Midnight Eclipse Character Reveal Tour
The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles by Arial Burnz is the saga of Broderick MacDougal following the soul of his true love through the centuries. There are six books planned for the series and this tour highlights the characters featured in the first three books and in the upcoming release Midnight Eclipse – Book 4 – which features Norse shapeshifting pirates. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER OCTOBER 8TH for VIP Club members, October 15th worldwide. CLICK HERE to see the full schedule of all the Tour Stops at Literati Author Services. Spots are still available if you'd like to host one or ALL the characters at your blog! Join the party today!!
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- Born: December 16, 1507
- Height: 6′ 0″
- Weight: 196 lbs (14 stones)
- Role: Hero of Midnight Captive, Book 2 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles
You had me at swords!
James Knightly didn't have the greatest example of a father…at least until he met Broderick MacDougal, their new business partner. Together they formed MacDougal & Knightly Shipping Company. Alistair Knightly was a drunk and hard on his son James, but his behavior was manageable until his wife, Fiona, was murdered. James's father lost himself in the bottle and eventually laudanum, trying to numb the pain of losing his wife. Unfortunately, that meant he neglected James. Broderick understood his business partner's woes, so did what he could to be there for James until Alistair recovered from his grief. Unfortunately, the years of neglect dragged on. As a result, James ended up looking more and more to Broderick through the years. Because of their friendship and father/son relationship, James grew into a fine young man…someone Broderick was proud to consider as a good candidate for Cailin's husband, and the main reason he funded James's schooling to become a fencing master. Broderick's daughter would need all the protection Broderick could provide.
Most Popular Quote from James Knightly
He swallowed hard. “If you do not close your bodice, my dear, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.”
Said to Cailin MacDougal right before she and James dueled in Midnight Captive, Book 2 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles – Click to Tweet
Facts About James Knightly NOT in the Books
James and Cailin are at odds for most of the novel and one of the main reasons is Cailin is trying to be something she is not – a doting wife who knows how to embroider and run a household, a woman of her time. Cailin is everything but that, but she thinks that's exactly what James wants. What she doesn't realize, and why she and James are always butting heads, is her very actions are hitting hot buttons for her betrothed. Though this is hinted at a few times in Midnight Captive, it is never really spelled out: James's father Alistair, as mentioned above, was a drunk and very hard on his son. He was also a gambler and a selfish man, squandering the family money on his habits. However, whenever Alistair was around other people – especially Broderick – he would pretend to be a loving and supportive father to impress other people. Such acts were strictly for his benefit. What pained James the most was when he was younger, he believed his father was being loving and supportive…and then his actions behind closed doors were the complete opposite. Confusing in his younger years to be sure, such behavior eventually brewed resentment in James. Fake people are James's pet peeve…and why Cailin's attempts at being someone she is not grates on James's nerves so badly.
Broderick MacDougal follows the familiar yearning of his soul to a fierce warrior who is as seductive as a siren at sea – and she is just as deadly. The world of the supernatural opens to Broderick as he not only finds himself in the midst of an ancient war of shapeshifters, but the devious Cordelia Lynn Harley has re-entered his life and has a few of her own surprises.
Born into a hated race of Norse wolf shifters, Celina Hunter knows all too well the dangers of trusting anyone other than her two brothers. And yet the survival of her family hinges on trusting the strangely familiar vampire, a natural enemy of her kind yet her tribe's Shaman advisers confirm he is her soul mate. Enemy or not, Celina slips into the spell of Broderick's promises of eternal love, gambling with all she holds dear.
Broderick and Celina are bound by a curse, but having come this far through the centuries, Broderick is not about to risk his chance at having his soul mate for eternity. The price, however, may be more than Celina is willing to pay as there is more at stake than just her immortal soul. Click to Tweet
Arial Burnz is giving away a TON of stuff during this tour! Please use the Giveaway Tools entry widget to be entered into the drawing. Each button will earn you more chances to win and you can keep coming back to earn more entries! All entrants will automatically become members of Arial's VIP Club, which is free to join and has many more benefits, such as exclusive contests like this one. These are the prizes for the Character Reveal Tour featuring the characters in Midnight Captive (Book 2) – winners will be chosen on Oct 12, 2014:
- Vampyre Mask -Arial will be adding ribbon ties, not shown in the picture. This mask IS wearable and surprisingly comfortable! Just in time for Halloween! This is an original design and hand-painted by Arial Burnz.
- 1 signed set of Books 1-3
- $10 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card (winner's choice)
Tour Grand Prize
Arial is also giving away a single Grand Prize of…
- A $100 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card – winner's choice
- A signed set of Books 1-4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles
Winner will be chosen on 11/21/2014. Everyone who participated in any stops on the Midnight Eclipse tours (VIP Club members or not) will be entered for the grand prize drawing. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win. Use the Giveaway Tools buttons below to earn extra chances to win by tweeting, following and liking. For Official Contest Rules, click here.
Arial Burnz – Author Bio
Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams. Having a romantic husband who's taught her the meaning of true love, she's helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero) who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.
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