Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blind Mercy Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Blind Mercy book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the books:

Blind Mercy
Release date: February 12, 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Historical (Viking) Romance
Series: Blind #2

The Sigurdsson family legacy continues…

A woman who prayed for a hero…

Orphaned at a young age, Rachelle Fiennes prayed for a hero to rescue her from her tragic life in England. When her only kinsman goes missing after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Rachelle braves the aftermath of the battlefield to find him.

A man who lost everything…

Damned by the gods for surviving the bloodiest defeat in Norse history, Jarl Tyr Sigurdsson is still determined to get home. Hiding until nightfall so he can escape to his ship, his dangerous endeavor is disrupted when he’s accidently discovered by a beautiful Saxon.

Brought together by war, Rachelle and Tyr face many obstacles. Can sworn enemies find peace through love, or will fate tear them apart?


Since the first day they’d met, Tyr had been embroiled in strife and violence. Standing in this holy place, he seemed vulnerable, almost normal. Only once before had she seen this level of tenderheartedness in him. The degree of compassion he showed his deceased brother when he prepared him for funeral rites still haunted her. Of course, what man wouldn’t be moved by such tragedy? This was decidedly different. Baffled by this transformation, she watched him closely.

“I thank you for this kindness.”

He embraced her. The motivation behind his touch had changed, she felt it.

“I swear on this holy ground, I’ll never hurt you again,” he said.

He’d pledged it before. Could she be foolish enough to believe again? Didn’t he understand she couldn’t get past the fact he was holding her for ransom? Could she ever really forgive him for deceiving and shaming her? Caution did little to help her cause. Jolts of lust shot through her.

It felt wonderful to be touched by him; but as welcome as those feelings were, they must stay hidden forever.

“I want to believe you,” she said.

He tipped her head upward. “I make no promises I can’t keep,” he assured her. “If there’s anything I can do to ease your pain, ask me.”

She remained silent. Somewhere in the recesses of her mind, a place existed where happy thoughts thrived. She pictured how it would be if he dropped on his knees and declared his love.

All of this was quickly swept aside.

“I’ll leave you now,” he announced. “My men are aware of your situation and will not disturb your observances. When you are ready, they will escort you back to the house.”
Up for grabs is a $50 gift card. Ends March 15.
Good luck!

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About the Author:
Violetta Rand
Violetta Rand holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and a master's degree in Environmental Management. Serving as an environmental scientist in the state of Alaska for over seven years, she enjoys the privilege of traveling to remote places few people have the opportunity to see.

Violetta has been "in love" with writing since childhood. Struck with an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, at five, she wrote short stories illustrated by her best friend and sold them in her neighborhood. The only thing she loves more than writing is her wonderful relationship with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading whatever she can get her hands on, music, and losing herself in the ancient worlds she enjoys bringing to life in the pages of her stories.


  1. It would be the same for me actually since both of them have the books I'd like to try, but amazon would be easier since I already have an account there :)

  2. Nice excerpt, thank you.

  3. Elise-Maria BartonMarch 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Violetta, I've noticed both Blind Mercy and Blind Allegiance have excellent reviews on Amazon. Congrats :) I'd love to win a gift card so I could buy, read and review both books. I already love Blind Mercy and that's just from the excerpts I've read during your book tour!


  4. Very evocative excerpt!

  5. Thanks for hosting Farrah.

  6. Thanks Trix. :)

  7. Thanks for taking the time to look at my books on Amazon, Elise. Good luck on the giveaway. I'd be honored if you read/reviewed my work. Thank you.

  8. Thanks Rita.

  9. Hello, Elisa. Good luck on the giveaway, hope you enjoy the books. :)

  10. Amazon please! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  11. Enjoyed the excerpt.
    I would pick an Amazon gc.

  12. Playing a mad game of catch up here! I would like Amazon GC...my favorite place to shop.

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