Saturday, July 28, 2012

GIVEAWAY & Personal Spotlight on Hacienda Moon by ME...KaSonndra Leigh

Love, obsession, and betrayal, the most powerful human emotions, are spun together in this gothic novel. Tandie Harrison is a police medium who has just suffered a divorce after losing both her psychic visions and her daughter in a car accident. When she leaves New York City to start a new life near her hometown, she moves into the alluring plantation house, Chelby Rose, and falls for its charismatic caretaker, Eric Fontalvo. Their burgeoning affair ignites a centuries old curse, ensnaring them in a web of danger, deceit, and intrigue. Soon Tandie learns that in placid Bolivia, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected.

Hacienda Moon is a seductive tale of one woman’s journey to confront the demons of her past and find the courage to face her future. It is a mesmerizing novel that explores the deepest depths of human nature, and the characters will hold and haunt you long after you have read the final chapter.

Hello Fallen Friends,

    Today's post is one that I've been waiting to write for a long time now. I didn't pre-write this post or anything so forgive any editorial errors that you might see here. I wanted to share today's excitement with all of my faithful followers and fans of the Seraphine Muse. The reviews on goodreads have started to come in for my novel and I must say that I'm very happy with what I'm reading. It's always an author's dream to see such heartfelt reviews on their work, but for this one it's a truly personal moment. And when I see readers saying that they really felt the soul in this one, then I know I hit the mark this time.

     I always knew that from the moment I wrote the first sentence in this Hacienda Moon that it was going to be an emotional ride. Sure there's humor inside of it as well, but a this novel was written when I was going through a very emotional and truly personal time period in my life. So for people that I barely know to step up to the plate and support me the way they have done on this day is truly heart-wrenching. It brings tears to my eyes as I type this. I am enjoying this journey of blogging and reviewing and writing. I have made so many new friends. I hope that I can meet some of you one day soon. Your encouragement and support of my novels has been outstanding and even though there were some tough moments in there too, the end result was a better book all the way around. Now, enough teary babble. LoL

    Please take a moment to enjoy an excerpt from Hacienda Moon. It was written as an ode to the classic romanticists such as: Ann Radcliffe, Horace Walpole, and even Anne Rice. There are blogs all over the Internet that will be posting various excerpts today. If you click on the promo blitz box to the right, then you'll be taken to a list of them. Again, thank you so much for supporting me with When Copper Suns Fall and I hope you all enjoy Hacienda Moon as well.

Yours in Bloggerly Prose,

An Excerpt From Hacienda Moon

Crowds, noise, loudspeakers, coffee smells: words that described Raleigh-Durham’s airport. There wasn’t much difference between New York’s JFK and North Carolina’s RDU. The noise and crowds were all the same in these places. An airport was still just another way of transporting someone from one life-changing situation to the next. And Tandie’s journey was about to begin again in a small town located about twenty minutes away from where she grew up.
Waiting at the conveyor carousel, she picked up her two bags and headed toward the rental-car section. With her head pounding from jet lag, Tandie took the keys from the woman behind the counter and mentally reviewed her driving route. Turning, she collided with a set of broad shoulders. Her handbag fell to the floor, scattering the contents.
Ready to offer a chunk of her tired mind, she opened her mouth to complain, but stopped right away. Her victim was a man. This wasn’t just any man, though. He stood just under six-feet-tall, and had gorgeous dark hair flopping over a ridiculously handsome face. Dressed in a dark-blue shirt and gray cargo pants, the man knelt down right away to help pick up Tandie’s things.
“I’m sorry, ma’am,” he said, collecting Tandie’s items, which included tampons and sanitary napkins of all things to drop.
Their eyes met and locked on one another. His hazel-green ones took in her features with one glance. Her stomach flipped as if she were a young girl flirting with a cute guy. And something hitched in her chest, teasing her with a vague memory.
His muscular frame made him seem as if he could crush Tandie’s dainty little bag with one good squeeze. His strong facial features, full lips, and dark olive skin made him look Hispanic.
Damn he’s sexy!
Tandie concentrated on returning her things to the bag. If she were quick, then maybe he wouldn’t see her embarrassing stuff. Too late. He’d already picked up her little green Always bag and placed it back in the satchel without even flinching.
Cringe and die, won’t you?
“I’m such an ox,” he said in a deep voice.
“You’re not the clumsy one. I should really watch where I’m going,” Tandie said, still too embarrassed to look at his face. She was aware of him staring at her, even though she couldn’t figure out why he was doing it. Tandie’s face flushed. Even her golden-brown skin must’ve turned crimson.
Standing up quickly, she stepped on the edge of her pants and stumbled backward. Her unintentional hero caught her with ease, steadying her body. What else would she add to her klutz list? She’d probably do something stupid like slip up and grab his crotch by accident next.
“Thanks. Again, I’m really sorry,” Tandie said and moved around him.
“Wait. Can I carry your bags for you? It’s the least I can do,” he said in a voice to match his looks.
“No. I’ll be fine, thanks,” Tandie said, walking toward the rental-car garage. Behind her, she felt him watching as she scurried away. 

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Marni said... are awesome! :)

Cecilia Robert said...

Congrats on the release, Kay! Absolutely wonderful, and I look forward to start soonest. :)

nat said...

Congrats on the release!!! You are awesome thanks so much :)

nat said...

Ooops forgot to say I entered as Natalie Cleary :)

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Awww thx so much Marni! You rock too my Lady!

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Thanks Lady I really hope you enjoy it. And I'm looking forward to visiting your gorgeous blog again!


KaSonndra Leigh said...

Hello Natalie! Thanks for entering and for the well wishes! You're awesome too!


Gale Nelson said...

thank you so much for the great giveaway! You are awesome!!!

Rebecca Hipworth said...

Congratulations on the release :D

Lilian said...

WHOOOT! AWESOME giveaway, but also congratulations on the book! I need to read it ASAP

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

KaSonndra Leigh said...

You're very welcome! Thank you for stopping by and entering!

Alicia W.B. said...

I just wanted to tell you how great you are at what you do. :P

Thanks for the giveaway, and I look forward to reading.

LeximusPrime said...

Really intriguing extract! I'll definitely be adding this to my to-read list on Goodreads :)

cleemckenzie said...

Well, I'm wondering if that hunk is going to follow her!

bhwrn1 said...

Congrats, Ka! Great giveaway!

purpleshadowhunter said...

Congrats on the new release and thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Congrats girl!! :D awesome giveaway as well:)

Autumn said...

Congrats on the new release, and thank you for the giveaway! Putting your book in my TBR pile. :D

Anna said...

awesome I love the cover

JenDavis said...

Great giveaway! Congrats!!!

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Thanks so much to all of you for sharing in this moment with me. As you all know, it's tough being an indie. But I've come to think of all of you as my friends more so than just readers. And every time the thought of throwing in the towel crosses my mind, one of you steps up to the plate and reminds me why I should not do that. You are all...AWESOMESAUCE!!! Sorry for the caps but I couldn't help but to be a little excited. :-D


♥Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart♥ said...

I am really interested in reading this new novel of yours. I can understand your trepidation as well as excitement on this very special day. Writing is like comedy. It can be a tough crowd at times. I admire your persistence and optimism. Regardless of the content, a heartfelt book can win readers over every time. From the reviews, this sounds like the cat's meow! Best Wishes.

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Thank you for stopping by Katrina. I truly believe that what you said is most definitely true. Your story needs to have soul. And this one was a lot of fun for me in spite of the personal circumstances surrounding it. Good luck in the contest. The paperbacks are on their way! Yay!

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