Friday, October 26, 2012

"Determinant" by A.M. Hargrove {Promotional Giveaway - Ends 11/3}

About the Book:

January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

About the Author, A.M. Hargrove:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

 Boss:  Hello
 A.M.:  Boss, is that you?
 Boss:  Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?
 A.M.:  Er... right.  Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.
 Boss:  Why ever would I want to do that?
 A.M.:  Because I quit!
 A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.
 A.M.:  Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
 Hubs:  Sure... Having some car trouble?
 A.M.:  Not at all.  I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.
 Hubs:  WHAT?!
 A.M.:  It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks.  Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love.  Survival and Resurrection are her first and second full length novels in the series and Beginnings is the prequel novella.  Her third installment, Determinant, will be released on June 30, 2012.  (It didn’t happen exactly like that, but you get the idea!)

Note from the author:

"I’m often asked what my playlist consists of and whether I listen to music while I write.  Since I’m easily distracted, I can only listen to music while I write on the rarest occasions, unless I want my books to end up including the lyrics of the songs I am listening to at the time! I always listen to music though for inspiration.  My stories can sometimes take a completely different angle than how I’d originally imagined them after listening to music.  

My playlist is varied and includes everything from hard rock to rap to classical to opera to alt rock.  I love all genres of music with very few exceptions and the louder the better.

For Determinant my playlist included the following songs:

Adele -- Someone Like You
Amy Winehouse-- Valerie
Adele-- Set Fire to the Rain
Metallica-- Nothing Else Matters
Metallica-- Unforgiven (all tracks)
Adele-- One and Only
Linkin Park-- In the End
Linkin Park-- From the Inside
Linkin Park-- Numb
The Script-- You Won’t Feel a Thing
Cold-- Feel it in Your Heart
Cold-- Happens All the Time
Coldplay -- Clocks
Collective Soul-- Run
Led Zeppelin-- Over the Hills and Far Away
Led Zeppelin-- Stairway to Heaven
Nelly-- Just a Dream
Muse-- Uprising
Muse-- Survival
Green Day-- Oh Love
Nickleback-- If Today Was Your Last Day
Nickleback-- Photograph
Vital-- Unstable
Vital--Modern Age
Foo Fighters-- Walk
Foo Fighters-- My Hero
Rachmaninoff-- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
J.S. Bach-- Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Piano Transcription)
Talking Heads-- Burning Down the House
Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major-- London Symphony
Nessun Dorma-- Luciano Pavorotti"

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1st prize:$15 GC Amazon plus Determinant and Resurrection
2nd prize:Determinant and Resurrection
3rd prize: Determinant
Open internationally - Ends Nov. 3

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  1. Hi Susan, thanks so much for featuring Determinant on your amazing blog and for being a part of the tour! It was fun stopping by and sharing my playlist with you :-) Annie xx

  2. Hi Anne, thanks so much for doing this giveaway. I've not had the chance to read your books yet but they sound great and I can not wait to read them. :)


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