Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Bound by Oath and Honour by Debbie Peterson @DebbiePeterson1 @GoddessFish

Bound by Oath and Honour
by Debbie Peterson
GENRE: Paranormal/fantasy romance


Fresh from her photo shoot in Northern England, wildlife photographer Tala Westbrook makes a promised stop at the family manor in Staffordshire, desperately in need of renovation. Though she didn’t plan to stay longer than it took to find a contractor, she is caught up in an ancient paranormal war. Despite the danger all around, she finds herself falling for the handsome, enigmatic man assigned to protect her.

Micah Berrington, elite guardian from the realm of the Bewitan Fierd, is used to protecting men of strength in the greatest of peril, not a female looking for someone to repair her home. Yet the assignment is far more than it seems and so is the beautiful woman destined to capture his heart, regardless of the cost.


After he chambered a round in his rifle, he placed a finger against the trigger. He faced Tala with lifted hand and palm out. “Wait here while I check out the second floor.”

She gazed at him for several moments as if he had quite lost his mind. “I think not. In case you have forgotten, this house belongs to my family, Micah, not yours.”

“I will not debate the issue with you right now. Either you can wait here as directed, or I will throw you over my shoulder and carry you back to the cottage. I’ll then lock you inside for the remainder of the night. The choice is yours.”

She sucked in a breath while her mouth dropped another notch. “You wouldn’t—”

“Oh, but I would,” he whispered as he leaned in close to her face.

In evidence of his staunch determination, she gritted her teeth. She turned her head to the side. Once again, she refused to meet his gaze. “Fine.”

The dreaded “fine” escaped her lips for the second time in less than ten minutes. This one had a bit more oomph and resentment behind it than did the first. He ignored it. Instead, Micah turned his attention away from her little snit fit and focused on the task ahead.

 Guest Post:

Favorite Places to Visit:

I am happy to be here with Nancy today as I share my favorite--and in no particular order--places to visit with all of you!

Those who know me know I love history. Therefore it should come as no surprise that I love visiting historic places. Let me walk the grounds of Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, or tour homes and buildings of historic significance and I am in my element. I have a reverence for these places and in them, more often than not, a foundation for my books are conceived.

The same thing happens when I visit “Ghost Towns.” Living here in Southern Nevada, it doesn’t take long to find one. They are as intriguing as they are quiet, sad, and oftentimes, downright creepy. Some of my favorites? Calico, Virginia City, and Goldfield (The old abandoned Goldfield Hotel is a bit eerie to say the least). 

Being an avid genealogist, among my favorite places to visit here in the good old U.S.A., are the towns my ancestors once called home. Since my earliest ancestors arrived as early as the 1500’s, we have traveled around the state of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana for an up close and personal look at the towns and cities they settled in. I still have many, many more places on my bucket list before I have seen them all.

Would you believe cemeteries are a favorite haunt? I visit them for the same reason--to search out my ancestors. We’ve found many a missing spouse or child in grave yards. As a writer of paranormal and fantasy romance, the old cemeteries are by far my favorite (though not at, no, not at night). They too have a way of stoking my imagination…especially if I’m there right around sunset and the sky is thick with dark, gray clouds.

Lest you think I don’t know how to have any real fun at all, another favorite place of mine (which I’ve never outgrown) is Disneyland! The top attractions on my list? Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain and the Indiana Jones Adventure. We’re going again in October and I’m really looking forward to seeing the Park dressed for Halloween! 

I must also add Hawaii as a favorite, though I’ve yet to see all of the Islands. The ones I’ve missed are on my bucket list of must see places. After enjoying the show at the Polynesian Cultural Center, I’ve added the other Polynesian Islands as well!

I’ll have to lump oceans, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls all together rather than separate them since they’re all water found in various forms. I thoroughly enjoy hearing the roar of ocean waves, walking along a sandy beach (preferably deserted) or looking out over a lake or river. For me, these are places of spiritual renewal. 

So are the beauty and serenity of majestic mountains with magnificent forests. What better place to sit down, relax, and rejuvenate? Maybe even write a chapter or two...

What about you? What are some of your favorite places to visit?


Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance because she has a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves animals of every persuasion, music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, the smell of rain, and thunder storms.

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family in the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada, where some of those spectacular sunsets occur. She also pursues her interests in genealogy—which she also teaches—mythology, and history.

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Mai T. said...

Were any of the characters based on real people or your own experiences?

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for the chance to win :)

Debbie Peterson said...

Thank you for hosting today! It's been a pleasure to say the least!

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello Mai! How are you today? Nothing of anyone I know or experienced is part of Bound by Oath and Honour. However, you'll find a glimpse of some of my ancestors in some of the other books I've written.

Debbie Peterson said...

You're welcome Lisa and I'n glad you enjoyed it!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post and beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing :)

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello Victoria! So happy you enjoyed it!

Mae Clair said...

You're so right about old places....there is such a reverence to be felt there. We share a lot of the same passions (including exploring cemeteries). I would love to see Hawaii (someday), although I have walked the streets of Virginia City and had lunch at the old saloon with the "suicide table" (I think it's called) in the back.

Loved your post. And for readers, who haven't discovered it yet, I loved your book too. Bound by Oath and Honour is a wonderful read. Wishing you a fabulous tour!

Debbie Peterson said...

I love the old Saloon! While in Virginia City did you check out the graveyard? Anyway, thanks so much for the sweet recommendation... You are absolutely priceless!

James Robert said...

Good Afternoon! Have a terrific day and thank you for the chance to win

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello again James Robert! I'm happy you dropped by on this very fine day!

Tammy C said...

I love the ocean too..Can't seem to get enough of it..It reminds me of my Dad he always loved the ocean..Just love reading your books Debbie.

Debbie Peterson said...

Thanks Tammy! You always know how to warm my heart!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

Debbie Peterson said...

You're more than welcome Beth! Wishing you luck!

Ally Swanson said...

Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

Mary Preston said...

Love all the pictures thank you.

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello Ally! Good luck on the drawing!

Debbie Peterson said...

Hello Mary! I'm happy you like them! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the guest post.

James Robert said...

I'm running late today but still wanting to stop by to thank you for the chance to win

Ally Swanson said...

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to reading this book!

Ally Swanson said...

Most books seem to be better than the movie; is there a movie that you think was better than the book?