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Guest Post & Giveaway ~ Fire Within

Hello you awesome readers!

Today we have the amazing Ally Shields promoting her newest book in the Guardian Witch series: Fire Within. This is the second installment after Awakening the Fire. If you have not read it, GO GET IT NOW! You will love it! I sure did. Now, without further ado, Ally Shields and Fire Within talking about favorite things.

Take it away Ally!



Favorite Things, Promo & Giveaway!


Hi, Milly! Thanks so much for letting me tell your readers about my new urban fantasy release! I brought my witch heroine Ari so she could answer a few questions before she takes off to round up a group of rowdy werewolves. I promised I’d keep it short, so I decided to quiz her on a few of her favorite things.



Q-1  Favorite drink

Ari:  Coffee, black and keep it coming.


Q-2  Favorite place to visit

Ari:  I don’t usually travel far from Riverdale. I’d love to see parts of Europe, but I’m not sure I’ll ever find the time. I visited Toronto, Canada last year, but I was on the job, so I didn’t look around much. I’m not sure I want to go back as long as Sebastian is the vampire prince.


Q-3  Favorite time of day

Ari:  That’s an easy one. Midnight—the witching hour. :) Full moon, walking in the woods. It doesn’t get any better than that.


Q-4  Favorite person to be stranded on an island with.

Ari:  Are you kidding? There aren’t any islands around here, and if I was stranded on one I’d be too busy finding a way off to care who was with me.


Q-5  Favorite author

Ari:  <grins> You want me to say you, don’t you? How about Kim Harrison. Rachel Morgan’s pretty cool.


Um, well, okay. Not a bad choice. But on that note, I think we’ll move on to the book. Thanks, Ari, for spending time with us.  (waves as Ari dashes out the door)


Now, on to the main reason for my visit. Let me reveal Fire Within (Guardian Witch #2)!


Book Blurb:


A hidden evil stalks the city…


Fire witch cop Ari Calin refuses to believe her human friend Eddie murdered a vampire—in spite of his confession. When a second vampire dies, Andreas, the sexy, charismatic vampire she dated and split from eight months ago, joins her in the hunt for the real killer.


But Riverdale may have a special kind of serial killer who’s looking for the next vampire victim. The roles of hunter and hunted become blurred. And while unterHunAri might feel like killing Andreas at times, she doesn’t want anyone else to do it…


Quick Peek Excerpt:


(Ari is talking with Lilith, an old friend, who hasn’t seen her recently, not since the night of a violent werewolf fight and Ari split up with her vampire boyfriend. Ari has just told Lilith she is going to approach a potential witness in the murder case at a dangerous vampire bar.)


“Can’t you take someone with you? Like Andreas?”


Ari tapped a finger on the desk. Lilith was prying for information. “No, I haven’t seen him in months,” she said curtly. She hoped Lilith got the point this was an unwelcome topic.


“Um, still like that, is it? Kind of hoped you’d worked it out, but I guess the rumors are true.”


Ari almost asked, what rumors, but caught herself in time. Lilith never had been shy about saying what was on her mind, no matter how intrusive, and she was waiting for Ari to encourage the personal conversation. When she didn’t, Lilith let it drop.


Of course, Ari would now continue to wonder what Lilith had heard. After all, there wasn’t much to know. Their split had been a very public affair. She had ordered Andreas to stay away from her in front of several witnesses.


Buy links:


Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Within-Guardian-Witch-ebook/dp/B00BQN1YUU/

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fire-within-ally-shields/1114797385?ean=2940016295343

ARe:  https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-firewithin-1112003-139.html



Author Bio:


Ally Shields was born and raised in the Midwest, along the Mississippi River, the setting for her urban fantasy series. After  a career in law and juvenile justice, she turned to full-time writing in 2009, and Awakening the Fire, the debut novel in her Guardian Witch series, was released in September 2012.  Ally still lives close to the Mighty Mississippi with her Miniature Pinscher, Ranger. When not writing or reading, she loves to travel in the US and abroad. Way too often she can be found on Twitter.


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I’m so eager to share this series that I’m giving away a free ebook of Fire Within to:

  • A random commenter (or book #1 Awakening the Fire, if you prefer).

  • COMMENT. It’s that easy.

  • Good luck, and be sure to leave a way to reach you with your prize! :)

13 comments to “Guest Post & Giveaway ~ Fire Within”

  1. Carrie Fort
      · March 10th, 2013 at 12:15 am · Link

    Can I just say I LOVE THIS COVER!!!!

    Pick me I want this book I even bought book 1

  2. Linda
      · March 10th, 2013 at 7:48 am · Link

    Love the blurb and excerpt =)
    Can´t wait for my chance to read more.
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!

  3. laurie g
      · March 10th, 2013 at 9:17 am · Link

    Love the blurb and excerpt =)
    Can´t wait for my chance to read more.

  4. Ally
      · March 10th, 2013 at 10:11 am · Link

    Hi, Milly! Thank you so much for hosting me today! Couldn’t you have made the cover a bit bigger? LOL! Looks terrific!!

    Good luck to Carrie, Linda and Laurie in the drawing! Thanks for taking a look!

  5. Iris
      · March 10th, 2013 at 10:45 am · Link

    Love the cover. Ari sounds like a trip. lol

    • Ally
        · March 10th, 2013 at 1:23 pm · Link

      Cover artists don’t get enough credit for what they do. This lovely cover is thanks to Amber Shah! Thanks for stopping!

  6. Jennifer Wedmore
      · March 10th, 2013 at 11:26 am · Link

    Oooohhh I need to read book one! It sounds fantastic! Thanks.

    • Ally
        · March 10th, 2013 at 1:24 pm · Link

      If you win the drawing, we’ll get it right out to you!

  7. Holly C
      · March 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am · Link

    It sounds like this series has a little bit of everything in it, witches, werewolves, vampires…I’m sold!!! Thanks for sharing and like everyone else I love the cover!!! Thanks for sharing =)

  8. Ally
      · March 10th, 2013 at 1:25 pm · Link

    It has everything but the kitchen sink…oops, and I think I mentioned that in book one! Lol!

  9. Crystal Newman
      · March 10th, 2013 at 7:37 pm · Link

    I love this cover and I really can’t wait to read this book. Thank you Milly for sharing. I love to stay up all night. That is my time that I spend by myself and get my reading and reviewing done!!

    • Ally
        · March 11th, 2013 at 12:46 pm · Link

      Thanks, Crystal, for stopping by and reading about my new release!

  10. Lisa Jung
      · March 13th, 2013 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great series@ Love your books Milly-


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