Thursday, 14 March 2013

"1304 - The Harbinger" blog tour

It's time to welcome the wonderful Christine Rains back once again with a tour stop for the latest in her superb 13th Floor series. She's talking demons again, this time of the cosmic variety!


Tricksters, brutes, and evil masterminds. Each villain is frightening in their own way, but it's even more horrifying when the hero must face all of them at once. What can you do when faced with the gods and their wrath? It's like the immortal mafia.

Zeus is the Father of the Gods. The big boss. Though it would be folly to call any of the other gods minions. Each of them are powerful on their own. They have their strengths and flaws, and their own agendas. If you can figure out what each one is after, you might stand a chance of maneuvering yourself in a position to survive whatever they have in store for you.

In The Harbinger, Meira is a harpy in service of Zeus. She fetches souls and other things for him, but most of the time, she's allowed to go about her own life. She has the Thunder God's favor until she asks for him to spare the soul of the man she loves. Zeus has never been good at sharing. When the other gods hear of it, Ares' interest in Meira raises Zeus' ire even more. Hera would just prefer to turn Meira into a poodle and be done with the mess.

At times, being turned into a dog seems like the best option for Meira. Yet she's determined to save her love's soul. So she must play by the gods' rules, skewed as they may be. There's also nothing that says the gods have to be fair. Yet if the gods give their word, they're honor-bound to keep it. It's just a matter of surviving through whatever they've planned.

What sort of tactics do you think would work against the immortal mafia?

Title: 1304 The Harbinger (The 13th Floor series, #4)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: March 13th, 2013


Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.

The gods never play fairly, though, so Meira needs to find ways to help Sam with the challenges. She cannot outwardly cross her master, but she refuses to let the man she loves lose his soul. They haven't even had a chance to start a life together.

Sam's soul is on the line. Meira's will be too if she's caught, but that's a risk she's willing to take.

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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 four novellas and eighteen short stories published.


Heather R. Holden said...

"Immortal mafia"--hee! Love that! The Greek gods certainly make fantastic villains. (I know I personally have a lot of fun reading and writing about 'em!) I have no idea what kinds of tactics would work best against them, though. Gods can be so unpredictable!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick .. Christine's imagination runs riot ... I just simply could not imagine how to get out from under their feet and for Meira to keep her soul mate ... disappear back into the comfort of a sofa together to read on?

Love your book cover for the Overcoming Adversity anthology .. I think the snow has held up my copies ... they will arrive ..

Cheers to you both - Hilary

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats to Christine, and your cover is beautiful!

Speaking of covers, Overcoming Adversity really comes to life in paperback!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They were all full of pride, and I'm sure that could be used against them.
Immortal mafia - good stuff, Christine!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you so much for hosting me again, Nick. You're awesome! :)

Heather, I guess we just have to be lucky!

Hilary, thanks for stopping by!

Julie, thank you!

Alex, thanks! Heroes have to use whatever tools are present.

Nick Wilford said...

Thanks everyone! Lovely to host you again, Christine. :)

Cherie Reich said...

The gods are definitely like the immortal mafia. I guess you have to be willing to give a favor to get a favor. :)

Mark said...

Hmm, I like anything to do with Greek mythology:)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Going against those Olympic gods is never easy.

Christine Rains said...

Cherie, that's about the only way to do it! The gods aren't going to give an inch.

Mark, so do I! :)

Diane, definitely. It's far more entertaining that way!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Fascinating premise for this book.

PK HREZO said...

Love the premise, Christine! :D

Christine Rains said...

Michael and PK, thank you!

Melissa said...

Woohoo! Another one! :D

Christine Rains said...

*LOL* Thank you, Melissa.

Anonymous said...

Looks good! Such a creative title. You're popping up everywhere... I think the gods are trying to tell me something. :) Hope to pick up your book soon!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I love the "immortal mafia" line too. ;) Very cool premise - sounds like a fun read!

Anonymous said...

Very cool post... immortal mafia... love it.

Romance Reader said...

Congratulations to Christine! Awesome book!

Thanks for posting Nick!


Christine Rains said...

Poisoned Rose, thank you! I hope they are! :)

Kimberly, Romance Reader, and Tania, thanks!