Friday, August 8, 2014

Releasing This Week: Catacombs (The Immortal Archives #3) by Devon Ashley

Hosted by: Devon Ashley

For the past couple of years, I've been saying that I was going to get around to reading the Immortal Archives by Devon Ashley, I just haven't had much of a chance to really. THIS...makes me want to pick up the first book in the series, Ordained which you can find available for free on AmazonB&N, and other places if you're interested in reading it. I kind of love a really dark and gritty urban fantasy, so I'm pretty sure that I'll love this series. 

Devon is releasing the third book in her Immortal Series this week, Catacombs, and to celebrate she's sharing various teasers and hosting an awesome giveaway that you won't want to miss out on. But, don't just take my word for it, check out the teaser below...

That mysteriously ominous tag-line makes my skin crawl in the most delicious amazing way! lol. Now I really, REALLY, really want to pick up the first book, so that I can get my hands on this one. I'm even more excited that there are more New Adult books and series being written that aren't just focused on contemporary romance or steam erotic novels for the sake of baseless passion being written. To me, there is so much more to New Adult novels than what there appears to be, so I definitely urge you to take a chance on them or you might miss out on some great books and series. 

Want to see more of the synopsis... ?

Catacombs (Immortal Book #3)
Devon Ashley
Catacombs (Book #3)
Immortal Series
Devon Ashley
Published: August 14, 2014
Age Demographic: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Pages: 365

No one will hear her scream.

More than five years have passed since Emily was accidentally infected with the blood of a pure vampire. Now a member of this elite secret organization, it’s time for her to run her trials and determine her place within the hierarchy. After an awkward evening with her leader Gaius, she wants nothing more than to get back to teaching at the Warrior school for demon hunters. But before she even has the chance to leave, she, Noel and Abby are all summoned to deal with the organization’s dirty little secret. Something deadly has been trapped within the catacombs beneath their headquarters for centuries, waiting for the day to wreak vengeance. That day has finally come – and the horror of what lies beneath may destroy them all.

An Excerpt from Catacombs
by Devon Ashley

Banging again, the door was swiftly yanked open between her third and fourth pound.

Disheveled would have been a kind assessment to the nightmare standing before her. The blackout curtains were still closed, but even in the dimness, Abby could tell Emily looked like she’d gone one-on-one with a weed whacker and lost. Pushing her way into the room, she teased, “Well, that explains why you’re not out there fighting for the attention of a certain bachelor.” Damn, this room is nice.

Emily closed the door and roughly rubbed her hands all over her face. “I may be looking for a partner in life but I’m not desperate for one.”

“And dating Gaius would be considered an act of desperation?”

“Competing for him would be.” Emily dug through her bag, flinging out fresh clothes with so much force they whipped the air. Why she hadn’t put them in the drawers yet, Abby didn’t know. “I mean, why are all these women throwing themselves at him anyway?”

“Well, I’ve only spent so much time with him, but from what I’ve seen he’s nice, smart, powerful, he rules an organization and he allows all kinds of immortals to use his pad as a haven to escape the craziness of the world. Exactly which of those traits were supposed to turn those women off?”

“Whatever. They can throw themselves at him all they want. I’m not gonna play this game.”

Abby couldn’t help but smile, but thankfully Emily was too preoccupied with her bag to notice. “But you already are. You just have a different strategy. Kudos to you for playing hard to get. Being easy certainly hasn’t worked.”

Snapping to attention, Emily actually pointed at her on the way to the bathroom. “I’m not playing hard to get.”

“Uh-huh. Okay.”

“I’m not!” Emily yelled defiantly as she crossed the threshold. Abby yanked the curtains open to fill the room with much needed light, then nosily browsed the room that felt twice the size of hers and Noel’s. Quite honestly, Abby was surprised the room just had a sitting area instead of an actual living room since it was in the secured wing. She must’ve been given one of the smaller rooms on the floor, but still, it beat hers by far. Gaius had been very generous.

On the table beside her reading chair was a framed photo Abby couldn’t resist picking up. It was of Emily, Darby and Mira, all dressed up for the festival back in Wellas, the little town down the mountain from where the Order’s school was. They were an Athenian goddess, a Swiss bar maid and a glittering fairy – their cheeks cherry red from the cold. She smiled, remembering that night all too well. This was the before shot. Before they got drunk. Before they were jumped on and slashed at by a baby grinloch.

Before it all went to shit.

Before both of Emily’s best friends died.

Two more hunters gone from this Earth. Even with Eraticus gone, they were still dying too quickly.

Her smile now saddened, she placed the picture back.

“So why are you so bent out of shape?” she asked. “Why do you care what these women do?”

“I’m not and I don’t!” Her voice was echoing inside the bathroom, and Abby wondered if Emily had neighbors who could hear her right now. “I just think he can do better, is all.”

“So does he apparently. Otherwise he would’ve picked one by now.” Flicking on the light and opening the closet door, Abby’s jaw dropped before crying out, “Whoa! Holy mother of walk-in closets!”

“What?” she asked, joining Abby in the oversized closet.

“What?” Abby mocked. Fingering through the rack with admiration to the new wardrobe, Abby stated, “You did not bring that much luggage with you. So either you’ve learned a spell to rip off a couture shop or this wardrobe was awaiting your arrival.”

“Yeah, so? Doesn’t your closet look the same?”

Abby felt her muscles take on that are you nuts? face – the one she usually reserved for Noel – and her head slowly rotated sideways. It took a second, but Emily’s expression finally took on a knowing look. “Oh. Oh! Oh, crap.”

“Yeah. Oh, crap,” Abby parroted. Crossing her arms, she curiously asked, “What exactly has happened between the two of you so far, ‘cause he sure as hell hasn’t been this generous with me.”

Uncomfortable with the question, she fidgeted, stammering, “I… Well…”

Oh holy whoa! What an excerpt, lots of fun and lots of tension there...
More on the rest of the series!

Ordained (Immortal Archives #1)
Devon Ashley
Ordained (Book #1)
Immortal Archives 
Devon Ashley
Published: March 30, 2011
Publisher: Self
Age Demographic: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Pages: 335
Buy Links: Amazon & B&N

Normally, the school creates the hunters - not the monsters.

Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn’t the best choice for the Order’s experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter. It creates an evil within - an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left.

Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it. Unbeknownst to the Order, Abby’s their precious ordained one and their only chance for survival. As much as she would love to leave them hanging, she’s not willing to risk the life of Emily, a fellow friend and hunter also fed up with the organization. 

But for Abby, locking herself away in a fortress with angry descendents of those she killed causes suspicions and tensions to run high. Abby must learn the demon’s weaknesses for battle before the Order learns hers.
Metamorphosis (Immortal Archives #2)
Devon Ashley

Metamorphosis (Book #2)
Immortal Archives
Devon Ashley
Published: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Self
Age Demographic: New Adult Urban Fantasy
Pages: 325
Buy Links: Amazon & B&N

Change is not always a good thing...

Some survived the battle – but not without a price. As one heart starts up again, another dies down. The pure vampires learn their immortality isn't as strong as they'd thought – the status of their hearts determines their vulnerability. And when the truth gets out, a betrayal by one of their own will cost more lives.

And, now for the Giveaway...

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Devon Ashley

About the Author

Devon Ashley is a mom, a wife, a lover and a fighter, a coffee addict, a total smartass, wicked knitster, a Microbiologist, a baker of fine yummy treats, and someone who will fight you to the death for that last Twinkie bag of M&Ms during the zombie-apocalypse. Seriously, her addiction is that important to her. Oh, and she says seriously way too much. Seriously…

Ordained was awarded 2011 Reader Views First Place for Best Fantasy.

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