Tuesday, October 8, 2013

[Blog Tour] The Murdoch Vampire Series by Kate Eden - Excerpt & Giveaway!

Logan Murdoch hates complications. All he wants to do is work in his lab and create products to help vampires blend into mortal society. But when his mother begs him to get her painting back from the museum, he discovers a very attractive complication in the form of curator Sydney Worth. She buys his lie that he’s the descendant of the man in the three-hundred-year-old painting, but refuses to give it to him. What’s worse? She’s immune to his mind control.

Sydney couldn’t believe her eyes when the spitting image of the Hot Scot walked into the museum. But her attraction to Logan Murdoch suffers a huge blow when he demands the painting. Losing the piece could threaten her job and she senses Logan is hiding something from her. But this vampire who hates complications and the ambitious curator with trust issues are about to learn the fine art of love.

The Murdoch Vampires, Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 11, 2013
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Raven really doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. All she did was kidnap a mortal and try to sabotage one of the most important developments in the history of the vampire race. For some reason, though, her father, who is the leader of the vampire race, is seriously pissed. He gives her an ultimatum: Spend 200 years in exile or submit to a last ditch crash-course in vampire etiquette.

As the poster boy for upstanding, modern vampires, Callum Murdoch stands for everything the rebellious Raven loathes. He’s also the brother of the man Raven recently targeted. But this very odd couple is about to find out that opposites don’t just attract—they smolder.

The Murdoch Vampires, Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 11, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Kobo

A sadistic man must have invented high heels, Sydney Worth thought to herself as she climbed the ladder. Three-inch heels were never her first choice of footwear, but two weeks earlier her boss had made a snide comment about her sensible flats. She loathed giving the man any more ammunition against her—thus the pointy-toed torture devices which currently clung to the tenth rung.

After she steadied herself, she used her glove-encased hands to straighten the frame of the Gainsborough landscape.
Most curators relied on maintenance staff to handle routine tasks like this, but not Sydney. The European gallery was her domain. She felt responsible for making sure it looked its best. Besides, she liked getting out of her small office and spending time with the art. It calmed her. And with a boss like Marvin Stiggler, she needed all the calm she could get.
“Is it straight, Jorge?” she called out to her assistant, who was supposed to be helping her.
She sighed impatiently.
“Damn it, is it straight or not?”
“It looks pretty good from here,” a deep, very un-Jorge-like voice responded. Her female parts went on red alert.
Forgetting her precarious position, Syd swiveled her head to see the source of the compelling voice. But she only managed to make herself dizzy. She swayed, and her left heel slipped on the rung.
Balance gone, she fell fast.
“Ooooh shiiiiit!” she cried. A part of her brain registered the indignity of her words, likely her last.
Just when she thought she was a goner, she landed on something solid and warm.
“Oomph,” it said.
She slowly opened her eyes to catch her first glimpse of the hereafter. An amazing pair of indigo-blue eyes gazed back at her.
“An angel,” she breathed.
“Usually people call me something less complimentary,” he replied with a devilish grin.
Syd closed her eyes again and groaned. “Great, my mother was right—girls who don’t wait until they’re married do go to hell.”
“Did you hit your head on a rung?” he asked.
Something about the concern in his voice sounded decidedly undemonic to Syd, not that she’d ever met any demons, but still.
As it clicked she was not dead or in hell, she remembered the fall.
“Oh my God, don’t drop me!” She quickly shimmied, wrapping her legs about her savior’s waist and her arms around his head in a death grip. At once, his arms tightened around her.
“Mrph,” a muffled voice said from the vicinity of her breasts. She instantly leaned back.
“Sorry, delayed reaction,” she said, her cheeks flaming.
“Oh, it was my pleasure, I assure you,” Blue Eyes said with a chuckle.
Syd really focused on the face in front of her for the first time. She took in the mouth made for sin, the square chin, the bold nose that complemented the face instead of overpowering it, and of course those amazing eyes. She knew this face.
“You’re the Hot Scot,” she said in a breathless voice.
The man studied her for a moment as if trying to decide if the fall knocked her senseless. Syd stared back. Could it be true? She shook her head. Of course he wasn’t the Hot Scot. If he were, that would mean the man holding her was well over three hundred years old.
“Well, I am flattered, but how did you know I’m Scottish?”
“What? Oh . . . no,” Sydney shook her head to clear out the cobwebs. “I mean you look exactly like the man in our new painting. Besides, the brogue kind of gave it away, even though it’s subtle.”
Sydney still couldn’t believe the resemblance as she stared at him.
“Yes, well, my family came across the pond many years ago, so the accent has faded a bit,” he said. “As for the painting, your reaction is somewhat understandable. You see, I’m him—I mean I’m his descendant.”
After her muddled brain slowly absorbed that observation, Syd became aware of several things at once. First, she was not only straddling a complete stranger’s hips, she damn near had him in a death grip with her thighs.
Second, he was an extremely well-endowed descendant if the pressure against her pelvis was any indicator.
Third, as she stared into his eyes, a jolt of connection zapped through her midsection. She told herself it was just his resemblance to the man in the painting, but that didn’t explain the recognition she saw in his eyes, too.
She opened her mouth, hoping the right words would magically occur to her. Unfortunately, before inspiration could strike, a gasp sounded behind her.

Kate Eden comes from a long line of mouthy broads who love to read, so it’s probably no surprise she caught the writing bug early. An avid romance fan since her early teens, Kate loves writing–and reading–stories about plucky heroines, sexy heros and the weird and wild journey people take on their way to love. She loves good food, cheap booze, and believes laughter is the cure for just about everything.

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Zombie Joe said...

Interesting little easter eggs in the banner art. I think I recognize one or two of those characters. ;)

BookLady said...

The Murdoch Vampires sounds like a fascinating series. I have added these books to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

I grabbed The Hot Scot a few weeks back when I ran across Kate's FB page.

Kate Eden said...

Thanks for having the Murdoch Vampires on the blog today!

Chrisbails said...

Oh, I loved the excerpt. This sounds like my type of read. I need to read more and find out who walks in on them. Maybe her boss/co-worker? He sounds like her would be fun to be wrapped around anyway. Thanks for the giveaway. Love finding new to me authors. I love to read and always looking for new items to check out.

jmcgaugh said...

This sounds like a great, fun read!

Bookworm Brandee said...

This series sounds like a whole lot of fun! I'd never heard of it, so thanks for sharing it. :) That excerpt was great!

Not Everyones Mama said...

These both look great and I love how unique the covers are! Thank you!

Martha Lawson said...

Another new to me author! Love finding them and their books. They look really good, putting them on the wish list. Thanks for the giveaway.

Steph F. said...

Looks like a fun series, definitely adding to my TBR. Thanks for the spotlight and giveaway.

MrsMac19 said...

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

Barbara E. said...

I'm reading Hot Scot right now and loving it.

piewacki said...

I just love this page! Keep up the great work and info.

Natalie Westgate said...

I'm part of the Murdoch Vampires blog tour too - just popping in to say hi! :)

salena said...

This looks like a great read! :) Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway & Happy Reading! :)

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