Thursday, November 20, 2014

★★★Predator & Prey Promo/Review Blitz Tour★Author James D. Horton★★★

Predator & Prey Series
Book 1: Predatory & Prey
Book 2: Beast
Book 3: Control
by James D. Horton
Series: Predator & Prey, #1-#3
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Miranda Horton
Release Dates:
Book1: July 23, 2014
Book 2: August 28, 2014
Book 3: October 24, 2014

Book 1: Predator & Prey
Lily works the night shift at a radio station, taking calls from forlorn and damaged souls who can't sleep. She knows their pain and they find solace in her comforting words. The city is ruthless; nameless creatures roam the streets and prey on the lost and innocent.

As she leaves work one night at the crest of dawn, Lily comes face-to-face with depravity. She is a survivor at heart, but she is unfairly outnumbered and surrenders to her fate. From the shadows an ally emerges, the mysterious and alluring, Wolf. After coming to Lily's aid, he takes her to shelter.

The immediate danger has passed, but the incident is far from over. Wolf tells Lily she is not prey, and sets off into the night with her by his side to set a wrong right. What she sees when entering the dark heart of the city will change her existence forever. Has Wolf taken on a force too big? Will Lily survive the night?

Book 2: Beast
It has been days since Lily killed the vampire responsible for her brutal attack. Now she and Wolf have been summoned by the Society to answer for her actions. Standing before the Regent, she learns she has tipped the human and supernatural scales. A new vampire is required to restore balance.

When she hears the penalty for her crime, Wolf protectively steps in and accepts a dangerous task in exchange for her freedom. He must find the rogue vampire who has been slaughtering citizens in their territory or risk losing Lily to the Society. And he only has days to do it.

As the night of reckoning fast approaches, Lily finds an unlikely advocate in a centuries-old, seductive vampire named Athene who gives her an ominous warning. Athene knows secrets about Wolf she won't divulge, which only complicates the mysterious revelation Lily has recently discovered about herself.

Screams, growls, and cries echo throughout the darkest, desolate streets of the city. The final showdown determines who is predator and who will become prey. One thing remains certain-no one escapes the night unscathed.

Beast is the much anticipated sequel to Predator & Prey by James D Horton.

Book 3: Control
Two weeks have passed since Lily became a vampire and things couldn't be worse. She is starving, out of control, and Wolf has vanished. Her maker, Athene, is patient, but fails to help Lily tame the beast within. After Lily's introduction to Society goes horribly wrong, she is sent to train with Griogar, a narcissistic vampire with questionable tactics.

A powerful member of Society, John Genosoa, has secretly arranged for Wolf's mate to return. The distraction works. Wolf and Luna's reunion is passionate, yet laced with memories of insurmountable loss. Even so, neither is able to refuse the animalistic magnetism drawing them together.

When Lily reaches a new low during a session with Griogar, Wolf reappears. She's furious, but vulnerable to his charm and follows him beneath the City. Lily finds out Wolf has spent ages chasing a legendary tale of transcendence and discovers who has been keeping him away.

Lily is forced to put aside her heartache when Genosoa's plan threatens the City's inhabitants. Genosoa's magic is strong, but not strong enough to keep the existence of vampires a secret from humans. He needs souls to sacrifice.

Wolf, Lily and Luna are dispatched by the Keeper and must act fast to stop the killing of innocents. Screams of agony and a scene of destruction greet them, but they are confronted with a much more sinister obstacle and it's too late to turn back. What begins as a battle turns into an all-out war for their very survival.

Ancient histories are told, myths are revealed and dangerous paths are taken in Control , the highly anticipated third installment in the Predator & Prey series by author James D. Horton.

Guest Reviews by Brenda Smith
Predator and Prey

As many, I dont really care for short stories, they just dont have *meat* to them. I feel that Mr. Horton used this book to find his wings. What I mean by that statement is that his dialog with Lily and Wolf was sparse, but his writing style for description was very good. It was almost like he knew just how to hide his talent, so he could jump out and knock your socks off when you least expect it. He had me thinking that this was his first attempt at writing a paranormal. I am all for a change of the usual vampire, werewolf etc. But a few things just did not work for me. But I read on, and went back a few times just to make sure that I did read that few paragraphs right (that I didnt put words in on my own) it made me chuckle, thinking nice try, man, but that just does not work for me as a paranormal reader. But: then I stopped and said to myself, be fair, read it again. And am I ever glad that I did, because I saw that Mr. Horton has a fantastic talent, he drew me right into the city, Lily's job, her late night walk to her car. and everything else that went on in the story, he had me right there. Expected the un-expected from Mr. Horton, I promise you will not be disappointed. Thank you very much Mr. Horton for happy hours of reading. I have a new fav para author. Happy Reading

I have spent days thinking of the series, what I wanted to say in the reviews of each of them, and I tell you in all honesty, I didnt want to take the time to write a review on Beast, only because I'am chomping at the bit to get to writing the review for book 3: Control. I know that it is so bad of me, but I cant help it.
Beast was very good. Once again Mr. Horton hid his writing talent. And he was able to jump out when you least expect it and knock your socks off. Mr. Horton introduced some great new characters. More of the workings of the Vampire Society, Lily still trying to get closer to Wolf, and Wolf trying to keep his distance, not because the does not care about Lily, because he does, he just does not want Lily to live like he does. I was once again impressed by Mr. Horton, he had me right there in the middle of the story, I love an author that has that gift. Give Beast a read, I don't that you will be disappointed. Thank you again Mr. Horton for great reading enjoyment. Happy Reading.

I devoured this book. It was fantastic. Mr Horton, showed a hint of a writing skill that I knew was going to be beyond belief. In Predator & Prey, he showed that first hint. In Beast, Mr. Horton showed more, think of it as a small taste of a Death by Chocolate Cake, it gave that rush, and left you craving more, and as I have stated in my review of the previous books, he did it, he KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF with Control. *Standing and giving Mr. Horton a huge ovation shouting Bravo*!!!!!!

Control started with a story from Greek mythology, ( it ties in later in the book). Poor Lily, I cried when Wolf hurt her in book 2, I wanted to stick my hand in his chest. But she was saved by being turned. My heart went out to her, she was so lost without Wolf. She didnt understand why he just vanished out of her life. Lily had Athene ( her maker) and that pain in the behind *Council* deciding her fate, she was to be trained by, ummm I really am not sure just was the guy was,he was just a strange Vamp. But he did give Lily a special gift in one of her training sessions. (opps, no spoilers...sorry).

There were some very unique plot twists, that I thought were brought in at perfect times. People introduced into the story line without missing a beat. Everything just flowed so perfectly, that my socks just went flying right off my feet, I was so impressed with Mr. Horton's writing skill.

Oh yes, we can not forget the little *political intriques* who would have thought that Katherine, maybe had a heart after all.

The battle to save innocents, was omg!!!!!! killer, the detail that went into the discription of Wolf, Lily, and Luna trying to save the innocents was beyond words, Mr Horton drew me right in to the battle, I was actually ducking to avoid flames and falling bricks and stuff, it was unreal, I was hollering,*look behind you, duck*, to Wolf, Luna and Lily. It takes a very special talent to be able to draw the reader into the story.

I wish I could give Control more then 5 stars, it was without a doubt, one of the best paranormal books, I have read in a long time.
Please read Control, I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.

Hats off to Mr. Horton, superb job on the series. I'am happy to say that I have added you to my fav authors list. I hope that will be a book 4, I would really like to see where Lily goes. Thank you for such a fantastic series. Happy reading.

Book 1: Predator & Prey

Book 2: Beast

Book 3: Control

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James D Horton is the breakout author of the Predator & Prey series which features an urban fantasy setting with a paranormal romance story. Lily is the star who falls in love with enigmatic Wolf, who is not a nice vampire. The story starts in Predator & Prey, continues in Beast (Predator & Prey, #2), and in the newly released Control (Predator & Prey, #3).

James is also the author of two popular non-fiction books which focus on relationship advice presenting the successful actions that he and his fiancé use to make their relationship better every single day with their six children.

He is currently working on the next installment of the Predator & Prey Series.

He lives in Lamar, MO with his fiancé and their children, plus the ever annoying Spock, a Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua.

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