Saturday, July 27, 2013

{Tour Stop} VIGILANTE NIGHTS by Erin Richards—Excerpt + Giveaway

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Vigilante Nights
by Erin Richards

A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?

After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren't identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural.

After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he's crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent on revenge, turning on Raymond, Silver's former boyfriend; the one Lucas never wanted her to date. He forms a posse of vigilantes to take out the gangsters responsible for Silver's death, but he risks not only his own life, but the love of the new girl on his block, who knows more about Lucas and Silver than can be accounted for by mere chance.

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal
Publisher: Merit Press
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“You’re . . . a ghost? Are you really here?”
“Been here since May 12.”
“Um . . . .Silver.” Heat rushed up my neck. “Did you . . . did it hurt? You know . . . the accident?”
“No.” Her voice quivered, and I imagined her twining her long hair around her index finger, her bottom lip trembling.
“Don’t lie.”
“Argh . . . okay. For, like, two stinkin’ seconds. I mean long enough for me to tell you it hurt. Then I blinked out. Snuff city.”
“I’m so sorry.” I dipped my head to hide the tears threatening an infusion of girly hormones.
“I know, Lucas,” Silver said softly. “I don’t blame you. But can we make my death mean something?”
Monster knots that had pained me since Comaland ejected me loosened in my shoulders. “Like what?” I rubbed my cheek, felt the healing scars along my right jaw, traced them to the tiny cuts crisscrossing my upper lip.
“Remember  what I told you in the ‘Maro about karma?”
The memory was so vivid my gut crimped. Like I’d ever forget her last words. “It always comes back around,” I repeated slowly. “Like a boomerang.”
“Bingo.” I almost saw her fist pump the air and rub her hands together in excitement. “We’re gonna help karma along.” Her evil, cackling laugh filled me with adrenaline. “It’s war, baby. Boomerang wars.”
Ideas bubbled in my wrecked brain. Revenge pumped a new crop of endorphins into my veins. Every member of the gang who initiated the chain of events on May 12 may live to regret they ever woke up that morning.
“Welcome to vigilante nights, Sea Haven.” My somber grin turned gleeful.

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Erin Richards writes SF&F romance and young adult fiction. Her YA debut novel, VIGILANTE NIGHTS, releases from Merit Press (F+W Media) on July 18, 2013. Erin has also published two adult romance novels: CHASING SHADOWS, a romantic suspense (EPPIE award finalist), now available in print for the first time (July 2012); and WICKED PARADISE, a fantasy romance, was released by Crimson Romance (F+W Media) in August 2012, available in eBook and print format. Erin Richards lives in Northern California. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and American muscle cars.

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