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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blog Tour Excerpt and Giveaway: Stakeout by Nikki Jefford

Welcome to my stop on Nikki Jefford's tour for her new book, "Stakeout", part of the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. I have an excerpt for you and a giveaway too so grab a drink and get comfortable.

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (Wash.) where she is once more neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light. She loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

When she's not reading, writing, working, or out on a nature walk, she's out riding her Suzuki DRZ400SM.

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I rested my back against the armchair and twirled my drink while observing my admirer from beneath my bangs. He watched me several more seconds before heading over.
“You gonna drink that or keep swirling it all night?” he asked.
I looked up coolly. Noel Harper never gushed over vampires.
“I’ve been watching you.” He smirked, like he had this one in the bag. The feeling was mutual. I could have him upstairs in a heartbeat.
I didn’t recognize him, which meant he was an out-of-towner or recently relocated. Meaning I better do my homework and catalogue the vamp as a friendly, hostile, or a person of interest. Always on the clock.
The vamp moistened his lips. “Looks like you could use some company.”
My hand stilled on the glass. I set it on the crackled glass tabletop adjacent to my chair and brushed my bangs aside. I was preparing to introduce myself when a voice from behind spoke abruptly. “She’s taken.”
My heart knocked against my ribcage. After all the things I’d seen and heard as an informant, no boy—human or vampire—had ever acted possessive of me. It set my nerves buzzing.
I didn’t see the speaker until Abercrombie & Fitch turned sideways to look at him.
It was Gavin. He stood, shoulders relaxed, the barest hint of a smile on his face–in all appearances friendly. But there’d been no mistaking the threat in his tone.
The other vamps shoulders sagged. “My bad. Sorry, man, didn’t know.”
Gavin let out a puff of annoyance and looked upwards. The vamp sidestepped his way between the couch and coffee table.
“My bad,” Gavin repeated, not bothering to lower his voice. “He’s obviously new. Probably still growing in his baby fangs.”


Noel Harper got a second chance at life when the government recruited her as an undercover vampire informant. Since the day they brought her back from the good-as-dead, she has wanted to prove herself worthy.

When a member of her investigative unit is murdered, Noel is paired up with a vampire hunter named Dante to spy on a suspect in Fairbanks. The problem? They’re not the only ones on stakeout. Taking down murderous vampires is one thing. Dealing with the past is another. But this time, Noel isn’t letting fear win. She’s calling in help from the other side and learns a shocking secret along the way.

(STAKEOUT is an Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter novella told from Noel Harper’s POV. Approximately 40,000 words.)

Publisher: Acorn Valley Press
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.5
Publication date: January 14th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format: ebook
Buying Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

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Tour wide giveaway

Complete eBook set of the series (INT) --15$ Amazon Gift Card (INT) --Signed Stakeout paperback (US/CAN) --Aurora Sky Swag Pack with black nail polish (US/CAN)

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Bea! :)

  2. Thanks for having me back on your blog, Bea! xoxo

  3. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. I would love to have this series.


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