Tuesday, 15 January 2013

1302 Blog Tour

Today I'm pleased to welcome back Christine Rains, as part of the tour for the second installment in her 13th Floor Series, 1302 - The Alpha. This time last month, Christine was here talking about villains for Part 1, and she's back today for more on the same topic. But the villains in her new book are of a different hue, as Christine will explain.


The Greedy, the Bad, and the Nasty. There are many types of villains. The ones out for the money and power. The demented genius who believes what he's doing is right. And those baddies who just love to cause pain and suffering.

Last month, you were introduced to Vetis in The Marquis. He's one of those villains you love to hate. Maybe you even secretly cheered for him because he's so entertaining. You won't find a villain like that in The Alpha. These bad guys are loathsome.

Stefanie Porter lost her place as the Alpha werewolf in the Nicolet Pack. It was a fair fight. She simply wasn't strong enough to beat Wyatt, but he is far from being a fair man. Usually the loser is exiled from the pack's territory, but since refused to be his mate, he imprisoned her in his cellar. She escaped, but she lost everything.

Wyatt is a cover model for Alpha men. He's handsome, muscled, possessive, and dominant. Something inside of him is twisted, though. He takes what he wants with no care for the pack. Vicious isn't a strong enough word to describe him. He's a supernatural psychopath with a single focus: hunt down Stefanie.

No matter Wyatt's strength, he can't hunt Stefanie alone. He killed the members of the pack that opposed him, but others rolled over for him. Colin and June are the big, dumb goons. If their Alpha barks, they jump. Even if they have no ambition to lead, their cruelty is still detestable.

There's also Wyatt's brother Matt. He came first and scouted the Nicolet Pack, making preparations for his brother. Stefanie's sister fell in love with him, and they became a mated pair. Matt's betrayal was far worse than Wyatt's for he took Stefanie's sister with him.

Without a family and a pack, Stefanie is on her own. Until she meets a lone wolf with ambitions to be a superhero. He's sort of geeky, but he can make her stronger. Powerful enough to beat Wyatt? That remains to be seen.

What's your favorite type of villain? Can you name any that twist a heroic model and make it something evil?

Title: 1302 – The Alpha
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: January 13th, 2013

One run in the woods wouldn't matter, or so thinks werewolf Stefanie Porter. Being cooped up in her apartment for months must have messed up her instincts, because her former pack almost catches her until a mysterious lone wolf jumps in to help Stefanie escape.

The cruel Alpha Wyatt not only stole her pack but refuses to give Stefanie her freedom. She can't hide in her apartment any longer or it will drive her crazy. She puts her trust in the lone wolf who can teach her some of his unusual urban survival tricks. James Roberts might be a bit geeky, but he's smart and looks hot when the argyle sweater comes off. His ridiculous ambition to become a superhero might be admirable if Wyatt couldn't rip him limb from limb.

With the pack scouring the city for her, Stefanie must convince James to teach her and control her own Alpha nature, or fight not only for her life, but his as well.

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Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has three novellas and sixteen short stories published.


All the best for your continued success with the series, Christine!


Morgan said...

Go Christine! She rocks. Thanks for having her, Nick. Her work is my kind of thing. :D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - congratulations Christine on these 1300 tours ... your imagination is rich to see ...

Cheers Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let's hear it for the geeky werewolf!

PK HREZO said...

Congrats to Christine!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Nick!

Morgan, Hilary and Pk, thank you!

Alex, I love cheering for the geeks too. On Thursday, the last day of my tour, it's going to be an all geek day!

Misha Gerrick said...

Sounds like an awesome story. Wyatt does sound like a love-to-hate sort of character.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Christine's story sounds awesome. Good luck to her!

J.L. Campbell said...

It's not my normal kind of read - with the paranormal angle and all - but the storyline does sound intriguing. Will check it out.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Christine with The Alpha! Geeky werewolves? Why not?

Christine Rains said...

Misha, R.L., and Rachna, thank you!

Stephen, thanks! I'm trying to make the geeky werewolf the new hot thing! *LOL*

Cherie Reich said...

Vetis was a fun villain, a trickster of sorts, but the villains in The Alpha are so much more. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks for stopping by to support Christine, folks!

Can't wait to read this. I guess werewolves are the ultimate definition of a pack mentality!

Sherry Ellis said...

I always cheer for the geeks! Congratulations on your new book, Christine!

Stina said...

She's been a busy girl this week on the blogs. :)

Love the cover!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Cherie, Nick, Sherry, and Stina! Yay for geeks!

Luanne G. Smith said...

Geeky werewolf, I love it. But I do not think I like this Wyatt fellow at all, locking up people in cellars.

Congrats Christine on another installment!!

Romance Book Haven said...

Hi Christine, Hi Nick.

I wish you all the best with the new book, Christine. It looks great.

Heather R. Holden said...

I love how the villains in The Alpha seem like they'll be different from the one in The Marquis. It's too easy for a series to get stale if all the villains feel exactly the same from book-to-book!

Christine Rains said...

L.G., Wyatt is not a bit likable. I wanted him to be the Alpha without a heart.

RBH, thank you!

Heather, thanks! I'm trying to keep mixing things up and not fall into a rut. Next book we have a dragon who is a politician. Now that's frightening!

Nicole said...

Congrats to Christine! That's awesome. And thanks to Nick for hosting.

Melissa said...

TBR list! TBR! :D

I love the idea for this series. The covers are awesome. Can't wait to read the stories!

Christine Rains said...

Nicole and Melissa, thank you so much!