Thursday, October 23, 2014

Erin Manbeck's GIFTED TRILOGY Blog Tour & Giveaway

Gift of Sight
“Gifted” Trilogy, #1

Feisty, smart mouth Regan thought that breaking up with her boyfriend Sam was going to be the start of her independence.  Instead, she is manipulated and dragged into a world where sharp, sarcastic wit isn't going to save her.  Turning to her Gram for help, the only remaining relative she has, Regan is upset to find out that her grandmother has been keeping family secrets of her own all these years. 
With a vengeful goddess using people to try and bring Regan to the Underworld, Gram brings in three Guardians to protect her.  Given the short version of what is expected of her, loaded with a lot of expectations for her future, Regan knows first-hand that life is too short.  She isn't letting anyone make life-altering decisions for her despite finding out that the vengeful goddess has placed a price on her head. 
This book will make you laugh, feel connected to the characters, and leave you wanting more.
Warning: Adult language and sexual situation

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Regan could tell he was being sincere, but she didn’t care. “You said most of the time, what about the other times? What did you do?” Regan’s questions were being fired out like a machine gun burst.
Jake was definitely having a hard time finding the right words. He went with the honest approach. “Well, on occasion you would just walk out of the bathroom and I would happen to look up and you would be naked. So yes, I have seen you naked. Over the year quite a few times, you really have nothing to be embarrassed about. You are beautiful.”
With a poker face that would have won her millions at the tables, Regan responded, “Take your clothes off.”
“What? Why do you want me to do that?”
“Seriously, it’s only fair. Take your clothes off, every last stitch.”
Jake couldn’t believe what she was asking. “Regan, I am not taking my clothes off.”
Regan screamed into Jake's face, “GET NAKED NOW!”
Suddenly Gram was at her side. “Honey, why are you screaming? What are you getting so upset about?”
Regan never took her eyes off Jake. “He needs to get naked. It’s only fair.”
“Honey, why would Jake need to be naked to talk to you?” Even Gram had a bit of a laugh mixed in her tone.
“Over the last year there have been moments where he has seen me naked. The only way I am going to be comfortable with that fact is if he gets butt naked right now, an eye for an eye, so to speak.”
Piper jumped in to help. “She’s right, Jake. I mean, if someone saw me naked like that without me knowing and then I had to work with him or her, you bet their hairy ass I would make them strip. Come on, Maggie, we don’t want to see that, so we should go back into the kitchen until he is done.”
"You have a hairy ass?" Regan asked Jake.
"No, of course not, Piper is messing around.
"See, the smart money was on yes because then I might have said to forget this whole thing, but since you said no…get in the birthday suit. You’re wasting precious time."

  Gift of Power
“Gifted” Trilogy, #2

Power equals responsibility. 
Despite declaring to those closest to her that she will take her position as Queen, Regan’s first priority is not to rule, but to find her parents.  With Jake at her side, she is determined to learn how to use her new powers and hide from her destiny, as well as the Council, a little while longer. 
Unfortunately, someone has been watching and reporting every move Regan makes.  She is disheartened to find out the Council is already eagerly awaiting her arrival in Ireland and have apparently started to plan her future…one that does not include Jake. 
Regan must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to protect her people from a vengeful goddess, while also weeding out the traitor among them.  In the end, will she have the strength to withstand losing any of them?

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“When I was in the Otherworld, Agrona promised two things. One, if she gets those long fingers on me she will use me to come back. She swore that if she came back it meant that she would destroy all those I love and care for, and leave no McQuigan linage to remember. Secondly, if I chose not to help, she was going to kill my parents. So you see, no matter what decision I make she will destroy the people I love.
“What would apparently surprise you is that I told her I’m not so selfish that I would put my parents before not only my people, but all of humanity. So, don’t YOU all jump the gun and think you know me as well as you think you do. My life has changed. I have changed. I have new feelings and beliefs flowing through me every second that none of you will ever understand.”
She turned her head slightly and spoke over her shoulder. “For your sake, as well as mine, I will be patient right now. I will sleep on it tonight and hopefully by tomorrow I will have a better grasp on everything that we have discussed, and I’m hoping with your help, I will have a plan.
“Let me lastly remind you, and I’m not trying to be a bitch, but if that’s how you see it, so be it, but the decision I make will be my own. You will choose to stand beside me or you will choose to walk away. Either choice, I will accept without judgment.” She turned back to all of them. “We all have a lot to think about so let’s get some sleep tonight and talk again in the morning.” Regan then walked out of the room and headed for her bedroom without giving any of them a chance to refute what she had said.
That’s right people; I just walked out like a boss!

Gift of Prophecy
“Gifted” Trilogy, #3

Regan’s arrival in Ireland may have heightened her powers, but it has also given Agrona and her minions more cause to make sure she never makes it to her coronation.  With every attack and the harsh welcome she receives from the council, Regan is more determined than ever to prove why the deities have chosen her to be the Queen. 
Although, part of her has accepted that she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice, it isn't until Regan finds herself in the Otherworld being handed over to Agrona that the reality hits her.  Will Jake and her family survive without her?

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“Stay behind me, all three of you, and that is not a request.”
When Regan had first seen the council members, an image had flashed in her mind.
What the hell, why not?
She didn’t even have to touch the ground to feel the connection.  Everything around her, since she arrived in Ireland, seemed to call to her.  She raised her hands ever so slightly, and concentrated on the level ground that was between her and the stage.  Tapping into nature, she prayed.  “I call upon my abilities and I ask for your help.”
At first there was a small vibration, an effect that had Regan not sure what she was doing, but when the earth before her started to violently tremble all she could think was, “Thank you Danu and Oaky.”
To make sure the council knew her intentions, she spoke loud and clear.  Keep those that doubt me and are not pure of heart from reaching me.
Regan placed her palms together and directed them at the center of the open area.  While visualizing what she wanted, she pulled her hands apart and watched as the ground in front of her slowly started to tear apart.  A large crack appeared in the center of the open area and the ground began to separate.  By the time her arms were spread wide, the fifty feet that had separated her and the stage, was nothing more than a gaping hole that didn’t appear to have a bottom.
Regan, not satisfied yet, continued creating this bottomless pit around the entire stage, until it stood like a lone island in a vast sea, with all of its occupants now huddled together, except for her one lone wolf.  Rewarding him for standing apart from the others, she’d offer him an olive branch, so to speak.
Regan raised her hands higher this time and drew from what remained around her.  Strong roots, embedded in the earthen pit walls, began to come alive.  The once nestled roots pulled away from their home in the dirt, entwining together as they reached out across the chasm.  They continuously stretched until they met their counterpart, coming from the other side.  When connected, what appeared in front of everyone was a small bridge.  “Conall, I offer you this opportunity to join me, since you are probably the only one of the nine that wishes to remain a member.  If you choose to join me, walk across my bridge before I remove it.”
Conall let out a laugh and saluted his fellow council members.  With no fear, he walked quickly across Regan’s makeshift bridge, and with every step, Regan not only saw his aura become brighter, but her trust in a man she had never met grew.  It was unquestionable that he belonged to the light.  When Conall came to the end and took his last step off the bridge, he smiled widely.
Just as she was getting ready to speak, Regan saw the other members starting to make a move for the bridge.  She instantly dropped her hands, in turn dropping the bridge, and leaving them to think about their actions.

Author Bio:
I’m an author in hiding…I still work full time, but don’t ever look over my shoulder to see what’s on my computer screen.  Chances are you will find me secretly writing. 
Besides family and friends, I love to laugh.  It may be at the expense of those I love, but they get me, so I usually don’t offend too much. 

Honesty…I can’t help it.  I usually say way I feel, but with a little guidance, I’ve learned to be more tactful.
I’ve worked in plenty of environments (trucking company, correction officer and I was in the military to mention a few) so I guess you can say that’s where my mouth and attitude come from.  Either way, as long as I get my morning cup of coffee people are safe. 
The Trilogy is complete and I also have a new stand-alone book called “Dreamless”.  It’s a Paranormal Suspense that’s a bit lighter on the language, but will keep you guessing who the Nightmare really is.

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Signed Copy of the entire Trilogy, Signed Copy of my new book Called “Dreamless” and Bookmarks to match
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