Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In His Keeping by T.J. Adams (excerpt, spotlight and GIVEAWAY) GFT

In His Keeping
by T.J. Adams


GENRE: Paranormal Romance



At eighteen, Elise Duxten must end her life. Her younger sister, Marly, lies dead because of her. To pay for her crimes she sell’s her soul to the devil in exchange for her sister’s life.

Matrix, King of the crossroads, the Devil’s right hand man for the last twenty years, is willing to make the deal, eager for another pawn. To sweeten the exchange he gives her one year to mourn her decision before he takes her for good.

In that year he's determined to torment her, driven by envy at the strength in her soul. Though having lived years apart, the same heartless man, Manx Sloazan, destroyed their lives.

With her remaining life, Elise must teach her sister to live without her and find the courage to say goodbye. It won't be easy. Sloazan is determined to make Elise pay for a bungled drug sale and Matrix wants to torture her soul. Or does he?

With Elise, Matrix has discovered something he thought he'd lost. His heart. But he is the devil's, without the ability to choose. When the time comes, will he be prepared to let her go in order to save her soul? Or will the Devil make sure he gets what is his due?


Exclusive Excerpt:

It was his way, the infinite manipulator.

He toyed with me, using his words as a blanket against the chill of my fears. Understanding this hardened me. A spark of heat began in my belly and threaded throughout my body. I clenched my teeth with the awakening of my resistance. I needed a mantra to help me survive. If I stripped myself of what made Elise perhaps I would endure. Nothing can harm you when you have nothing to give.

The ground disappeared, vanishing, leaving only a platform big enough for the two of us. It crumbled like dominoes, starting at my feet and running in an arc outward around me—the ground I was unaware I’d been walking on. The scream, which burst out, became lost in the roar of breaking rock and gusting wind. My ponytail whipped around hitting me in the face. I collapsed to the floor of my platform. The strength in my legs vanished. My fingers dug into nothing. The hardness of the rock gave no purchase.

My screams split the air, but for seconds, minutes, hours, I never heard them. Only the dry rasp made me stop.

I curled in a ball like a baby, lashed by the wind and the heat. The heat.

With no understanding of how long I'd remained tightly wrapped around my own body, I surfaced. In a slow unfolding I pushed up and stood unsure if the muscles had returned. The adrenaline firing through me shook my body.

My refuge, the platform, had shrunk, stretching to the edge of my toes and disappearing below, way below. A burning heat swept across my face. The air rose on the hot drafts funneling past like a hot chute. I dared a look and screamed the last breath in my throat. Licking flames and molten larva crackled and flowed beneath me. The shock toppled me, my balance gone once my mind collapsed. Hands on my arms supported me. A firm grasp held me in place. Behind, a hard body pressed against me.

“Having fun yet? Please don’t close your eyes. It’ll ruin the effect.”

“Oh god…god.”

The words came out, between my gasping breaths, in response to my brain’s overload.

“I’ll try and take that as a compliment.”

I attempted to push back from the edge, but his body blocked my path. With no other way of barricading my fear I disobeyed and closed my eyes, turning my head sideways into his chest.

He wouldn’t let me fall. He couldn’t. The Devil always kept his promises, or so he said, and I had one year left to live, which meant this was his enjoyment, nothing more.

The feather touch of a finger ran the length of my neck from my ear to my shoulder, tracing a line of fire. Next his icy breath chilled where his finger traveled before his words whispered in my ear. “Look, Elise.”

He grasped my chin with his forefinger and thumb moving my head forward. “This is my gift to you.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

TJ Adams couldn’t decide what she wanted to be when she grew up and travelled instead. She returned from overseas with the thrill of adventure still inside, so decided to train as a commercial light aircraft pilot, flying out of the remote aboriginal communities of north Western Australia.

A badly damaged eardrum clipped her wings, and she returned to Perth to complete a BA of science. During this time she meet her husband halfway up a rock face, while engaging in one of her favorite past times, rock climbing.

Somewhat tamed, TJ Adams and hubby settled in the Perth Hills with their three children.

When her children were little, TJ Adams found her new passion—books. Countless books later and the idea of becoming an author emerged.

Her favorite genre is paranormal with her first novel Bound under contract with Eternal press. Unable to stop her fingers from tapping, TJ Adams has since formed a partners with another Perth author, Renee Hammond, to complete the Hells Gate series. In His Keeping is her latest release.



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  1. What are you reading right now?

  2. It sounds very dark but interesting. Where do you think the concept for the book came from?

  3. Sounds wonderful How do you decide where to set your books?

  4. I can't wait to read this one, it sounds amazing! I just downloaded a sample :D

  5. Good luck with your book and thanks for this giveaway.

  6. This book sounds really good.

  7. Wow! What an excerpt! Sounds like a real page-turner!

  8. I loved the excerpt! I am looking forward to the next excerpt! Thank you for sharing the post and the giveaway!

  9. A great opening line to the excerpt.

  10. what inspired you to start writing?

  11. Thanks for the chance, great giveaway