Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: By Blood Sworn by Janice Jones @jrjones65 @XpressoTours

By Blood Sworn
Janice Jones
(The Dagger Chronicles #2)
Published by: Amberjack Publishing
Publication date: August 22nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Supernatural

As the Dagger, Alex Stone hunted down supernatural threats on covert ops team, Night Command. After the capture of a particularly bad-ass vampire, Tristan Ambrose, Alex gets out of the game. In the years following her departure, Alex started a hot new clothing line and moved on with her life. She was happy pretending the supernatural didn’t exist, but, with Tristan’s escape, she’s pulled back into the game.

Alex is hired to continue guarding the very tempting body of Jason Stavros–up-and-coming vampire politico–alongside her new team, The Trackers. Stavros is scheduled to head to an international conference of the supernatural community in Bucharest, and Alex and her new team must keep him safe while investigating new threats, and ghosts from the past.

When the conference is interrupted by betrayal and sabotage, Alex must pull her weakened team together to bring the saboteurs to justice–and get some well-deserved revenge.

Suddenly, she’s not just back in the game, she’s all in.

By Blood Sworn is the thrilling, psychological, and sexy sequel to In Her Blood , the first book in The Dagger Chronicles series by Janice Jones.

Interview with Janice Jones

What inspired you to write By Blood Sworn?

It’s actually the second book in my Dagger Chronicles series. In Her Blood is book one. After Buffy went off the air, I wanted to see if I could write something that kept the strong female lead. The main character is Alexa (Alex) Stone and she’s a business owner and a woman of color. There are very few people of color leading in the genre, aside from the late L.A. Banks’ Vampire Huntress, so I wanted Alex to be an adult version of Buffy Summers and Damali Richards.

Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in The Dagger Chronicles or what you have planned for the future?

Right now, I’m working on Book 3 in this series. I’m hoping to wrap up Alex’s adventure, but I’m not sure yet. If people really get a taste for her, I’ll keep it going. I’m also working on something that scares me a bit: romance. No vampires or superpowered heroines, just that crazy little thing called love. I’ll keep you posted.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in By Blood Sworn?

Aside from Alex, you’ll meet Jason Stavros, up-and-comer in the vampire world and Alex’s assignment. There’s also the Trackers, the young, cool, new team that Alex will lead on the assignment, and our baddie extraordinaire, Tristan Ambrose. He’s clever and never shy. Think Spike with a better haircut and designer suits.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I have mad respect for Anne Rice. The world of Lestat is brilliant and fun and dark. She was my inspiration when I first started writing back in college.

If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?

I’d go to the past. Specifically, back to when my mother was a child. I’d tell her what a great mother she was going to be and that we were all better people because of her. There’s never enough time to say everything to the people you love, so I’d like to tell her that.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I had a Llasa Apso named, oddly enough, Alex. He was with me through a lot of tough times and he was the best dog in the world.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today. 

Author Bio:
Graduating with a Masters in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, Janice's first novel, In Her Blood, is the first book in her vampire adventure series The Dagger Chronicles. This series introduces you to the world of Alexa "Alex" Stone, ex-vampire hunter and assassin turned fashion mogul. Hiding in plain sight, Alex must return to the world of the supernatural in order protect a handsome vampire and her own secrets. Look for Book Two, By Blood Sworn to hit online outlets soon. Janice is looking forward to readers of New Adult Fiction and Vampire lore to embrace a new kind of action adventure hero, a woman with many secrets and many stories to tell.
(Author photo courtesy of Omar Ramos Photography by LaChandra Middlebrooks)



Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Nancy! :)

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