Saturday, January 29, 2011

E-Book Giveaway: The Ghost Hunter ~ by Lori Brighton (a little romance for Valentine's Day)



Today we have an excerpt and giveaway for two copies in ebook format for The Ghost Hunter ~  by Lori Brighton

This is paranormal romance in the fluffiest sort of way… and look at that cover. Wow!

Here’s a bit about the book:  Ashley Hunter is intent on uncovering the truth about her father's disappearance. But Ashley realizes she's in for more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited a decrepit pub, she's also inherited ghosts and demons. Then Cristian arrives, a mysterious man who insists he only needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...

Here’s a short taste:

She watched, wide-eyed as his silver blade came toward her….

It stopped only an inch from her throat.

For one long moment she merely stared at the sword, while he stared at her, waiting to see how she’d react. She recovered well enough, Cristian was glad to see. She didn’t waste any time in jumping back.

“Damn you!” She let her sword fall from her grasp, the metal clanging to the wooden floor. Tears shimmered in her eyes, bringing forth unwanted feelings of guilt. “This isn’t some joke.”

As if to prove her point, she shoved him in the chest. He didn’t budge. He hardened his heart, refusing to be swayed by her tears.

“No, it’s not. And it’s about time ye realized that.” He lifted his sword again, his anger mounting. “Pick up yer weapon.”

“Are you insane?” she demanded. “Cristian, please, listen to reason.”

Reason? She had no clue what was out there. If he accomplished anything, he had to make her realize the danger she was in. He dropped his arms to his side and stepped closer to her, so close, her breath was hot on his face. He should have been angry, instead he wanted to pull her to his chest and protect her. He wanted to shake her and make her listen to reason.

“I’m being reasonable. Ye have no idea what’s out there, what ye must guard yerself from.”

She pressed her hands to his chest, a pathetic barrier. At the contact, heat seeped into his body, tingling his skin and making him think of nothing more than touching her completely, having her fully.

“What happened to you?” she asked softly, her voice full of emotion, full of empathy and he wanted no part in it.

He dropped his sword to the ground with a clang. Before she could escape, he pushed her up against the wall with his body. “Ye happened to me.”

His mouth crushed to hers in a stunning kiss. Ashley didn’t react, merely stood there while his lips pressed to hers and his body held her against the wall. His mouth was hard, demanding she respond. Sleepless nights, dreams of passion and last night’s taste of what could be all taunted him. With a groan, he slipped his tongue between her lips. He knew he should stop, should pull back, but then her hands crept up his bare chest and an unidentifiable emotion bloomed deep within him, an animalistic need to have her.


Bio: Lori has a degree in Anthropology and worked as a museum curator. Deciding the people in her imagination were slightly more exciting than the dead things in a museum basement,  she set out to become an author. Her first book, a historical romance, was published by Kensington in November of 2009 it is called Wild Heart, the second in the series Wild Desire will be published in March or 2011. Both are from your classic romance collections. The Ghost Hunter is her self published work. For more information please see her website:  and her blog: 

Amazon Kindle purchasing links ~ The Ghost Hunger US|UK| – and Smashwords.

Lori’s other books ~ historical romance:


Wild Heart ~ US|UK|Canada          Wild Desire (pre-order)  ~ US|UK|Canada

Not our usual choice for books but its sure fun for Valentines day!

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