Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads


Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads // VBCOne simply can’t have enough paranormal romance in their life, and oh, man do we have a good one for you. Abbie Roads’s novel Race the Darkness hits that sweet spot of destined couple and serious abilities. Race the Darkness is the first in the Fatal Dreams series, and you can snag a copy on Amazon right now. Just sayin’.

Abbie knows you’re into the good stuff, so she sent over an exclusive excerpt. Read on for the basics on the book, the just-for-VBC excerpt, and a giveaway (because we love you.)


Cursed with a terrible gift…

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.


Isleen floated in that sweet spot between reality and waking. The only thing penetrating her sleepy haze was the scent of warm graham crackers and autumn leaves. It was a scent she was familiar with, one she loved. It was the scent of all her favorite memories. It was the scent of Xander.

A predawn haze of gray lit the room, touching everything with its soft color. Her head was pillowed on his shoulder, her face pressed against his neck, her body encased in the security of his arms, and he had one of his legs tossed over her thighs. Not since she was a little girl—too naive to know pain existed in the world—had she felt this absolutely safe.

Something strange seemed to happen whenever she was near him. The sheer power of his presence salved the wounds of her past and shaped her into the strong and capable woman she was meant to be. The real her. The person she would’ve been if she hadn’t endured so much horror. The person she’d only had a chance to be in her nightly dreams of Xander. And weren’t those dreams doozies?

Memories of him from her dreams flooded her mind, heating her body. Their nightly escapades had always been vivid and oh, so intimate. Her female parts wanted to nestle and squirm in closer to him, to satisfy the longing building from the mere memories of dreams, but she was already as close as she could get with her clothes on. Just what would happen if her clothes were off? Didn’t that bring to mind explicit, triple X-rated thoughts?

From her dreams, she knew what lay underneath his clothes, knew he was spectacular. Everywhere. And the hard length of him moving inside her, filling her so deliciously… It was a miracle that a body could feel so wanting and wonderful at the same time.

Her awareness of just how they were lying in the bed—groin to groin—gave her another flash of heat. Or was that longing? She could feel him through his pants, resting against her needy bundle of nerves. Her attention narrowed more and more until the only thing she could think about, the only thing she could feel was him right there, right where she wanted him.

She tried to hold still, not to move, not to disturb what was already the best moment of her waking life, but her body had other intentions. Excruciatingly slowly, so she didn’t wake him, she rocked her hips forward and back, rubbing against him. Instead of offering any satisfaction, need blazed brighter. If she didn’t stop, she’d end up dry humping him in his sleep.


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Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

  1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
  2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
  3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
  4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
  5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
  6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.
  7. Her first book will be out October 2016 through Sourcebooks.

You can find Abbie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…and Pinterest.

8 Responses to “Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads”

  1. Nancy says:

    Oh, baby those eyes!,,

  2. Abbie Roads says:

    Hi Nancy!

    I know! Those eyes are mesmerizing!

  3. Abbie Roads says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this! You rock!

  4. Katie says:

    Looks good!!

  5. Chelsea B. says:

    Ooooh this sounds so good! And that cover, swoon!

  6. Laura Lovejoy Brunk says:

    New author for me….Thanks

  7. Dawn Roberto says:

    A new author to me and this just made me want more! Thanks for sharing

  8. Sarah says:

    love the cover, officially added to my tbr!!!!!

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