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Riptide: Betrayal of Blood by Claudette Melanson - Book Blitz + Giveaway

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Claudette Melanson writes & edits in
Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper,
Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She's wished to be a Vampire
since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there
are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese
Anime and reading vampire stories....along with other great fiction. She is
also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating,
using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee,
cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or
cashew flours.

Future dreams include writing many more books
and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make
Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit
Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many
innocent lives.

Connect with the Author here: 

The 3rd book in the 1st of several
trilogies featuring Maura & her family! 

Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor
has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril… 

Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving
mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to
the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend,
Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the pair’s
friendship and support, forbidden by both her father and the fallout from the
dire outcome to see either of them. The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by
the weight of these estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ron…whose disappearance delivers grave consequences Maura would have never dreamed possible…

Despised by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons
Maura cannot yet comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise. Aldiva’s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver covens, forcing them to rush to Maura’s aid—even though her father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on
Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they instead rebel against Maxwell’s wishes in order to save her life? 

In addition to the menace personified in her unsolicited enemy, the unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled down into the depths of a far more devastating crisis…one which
may condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death. But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is drawing her under,
Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound
friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before.
Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she
loves the most… 

In this third and final book of The Maura DeLuca
Trilogy,the first of several trilogies to come, the reader will delve even
deeper into the secrets guarded by Maura’s father, the mystery of Ron’s role in
her life and the identities of the mysterious Vancouver Island Coven members
who have, up until now, remained hidden in the shadows. This trilogy rounds out the segment of Maura’s life during which she discovers she is a member of The Born—a human destined to complete her transformation into a vampire! This series of young adult fantasy novels has been enjoyed by readers of nearly every age and are found by them to be dramatically different from any other vampire books they have read in the past. Discover a magical world filled with fae, angels, elves, pixies and other enchanting creatures in addition to two
families made up of some of the most likeable vampires—for the most part—to ever exist.


The bus ride was the longest leg of my trip, almost forty-five minutes in length, so I arrived at my stop even more exhausted—and hungry—than I’d already been. I was still worrying over showing up late to lab, adding further to the list of my crimes, so I was completely caught off guard when the too-pale, too-cold hand shot out to claim my wrist as I hurried past the giant pine after crossing the street.

*Aldiva!* I thought. She’d caught me alone, just as she’d threatened she would. Winter clamped down over my mouth before I could alert the smattering of students, rushing off to their own classes in a panic, to my perilous situation. I
struggled against the frozen, vice-like grips which held me, though I knew
there was no point in doing so.

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