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Guest Blogger: C.A. Szarek (Contest)
Monday, March 11th, 2013

Thank you very much for having me today, Delilah!

I would like to share with the world, my VERY FIRST book, Sword’s Call (King’s Rider’s Book 1).

This story is very close to my heart because I literally had a dream about it about thirteen years ago. I have been writing since I was a teenager, but over the years I would go back and forth, not really writing consistently. Until a few years ago when I decided to “get serious” about it and got back to this story, wrote, re-wrote, edited and finished it. Ultimately, I sold it to my AWESOME publisher, Gypsy Shadow Publishing.

Post a comment today and one lucky winner will win their choice of a swag pack (including a tee or totebag) or a copy of my book, in e-book format.

Sword's Call

For generations, the Ryhans, ruling family of the Province of Greenwald have been keepers of a sword rumored to possess enough magic to defeat kings. Lord Varthan, a former archduke and betrayer of the king, covets the sword and invades Greenwald.

Lady Ceralda Ryhan, daughter of the murdered duke, gains the sword and flees, trusting only her white wolf, Trikser—magically bonded to her. Cera needs nothing more to aid in her fight.

Jorrin Aldern, half elfin and half human, left his home in the mountains of Aramour to find his human father who disappeared twenty turns before, but finds Cera with Varthan and his shades on her tail instead. His dual heritage and empathic magic will tempt Cera in ways she never thought she’d desire. But can he convince her trust and love can pave the path to redemption or will the epic battle end in tragedy and evil conquer them all?

“Tell me about it,” Jorrin encouraged.

“I pictured our magic as a rope and wrapped it around us. I stepped into him, making us one. I concentrated and I saw you. But then I saw me, too. My eyes were closed, and I felt like I was sitting beside myself. It was…unsettling, at first. But then Trik must have moved his head, because I saw into the woods…he turned, right?”

Blog Tour BadgeHe grinned at her. “Yes, he did. You did do it.”

“His eyesight is so sharp. It was a wonder to see.” Their eyes locked and held. Air ruffled her hair, causing gooseflesh to rise on her neck as a substantial breeze kicked up.

Trikser made a noise in his throat but she ignored him.

Jorrin looked so wild and beautiful with the wind in his dark hair, his high cheekbones flushed with color to the tips of his slender tapered ears. Her heart skipped as his blue eyes darkened and she read intense heat there.

Last night he’d been in her dreams. Try as she might, Cera could no longer deny that she was attracted to him. That she’d liked that kiss he stole what seemed ages ago.

Would he kiss her again? Heat crept up her neck and burned her cheeks.

The way he was looking at her right then made her lose her train of thought and her worries.

“Tell Trikser to move.”

“What?” But Cera already sent the mental command. Her bond slipped off her lap with little encouragement. He’d caught sight of a rabbit, and took off after it.

Jorrin grabbed her hand and tugged forward. She fell onto his lap, moving to him instead of away, ignoring mental cautions that this wasn’t a good idea, despite her dreams, her admitted attraction.

Their lips met in heated rushed. Cera’s arms shot around his neck and she pressed closer. His body was hard against hers and a tremor shot down her spine.

Her breasts pressed into his chest as he pinned her against him. Jorrin shoved his tongue into her mouth and groaned. She clung to him, moving her mouth under his

When she touched her tongue to his, he moaned, his hands shooting down to cup her bottom.

Cera wiggled in his arms as an unfamiliar warmth enveloped her like an embrace. Jorrin’s erection pressed into her hip and she clutched his tunic with both hands.

When he kissed her harder, her head spun. Feeling his urgency, confusion rushed her. She moaned, fighting the sensation of his warmth, his strength as he squeezed her against him. Her desire for more. Her desire for him. She couldn’t lose control.

Yanking back, she panted against him.

Jorrin’s chest heaved into her breasts as they both struggled for breath. “What’s wrong?” he croaked.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT!

Gypsy Shadow | Barnes and Noble | Amazon |Amazon UK | ARe|Smashwords

About me:

CzarekSword’s Call is C.A.’s first book, and is the first in the King’s Riders Series. C.A. also has a Romanic suspense, Collision Force, published by Total-E-Bound Publishing and will be released July 1, 2013.

C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She is married and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
She works with kids when she’s not writing.
She’s always wanted to be a writer and is overjoyed to share her stories with the world.

Where to find ME online:
Blog: www.caszarekwriter.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/caszarek
Twitter: @caszarek
I LOVE to hear from readers: caszarekauthor@gmail.com

26 comments to “Guest Blogger: C.A. Szarek (Contest)”

  1. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 12:52 pm · Link

    Thanx for having me today, Delilah!



  2. Toni Whitmire
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 1:26 pm · Link

    From what I read it seem it might be a good book bibbiesparks@yahoo.com



  3. Amee
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 1:40 pm · Link

    Loved Swords Call!!!! Cera and Jorrin are great! Can’t wait for the next one!



  4. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Thank you, Toni!



  5. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Thank you Amee!



  6. ronnie cornett
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Love the excerpt…can’t wait to read the book :!:



  7. Lois
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:03 pm · Link

    That is such an awesome story that you never gave up on your dream! Very inspiring :)

    Congratulations on your first (of many I’m sure) published books!



  8. Kaylyn D
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:17 pm · Link

    Great Cover! Congrats on your first book. You must be extremely proud and excited. Thanks for giveaway!
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com



  9. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:18 pm · Link

    Thank you Lois and Ronnie!



  10. Ilona
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. Adding the book to that ever growing wishlist :D

    Congratulations on the book.



  11. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:33 pm · Link

    Thank you Kaylyn!!!!!!!!!! I appreciate you stopping by!



  12. Diana
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Absolutly fabulos book!!! Just like the writer!!!! 5***** :wink: :wink: :)



  13. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Thank you Diana!



  14. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Thank you Ilona! I appreciate that!



  15. cyn thia
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 5:01 pm · Link

    So wonderful you never gave up! Great excerpt xx



  16. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 5:23 pm · Link

    Thank you very much Cyn!



  17. Jay
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 8:29 pm · Link

    Congrats Chrissy! :) I hope to read it soon…..!



  18. Chrissy
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Thank you Jay!



  19. ELF
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      · March 11th, 2013 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Congrats on your first book! How exciting! Good luck with the release and thank you for the giveaway.



  20. TIFFANY M
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      · March 12th, 2013 at 1:42 am · Link

    IT SEEMS LIKE A PASSIONATE LOVE STORY BETWEEN JORRIN AND CERA. I LOVE THE PIC OF YOUR NOVEL. I’M A ROMANTIC FOOL OF COURSE!!! :-D :-P :)



  21. Mary Preston
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      · March 12th, 2013 at 2:54 am · Link

    Congratulations on your very first book. How amazing that must feel!!



  22. sharon chalk
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      · March 12th, 2013 at 5:38 am · Link

    I was so tempted to just go ahead and buy this book cause the odds of winning it going by the entries is pretty slim,but I decided to go for it and hope for the best,but put it on the wish list just in case I didn’t get lucky and win.Of course I have all my fingers and toes crossed that I will win,not only did the blurb I read sound great but I have never had Delilah have an author on her blog that was not worth reading!!!! so Karma come by way lol zanarigrandma@gmail.com



  23. Melissa Porter
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      · March 12th, 2013 at 9:10 pm · Link

    Hmmm… these sound really interesting.
    I am heading over and checking them out.
    Thanks for sharing.



  24. vps
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      · March 14th, 2013 at 10:04 am · Link

    I think your blog is amazing. You write about very interesting things. Thanks for all the tips and information.



  25. BookLady
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      · March 14th, 2013 at 4:44 pm · Link

    What an interesting book! Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.



  26. Angila
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      · March 16th, 2013 at 3:36 pm · Link

    Sounds amazing!