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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Giveaway & Teaser from Turned by Virna DePaul

Thank you Bea for having me at Bea's Book Nook today! I am thrilled to share information about my upcoming novel, TURNED! It is the first book in my new paranormal romantic suspense series, The Belladonna Agency.

“Some Flowers Thrive Better in the Dark.” I love this tagline because, just like the beautiful but deadly Belladonna nightshade plant, this perfectly describes my heroines in this series, ordinary women with
dark pasts who are recruited to join Belladonna, a black ops organization that hunts vampire criminals.

In TURNED readers will meet Ty Duncan, a sexy newly turned vampire struggling with the loss of his humanity, and Ana Martin, a former gang member who has yet to accept she is both good and worth of love.

I hope your readers enjoy the excerpt below and enter to win a copy of TURNED.


Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.

Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden.

But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules.

Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own.
When Ty claims to have information about Ana’s missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.

Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?

Publisher: Bantam
Series: The BellaDonna Agency #1
Format: ebook, paperback, audio
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon* | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository* | iTunes


 Virna DePaul is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction. Whether its vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love. Bedding The Wrong Brother is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance, and is followed by Bedding The Bad Boy. Her PNR series with Random House launches on April 1, 2014 with Turned. She loves to hear from readers at

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Virna is giving one lucky Bea’s Book Nook reader a Print of TURNED upon release! US & Canada Only. Please read my Giveaway Policy. The giveaway ends March 29th at 11:59PM EST.

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  1. This sounds like another winner :).

  2. Virna is one of my "go 2" authors. She always bowls me over with her sexy books and compelling characters.

  3. I've never read anything by this author, I have to check her out. The covers look hot.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Haven't read this author yet

  5. I already have this book on my TBR and will have to purchase it when it releases. I always enjoy reading vampire books. =)

  6. Ooo what a fun combo! I love the newly turned vamps and seeing them adjust to that. And don't think I can recall reading a former gang member. How interesting. Congrats on the new series!


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