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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cold Blood Blog Tour

Hey Everyone! Today is our stop on the Cold Blood Blog Tour we are very excited to have an excerpt from chapter one on the blog today! Before we post that though here's the synopsis for the second book in the Dirty Blood series available now!

Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process. Which happens more often than not for the freshman. Lucky for them, my presence has just stolen the spotlight, and they get a break from the daily joys of hazing. At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?(less)
Now on to the excerpt...

I awoke to the tires bumping over the lip of the asphalt; Grandma was pulling into a Burger King. We were off the highway, though there wasn't much to see. A lonely looking Burger King sat beside an Exxon. Both were surrounded by trees in all directions. The only interruption was the two lane road we had turned off of. State route something-or-other.
Grandma parked the Hummer beside a faded blue Camry and cut the engine. She glanced back and smiled when she saw that I was awake.
"Pit stop," Grandma said. "You gotta go?"
I shook my head, still a little dazed from the nap, and rubbed my eyes. "No, I'm good. What time is it?"
"Around seven. You want coffee?"
I nodded. "Please." The reality hit me that I was closer to Wood Point than home, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep now.
My mom hopped out and turned back to me. "I'll bring you a coffee and a breakfast sandwich," she said. 
   "Back in a flash," Grandma called.
   Their doors slammed shut at the same time, and I watched them disappear into the building. When they were gone, I reached over and rummaged inside my backpack for my cell phone. I was hoping my mother wouldn't notice it was gone until it was too late to get it back from me, like after she’d left me at school. She must’ve known by now that I’d swiped it back since she tried confiscating it, but she hadn’t said anything yet.
   I powered it on and waited for the screen to light up with any new calls. A new text flashed first, and I clicked it open, hoping it was Wes. I still wanted to find something to say to make him feel better, but it was from George.
Did u get my note? I'll miss u. Call me.
Crap. I'd almost forgotten about the song lyrics he'd sent through Angela. It was a sweet gesture, but I wasn't sure what to say to him. “Thanks” didn't seem like enough. He'd be expecting more than that. I just didn't have more than that to say right now. I missed his friendship, but I didn't really know how to get that back when he was still so focused on a relationship. I closed the text. I'd figure something out later.
   The screen beeped with a new voice mail. I punched the call button and listened. The voice that reached my ears was not at all the one I'd been expecting. I froze.
   "Tara, darling. I heard the good news. You survived, Jack survived; we all survived. Oh wait, not all of us. Dear old Dad didn't make it. Pity. I guess the burden of world domination falls to me. Or should I say, to us. I'm sure by now there are search parties out looking for me. Wes, Cord, Derek, Jack. Maybe not Jack. No matter. They won't find me. But don't worry; you and I aren't finished yet. We’re connected in a way that no one else can touch. And I'll find you, when I'm ready. I have a project to complete first, but I’ll see you soon. Ciao."
To find out where you can read the next installment of Cold Blood, visit www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com

Thanks Heather for having us on the tour!!!!!!

To pick up your copy of Cold Blood go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble!


  1. Okay, you know I'm dying to read this excerpt, of course I've just started reading book one now so I really, really shouldn't, LOL.

  2. Uber Creepy message on the voice mail- stay tuned.

    Loved the excerpt. Thanks for posting!



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