Thursday, March 22, 2018

Awakened by D.C. Gambel







Awakened
The Horsemen Chronicles

Book One
D.C. Gambel


Genre: Urban Fantasy



Date of Publication: March 16, 2018

ISBN: 1981137491
ASIN: B079FRN2WQ

Number of pages: 391
Word Count: 96k

Tagline: My vulnerability, that’s kept me secluded from the world, is now the one thing that can save it.

Book Description:

Evie has lived most of her life as a recluse, terrified that she might hurt someone. On her twenty-first birthday she meets Derek who informs her there’s a reason behind her gifts.

As someone that had to spend her entire life avoiding human contact, learning the truth about her origins as one of the Four Horsemen was a hard pill to swallow. Especially once she realizes that her fellow Horsemen are the only people she’d ever met that can withstand her touch.

The struggle to overcome her seclusion becomes very real when Evie discovers an attraction has sprung up between herself and one of her fellow Horsemen. Nothing good can come from pursuing the allure, especially when she knows that it not only would jeopardize her team, but her heart as well.



Excerpt:

“Break it down
for us, Cam.”
“I met my
informant last night,” he said, leaning between the opening of the front seats.
I angled myself to face him so I could hear him better. “He claims that Axel
Reese, pack alpha of Summery, was contacted by Asmodeus.”
There was a
swirl of profanities, but I was clueless to why. So I asked.
“Asmodeus is one
of the seven princes of hell. He’s also the prince of lust. Apparently they
were rumored to have met the night the succubus attacked the fraternity party,”
Cam went on to explain.
“I’m sure that
was no coincidence,” Tyler muttered. “I thought the succubi broke off from
Asmodeus decades ago when he started demanding that they worship him as a god.”
“They did, but
with the seals being broken the demons of lust are returning to their master in
hopes he can protect them from the apocalypse. They don’t even realize that
he’ll use them a cannon fodder to save his ass. If Axel really did meet with
Asmodeus we need to be prepared for a shift in the packs loyalty.”
“Why not just go
to Asmodeus first?” Derek asked keeping his eyes forward.
“Axel would be a
lot easier to handle then walking in to Phoenix.”
“Phoenix?” I
asked.
“It’s a demon
club,” Tyler answered. “We don’t get the warmest reception. Asmodeus owns it.”
“Stole it is
more like it,” Derek chimed in. He glanced at me. Seeing the quizzical look he
elaborated. “It used to be a safe haven for the powers of good. Demons attacked
it as a distraction for whoever is breaking the seals. The club has been in
demon hands for almost three decades after two centuries of it being in the
hands of good. Only positive thing is the demons can’t put up their wards to
keep us out.”
“They’ve tried,”
Tyler announced.
“Yes they have,”
Cam agreed. All three men chuckled and I felt like I was being left out of the
joke.
“Hair of the
dog?” I asked when we pulled up outside the dive bar. “I thought you were
joking.”
Cam chuckled.
“They’re not the most creative bunch.” His hand found the small of my back as
we headed to the door. I could feel its warmth seeping though the fabric of my
shirt almost like it was melting it away until his skin touched mine. I shook
my head subtly clearing those thoughts. “You stay near one of us and we’ll make
sure no one touches you. What skin is exposed no one should be touching anyways
unless they’re looking for trouble.” The other two nodded in agreement.






About the Author:



D.C. Gambel is a mother, army wife, and a hopeless romantic. Romance has always been her genre of choice whether it’s contemporary, historical, paranormal, or even pushing towards erotica in both reading and writing. When she first decided to try her hand at writing, romance was the obvious choice. Getting lost in a different world, living unimaginable lives is something she strives for, even if it’s just a temporary enjoyment.





https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7214045.D_C_Gambel


Interview with D.C. Gambel
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
I suppose it come from different things. Different ideas trigger me. The inspiration for Awakened came from reading.
How did you do research for your book?
Google is my best friend along with Wikipedia. I also talk to people in professions or situations that are relevant.  I’d love to be able to travel to do research in person but it’s just not a luxury I can afford so the internet is the next best thing.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I’m a stay at home mom and army wife, but I mange to still set time aside to write.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
That one’s tough. There’s two time periods that have always interested me. The Civil War era and then England during the time of Henry VIII, but I’m not sure I’d actually want to live during either of those. I think I’d love to see the 1920s.
What is your next project?

I’m going to be living in the world of the Horsemen for a while as I plan to put out two more books, at least. I’m also debating on doing the series in another POV. We’ll just have to see.


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