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Monday, March 28, 2011

Where Gabriel Caine Has His Say- Plus a Novel Giveaway

It is my distinct pleasure to have as my guest today Christine Ashworth. Christine is the author of Demon Soul. She has generously offered a copy of the eBook for giveaway; so be sure to enter for a chance to win after reading her post.

First off, thank you Eva for having Christine here on your blog. But, uh, she's currently away, searching for her laptop in between cooking for dinner guests. She's not going to find it though, as I've taken it so I can finally have my say. I hope you don't mind?

Christine and I met at the Nine Hells, a bar in Venice, California. We got talking and somehow I spilled the beans about my family. We're tribreds- we've got demon, human and Fae blood inside us, have had so for generations now. We stand between humanity and living nightmares.

Christine is documenting all that, so I don't have to get into it here. What I can talk about is what happens when tribeds fall in love, which we do. When we are truly mated, the Fae mating bonds attach themselves to both of us. Rose's and mine are a mingling of blue and violet. It looks like light, but I've held onto those bonds. I found Rose through two floors of destroyed office building through traveling those bonds. They are incredible, but to use them you can't think too hard about it because it's not a logic thing.

The bad part about a Fae mating? If one partner dies before their true time, the other bonded mate goes crazy. Sometimes they kill themselves. Because once your mated, that's it. There is no other mate for you. As we age, the bond naturally ages too, so that when one of us dies due to natural causes at the end of a long life, the other feels a natural release, not an overwhelming agony. I'm the youngest in the family, and the only one with an acknowledged bonded mate. My brothers are right on the edge, about to fall, but we Caines are stubborn.

But what I really wanted to say is, ladies, if a man wants to take care of you and make sure you don't get killed, if a man wants to be protective of you, let him. Just be aware that the man wanting to do the protecting might be much more then human! The world is a big and scary place, and the monsters are real. We know you can handle yourself- it's the monsters we don't want you to tackle. So be nice to us overprotective types, okay? We're doing the best we can to let you have your freedom and let me tell you, it totally sucks. We don't like it. Okay, we're control freaks. If we keep you alive, are you really going to complain about a few restrictions?

You'll be glad for a control freak cuddling you when a demon, or a vampire, comes at you out of the dark. We'll keep you safe, I promise. Just because all the currently single Caines have destinies already mapped out for them doesn't mean there aren't other tribred families out there, men like me just hoping that in all the world there is a mate for them.

Who knows? You could be one of them

Okay. I can hear Christine really getting angry about not finding her laptop. I'd better go and confess, and get out while I can. Thanks, Eva, for this chance to talk!

Gabriel! I am SO going to tell Rose on you! Sorry everyone, this is Christine and I've run out of time, so I have to send Eva what Gabriel wrote. Sigh...damn stubborn tribreds.

I did want to say that I'm extremely excited about my debut novel, DEMON SOUL, being released from Crescent Moon press by the end of March, 2011. If your going to the Romantic Times conference in April in Los Angeles, I'll be there so look for me! Below is a bit about the book- and if you leave a comment, Eva will pick a winner for an e-copy of DEMON SOUL, so be sure to leave your email address. Thanks so much for coming by.

You can find me at http://christine-ashworth.com/ or on Twitter@CCAshworth. Happy reading!

DEMON SOUL Blurb: Gabriel Caine stands on the edge of the abyss. A vampire has stolen his soul and if he doesn't get it back soon, his next step will be into Hell.

Rose Walters has been sent back from the dead to complete one task-save Gabriel Caine. She's drawn to Gabriel on the most basic level, but restoring his soul might cost Rose her life.

Rose has touched the whole of Gabriel, making him yearn for a love he believes he can never have. Her willingness to put her human life on the line for him forces him to bring all three parts of himself-demon, human, and Fae bloodlines, and the traps and strengths of each- into harmony, and into the fight that will decide their fate.

Thanks, Eva, for this opportunity!

To be entered for a chance to win DEMON SOUL:
1-Leave a comment in the comment section along with your email address so Christine knows where to email the winner of the book.
2-The contest will remain open until Wednesday March 30,2011 at midnight EST.
3-The winner will be announced sometime on Thursday, March 31,2011.
4-I will contact Christine with the winners name and email so she can send the book.
5-If no email address is provided, you will not be entered in the drawing.
6-Everyone is eligible to enter since this is an e-Book format.
7-You do not have to be a follower of my blog to enter. It would be nice; but it is not mandatory. If you are a follower, it will not increase you chances of winning.
Thank you all and good luck!


  1. Oh, Christine!I'm so glad I'll be able to read Gabriel's story soon! He sounds uber cute! Don't enter me in the contest, I'm panting to buy the print and send it off for a signed copy!!! Woo-Hoo! Have a great day!!!

  2. Hi Christine! Can't wait to meet your characters. I'll take the free e-book but will also want to buy a "real" book to get signed. (Anita) booklvr@roadrunner.com

  3. This seems exciting! I love supernatural beings, and I would love to read more about the tri-breeds.


  4. Rachel, you totally rock! I'm waiting for the print book of PIPER's FURY - we'll have to do an exchange for signatures, lol!

    Anita, YAY! I'm so glad to see you here!

    l-exxie, good luck in the drawing!

  5. Christine,
    What a great premise. I imagine the three genetic mixes war against each other to create some great internal conflict. Congratulation on your release. Jean.murray@trfx.com

  6. Fascinating stuff! I'm so happy you have a definite release date!

  7. Hi Christine! Demon Soul sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read about Gabriel and Rose. See you at RT!

    Roz Lee

  8. Great thanks. Lisa
    lisapeters at yahoo dot com

  9. Oh Demon Soul sounds really interesting! I love reading about heroes with tortured souls. Would love to read this