Monday, March 11, 2024

Blog Tour for Invocation by Aileen Erin with a GIVEAWAY


by Aileen Erin

(Days of Iron and Clay, #1)
Publication date: March 19th 2024
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult


From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin comes an all-new action-packed, romance-filled paranormal series.

There are three things I know without question.

One: demons are real.

Two: humans make awful mistakes that get them in demonic trouble more often than you’d think.

And three: I’m the only one who can help them.

I straddle the line between the mortal and spiritual realms every day. People might think they’re two different places, but they’re not. They lay on top of each other. It’s messy, and that’s why so many people need my help. Since I was little, I’ve been called all kinds of names—unusual, abnormal, even insane. Which is fitting, since they keep throwing me in to mental facilities. I’ve been in and out of them my entire life.

But no matter what people say, no matter what I’m risking, I will always help those in need.

Because there’s an endless war carrying on all around us, every minute of every day. One that can’t be seen by mortal eyes. But I can see it, the spiritual battle for mortal souls, and I’m working hard to make sure my father is on the losing side. He — Astaroth, Satan’s general— is why I can do this. He’s why I’m not normal. I can’t have friends, a life, or a boyfriend. I won’t be selfish enough to drag someone into this fight. But I’m not lonely. Not exactly. I have my mom. She’s my rock, my best friend, my partner. She helps me do what needs to be done, and she’s never afraid when it feels like I’m always afraid.

Because I hear my father whispering my name each night, his taunts echoing through the spiritual realm. He’s hunting me, and I know the day will come when I must face him again.

Every portal I open could be the one that finally pulls me back to Hell, and I wonder if I will brave enough, strong enough, good enough to fight him.

My name is Samantha Catherine Lopez, and I am Nephilim. This is my story.

**Fans of the Alpha Girls series will love this new series set in the same world, with a few familiar faces, but you DO NOT have to have read a single word of the Alpha Girls series to enjoy Samantha’s story.

EXCERPT:  I nodded but didn’t move my hand from my mouth. Even if I could think of something to
say, I wasn’t sure it’d be coherent.
“Is that really you?” he asked.
I nodded because I couldn’t do anything else. This day kept taking me by surprise, and this
time, I was truly speechless. For the best reason.
Was he taller? He’d been over six feet before, but he seemed bigger or more intimidating
now. Except he still had that smile, and his hazel-green eyes were breathtaking against his darker
tan skin. His hair wasn’t quite as short as before, but just long enough on top to have a slightly
messy look.
Was he hotter?
Was that even possible? Because it shouldn’t have been, but I was looking at him and—
Could my heart be beating any faster?
I forced myself to breathe because I was freaking out.
“Samantha.” His voice said my name like it was special. A caress. With so much emotion
that it finally unfroze me.
“Hi, Phoenix.” My voice was softer than I meant it to be, but I couldn’t help it.
“It’s so good to see you.” He closed the distance between us and gave me a hug.
I laughed and hugged him back. “It’s good to see you, too.”
If he hadn’t hugged me, if he didn’t feel warm, I would’ve thought this was a dream, but he
was real.
Frank was saying something, but I wasn’t hearing it.
Phoenix Herrera was hugging me.
I couldn’t help but relax into his hold. I shouldn’t have. I shouldn’t have felt so
comfortable with him, and I wasn’t. I was nervous. But also, he felt right. Somehow. Impossibly.
He felt right to me.
My old neighbor from Los Angeles—the one who became an international soccer star, and
then retired after an injury earlier in the season this year—was here, hugging me.
What in the world was he doing in Frank’s office? In Texas? Hugging me?
And why couldn’t I let him go?

Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

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