Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Deadwood Hunter Series Blog Tour ~*~* Rachel Raithby~*~*








Please note this book will be free from 30th to 2nd due to Amazon's
Rachel wanted it to be free for the whole tour

Lexia thought she was normal, ordinary...
Lincoln thought he'd spend the rest of his life seeking revenge... HTML Code: Please check the post after you paste it into your website. Sometimes the formatting can go funny and things are shifted. Feel free to make any adjustments that might be needed. What would you do if the person you loved was your enemy? When Lexia snuck out one night to go to a party, she hardly expected to be attacked by vampires. Much less be able to kill them with her bare hands. That night triggers events Lexia can't escape and soon she struggles to keep up a facade around her friends and family. And then there's Lincoln; she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But Lexia senses he wants something more dangerous than a simple romance. Lincoln has secrets and what she learns changes her life forever. A story of love, loss and betrayal. Only one thing is certain, Lexia and Lincoln’s lives will never be the same again.



5 Book Rating!

Sky's thoughts: I absolutely love this story!  HOT HOT HOT! We are provided with an exhilarating story chock-full of action, lust, and mystery as we follow heroine Lexia on her journey as she makes a new discovery in a moment of desperate survival. She has no idea what's happening to her or what she's becoming, but she feels the certain darkness that begins to overwhelm her soul.
I am always a sucker for panther -- or any feline for that matter-- shape shifter. So I was incredibly happy with a new dangerous hero to be added on to the very prestigious list of book boyfriends we adore! He's protective, handsome, and sure knows how to make a girl sweat.
There are many hardships Lexia is forced to overcome as soon she learns more about her history, her mother, what she is. You have to feel sorry for her, everything around her is just crumbling with this new found darkness that she just cannot control. What she would give to just go back to living a normal life, giggling over mundane and other girly things with her best friend Alice, and go back to living her quiet life with her single father.
After certain events, the darkness pulls her in, and this is where I am excited to see what happens next! We will be anxiously waiting over at the Booknatics, just LOVED this story!
Rachel has a VERY promising career ahead of her as an author, and I am excited to see where this series takes us, the reader, as well!
She know's what really captures a girls heart when it comes to a book, and she writes it WELL!




Krystles thoughts: I was given this early release copy by the author for an honest review and.....I freakin loved it!!!  This is Rachel Raithby's debut book, and it really seems like she's been writing for years; it was that good!

Lexia seems like your normal/basic teenager that's about to graduate, until 3 vampires corner and attack her; she knows her life is over then from out of nowhere she realizes that she has these 'Superhuman Traits' and is able to defeat them with her bare hands. Off in the distance, a shifter-panther named Lincoln watches and can't believe what he's seeing. A Hunter.... Who's trained to kill off his kind.. He wants to kill her, but he wants to learn a little bit about her first so he starts hanging around, pretending to be passing thru town. What he wasn't expecting was for Lexia to be so alive, so to speak, you'll know what I mean when you read his meaning for her, and he falls for her.


The chemistry that these two have for each other is OHMIGOD!!! It was pretty hot! Like...Really hot! I was not expecting that at all, reading along, reading, reading....and whoa...WHOA!!! I loved it! :) I liked Lexia's Best friend Alice as well, hopefully we'll see more of her in the next book since she's now a huge part of Lex's and Linc's supernatural world.

I really loved how Ms. Raithby had Lincoln able to shift at will, and he could become part panther, instead of full on panther. For instance, his claws would rip thru his fingertips so he could climb as human form, etc... That was pretty neat and different, also loved how he would light up all over when he did shift. When Lexia would go in 'Hunter Mode' I swear, I could picture her becoming more buff, taller, faster, just deathly with her eyes blazing yellow. She described the fight scenes very well, I could picture them all fighting in my head like watching a movie.. Let's just say that I hope Lexia's evil B**** mother gets what she deserves, HA!

Rachel's writing is very fresh and fun

Book 2 Whispers of Darkness

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is on Sale for 99c during the tour


All Lexia ever wanted was to graduate from high school and leave Deadwood. Now she would give anything to have her quiet life back
HTML Code: Please check the post after you paste it into your website. Sometimes the formatting can go funny and things are shifted. Feel free to make any adjustments that might be needed. Her Father was murdered and her best friend, Alice kidnapped. With the help of Lincoln, the Panther Shifter she has fallen in Love with; they rescue Alice. But rescuing her wasn't as easy as first thought and Lexia and Lincoln barely make it out alive. Lexia met her Mother, the Mother she thought had left her as a baby. But Secrets unravel and Lexia learns who she really is. Her Mother created her and she was created for one purpose only... Darkness. Follow Lexia as she runs from her Mother and the fate she set for her. Can Lexia fight the Darkness within her? Can she have the 'happily ever after'" she wants? Only one thing is certain, sacrifices will be made and lives will be lost.
WOD Excerpt

5 Book Rating!


I received an ARC of Whispers of Darkness in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, it's awesome!!!

Book 2 of the 'Deadwood Hunter Series' has the same great qualities of book 1. It's action-packed with very steamy scenes between Lexia “The almighty Hunter/Wildcat” and Linc, Lexia's “Pretty Panther”. In this book, Lexia has grown stronger from her Hunter side and is more powerful than ever! And boy is she Hell-bent on stopping the one person responsible for making her this way... and that person is Lucy Hunter, aka, Mommy Dearest.

There are some returning characters from book one, as well as some new ones added in set out to help Lexia and Lincoln on their quest to stop Lexia's crazy mother Lucy. I love Caden and Caleb. Cade is a sweetheart who'll go thru hell and back to help his childhood friend Linc, and Caleb is an older shifter who was Linc's fathers second in command back when there used to be a pack... Back when Linc's parents were alive. I'm glad we got to learn more of Lincoln's back-story in this book.

I'm also intrigued by Lucy's pet Derrick, I came to really like his character and hope we see more of him in the final installment to this series.

As the book goes on, we see Lexia warring with herself, with the darkness inside of her. She knows the hunter side of Maura is trying to take over the sweet side of Lexia and ruin it with the blackness of the hunter ways. Her mother would be so proud.

I have to say, I loved how the book ended!!!

I named you Maura for the darkness you will bring to this world”

Like in Lexia, there are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. I just love the things that come out of Lexias mouth, she sure is one snarky girl! Ms. Raithby does a fine job describing the scenes and the surroundings of the book, prepare to have a blanket handy while'll need it when you get to the snowy/forest scenes!! Great, unique story by a very creative mind, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it all ends. Even though it will be sad and there will probably be a book hangover involved ha!

Born and raised in the UK, Rachel now lives in Australia with her husband, kids and imagination. She loves nothing more than to escape the world writing stories or reading a good book. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy and is the Author of The Deadwood Hunter Series.

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  1. Have you always had a passion for writing?

I’ve always had a passion for reading but I didn’t start writing until Lexia popped into my head, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I’ve never looked back

  1. Are any of your characters inspired by real people?

No they just appear in my head one day and I go from there, they have their own personality, I am sure my husband thinks I’m mad when I talk about my characters, like they are real people!

  1. Do you know where your stories are going from the start or do you go on the journey as much as the reader does?

Sometimes, it all depends on the character. Lexia came to me half way through the story, whereas the WIP, I’m working on now started at the beginning and I’m slowly starting to see how there story will unfold.

  1. How long did it take you to write LEXIA and WHISPERS OF DARKNESS?

I started Lexia in Nov 2012 and published it July 2103, I also planned a wedding and got married whilst writing LEXIA too! I shocked myself at how fast I finished. Whispers of Darkness I started straight after Lexia was published, there were a few months in between when I had morning sickness, I then managed to have it out before having the baby, which was very hard seeing as the more pregnant I got the less brain cells I seemed to have functioning!

  1. What are your upcoming projects? Which has you most excited and why?

I have the last installment of Lexia and Lincolns story and also a new book I started a few weeks ago, I’m really enjoying writing these characters, their story isn’t as heavy as Lex and Linc’s so it’s nice to take a break from the hard road Lex and Linc will take in HOLOCAUST.

  1. Are you strictly a Paranormal author or will we see different genres from you in the future?

I’m not sure, I have a fantasy WIP but I like Paranormal best, it all depends on the characters I guess!

  1. Does what you are reading influence your writing and what are some of your favourite authors/books?

I have trouble writing when I’m reading, when I start a book it consumes my every thought, so I tend to read a book when I don’t feel the need to write. I love all things paranormal and fantasy when it comes to reading, but I do pick up the odd contempary romance. My favorite books are the Psy-Changling Series by Nalini Singh, I can’t pick my fav out of that series they just keep getting better!

I also love Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy and Bloodlines books.

  1. What are the biggest challenges you have come across as an author?

Finding time to write in between looking after 3 kids and a husband! Sometimes I get so caught up in a story I just can’t function in real life ha ha

  1. How do you stay motivated and avoid writers block.

Sometimes when I need a break, I will just pick up a book and read or take a few weeks off, I think it’s best not to stress, the story will come to you when its ready!

  1. Do you listen to music while you write?

Not often the only song I’ve listened too is Imagine Dragons Radio Active, over and over whilst I write fighting scenes. I like silence, not that I get it very often!

Thanks so much for having me over today!

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  1. Absolutely LOVE your Post and reviews girls - and Yes Lexia is very snarky! thanks for joining the Tour