Friday, April 17, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Impervious by Zoe Allison

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Impervious by Zoe Allison. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have a guest post for you as well as an excerpt. There's also the tour wide giveaway to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Impervious
Author: Zoe Allison
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Publication Date: April 14th 2020
Print Length: 223 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Vampires are real, existing alongside regular humans as a secret subspecies. The malevolent of their kind exploit their powers and immortality at the expense of their human counterparts. The Organization, a league of benevolent vampires headed up by the anonymous Mr. X, works covertly to keep this threat in check. Amber Ridley is the company’s top agent, unique to the team as the only human working alongside her vampire allies. She is an ‘Impervious’, a rare human with powers that can be used against the malevolent.

When Amber’s latest mission takes her back to the UK to work with her close companion Valentino, she meets his old colleague Hayden Knight. Hayden is infamous to Amber as the man who betrayed their organization and abandoned her friend Valentino in the past. She dislikes Hayden instantly, and his arrogant, cold demeanour does nothing to aid this.

Amber and Hayden are forced to work together on The Organization’s most important mission to date, and they must put aside their differences to take down the menace that threatens the very existence of their group. Amber must put her trust in Hayden, but is she impervious to love?

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EXCERPT:
Amber mirrored Vale’s posture. “Why is he here then? Why come back now?”

Just then, Hayden appeared from the doorway. “You could just ask me directly, you know.”

Amber turned to Hayden. He was dressed in tight-fitting black jeans and a black T-shirt. His muscular physique was very apparent, both from the look of his arms and also the ripples under his clothing. Amber could appreciate that he was extremely handsome, but there was a hardness to him that there wasn’t with Vale, along with an iciness to his blue eyes. Hayden had focused on Amber as he spoke, then he broke eye contact to move over to the coffee pot and pour himself a cup.

Amber still couldn’t muster any sympathy for him, and his aloof behavior did nothing to help. “Fine,” she said, watching him as he prepared his drink. “Why are you back with The Organization? What’s in it for you?”

Vale interjected, a warning tone in his voice. “Amber.”

Amber ignored him. “I want to know.”

Hayden brought his coffee over, not looking at either of them, and he took a seat at the other side of the table. He took a drink before finally lifting his gaze to meet hers. “I was promised something by Mr. X.”

“What?” Amber was quick to ask before Vale could stop her.

Hayden met Vale’s eyes. “I was promised a certain target.”

Amber scrutinized them both. A knowing look passed between the two men. Vale had realized who Hayden meant. Amber suspected she could also guess.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Zoe lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and two children. A medic by day, she started writing in her spare time as a means to counter burn out and found that this was a balm for the soul.

She is a fan of the romantic genre and its ‘happy ever after’ ethos. A sharp contrast to what she can, at times, see in her day job. Zoe is keen for the female lead in romantic fiction to disabuse stereotypes and walk on an equal footing with her male counterparts. She prefers male leads who do not display signs of toxic masculinity and believes that positive masculinity is much more attractive to women and healthier for men.

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GUEST POST:
- Would you want to become a vampire? Why or why not?
I wonder whether to most people, the main attraction of being a vampire is immortality? I doubt the idea of consuming other people's blood is hugely desirable to the majority, therefore I would conclude it must be the power of being invincible that would tempt. On the face of it that seems a pretty appealing prospect. Living forever, seeing everything there is to see, experiencing everything there is to experience. Never having to face the uncertainty of death.

However the prospect of everlasting life seems tortuous to me. Imagine living so long that you witness more than your intended share of natural disaster, war, suffering, and death. Having to bear the pain of watching all your loved ones passing away and being destined to live without them. Getting to the point that you are so fatigued with life that all you can remember is the pain.

If becoming a vampire was a possibility then it isn't one that I would choose. Whilst I do hope that I live to be old rather than exiting this mortal coil before my time, I wouldn't want to stay any longer than my allotted period. I often feel sad for the elderly who outlive all their peers; it must be painful and lonely watching everyone depart. I wouldn't want that era to be prolonged any more than it has to be. Also the idea of stealing someone else's life force in order to provide your immortality is not one that I would relish. A stolen life is not one worth living.
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GIVEAWAY:
Zoe Allison will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Good luck!
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28 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!

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  2. Who is your favorite character in your book?

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    1. That's a good one but a tough one Bernie. There are three main characters and I like them all for different reasons. Amber because she's tough and has integrity. Valentino because he's calm and collected and everybody's rock. Then Hayden because he's charismatic and kind.

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  3. Thank you very much for having me today!

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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  5. I've enjoyed following the tour for Impervious and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way :)

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    1. Thanks for following Victoria and I hope you enjoy the book.

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  6. I like that the author is also working as a medic. That is super cool!

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    1. Thank you very much that's really kind of you!

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  7. Sounds great, very interesting to learn about.

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  8. I loved the excerpt & the cover is very eye catching.

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    1. Thank you Judy I'm glad you liked them!

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    1. Thanks Dale glad you liked it.

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  10. Sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. sounds like an interesting book, lovely cover too

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  12. The book sounds interesting, stay safe.

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