Tuesday 17 May 2016

Book Blast & Giveaway - The Secret Door by Stephanie Burkhart

The Secret Door
Author: Stephanie Burkhart
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Description:
It's 1927 and Lord Zoltan Kristos, Hungary's Minister of the Interior, takes great pains to hide the fact he's a werewolf from the world. Despite his efforts, he's recognized when he goes to the Austrian-Hungarian border to inspect the area for damage from a recent rare earthquake.

Zoltan is accused of stealing Kurt Meklau's witch, Inna, and is recklessly followed to Volturn Manor, a residence belonging to another werewolf family, the Vargas. After a fight with Meklau, Zoltan barely escapes and his adversary is found dead.

Sophia Varga and Tomas Martin find Zoltan. Sophia is determine to attend to Zoltan's injuries and protect her home, but when Kurt's father, Marcus, comes seeking revenge, Sophia is tested like never before. As Zoltan and Sophia work together, attraction and desire flame between them.

Will the secrets Volturn Manor harbors offer Zoltan and Sophia the clues they need to defeat Marcus and give them the opportunity to explore their feelings for one another?

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Zoltan stepped into the middle of the area, surveying his surroundings. Sophia placed her candle next to the one on the table.

"Eat, Lord Kristos, the sunset is approaching," said Rita.

Zoltan glanced at Sophia, then Rita, accepting the inevitable, and sat at the table.

"We've got blankets, extra candles, tea, and some food. Rita will help me tonight."

Sophia sat on the cot next to the glass door.

Zoltan shoveled the meal into his mouth. "The room is small."

"It's also safe. Your arm isn't completely healed, and you won't be able to put much
weight on it as a wolf."

For a moment he stared at Sophia intently. "I suppose I'll suffer some discomfort

"Some -- I don't doubt you'll be restless, but trust us. I've got some ointment to help."

Zoltan pushed the empty plate away. "I'm not used to being with humans as a wolf -- only

Sophia left the cot and approached him. Stopping before Zoltan, she held out her hand.

"I'll keep you warm and safe."

He clasped her fingers tightly, looking up into her eyes. "Let me smell you."

She nodded. He sniffed her shoulder, then her wrist. Sophia found the gesture very
animalistic, yet pleasurable despite herself. Satisfied, he turned to Rita. "The wolf is instinctual. It is hard to focus on human thoughts. I must smell your scent as a human to know you mean no harm to me as a wolf."

Rita stepped forward, and despite the apprehension on her face, she held out her wrist. Zoltan drew in her scent, then released her hand. He walked over to the glass and placed his hands on the frame, staring out onto the growing shadows.

"What's wrong?" asked Sophia.

"The transformation is close. I feel the blood rushing through my veins."

Sophia steeled her resolve. He stepped away from her and pressed his back against the
wall. The candlelight fell across his face, creating stark shadows over his high cheekbones. He looked like the devil come to life. Sweat trickled over his brow.

"I'm sorry," he whispered.

About the Author
Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.  She served 11 years in the US Army and currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate and is addicted to coffee.  She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.

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  1. thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thank you so much for having me here today! Here's a book trailer to book 3 (Danube in Candlelight) in the series, from my Pinterest page. Enjoy!
    Steph Burkhart

  3. The book description and excerpt sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a good read.

  4. Thank you for the chance to win!

  5. read the Excerpt thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Thanks for the excerpt! This sounds like an amazing read :)

  7. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Werewolfs and witches, my kind of read.

  9. thank you for the giveaway -- love the excerpt and sounds like my kind of read

  10. It sounds like an awesome story.Thank you

  11. who is your favorite author?

  12. The secret door sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you

  13. 1927? Werewolf in 2016, I say!

  14. Sounds like a unique book. Very beautiful cover.

  15. What was the book that most influenced your life — and why?

  16. I would like to read the series. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  18. Q: How much of the late 1920s is kept authentic in the novel? What are some examples? Thank you in advance!