Guest Author: Ally Shields!

Today I’m happy to be a part of a book blitz for fellow Etopian Ally Shields!  The second book in her Guardian Witch series has just been released, and it sounds amazing!

What a pleasure to visit your blog! Thank you! I am really thrilled to be introducing my new book in the Guardian Witch urban fantasy series!

FireWithin_ByAllySheilds_453x680Fire Within (Guardian Witch #2) takes place eight months after the events that occurred in Awakening the Fire (Guardian Witch #1), and there’s a new menace in town.

A hidden evil stalks the city..

Fire witch cop Ari Calin refuses to believe her human friend Eddie murdered a vampire—in spite of his confession. When a second vampire dies, Andreas, the sexy, charismatic vampire she dated and split from eight months ago, joins her in the hunt for the real killer.

But Riverdale may have a special kind of serial killer who’s looking for its next vampire victim. The roles of hunter and hunted become murky. And while unterHunAri might feel like killing Andreas sometimes, she doesn’t want anyone else to do it…


(Ari and Andreas parted eight months ago after a terrible incident and harsh words. This is their first meeting since.)

If she had to have this awkward conversation, she preferred to do it without witnesses. As they stepped outside, she was aware of the speculation following them. Ari started up the street toward home. Andreas fell into step beside her. His magical energy seeped along her skin, making her jittery. She wasn’t sure if it was deliberate or a sign that he was nervous, too.

“My presence is not comfortable for you. Nor yours for me. Regardless, we must find a way to work together.” Andreas’s voice was controlled, easing but not eliminating the flow of magic between them.

“Not if you’d let Ryan and me handle this.” Ari tried not to sound bitchy, but she wasn’t good at hiding her moods. He’d forced this situation on her. She didn’t want to be around him, didn’t want to have this or any other conversation with him—and definitely didn’t want to feel the way he made her feel

“You know I cannot back off from this. Prince Daron is responsible for what happens to his people. To ignore these murders would cost him their respect. The vampire court is making an effort to cooperate with local authorities. If you refuse, we will be forced to proceed on our own.

“How? By ripping someone’s head off?” The blurted words were harsher than intended. And unfair. Ari heard his sharp intake of breath.

Buy links:


Barnes & Noble

All Romance eBooks

Author Bio:

Ally Shields was born and raised in the Midwest, along the Mississippi River, the setting for her urban fantasy series. After  a career in law and juvenile justice, she turned to full-time writing in 2009, and Awakening the Fire, the debut novel in her Guardian Witch series, was released in September 2012.  Ally still lives close to the Mighty Mississippi with her Miniature Pinscher, Ranger. When not writing or reading, she loves to travel in the US and abroad. Way too often she can be found on Twitter.

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Thanks again, Charley, for allowing me to promo my book! If anyone has questions, I hope they’ll leave a comment or visit my website.

Anytime, Ally!  Happy Blitzing!

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