Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christine Rains - 1301 The Marquis


Today I'm here with the awesome Christine Rains as part of her blog tour for 1301 The Marquis! Anyone who has read Christine's previous works will know what a talented lady she is, so be excited, because this series is going to be amazing!










Christine's guest post:

1301 – MARC AND MAE

Life after Hell isn't exactly what Marc thought it would be. He's fixing busted pipes in an apartment building and making a nice groove in his recliner with the amount of television he watches. There's a few gray hairs on his head and his pants are a little snug around the waist. That could be from how much time he spends in a certain little coffee shop. Great coffee, delicious pie, and the most beautiful dame on the planet.

Mae Hopkins has a few gray hairs herself, but Marc can still make her blush when he compliments her. She's a woman who has been around and seen a lot, and she wants to make a cozy safe haven for other women in a city that's crumbling at its moral roots.

Marc and Mae aren't young folks just starting out in life. The feelings they have for one another have been building over several months. Their slow burning romance is forced to a boil when Mae's life is put on the line. Marc can no longer silently admire her over the rim of his cup. He must fight for her and likely lose his life in the process.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing about Marc and Mae. Their love isn't the fast and furious passion seen in a lot of paranormal romances. Theirs is deep and soulful. The base of their relationship is strong having been built on friendship and mutual respect. When Marc's world turns to chaos, Mae is the beacon in the storm. It's her strength and ability to see good even in the roughest of people that gives him the courage to stand against evil.

Marc kept coming back to the cafe for the coffee, but he stayed for Mae.

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Title: 1301 The Marquis
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: December 13th, 2012

Blurb:
Life after Hell isn't more exciting than watching football and fixing a busted pipe. Once a powerful demon, Marc enjoys his quiet existence and a good cup of coffee. With big ambitions to gain his master's favor, a trickster demon named Vetis shatters Marc's peace and vows to deliver Marc's head to the fires of Hell. Not before he destroys everything Marc cares about, of course.

Marc's power has diminished over the years. Heaven will never grant him absolution, and he refuses to return to Hell. Running isn't an option. The city of Carmine is his territory. It's also home to his favorite cafe owner, Mae Hopkins. The dame has a lovely smile, but it's her heart and soul that shine bright.

While his city burns and his love is captured, Marc must decide to surrender or let hate and anger fuel him to become the fearsome beast he so loathes: The Marquis. If the Marquis rises, Vetis can be defeated and Mae saved, but Marc would be lost to his demon forever.

1301 – The Marquis on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16148143-1301---the-marquis

Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She also has two novellas and sixteen short stories published.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorchristinerains
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@CRainsWriter
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4017568.Christine_Rains


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25 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Kyra! :)

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  2. Wow. Creepy cover. I haven't read anything of Christine's, but this one sounds like a good place to start.

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    1. Thank you! Marc on the cover is a little intense. He's got things on his mind!

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  3. Great post! Love the sneak peek into this book!

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    1. Thanks! Marc and Mae are like an old married couple.

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  4. It's nice to see this book being featured all over the blogosphere!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! One more day on the tour to go and it's a big giveaway tomorrow!

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  5. I'm really going to enjoy this story!

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  6. I'm looking forward to reading this, Christine.

    Happy Holidays, Kyra!

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  7. Oh, my, my! How cool :) Seeing her all over the place today!

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  8. Wow, this sounds like an interesting and complex story. Also love the premise of an older couple falling in love. :)

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to write a couple closer to my own age. *LOL*

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  9. Marc and Mae sound like great characters. I'm anxious to start reading your story. Oh for more time right now!!

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    1. Thanks! I know exactly how you feel. My book list is long and all I want to do is read, but I know I need to write too!

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  10. I think deep soulful love is the best. It's fun to watch unfold, and it seems to last longer. Great post.

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    1. Thank you! I agree that the deep love is most rewarding. Peeling it like layers of an onion. Though that's not the most attractive of things!

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    1. Thanks! They're the cute old married couple. :)

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  12. I'm loving the sound of Marc and Mae's relationship. You're right, most paranormal romances go the "fast and furious" route, so it'll be refreshing to see one develop at a much more steady pace!

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    1. Thank you! It's one that's been long in the making. It's one of those cases where you want to yell at them to make a move already! *LOL*

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