Monday, January 27, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Defying the Relic Hunter (Coletti Warlords #11) by Gail Koger

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Defying the Relic Hunter by Gail Koger. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you and the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the blitz for more excerpts! Enjoy!
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Title: Defying the Relic Hunter
Series: Coletti Warlords #11
Author: Gail Koger
Publication Date: January 6th 2020
Print Length: 238 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction
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Kizzy sees dead people, but she’s a thief and talking to dead folks is about as useful as a three-legged horse. The Dragos clan booted her out when her year’s take was a lousy five hundred and sixty credits. The only way back in is to pull off a million-credit heist. Alone.

When Kizzy’s jobs as a roadkill collector and medical test subject goes south, she decides taking Montezuma’s gold away from an Indiana Jones wannabe is the ultimate heist.

The snag? The Indiana Jones wannabe is Ethan Jones, a dangerous Coletti Warlord. Now that she’s caught his attention, he’s determined to capture her as his prize.

Can the ghost whisperer defeat the big, bad Warlord? Defying the Relic Hunter!!

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EXCERPT:
My clan is filled with accomplished conmen and thieves. The more loot you bring in the higher your status. To date, I’ve brought in five hundred and sixty credits. Uncle Aldo had faith in me. My clan not so much. They booted me out. The only way back in was to pull off a million-credit heist. Alone.

I was twenty-two with no real job skills, no money and the realization I hated being a thief. To keep me from becoming homeless Uncle Aldo rented me a cheap apartment on the sly. After a month of searching, I managed to find employment as a roadkill collector. My job was scooping up the mangled furry bodies. I was ecstatic. It paid twenty credits an hour but working in 110-degree temperatures was tough. I lasted a month before I ended up in the emergency room from heat exhaustion.

My second job was cleaning gross, fly infested porta-potties, which earned me another trip to the hospital for dehydration. The only upside of that nasty job was I happened to be in the right place, at the right time to rescue a three-year old girl from her kidnapper. Uncle Aldo had a fit when my picture was plastered all over the news vids. Being a heroine got me nada.

Utter desperation drove me to become a research subject in an experimental drug trial. When I started babbling about seeing dead people, they abruptly showed me the door.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Glendale Police Department and to keep from going totally bonkers – I mean people have no idea what a real emergency is. Take this for example: I answered, “9-1-1 emergency, what’s your emergency?” And this hysterical woman yelled, “My bird is in a tree.” Sometimes I really couldn’t help myself, so I said, “Birds have a tendency to do that, ma’am.” The woman screeched, “No! You don’t understand. My pet parakeet is in the tree. I’ve just got to get him down.” Like I said, not a clue. “I’m sorry ma’am but we don’t get birds out of trees.” The woman then cried, “But… What about my husband? He’s up there, too.” See what I had to deal with? To keep from hitting myself repeatedly in the head with my phone I took up writing.

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GIVEAWAY:
Gail Koger will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop participating in the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

38 comments:

  1. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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  2. Congrats on your release. Your book sounds like alot of fun.

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  3. Thanks for having the gang over. I have to issue this warning - hysterical laughter will occur while reading Defying the Relic Hunter!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Defying the Relic Hunter sounds like a fantastic read! <3

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  4. Here's to an amazing week!

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  5. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win a gift card to spend on more books! I am challenging myself to read different genres this year...and one of your books is up next!

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  7. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  8. A new-to-me author. I enjoyed reading about you and your book.

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  9. Really lovely blitz, I have seen this before.

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  10. I like the cover. It is very well done.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. Striking cover! Sounds like a must read.

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  12. This sounds intriguing! Can't wait to read it! Love the cover! ❤

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  13. Awesome post! Sounds like a fun read. I will be reading this next

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  14. The book sounds interesting as per the excerpt. Thank you.

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  15. I love Gail's books because they always make me laugh a lot.

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  16. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  17. I love this cover. I also like your little story about being a 911 dispatcher....lol. imagine my role as a clinical social worker...someone calling emergency services saying to come get their mouthy disprestpectul teenager...you're kicking them out. Then. Responders...usually po,ice trying to calm the situation...but repeadtly telling the mlm parent, I can't take them away unless you abuse them...next thing you know I'm counseling a family...who is telling me...well, the mlm police told me to abuse them. Sigh. Fortunately, it was teenagers...not little ones. We did get a call once about a 6 year old climbing a tree ...when we went out, she was refusing to come down until mama let her have chocolate icecream.....

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  18. Enjoy your Tuesday!

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  19. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  20. sounds like a fun one

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  21. What was your favourite book as a kid?

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  22. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  23. Happy, happy Thursday!

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  24. Here's to an amazing weekend!

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  25. The cover is really nice and I would enjoy reading this book!

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  26. What author do you most like to read?

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