Dark Angel’s Ward Giveaway, by Nia Shay

Today I’m featuring Dark Angel’s Ward, by Nia Shay. Nia is offering an e-copy of the book to one lucky commenter. Please leave your contact information so we can send the winner their prize!

Two years ago, Jandra Maxwell walked away from the secret Fairlight Society and started a new life in a quiet Texas town. When her former Ward, the dark angel Zeph, seeks her out and begs for her help, Jandra faces an impossible choice. She knows he can only offer her heartache, but she can’t turn her back on the only man she’s ever loved.

Zeph teeters on the brink of madness, pummeled by emotions his angelic blood once rendered him incapable of feeling. Driven to protect Jandra from a threat he can only glimpse in nightmares, he refuses to leave her side. As they explore the mystery of his recurring dreams, they discover the Fairlight Society has been keeping a terrible secret – one they’ll kill to protect.
Fighting for her life isn’t so easy when Jandra’s also fighting her heart. Her inexorable attraction to Zeph may save them…or may damn them both.

EXCERPT:
“Sound and fury,” I murmured aloud.

“Pardon?”

I didn’t repeat it; he probably wouldn’t have understood even if I had. Ever since I’d read that phrase in Macbeth I’d always associated it with this feeling. It was one thing to be selectively psychic – at least the only thoughts I usually heard were Zeph’s. But when he and I were truly joined, not just in body or in mind but in the very essence of our beings, I got a taste of what it was really like to be half angel. And I hated it. I couldn’t fathom how to cope with hearing the thoughts and prayers of half the damn city. Except maybe by dissociating large portions of my personality, like he had. Zeph’s mind could be a scary place.

“Jandra? Are you sure you’re all right?”

I dragged my attention back to the matter at hand. “I told you, yes.”
That seemed to satisfy him. At least he didn’t argue with me anymore. His fingertips brushed the side of my face.

“Thank you.”

“Whatever.” I raised bleary eyes just in time to see his mouth descending on mine.

Our lips met before I could stop him, and once I felt his warmth I couldn’t quite bring myself to complain. I ended up moaning into his mouth instead of pulling away. Encouraged, he brushed his tongue across my lower lip, his hands stroking upward over my belly.

My body remembered this – his embrace, his touch. As I arched my back in unbidden reaction, he cupped my breasts, his long fingers splayed and caressing. I gasped, feeling his surge of fierce enjoyment as the pleasure he wrought in my body echoed through his own.

Which was just the reminder I needed. I wrenched away from him, hissing, “You are not allowed to touch me that way!”

“I can’t help it.” Zeph’s eyes were violet fire. “When you feel me and I feel you … how am I to resist?”

“Here’s a suggestion: how about going away and leaving me alone for the rest of my life? Wasn’t that the plan?”

He sighed, his gaze going distant. “I released you because you begged it of me, Jandra. Not because I desired it. Your pain was crushing us, and you couldn’t seem to heal while you were with me. But now you have healed. You are whole again, and strong.”

“So you’ve come to break me all over again?” I accused.

“I’ve no intention of hurting you.” He reached for me, but I evaded him. Instead, he pinned me with his gaze as he spoke his greatest lie. “I love you, Jandra.”

“No you don’t!” I shrieked, balling up a fist and darting forward to punch him in the chest. “You do not love anyone or anything. You are not capable of it!”

“Perhaps that’s true,” he said calmly, enfolding my fist in one large hand. “Or perhaps your love has changed me.”

The tears came as hot and fast as the resonance of his soul had, and they burned just as deeply. “I never loved you.”

He said nothing, merely released me and retreated to the doorway while I wept. As my sobs faded into racking gasps, he cast me a long look and muttered, “Yet I am the one reviled as a thief of souls.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Nia Shay is a reclusive weirdo who lives in a tiny concrete box in the middle of the Arizona desert. (No, seriously.) In between dealing with mild OCD and an epic caffeine addiction, she finds time to mold the voices in her head into cohesive sarcastic remarks, and sometimes even a story or two. She has been penning such tales, almost all of them with a decidedly paranormal flavor, since the second grade. Now that paranormal fiction is the “in thing,” Nia has decided to overcome her extreme distaste for trends and jump on the ol’ bandwagon. Join her on her harrowing journey through the twisted corridors of her own mind—that is…if you dare.

 Email – nia@cheznia.com

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10 Responses to Dark Angel’s Ward Giveaway, by Nia Shay

  1. Nia Shay says:

    Thanks so much for featuring me, Sandra! My apologies to everyone, there was supposed to be a guest post included with this, but I have a family member in the hospital and haven’t been home much the past two days. Good luck in the drawing, everyone!

    • sjclarke says:

      Oh no, I hope everything is okay, Nia! Don’t worry about a thing. It’s all under control. And I hope you’re able to come by another day and do that guest post when things settle down. Take care.

      • Nia Shay says:

        Count on it. And no, things aren’t looking great, so if anyone who’s the praying type will pass along a good word for my hubby’s aunt, I’d appreciate it.

  2. sarannadewylde says:

    This is an excellent book! Nia is a wonderful storyteller.

    Eep! I hope everything is okay.

  3. billiwagner says:

    I’ve read Dark Angel’s Ward. It’s an excellent book and I can’t wait for the next one to come out! Go team Brax!

  4. Tracey says:

    Hi, Nia.

    You are a new author for me but not for long. I enjoyed the excerpt and will add Dark Angel’s Ward to my wish list.

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  5. PaParanormalFan says:

    Hello Nia & SJ,
    I first want to send My Thouhgts & Prayers are with your Hubby’s Aunt in a speedy recovery & Wishing You and Your Family Emotional Support during this time.

    Thank you for SJ for featuring “Dark Angel’s Ward” by Nia Shay on your Blog & a Thank you to Nia for providing such a Great Blurb & a Very Nice Teaser of an Excerpt 😉 which left me wanting MORE!!! & also your Author Bio so we can get to know you better since you are a new Author to me.

    I would very much appreciate if I could be entered in your offering of an e-copy of your book, “Dark Angel’s Ward”. Thank You.

    Take Care & Wishing You & Yours the Best of Health,,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com

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