Monday, June 10, 2013



DAHLIA Excerpt, Trailer, & Giveaway
By: Christina Channelle


 We have a great giveaway today! Christina Channellethe author of Blood Crave Series is giving away a SIGNED Copy of DAHLIA, Book 1 in the Blood Crave Series. She is also having a FREE DAY on AMAZON for her Novella Fallen Tears, Today June 10th ONLY to celebrate this giveaway! That's not all....She's ALSO having Book 2 in the Blood Crave Series Rowan On Sale For $ .99 for A LIMITED TIME! Grab it While it's HOT!!!!

Dahlia (Blood Crave, #1) 


Title: Dahlia 

Series: Blood Crave #1 
Author: Christina Channelle 
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
Published: February 27th 2013


 



 What would you do if your dreams were more than just dreams?

When you knew in the depths of your soul that you were
 unlike the rest?

For seventeen-year-old Dahlia Winters, this is her truth. Her coping mechanism is to simply forget and deny the strangeness that is her life. Orphaned, her past remains a mystery. Now residing with a foster family, she finally feels normal--or attempts to. Yet, dreams continue to torment her. Not only consumed by visions of miraculously healing wounds, but of a lust for something she should never naturally crave.

Then a green-eyed stranger enters her life echoing her inner thoughts and voicing warnings about others wanting to harm her. He knows things about her that no one should possibly know, and he awakens her in ways she never expected.

This leads Dahlia to discover who she really is, for she is more than just human. With this newfound knowledge, and the elements suddenly fighting against her, she finds it hard to trust anyone. And as she finally awakens and comes to grips with the power she possesses, she fights to stay alive.

Before the world, as she knows it, ceases to exist.

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                EXCERPT              

I was five when I knew something was different about me.

My first memory.

I had no recollection of who my parents were or what they even looked like. All I knew was that I was alone at the orphanage, disconnected from the outside world. I picture it even now, almost like an oil painting: the thick bristles of the paintbrush created the bright blue sky as it connected to the shockingly white snow. The snow blanketed everything around me, as if protecting me, the green forest displayed at every angle.

The orphanage was out of place in such a nature-infused environment. A large, two-story building, its windows seemed to cover almost every surface. I remembered the brightness of the sun as it hit my sleepy face through one of those many windows. It would instantly warm my body, greeting me to yet another day.
Vines covered old gray bricks as they coursed over the external surface of the orphanage. I had nightmares about those same vines making their way into my room as I slept. They’d appear ominously as their shadows pounded against the walls, taunting me as a storm brewed on outside. Venturing toward my bed, the vines would slither across my body, trapping me in place. One would wrap around my neck, squeezing tightly, as I struggled for air. Rendered frozen, the feeling of fear would take hold, bubbling up deep inside my chest. And as I felt the burning pain in my throat, a thought would flash through my mind of this moment being my last. It never was, though, as I would instantly wake up.

I always did have a wild imagination.

To chase away the terror, I would stand before my windowpane the morning after. Sighing in relief, my eyes would be drawn to the vast forest off in the distance. It surrounded the orphanage, like a gatekeeper, the leaves of the trees bristling in irritation. The wind blew right through those tall structures, whistling, as my ears picked up the all too familiar sound.

I somehow found myself standing directly in front of that very forest. My memory was hazy on exactly how I got there but I recalled waking up, after one of my many dreams, to the feeling of immense hunger as my body stirred in discomfort.

Then suddenly I was at the foot of the forest.

I would not describe the sensation as simple hunger. I would almost describe it as a feeling of starvation, like there was some essential component my body was missing. Whatever it was, this need was so powerful I was weak in the knees with the pain; my belly contracted and released, contracted and released, continually. Food provided temporary relief for me, but there was always this presence in the corner of my mind as my brain searched for the one thing my body craved.

I ignored that nagging voice in my head, the one whispering for the one thing I needed. It was something unfathomable yet inherent. I paid it no attention and just openly stared at the forest beckoning me. Taking shallow breaths, the cool air blew in and out between my cold, chapped lips.

It was at that exact moment I realized the forest isolated me from everything and everyone outside of its confines—almost like a hungry bird circling its prey. Even young, my instincts picked up on that, immediately telling me something.

Eyes were watching me.


–Excerpt from Dahlia (Blood Crave Series) Copyright © 2012 by Christina Channelle

 

 ABOUT CHRISTINA CHANNELLE

I’m a twenty-something Canadian who has always had a passion for writing. I enjoy reading, along with music, movies, reality television … let’s just say I like to be entertained!

I've written the Blood Crave Series which includes DAHLIA, FALLEN TEARS, and most recently published, ROWAN.

If you ever want to read my ramblings on various things both book and non-book related, check out my sites.
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                   GIVEAWAY                  
  


DAHLIA, Blood Crave Series #1

Prize: ONE Winner will received a SIGNED Copy of Dahlia By: Christina Channelle

Contest runs: June 10th to 20th, 2013 11:59pm (10 Days)

Open to:
United States, Canada, and Britain

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 Check Out The Second Book In The Series ROWAN. Now On Sale For $.99 For A Limited Time On Amazon.
ROWAN, Blood Crave Series #2






5 comments:

  1. Love the excerpt. The cover is gorgeous.

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  3. Thank you for the giveaway! This book looks exciting!

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  4. I got this book as an ebook and am dying for a physical copy. Thank you for the giveaway and opportunity to win a SIGNED copy. :D

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