Thursday, March 29, 2012

OFFSPRING Promotion and Contest

Hello Book Monsters and Literal Addicts!

Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to help Jaime Rush promote her newest enovella release "The Darkness Within" and her OFFSPRING series today.

The OFFSPRING series is one of our all time favorite series.  If you have not yet read them, we hope you do after reading this post .  Every book is filled with action, suspense, hot alpha men and of course, hot and steamy sex.  J

The OFFSPRING series currently consists of 5 books and 1 enovella.

 Book 1-  "A Perfect Darkness"
 Book 2 - "Out of the Darkness"
 Book 3 - "Touching Darkness"
 Book 4 - "Burning Darkness"
 Book 5 - "Beyond the Darkness"
Book 5.5 - "The Darkness Within"

The sixth book "Darkness Becomes Her" is scheduled to be released on May 29, 2012.  If you are not yet familiar with the OFFSPRING series, we have included the synopses of each of the books so you can see for yourself, just how awesome each book is.


A group of twenty-somethings live ordinary lives but possess extraordinary psychic abilities. They are the Offspring of parents involved in a mysterious experiment gone awry.

Sexy...dangerous...outcasts... They are being hunted by the government and others like them. Together they must find the truth and fight an enemy out to destroy them.

"A Perfect Darkness"

A sexy stranger wakes Amy Shane in the dead of night with an urgent warning. He barely has time to whisper a few words before three men burst in and drag him away. But what Lucas Vanderwyck reveals shatters Amy’s safe little world forever.
Lucas and Amy share a connection beyond reality and a psychic gift—a gift that could get them killed. And as they share night after night of passion, as a shadowy government conspiracy tracks their every move, they will fight to save each other. To find Lucas, and the truth, she must use the psychic ability she abhors, strike up dangerous alliances, and risk not only her heart, but her very life.

"Out of the Darkness"

Rand Brandenburg can see the future, yet thus far all he has done with his unique ability is become a skillful gambler. But according to the Offspring, his power has made him a target and could get him killed. So the loner used to living on the edge is now hiding out with others just like him, including Zoe Stoker, a mysterious redhead who has his heart soaring.

But that's not the only thing Zoe's got flying. All her life, whenever she felt anything too intensely, objects would start moving. She's never been able to control her power, so instead she's shut down her emotions. Now, as a powerful enemy approaches, she's losing control of her heart. But letting love lead her out of the darkness might save her life . . .

"Touching Darkness"

Nicholas Braden has an uncanny psychic talent for finding things—which is why he's been recruited for a covert government program designed to hunt down terrorists. While his work for a shady controller named Darkwell is leading him down some very questionable alleyways, it's also bringing him closer to Olivia, Darkwell's stunning young assistant. A "good girl" with a wild, secret side, Olivia tempts Nicholas in ways he never believed possible—and in his business, a loss of control could prove fatal.
But there is something not right about the operation. And as Nicholas and Olivia's passion reaches a white-hot intensity, chilling reversals of good and evil, of right and wrong, suddenly threaten their very survival.

"Burning Darkness"

A government-trained assassin, Fonda Raine has her sights locked on her latest target: Eric Aruda, one of the rogue Offspring—a pyrokenetic who can create fires with just a thought. But Fonda has awesome powers of her own—and her ability to astral project and be in two places at one time enables her to put herself exactly where she wants to be . . . in Eric's bed.

Eric is stunned and pleased by the inexplicable appearance of the mysterious enchantress, unaware that Fonda plans to seduce him, throw him off his guard, and then eliminate him. But the game changes radically with the arrival of an assassin from hell with orders to destroy them both. And suddenly Fonda and Eric have only two choices: to join forces or go down in flames.

"Beyond the Darkness"

Cheveyo:  a name that stirs Petra like no other, reviving deep feelings of pleasure ..  and pain.  Despite her rare psychic gifts, the beautiful half-human Offspring doesn’t know why the magnificent shape shifter walked out of her life when the bond they shared was powerful . . . and intensely passionate.

But Cheveyo is not gone.  From the shadows, he watches over his beloved, determined that the malevolent enemies he hunts with fang and claw will not invade her world. But now, suddenly, the stakes are getting higher—as an insidious evil plots the destruction of Petra’s race.  Cheveyo can remain hidden no longer from the lover who completes him but could destroy him . . . if his own inner darkness doesn’t destroy her first.

"The Darkness Within"
enovella - OFFSPRING 5.5
Released on:
March 13, 2012 in eBook format
March 27, 2012 in paperback

Tucker has always known he was different. But he's learned to control the Darkness within him, to keep his inner wolf at bay, as long as he doesn't fall in love. And that shouldn't be a problem because he hasn't seen his one true love since he was a teenager.
Del needs help, desperately. And the only person she can rely on happens to be the one man she knows she shouldn't seek out. Tucker's fierce protective instincts have scared her before, but she has to take the risk.
Together again, the love they struggled so long to forget rushes back stronger than ever. The temptation to give in is high, but it could cost them everything. And when Tucker's wolf is unleashed, will they be able to save themselves?

"Darkness Becomes Her"
Coming May 29, 2012
Pre-Order on Amazon
Pre-Order on Barnes & Noble

A man beyond redemption. A woman beyond hope. And an enemy who will either kill them...or bring them back from the edge.

Lachlan McLeod has a mission: find the beast who put his brother into a coma. He'll start with Jessie Bellandre, his brother's girlfriend, who's harboring a dark, dangerous secret that could get them all killed. But as they plumb the depths of Darkness, and the light he didn't know existed in his own dark heart, not falling in love with her will be as hard as staying alive

Now, for an extra treat, Jaime has given us the first chapter of "The Darkness Within" to share with you all…..

A Novella, by Jaime Rush


"The male victim, according to witnesses, was torn apart and gutted like an animal."
That line from the newscast drew Tucker Cane to the television, where the reporter shoved the microphone at a police officer and asked for more details.
"It looks like a wild animal attack, maybe wolf or panther. We can't comment until we know more. For now, we advise residents of the Las Vegas suburbs not to wander into the desert areas after dark and to be on alert."
From what Tucker could see in the churning colored lights and spotlights, the area looked like a typical suburban neighborhood.
A woman with tangled hair and wild eyes pushed her way to the camera. "It wasn't no wild animal! I saw it. The man that did this turned into smoke, and then a werewolf! I told the police, but they won’t listen. We have monsters here in Las Vegas! They’re going to get us all!"
An officer took the woman by the arms and led her away as she struggled and continued to rant.
Every hair on the back of Tucker's neck stood on end. He glanced to the kitchen and then the stairs going up. He already knew none of the D'Rats were home yet. Their cars had been absent from their various places in the driveway fifteen minutes earlier when he'd come home. He’d turned on the news and gone into the kitchen to grab a beer.
In the seven years since he'd found those who were like him, gathered them and cobbled together a family, Tucker was as close to a parental unit as they'd ever had. He tried not to be. What did he know about taking care of someone? He was only twenty-four, and he’d hardly had a parental role model himself. He did, however, know firsthand how shocking it was to discover how different you were, and the reason you had the skills you did.
He rewound the newscast to the part he'd missed while he'd been in the kitchen and watched from the beginning. The attack had occurred three hours earlier, the victim only identified as a male in his twenties. Apparently this had been news for a while now. They had already spoken with a biologist called to the scene, trying to determine what kind of animal would commit this act and how the fine citizens of Las Vegas could avoid being next.
Typical hype, but the attack didn't sound typical.
The biologist said, "We haven't seen an animal attack like this since the Las Vegas man who was mauled twenty-three years ago in a residential area."
"What kind of animal was responsible for that attack?"
"We couldn't make a determination due to lack of obvious evidence. We found no fur or distinguishable prints in the sand outside the house. The only thing we found, at both scenes, were bloody prints that appear to be paw prints. In this investigation, it’s still too early to rule out anything."
The hairs on Tucker's arms now joined the rest at attention. The man who was mauled back then was Del's father. Supposedly Tucker's father had killed him out of a fit of jealousy.
Del. Damn, the thought of her cut into his chest even now. He finished half his beer, pacing the living room. It hit Tuck then: the victim was a male in his twenties. He started calling the Desert Rats. One was on his way home; the other, on a date. Tuck told them to get their asses home, now.
The door banged open, and Darius wheeled inside. He'd been with the D'rats only three years, the newest member of the family. Tucker still didn't feel as though he knew him. The dude had been paralyzed in a car accident right before Tucker had found him. He wore his hair in a wavy, poufed style that reminded Tucker of a Fifties ‘do.
Darius spun his fancy new chair around and kicked the door closed. He grunted, the only greeting he was going to give Tucker obviously, as he headed to his room.
"Been running?" Tucker let those words hang, taking in the sheen of sweat on Darius's face, his damp hair at his neck.
Darius paused at the beginning of the hallway. "Yeah. Moon's not up until three."
Dark enough to camouflage him. 
Tucker waved him over. "Come here. You need to see this."
Tucker played the newscast and watched Darius’s expression darken when the woman broke in with her hysterical account. Tucker paused at the end of the segment.
"We knew there might be others out there like us. The men responsible for what we are—our biological fathers—liked to visit prostitutes. Stands to reason our mothers weren't the only ones who got pregnant."
"I think it was a wild animal and that the crazy broad reads too many vampire and werewolf novels…with her heroin."
Tucker shook his head. "She said the guy turned to smoke first. That's not something a book-crazy woman's going to read about.”
Darius wheeled down the hall to his room and shut the door with his usual kick. It always sounded like an angry slam.
Tucker had heard that sound enough as a child.
He called the one female in their group and asked her to come over. Time for a meeting. He paced, hoping the others would come home soon. He supposed this was how a parent might feel, worrying about their kids, feeling the tightness coil around his chest. But it wasn’t only their safety that had him knotted up. What they harbored inside could render any of them mad, vicious … uncontrollable.  He only knew it as Darkness. Either there was another person out there with it … or one of the D'Rats had gone mad. That was the possibility he feared most.

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Jaime is giving away a paperback of "The Darkness Within" to one winner from Book Monster and one winner from LITERAL ADDICTION (over on their site).         

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Dian Aesha said...

happy release on your book..ans success for you.
btw i love that cover,,,very fantastic ^^

thanks for the giveaway ^^

Victoria said...

I need to read this series. It looks really good. There is something about the cover of The Darkness Within that just draws me to it. I think it's the spiral - nice. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.


LadyVampire2u said...

Congratulations on your all new release! I love this series. :)
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

miki said...

Congratulations on your new release
thanks youa lot for this giveaway

all the best

gfc: miki


sienny said...

from the excerpt above.. sounds promising. thanks for the giveaway

Jaime Rush said...

Thanks, everyone!

Yes, Victoria, I love that spiral, too. And the wolf is pretty cool :)

Novellas are a lot of fun to write. They're kind of a break from the nearly four hundred page books (remembering that I've got three rounds of edits to do once I write them!). But I do find myself wanting to know more, to stay with the characters longer. I find I can pack a lot into those pages, though.


Tina said...

Bought your first book...can't wait to start...yay.

Mary said...

Congratulations on the new release. The book sounds amazing. I haven't read this series yet, but I plan to now.

Jaime Rush said...

Thanks, Tina! Hope you love it :)
Mary, thanks!

I've had so much fun watching the series evolve and change...actually, it shapeshifted!

ilona said...

I really need to find the funds to buy these books so that I can read them. They sound wonderful.

felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

Jaime Rush said...

Thanks, Ilona! Hope you get a windfall :)

Jaime Rush said...

Oh, PS, the first book in the series, A Perfect Darkness, is on sale for .99 until the end of the month! (ebook only)

AD said...

OOOOhhhhhh. Love Jamie!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Barb P said...

Congrats on the new release! I've read the first couple of books in the series. It looks like I need to get caught up. Thanks for thew awesome giveaway!

Evan Blanc said...

I can't wait to read The Darkness Within!!!

Michelle said...

I really need to get going on this series, looks really interesting.

Blanche said...

I'm not sure where I've been because I've not heard of your books and they sound amazing and I need them all! I'm off to Amazon to see what I can get for my kindle!
Thank You for the awesome giveaway and I am looking forward to reading your books!

Trish said...

Congrats on the release!! I have read the other books and thought they were great. I am looking forward to reading the next installment. Thanks for the giveaway.

kandj7299 said...

I have this series in my TBR pile. Thanks for having this giveaway.

kandj7299 at verizon dot net

Jaime Rush said...

Aw, thanks, Amber!

Thanks, Barb P!

Hi, Evan! The spinoff novella will be coming soon.

Thanks, Blanche! Now's a great time to start, with the .99 first book!

Thanks, Trish! So glad you're enjoying the series!

Thanks, everyone, for coming by and good luck!

Juliana's World said...

OMG! So many books that I've started to read. Well, you're new for me. My friend recommends me to read your book since I'm addicted to paranormal romance.Good luck for your new book

Jaime Rush said...

Thanks, Juliana, and thank your friends for me, too!

SdyLion said...

Love to be able to participate in this giveaway and have been excited about the series for a long time. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

donnas said...

Awesome chapter. Cant wait to read more.

bacchus76 at myself dot com