Monday, June 18, 2012

Minder by Sandra Cox Book Blurb Blitz and Giveaway

Minder by Sandra Cox

Among the northern tribes there is a legend passed down from generation to generation about shape-shifting Minders—guardians of the innocents—and how they came to be. 

It is said that nowadays only a handful of Minders exist, hunted to near extinction by a fearsome beast. Of the remaining Minders, only one wears a garnet-studded collar, the symbol of protection and royalty.  

Even when my aunt told me the story, and handed me an ancient garnet-studded band, I had no idea the tale applied to me.

After all, it’s only a legend…


At the cliff’s edge, I stopped and listened to the steady lap of the waves against the rocks. I sucked cold air deep into my lungs. Night sounds surrounded me. A purr of contentment rose in my throat. I’m getting used to the purr. It’s a great way to express pleasure.


I pivoted toward the house and saw my aunt silhouetted in the window, the light at her back. I lifted my hand. She waved back.

The wind shifted. I smelled a rabbit. My butt twitched as the perfume of warm flesh filled my nostrils. His rapid heartbeat pulsed through my ears. I forgot all about Aunt and went bounding into the forest.  

The rabbit saw me. With a frightened squeak, he hopped away, his little powder-puff tail white in the dark. I leapt after him and laughed with exuberance from the sheer joy of being alive.

The rabbit ran deep into the woods. I followed. Fear gave the bunny speed and he stayed just out of my grasp.

It happened gradually.  My joints began to stiffen. The hair on the nape of my neck rose. A horrific scent filled my nostrils and made my stomach flop. No longer the hunter, I’d became the prey.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA fantasy, crossover YA, historic and paranormal romance and metaphysical nonfiction.

Sandra lives with her husband, a menagerie of pets, and an occasional foster cat in sunny North Carolina. She’s a vegetarian, enjoys kickboxing and loves nothing better than good book. 

You can find her at:

Twitter @Sandra_Cox

Now for the Giveaway!

Sandra will be giving away a digital copy of her novel, "Vampire Bay" at ever stop!

Additionally, she's running a contest on her blog ( as follows:  To enter the contest leave a comment on any posts in June, mention Minder and include your email address, and you're entered to win:
A set of butterfly pins
A Starbucks gift certificate
A book dedication
And a PDF download of Minder

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better their chances yopu have of  winning.


  1. Thanks for hosting me, Tara Len. Nice site:)

  2. This story sounds frightening yet fascinating. Loved the short little blurb.

  3. Thanks, MomJane, appreciate the kind comment.

  4. I love the excerpt on Minder. This is a book I could totally get lost in and love! I would love to win a copy of it, but if not, it's on my to-read list.

    You have some wonderful books out there that I want to read, Sandra. Thanks for doing reviews with bloggers, because that's how I found you.


  5. Love the excerpt and looking forward to reading this, =)

    best wishes and Happy Midsummer Eve!
    //Linda fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by and the lovely comments, ladies.

    And again, thanks for hosting me, Tara.