Guest Blog & Giveaway: Vengeance Borne excerpt by Amanda Bonilla & win Vengeance Borne

September 5, 2013 Giveaways, Guests 28

A big welcome to Amanda Bonilla who is here on her Vengeance Borne Blog tour celebrating the release of Vengeance Borne, Sentry of Evil, #1 (published on September 3rd 2013 by NYLA). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.


Vengeance Borne Excerpt


Amanda Bonilla

Thanks so much to All Things Urban Fantasy for having me on the blog today!
If you’ve read any of my other books, you know I like my villains dark and creepy. So I thought I’d share an excerpt from Vengeance Borne with you today so you can see just what you’re getting yourself into with my newest baddie. 😉 Hope you enjoy!

The three of them whispered in his ear. Prodding him for weeks, urging him to take action against those who’d wronged him. At first, he was certain he’d gone crazy. His great uncle had been crazy, you know. Wandered around, muttering to himself, claiming to see things that weren’t there. His grandma called him “touched,” but that was just a polite way to say someone had lost their mind. As the voices became clearer, their presence more and more real, he knew that he wasn’t touched like his uncle. No, he was blessed. They spoke as one. Always as one. Which wasn’t nearly as strange as the fact that he couldn’t see them. But he felt their touch. A constant, sweet balm on his skin. Their hands never left him.

“We can give you pleasure,” they murmured. “We can make you the object of her obsession. We can give you anything you crave if you unleash us. All you have to do is ask.”
“No. You’ll hurt her.”
“Why would we do that?” they cajoled. “If she is not your enemy, she is safe from our wrath.”
“I—I don’t know.” They made him nervous. He didn’t know if he could trust something he wasn’t able to see. “I don’t think this is a very good idea.”
The hands pulled away, and their hissing voices raised the hairs on his neck. “You want what is just beyond your reach. You crave what we can give you. We are the vengeance borne.”
“No. I want you to leave. I want you to go away.”
Their laughter came as through dusty-dry throats. “It’s too late for that. You called to us and we are yours until you give us purpose.”
“If I do it… If I—give you purpose—then you’ll leave me?”
“Of course,” the three replied. “Once we’ve tasted the flesh of your enemies.”

He shut his eyes, the tighter the better. But he couldn’t banish the sensation of their invisible hands caressing him from head to toe, tousling his hair. An invisible hand stroked the inside of his thigh and he shuddered. He wished he were dead. The suspicion over the past weeks that he’d lost his grip on reality wore him down. If he told anyone, he’d be put away for sure. But they were as real to him as anything. The fact that he couldn’t see them didn’t matter. He could hear them just fine. And his body knew their lover’s touch. A blessing, yes, but a blessing he didn’t want for long. He was willing to do anything. Anything to get rid of them.

Tears squeezed out from his tightly shut lids. “Fine. Do it. Take revenge for me. Give me what I want and then leave me alone.”
Invisible lips took turns kissing his mouth. “Your enemies will taste our fury. Who is first?”
He knew who he wanted it to be. But just to be safe he’d try it out, on someone less important. He whispered the name, barely audible, but they heard him and for the first time in months, left his side.

Who’s your favorite villain? Do you like your bad guys super evil or do you like to have them toned down a bit?

 Amanda Bonilla lives in rural Idaho with her husband and two kids. She’s a part-time pet wrangler, a full-time sun worshipper, and only goes out into the cold when coerced. She loves the outdoors, black clothes, pink appliances and thinks junk food should be a recognized food group. In the summer, she can be found sitting by the lake, enjoying the view from her dock.

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3 digital copies of Vengeance Borne

 Vengeance Borne by Amanda Bonilla


Available on September 3rd 2013 by NYLA


Fated to Hunt…

As the local hunter, and a ward of the Sentry, a secret organization dedicated to eradicating the forces of evil, Jacquelyn has been protecting the small town of McCall, Idaho for the past five years. The hours are horrible, the pay is nonexistent, she has to work with her jealous ex-boyfriend – and forget about quitting. She’s in for life.

Destined to See…

When a rugged drifter comes through town, Jacquelyn immediately knows what he is – an Empath who can read emotions and sense what others are thinking – even though it’s clear the handsome stranger has no idea what, or how powerful, he is…

A Town in Peril…

When people in McCall start turning up dead, viciously ripped to shreds as if by a wild animal, Jacquelyn knows better. Furies are loose in Idaho and hell-bent on exacting revenge. But against whom? And for what purpose? Jacquelyn has until the full moon to stop the Furies’ killing spree and save the people of McCall, figure out how to work with her ex – oh, and there’s a handsome stranger in town who’s in desperate need of some schooling…

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28 Responses to “Guest Blog & Giveaway: Vengeance Borne excerpt by Amanda Bonilla & win Vengeance Borne”

  1. Tina McClay

    My favorite villain…not sure really. I guess the Joker on Batman. No laughing it is 7:41am and only 1 cup of coffee.

  2. DeeAnn K

    My favorite villian is “Lothaire” from the Immortals After Dark series by Kresely Cole.

  3. Janie McGaugh

    It’s interesting how favorite villains often turn into heroes. My favorite is Spike but, for books, my favorite is Lothaire.

  4. Angela Fitzgerald

    Wow…a favorite villain. I’m not sure I have one. I’m going to go with two villains, I’m not so sure villain is the right word to use for these two. They are from Kim Harrison’s, The Hollows series, the first one is Newt and the second is Ku’Sox, demons but they are villains. I was first going to choose Al but he’s alright. LOL. I guess ifwe are choosing favorites then it would be Al. These are all characters from Kim Harrison’s, Hollows series.

  5. CJ Burright

    Spooky excerpt! Favorite villain? That’s a hard one…so many to choose from. For right now, the book character I love to hate is Cersei from A Song of Ice and Fire. She’s one evil %$#@*, yet shows a glimmer of humanity sometimes so you feel almost sorry for her–on rare occasion.

  6. Denise Z

    Really good villains are a treat to read, they making the take down so very satisfying. One of my favorites is Al the demon from the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison. He is just so dastardly and can be really funny.

  7. johnnie-marie howard

    My favorite Villain is The sea witch Ursela from the little mermaid but book wise I’d have to say Damon from the Immortals series by Alyson Noel.

  8. Bethany C.

    I hate to be a piler-onner with Al (from the Hollows,) but he is a really great villain.

  9. Eva Millien

    That’s a hard question. I love a couple villains, Styxx from the Dark Hunter series, Lothaire from Immortals After Dark series. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. Joani S

    As soon as I saw that question Voldemort popped to mind. He’s one that will always be on the top of the list. I’ve been thinking of doing a re-read of those, now I really want to. Vengeance Borne sounds really good, I’ll def be checking this one out too! Thanks!

  11. Kai W.

    It’s Hannibal Lecter. He can blend into the crowd. He is a sociopath and psychopath.

  12. Jessie H.

    For my favorite book villains, it has to be a three-way tie between The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, Voldemort from Harry Potter, and Deirdre from Donna Grant’s Dark Sword/ Dark Warriors series.

  13. Damaris

    Hmm..there’s several I like. Tatiana from Kristen Painter. Marsilia from Patti Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. Vlane from Karen Moning’s Fever series.

  14. Jean S.

    I like villains who are conflicted (i.e., you can see the reasoning behind their evil ways and even feel a bit sorry for them). Callum from the Eden series by Janelle Stalder is one of my favorites. (Ms. Stalder is an expert on making blurring the line between the “good” and “bad” guys.) Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Linda

    Loki!! Love him! =) or Jax, he´s bad, too.. .
    Oh, and Styxx, I´m about to read his story asap..
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!