Monday, 7 May 2012

Guest Post & $15 Gift Card Giveaway: Finding My Faith

Original Title: Finding My Faith
Series: Six Saviours #2
Author: Carly Fall
Publisher: Westward Publishing
Published Date: March 1st 2012
Genre: Fantasy

Growing up in a small Northern Arizona town, Faith Cloudfoot’s life was spent playing in the forests surrounding her house under the protective eyes of her father, and learning about the legends of her Native American heritage. Yearning for more out of her life, she moves to Phoenix, Arizona at the age of twenty-three where she is kidnapped and almost killed.

Rayner has a special ability, one that weighs on him like a curse. He can see spirits trapped in between life and their final resting place. Because he can’t do much to help them, he studiously ignores them. He concentrates, instead, on working with his fellow warriors to right the wrongs caused by the evil criminals from his home planet.

When Rayner sees Faith in her spirit form while investigating a lead in Phoenix, his attraction to her is immediate, yet he follows his own personal code and ignores her cry for attention. When he realizes that she may be a stepping stone to getting him home to his own universe, he engages Faith and begins to use her as a means to an end: going home.

As the attraction grows stronger, Rayner finds himself breaking all sorts of self-set rules, as well as the code of ethics set by him and his fellow warriors. When Faith nears death, Rayner realizes that he must do everything in his power to save her, because if he doesn’t, he may just lose himself.


“You're real.”

It was barely a whisper, but Rayner heard it.  His heart beat even faster, and he slowly opened his eyes.  Faith was looking at him.

“Yes,” he whispered back.

“Your eyes...” her voice drifted off, and she closed her eyes for a moment as if she were recalling something, then opened them again.

She smiled slightly and reached for his hand.  “My wise warrior saved me.”

He took it and held the delicate bones in his big paw.  Energy ripped through him as their palms touched. After the initial jolt, he felt a peace overcome every fiber of his being.  It slowed his heart and loosened his muscles.  The peace that flowed through him was an energy all onto itself.

They stared at each other for a moment, then Faith shut her eyes.  Rayner studied her face.  In a nutshell, she took his breath away.  She was prettier in the flesh than she had been as a ghost.  He watched her chest rise and fall with each breath.

“We have to get out of here, Rayner,” Hudson said in a low voice.

Rayner nodded, let go of Faith's hand and began to stand up.

Faith's eyes flew open and she tried to sit up, panic raced across her face.  “No!” she said, “please don't leave me!”

Rayner took her hand again and got back down on his knees.  “Faith, relax.  I'm not going anywhere without you.  You're safe now.”

He met her eyes, and for a long moment he knew she was deciding whether he could be trusted.  He gave her hand a gentle squeeze and said, “I promise.”



Thank you for having me!

What makes a great male movie hero?  The guys got to be tough, good looking, charming and look sexy as hell carrying a gun.  There are a lot of great male movie heroes out there, but here is my top ten.  They aren't in any particular order.  I like them all for different reasons.

1.  Harrison Ford - Star Wars

2.  Keanu Reeves - The Matrix

3.  Sylvester Stallone - Rambo

4.  Sean Connery - James Bond

5.  Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones

6.  Bruce Willis - Die Hard

7.  Daniel Craig - James Bond

8  Matt Damon - Bourne Identity

9. Humphrey Bogart - Casablanca

10  Denzel Washington - in anything :)


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Carly will be giving away two eBook copies of The Light Within Me (the first book of this series)at each tour stop; a $15 All Romance eBooks GC for one randomly drawn commenter.

All you have to do is comment in this post, readers! 
Open INTERNATIONALLY!  Ends May 18th 2012!

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  1. I love your movie hero list! I, too, like Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007...followed by Pierce Brosnan and George Lazenby.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  2. I loved this excerpt and am looking forward to the read. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us today :)


  3. Hi Carly,
    thank you for the great giveaway and the wonderful excerpt. i think that my list is very similiar to yours but with just a few changes.

    1)John Wayne-The Quiet Man,Big Jake and any of the Rooster Cogburn movies.

    2)Hugh Jackman(or as i call him my man "sighs i wish")-Van Helsing,Australia,x-men movies or anything else

    3)Viggo Mortenson-Lord of the Rings Trilogy,Hildalgo,and A History Of Violence.

    4)Frank Langella-Dracula(best one EVER 1979/also on Broadway),The Box,Sweet Novemeber,(on T.V.)Deep Space Nine as Mr. Jaro and the list goes on and on and on. LOVE HIM! sorry fan girl moment. :D

    5)Alan Rickman- I know he has usually played the villian but he is a great actor and all alpha. When he played Hans Grubber in Die Hard you really believed he was an a-------e. and then of course there is his role as Snape in the Harry Potter films where he actually turns out to be the biggest hero of all. and one of his funniest roles was in Robin Hood with Kevin Costner. wonderfully talented man.

    6)Gary Oldman-i know most people would not consider him as an alpha but it depends on the role he is in. for instance Sirius Black in H.P. films is definitely and alpha, in the Book of Eli even as the villian he plays the part of the towns alpha male, and of course don't forget his awesome performance as "Dracula".

    7)Ed Norton- Pure Alpha male good/badness. i love this guys movies so much that when i know a new one is coming out i try and find out what kind it is going to be so i know if it is a family friendly or not. LOL! he has a huge list of credits so i just list a couple. The Illuionist,Fight club,The Italian Job,American History X and coming soon i hope(post production now) Bourne Legacy.

    8)Sean Connery-enough said. man is gorgeous and his voice could melt the panties off the Queen of England.

    9)Sam Elliott-So sexy and his voice is like rough,raw wiskey poured over gravel and covered in velvet. it's just got that smooth and going down and rough enough to raise goosebumps kinda thing going on. "SIGH". now that's just his voice, the man is also Gorgeous and very talented actor. he has played in Mask (with cher),Roadhouse, The Sacketts,We Were Soldiers,Ghost Rider,Did you Hear About The Morgans and the list just goes on.

    10)Al Pacino-i know that he is not a big tall man, but he has the brains to have survied in Hollywood for all of these years, and i have never heard a scandel about him. that's smart! LOL! he also has alot of alpha traits. brains, looks, tough, etc. look at the movie Scarface, would you want to make HIM mad? :D my favorite movie of his is actually a shakespere play "the Merchant of Venice" and he gets the raw end of the deal in it, but oh man did he ever play a breathtaking part. i almost Never cry at movies and he brought tears to my eyes several times. he also played in The Godfather(of course),Serpico,Heat, The Devil's Advocate, The Insider and The Scent of a Woman.

    i know my list is a bit different and that they also have some beta traits but i think they tend to be more Alpha. sorry i went on for so long. thank you again for the great blog hop and enjoy your week.

    tammy ramey

    1. Hi Tammy, you must be kidding me..I have never seen anyone who have given such a detailed comment! :) Thanks for your time and comment Tammy, please keep visiting..

      I really think that the author would love your comment.

    2. Tammy - you crack me up! I totally agree with your list, especially Hugh Jackman :)

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Wow, that was a great guest post, I love those men! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Nice cover..intriguing plot! Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Vidya,

    Thanks you so much for hosting me today! I'm loving other people's lists!

  7. Thank you so much for the giveaway and excerpt! I totally agree on Denzel! I could watch that man in anything!!!

  8. Greeat Interview!
    Keanu Reeves as Neo is my favorite one. He's a great movie heroe!
    I love him!


  9. I haven't read any books in this series yet and appreciate the fact that the giveaway is for the first book in the series. It sounds like an interesting mix of Native American culture and lore and supernatural/paranormal elements.

    1. The giveaway is for the first book in the series, but Finding My Faith (book 2) is also a stand alone book. You don't have to have read #1 to understand what's going on in #2. :)

  10. I love the excerpt. It sounds different than anything I have read before, and it sounds really awesome.

  11. Wow, it looks pretty damn interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. :D

  12. Hi Carly and Vidya,
    i did apologize for the rambling. :D sometimes my OCD gets the best of me and if you add in the insomnia it can get really loopy around here. LOL!

    tammy ramey

    1. Tammy, no apology needed. It was a fabulous post!!

      Sleep well :)

  13. WOW! Great list!! I would also add Daniel Craig and Chris Hemsworth. Tammy has an amazing list as well. No complaints on any of those.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  14. Great list of heroes. Unknown added some more good ones with Hugh Jackman and John Wayne. I had a dream that I married John Wayne (the young John)! Thank you for the wonderful post and giveaway.

    1. Sorry, should be

    2. Hey Laura,

      Sounds like some interesting dreams ;)

  15. That sounds like a great book! Looking forward to reading it :)

  16. I love your list and your book sounds awesome. The cover is hot too.
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

  17. Nice group of heroes and matches. I like the theme of the book and would love to win.

  18. I'm a huge sci fi romance fan and am always happy when I run across a new book in that genre. Sounds good.

  19. thank you :D

  20. Great excerpt and list of heroes.


  21. Great excerpt and list of heroes.


  22. i like your list of heros. I a huge fan os Bruce Willis esspecailly in the Die Hard Movies The 5th Die Hard movie is going to be great to. Sean Connery is great in just about anything he has done. The book sounds grea. Thanks for the giveaway. crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  23. Great excerpt. Can't wait to read the book. Paranormal fantasy is my favourite genre.

  24. Thank you for the giveaway! Great list of heroes!

  25. Hi New follower! Would love to see how this book goes!

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  26. Ganesh Kamaraj17 May 2012 at 06:47

    Thanks for the information about the giveaway. Would like to read this book! I love most of the heroes you listed.

  27. Nice twitter bird in your blog! :)

    Great guest post and giveaway.

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  28. Hi the plot sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I just now saw your post in FB..thank for the heads up.

  30. What does your cover imply? I can't see the connection between the title and the cover.

  31. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Sounds interesting! I love your men list too!

  33. Sounds great, Thanks for the giveaway

  34. Great guest post topic and the author has written well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Great top ten! I love Harrison Ford too....I appreciate the giveaway.

  36. The plot sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Hmm... I thought I already commented on this...

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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