The Night Beat Blog Tour with Gini Koch + Giveaway

Filed in featured , Giveaways , Guest Post , The Geeky Lover Posted on September 20, 2012 @ 7:00 am 19 comments

Are you ready for some action? Here is your chance to jump on  The Night Beat  Blog Tour bandwagon  and read a exclusive excerpt of Gini Koch’s new book! You can also win a copy of the Night Beat! Check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by on the Necropolis Enforcement Blog Tour of 2012! If you haven’t read the first chapter of The Night Beat, hit Deathless Prose over at my website  and check it out. Then, hit each stop along the way to get more of the story. Missed a stop? Check the website for the Tour Page and get caught up.
And don’t forget to get entered to win a copy of The Night Beat at EVERY blog tour stop along the way! Plus, follow the Tour ’til the end and get entered for a mega-prize! So, grab your badge — it’s time to join Necropolis Enforcement!

Blurb:

The majority of Prosaic City’s residents don’t know that their town exists on top of another place — Necropolis, City of the Undead. For the most part, the two planes of existence manage to remain separate. And when they don’t, Necropolis Enforcement has beings in place to ensure the general human population remains blithely clueless.

Victoria Wolfe is more than just a policewoman. She’s an undercover werewolf assigned by Necropolis Enforcement to work Prosaic City Police’s Night Beat. Victoria’s comfortable working the shift where all the weird comes out to play, especially since her partner is also her perfect man. Or would be, if Victoria could ever work up the nerve to tell him she isn’t like other girls.

It’s hard enough being a werewolf in disguise, but when a creature from the Depths of Hell shows up in an alley preferred by junkies, bums, and hookers, it’s going to take more than just Victoria’s special gun and werewolf skills to subdue the ancient Sumerian demon. Especially when the demon is merely the start of what appears to be a major takeover attempt by the Prince of Darkness.

Soon all of Necropolis Enforcement’s Undead Brigade is involved in the fight to stop the Prince’s Major Minions from taking over Prosaic City and the rest of the human plane. But it’s Victoria who has to face the Adversary and figure out what intricate plan Lucifer has up his wings before everyone she cares about is destroyed.

In other words, it’s just another day on the Night Beat.

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Excerpt:

Jack looked around. “You know, supposedly, all of you are evil.” He didn?t sound accusatory or even fazed.
“Those are stories,” the Count explained. “Started by the Prince.”
“But you’re undeads.”
“Yes? What’s your point?” The Count sounded polite and mildly offended.
I decided to rejoin the conversation. After all, Jack was my partner. “We have souls. Unless we give our souls to the Prince, we’re like humans, and we have free will. And, yes, we’re undead. But we’re also alive — we call it being unalive. What we don’t want to become is dusted. Dusted means unlikely to come back.” We didn?t want to become turned, either, to come back as a minion, but some things I didn’t like to talk about, ever.
“But I thought you lost your soul when you became a vampire or a werewolf.”
“No. You lose your soul when you give it to the Prince. Otherwise, it’s yours. Well, yours and your god’s.”
“Which god is yours?”
“I’m a Yahweh girl, but there are plenty of other gods out there just as worthy.”
“So, like, Zeus is still around?”
“Around and kicking. And still on the side of good, so to speak. The Greek and Roman gods were all about partying like it was the end of the universe. One of the reasons Yahweh could get stronger — it’s hard to keep your faith in a god who?s more interested in screwing your wife, sister and daughter, all at the same time. Especially when you had a god right nearby who was doing his best to kick evil in the butt on a daily basis.”
I felt a little better and went to werewolf form and onto my hind legs. Jack didn?t even blink, but he did catch me when I started to topple over. “You’re not doing too great. I think we should put you into one of the ambulances.”
Maurice snorted. “That would be a fun trip to vivisection hell. No, we’ll take Vicki back to Headquarters. We have full medical there. Our kind of medical.”
“I’m going with you,” Jack said calmly.
I was going to protest but Ken said, “Okay.”
“What?” Ken normally wasn?t big on bringing humans over without major security clearances. “He’s a human.”
Ken shot me a look that said I was acting like an idiot. “He’s a human partnered with a werewolf. He’s a human who took in three vampires, a werewolf, a lich, a white worm, and a variety of Dirt Corps undeads fighting with an ancient Sumerian demon. And instead of running, wetting himself, or screaming like a little girl, he pulled out a gun and started shooting at the true enemy in front of him. I think he’s passed the tests, Vic.”
“But?but?.” I couldn’t bring myself to say what my real objection was. That the human guy I was sort of in love with was going to not only know I was a werewolf, but see all the undead side of me. I wasn’t ashamed. I was afraid. Not afraid he?d try to kill me, but that he wouldn?t like me any more, not even as a friend.

Readers Question: If you could be any type of undead, what would it be and why?

Author Bio:

Gini Koch lives in Hell?s Orientation Area (aka Phoenix, AZ), works her butt off (sadly, not literally) by day, and writes by night with the rest of the beautiful people. She writes the fast, fresh and funny Alien/Katherine ?Kitty? Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series for Musa Publishing. As G.J. Koch she writes the Alexander Outland series for Night Shade Books. She also writes under a variety of other pen names (including Anita Ensal, Jemma Chase, A.E. Stanton, and J.C. Koch), listens to rock music 24/7, and is a proud comics geek-girl willing to discuss at any time why Wolverine is the best superhero ever (even if Deadpool does get all the best lines). She speaks frequently on what it takes to become a successful author and other aspects of writing and the publishing business. She can be reached through her website at www.ginikoch.com

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~*~*Giveaway*~*~

Gini has generously offered an ebook copy of The Night Beat to a lucky commenter!

All you have to do is answer Gini’s question: If you could be any type of undead, what would it be and why?

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

This giveaway is open to all!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 6th October 2012; we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Susi


Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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19 Comments

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  • Michele H September 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Although being a werewolf sounds intriguing, I’d have to say vampire. There’s something seductive about it. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  • draconismoi September 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Wait, wait, wait. I am going to have to challenge your mythology here. Werewolves are not undead! I expect a detailed explanation of how you set that up in your book. Otherwise I call shenanigans.

    • Gini Koch September 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      There is a very detailed explanation in the book. But not in the excerpt. :-D

      • draconismoi September 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        Well in that case, I can answer your question: werewolf!

        Drinking blood is gross (no vampires), rotting probably hurts/burns/tickles uncomfrotably (no zombies) and unless they start offering human steak at Trader Joes, I couldn’t handle eating people (no ghouls).

        But the ability to disembowel my enemies with my bare hands?! THAT I can get behind.

  • LSUReader September 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I’d like to be an angel. Just a regular, run-of-the-mill, lives-in-Heaven angel. (Does that count?)

    Thanks for the post. I love the humor in Gini’s books. I’ll have to add this one to my TBR list.

  • Viki S. September 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I’d be a weretiger. They’re big and strong not to mention pretty :). Thank you.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Diane September 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Even after all this time, my first love is vampires! But shifters and werewolves are also still in second place!
    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

  • Jesse September 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I think, out of the undead we’ve seen so far, I’d like to be a werewolf. Sure you get hairy every once in awhile, but you heal faster, are stronger and have claws. (and hopefully a very fast metabolism!)
    thanks for the competition!
    jesse (dot) ivanoff (at) gmail (dot) com

  • bn100 September 21, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I’d choose a werewolf because they’re big and powerful.

  • Jade September 21, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I’d go for vampires! They’re like the romantics of the undead :)

    No never ever zombies, yuck yuck yuck! (Sorry to anyone but I can’t stand them)

  • Susan September 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    As far as I’m concerned, there are major drawbacks to all of the undead types. If I had to choose, I guess I’d pick vampire–but I’d want to drink donated or synthetic blood and still be able to eat chocolate.

  • Selwyn September 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I’d be someone who rides a Night Mare! Speed, flight, a nasty bite and deadly kick – what’s not to love?

  • Victoria Zumbrum September 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I would want to be a vampire. I find them hot and sexy and very powerful.

  • DANIELA September 21, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Hi
    Definitely a Vamp, I wouldn’t like to be a zombie or a ghost :)

  • Pamk September 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I’d probably want to be a weredragon if your world has such a thing. Though how they would be dead I’ll have to read to find out.

  • Julie Witt September 22, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I would be a vampire! They’re immortal, strong, and judging by all the vamp books I’ve read, they’re all unbelievably gorgeous!

  • Melissa (My World...in words and pages) September 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

    *I already won a copy, so not entering*

    But continuing on with the tour to read more. :) Thanks!

  • JoAnna B September 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I would say vampire. Congrats Melissa on your win!
    Thanks for the excerpt.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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