Blog Tour! Through the Fire by Michelle Irwin and Giveaway!

Bottom Drawer Publications is excited to be taking Through the Fire, a new adult, paranormal romance by Michelle Irwin, on tour.

Book Details: Novel
Genre: NA, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2014


Evie Meyers’ life is one spent on the run. Every minute of every day, her life is in danger if anyone should suspect the truth about her ancestry. Her father was willing to risk everything to keep the truth hidden, even from her, but the lies he fabricated were exposed when her high school crush, Clay Jacobs, inadvertently stumbled upon her secret. His discovery puts Evie at risk from a secret organization tasked with washing the world clean of nonhumans—and Clay is one of its deadliest soldiers. Forced into a war she doesn’t understand, all because of what she is, Evie is left with no choice but to flee with her father to escape persecution.

When Clay reappears in her life, battle scarred and mysterious, Evie is unprepared and terrified as he forces his way back into her heart. When the battle catches up with her, and a tragic accident tears apart the peace she discovered, she finds herself alone and without the protection of her father, or her lover. Now, she needs to keep her secrets hidden and learn to survive on her own in a world that wants her dead, all while searching for the missing piece of her heart.

Exclusive Excerpt:

The moment Dad pulled up onto the drive, I stormed downstairs, determined to not let one more day filled with lies pass by.
When I saw him standing in the kitchen with arms full of groceries, I saw red.
“What am I?” I asked angrily, leaving him no room to doubt my certainty that I was something else.
When the bags he’d been carrying smashed to the ground, I knew he’d heard the question and understood the implications behind it. Ignoring the mess on the floor, he turned to face me. His eyes met mine for a moment, but he didn’t say anything.
I took a step closer. “What am I?”
His face was completely drained of blood as he stared at me in surprise. His mouth opened and closed silently a few times before he bowed his head.
“You’re my daughter,” he whispered finally, as if that was even close to the answer I’d been looking for.
“But what am I?”
“It’s hard to explain, Evie.” His voice was almost silent, and I wanted to shake him and demand he tell me more. Now.
“I wanted to tell you.”
I shook my head vigorously to stop his excuses. “You’ve been lying to me!” I felt my anger bubbling away, boiling the blood just beneath the surface of my skin. The sensation in my fingertips from earlier returned in force, bringing with it a burn that raced across the skin of my hands and up along my arms. “All of my life, you’ve lied to me!”
“No,” he said with conviction. “I’ve never ever lied to you. I just . . . haven’t told you everything, but how could I? It was too dangerous for you to know the truth.”
“Which is?” I wanted to make it clear that I was not going to back down. I would no longer accept half-truths and diversions. It was time that I knew exactly why we’d been running all of my life—and what we were running from.
“It’s still too dang—”
I cut him off with a glare. “I deserve to know.”
“It’s a long story. I’m not sure I even know where to begin.”
“No, Dad, don’t do this.” My tone left no room for argument. “Don’t hide it from me anymore. I need some real answers!” I slapped my hand against the kitchen bench twice to emphasis my point. The laminate boiled and blistered beneath my fingers. Tendrils of smoke curled around the blackened outline of my handprint. “What the hell?” I squeaked as I stared at the bench in shock and nursed my hands carefully as a lingering burn pricked them like pins and needles.

Buy Links:

The e-book is available for sale for the special tour price of $4.99 via the BDP Digital Shop and other online booksellers.

Release & Blog Tour Giveaway:

Paperback copy of Through the Fire

$10 BDP voucher

3 x Through the Fire e-books

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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About the Author:

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting Michelle on your blog today :-)