Monday, April 15, 2013

Lori Foster RAGT: Guest Post by Robyn Bachar

Please help me welcome author Robyn Bachar to A Buckeye Girl Reads today! She's one of the authors going to the Lori Foster Reader/Author Get Together in June and I can't wait to get to her books in my tbr pile for the reading challenge! 

Thanks for having me today, Colette! I’m very excited about this year’s Lori Foster RAGT. This is my third time at the RAGT (for those who are interested, the epic tales of my previous RAGT adventures can be found here, here, and here at my blog). (Tiffany Reisz signed my chest last year. No, really. There are pictures.)

I like to think that I’m capable of being calm and collected in the presence of my favorite authors, but honestly, I’m a big, dorky fan girl. I turn into a giant Golden Retriever puppy at conferences and book signings. This is generally made worse by the presence of my best friend Diana, because we were both English majors in college, and are VERY EXCITED ABOUT BOOKS. All caps serious, people. As such, I was instantly onboard with Colette’s RAGT Reading Challenge. I’m reading my third book now, looking forward to breaking out from the Love Bites level into the Bad Boys of Summer level.

In my series, the Bad Witch books, I try to sneak in mentions of my favorite stories as often as I can get away with it. (For example, I’m particularly proud of a reference to “The Yellow Wallpaper” that I made in my June release, Poison in the Blood.) But one of my favorite things in the series is the librarians. I have witches, vampires, shapeshifters, faeries and magic librarians—librarians who both do magic and safeguard magician history. Because sometimes it takes a ball of fire to defeat the bad guys, and sometimes you just need the right info from the right book.

Title: Blood, Smoke and Mirrors
Author: Robyn Bachar
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Series: Bad Witch, Book 1
Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Even a bad witch deserves a second chance.
Wrongly accused of using her magic to harm, the closest Catherine Baker comes to helping others is serving their coffee. Life as an outcast is nothing new, thanks to her father’s reputation, but the injustice stings. Especially since the man she loved turned her in.
Now the man has the gall to show up and suggest she become the next Titania? She’d rather wipe that charming grin off his face with a pot of hot java to the groin.
Alexander Duquesne has never faltered in his duties as a guardian—until now. The lingering guilt over Cat’s exile and the recent death of his best friend have shaken his dedication. With the murder of the old Titania, the faerie realm teeters on the brink of chaos. His new orders: keep Cat alive at all costs.
Hunted by a powerful stranger intent on drawing her into an evil web, Cat reluctantly accepts Lex’s protection and the resurrected desire that comes along with it. Lex faces the fight of his life to keep her safe…and win her back. If they both survive.

Warning: This book contains one tough and snarky witch, one gorgeous guardian, explicit blood drinking, magician sex, gratuitous violence against vampires and troublemaking Shakespearean faeries.
Author bio: Robyn Bachar was born and raised in Berwyn, Illinois, and loves all things related to Chicago, from the Cubs to the pizza. It seemed only natural to combine it with her love of fantasy, and tell stories of witches and vampires in the Chicagoland area. As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors and slaying creatures in MMPORGs.