Thursday, July 30, 2015

Twitter Thursday

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~Hate and rage swirled like a maelstrom in his black, demonic eyes.~
 Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)
Description:
Tentative Release Date: 4/19/16
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With very soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesday

Hi All!

I finally was able to spend a weekend writing. Refreshing and exhausting at the same time.
Today, I'd like share a  snippet from Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5).



~ The rancid stench of chard flesh thickened the stale dungeon air. Blood stained the cold stone floor. A faint heart beat and the rasp of shallow breaths whispered through the darkness. There were no whimpering sighs or screams for help. The word mercy had no meaning in a Hell such as this.

Hate, so pure, so true, so strong, electrified the air, it snapped and sizzled like lightning.

Chains scrapped the ground, sloshing through puddles of fresh blood and putrid filth. 
The slave was on his knees, his shoulders squared, his head never bowing. His chest slowly rose and fell as he defiantly met the blond stranger’s stare. There was no fear in the slave's crystalline green eyes, only lethal determination. His chin tilted up in challenge while crimson rivulets snaked down his bare chest, back, and arms. Droplets of blood elegantly cascaded from his fingertips. Welts scored his torso, long slashes crossed over his shoulders. Dark bruises covered the raw flesh of his neck and trailed down his spine. His skin still smoldered from his recent torture. Tendrils of heat rose from the wounds. Steam danced as his flesh continued to burn and blacken. Yet, he showed no signs of pain or weakness.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Free Read: Surrender to the Chase

Free Read! 
Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins #2) is free from today through July 31st on All Romance eBooks. Format available: PDF & Mobi

Description:
A year after the tragic death of his close friend and fellow assassin, Ethan Halstead is ready to take up his sniper rifle once more. But his first assignment is nothing he ever expected. Ethan must hunt and retrieve a beautiful, spirited, alluring werewolf.
Knowing no other way to escape an arranged marriage, Fraya flees from her pack. As she contemplates slipping across the border and heading to South America, she is captured by a dangerously seductive vampire who plans on escorting her back to her family. Even as Fraya vows to make Ethan’s mission as difficult as possible, she can’t resist the riotous desire he sparks within her.
But Ethan isn’t the only predator that peruses Fraya. A powerful rival pack’s alpha wants to make her his mate. Will Ethan be able to keep Fraya safe and return her to her pack? Or will he surrender to temptation and claim Fraya as his own?
~ Novella ~

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Reviews:
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, "I give this book 5 fangs [...] Hot sexy paranormal romance I highly recommend it." 


PRUF Reads Blog 4 of 5 Stars "Surrender to the Chase was a nice little 'happy dance' kind of read for me [...] The Under Realm Assassins series is definitely one I'll keep an eye on, can't wait for book 3!"


Manday Hotties

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Inspiration

Listening to music helps activate my imagination and develop character and their world. 
Tangled Up In You by Staind has inspired countless scenes and relationships between my characters.  Can anyone guess which Ruler of Darkness is amongst the group?



 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review of The Art of Sinning

The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suitors #1)
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by Sabrina Jeffries
4.5 of 5 Stars

Description:
American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he’s driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she’s perfect for his work—and determines to capture the young heiress’s defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.
No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane’s subject—in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city’s brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?


Review:
The Art of Sinning was a wonderful start to the new Sinful Suitors series by Sabrina Jeffries. Ms. Jeffries is one of my go to historical authors. All of her books are light, romantic, and fun reads, but this one had a little something extra.
Jeremy Keane isn’t interested in taking over his father’s business. He’d rather advance his career and skills as a painter. While searching for the perfect model for his risque work, he meets Lady Yvette Barlow. Enthralled by her spirit and beauty, he peruses her
Lady Yvette and her family aren’t strangers to scandal. It seems to follow them around like a shadow. When she learns that her brother has an illegitimate son living in a brothel, she agrees to pose for Jeremy, if he helps her locate her nephew.
I really enjoyed the banter between the main characters. You really see them start to evolve and connect. Jeremy was the typical fun, handsome rogue, but he had depth and dimension, which can be lacking in this genre. Lady Yvette was strong and very commanding as a character, far from the simple Miss, which is refreshing. Both characters were refreshingly original. They seem to understand the social restrictions of the time period and try to avoid scandal if possible, but they aren’t going to let it stop them from doing what they believe is right.  The romance was slow to build, though appropriate for the characters, it did leave me wanting a little more.
The Art of Sinning was a great read and is now on my list for top historical romance novels. I’m really looking forward to the next installment within The Sinful Suitors series.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Twitter Thursday

Share the Goodreads link and a line from your current read, recent release, or work in progress in the comments below.


~“Speak another word and it will be your last.” - Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pureblood vampire ~
 Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)
Description:
Tentative Release Date: 4/19/16
Hardened by centuries of torture, former blood slave, Gabriel Erhard, is driven by an insatiable need to destroy his enemies. Violence darkens his battered soul, leaving no place for mercy in his world. Gabriel’s only desire is vengeance—until he finds her.
Seized by vampires, bound as a slave, and placed on the auction block, Jordan Culver is instantly entranced by the dangerous male who claims her. Jordan’s new captor vows to set her free, but his haunted gaze burns with savage desire and his wicked kiss makes her crave his touch and...complete surrender.
While Gabriel battles his enemies, he will break every sacred law to achieve his ultimate goal—uniting the Outcast Society and creating a new vampire Clan. But the distracting human with mesmerizing violet eyes jeopardizes his plans. With very soft whisper she evokes his tormented memories, testing his sanity and challenging his every boundary. Can Jordan help him overcome the miseries of his past and find a future with her?

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