Today, I want to welcome C.D. Hersh and there newest book “Blood Brothers”.
When Delaney Ramsey is enlisted to help train two of the most powerful shape shifters the Turning Stone Society has seen in thousands of years, she suspects one of them is responsible for the disappearance of her daughter. To complicate matters, the man has a secret that could destroy them all. Bound by honor to protect the suspect, Delaney must prove his guilt without losing her life to his terrible powers or revealing to the police
Shifter Trivia Quiz
Karen, thanks so much for having us today. Since we write about shape shifters we’ve crafted a shape shifter trivia quiz to see if readers can figure out the difference between commonly know shape shifters and our shifters.
- Which of these shape shifters can change into an animal?
- werewolf b. Alexi Jordan c. selkie
- Which shifter uses a magic ring to change shapes?
- berserker b. Turning Stone Member c. Kitsune
- Which shifter can mimic other people?
- púca b. Turning Stone Member c. Leshy
- Which shifter has an alter-ego of the opposite sex?
- Skinwalker b. Turning Stone Member c. vampire
- Which shifter can mind shift with you?
- Wendigo b. Rhys Temple c. aswang
If you answered “b” one time then you have been fooled by the nine-tailed Kitsune trickster who insinuated itself into your dreams to create an illusion that you knew the answers.
If you answered “b” two times then you have been hiding in the woods with the Slavic male woodland spirit the Leshy and don’t know much about shape shifters, which could be dangerous if a human eating Wendigo or aswang is around.
If you answered “b” three out of five times you might have been distracted by selkie beauties who left their seal skin hidden somewhere. Find a seal skin and you can keep a selkie beauty/hunk for yourself.
If you answered “b” four out of five times you did fairly well and were only led astray once. Of course that means a púca was close by to fool you that one time, but you didn’t let the Norse warrior, the berserker, distract you with his incredible strength.
If you’ve answered “b” every time then you know about our shifters and must have read The Promised One. You also avoided the gaze of a Skinwalker and didn’t freeze up with fear upon encountering all these shifters.
Of course if you didn’t answer “b” at all then you need to read The Turning Stone Chronicles and find out about our shifters and the things they can do. Here’s an excerpt from our newest book, Blood Brothers, to get you started:
The telephone jangling pulled Delaney Ramsey out of a deep sleep. Moving the digital clock on the nightstand closer to her, she squinted at the bright green numbers. Three a.m. She fumbled for the receiver.
“If you’re calling at this ungodly hour, someone better be dead,” she mumbled into the phone.
“Delaney, ’tis Eli McCraigen.”
Sitting up, she pulled the duvet cover with her. Why was the Keeper of the Stone calling her? “What’s wrong, Eli?”
“Dinna worry yerself. ’Tis good news.”
Slumping against the headboard, she yawned, the adrenalin draining away with his words. “If it’s such good news, why couldn’t you wait until tomorrow?”
“I need ye tae call a special meeting o’ the council before they get away from the city.”
“Nay, only the senior council. I’ve a new Promised One tae present.”
“Why wasn’t he presented last night at Samhain?”
“He hadnae committed tae the cause, and he dinna have a ring until minutes before midnight.”
“This is highly irregular, Eli. I don’t know if I can get the council to agree.”
“Ye have tae. He’s a verra special man.”
“A Promised One who hasn’t even had his ring more than a few hours. That’s unheard of. How can you expect someone like that to pass even one proof test?”
“He’s already shown me two–and they’re not the paltry tests most Promised Ones have failed. He has the elusive, legendary powers, and he did them using the power of other shifters’ rings.”
She snapped awake. “Other shifters’ rings? Whose?”
“Mine, Alexi Jordan’s and Sylvia Jordan’s.”
Delaney switched the light on, knocking her reading glasses to the floor with the motion. Great. She’d just bought them. Leaning over the edge of the bed, she retrieved the glasses and put them on. “Sylvia Jordan Riley?”
“’Tis that what the she-witch is calling herself now?”
“Seems so. Her name has come across my desk in her official capacity with Homeland Security.”
“That’s the other thing I need from ye. Sylvia’s butting intae Rhys’ and Alexi’s jobs and personal lives. I’m pretty certain she knows what he is, too. I need reinforcements.”
In all the years she’d known Eli, he’d never asked for assistance. And he comes to me now. At the worst possible time. “I’m honored you’d think of me, but I can’t do more than call the council for you. Ask one of them to get your reinforcements.”
“Fine, the council can arrange that, but I need ye on a more personal mission.”
“I’m in the middle of something very important and time consuming. I can’t help.”
“Dinna ye know who’s asking ye, lassie?”
She knew all right. The most powerful man in the entire Turning Stone Society. She was crazy to even consider refusing him. Her position on the council rested on his say so. However, finding her daughter meant more to her than anything else. “Normally I’d be willing to die for you, Eli, but–”
“Let’s pray dying won’t be what we’ll be needing. But I could be putting ye in a verra dangerous position.”
That did it. No way could she help if it might cost her life. Not now. Not until she found Lila. “I’m sorry. I can’t.”
“I need ye, Delaney. Come tae University Hospital and see me. I’m in ER.”
“ER? Are you all right?”
“We had a little run-in with a panther.”
Amazon buy link for The Promised One (The Turning Stone Chronicles): http://t.co/yW59QqvkLh
Amazon buy link for Blood Brothers (The Turning Stone Chronicles): http://www.amzn.com/B00OVNFC8W
Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.
Together they have co-authored a number of dramas, six which have been produced in Ohio, where they live. Their interactive Christmas production had five seasonal runs in their hometown and has been sold in Virginia, California, and Ohio. Their most recent collaborative writing efforts have been focused on romance. The first book of their paranormal romance series entitled The Promised One (The Turning Stone Chronicles) is available on Amazon. The second book in the series Blood Brothers is coming October 29, 2014 from Soul Mate Publishing.
Where you can find CD:
Soul Mate Publishing: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/C.-D.-Hersh/e/B00DV5L7ZI