Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Night Hawk Tour with Guest Post by JE Taylor & Excerpt!



Night Hawk         
Book One – Night Hawk Series

J.E. Taylor


Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Novel Concept Publishing, LLC

Cover Artist: CoverShotCreations.com

Book Description:

Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.





Guest Post by J.E. Taylor

What typing The End means to an author

At the end of February  I typed The End of Night Hawk and I have to admit, those two words bring on a feeling like no other.

Poignant and bittersweet because you know it’s going to be a little while before you visit with your characters again. Exhilarating because this chapter in their lives has been scribed and the thrill of their adventure captured for the readers to eat up once it’s ready for print.

It’s the time when you, as a writer, are enamored with the story, before the blinders are removed and you look at it with a critical eye to make sure the story stands up to scrutiny, to science, to anything that might be a hole in the plot.

It’s the honeymoon period when you love your words and you just want to bask in that glow.

This will soon end, transitioning to the point where you’ve read it over and over through the editing process that by the time it’s deemed ready for print, you loathe the story like an unwelcomed relative. That love-hate journey is necessary, it gives the author the distance to make whatever edits are necessary, significant or otherwise, to strengthen the characters and the story.

In the end, you are still in love with your characters and you can only hope that your audience feels the same.

I hope you enjoy Naomi and Damian as much as I did...

Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi's light is coveted for the Master's gain.

When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

Night Hawk is now available in print or e-book at the following links:
Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Hawk-Series-Volume/dp/1482763206/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363393777&sr=8-2&keywords=night+hawk+by+J.E.+Taylor


Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Hawk-ebook/dp/B00BSLIM3W/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1363116364&sr=8-12&keywords=Night+Hawk

Barnes & Noble Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/night-hawk-je-taylor/1046234690?ean=2940016354132

Kobo Link: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Night-Hawk/book-Tz1v2NFiHEiwDgltFBmltQ/page1.html?s=ioy9JBgsN0KWUSpl9P4MWw&r=1

Smashwords Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/294780


Until next time,
Ciao.
JET

Short Excerpt

“You’re more than welcome to join me,” I said when she showed no signs of moving.
Her mouth opened and she glanced back toward the living room. “When?”
“Right now,” I said, knowing she wasn’t referring to my offer.
She rolled her eyes. “When did you paint that mural?”
“A long time ago,” I said. “Now, are you going to join me or not?” This time I turned toward her, giving her the full view and I smiled at the way her gaze bounced, her eyes widening a fraction before inching their way back up my chest to my face. Her cheeks bloomed and I cocked an eyebrow at her.
She pressed her lips together and slammed the door, marching out of the room in a huff.
I chuckled and ran the soap over my chest, running my fingers over what was left of the welt on my skin. The vampiric healing powers still amazed me enough that I missed the shift in the air around me.
Nails scraped my back and I jumped, swinging my head in the direction of the disturbance. Her wide eyes met mine and I turned, drinking her in from head to toe. Exquisite was the only word that popped into mind and when her fingers touched my chest I reached, covering her hand and holding it against my skin.
“What are you doing?” I whispered because having her undressed and this close put me at a major disadvantage.
“I’m saying thank you,” she said and her hands moved lower.
Catching her wrists, I warned, “Naomi, don’t start something you can’t finish.” My body responded anyway and she closed the distance. Her lips grazed my chest and I closed my eyes, releasing her and surrendering to her exploration.
When her tongue trailed lower, I recalled the memories of her ex and my eyes snapped open. As much as the thought of her taking me in her mouth thrilled me, I didn’t want to be that memory and I grabbed her by the shoulders, pulling her up to face me. She wasn’t one of the common harlots from my past that I let drop to their knees before me.
No, Naomi was different and I wanted more.
“You do not have to do this just because you aren’t ready for anything else.”
Her dark eyes met mine and I traced the frame of her face with my fingertips, studying every curve. Leaning down, I took her lower lip in my mouth, sucking gently before shifting and delivering a kiss that started as tender and rich as her blood, but it soon escalated into an all-consuming heat and I could envision living in this bliss for the rest of eternity.
I had lied to her today.
Fear wasn’t the only deep emotion I had encountered since I plucked her out of the sky, this need to connect, to love again overwhelmed me. The irony of her name and the form she turned into added to the feel that fate had prepared this feast just for me.



About the Author:

J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order.  She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing resume includes a more than a dozen published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies.

In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing
(www.novelconceptpublishing), Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory (www.allegoryezine.com), an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two and also offers her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine. 

Visit her at www.jetaylor75.com





 

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