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WILDE CARD by Jenn Stark is an exciting and sexy story about a Tarot-reading magical artifact hunter who is falling under the spell of the mysterious Magician, while trying to avoid a war within the magical community and herself. Readers will be in for a wild(e) ride with the second installment of the Immortal Vegas series which is a cross between the Adventures of Owl Series by Kristi Charish and Lara Croft Tomb Raider.

Praise for Getting Wilde (Immortal Vegas #1):

Jenn Stark’s Getting Wilde kept me riveted from cover to cover. Hilarious, sexy, and thrillingly high action with a kick-ass herione and a bone-dissolving hero (AKA my new book boyfriend!). GET THIS BOOK!” – NY Bestselling Author Darynda Jones

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About WILDE CARD:

Title: Wilde Card

Author: Jenn Stark

Series: Immortal Vegas

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: November 17, 2015

Size: 206 KB

Publisher: Elewyn Publishing

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: 978-1-9437-6802-8

Synopsis:

All that glitters may not be gold.

When an antique gold show comes to Vegas, Tarot-reading magical artifacts hunter Sara Wilde’s job is simple: locate and liberate a set of relics rumored to give their bearers access to an ancient, incredible power. With whispers of a war on magic racing through the Connected community, every psychic, mystic, warlock, and witch descends on Sin City to claim the relics first. But no one wants these talismans more than Sara’s client: the insufferably arrogant, criminally sensual, absolutely untrustworthy Magician.

And what the Magician wants…

Sara’s heist takes a turn for the trickier as the smoky-eyed specter from her past, Detective Brody Rooks, is assigned to investigate a break-in at the gold show, forcing her to confront the one man in Vegas she can’t bluff. Even worse, just as she finally gets her hands on the goods, the game changes anew. The resulting chase leads her across the world to an ancient Egyptian temple filled with secrets, deception… and hints about her own abilities that could change everything. Desperate for answers, Sara is forced to turn to the one person she knows will lie, cheat, manipulate and steal to get whatever he craves. Only now, it seems, the Magician wants her.

Sometimes, when the deck is stacked against you… you’ve got to play the Wilde Card.

Available at: Amazon | Nook | iTunes | Kobo | Goodreads

Excerpt Wilde Card:

Chapter One

I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t even blink. Six foot two of hard-bodied ex–Special Forces operative was snugged up against my backside, and I was totally falling for him.

For about eight thousand more feet.

My helmet crackled. “You’re doing great.”

“Unghflun.” Worse, we were still spinning. They’d told me the spinning would stop, but it didn’t feel like it was stopping. It felt like we were dying. And of all the ways to die, French-kissing a cliff at a hundred miles per hour had not made my short list. It gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “terminal” velocity.

“Right on target.”

Something shuddered above us, and I shifted from sprawl to nearly vertical in a sudden blur. I squinted up past the man carabinered to me in not nearly enough places, to see that our parachute had deployed.

That would be the “Low Opening” portion of this joyride into the Siberian mountain range surrounding Lake Baikal. The “High Altitude” section had been covered by our plunging six-mile drop from a souped-up jet now well on its way to Beijing.

Getting off this rock without alerting the local military would be its own special kind of crazy, but I was down for that. Pretty much any kind of crazy that got me away from Vegas and the Arcana Council for a few days worked for me.

“Drop point,” echoed in my ear.

Beside us, two other barely discernible shadows rocketed through the predawn gloom. We were aiming for a strip of gravel tucked between two sheer cliffs where, according to my client, X marked the spot for the ultimate Mongolian treasure: the crown of Genghis Khan. Rumored to give its wearer the Khan’s magical mojo for protection, abundance, and crazy long life.

Then again, said crown was apparently resting on the head of a dead guy right now. So there was that.

Another crackle in my helmet. “Bend your knees.”

“If I had a dollar…”

My guide’s laughter carried through our final several hundred feet of descent, and suddenly we were on the ground, a tumble of arms, legs, and high-tech padding. With impressive military precision, mission leader Zander “Call me Zee” James broke up with me without remorse, thrusting me aside. I lurched drunkenly to my knees as he slowed his run then turned to his parachute and punched it into submission.

The other men landed beside us, neatly outrunning their chutes, and I ducked to avoid a fine spray of rocks stirred up by the movement. Zee stripped off his HALO suit, oxygen mask and gear like he was shimmying out of swim trunks, and shoved them into a we-were-never-here-sized nylon bagel for easy transport out. He flapped his hand at me for mine and I shoved them at him in a big ball. “Report?” he snapped.

Zee’s right-hand man squinted down at a device attached to his wrist. “No heat signatures,” he said, aiming the thing at the rock wall. “Wall” was being kind. The cliff face surged up as if an angry god had punched through the earth’s crust, all crags and fissures and sharp edges. “Seismic activity currently stable.”

As if to counter his words, another crackle of falling rocks sounded high above us. “Right.” Zee squinted up. “At dawn, this place’ll light up like the surface of the sun. We don’t want to be here for that. We get in, we get out, we get gone.” His gaze shifted to me. “Ready?”

I nodded, then tugged down the zipper of my tech suit to fetch my own tools of the trade, my trusty pack of Tarot cards.

With the deck as my compass, I could find about anything—for a price. As it happened, a hundred G was a heck of a price. That kind of money translated to at least three more Connecteds hidden away from the dark practitioners who wanted to use them for spare parts. Not enough to save them all, no. But enough to count. I had to believe that.

“Sometime today, princess.”

Double-tasking one set of fingers to offer Zee my opinion of his people management skills, I used the other to pull a scatter of cards out of the deck.

Here we go.

Other Books in the IMMORTAL VEGAS Series

ONE WILDE NIGHT

Book 0.5 is available at Amazon | iTunes | Kobo | Nook

GETTING WILDE

Book 1 is available at Amazon | Kobo | Nook | iTunes

About Jenn Stark:

JennStark

Jenn Stark is a Golden Heart award-winning author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She lives and writes in Ohio. . . and she writes a LOT. In addition to her work in paranormal, she is also author Jennifer McGowan, whose Maids of Honor series of Young Adult Elizabethan spy romances are published by Simon & Schuster, and author Jennifer Chance, whose Rule Breakers series of New Adult contemporary romances are published by Random House/LoveSwept.

The world of her first paranormal romance, which was previously titled BLACK JACK, has now been reimagined as the setting ONE WILDE NIGHT, GETTING WILDE and WILDE CARD, all to be published in 2015, with BORN TO BE WILDE to follow in early 2016!

Connect with Jenn: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Tammy from T&L Reviews:  

Tammy, hello! I appreciate you hosting me today on T&L Reviews, and thank you for being a part of the Wilde Card Book Blitz!

1) Can you tell us a little bit about Wilde Card?

WILDE CARD is the 2nd book in the Immortal Vegas series. While it can be read as a standalone, it starts about two weeks after the end of Book 1, GETTING WILDE.

Wilde Card is the story of how Sara Wilde, a Tarot-reading magical artifacts hunter, is given a task from her primary client to find and “appropriate” a set of gold scroll cases from a heavily-anticipated Old Gold show that is being hosted in Vegas. Her client is the Magician of the Arcana Council, however—a sorcerer of immense power—and his reasons for wanting the cases are complicated. Not as complicated, of course, as his interests in Sara herself.

2) What inspired the “Immortal Vegas” series?

I’ve been a fan of the Tarot since I was a teenager, and really wanted to write a story based in that mythos. Setting it in Vegas came about because, several years ago, I visited Las Vegas for the first time, and was seriously struck by the energy of the place. I was convinced that if a group of sorcerers/demigods etc. needed a home base, Vegas wouldn’t be a bad place to be. Add to that the fact that Bugsy Siegel, one of the Vegas Strip’s most famous “founding fathers”, was a believer in the Tarot according to some accounts, well… that aspect of the series just seemed meant to be.

3) What were some of the challenges in writing the second book?

Oddly enough, the fact that so many readers unexpectedly found and enjoyed GETTING WILDE made writing WILDE CARD more difficult! I didn’t want to disappoint readers who’d taken a chance on me and on this series. Hopefully I delivered an entertaining read—it was a very fun book to write.

4) What are some of the “rituals” you use to inspire your writing (Ex: ’special’ teas, meditation, music, etc)?

Well, I’m not gonna lie: I use Tarot cards. They’ve been more than forthcoming about expressing a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on ideas, plot twists or new characters every time I’ve consulted them. Otherwise, I tend to write in absolute silence if I can—I get too easily distracted by music. And while I don’t use special teas, I have been known to seek the wisdom of a bottomless cup of coffee.

5) What is one of your favorite books?

One of the formative books of my past was Jude Deveraux’s “A Knight in Shining Armor.” It came out in 2002 (I would swear it was earlier than that) and I devoured it. I’m not sure how it would stand up now, but it made me eager to read everything I could get my hands on in the paranormal genre.

6) Do you have anything you can share about the next book?

Yes I can! Here’s the blurb and I’m so excited about writing this story, because it will bring to light a bit more of Sara’s past:

The past has a way of catching up with you.

If there’s one thing that Tarot-reading magical artifacts hunter Sara Wilde has never been able to track down, it’s the truth about her own past. But now a powerful new threat to the psychic community will take Sara back to where it all began: the last job she worked with Officer Brody Rooks as “Psychic Teen Sariah,” the job that destroyed her life and sent her on the run. Because the enemy she fled all those years ago has returned… with a score of demons as his personal army.

Worse, Sara’s infuriating mentor, the dangerously seductive Magician, is pushing her to stretch her abilities and explore the very deepest reaches of her magic. But every demand draws her further into the spell he’s weaving around her. And every challenge tests her vow to keep him at arm’s length.

From the glittering chaos of Las Vegas to the Lost City of Atlantis, Sara must risk everything in a quest for vengeance that grows darker and more twisted with every step. To succeed she’ll have to face the truth about her past, her abilities…and the impossible, unstoppable attraction she has to the Magician. A truth that will reveal her ultimate role in the war on magic.

Life is full of surprises when you are Born to Be Wilde.

7) Finish the sentence:  When I write I absolutely cannot do without…

Ooof, that’s hard! Probably my laptop. I find I draft best sitting with my laptop propped on my lap, whether I’m on the couch or in a chair (or on the couch). I’ve written in coffee shops, my desk, the kitchen table, park benches, you name it. But my couch at home is where I tend to get the most work done, the fastest!

Thanks again, Tammy! 🙂 It’s been a pleasure!

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