Saturday, December 15, 2012

Spotlight Feature: The Fabulous Heather Hildenbrand

Two Reviews, As Well As A Giveaway of Book 3, Blood Bond!! In order to win, please leave a comment here on the blog!  A winner will randomly be chosen from those that leave a comment, thanking Heather for the giveaway!



Blurb for Dirty Blood:
I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. That’s about the time I went into shock… And that was the moment he showed up. And even now there are two thoughts that are so clear, they feel branded into my mind: One, Werewolves do exist, and two, I was born to kill them.

Review:
The first time that I read Dirty Blood was well over a year ago.  It was one of the first e-books that I ever bought, and one of the reasons why I fell in love with the Indie world.  I just can’t believe that it has taken me this long to write a review for it.  But at least I was able to revisit a book that had a large influence on me and pulled me into a world that has literally changed my life.
Dirty Blood is one of those books that literally takes you on a ride.  From the moment that the reader meets Tara we know there is something strong within her; something different from a lot of female leads that we run across in other books.  She’s tough, yet vulnerable, which is a fine line to walk when creating a lead character.  Her world is shattered, thrown for a massive curve, and yet she pulls out and survives.  She’s a protagonist that we can all be proud of.
When she meets Wes, the intriguingly sexy werewolf she isn’t sure whether or not she can trust him, but she knows that she wants to be around him.  She’s drawn to him and his world of Hunters and Werewolves, as well as the bitter rivalry that is costing so many their lives.  Wes was my first book boyfriend.  Yes, I said it.  There is something so exciting about him.  You will fall in love with him as well.
If you haven’t read Dirty Blood yet, you’re seriously missing out.  I can honestly say that this book holds a special place in my heart and I am so happy that I was able to revisit a series that made my heart beat uncontrollably in my chest. 
Purchase: FREE on Amazon 




Blurb for Cold Blood:
Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process.
At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?

Review:
Cold Blood ranks right up there on my list with the first in the series, Dirty Blood.  Another book that I absolutely loved.  Once again, I had to read it again for a refresher, considering it has been over a year since I read it the first time.
This time Tara has finally left home in order to embrace her Hunter heritage.  Well, that and she laid the smack down on her nemesis at school, but that’s neither here nor there.  She has been relocated to a private school especially for training Hunters.  She is where she needs to be in order to fully train and to stay safe from the psycho Miles.  Only one problem: Wes can’t come with her. 
This is the ultimate test for Tara, especially considering how absolutely yummy Alex, her trainer, is.  This is an action packed book that doesn’t let go.  I was literally sucked in, both times that I read it.  Will Tara and The Cause be able to defeat Miles and make it safe for Tara to return home? Will they figure out who the traitor is among them?  And WHO will Tara choose?!? Wes or Alex?!? Yea, I went there.
This is yet another great book by an author who knows how to keep you up all night, turning pages, wondering where she’s going to take you next.  Now, I’m off to read book three, Blood Bond.  If you don’t hear from me for a while, you’ll know why.
Purchase: Amazon 


Author Bio:
Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.
Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player.
You can find out more about her and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com






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Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit www.accendopress.com