18 January, 2013

#BlogTour & #GuestPost :: Touching Evil by Amber Garr

Touching Evil

With one touch, Leila can see it all.

Leila Marx is trying to put her life back together after her fiancĂ© is murdered. When Detective Garrick Pearson enlists her help with a difficult case, she is thankful for the distraction and the opportunity to use her talents as a touch clairvoyant. Leila and Garrick delve into the mystery behind a series of missing teenage girls and mummified corpses while discovering their own growing attraction to each other. 

Conner Hoffman is an intriguing lawyer and striking half-demon who enters Leila’s life unexpectedly. Although her visions are terrifying, she is fascinated by his charm and his legacy. When it becomes evident that the murders are linked to a paranormal event, Conner introduces Leila to a world unbeknownst to ordinary society. She suddenly finds herself immersed in supernatural politics, sorcery, and danger as she becomes the killer’s next target. 

Staying alive will mean relying on friends, accepting the unbelievable, and trusting in her heart again.


A first date, a lottery, treachery and deceit. Sometimes fate has other plans. Sometimes there’s more to tell.

In Furthermore: An Anthology, eighteen original stories take you on a journey through worlds here and beyond. From the depths of the earth to the embrace of the sea, your favorite series continue. Prequels, alternative views, and new scenes give readers a chance to experience more than originally told. 

Including stories from Rebekah Campbell, Amber Garr, David Estes, Leigh Michael, Karen Amanda Hooper, Stephanie Judice, and Mayandree Michael. And most importantly, in honor of those who lost the battle and those who continue to fight, all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to cancer research and support.

Guest Post :: The Definition of Urban Fantasy by Amber Garr 

When people ask me what genre I write in, I often get a funny look when I tell them urban fantasy. I don’t know if it’s because they’re unfamiliar with the genre, or if they’re just envisioning something completely different in their mind. I’ve always thought of the genre as fantasy in a contemporary setting- supernaturals living side by side with humans, and often existing in secret. But in the true definition of urban fantasy, the story will take place in a city environment. 

This is the case in Touching Evil, where my characters live in Baltimore.  In the next installment, they’ll be traveling a bit, but it will still involve a city landscape. I suppose I’ve always wanted to live in a world where fantasy existed next to modern developments. Maybe my teacher was a witch, the high school jock a demon, or the lunch lady a werewolf.  I think that’s how I define urban fantasy.  So even if my novels don’t always fit the true definition, at least they might make you wonder about that strange neighbor next door.

About the Author

Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire.  Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids.  Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell.  She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.

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Ms.Amber Garr has kindly agreed to giveaway an e-copy of her book. Enter in the Rafllecopter below for your chance to choose either Touching Evil or Furthermore.


  1. Reminded me of a book by same name by Kay hooper ! Her Evil series is one of my fav :)

  2. Hey,
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  3. Thank you so much for posting and being a part of my tour! I haven't hear of Kay Hooper before...I'll have to check it out!