C.A. Szarek’s Sword’s Call Book Release Giveaway

This Wednesday we have a Spotlight/Interview and Giveaway of a debut author!

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C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She is married and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.  She works with kids when she’s not writing

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For generations, the Ryhans, ruling family of the Province of Greenwald have been keepers of a sword rumored to possess enough magic to defeat kings. Lord Varthan, a former archduke and betrayer of the king, covets the sword and invades Greenwald.

Lady Ceralda Ryhan, daughter of the murdered duke, gains the sword and flees, trusting only her white wolf, Trikser—magically bonded to her. Cera needs nothing more to aid in her fight.
Jorrin Aldern, half elfin and half human, left his home in the mountains of Aramour to find his human father who disappeared twenty turns before, but finds Cera with Varthan and his shades on her tail instead. His dual heritage and empathic magic will tempt Cera in ways she never thought she’d desire. But can he convince her trust and love can pave the path to redemption or will the epic battle end in tragedy and evil conquer them all?
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INTERVIEW
1) What inspired SWORD’S CALL?

Actually this story came to me in a dream. No, not joking, for real. I think this story will always be my first love, but its not the only story that has come to me that way. Sometimes sleep is the only way I can talk to my muse! LOL! That can suck, really.

I have always been into fantasy. I have been reading it since I was very young. Anne McCaffrey was always my favorite author, so I suppose she’s inspired my writing in a few ways. But I can get inspiration from anywhere, really. If something pops into my head, I tend to write it down.
2) Tell us about you publishing journey? How long did you write before taking the plunge into publishing? What made you decide to take that step?
Well, I have been writing since I was 14. I wrote a book when I was 14, 15, 16, and 17. That’s how I got my start. Before that it was short stories, and I do write fanfic short stories when my brain needs to write but can’t breathe enough to work on my own worlds. I actually started Sword’s Call when I was in my early 20s and got away from it. Working on it from time to time, but nothing serious. I’m not sure why I stopped writing. I’m not 100% happy if I don’t, it’s just a part of me. So, a few years ago, I decided that I wanted to pick it back up and GET PUBLISHED! So I joined NTRWA (North TX Romance Writers of America), my local chapter of the national organization RWA and got in touch with an AWESOME group of writers that have taught me me so much! They steered me in the right direction, and here we are! YAY!
3) What is your next project?
Well I have many coals in the fire. I am working on Book 2 of the King’s Riders Series, the book after Sword’s Call. I am *very* close to finishing it. It’s called Love’s Call and should release early 2014. I have another book coming out in July, a romantic suspense called Collision Force. It is also the first book in a series, called Crossing Forces. I need to jump right into book 2. I would like to have it turned in by May. Then I guess I would jump on King’s Rider’s Book 3. Wow…I have alot to do! 🙂
4) If you were sucked into the world of SWORD’S CALL, what one item (from this world) would you take with you? Why?
My heroine, Cera’s sword of course! Because it’s awesome and magic! I guess some real magic of my own could be handy, too. 😉
5) It’s Friday night and you’re home alone, what are you doing?
Okay, this is where you see that I am a reaaaallllllllllyyyyyyy boring nerd. My ideal Friday night? Sitting in my recliner, music and/or TV on and feeding my FB addiction. Orrrrrr….I could be a good girl and right. I am really busy, so I would like a night to just *relax*
6) Would you swim the English Channel if it meant saving the computer that held all your writing?
LOL! Welllllll, I could give it a shot. But I would probably drown. Boy, that would suck.
7) Your favorite dessert?
Anything chocolate!

AN EXCERPT!

“Tell me about it,” Jorrin encouraged.

“I pictured our magic as a rope and wrapped it around us. I stepped into him, making us one. I concentrated and I saw you. But then I saw me, too. My eyes were closed, and I felt like I was sitting beside myself. It was…unsettling, at first. But then Trik must have moved his head, because I saw into the woods…he turned, right?”

He grinned at her. “Yes, he did. You did do it.”

“His eyesight is so sharp. It was a wonder to see.” Their eyes locked and held. Air ruffled her hair, causing gooseflesh to rise on her neck as a substantial breeze kicked up.

Trikser made a noise in his throat but she ignored him.

Jorrin looked so wild and beautiful with the wind in his dark hair, his high cheekbones flushed with color to the tips of his slender tapered ears. Her heart skipped as his blue eyes darkened and she read intense heat there.

Last night he’d been in her dreams. Try as she might, Cera could no longer deny that she was attracted to him. That she’d liked that kiss he stole what seemed ages ago.

Would he kiss her again? Heat crept up her neck and burned her cheeks.

The way he was looking at her right then made her lose her train of thought and her worries.

“Tell Trikser to move.”

“What?” But Cera already sent the mental command. Her bond slipped off her lap with little encouragement. He’d caught sight of a rabbit, and took off after it.

Jorrin grabbed her hand and tugged forward. She fell onto his lap, moving to him instead of away, ignoring mental cautions that this wasn’t a good idea, despite her dreams, her admitted attraction.

Their lips met in heated rushed. Cera’s arms shot around his neck and she pressed closer. His body was hard against hers and a tremor shot down her spine.

Her breasts pressed into his chest as he pinned her against him. Jorrin shoved his tongue into her mouth and groaned. She clung to him, moving her mouth under his

When she touched her tongue to his, he moaned, his hands shooting down to cup her bottom.

Cera wiggled in his arms as an unfamiliar warmth enveloped her like an embrace. Jorrin’s erection pressed into her hip and she clutched his tunic with both hands.

When he kissed her harder, her head spun. Feeling his urgency, confusion rushed her. She moaned, fighting the sensation of his warmth, his strength as he squeezed her against him. Her desire for more. Her desire for him. She couldn’t lose control.

Yanking back, she panted against him.

Jorrin’s chest heaved into her breasts as they both struggled for breath. “What’s wrong?” he croaked.

What’s next for CA Szarek ?
Collision Force (Crossing Forces Book 1) – See GoodReads

Bad boy FBI agent and feisty widowed police detective collide pursuing a human trafficker in small town Texas on their way to true love.Badboy, married to his job FBI agent Cole Lucas always gets his man. So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs a cocky FBI agent that sees her as no more than a tag-along.

Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.
Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.

Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardize their case and their hearts?

And Check out the rest of CA Szarek’s Blog Tour hosted by TwinsieTalk!

5 thoughts on “C.A. Szarek’s Sword’s Call Book Release Giveaway

  1. If only I could have dreams like yours! I love Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series too & I do like the sound of your book especially that the heroine is bonded to a wolf. Almost as good as a dragon :p

    I’ve not watched Les Mis nor plan to. Rarely watch movies & much prefer to spend my time reading.

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