Thursday, April 18, 2013

Heroes and Hearts by Noemi Betancourt : Spotlight and Excerpt: RABT Tour Stop


Fantasy Romance
Date Published: November 24, 2012_by BookRix GmbH & Co. KG
 (Book 2 is set to release on May 3rd, at the end of the tour)

Isabel Kendra prides herself on being a strong independent woman. She doesn’t fawn over men, doesn’t swoon and would rather take care of things herself than ask for help. She has no use for heroes. So when a dark stranger tells her of a kidnapped child who needs her help she approaches the situation in her usual practical manner. Of course, with coming across her long lost father and gods and sorceresses who are constantly trying to kill her, Isabel soon realizes she’s out of her element. Enter the dashing Prince Alaric for whom rescuing the damsel in distress is second nature, only this time the damsel doesn’t want to be rescued!

Together the two must thwart the evil forces that threaten their lives and their worlds while struggling against their own blistering attraction for each other. Can Isabel balance her aversion to the prince’s habit of coming to her rescue with the realization that sometimes it is all right to accept help from a man? Can Alaric handle himself around a woman capable of rescuing herself and learn to be simply the man who loves her?

The Crystal Palace Chronicles Part Two will be released at the end of the tour


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As the Silver Fleet made its journey to Calfragor, its passengers got to see the true power of the ancient ships.  It seems Rakad was not only content with raising the ancient dead of men but prehistoric animals as well.  Almost immediately, they were accosted by skeletal pterodactyls and pterosaurs while flying over land, and by sea they faced the trumpeting menace of the vicious manticore.  The smaller ships were able to outmaneuver the flying dinosaur skeletons, but one of the larger ships lost many men before Isabel was able to figure out how to engage the fleet’s weapon system.  The map room had also served as a war room for convenience and when she, as captain, waved a hand over the gyroscope, it whirred and buzzed and cannon doors suddenly appeared along the sides of the great ship.  The mast glowed and sent a signal to the masts of the other ships, which suddenly sprang their own cannon doors.  Massive silver cannons peeked out and began to fire on their attackers, their aim true each and every time. 

The manticore proved more of a challenge as they were smaller and quicker, easily dodging the cannon fire and swooping down to take large bites out of the men or carrying them off across the sea to feast on later.  Isabel made good use out of her daggers, slicing and stabbing the horrid beasts as they whipped past.  One manticore managed to dodge her thrusts and grabbed her by the throat, pinning Isabel against the wall of the pilothouse.

“What a lovely little morsel you will make!” it hissed, bearing its sharp rows of teeth as it smiled.

The tip of a sword passing through its belly suddenly quenched the manticore’s appetite, however, and the monster sank to the floor in a pool of blood leaving the prince and warrior queen facing each other.

Noemi Betancourt
Noemi Betancourt has been a lifelong fan of Fantasy, ever since her father introduced her to the works of Tolkien, Baum, and C.S. Lewis as a child. An avid reader, she has since developed her writing style over the years, and after becoming enamored with the Romance genre, Noemi began to blend a guilty pleasure with an old love. Her first novelette, Heroes and Hearts, is the first of many books and stories in which she interlaces the Fantasy and Romance genres.

Noemi lives in a seaside bungalow on Florida’s Sun Coast, indulging in her other passions: cooking, caring for her gallant husband (a disabled vet from the British Isles), and the three fur-babies who rescued them.

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Virtual Book Tour April 8 - May 3

April 8 -  Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
April 9 - Bunny's Reviews - Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
April 10 - The Book Faery Reviews - Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
April 11 - Book Marks the Spot- Giveaway/PROMO
April 12 - My Pathway to Books - Review
April 13 - Must Read Faster - Guest Post/PROMO
April 14 - Noemi Betancourt - Guest Post/PROMO
April 15 - BookRix - Review/Giveaway
April 16 - My Reading Addiction - Review
April 17 - The Between - Review/Guest Post
April 18 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
April 19 - Author Ever Leigh - Review
April 20 - Texas Book Nook - Review
April 21 - Busy Mom Book Reviews - Review/Giveaway
April 22 - Feed My Need, For a Good Read - Interview/Giveaway/PROMO
April 23 - The Avid Reader - Review/Giveaway
April 24 - YA Bookish News - Interview/PROMO
April 25 - My Cozie Corner - Review
April 26 - Words I Write Crazy - Review/Giveaway
April 27 - Magnolia Blossom Review - Review/Interview/Giveaway
April 28 - Inside BJ's Head - Review/Giveaway
April 29 - The Serial Reader - Review/Interview
April 30 - 
May 1 - Book Maven - Review
May 2 - Faerie Tale Books - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
May 3 - RABT Reviews - Review

The Chrystal Palace Chronicles Part Two will be released at the end of the tour

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