Friday, June 22, 2012

Barrage & Giveaway: "Minder" by Sandra Cox


Title: Minder
Author: Sandra Cox
Publisher: MuseitUp Publishing
Length: 47,000 words
Genres: YA Paranormal


Among the northern tribes there is a legend passed down from generation to generation about shape-shifting Minders—guardians of the innocents—and how they came to be. 

It is said that nowadays only a handful of Minders exist, hunted to near extinction by a fearsome beast. Of the remaining Minders, only one wears a garnet-studded collar, the symbol of protection and royalty.  

Even when my aunt told me the story, and handed me an ancient garnet-studded band, I had no idea the tale applied to me.

After all, it’s only a legend…


“Happy Birthday, Darling.”

“Aunt Gin, you’ve done too much already,” I scolded.

The bag felt soft and warm in my hand. Without thought, I clasped it to my chest and felt comfort, like holding a security blanket. I relaxed my grip and held it to the light. It looked old.

“Actually, it’s a gift from your mother.”

My eyes widened and I frowned in confusion. My heart tightened. Before I could reply, Mary came back with our drinks.

My aunt added sweetener to her steaming tea. “Open it,” she urged after Mary walked away.

I opened the drawstrings and shook the contents of the bag into my hand. An antique necklace glittered in my palm.

It appeared to be some sort of choker. The material was like nothing I’d ever seen, almost like stretchy soft leather glittering with fire opal dust, inlaid with oval garnets. I held it to the light. My eyes widened as prisms of color danced around the stones, breathtaking in their beauty.

As I examined it, I felt someone’s stare.

Drawn, I turned my head. My breath caught in my throat, my heart began to pound and my palm’s sweat. The buzz from the surrounding tables faded. People nearby became shadowy figures.

A golden glow bathed the room as I stared at the most beautiful man I’d ever seen. Thick, tawny, almost leonine hair capped his skull. His unusual amber eyes glowed like a cat’s. Skin stretched taut and smooth over high cheekbones. His lips made my mouth water.

My face must have reflected the same rapture I saw on his. Unfortunately, his gaze was on my necklace.

About the Author:

Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes Crossover YA, YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Time Travel Romance and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat.


For a chance to win an eBook copy of “Vampire Bay” (a back list title) 
please fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The author is also featuring a month-long giveaway on her blog to celebrate of the release of “Minder."  The link to the giveaway post takes you to Sandra's blog: One commenter will be the lucky recipient of a set of butterfly pins, a Starbucks gift certificate, a book dedication, and a FREE download of “Minder”.

Available at:

MuseitUp Publishing

***I will be reviewing "Minder" in the near future.***

Link to "Minder" book tour schedule:

1 comment:

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for hosting. Love your blog.