9.12.2011

Betrayed Book Tour: Book Excerpt & Giveaway! *Closed*

*Giveaway Closed*


Hi readers! I am lucky enough to be today's host for the Betrayed book tour, and Author Ednah Walters is sharing an excerpt from the book with us! Here is some info about Betrayed:


Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends.

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.

Excerpt 03-The Guardians Before Battle


“A demon that’s paranoid?” Kim asked. “That’s new. What’s he scared of?”

“Actually, Zedekiah is not a demon. He’s human.” As though Bran realized his

last-minute announcement caught us all by surprise but didn’t want to explain, he quickly

added, “Kim and Izzy, you watch Remy and Lil’s backs. If anything seems off or your

amulets start glowing, contact us.” He brought the car to a stop, turned to make eye

contact with everyone. “Everyone okay with the plan?”

We nodded.

“Then let’s do this.” Bran gave a valet the key, then he and Sykes left, their

destination the gateway to the Eiffel Tower ride, a re-creation of the Alexander III

Bridge.

I stared after them and wondered if I was the only one imagining things. Bran

was overly cautious tonight. First, he didn’t want us to come to Vegas with him. Then he

waited until now to tell us Zedekiah was a human, not a demon. Was he expecting trouble

again?

“They’ll be fine,” Izzy said, misunderstanding my reason for staring after Bran

and Sykes. “Does Bran really speak raven?”

I shrugged. “I don’t know. He said he could.”

“Arrogant, hot, and full of secrets, an irresistible combination,” Izzy added.

Izzy often said Bran was hot, but not in an I-want-him sort of way. This time,

however, something in her voice made me glance at her. I caught the look she and Kim

exchanged, and became defensive.

“I hardly call the ability to communicate with ravens a secret. I mean, he grew up

with Werenephils, including raven-shifters,” I shot.

“But he didn’t tell us his informant was human until now,” Remy added.

“Does it matter if he’s human or demon?” I asked. “Bran’s worried about another

ambush.”

“Well, he sucks at vocalizing it,” Izzy retorted.

“What I don’t get is why do we trust this human again? The tip he gave Bran led

him to Seattle,” Kim added.

Remy shrugged. “He was right the first two times he gave us info. We barely

missed Damien that second time. A few seconds early and our search for the, uh, our

search would be over.”

“Search for the List,” I said.

Kim and Remy stared.

“Yeah, yeah, she knows about it already,” Izzy said with an eye roll. “Bran told

her.”

The reaction to my knowledge about that stupid List was annoying.

“And you’re not angry?” Kim asked.

“No.” We entered the busy gold and ivory lobby and walked past people checking

in and checking out. Some headed to the casino floor with its sky-inspired painted roof,

to the stores along the cobbled streets of Las Vegas Paris, or to their rooms. Our hunting

coats and boots didn’t attract much attention. The thoughts of the few people who stared

indicated they assumed we were there for a comic conference.

Bonjour,” a hostess said as she walked past.

I answered and kept going.

Remy caught up with me before I reached a desk. “We thought you’d freak out

when—”

“I don’t want to discuss the List, Remy. I don’t understand why I keep telling

everyone it’s no big deal and you guys keep staring at me like I’m crazy. A list of

damned souls is nothing to get angry about.” I waved toward the men and women behind

the slightly curved counters checking hotel guests in or out. “Can we get the room

numbers now?”

He nodded though he still scowled. One desk manager, no longer busy, grinned

and nodded at us. We walked forward and leaned against the desk.

“We’re looking for a guest in your hotel, uh,” Remy peered at his tag, “Edmund.

His name is Zedekiah. We want his room numbers.”

“Are you with his party?” He glanced at me then Remy.

“Yes, we are,” Remy answered without hesitating.

“I’ll call his room and tell him you’re here. What name shall I give him?”

I got inside his head. Forget the name. Just print out his reservation, Edmund.

“Forget the name. I’ll print out his reservation,” he repeated then went back to his

computer and started typing.

A stunning brunette with gorgeous hair walked through the door behind the desk

and touched Edmund’s arm.

“I’ll take care of this.” She pointed at the desk to her left. “The couple from the

red room is asking for you. They want to check out now.”

Edmund stared at her. “You look amazing today.”

He didn’t wait for her answer, just disappeared through the door, leaving us with

the woman. No bonjour from her. In fact, she glanced behind her with wide eyes, clearly

cautious, or afraid.

What’s wrong with her? I telepathed Remy.

Don’t know, but you need to zap her now.

“Zedekiah booked all the rooms in one wing on the 29th floor and asked not to be

disturbed,” the woman said before Remy could speak. She printed out the room numbers,

thrust the paper at me and said, “you’re Lilith, right?”

Remy and I both reached for our weapons. Only demons called me Lilith.



Thanks for sharing, Ednah!
The next stop on the tour will be tomorrow, at the Book Lover's Hideaway.


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About Ednah Walters
I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries before I graduated to Mills & Boons (starting with Janet Daily's Shutter the Sky).

I enjoy good love stories, tingly mysteries and wondrous adventures. When I finished college and decided to be a stay-at-home mother, I devoured books like they were going out of production, until reading just wasn't enough. So I decided to teach myself to write fiction.

I've written picture books, contemporary and romantic suspense, biracial/multicultural books, and finally YA fantasy. Most of them are still taking up RAM on my computer. Awakened is the first book in The Guardian Legacy series. It was released in September 2011 with rave reviews. Betrayed (book 2 in the series) was released August 1st 2011. Hunted, book 3 in the series, is due out in March.

When I'm not knee deep in battles between Guardians and demons, I write adult contemporary romance (the Fitzgerald family series), sassy, stubborn and gutsy women anyone can identify with and men anyone would be proud to claim. When not writing, I do things with my family, five children or my darling husband of 19 years. I live in a picturesque valley in Utah, the setting for my YA series.





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18 comments:

  1. Oooo! This book actually sounds pretty good! I am hoping to win so I can see for myself!

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  2. I'd say my weapon of choice would have to be a gun with silver bullets. Silver seems to effect many supernatural creatures. LoL

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  3. sword! maybe a blessed one or something mytical. i like it old school. :)

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  4. I'd choose the kriss dagger because as it said in the first book it can destroy the omnis? Actually I forgot the word but if that dagger can destroy something from the demon, I'll pick it to be my weapon. :D

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  5. Mindy: Nice choice! Silver always seems to do some damage, doesn't it?

    Maidenveil: I'm with you on that one. I like old school weapons, too. :)

    Angel: Yay, you've read the first book! The Kriss Dagger would be awesome to have!

    Juju: I'm glad you like it! It's a good part in the book. :)

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  6. Mindy, happy you loved it. Yeah, anything pure should do...silver, salt, titanium.

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  7. Maidenveil, I hear you on sword. A lot of magical swords out there, starting with Excalibur.

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  8. Yeah, Angel. I love kris dagger, and happy you enjoyed reading Awakened.

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  9. Juju, happy you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  10. I'd be happy with whatever works. Probably something made or coated in silver.

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  11. Ednah: Thank you so much for stopping by!

    Krysykat: It is! It's an awesome part in the book.

    Meredith: Silver is always smart. :)

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  12. Thanks for this giveaway
    I love mystery books
    blogmicia@yahoo.it

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  14. I think my weapon of choice would be a gun with fire-bullets. I loved the excerpt.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Diana!

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