Saturday, October 29, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway - A Vampire's Heart: An Order of the Black Oak Prequel by Marie-Claude Bourque

Title: A Vampire’s Heart: An Order of the Black Oak Prequel
Author: Marie-Claude Bourque
Publisher: Sea Storm Publishing
Publication Date: October 25th 2022
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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A Vampire’s Heart: A Witch-Vampire Meet Cute Paranormal Romance Prequel

Meet the Order of the Black Oak: a powerful order of modern-day warriors fighting evil to protect the ones they love.

To prove her worth as a leader to her coven, awkward witch Maisie Thibodeau must battle a horrible monster in front of the whole supernatural community. But the White Holly sorceresses are not the only ones watching.

Immortal Valerian St-Amand can’t tear his eyes from the small but powerful witch as she battles a dangerous troll set on her small mystic town. While he had vowed not to interfere in witches’ business, his unexpected fear for her life makes it impossible for him to keep his distance.

If you love loyal tough guys with hearts, steadfast heroines and satisfying slow-burn paranormal romance, the Black Oak World is for you.

Please Note: While each novel in this series ends with a satisfying HEA, the romance in this prequel leaves you with a Happy-For-Now ending to be concluded in the first book of the Vampires of the Black Oak series.

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PRAISE:
"These Immortals surrounded by powerful witches promise exciting adventures full of danger and romance. Just the way I like them." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
 
"This prequel is so good, it left me wanting more." ~ BookBub Reviewer
 
"It was so good to be back in the world of these characters. It felt like a warm bath. Assuming a warm bath has drama, heat, things to prove and intrigue, that is." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
 
"What a great lead-in to book 1 in this series! Definitely got to re-read that!" ~ BookBub Reviewer

EXCERPT:
Ville-Marie, New France, 1751

“Valerian!” A muffled voice resonated outside his coffin—the unexpected sound jolting him straight out of the agony ushering every minute of what had felt like decades.

Darkness, it was all he could see. An all-consuming shadow so thick it weighted down upon his desiccated body. A constant companion to the bottomless solitude of his enduring penance.

“Valerian!” The call that had dragged him out of his persistent torment resounded again, clearer this time, bouncing off the stone walls of his hideout.

For he was Valerian Callan St-Amand, Mount-Royal Immortal and son of the infamous Ice Witch. He should have been living his unending years above ground with his five brothers, feeding yearly on human blood offered by his disciples at the Rituel du Sang ceremony. But he had chosen otherwise.

Beset with unfathomable shame, he had buried himself under the mountain at the age of eighteen, barely a man.

Cahssare!” The incantation vibrated in the cavern, soon followed by a blast of crumbling rocks.

Seigneur. No. He clenched his weak jaw. Whoever this spellcaster was, he had managed to find Valerian’s hiding place.

Entombed in a cave under Mount Royal, which shadowed the Ville-Marie settlement, he had been sealed within a thick wooden coffin of his own making. For how long, he didn’t know, as he no longer detected time.

It had at least been long enough for his bones to throb with a relentless torture that had not left him since his blood had dried up. Every attempt to draw a breath had been met with a searing pain in his empty lungs, and a deepening of the torment that came with every movement, no matter how small.

This here was his penitence.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marie-Claude Bourque is a Montreal-born Seattle-based author of slow-burn paranormal romance and the winner of the American Title V award with her first novel ANCIENT WHISPERS.

Her writing features modern-day fantasy skillfully weaved into infinitely romantic supernatural stories between smart strong women and complex passionate heroes.

Happily Ever After always absolutely guaranteed!

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GIVEAWAY:
Win a $25 Amazon gift card and all the Books in the Vampires of the Black Oak series by Marie-Claude Bourque - open worldwide!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. Xpresso Book Tours and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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23 comments:

  1. My brother would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. This book sounds very exciting. Congratulations on the book release.

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  3. You had me at Vampire. Thank you

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  4. Awesome story line! Congrats on your tour!

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  5. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I would love to read this one this fall season sounds really good.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  8. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. I would love to read this one sounds super good.

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  10. Sounds like a great book

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  11. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  12. This sounds like a great Paranormal Romance. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  13. Love paranormal romance! This is a new author to me to check out.

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  14. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  15. I love the cover and book detail sounds amazing

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  16. What beverage do you like to have on hand while writing?

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  17. I have loved Vampires since the subtle and mysterious Bela Lugosi, then came Frank Langella with his mesmerizing eyes. Just before the time I discoved FL's portrayal I also discovered Anne Rice. Now there are your books....Thanks!!!!

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