A King And A Pawn by Liv Olteano Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, today we have Liv Olteano popping in with her book blast for  A King and A Pawn, her newest release in the paranormal mystery/suspense series the Leader Murders. We have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! ❤ ~Pixie~

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A King and A Pawn

(Leader Murders 03)
by

Liv Olteano

Bert Cooper’s life used to be great, until his sister turned out to be a traitor. Now Bert feels the whole pack looks on him with doubt and suspicion. To prove his loyalty, he volunteers to be the first ambassador at Fey Court, gathering information to finally solve the Leader Murders and punish those plotting against the Council and community. At least, that was the plan….

When Bert meets Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator, and one hell of a sexy man, life becomes a balancing act. And when the Fey King is assassinated, things become really messy.

Pack politics, fey politics, treason, suspicions of treason…. Bert has to choose between being ruled by his fears or standing up for what—and who—he believes in. And it might just break his heart.

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Excerpt

“Would you take me in as a trophy, Bert?” he asked, smiling oddly, a sort of indulgent look in his eyes.

I wasn’t going to outsmart him, that was for sure. Luckily I didn’t think I had to.

“I wouldn’t be taking you in at all. You and your kids would simply accompany me. I’m sure you can find something of value to offer me so I’ll be willing to go that way. And then you’d find something of value to offer Weiss and the Council to give you guys, say, political asylum?”

“You’ve thought of everything, haven’t you?”

I shrugged. “I’m sure you did. I don’t think you’re a fool, Will. I’m sure you’re not, in fact. So I’m giving you the courtesy of not treating you as one. A courtesy I hope you’ll give me too.”

“Implying that I have not so far?” he asked, stepping toward me again.

My pulse spiked. “I wasn’t implying that at all.”

We were face-to-face, a step apart at most. My mind stuttered over the few stray thoughts I managed to recognize. It was unusual someone’s presence would affect me this much, this soon. Was he that special? Was our chemistry that special? Or was he using some sort of spell on me? I didn’t think that was beneath him. Magic wasn’t beneath any magic-wielding fey, just like changing into a wolf wasn’t beneath me as werewolf. It was a natural part of who we were. I just wasn’t that used to his natural part, and the very idea made me smile.

“What could I offer you that you’d like to have?” he asked as his breath touched my face with every word he uttered.

“Oh, I could think of several things,” I replied.

He leaned toward me. His lips brushed against mine now when he spoke. “I could think of several things I’d like to offer you as well.”

I gulped. Shit, I couldn’t think with my dick. Not now at least. I so wanted to. It would be so easy to whisper it sweetly: “Fuck my brains out and I’ll be on your side.” But I wasn’t here for shits and giggles, so I couldn’t. There was no reason I couldn’t hope I’d get a fuck out of the situation somewhere down the line. The more time we spent together, the better chance of that happening. That was pretty solid motivation to spin things in a way that would benefit us all in the end. There. I wasn’t doing this for my selfish fuck-greedy self but for the greater good. I was a fucking humanitarian, feyitarian, whateveritarian.

“I’ll only ask for one small thing for myself,” I whispered softly.

He brushed his lips against mine. The touch sent little fiery thrills down my nerve endings, from the skin of my lips right to the pulsing muscle of my heart. I felt his breath hitch at the contact, and the idea it might affect him almost as much as it was affecting me sent a shiver down my spine. We could have been faking it, both of us. This was a negotiation of sorts, and now was the time to bring on our top game. But I felt it in my gut that this connection was real, that it wasn’t bullshit for either one of us. I just knew it in the pit of my stomach. I wondered if he knew it too, as clearly as I did right in that instant.

His scent didn’t assault my senses since he’d been hanging out in my personal space for a while now. My senses were bathed in his scent already. But I could feel the pounding of his heart as I deepened the kiss; I could feel his muscles clench and unwind with sensual tension while my body sang with it. Fuck me sideways, I wanted him right now. I wanted him so bad it almost gutted me. The feel of him languidly moving his tongue against mine made my blood turn into liquid fire, scalding my insides and bringing up my body temperature to heights I didn’t think I’d felt before after just kissing. Everything in my body screamed, This. This is it. This is what you’ve been waiting for, for so fucking long!

“What do you want?” he asked after he pulled back, his forehead leaning against mine.

Fuck, fuck it, fuck! “I want all the information you can get from the Archives on a certain topic.”

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About Liv

Liv Olteano author pic sVoracious reader, music lover, and coffee addict extraordinaire. And occasional geek. Okay, more than occasional. Lover of diversity and quirky character, spamificating the world.

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Review

o-a-king-and-a-pawnTitle: A King and a Pawn

Series:  Leader Murders 03

Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Paranormal Urban Suspense

Length: Novel (234pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-63477-342-3

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Shorty

Blurb: Leader Murders: Case Three

Bert Cooper’s life used to be great, until his sister turned out to be a traitor. Now Bert feels the whole pack looks on him with doubt and suspicion. To prove his loyalty, he volunteers to be the first ambassador at Fey Court, gathering information to finally solve the Leader Murders and punish those plotting against the Council and community. At least, that was the plan….

When Bert meets Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator, and one hell of a sexy man, life becomes a balancing act. And when the Fey King is assassinated, things become really messy.

Pack politics, fey politics, treason, suspicions of treason…. Bert has to choose between being ruled by his fears or standing up for what—and who—he believes in.

And it might just break his heart.

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/a-king-and-a-pawn-by-liv-olteano-7136-b

Review: This is the third book in the Leader Murders series.

Bert, Weiss’ Beta is tasked to be the fey ambassador and find out about the MH project to determine exactly what it is and who all is involved. Bert seemed to have trouble getting close to people considering what his sister did. He assumed everyone else thought he was a traitor as well.

There he meets sexy Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator and a very powerful man. I was not sure about Will at first as he seemed to have no emotions and ulterior motives for his actions. But as the story progressed I glimpsed small looks into his personality which was out of character for his heritage. He cared deeply for his children unlike many of the fey and wanted them safe at all costs.

The way the fey went about choosing the next king was horrifying. I could not believe what transpired. It took my breath away that a paranormal group that deemed themselves superior to others would be so barbaric to own kids.

I really enjoyed the fact that despite Bert keeping Will at arm’s length emotionally will did not give up. The whole mystery aspect of the story and the subsequent details and thought process that went into it was amazing. This story had me riveted in my seat until the very end.

Well written with the right amount of romance, suspense, action and action that keeps the reader intrigued. A lot of twists and turns as well as intense scenes that leave you holding your breath.

Great read.

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