Monday, October 20, 2014

Goldilox and the Three Scares Event and Giveaway: Kristen Painter!


Here at Goldilox and the Three Weres we love Halloween! So we wrangled up some willing authors and put together some fun posts and giveaways for you all!
Our theme for the event is What Scares You?
Check back every weekday between October 20th and October 31st to see which authors are visiting and the awesomeness they are each giving away!
Today's author is:

Kristen Painter 

Reapers are generally scary figures. Sin City Collector Ares is no exception. Here's one character's first impression upon meeting him: "Pale as moonlight and dressed in head-to-toe black leather right down to a pair of gloves, he appeared the personification of death with the visage of a skull and red-ember eyes. She blinked and the image disappeared, leaving the man behind. . . If he was death, death was also strikingly handsome in a cold, European way."
As the Collectors' Cleaner, he's often feared even by his colleagues. But in Kristen Painter's latest Sin City Collectors novella, Dead Man's Hand, Ares gets a chance to be the hero. I got to ask him some questions and try to get to know this enigmatic Collector a little better.
Gretl: Most of us are familiar with Reapers, but what exactly is a Wraith?
Ares: I'm the son of a vampire and a reaper. A rare breed to be sure, but from what I understand, there are a few of us.

G: How do your powers differ from a full-blooded reaper's?
A: They don't actually. I have the powers of both a reaper and a vampire. I don't need to drink blood to survive, however.

G: What can you tell us about the Sin City Collectors and why you joined?
A: The Collectors are an elite group of supernaturals who keep order in the various cities where they reside. I joined them because of the unique opportunities to use my skills. Also, they pay well.

G: Have you ever met the Boss and do you have any inside info about him?
A: Never met him. Few have. He's a mystery to most of us.

G: I understand you collect cars. Do any of them represent something special or commemorate certain moments in your life?
A: Not really. I just like nice cars. They're an outlet of sorts for me.

G:  How has your life changed since you met Seraphina?
A: In so many ways. Let's just say I don't feel the need to add any more cars to my collection. She is the best thing that's ever happened to me.
Here's a little more about Dead Man's Hand:
Demi-goddess and muse Seraphina Kostos has been tasked with bringing her employer’s wayward teenage daughter home. Not the hardest job Seraphina’s ever had. Until her boss calls in a favor in the form of extra help. The man who arrives is unlike any she’s ever encountered.
Sin City Collector Ares rarely goes on typical Collections. Mostly because his skill set involves taking lives, not saving them. As the son of a vampire and a grim reaper, his touch holds the ability to reap souls. Sure, it makes for a lonely existence, but he’s learned to deal with that. Or has he?

Beautiful Seraphina has him questioning everything he’s ever known. Living the rest of his life alone suddenly seems impossible. But what kind of future is there with a woman he can’t touch or hold or kiss?

Read my Review here.

And you can meet Kristen Painter, along with 49 other spectacular paranormal/fantasy authors at Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL next February!

Click the Coastal Magic button to check out the event!

Kristen Painter is giving two winners each their choice of one of her Sin City Collectors e-novellas, Queen of Hearts or Dead Man's Hand. This giveaway is international. (Winner must be at least 13 years old and able to receive the e-book.)

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  1. Wow, a wraith sounds seriously scary, with the powers of a vampire and a reaper. I need to find out how Ares and Seraphina find a way to be together, Dead Man's Hand sounds like a fantastic story.

  2. I am really loving this series. Can't wait to read Dead Man's Hand.

  3. I've only read one of Amanda Carlson's novellas in the series. I've been wanting to read Kristen's. Thanks for the event and giveaway!

  4. Great event! I think I'm gonna love this! Thanks for the chance :)

  5. thank you for a fun post!!! This series sounds awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I really like this series, unfortunately I always find the books are too short :P

  7. This sounds like a great series. I need to start reading it soon.


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