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Bringing Dirty BackHeather Hildenbrand is currently working furiously on book five in her amazing Dirty Blood series, and today we have a teaser and giveaway to celebrate–she’s bringing Dirty Back!


EXCLUSIVE**** Prologue to book five, coming Summer 2014!


“Day 14. I know because I’ve scratched another notch into the wall with a piece of white plastic I found wedged into the baseboard. Is it weird I’m protective of this tiny sliver of plastic? If they tried to take it from me I’d … well, I’d fight. Not that I’d win. Still, it’s strange how protective one becomes when your possessions are limited. In my case, this piece of plastic is all that stands between me and NOTHING. No freedom, no contact, no possessions, and no power.

No means to escape.

Believe me, I’ve tried. And I’ve spent countless hours dreaming up plans and diversions and whatever else my foggy, exhausted brain can focus on between visits from Them.

I shudder and redirect my thoughts. But the only thing left besides contemplating my ownership of this plastic shard is Wes. Every once in a while I’ll think of him and my mind will wander to others. My mom, Grandma, George, Jack and Fee, Cambria, Angela, Alex.

My chest aches for all of them. But mostly, it hurts for him. I don’t know if he’s all right. Whatever illness he’d fallen prey to before I was taken—I don’t know if it’s something he can heal from and not knowing terrifies me.

My nightmares are filled with images of his face, pale and unmoving. No breath in his lungs. The more horrific ones include Them tossing him into a shallow grave and pouring dirt over his exposed body. I’ve woken screaming so many times, They’ve started giving me sleeping pills at night. I tried not swallowing them but frankly, the rest is better when I do. And my body heals faster when I rest.

I return the plastic shard to its hiding place against the base board and crawl away from the homemade calendar. It’s a sad attempt to stay sane, counting time, but it’s better than nothing. And it’s all I’ve got. Until someone comes for me. Or until I can find a way home.”

Check out my reviews of the series:

Dirty Blood: Review | Amazon

Cold Blood: Review | Amazon

Blood Bond: Review | Amazon

Blood Rule: Review | Amazon


Heather HildenbrandAbout Heather Hildenbrand:

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she’s not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she’s lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.
Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she’d grab is her DVR player.

Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit

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And now for the giveaway!!

Blood RuleClick this link to go to Heather Hildenbrands giveaway!  You could win a signed paperback of Blood Rule and Signed Dirty Blood Swag!


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