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Friday, January 11, 2013

Tour Stop: Destiny's Mark by K.H. LeMoyne

Title: Destiny's Mark
Series: The Guardians of Eden #3
Author: K.H. LeMoyne
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
Destiny's Mark (The Guardians of Eden, #3)

The only difference between fate and destiny is choice.

Tsu Halan, Guardian defense master, has honed his skills and waited patiently over the centuries for the covenant’s promise of a mate to share his soul and a family to cherish. Close enough to taste fulfillment, the dark echoes of the past threaten with danger and death.

Jai Dashkov harbors her own painful secrets of harsh betrayal and tender loss. Her desperate search to reclaim her life doesn’t allow room in her heart to deviate for love.

Together they are stronger than apart, but the promise of the covenant is a perpetual test. One that Tsu and Jai must conquer in time or suffer an eternity for their failure.
A race of beings created in a Sanctum at the far edge of Eden. Co-existing with mankind, they safeguarded human souls and the promise of eternity—until a virus killed all over the age of eighteen. The surviving children fled to the Sanctum for protection, children raising children without the full legacy of their history and knowledge. Two hundred years of solitude have produced a race of semi-immortals fortified with powers and intellect but lacking the mates who will make them whole and allow them to fulfill their covenant with mankind.

As the bus doors swung closed behind her, Jai stepped with a splash into the street run- off from the last shower. Lovely. Now she’d need time to clean her shoes. Most likely have to replace them too. The stitch in her side grew with each step, but she forced herself to ignore it. One more block and safely across the street then she could relax on the transit line. Until then, she would hold in the aches. If she lost her job, she wouldn’t have the resources to do anything.

Her target, Kowloon Hotel’s glass tower, flashed through the stream of double-decker buses and tiny cars like a sparkling jewel. She stopped, debating another way to cross as she eyed the crowd and the several lanes of dense traffic.

A sharp strike punched between her shoulder blades. Knocked off balance, she staggered face-first toward the oncoming traffic. One shoe digging for purchase and her fingers splayed, she struggled to stop her momentum as a tug wrenched her shoulder. The spin threw her to her knees sideways in the street.

“My purse!” Pain speared her palms and knees, but she twisted to scour the sea of people behind her. She turned back and cringed. Tires spun inches from her face.

An arm around her waist jerked her backward as a shocking flash of metallic red and yellow rocketed by her. Hair tangled around her face, she gasped and clutched her lifeline. She had one quick glimpse of the city bus before it merged into traffic and disappeared from view.


The gentle inquiry penetrated the din around her. Like a balm, the question filtered through her shock, cutting short her onset of shudders. Turning in the arms now loosely holding her, she met her rescuer’s concerned stare.

Dark brown eyes the color of expensive chocolate assessed her. Seeming to feel he had her attention, the man moved farther away from the street, bringing her with him. His jet-black hair, tied at the nape of his neck, showed no disarray from either the passing bus or his action to save her. But the thunder of the near miss still rang in Jai’s ears, rocking her equilibrium. His protective embrace didn’t help her disorientation. Her body felt disconnected from the ground. Her mind swirled at the edge of panic as she attempted to get her thoughts back in order.

He cupped her hand as the fog cleared from her brain. Eyebrows knitted and lips pressed thin, he scrutinized her abrasions. Making no attempt to release her, he kept his arm around her back as if she needed support. Instinctively, an unfamiliar part of her accepted the connection, reluctant to move away. Rationally, she questioned her ease with a strange man.

“Are you all right?” he asked. “Are you injured anywhere else?”

Goose bumps rippled across her skin from the smooth timbre of his voice. “No, I’m—I’ll be fine.”

Such a lie. But she could hardly tell him she’d lost her money, ruined one of her few work outfits, and, at this rate, would likely lose her job. From his steady appraisal, she almost believed he might understand.

Author Bio
A former technology specialist, KH LeMoyne now writes romance fulltime with series in urban fantasy, high fantasy, and scifi/futuristic. She lives in Maryland with her wonderful husband and corgi. Much to her dismay, she rarely encounters supernatural beings other than on paper. Visit her website: or blog:

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  1. Nickle, thanks for hosting me today. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Nice excerpt.


  3. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sherryfundin69 at netscape dot net

  4. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


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