Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Book Tour for Brightarrow Burning by Isabo Kelly (Promo Post & GIVEAWAY)

I've just discovered a sexy action packed story full of paranormal creatures that I think other readers will enjoy.  Courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions I'm going to give you a taste of Brightarrow Burning.  There's also the chance to win an Amazon gc so you can buy this book for your very own.  So read on and be tantalized by what this book has to offer.


War tore them apart. Betrayal could bring them together…

Layla Brightarrow’s world fell apart the day the Sorcerers invaded her city, intent on using her fellow humans’ pain to augment their spells. Worse, the neighboring elven kingdom declared neutrality, effectively abandoning her people to struggle for survival.

Then some of the elves break neutrality to trade with the Sorcerers, and Layla is ordered to assassinate Althir, brother of the elf lord she has secretly loved all her life.

When Ulric of Glengowyn uncovers his brother’s plot—and that Layla is one of the assassins sent to stop him—his first instinct is to protect her from all possible harm. He’ll even use seduction, if necessary, to get her into a position to talk some sense into her.

Years of pent-up desire is too much for Layla to resist…and one touch unleashes an unquenchable fire that changes everything. Leaving Layla caught between duty and a love that could be her destruction. Or her salvation.

Warning: This book contains evil sorcerers, a scarred heroine, a sexy elf hero, naughty language, and an intoxicating and addicting pheromone that leads to wildly hot sex. Plus traitors, deadly magic, bespelled baddies, and a really, really rotten brother. 

EXCERPT #1 (from Chapter 1):

“I knew I’d find you here.”

Layla Brightarrow flicked a glance over her shoulder, then returned her stare to the labyrinth of cobbled streets below. “What do you want, Ulric?”

“I’d like to know when you’re going to stop trying to kill my brother.”

“When he stops luring, capturing and selling my people.” She felt Ulric move up close behind her but refused to flinch. Her every sense, however, focused on his presence, his movements, his breathing. Her muscles instinctively tensed, preparing for action, but she forced her body to relax.

“You know I don’t condone what he’s doing…” Ulric murmured.

“So you’ve said.”

“But this is dangerous. For you.”

She snorted, still refusing to face him. Ulric of Glengowyn was beautiful, sexy, and the man she’d been in love with since she was old enough to understand what those strange feelings in her gut meant whenever she looked at him. He was also an elf, and while he wasn’t exactly an enemy now, he wasn’t an ally either. “Go away, Ulric.”


“If you’re so concerned about your brother—”

“I could care less about that traitor, and you know it.”

She turned her head just enough to glance at him from the corner of her eye. “Do I?”

“Don’t play games, Layla. You know I don’t support the traitors.”

She made a vague noise in the back of her throat to keep from giving him a direct reply and looked out over the cityscape again.

EXCERPT #2 (from Chapter 1):

“Why are you here?” she asked [Ulric] on a sigh. “If you don’t care if I kill [your brother], leave me be.”

Hard hands clamped onto her shoulders, and Layla found herself facing a very angry-looking Ulric. Her breath caught at the sight of him, as it always did. His dark hair was long and silky against his angular, pale face. She could just see the points of his ears poking out from his hair. His body was broad and well-muscled, bigger than the average elf, and so perfectly formed he’d been the fuel for her fantasies for years, even when she’d taken other men to her bed in an attempt to forget him. But in that moment, with the heat of his breath against her face, his eyes captured her completely. Dark blue and as sharp as lightning.

“How many times do I have to tell you this, Layla? I care if you get killed.”

His hands tightened almost painfully for a moment, then loosened. For the sake of self-preservation, she took a step away from him. “I’ll be fine.”

“He almost killed you once already.” Pushing the strands of her bangs aside, he fingered the jagged scar on her forehead.

She knew it was still an ugly red welt against her pale skin, adding to the many imperfections of her face, and she hated having him look at it. She jerked her chin to one side, dislodging his touch, then brushed her short hair forward again to cover the mark.

His jaw tightened and his voice deepened. “I don’t want him to succeed next time.”

EXCERPT #3 (from Chapter 4)

[Layla] watched the Sorcerer scan the rooftops. She remained in shadow as she pulled out her first arrow. Those years of practice ensured she could fire each quickly and accurately. She steadied the first against her bow and drew the string back.

The Sorcerer would have put a protective spell on the carriage, but it was no good against elf arrows.

She sighted, aiming for the point at which she was certain one of the traitor elves sat, and fired. She pulled the next arrow, nocked it and fired again, then a third time, so quickly the first arrow had only just sliced through the shade when the final arrow left her bow.

An instant later, the parapet not four feet from her exploded in a molten blast of magic flame.

She dove for cover, away from the first shot, but obviously the Sorcerer had anticipated that because the wall two feet in front of her also exploded.

Crawling as quickly as she could, she made her way to the opposite side of the rooftop. The building shook beneath her, forcing her to her stomach. She glanced back and realized the area where she’d stood had turned into a blazing, melting tumult.

And the building was going to collapse out from under her before she could reach safety.

With a renewed sense of desperation, she scrambled toward the still solid end of the roof. If she could just make the next building, she could escape.


Isabo Kelly is the award-winning, best-selling author of multiple fantasy, science-fiction and paranormal romances and erotic romances. She regularly publishes articles on the craft of writing and the writer’s life and has taught various workshops on world-building (which she claims is a lot more fun than teaching classes on dissecting insect mouth parts).

Reviewers have called Isabo’s books “Hot, hot, hot…”, “sexy, fun…”, “fast-paced, page turning…” and “Beautifully romantic…Isabo Kelly is one author you should add to your auto buy list.”

Her gypsy soul has taken her around the world, including Hawaii where she got her B.A. and worked with dolphins and Ireland where she got her Ph.D. in animal behavior watching deer. Now she’s a stay-at-home mom and a full time writer living in New York City with her brilliant Irish husband, her son and their mad dog.

You can email her at isabo@isabokelly.com.  She loves to hear from readers.

Links for Isabo Kelly:

Website:  http://www.isabokelly.com
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/IsaboKelly
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IsaboKelly
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/isabokelly


Prize is a $25 Amazon GC

-Giveaway is OPEN TO EVERYONE!
-To be entered just leave a comment along with your email addy.
-One commenter will be chosen randomly from all comments made at each tour stop, so the more tour stops you make a comment on the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 3/30.


  1. The excerpts are wonderful thank you!! I'm looking forward to reading more about this world.


  2. Thanks for having me here today!

    Mary, so glad you enjoyed the excerpts. :-)

  3. I love that you have 3 excerpts. It really gives you an idea of the story. I love the way it sounds. What a fascinating world.

  4. I love he uniqueness of the paranormal genre, and it seems we are discovering this because of books you've written and writers like you. @chaviebugsey

  5. So glad everyone is enjoying the excerpts! Thanks. If you get a chance to read the story, I hope you'll enjoy it too.

  6. Sounds like something I would read

  7. Thanks for all the excerpts today. Layla sounds like a kick-ass heroine.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  8. Great excerpts! The book sounds very good.


  9. Thanks! Hope you all will enjoy the full story too.

  10. Hi Isabo, those were great excerpts. I've had my eye on this book for a little while now. Will this be a series?
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

    1. Hi Julianne,

      I'm hoping to have at least two more stories in this world coming out. We'll see what my editor says But I'm working on the second book now.

  11. If you are interested in another perspective on Brightarrow Burning, or just want more chances at that gift card, stop by Reading Reality(http://www.readingreality.net/2012/03/review-tour-brightarrow-burning-giveaway/) and leave a comment on my review of Brightarrow Burning today!

  12. Thank you for the awesome excerpts! Layla's story sounds really interesting. :)

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  13. Thanks for the excepts and reviews. The more I read about your work, the more I want to read it all.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com