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I Belong


Supernatural Smack Down: Ellen Connor’s Chris Welsh (Round 1)

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE…..

Round 1: Fighting for DFT – Chris Welsh

Chris Welsh vs. Alexandria

Remember to check out Parajunkee’s View site and choose wisely…tweet #SuperSmack

Name: Dr. Chris Welsh

Book Series: Dark Age Dawning

Job: ad hoc post-apocalyptic doctor

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 180

Hair Color: Chocolate Brown

Eye Color: Tawny

From (Location): Minnesota

Significant Other: Rosa Cortez

Signature Move: Turning into a panther

Kill Highlights: Ripping open badguys

Enemies: Dust pirates, demon dogs, men who sniff after his woman

Favorite Pastime: Making sweet, sweet love

Other Facts: Was a mild mannered animal researcher when The Change occurred in NIGHTFALL (book one)

Dr. Chris Welsh never would’ve been a fighter if not for The Change. But then again, he never would’ve found lasting love either. He was a loner and a scientist, prone to seeing life with the wary eyes of a man who believes everything has a logical explanation. Twice married, twice divorced, he was anything but a romantic. The pull of new discoveries and the wonder of the natural world held more appeal than dissecting the vagaries of human emotions. Love simply didn’t stick. And that meant he had very little to fight for.

If any of you read NIGHTFALL, you’ll know Chris was the least accepting of the magic brought about by The Change. Dogs shifting into men and back again? Telepathic communication? So many unexplained mysteries. He adapts, but very grudgingly–only enough to survive, and then only with the protection of stronger, faster, just-plain-meaner stragglers.

Only when he leaves that cozy have does Chris learns what survival really means. He’s been on his own for three years. Wandering. Fighting for scraps and salvage. Fending off demon dogs and human scavengers alike. Why would he stay? What would keep him planted? He’d rather not look back on what he considers his worst personal failure, and he has no goal but waking up the next morning.

Not much of a life.

It makes him tougher, more cynical, less likely to give quarter to anything or anyone bearing an excess of sentimentality. Or hope.

But if you think a man with nothing to lose is the strongest, baddest, hottest, nastiest fighter around, you’re wrong. A man with nothing to lose doesn’t even value his own life. He may develop survival skills and a thousand ways to kill and keep from being killed. He may sport a Beretta, brass knuckles, and even a microscope. Yet without a reason to harness and direct that energy, he might as well just give up.

A man in lover, however…

Bone-deep in love.

With a woman who has built a community out of the dirt, out of nothing, holding herself apart from those who would usurp her power. Rosa Cortez, the woman Chris falls for in a serious, nothing-held-back way, is the reason he’s never had. She leads Valle de Bravo with an iron fist in a velvet glove, the classically untouchable Madonna/whore.

She lets Chris get close, though. He’s an outsider, a mysterious High Plains Drifter sort who shakes up her world and busts down her personal defenses. And suddenly he has all the motive in the world to fight and fight and keep fighting.

He even battles himself. After all, he was once a man of science. How can he explain becoming a shapeshifter? In the heat of battle his skin falls away and his bone realign and he becomes a panther. A real-life muscle-bound jungle cat. If you thought a mere human male could get pissed when his mate and his home are threatened, you haven’t seen anything!

Panther!

He does his best to turn the badguys into slabs of meat.

Nom nom nom…

So after he rescues a bunch of innocent girls, delivers a baby, turns an ice queen into a hot-blooded lover, accepts her tattoo across his back, and generally brings stability and calm to an otherwise imperiled little cluster of humanity, he rocks it out feline style.

And with his woman and their home to protect–not that Rosa needs all that much protection–he does it hardcore. Bring on all comers!


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About Ellen:

Who are we, you might ask? Well, we’re a collaborative writing team comprised of Ann Aguirre and Carrie Lofty. Our pen name comes from two bad-ass female SF characters: Ellen Ripley (from Alien) and Sarah Connor (from The Terminator). When you put them together, you get Ellen Connor…and we hope to rock your world.

You can visit Ellen around the web here: Website | Blog

Want to read more from Ellen Connor?

Nightfall Midnight Daybreak

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This giveaway is provided by Carrie and Penguin/Berkley Sensation

Six winners will each receive a copy of Midnight by Ellen Connor

Available on September 6, 2011 from Penguin/Berkley Sensation

About the Book:

Their desire destroys her defenses.
Their love gives him a reason to live.

Three years of wandering the post-apocalyptic wasteland has stripped Dr. Chris Welsh of humanity and hope. He’s a dangerous man now, full of dark energy and yen for violence. A harrowing loss drove him from his home, and he hasn’t stopped moving since. Grim and sardonic, he never found anything worth sticking around for – until now.

Rosa Cortez runs Valle de Bravo, a haven of civilization amid the chaos of the Change. Soldiers take their orders directly from her–the iron hand within a velvet glove. The last thing she needs is a feral loner upsetting the town’s tentative balance. However, for the good of her people, she lets the sexy doctor stay. He evokes a delicious new longing, but she won’t submit to any man.

Tension rises as bloodthirsty raiders strike again and again, bent on possessing Valle and its resources. Together Chris and Rosa battle hellhounds and dust pirates while also fighting desperate attraction. To save them, love must overcome the pain of the past–and build a future in this brutal Dark Age…

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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42 Responses to “Supernatural Smack Down: Ellen Connor’s Chris Welsh (Round 1)

  1. MicheleNo Gravatar
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    Hi :)

    Great interview, totally hooked! How many books do you see in this series? Would I need to read NIGHTFALL before reading MIDNIGHT? Ok, last question :), how do you both write a book together? Does one overrule another on how the storyline goes? Very curious, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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  2. MariyaNo Gravatar
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    Oooohhhh. Me and Chris are both from Minnesota…hehehe =DDD

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  3. Jen D.No Gravatar
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    Sounds like one hell of a read. My comment is actually a question. If this book was made into a movie which actors would you want cast as the leads?

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  4. Pamela {SpazP}No Gravatar
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    I have to read this book!!! I LOVED Nightfall and cannot wait to find out how things turn out for the DR! This is only a 3 book series, right?!
    spazp at me dot com

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  5. Carrie LoftyNo Gravatar
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    Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today!

    Michele, I would suggest reading NIGHTFALL before MIDNIGHT, if only to see how huge Chris’s transformation is. He’s really not typical hero material in NIGHTFALL, and that transition into full-fledged ass-kicking hero was so much fun to write. Ann and I write taking turns. For example, I wrote Mason (NIGHTFALL), Chris, and Pen (DAYBREAK). The story is something we brainstorm via IM as we go along, and our compromises are based on what makes sense for the story/characters rather than our own writerly egos! Sometimes it takes a little wrangling to get on the same wavelength, but we’ve learned to trust the process and wait for the synergistic moments of “AH!! That’s it!!”

    We’d cast Hugh Jackman and a lean, slightly less psycho Michelle Rodriguez for the leads. They were our actor models, anyway. I hesitate to say that because it can affect reader impressions. But ever since we got the cover, which fits them SO well, those models have been Chris and Rosa to me. Just perfect!

    As for where the series goes, this arc is an independent trilogy. We love the world we’ve built, however, and have been in talks to continue, but at some different point in the future with all new characters. We’ll see what the next few months bring!

    I’ll be around all day, so feel free to ask any more questions.

    All the best,
    Carrie

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  6. Carrie LoftyNo Gravatar
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    And Pamela, I’m so glad you loved NIGHTFALL! That’s so gratifying to hear. Yes, “Dark Age Dawning” is a trilogy, with DAYBREAK coming out in December. That’ll feature Tru and Penny…all grown up!

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  7. GothicalNo Gravatar
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    I have to read this book!!! Great interview,Love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jazzwolf44(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. AmyNo Gravatar
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    Would love to read this book! Chris sounds like a really sexy hero.

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  9. Smash AttackNo Gravatar
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    Ok, I am wicked excited to read about Chris in Midnight! I really, really loved Nightfall. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  10. Chris BailsNo Gravatar
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    This is a new author for me and this book looks great and would love to win and read. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. I love the cover of this book. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  11. Jolene ANo Gravatar
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    OOHH, this sounds great!!!! Can’t wait to read Midnight and now I must go forth and get my hands on Nightfall :)

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  12. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    I worried about Chris when he went off on his own at the end of Nightfall…so I’m glad he has his own book and HEA. I’m looking forward to reading it soon.

    mdturett at juno dot com

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  13. AndraNo Gravatar
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    These are some of my favourite covers of all time and I’m sure the books live up to it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. AndraNo Gravatar
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    Sorry! Forgot this: andra(dot)always(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Cathy MNo Gravatar
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    Nightfall was so good, I can’t wait to read more about these characters.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  16. Na S.No Gravatar
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    All the Dark Age Dawning books are such wonderful covers. I can’t wait read Midnight! My vote went to Chris!
    Cambonified {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  17. Teri CNo Gravatar
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    Oh I love this series. Come on Chris!

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  18. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I really loved Daybreak and I’m looking forward to reading Midnight to see just how dangerous Dr. Chris Welch has become.

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  19. VivienNo Gravatar
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    This sounds awesome!

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  20. SusanNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Barb PNo Gravatar
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    I have not had a chance to start this series yet, but it looks fantastic!! Count me in on this one!

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  22. LexiNo Gravatar
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    Me too, had to vote for my fellow Minnesotan! Dangerous and handsome, just the way I like them =)
    Can’t wait for the new book!

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  23. Jen B.No Gravatar
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    This series is on my wish list. I am so excited to read it!
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  24. PabkinsNo Gravatar
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    I daresay I find it so hard to cast a vote sometimes when I haven’t even read the book of either character. But vote I did!

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  25. donnasNo Gravatar
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    Congrats on the release!! Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it.

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  26. Patricia's ParticularityNo Gravatar
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    This book sounds sooooo good. Thank you for the giveaway! I have now started to read post-apocalyptic books and I’m loving them!

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  27. Carrie LoftyNo Gravatar
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    Hey, everyone. Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad to hear some of you have loved Nightfall and can’t wait to see what happens with Chris. And for the rest who are hearing about Dark Age Dawning for the first time, welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride :)

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  28. AHarelNo Gravatar
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    These sound like great reads. I’m looking forward to reading them.

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  29. MLNo Gravatar
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    I voted for Chris…hot, hot, hot. I’ve added to my TBR pile!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  30. Kelsey dNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like this is a great series! I think I’m going to have to pick this one up :)

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  31. InnocentButlerNo Gravatar
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    I love your blog so much. So many interesting reviews, the best giveaways.

    tjotjoc at gmail dot com

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  32. Stephanie EcksteinNo Gravatar
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    I haven’t read these books yet but the covers are amazing and the plots sound awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ten.tsacmocnull@99nietskce

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  33. BrendaNo Gravatar
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    I missed the vote but can’t wait to read the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. Lisa RichardsNo Gravatar
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    Missed the vote. Added this series to my wishlist.

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  35. emily lNo Gravatar
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    I would love to read this! I follow on gfc.
    moc.loanull@ecneconnidesusim

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  36. winnieNo Gravatar
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    Definitely need to read these books, they sound awesome.

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. arianneNo Gravatar
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    Their desire destroys her defenses.
    Their love gives him a reason to live.

    ^^ that pretty much sold the book for me :)
    email: ude.msuscnull@240zurc

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  38. Denise ZNo Gravatar
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    Thank you for sharing in the fun. I have not read this series of books, but would certainly like to. Just the cover alone has my fingers itching, let alone the subject matter:)

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  39. JenMNo Gravatar
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    This sounds really good. I haven’t read the first book in the series yet, but I would definitely do that if I won the second book.

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  40. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I have been meaning to read this series. I have heard good things about it.

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  41. Vanessa N.No Gravatar
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    This story sounds great and would love to read it.

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  42. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    Sounds interesting! I love the cover!

    Kalliandra2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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