Friday, September 28, 2012

Bringin' the Necropolis Blog Tour Home in Style

Happy Friday! As promised, it's the last day of the Necropolis Blog Tour, and yes, it's ending up right where it began -- here.

For those of you who've somehow missed all this (and I know there are those of you who have), here's what's been going on for the Necropolis Enforcement Blog Tour of 2012. If you haven’t read the first chapter of The Night Beat, hit Deathless Prose and check it out. Then, hit each stop along the way to get more of the story. Missed a stop? Go to Invasion of the Blog Tour 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 (um, right here) and get entered for a mega-prize! So, grab your badge -- it’s time to join Necropolis Enforcement!

     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.

Now, check out the last excerpt from The Night Beat. Then read on, because in not only is someone winning an electronic copy of The Night Beat, there's an even bigger (much, MUCH bigger) prize that's up for grabs as well!

     In addition to the med staff, there was another being waiting for me. “Oh, no. Maurice, do something.”
Not a thing I can do to dislodge him, but I’ll stay with you into the hospital,” Maurice said in a low voice.
     He was in full wolf form for no reason other than that he was a fanatic about it. I’d actually never seen him in human form and almost never in werewolf form, he was that committed to the rather ancient belief that werewolves were strongest in “natural animal form”. He bounded over, tail wagging, eyes serious, ears alert for any danger. “Vic, what happened? Are you going to be okay? Do you need a transfusion?”
     “Just got banged up, Ralph.”
     “I’d better stick with you. Werewolves need to pack together.” He was serious. Ralph Rogers, Werewolf With a Cause. He was a big, good-looking wolf, but a weregirl could only take so much dork in her life and Ralph threatened to exceed my limit on a nightly basis.
     “I think we can handle it, Ralphie,” Maurice said, as he pointedly swished by. Ralph and Maurice didn’t get along. At all.
     The med personnel got their paws, claws and talons on me, and I got hustled into a medical bay. They tried to keep Ralph and Maurice out, but Ralph was loud and insistent and Maurice was willing to be nasty and they knew it, so ultimately, it was a intimate group of ten by the time I got onto a bed.
Ralph tried to get next to me. Maurice blocked him every time and made it look accidental. Really, a werewolf doesn’t stand a chance against a vampire, especially a smart and sneaky vampire, and there weren’t a lot of earnest and apple-cheeked ones out there.
     “Ralph, I really think I’m okay. I didn’t lose any blood, all my limbs are attached, and I can feel my bones setting themselves. Shouldn’t you be out on patrol or something?”
     “It’s my night off.” Ralph gave Maurice a dirty look. “Though I see I shouldn’t have taken it.”
     “Ralph, it was an ancient Sumerian demon crossed with some sort of slime monster. Maurice gave it his all, just like the rest of us.”
     “I note he’s not the one injured.” Ralph made this sound like Maurice had tossed me to Slimy and then run off screaming.
     “I wasn’t the one who went on Mister Monster’s Wild Ride,” Maurice said haughtily. “I also wasn’t the one listening to the Enforcement Band Radio to be able to intercept the object of my unrequited affections the moment she returned on premises.”
     Ralph growled, always impressive in a werewolf. The doctor in charge had enough. “All personnel who aren’t medically trained and part of my med team, out. Now. That particularly means you, Agent Rogers.”
     Ralph bared his teeth, shot me an expectant look that turned to doggy-disappointment when I didn’t demand he stay so we could hold paws, heaved the big sigh, then turned tail and left. The tension in the room dropped.
     Maurice winked at me. “I’ll ride herd on Mister Lovestruck. I can see why you want the human when this is your most likely alternate.”
     “I have options!”
     “Uh huh. Let’s talk about why you and Ken didn’t work out, shall we?”
     “Later,” the doctor snapped. “After she’s healed later.”
     Maurice blew kisses to all and swished out after Ralph. The tension in the room went back to normal.
     “How do you deal with them?” one of the nurses asked as they started the various tortures we called medical treatment.
     “I tell myself it could always be worse.”
     “I could be living and working with my parents.”

Wanna read it all? Then leave a comment here and get entered to win -- just tell me what were-animal you'd like to be and why.

One lucky winner will win an ecopy of The Night Beat. And one luckier winner will score the Blog Tour Grand Prize: a Howl with the Night Beat Totebag, which will be stuffed with:
--a signed, personalized copy of The Night Beat
--an I Heart Werewolves Night Beat T-Shirt (size L only)
--a Night Beat Pen
--a Night Beat Mousepad
--a signed, personalized copy of Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G.J. Koch
--a signed, personalized copy of winner's choice of Touched by an Alien, Alien Tango, Alien in the Family, Alien Proliferation, or Alien Diplomacy
--and...a signed, personalized Advanced Reader Copy of Alien vs. Alien!

Now how's that for winning with style?

Contest will run through Sunday, October 7th. Contest IS open internationally, for both ebook and Grand Prize.

So what are you waiting for? Tell me what were-animal you'd like to be and why and let's see if the Gods and Monsters feel you're the most worthy of them all.


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Blogger Sarah said...

OMG OMG OMG That prize pack is the thing dreams are made of! I'd love to win something like that :-)

It's so hard to pick just one were creature I'd like to be. I always quite fancied being one of the big cats like a jaguar or a tiger, all that feline grace & power! But then it would be pretty cool to be an eagle & be able to fly. I also love the pack connection & sense of family from the wolves (as long as I wasn't too far down in the pack hierarchy!)

September 28, 2012 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger miki said...

The prize pack is dying for *____* i want i want! ( thank you a lot for opening this to international!)

a creature i would like to be hum they are several too...i would like to be a falcon because he is fast and can fly and...he is protected ( added bonus^^;; i don't want to be hunt)
i also really love the wolves to feel that i belong

all the best

ps: i receive a electroniic copy of the night beat as a gift so don't enter me for that prize

September 28, 2012 at 4:05 AM  
Anonymous Kent said...

Oh My God and it deserves not to be just text letters. Gee, necropolis and something and all those possibilities. I like the ones that are more eastern like Neko cat spirits or chimera of middle east. The were or shape change beasty that i consider the true shapechangers are Dragons. But since i am cat lover I would love to be like Siberian White Tiger with larger pads for snow and seasonal pelt color changes as some have. So Were Tiger, Were Panther or blend. or were sabertooth for just meaness.

September 28, 2012 at 4:13 AM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

I'd want to be a werepig of course!
Because pigs are the most awesome animals ever and because it would be cool to be a human once in a while and do all the stuff my owner says are not meant for piggies.

September 28, 2012 at 4:24 AM  
Anonymous Terri Waddell said...

I would be a hummingbird because you absolutely NEVER see a fat hummingbird!!! :-)

PS - I already have a copy of Night Beat, so if you draw my name for that, please pass it along to another winner :-)

September 28, 2012 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger Aurian said...

O wow, that is a grand prize indeed! Signed books are the best, and an ARC of Alien vs Alien, I so want one! Thanks Gini, for the chance to win.
I would love to be a were dragon. Fearsome, and almost impossible to kill. You can fly and breath fire, so your dinner is always cooked well.

September 28, 2012 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger Selwyn said...

Now THAT'S a grand prize!!!!!

Which werecreature? I'm wondering if I'm already a were-dragon. I'm usually quite happy at home, among my precious things, but then if someone tries to damage my calm or invade, then all hell breaks loose upon them. And I must be an oriental dragon, 'cause I'm getting chin hair which is NOT sexy, UNLESS you are an Oriental dragon (or a bear I guess). And some days I'd quite cheerfully snap the head off the nearest idiot and use their spine as a harmonica...

Failing actually being a were-dragon already (boo!) I'd be a were Irish Wolfhound because I've always wanted to be tall, slender, and have someone rub my tummy :)

September 28, 2012 at 5:26 AM  
Anonymous Jesse said...

That prize is my heaven. Seriously! sooooo good!

As for being a were-animal... Jeez. It's a hard one! I love so many animals and each animal has so many advantages! Like on the one hand being a bird would be awesome because you could fly, being a cat would be awesome because of the power and beauty, same with being a wolf. But, I think I'm going to go with were-unicorn. XD
Unicorns are magic, majestic, mythical, powerful and dipped in awesome. And, since no ones EXACTLY sure on what they can do, I'm hoping that I'd be able to fly as well. :P

Thank you so much for the contest!

September 28, 2012 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

wow what an awesome prize! I haven't been entering because I've already bought The Night Beat but wow I need to try for this :)

I really don't know what I'd like to be most. I've got a top three list but some sort of bird probably tops it. Being able to fly would be awesome. Second choice would be a wolf because, well because wolves are awesome. A lion would be cool too though because they are so stealthy and graceful, I trip up steps :)

September 28, 2012 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Becky B. (Bibliognome) said...

Now this is an awesome grand prize. :)

Well I've been obsessed with mermaids ever since I saw the LITTLE MERMAID movie way back when (my parents say I even made up a song and sang it and the song I believe just consisted of singing Arie's name over and over)so I would be a were-mermaid.

I would choose to be a were-mermaid because it would be awesome and really like discovering a whole new world every time I swam. Also it would be a plus because maybe I could discover Atlantis or something. :)

September 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Jacee James said...

I would like to be a Were-Bear, then I could sleep all winter, no one would care that I never shaved and everyone would expect me to be bitchy. Oh and the whole giving birth while asleep, yeah...I would've liked that!! So sign me up for Were-Bear please! Grrrrr.

September 28, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger erin said...

*blink* that is an awesome giveaway! I wants!!!!!!!! (mainly for the copy of Alexander Outland: Space Pirate by G.J. Koch :) )

I would love to be a were cougar. Cuz nobody would mess w/ me! and their scream is awesome!

P.S. I won a copy of Night Beat on your tour!!! Yay!!!! And thanks again :) So please don't enter me for that one

September 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger Denise Z said...

Can there ever be too much fun! Nope don't think so. I absolutely love Night Beat (am about halfway through now) and any action packed reader fan will. Congratulations on the release of Night Beat and I certainly hope we get to see more of Victoria and the gang. I am going to go with something just a little different (for me) I saw the most awesome picture on FB of a black panther and oh what a beauty. I would love to be a beautiful werepanther. Thank you for the fun an a chance to win a super-duper prize. Heading off to spread the word so all my friends can join in the fun!

September 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Maia said...

Oh wauw, that's a great giveaway! And international! I have to stop lurking to get that ;-)

I would love to be a werewolf. Partly because of my real last name and partly because they are my first paranormal love of werecreatures. But saying that, lately I'm very into dragons, so that would be my second choice.

September 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Natalia J said...

OMG!! wow first of thanks for the giveaway and second if I could turn into any animal it would be a werewolf. With all of those sense I would rock. Would probably have to move out from Miami,Fl though. :)

September 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Marnie Walski said...

I would be a were-dragon... you never said it had to be a real animal. HEHEHE!

That prize pack is mine.

I loved Night Beat

September 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I'm a cat person. I'm a Leo and a Tiger so it's only fitting that I want to be a Bengal Tiger shifter is I were to be one at all. Thank you so much!

September 28, 2012 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger JoAnna said...

Ok so I would definitely want to be a big cat. Maybe a snow leopard, that would be cool.

September 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Kelly D said...

I think I would love to be one of Nalini Singh's Dark River Cats. Because Tammy's twins are so darn cute! I'd love to have a couple that would look at you with those big eyes to try to get out of trouble. :) And watch them "pounce" on each other.

September 28, 2012 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

Id seriously love to be a were-dragon. Cause they are badass. I meant who wouldn't want to breathe fire and fly. Seriously would love to win this.

September 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM  
Blogger Barbara E. said...

Wow, can't pass up that grand prize, although I already bought, read and loved my e-copy of Night Beat. I'd love to be a were black panther, because they're so sleek, powerful and darned sexy. And pretty ferocious as well. :D

September 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Christian Decomain said...

My choice would be a were-hawk, or similar bird of prey. I completely agree with the other posters who say that cats are cool and beautiful, but the ability to fly tops everything else.

September 30, 2012 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger Sue Selim said...

I would be a were honey-badger. After all, the creature is already immune to snake and insect bites. This way no bird or jackal would be able to sneak it's food and it would be totally bad-ass! (Check out the youtube video (NSFW - language)
Already have an e-copy of Night Beat. Thank you for many happy LOL's.

September 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Ooooo... Alright, I've got an ecopy, but that huge package would be AWESOME to win. :D Thank you,

Now a were-animal I would like to be...hmm, there are so many! Lion would be nice, fierce and king (er, Queen) of the land. Fight and always on guard, seems to fit me. ;)

Thank you again and best of luck to you!!

October 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Marsha Baker said...

Please Please Please!!!!!! I would love to be a were-panther. I just love cats and panthers grrr... But to be a were any animal would be fun, hide and seek would be so much fun to play.

P.S. I have almost all of Kitty's books memorized - I keep reading them because they have become my favorite, and I always find something new to love each time I read them.

October 3, 2012 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Erin Lausten said...

Fabulous contest! Seriously, I want! But even more fun, what were-animal would I be? Easy. A were-snake. My husband is terrified of them (snakes that is, not were-snakes, though I imagine he would be if saw one, how would he know? Maybe he already has)He thinks he's Indiana Jones. Even has the hat... the right job too, but either way. Definitely were-snake, I do love to keep things exciting.

October 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger bfree2read said...

You love to tempt us. LOL!
While a dog or cat first came to mind I think a horse would be a more frightening were animal. The sound of the hoof beats could be so chilling.

October 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Kathy "scifikat" said...

A were-cat.....could get into places & spy out bad guys. & would be sleek and graceful. Purr-fectly enchanting, but watch out for her claws! like my cats have done, I can envision curling up in the tote my case, with a good book-Touched by an Alien...I like firsts! Meow!

October 4, 2012 at 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a jaguar

October 4, 2012 at 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gini, love the world buiding in Nightbeat and look forward to the next book! I would be a winged tiger. Wings as transportation to avoid the pesky line lines at airport. Tiger strength and agility not to mention the claws and fangs would be awesome as defensive tools. Reba

October 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi it's reba again. My email addy is i pre ordered the new Alien book on Amazon and anxiously await the Chuckie update.

October 4, 2012 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Blodeuedd said...

Ohh what a cool grand prize :)

Were, hm, dunno really. I'd like to fly, but as a bird, no thanks. But then a dragon would be no better...or would it? Ok dragon

October 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Sharon Stogner said...

a were panda! cause they are an endangered species and I would be treated like royalty plus they might look all cute and cuddly but they will eat your face off!!! thanks for the chance to win :)
sstogner1 at gmail dot com

October 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger cr8zyamy said...

Gini, let my start off by saying thank you for your wonderfully written characters and stories. I can see them like a movie playing in my head.
As a member of a very large and very loud family, I'd have to choose wolf. No matter where you are in the hierarchy pack is pack. You stick together. Sure you fight amongst each other but when someone else invades your territory everyone fights together for the good of the pack. Sure you can live as a lone wolf, but life in a pack is so much more interesting.
Amy T.

October 4, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger debh said...

what a fantastic prize!!!
I would chose to be a jaguar because there are many legends about them and it would be cool to have some of the powers in those legends

October 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger pamie jo said...

Wow, what an amazing grand prize and since I am counting down the days til Alien vs Alien, it would help me keep my sanity. (The time between releases just kills me, lol.)

I love cats of all kinds (have 5) so I definitely would want to be a cat... a big one. I'm thinking Siberian tiger would be my first choice. They are truly beautiful animals.

October 4, 2012 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Squenn said...

Great prize!

I would have to be a we're-panther. They are such beautiful animals.

October 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa954 said...

I'd be a were-cat. A sleek sassy Siamese were-cat. oh yeah!

October 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Summar Sullins said...

I want to be a tiger. I really love your books. I hope i get a chance to win.

October 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Miriam Leroux said...

I would love to be to animals, a Wolf & a Dragon. These are both my totem animals. The wolf is for running free & getting away from the mess this world has become, the Dragon is for when danger is near & I need this power to protect myself & the people I love. Miriam Leroux

October 5, 2012 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Barbara E. said...

I'd like to be a were-panther, a black one, because there's just something about all that sleek, black fur and those big teeth that says powerful and deadly to me. And if I'm going to be an animal, that's what I want to be, not fluffy and cuddly. :D

October 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Arielle Rae Aguilar said...

I would like to be a were-sabertooth tiger! Just look at the size of those ummm fangs? teeth? but its just amazing! Its also extinct but you never know... There might be a pack living in secret somewhere...

I LOVE your books! Keep up the good work!!!

October 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger vls said...

Feline,for certain, because I have always been one or more cats' person. Maybe the original small, curious beast who first decided to take a chance on homo sapiens. "Hey, this one looks like it might work out. Not much to work with, but perhaps with a carefully placed paw now and then it could get somewhere." With visions of flocks of human worshipers providing LOTS of food and petting glimmering in her green eyes, Her Grace the Ur Cat deigns to tag along with the human race and see how it works out:)

October 6, 2012 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger rissatoo said...

Oh my! What a loverly grand prize! I loved The Night Beat and am looking forward to reading more!
Now, what were? I think I agree with a lot of previous commenters - feline. And since I'm looking at 3 black kittehs lounging on the patio, I think a black were-panther would be divine! :)

rissatoo (ATgmail DOTcom)

P.S. Thanks for the giveaway chance. And REALLY BIG THANKS for all your wonderful books! You are an auto-buy for me now, and I'm still kicking myself for not starting the Alien series sooner! Can hardly wait for the next one! (& the next & the next & & &... LOL!) I'm addicted!

October 6, 2012 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger ღ 爱Chelene said...


I would like to be a were-bear, like the pack in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Were-Hunter series. Cause family matters, and i love how the Peltiers stick together through thick and thin, despite their quarrels and fights with each other.(:

October 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see I am among fellow cat and dragon lovers here. :)

Just got a new book in, and there's a creature in it, a pukis, that's a human/cat/dragon were. However it's a small dragon, so easily fits into a house. Considering it just starting getting cold where I live, being able to fit into house is a plus.

October 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Lehua said...

I would love to be a weredragon! Dragons are such magical creatures. Besides the whole fire-breathing, talons, and flying, there is so much mythology wrapped up in their ability to wield magic, hoard treasure and be long-lived.It would be so amazing to be a dragon!

October 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM  
Anonymous bejeweledcat said...

Mmmm, were dragon, I could go there. I'm a dragon by year of birth and I've adored them since I was a cub.

I would love to be a were big cat like a panther, leopard or the awesomely aforementioned winged tiger (seriously, I wished I'd thought of that one!) however, I would probably be a were cat. Not like an exotic Siamese or a sleek Abyssinian, more like a ginger Tabby. Chubby and easy going, loving my treats, catnip and long sun naps. I would need to be polydactyly though, so that I could hold Gini's latest book. Heck, lets face it, that pretty much describes me now. Maybe I'm a were cat that can't transform?

Hmmm, rethinking the were dragon. My mate just asked what I'd do with such an awesome prize package and I had to say I'd horde it in my lair and hover over it like the precious treasure it is. I think there's some dragon in me after all.

Bejeweledcat (leethasataoldotcom)

October 7, 2012 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Andrea Rittschof said...

I think I would be a werecat. Not only are they sleek and elegant but everyone knows they own the universe, well, at least their human's laps. And as for winning, if by remote chance that happens, I already have a copy so you could donate it to someone else. I just wanted to chime in to the discussion.

October 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to be a...
Let's call it a pan-were, like Sam Merlotte, so I could change into any living thing I wanted, conservation of mass be darned!

October 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... says:

Oh, and as to why I want to be a pan-were, it's because I could fly, explore the deeps, run like the wind, or be the literal fly-on-the-wall whenever, whatever mood hits me, and heaven knows--
there are moods.

October 7, 2012 at 6:22 PM  

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