Blog Tour w/Giveaway: Touched by the Wolf by R. Murray


Title: Touched by the Wolf

Series: Dark Blood, Book 1

Author: R. Murray

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Haley Allison/Spellbound Covers

Release Date: June 30, 2017

Romance Genre(s): Paranormal

pages: 158

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About the Book



How far would you go for immortality?

It has been a century since the wolves of the Silent Walkers waged war against the vampires of the Lamia for the Dark Blood of Immortality they possess.

As the battle lines are drawn once again, it will be up to the White Witch Emilie to use all in her power to bewitch the youngest of the wolves, Maccon.

To gain his trust.

To seduce him.

To bend him to her will.

To stop the impending war.

Touched by the Wolf is the debut novel from R. Murray and the first in the Dark Blood series.

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“Melaina, I have told you I do not know where my daughter is, I do not even know her name,” Emilie replied, looking up as Melaina entered the room, the look in her sister's eyes scared her.

“And I do not believe you,” Melaina replied as Emilie found herself once more bound to the chair. This time the ropes were visible and Emilie could feel a heat pulsing through them. Fighting against the hold, a searing pain pulsed through her burning her skin; she could not help but whimper.

“Melaina, please,” she begged, “I must tell you something. I found out why the wolves are here. They are planning a revolt. The wolf Maccon, he is the one they have chosen to take the first blood of the Lamia. They will get it this time, Melaina! we must stop them!” Emilie cried desperately, hoping to distract her sister from her current vendetta.

The laugh that escaped her sister's lips shocked Emilie. “Please, Emilie, you think that it matters now. The Lamia cannot change a wolf, even if they wanted to, they would not allow the vermin to have the Gift. All that matters right now is that you tell me where your daughter is,” Melaina snarled, flicking her wrist only slightly but enough that a wire weaved its way through the rope keeping Emilie in place and slicing open her flesh.

Emilie screamed, there was a poison in the jagged edges of the wire and Emilie felt it burn into her blood. “Melaina, please, I swear to you sister, I am not lying! I do not know where my daughter is, no one does. Please, just look into my mind you will see I speak the truth. You do not have to do this. Let me stop the wolves, let me stop them from taking what is ours,” She begged.

She felt Melaina close her wrist, knitting the broken flesh back together and stopping the torture; but the damage had been done, Emilie could feel herself weaken, feel the poison work its way through her.

“It will not kill you, but it will weaken you for a good few days, long enough for me to decide what I am going to do with you,” Melaina smirked darkly, “Well I lie, I mean what Thanatos will do to you. It is not me you are angering, Emilie, it is him. By keeping this from him you are playing with fire and you know that.”

Emilie felt the ropes and wire vanish but she did not have the energy to move, nor any power to retaliate. There was no point now. Melaina had made her mark on her and had delivered her threat.

“I will come back for you in a few days, but you had best figure out where the child is by then. Otherwise you will suffer a far greater fate at the hands of Thanatos,” Melaina sneered in repugnance.

About R. Murray

Author Bio

Rebecca is a London girl currently living in New Zealand. During the week, she can be found wrangling dogs and cuddling puppies as Dog Day Care Supervisor at a day care centre in Auckland. At the weekend, she transports herself to a world of vampires, witches and werewolves as well as dabbling in some poetry.

Touched by the Wolf is the first novella in the Dark Blood series, and the debut release from R. Murray, though her mind is a web of many more paranormal adventures. When not writing or playing with dogs, she can be found at the beautiful New Zealand beaches soaking up the sun, socializing with friends, or with her head in a good book.

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R. Murray is giving away an e-copy of Touched by the Wolf plus swag to two lucky winners. For your chance to win, simply enter the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway closes at midnight EST on July 14, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide.

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July 3:

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Author Interview with Liz's Reading Life

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July 6:

Exclusive Excerpt at Tome Tender

July 7:

Guest Post at Drops of Ink
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July 8:

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