Monday, January 27, 2014

Cover Contest!

Okay, so this isn't really a contest, but more of an opportunity to participate. I am in the final stages of Mark of the Jaguar and thought it would be fun to get some fan input on the cover for the new book. So, if you're interested, you can design a book cover for Mark of the Jaguar email it to me at: audreygrantbooks@yahoo.com. (The link is in the Contact Page at the top of my website) If I find one I really like I'll use it when I publish it! The deadline is March 1, tentatively. I'll let you know if it changes otherwise. Good luck and get your imaginations rolling!

Some things to take into consideration with this book: you find out more about the ancient hybrid people in Guatemala, it takes place mostly in the jungles of Guatemala, it is non-stop action and adventure from the first page!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Here's a little excerpt from Mark of the Jaguar!

Hey guys! Sorry I've been so bad about posting lately. I've been trying to get Mark of the Jaguar out and it's taking longer than I want. It's driving me crazy! Anyway, let's cross our fingers and hope to see it published sooooooon! Ya think it's ready and then it needs another round of editing. Sigh. Well, I'm almost done and want it out more than anyone. So, let's hope it finds its way into your hands in the next few weeks. I know I've been saying that for a while now and it's completely aggrevating - for me too, so I apologize.

To make it up to you, here's an excerpt from Mark of the Jaguar:

The men in black began to close the distance. A shattering roar split the air followed by another. Kara made the mistake of glancing over her shoulder and catching sight of two large jaguars sprinting towards her only a handful of yards away. She screamed and pounded the grass harder, desperately trying to reach safety before she was ensnared by their powerful claws. Both Dominic and Rafael had phased into cats and were covering the expanse towards her, but not fast enough.
A scream escaped her throat as she was knocked to the ground from behind, a powerful force slamming into her back. Heavy panting bore down on her neck and she could feel the sharp tingle of barely restrained claws on her back.
Don’t hurt her,” she heard a horribly familiar voice call. “Not yet. Freeze, or she’s dead,” Ryan called out to Rafael and Dominic who reluctantly skidded to a stop in the soft grass.
She didn’t dare to move, fearing the claws pressing into her shirt would pierce through into her flesh. Ryan’s two guards that had not changed into jaguars, approached her and grabbed her by the arms. The jaguars stepped back and the guards hauled her to her feet, assault rifles in hand.
Ryan walked up to join them, a smirk of triumph on his face. “Well, Kara. How nice to see your beautiful face again.”
She glared at him. He always seemed to bring out the anger in her, especially when that stupid grin was on his face. “Let me go, Ryan!”
He grinned and shook his head. “I don't think so.”
You must want Christian to kill you, because he will if you don't get smart and leave me alone.”
Ryan rolled his grayish-blue and gold eyes and chuckled. “He’s already proven he’s not man enough.”
Ha!” Her brown eyes flashed. “You’re such an idiot. When he gets his hands on you, he will finally rid the earth of your sorry existence.”
Ryan’s glare moved from her to Rafael and Dominic, now in human form. “Make one move and she dies.” The armed guards pointed their weapons at her head to emphasize the point. Dominic’s expression was terrifying as he flexed his hands into fists and sent a scathing look at Ryan.
We can take ‘em,” Rafael growled, sizing the men up.
No,” Dominic said, his voice so low she barely made out the words. “We can’t risk it.”
We can’t just let them take her,” Rafael hissed angrily.
Oh, they’re not getting away with her,” Dominic threatened.
Oh, but we are,” Ryan said, backing up. “Let’s go men.”
Rafael and Dominic could do nothing but watch as Kara was led away towards the trees on the far side of the cemetery. The moment Ryan turned to disappear into the foliage, they turned and phased into cats and sprinted back to the car.
What’s going on?” Selena shouted as they phased back.
Ryan’s got her.” Rafael panted. He pointed at the silver Jaguar sedan speeding away from the east side of the cemetery.
Into the car,” Alec order. They slid in and he flipped the Suburban around, peeling out. 



Hope you enjoyed that little sneak peek! Don't give up on me! I'll get the whole manuscript out there soon! Have a wonderful day!