Excerpt & Giveaway: Moonless by Crystal Collier (Blog Tour)

Posted November 11th, 2013 in Blog Tour, Book Excerpt, Giveaway / 29 comments

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Welcome to the Moonless Blog Tour. Moonless by Crystal Collier is a YA historical paranormal romance that I would love to get my hands on. Maybe you will want to read it too after reading the excerpt below. And don’t forget to enter the giveaways below.

Title: Moonless
Author: Crystal Collier
Series: Maiden of Time #1
Publication: November 13th, 2013
Category: Young Adult (YA)
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance

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In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially later when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Among the many things to change for her that evening are: her physical appearance—from ghastly to breathtaking, an epidemic of night terrors predicting the future, and the blue-eyed man’s unexpected infusion into her life. Not only do his appearances precede tragedies, but they’re echoed by the arrival of ravenous, black-robed wraiths on moonless nights.

Unable to decide whether he is one of these monsters or protecting her from them, she uncovers what her father has been concealing: truths about her own identity, about the blue-eyed man, and about love. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with the man of her dreams and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

Unravel the mystery of the Moonless night! Hidden in each of the 8 blog tour excerpts is a single word. Gather all 8 and figure out the sentence to win a free copy of Moonless. Send your mystery sentence to crystal (AT) crystal-collier.com with the subject MYSTERY SENTENCE before December 10, 2013, and you will be entered to win one of 10 copies of MOONLESS—just in time for Christmas. Happy hunting!

Alexia lowered her eyelids to keep him from witnessing the forming tears.

Kiren stepped nearer, tucked a hand up under her jaw, and pressed his lips to her brow. Warmth radiated from the connection. She accepted it, trying to be grateful for the simple reassurance that—despite his reluctance toward romance—he did care for and would protect her, even from himself.

He sucked in a breath through his nose, and forced her chin upward. His lips crashed down over hers.

Shockwaves rolled through her, her knees going limp. His arm slipped around her back, pressing her to him. His fingers tugged through her hair. She surrendered entirely to the cataclysmic torrent tearing through her body.

The only things that existed were he, she, and the storm ripping through them. She clung to him. The only reality was this—this incredible connection. She wanted him, and nothing else. She wanted this, and nothing more. She wanted him, and he wanted her!

He pushed her back, holding her arms against her sides.


Eyes closed.

She reached for him.

He grimaced, released her, and stepped into the shadows, vanishing.

Author Bio
Crystal, author of MOONLESS, is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.

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29 Responses to “Excerpt & Giveaway: Moonless by Crystal Collier (Blog Tour)”

  1. Melanie

    I love the short sentences at the end–it creates great suspense! I haven’t read many historical paranormals before, I might need to read more from this genre.

    Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! <33

  2. Meghan

    Wow… this sounds intense! It’s very rare you find a book like this where the female hero is unattractive! I guess she does transform, but still… cool.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. sherry fundin

    I love the cover. I feel the same as Meghan. The protagonist is usually hot, but I like the concept of her changing. I think it would have a profound effect of your personality. Could go good or bad. Thanks for the giveaway.

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