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Monday, January 22, 2018

Handbag and Book: #author Karilyn Bentley sharing a #christmasgift #romance #readromance



This cute little brown Donald J Pliner purse was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law several years ago. I love it because it's small and is perfect for evenings out. It holds credit cards, lipstick, and my phone. Cute and functional! Just my style! 
A demon attack… 
 
Reeling from a personal tragedy and abandoned by all she loves, the world's newest demon huntress, Gin Crawford, sinks into a deep despair. She’s forced back to reality by news of a large number of people committing suicide, all on the same night. Suspecting demon involvement, Gin must work with her sexy but estranged mentor Aidan Smythe to track who, or what, is behind the deaths. 
Leads to a new discovery… 
As they come closer to finding the culprit, they realize their employer, the Agency, is hiding its own secret, one which threatens Gin's very existence. New discoveries reveal that even those dedicated to eradicating evil can be bought. Can Gin and Smythe forgive each other and work together or will they fall under the demon's thrall? 
 
    A vision of an auburn-haired man dressed in dark trousers and a gray button-down, appears in my head. He sits on my closed toilet lid, watching me sleep in the full tub, watching as my head slides closer to the waterline. 
     It must be a dream. How else can I be asleep and still see the bathroom, my sleeping self and the man? A dream. Only a dream. His voice is nothing more than my imaginings. 
     And yet I feel the need to answer. To deny his words. 
     I’m not listening to you. I make an effort to rebuke the voice, refusing to take what it offers, refusing to admit its enticing pull. 
     Oh, but you are. He leans forward, resting his elbows on his knees, his gaze firmly affixed to my face. You contemplate my words. You seek the rest only I can give. 
     Yeah, right. Not buying it, buster. Although I’m starting to want what he offers. I’ll never admit it to Mystery Man. What can a figment of my imagination really do? 
     I am not a figment. He smiles, his lips pulling away from straight, white teeth. 
     Despite the warm water, a chill runs down my spine. He holds out his hand. 
     Come. Take my hand. Rest. Leave your problems behind. 
 
Find Devil Take Me at: Amazon
 
Find Karilyn Bentley at: Website

16 comments:

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you for letting me blog with you today, Vicki!! Happy Monday!

Pamela Stone said...

Hi Karilyn. Super interesting excerpt. Miss seeing your smiling face.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you Pam! I miss seeing you too. Hope all is well!

Sandra Tilley said...

Your excerpt got my blood pumping! Great way to start a Monday.
And I love your cute purse. :)
Wishing you all the best with your new book.

Melissa Keir said...

Sounds like an exciting read. I love the bag. Black is my color!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you Sandra!! I've gotta say, I love that purse too. :) Glad you enjoyed the blurb and excerpt!! :)

Thank you Melissa!! I like black purses too, they go with almost everything. I also like brown ones for the same reason. :) Happy Monday!

C.B. Clark said...

Great excerpt. Congratulations on your new release.

Angela Adams said...

I really like that purse, Karilyn. Best wishes with your new release!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you CB! :)

Thank you Angela!! :)

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Cute purse! Congrats on your new release :)

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Liese has left a new comment on your post "Handbag and Book: #author Karilyn Bentley sharing ...":

Cute purse! Looking forward to reading “Devil Take Me!”

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...
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Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

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Oh, love the purse, Karilyn! Wishing you all the best with your new release!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Thank you All! I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt and thought my purse cute. I think it's cute too! :) Happy Reading!

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