Monday, October 7, 2013

The Bonus Short Story Reveal in Christine Rains' The 13th Floor Collection

 

Today I have the honor of revealing which bonus short story will be in Christine Rains' The 13th Floor Collection.

THE SHADOW 

 


Hunted by her clan for treason, Veenya risks not only being killed by her fellow shadow assassins, but having her heart shattered by a lover who doesn't understand her refusal of their Master's orders.

“The Shadow” is the bonus short story included in The 13th Floor Complete Collection. It takes place six months after the events in the original novellas. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and assassins are lurking in the shadows of Carmine. Somehow I get the feeling this isn't an abnormal spring in the city.

Veenya was inspired by an image I found on Dreamstime.com. I immediately could see it done as a cover as part of the series. She's mysterious, sensual, and deadly. I knew what she was and what she'd done before I even knew her name.

The tougher part was squishing a large mythos about shadow assassins and the turmoil of the romance into a few thousand words. Being concise is not something that comes natural to me. Yet I threw in sprinkles of the legends here and there, and packed some punches (so to speak!) with the romantic plot.  What I hoped to achieve was something very much like the image of Veenya, but drawn in words.

I hope you enjoy “The Shadow” as much as the rest of the series. Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a signed copy of The 13th Floor Complete Collection and be one of the first to read Veenya's story.
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Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance

Release date: October 13, 2013

Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.

Six novellas telling their tales.

A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone whose death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.

All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.

Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.


To Purchase: Amazon / Amazon UK / Nook / Smashwords / Kobo



Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.

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36 comments:

Siv Ottem said...

Love that cover! Story sounds amazing, just like your others. Good Luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The cover for that one is awesome!

Yolanda Renee said...

Awesome Christine! Great short and that cover - amazing!

Summer Ross said...

<3 Great cover and awesome that there's a bonus story involved how fantastic.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love the cover for this too. Congrats to Christine!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks so much for hosting me, Cherie! :)

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Siv! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Alex! I had bought the image intending to use it somehow on the cover of the Collection, but I never did. I still really love it, though. Well, I own it, so I'm going to use it for promotion at least! :)

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Yolanda! I'm reading MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE right now. It's awesome!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Summer!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Natalie! :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

That short story sounds riveting. You always have the best authors on your blog, Cherie. I hope all is well with you. :)

M Pax said...

I'm in awe of Christine for this series. I just started it and can't wait to read them all.

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool. I'm already following you on the various social network sites and am leaving a comment. I'm thinking big thoughts to win something!

Kelly Steel said...

Intriguing cover. Congratulations to Christine!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Michael!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Mary! I hope you enjoy them. :)

Christine Rains said...

Thanks for stopping by, Stephen!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Kelly!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I've been seeing you book everywhere, Christine.... I looks great! I can't wait to read it!

All the best!

T.F. Walsh said...

I love your cover for The Shadow... so mysterious and perfectly suits the story:)

Heather Holden said...

Wow, "The Shadow" sounds fantastic! I love how evocative the cover for it is...

Christine Rains said...

Thank you so much, Michael!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Tania!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Heather! It's one of my favorites of the covers.

Nick Wilford said...

Sounds like an excellent addition to the series!

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds awesome, Christine!

nutschell said...

Super awesome giveaway!!!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Southpaw said...

The cover for The Shadow is fantastic!

Jay Noel said...

Whoa, that looks incredible! Perfect reading for Halloween too. Way to go Christine!!!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Nick!

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Misha!

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Nutschell! :)

Christine Rains said...

Thanks, Southpaw! It's one of my favorites.

Christine Rains said...

Thank you, Jay! I'm hoping everyone will want a good paranormal tale for Halloween too.

Daniel Efosa Uyi said...

hey nice post meh, I love your style of blogging here. this post reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Get A Girl .
keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.

Regards