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Monday, April 9, 2012

Philia Book Tours: Shadow Path - PL Blair - Excerpt/Giveaway

Shadow Path
by P.L. Blair

Magic and crime. Agatha Christie meets J.R.R. Tolkien.
An Ogre murdered with a rune-inscribed sword is just the beginning as Kat Morales, a very human police detective in Corpus Christi, Texas, and her Elf partner Tevis MacLeod follow a blood trail that leads to Pixies, necromancy and Magic of the Blackest kind … to its climax in a stronghold Between worlds, where Tevis must duel spell for spell with a former lover who wants to see her old flame extinguished permanently.

EXCERPT


The shriek from the creature the light revealed nearly deafened her. The thing went down on its knees, long-fingered hands covering its face. But a single eye peered at her from between the fingers, large and green and luminous.


“Turn it off,” the creature moaned. “Turn it off!”


A wave of pity washed over Kat. She reached, found the light switch.


What the hell was she doing? She jerked her hand away. “I don't think so.” She barely recognized her own voice in the icy detachment of the words.


Silence. Slowly the creature raised its head and looked at her.


She had prepared herself for something hideous. But the face that gazed up at her was Elfin-beautiful. She felt her grip on the Colt loosen a little.


And suddenly the diminutive thing was six inches closer than it had been, its mouth open in a snarl that revealed rows of teeth like those of a great white shark.


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About the Author
A native of Tyler, Texas, P.L. Blair spent nearly 30 years as a full-time newspaper reporter before writing Shadow Path, book 1 in her Portals fantasy/detective series. Now semi-retired – and still writing (part-time) for a newspaper in South Texas – Blair divides her year between Sheridan and Rockport, Texas, where she has family. She is companion to two basset hounds, a long-haired dachshund and a cat – all rescues. She writes a regular column and is a book reviewer for myshelf.com, and writes occasional articles for the Wyoming Business Journal.













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24 comments:

  1. This is awesome P.L.!! Love the excerpt.

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  2. This is great P.L.! The excerpt was really good.

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  3. The description of Agatha Christie meets J.R.R. Tolkein really caught my eye being a fan of both.

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  4. Your book sounds great P.L. Sorry I can't like you on Facebook yet. Having ussues with my account:)

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  5. I read and reviewed this book last year and loved it! It is a great UF and I am looking forward to the next book. More people need to read this one :)

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  6. Awesome excerpt! Sounds like a great read!! :)

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  7. I have read and reviewed this book. It's wonderful! It got me hooked on fantasy. I LOVE the creativity of P.L. Blair's writing.

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  8. Hi, everybody! Sorry I didn't get back to see you sooner ...
    I write for a weekly newspaper here in Texas' Coastal Bend - only two days a week that I have to deal with meetings and news-gathering, but today and Tuesday are those days.
    Kellie ... Thanks for your wonderful comments. It's always a treat to have you visit.
    Anne ... I'm always happy to meet folks who like my favorite authors!
    Laura ... Don't worry about FB. I'm embarrassed to tell you how long it took ME to get an account set up (and I still occasionally have "issues" LOL!
    Sharon and Sandy ... Thank you both for your endorsements. It means a lot coming from you two.
    VampedChik ... Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  9. Another great stop on your tour, PL!

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  10. Hi, MM! Thanks. It's great to see you here, too!

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  11. PL,
    This book sounds great, love the blurb that was provided for the book. The trailer was great also.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Hi, Teresa K. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your comments. The trailer was done by a very talented lady named Su Halfwerk. I thought she did a wonderful job.

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  13. The blurb & excerpt got me all interested; love a good fantasy story with lots of magic. Hope it comes with a dose of romance too?

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    1. Hi, Linda! Thanks for coming by. No romance yet ... But a strong bond between Kat and Tevis. I'm developing their relationship slowly. (Hope that's not too much of a spoiler for you.)

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  14. This looks like a fantastic read! You know me! I love fantasy!

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    1. Hi, Chrissy! I hope you'll read it. Have you signed up for the giveaway?

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  15. This book sounds great, the excerpt make me intrique. Detective and elf partner sound interesting, must read this book!!

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    1. Hi, Filia! I'm glad you stopped by. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  16. Thank you everyone for stopping by. Good luck with the giveaway! And thank you PL, for stopping by too!

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    1. Liz, thank you so very much for hosting me. I'm having a terrific time!

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    2. My pleasure! Thank you for coming by!

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  17. Agatha Christie meets JRR Tolkien. that's it, i want this one. bad.

    ps, liz, i enter the email wrong in the raffle. it should be smile_1773@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Sienny! I'm glad you came by. Yep! Agatha and JRR - two of my favorite authors!

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  18. Kat's encounter is scary and I want to keep reading the excerpt.

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