Guest Post & Giveaway: Moira Rogers

THE BACKSTORY

From the time we announced the final Red Rock ebook in 2009, people have been asking us when we’d go back to the Sanctuary world and write more about werewolves and their witch rivals. In the beginning we didn’t want to return–we had our four books and our two prequel novellas, and those were the stories we had to tell. But people kept asking, and we kept saying, “Well, what if…okay, no, but maybe if…”

A watched pot never boils, and I’m starting to think a watched plot is the same way. The harder we tried to force ourselves to come up with the right story, the more they slipped away. Finally we set the idea aside for a while, reluctantly admitting that maybe it had been too long in any case. We’d missed our window. It was time to work on other–

BOOM! That was our idea, knocking us head over heels. It hit us so hard we sat down and wrote Haunted Sanctuary instead of the book we were supposed to be writing. It wasn’t the story we’d originally imagined. It takes place in a new town, with a new cast of characters, and is set several years after the end of Red Rock Pass. You don’t have to be familiar with any of the previous books to pick up Haunted Sanctuary…

…but hey. Any excuse to give away books is good for us!

THE BLOG TOUR

Thanks to the generosity of Samhain Publishing–and with the assistance of many awesome bloggers–we get to spend the next twenty days giving away 80 ebooks! Those of you who haven’t read the Red Rock Pass books will have twenty different chances to win the entire set in the ebook format of your choice.

In honor of that, we’re going to be revisiting some of our favorite scenes from each of the four books…and maybe showing a few sneaky peeks at the next chapter in the Sanctuary Universe!

TODAY’S SNIPPET

Cry Sanctuary: Meet Your Hero aka Keith Winston Will Break Your Face

Abby’s a tough heroine, but her hero, Keith Winston, isn’t much of a soft touch either. When the book starts, he’s just come home from a few years spent overseas fighting in a very messy—and secret—war between werewolves and wizards. He’s tired, he’s cranky, he doesn’t really know where he fits…

But he gets really mad when someone threatens the people who look to his pack for safety.

Really, really mad.

* * *

“Keith.” It was so short and abrupt she didn’t realize at first that it was meant to be an introduction. Keith holstered his gun and moved to the third man, the one still whimpering in pain. He nudged the man’s body over with his foot and studied him appraisingly.
The man tried to speak, but managed only incoherent moans. Abby took a deep breath. “Will he make it?”
“Probably.” Keith leaned down and searched the man with an ease that looked practiced. He pulled a cell phone from one pocket and a gun from an ankle holster. He absently checked the gun, set it on top of the car, and crushed the cell phone under one booted heel. “If he does, he can drag himself home and tell them what happens when you cross our borders to hurt someone looking for sanctuary.”
Dylan dragged in a pained breath and braced a hand against the back bumper of the car as he tried to stand. “Alan Matthews had someone attack her. He wants her, and he’s not going to just let her go.”
“Dylan.” The word came out more sharply than she intended, and she looped his arm around her shoulders to help him. “We can talk about it later.”
Keith’s dark gaze flicked back and forth between them before settling on Dylan. “Can you walk back to my Jeep, or do you need to wait here?”
“I can walk,” Dylan said, his voice stubborn. “I want to get Abby somewhere safe.”
“She is somewhere safe,” came the calm reply, and Keith smiled a little as he reached for the gun he’d set on top of the car. He checked it again and tucked it into the waistband of his jeans. “She’s with me.”

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THE CONTEST

Leave a comment to if you’d like to be entered to win a set of the Red Rock Pass ebooks! (Don’t forget to include an email address.) And keep an eye open for the new book, Haunted Sanctuary, on sale January 22nd from Samhain Publishing and available to pre-order at Samhain, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, iTunes & Books on Board!

This contest is closed. The winner is Diana.

Comments

  1. Keith is one of my favorite characters! I’m looking forward to Haunted Sanctuary and meeting new characters.
    suz(at)Cox(dot)net

  2. Oh wow, these books look great. Loved the snippet and the covers are awesome. This is a new series and author for me. I am always looking for new stuff to check out. I love to read and hate to be without something. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

  3. I’m such a fan of Moira Rogers Bloodhound series, and recently picked up the start to Southern Arcana. But this isn’t a series I’ve come across yet, which is a shame, since Keith sounds like my kind of guy. Email is tsukishine at gmail dot com

  4. These look really interesting. I would love to read this series. I haven’t previously run across it.

  5. I haven’t stareted this series yet, it sounds really good. Thank you for the chance!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  6. This series sounds great and I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    kandj7299 at verizon dot net

  7. These look divine!!!! I just love Moira’s books and would love to be entered to win the series!

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

    Kim

  8. This reminds me that I have book 1 on my Nook from a long time ago when it was a freebie.

  9. I love with series. Can’t wait for the next book!

  10. I’ve loved Moira’s other books and can’t wait to get to read this series!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    dannigv616AThotmailDOTcom

  11. I’ve read other Moira Rogers books & series – the ladies write fantastic stories – but haven’t read any of the Red Rock series yet…
    I’m really looking forward to the release of Haunted Sanctuary!!!

    tracy_meighan13@yahoo.co.uk

  12. Never read any book by Moira Rogers, please pick me :D
    solarride.rivernik@gmail.com

  13. Love this, =) I´m a big fan of Moira Rogers,
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!
    //Linda
    fr_alrsson at hotmail dot com

  14. Love, love, love Moira Rogers!?!?!?!?!
    “PUH-leeeeeeezzzzeeee” pick me!! ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Justducky422@aol.com

  15. Got a sneek peak at “Haunted Sanctuary” for reviewing it and it’s just wooooow … And it really made me wonder about the whole Sanctuary-Series. Although I’m a great Moira Rogers fan, I haven’t read one of those. So, pleeeease :) nissagu@gmx.de

  16. I love finding new authors and books to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    lauratroxelatyahoodotcom

  17. Would love to read the series!!!!

  18. This series sounds fantastic! Going on my TBR list :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway! This series sounds fantastic! Definitely want to read :)

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. love this series and i’d love to win it.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  21. I’m glad your idea knocked you in the head. Thanks for the chance to win. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  22. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  23. Isn’t that the way? It’s just like trying to force yourself to remember something and it just pops up at the strangest times. Thanks for the giveaway!

    acm05atjuno.com

  24. I haven’t read this series yet but it sounds fabulous!

    Thanks so much for the chance!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  25. I would love to read the whole set.Thank you!
    sachaelle@hotmail.com

  26. I love this series and would love to win.thanks for the chance jennifer

  27. I’ve read just about every single one of their series, except for this one!! :D Thanks for the giveaway!

    readsalot81(@)hotmail(dot)com

  28. Nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  29. Anonymous says:

    I love it!
    Mikusmoomoomilk at AOL dot com

  30. I’ve never read her books. I’d love to read this series. The covers are great!
    Andrea_desherbininatyahoodotcom

  31. I’ve just discovered the world of the paranormal and thought I would hate but instead I am hooked! Would love to read these! Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. I’ve had these on my TBR list, thank you for the chance! Looking forward to these and Haunted Sanctuary! lfacchini(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

  33. These sound great! I’ll have to add them to my wishlist!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  34. Sounds like a great series!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  35. I’d love to read these, especially after all the comments about how great the sex is in a Moira Rogers book. :) Thanks!

    eimertens2002 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  36. Oooo…I like the sounds of Keith, a tough alpha who will kick butt and be mean but is sweet and protective of his loved ones! Sounds like an awesome series and one I MUST read!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  37. Ooooo I have a couple of Moira’s books waiting to be read on my kindle but not this series, which sounds awesome.
    Fingers crossed, if not I’ll be adding it to my wishlist anyway.
    Thanks for the excellent giveaway
    Bex
    bexherren@gmail.com

  38. All these books look interesting

    wyvernfriend at gmail dot com

  39. Sounds like a great series!

    Ruth_junk (at) yahoo (dot) com

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