”

“Oh, come on,” he complained, “let me help with the body. At least, let me show you I know what I’m doing. I can’t kill the patient since they’re already dead.”

I narrowed my eyes at him. “Disrespectful much?”

“Please,” he said. Something flashed in his eyes, making me question my decision. “You’ve got nothing to lose.”

About the Author

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ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.live

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Giveaway

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Every family in the book has a family tattoo. Tarotia family is the main family that will appear in every book. The necklace is of the tattoo – two snakes wrapped around a T! Thank you for being part of the book trailer reveal for The Scented Bones! – Angelina Kerner

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Sept. 3rd

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Errin Krystal (Review) https://errinkrystal.wordpress.com/

Jessica Rachow (Review) Jessicarachow.wordpress.com

Sept. 4th

Nesie’s Place (Promo) https://nesiesplace.wordpress.com

The Ghastly Grimoire (Promo) http://theghastlygrimoire.com

The Bookworm Drinketh (Review) http://thebookwormdrinketh.wordpress.com/

Sept. 5th

Books Teacups and Reviews (Promo) https://booksteacupnreviews.wordpress.com/ 

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Reading Nook (Promo) https://readingnook84.wordpress.com

Banshee Irish Horror Blog (Review)  http://www.bansheeirishhorrorblog.com

Sept. 6th

The Genre Minx (Promo) http://www.thegenreminx.com/

Blonde & Inked (Review) http://www.inkedandblondeonline.co.uk

Valerie’s Musings (Promo) http://valeriesmusings76.wordpress.com

Sept. 7th

Didi Oviatt (Review) https://didioviatt.wordpress.com

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review) https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) Dashfan81.blogspot.com

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First Look Celebration: ‘Claiming His Lioness’ by Kerry Adrienne

USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne’s Shifter Wars series comes to its epic conclusion when former enemies align, but is it too late to protect everyone they’ve come to love?

 

#Preorder your copy of CLAIMING HIS LIONESS and add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! Then keep reading to get an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at CLAIMING HIS LIONESS!

 

 

 

Title: Claiming His Lioness

Author: Kerry Adrienne

Release Date: September 3, 2018

Publisher: Carina Press

Series: Shifter Wars

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Format: Digital

 

Synopsis:

 

Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.

It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.

If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.

Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.

 

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Claiming His Lioness Excerpt

Copyright © 2018 Kerry Adrienne

 

One, two, three, four…

A deep breath, and the world didn’t seem quite as red. Another breath. Don’t let him get to you.

“Women have roles and men have roles.” Mason cleared his throat then narrowed his eyes. “Not better or worse. Different.”

“This isn’t the Middle Ages.” Her voice was calm. Soft but firm.

“I know. Women have babies. Men fight.”

“Wow, seriously? Women have babies and fight. You saw how much help the lionesses were at the cave. We’d have lost a lot more lions if we hadn’t been there…to fight. We weren’t there to nurse cubs.” He was getting to her. She kicked at the leaves on the ground.

Only an hour or so till dark. The faint strains of sunset were already slanting through the trees, painting an orange glow to the surroundings, and the forest sounds were shifting to nocturnal melodies.

“You helped a lot and I appreciate that. My point is, why not let the men take care of you now? We aren’t in desperate need of your help like we were at the cave, so why not let us protect you?”

He really didn’t get it. Lara started to speak but paused. What could she say to make him understand? Did he really think women had roles that were so defined, they couldn’t do other things too? Or did he feel that it was his role to make sure women were safe and secure?

Regardless, it was obnoxious. And a prime example of how tall, dark and dangerous wasn’t enough.

“It’s noble of you to want to protect the women.” She chewed the inside of her cheek, trying to maintain her calm and phrase things in a nonconfrontational way. No point in having him dismiss her thoughts because he felt intimidated. “But you don’t need to protect us unless we ask you to. We can protect ourselves. You should accept the help or you’re going to have a lot of pissed-off lionesses. Trust me, you don’t want that.”

Mason looked deeper into the forest, his shoulders bunched with tension. His back, broad and sloping to a muscular ass, filled his black T-shirt perfectly. Wrestling with him wasn’t so bad, was it? In other circumstances, it could be a lot of fun.

She might even win.

She fought the urge to run her hand over his shoulders to comfort him and satisfy her craving. Yank his T-shirt off and press herself against those muscles. They were definitely hard. She’d felt them when he lay across her on the ground.

No. She shook her head.

Mason was off-limits.

 

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Author Bio:

Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, USA Today Bestselling author Kerry Adrienne writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbler in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.

 

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