How cool is this? here: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/03/04/the-blood-guard-qa-excerpt/ )
THE BLOOD GUARD is officially out in stores! And available online! I am amazingly happy about this and hope that I’ll hear soon from readers. (There have already been tons of reviews published on Goodreads and DogoBooks and Amazon, and I thank all of you very much for the kind words!)
And I, for one, am terrifically excited about it!
Two brilliant kids talk about The Blood Guard, along with a few clips of yours truly. [I am told that my lips look especially red thanks to the bit of lipstick the makeup artist obviously smeared onto my mouth. Glamour!]
A mere ten days until The Blood Guard arrives in stores. Crazy to think that what began five—no, six—years ago is at last a book that will sit on bookshelves and, I hope, find its way into reader’s hands.
[Image copyright © Cindy Taylor, from her blog The only Cin.]
“We’d best find something with which to defend ourselves,“ Dawkins said. He opened the duffel and peered inside. “These will do.” He took out two sheathed swords that curved slightly at the tips, then drew them from their scabbards. “Briquet sabers, Napoleonic era. A bit unwieldy, and fancier than I generally go for, but we don’t really have a choice.”
“Why don’t we just use the guns?“ I asked.
Dawkins crossed and uncrossed the sabers a few times, and a whisper of metal filled the room. “Guns are dishonorable.”
“Hard to be honorable when the other guy brings a gun to a knife fight,“ Greta said.
“Not when the person wielding the knife is one of the Blood Guard.”