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Tour & Giveaway: 127. Dark Hunger by Rita Herron...

August 9, 2009
dark hunger tour

Today's tour is for Rita Herron's Dark Hunger. Read on!

About the book:
Reporter Annabelle Armstrong will go to any lengths to deliver a story, even track down Quinton Valtrez, a man she believes is a coldhearted assassin. Yet the truth about the darkly sensual Quinton is even more shocking...and the overwhelming desire he ignites is one she vows to resist.

Quinton has fought his demonic powers since he was a child. Now using his gifts for the good of national security, he can't let himself be distracted by the beautiful, determined Annabelle. But his need for her is sudden, fierce--and could soon cost Annabelle her life. For a wicked enemy is out for vengeance, a demon who wants to draw Quinton into a life of pure evil and is willing to use Annabelle as bait. To save her, Quinton must achieve the near impossible: tame the sinister force that is both his inheritance and his curse before it claims him forever.

rita herronAbout the author:
Rita Herron is an award-winning author of more than 30 romantic suspense novels for Harlequin and Dorchester. In 2007 alone, she was nominated for two Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards, including a Career Achievement Award. She can be found online at her website,, and you can find out more about her Demonborn series at The Demonborn website.

drey's thoughts:
Ah, a romance between suspicious, antagonistic people... Annabelle is a reporter who's trying to move up to the next level. She thinks that an expose on Quinton Valtrez would do the trick. So she's hunting him down. And she's right--he is an assassin. Too bad he's also gorgeous. Unknown to her, though, is his heritage--Quinton is demonborn.

Quinton is one of those "quiet" men. He has to be--an assassin has no time for friends, after all. Being demonborn doesn't help, either. When Annabelle starts following him, he's afraid she knows his secret. And afraid of what he might have to do to keep his secret.

Dark Hunger is definitely action-packed. An explosion starts off the adventure within the first 10 pages--lots of carnage and chaos. Seems that Quinton's sire wants him back, and wants him evil. Next thing you know, Quinton and Annabelle are working together to try to stop the next attack. And, eventually, Quinton's heritage is outed, and Annabelle has some thinkin' to do. A fun, fast read from Rita Herron!

Five fun facts from Rita:
  1. I set Dark Hunger in three of my favorite cites, Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans because they’re all haunted and possess an eerie atmosphere – perfect places for the Death Angel. The B & B with the outdoor garden where Annabelle stays in Savannah is fashioned after a B & B where my husband and I stayed. And Shayla Larue is modeled after a voodoo priestess I met at the RWA conference in New Orleans.

  2. Emily Nelson, the social worker in the book, is named after my daughter who’s a dedicated social worker in real life.

  3. The idea of the Death Angel taking a vulture’s form came from a brainstorming session with two author friends at a writer’s retreat near Charleston. I’d been flirting with other forms but, when the vulture idea came up, I knew it was perfect—creepy and symbolic of bad luck, evil and death.

  4. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds inspired me as I was writing Dark Hunger. I also envisioned David Gray’s song “One With the Birds” as the soundtrack for the movie.

  5. When I was a child, I knew a preacher who inspired me to create Reverend Narius. He was a hellfire and damnation type who yelled and stalked up and down the aisles during his sermon. It was as if he was singling you out to let you know you were going to hell. I was terrified of him!
Holy moly, does Hachette have a prize pack for you!! 5 people will win a copy of Dark Hunger, a signed bookmark, AND a T-shirt! How lucky can you be?? =)
-- Contest is open to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please!
-- To enter, comment and share something you've found out about the Demonborn, either from Rita's website, the Demonborn website, or somewhere else (please mention where).
-- Follow for 1 extra entry.
-- Share for 2 extra entries (let me know what & where, please).
-- If you're here from someone's mention, let me know who/where. The sharer & you BOTH get an extra entry!
-- Do it all before 6:00 pm CST August 22nd. Good luck!

Tour stops:
Aug. 9:
Yankee Romance Reviewers
drey’s library
Aug. 10:
Bookin’ with “BINGO”
Just Another New Blog
Hot Deals by Bec
Aug. 11:
Trisha's Book Blog
Maria's Space
Aug. 12:
Book Soulmates
My Book Addiction & More
Aug. 13:
Just Jennifer Reading
Seductive Musings
Wrighty's Reads
Aug. 14:
Bibliophiles 'R' Us
Starting Fresh
cheryl's book nook
Aug. 15:
A Journey of Books
Aug. 16:
Darby's Closet
Aug. 17:
Carol’s Notebook
Aug. 18:
Jeanne's Ramblings
Cheeky Reads
Aug. 19:
Books and Needlepoint
Aug. 20:
All About {n}
This Book For Free
Aug. 21:
Park-Avenue Princess
Morbid Romantic
Aug. 22:
Falling Off the Shelf
My Book Views
Found Not Lost
My Guilty Pleasures

And, don't forget to check out West of Mars--Win a Book! for more giveaways!


chey said...

They are haunted by dark forces.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

Cheryl McInnis said...

I found out on the Demonborn website that Book 3: Forbidden Passion - will be released in April 2010.


I'm a follower~


Karen H said...

I haven't read Rita's work yet. Would love to win a copy of her book to get me started.

+2 I am a current follower

kkhaas AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

Great prize pack!!!Please enter me in the giveaway

The Dark Lords were mortals bred from an Angel of Light and a demon or another Dark Lord

I'm a follower


housemouse88 said...

There are reviews on the Demonborn Website of the book, Insatiable Desire.

I'm a follower of the blog.

house_mouse88 at yahoo dot com

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis

I twetted about this on my Twitter

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis

I am a follower of your blog ;o)

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis

This is what the main Guy in this book is trying to do.

The demons who have powers beyond comprehension. One is here and I’m fighting him now. He steals people’s minds, turns them into killers, soldiers for Satan’s cause.

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Drey!
What a great review! I would love to win a copy, so please enter me in your giveaway!

* I am a follower!
* I posted about this giveaway on my sidebar on my blog with a link!
Here's it is:

Thanks for hosting!

Shawna L. said...

Shawna Lewis

I came over from Book'in with Bingo

KR said...

The Black Rock - According to Greek mythology, the black rock was used to build Satan’s palace.


KR said...

I follow.


dor said...

I learned from the demonborn website that Satan’s Palace means cave of black rock.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

dor said...

I subscribe by email.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Julie said...

Great contest, please enter me!

I learned that The Black Rock - According to Greek mythology was used to build Satan’s palace.

I'm already a follower


I ♥ Book Gossip said...

+1 I learned that The black rock was used to build Satan’s palace.
+1 Follower
+2 Posted on sidebar

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

ColleenFL said...

I read that the demonborn have demonic blood.

+1 for following

Looks like a good series!

Unknown said...

i tweeter. and posted a blog on my myspace. and i already, posted a pic of my comp and book on rita myspace, hope you liked rita. i so enjoy your books!!!!
love a tshirt and bookmarks

Unknown said...

The Brunette Librarian said...

Didn't know that black rock was used to build Satan's palace.

I'm a follower!

rachie2004 @ yahoo (dot) com

Jane said...

The Dark Lords are bred from the union of good and bad.

I'm a follower of this blog.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Misusedinnocence said...

Forbidden Passion will be out in April of next year. :)

Jenny N. said...
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Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw.
Thank you.
The Manhattan Prophet is a story of hope and redemption

Kytaira said...

I found out this from the Demonborn website - SPECIAL!!! Rita's publisher is offering a special for the month of August: In honor of the release of DARK HUNGER, you can download INSATIABLE DESIRE, the 1st book in the Demonborn series for $1.99! Get your e- book copy at any online bookstores for this special price.- That really made me happy since I managed to miss book number one.

+ I already am a follower via google reader

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

Chelsea B. said...

There was alot to learn and choose from, but THE BLACK FOREST caught my eye! I love reading books where authors pretty much create their own worlds, and yours definitely sounds like one of those! And what I learned is that The Black Forest sounds creepy as heck! ;)

throuthehaze said...

I learned that The power of three Dark Lords together can either be a strong, unbeatable force for good -- or for evil.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

According to, "The cave of Black rock was built as Satan’s palace on Earth."


Thank you! -Miranda
mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

Beth (BBRB) said...

The Black Rock - According to Greek mythology, the black rock was used to build Satan’s palace

Who knew?! Interesting!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I am unfamiliar with the Demonborn, but it sounds really cool. I learned from their website that they are insatiable beasts which must feed their souls with the flesh of a woman. Yet breeding is forbidden for they might bring into the world a demon child who could destroy us all.

Thanks for the chance to win this really great sounding book.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I follow on Blogger.

CrystalGB said...

The angel amulet is a symbol of goodness. Each Dark Lord is given one by their mother to remind them that they have both good in their veins as well as demonblood.

What a great giveaway. Count me in please.


CrystalGB said...

I am follower via Google reader.


Unknown said...
just realize i wasnt followin you , lol

mrsshukra said...

The demonborn's father is the spawn of Satan, their mother, an angel of light.


mrsshukra said...

Google friends connect follower!


Lee P said...

According to the Demonborn website, The Black Forest inhabits half-animal, half-man, shapeshifters and others so vile that no imagination could conjure up their distorted features. Wow, does this sound great! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.


Lee P said...

I follow your blog.


Nicole said...

The book trailer on the Demonborn website is hot. I want to know if she can 'tame the demon inside'.

+1 follow.

nfmgirl said...

I learned for the month of August, in honor of the release of DARK HUNGER, you can download INSATIABLE DESIRE, the 1st book in the Demonborn series, for $1.99!

I follow

I blogged it:

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Marie said...

I learned that the Dark Lords are bred from the union of good and bad -- very interesting!

Marie said...

I am a follower.

Mariee said...

"Eerie, Tennessee - A small fictional town carved out of the deepest part of the Smoky Mountains." Great town name!

I'm a follower.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Debs Desk said...

On The Demonborn website I learned about the legends. Please include me in your giveaway.

Belinda M said...
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Belinda M said...

I learned that one character,Quinton Valtrez is an assassin for a secret government unit called the Ghosts

I found this info on the demonborn site

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Anonymous said...

From the Demonborn Website, I found out that Demonborns are both mortals and inhumans born with demonic blood running through their veins.

I subscribe via email. (Worth an entry?) I'd really like to win this one.


Sara M said...

I learned that The Dark Lords are mortals bred from an Angel of Light and a demon or another Dark Lord.

I'm also a follower.

Sara M
silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

i learned that the 'dark lords' are bred from the good and the bad.

thanks for the giveaway.

karen k

Anonymous said...

i'm a follower :)

karen k

budletsmom said...

I haven't read this author before but this book sounds good.

I learned that Demonborn, are both mortals and inhumans born with demonic blood running through their veins. I hope to read this book soon and find out a lot more.

I am a follower.

budletsmom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

The "good" ones are warriors for humanity.

I'm a follower!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

tina werner said...

i'm a follower...
i have you linked on my side bar


stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

lag123 said...

The year of the eclipse is when the new leaders are named.

lag123 said...

I am a new follower.

Anonymous said...

Thank you following... this site. Very interesting site, Hope it will always be alive!

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