Sunday, March 3, 2013

Giveaway and Spotlight On: Phantom's Harvest by C.R. Richards

           Title: Phantom Harvest
           Author: C.R. Richards
            Publisher:  Whiskey Creek Press
            Length:  368 pages
            Sub-Genres:   Science fiction/fantasy
Blurb: Gideon, a half-breed mutant with a surly temper and rotten luck, struggles to scrape a living as a tracker in the desolate territory near the gateway to the human world. Business seems to be picking up when Gideon is approached by a powerful dark elf with deep pockets and a serious problem. Human miners at the dark elf's plant are being taken by an elusive predator. Gideon is pressured to find the killer before word of the disappearances reaches the human world, endangering the tense relationship between their two races. But, nothing is simple this close to the conduit between worlds. Archangel, a ruthless mercenary operating in the secret sectors of mutant society, has set his own deadly game in motion. Surrounded by savage wilderness and cut off from contact with civilization, Gideon must find a way to protect his friends and survive to collect his bounty. 


       Cheap cologne clumsily masking rotting flesh and stale earth crept closer. Gideon swallowed the last gulp of beer and took a deep breath through his mouth. There was no mistaking the stench. It was a calling card, a sensory announcement for the Graves Brothers. They were ghouls who’d tired of the rotting corpses and drained blood they could steal from their local mortuary. Crime paid well and sometimes it paid in fresh blood.

            Gideon gripped his spoon until it bent under the pressure of his thumb. The Graves Brothers typically didn’t stray far from their territory in the south side of New Athens. Something had dragged them out of their catacombs, onto the transport train and through the Outskirts Territory to land here in Hawthorne.

            Bandaged covered fingers gripped the chair across from Gideon and pulled it slowly away from the table. Doug Graves, head of the family and creep-in-charge, sat down carefully in the chair. His rotting body was covered head to toe in a gray trench coat topped with a fedora. He looked like a Humphrey Bogart movie gone wrong.

            “Gideon, you’re looking good enough to eat.” Doug’s voice grated across the table like dead wood running through a shredder.

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About The Author:
Cynthia's literary career began when she interned as a part-time columnist for a small entertainment newspaper. She wore several hats: food critic, entertainment reviewer and cranky editor. A co-author of horror and urban fantasy novels, her first solo fiction project - The Mutant Casebook Series - was published by Whiskey Creek Press in 2013. Cynthia is an active member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and lives in Colorado.

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The author is giving away a print copy of the book!!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter to enter!!  Good Luck!!
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miki said...

favorite type of shifters.... wolfs and feline ones^^::

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Thank you for the invitation!
Congrats on your new release!
This is a new genre for me, and it sounds very good. I like the premise, and have added this to my TBR list.
Thank you for the giveaway!


Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Oh...then I forget to give you my favorite
Well it will always be wolves hands down..*S*


Beautiful Disaster said...

Thanks for the invite.
I like all shifters however if I had to choose it would be the feline shifters.
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shona lawrence said...

For me its all about the wolf shifters.

Kamla L. said...

Another enticing UF to put on keep on my radar, Thanks:)
Although I love all shifters and will always be partial to wolves, right now I'm really into the big cats. Thanks for the giveaway!

mcv said...

I've got a thing for Dragon Shifter books. Thea Harrison's Dragon Bound did it to me!

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I love wolves. I think they are very beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I love wolves. They are very beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly Powell said...

I like all about the wolf shifters. Thank you for the giveaway :)

Mary Preston said...

Wolves, although big cats are rather special too.

Cindi said...

I've never heard of any other kind of shape shifter besides the wolf variety.

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Denise Z said...

I like them all, but seems I read more about wolves - so they must be my fave right? LOL Thank you for this treat of a giveaway opportunity. This is a new book to me and I am really liking what I see so far :)

Linda said...

Dragon shifters!

ilona said...

Wolf and Dragon tie as my favourites :D

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Kay Dee Royal said...

I'm a real pushover for shifters...pretty much any of them as long as the hero has those wild, rugged alpha traits:)

Starla Young said...

tough choice since I love most the shifters but I would say the cats are probably my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Filia Oktarina said...

Wolf and Cat. LOL!!

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