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Monday, October 31, 2011

Spend All Hallows with author David Alan Dickens!

Today, please welcome author David Alan Dickens. He's agreed to spend Halloween with us, and to tell you about his book, and a little about the author himself.... Dragon Blood has a striking cover, and I'm reading it now and can tell you it's wonderful. Visit David's fabulous website, and get to know more about ALL his titles!! Now, welcome David....



  1. How long have you been writing?

Thank you, Denyse! I have been actively ‘writing’ for about ten-years, but have studied prose closer to twenty. I’d experimented with short-stories and poems in those earlier days, but wasn’t ready to scribe a competent novel until later, after my literary feet were completely wet.


  1. How long have you been a published author?

I am actually a self-published author, and began publishing my own line of fiction in 2008, when I began learning of POD publishing and several other Promethean opportunities for 21st Century writers. The publishing industry is rapidly changing and leverage belongs to anyone who is able to wield it.


  1. What titles do you have available?

I currently have five paranormal-thrillers available on Amazon: KING OF THE DEAD, ALIEN SIEGE, HITLER’S WOLVES, DRAGON BLOOD and THE PLAGUE. I am also a recovering alcoholic and published a nonfiction title detailing my battle with substance-abuse, and my ultimate recovery. Drug and alcohol addiction is an entirely different horror, in and of itself. Please see my website for complete details surrounding Defeating Addiction / Keys To Conquering Substance-Abuse, as well as book-descriptions and sample-chapters for each novel listed. www.HauntedCravings.com


  1. What made you choose paranormal as your writing genre?

I have always loved horror, especially the gentler, kinder variety of my childhood. I never missed an episode of Ghost Host Theater, a local program whose narrator was an evil scientist. Amidst bubbling beakers and smoldering test-tubes, he was always conjuring up something or another in his laboratory. The movie which followed was usually a Grade-B relic, yet each brought a comfortable, campy feel. I aspire to instill that with my books. That’s what I mean by bringing back the classic horror novel. Readers want fright, but they also want some fun.


  1. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

Yes, I have a book about an old Queen Ann house during, and briefly following, the Civil War. The house was purchased by a pair of sisters from Europe, and they immediately opened a convalescing home for the many war-wounded. But their altruistic behaviour merely cloaks the blackest of motives.


  1. What is your favourite genre and why?

Horror /Paranormal will always enthral me. But I also have a penchant for a great techno-thriller or even a Love Story (slightly different than Romance). I am even considering authoring a Romance. I think I have a great outline coming together, and some sparks of passion!

  1. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

Gosh, there are so MANY exciting parts to the writing process: From the moment a great theme / idea pops into my head, to appraising that first paragraph, to finally seeing my book in print. I think the utmost excitement comes later, however, when a great review comes hopping along!


  1. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

If I could choose a living or dead person, I would choose Edger Allan Poe or Sylvia Plath. I think both were very dark and very deep, and each was absolutely brilliant. I think the best mushrooms grow in the darkest caves. If I were to choose a living author to write with, Stephen King or Ken Follett would be near the top of the list.


  1. Where can readers find you on the web?

Each of my six titles are listed on Amazon.com, as well as my personal website, www.HauntedCravings.com


Thanks so much for being my guest.


Mr. Dickens is a 47-year-old novelist from Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a recovering alcoholic. “I think writing may have helped save my life,” David proclaims. “By writing, ideating, I was able to distract myself and my addictive persona long enough to string together some sobriety, which turned into recovery.”


David loves to terrify his reader-audience, and will diligently search out the darkest caves of the paranormal world.


Then he will bring it into your home!


Have a look at the book now:


The storm was a witness to her hunger.

Groans of thunder rolled through the clouds, muffled warnings, a call to feed. Chills and cramping began seizing her body, symptoms she knew but could not fathom.

It's too soon, thought Samarah, feeling ice in her bones. Her blood was crying as a sense of panic, raw mania, sprinted toward her. Her heart was racing and she suddenly wanted to scream and cry at the same time, to burst with tears of anguish and unquenchable thirst. She began shivering.

The cravings came like a diabetic in need of insulin, the starving in need of nutriment, the drowning in need of rescue. There would be no sleep. There would be no rest. There would be no peace or sanity. All would be lost if she did not hunt.

As the sky darkened, lightning appeared in scattered flickers, muzzled flashes,

"scattered like raindrops"

...like my thoughts"

A thick journal lay atop a small writing table. But her last sentence was unfinished. A silver pen glimmered near the manuscript, beckoning her to continue.

But Samarah could no longer write. She could no longer think. As a steady rain drummed the rooftop, she went to her bedroom window. Sheets of rain shifted and swirled, and waves lopped from the roofline gables, slapping the ground and washing throughout the pit of her stomach. A torrent of water sprinted down the gutter and the street was spattered frantically.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Release: BELLA SIGNORINA

Set in the Eternal City of Rome, Italy - the night just got a little bit steamier when two people finally give in to their attraction for each other and take a leap that might change their lives forever.... A best-seller for six months when it was released a few years ago, this expanded and revised version is a little sexier, a little hotter, and whole lot more sensual -- take a look and fall in love..... And if you're curious, listen to the song here:


BELLA SIGNORINA
Revised and expanded
Genre: Sweetly sensual contemporary romance
Cover by: Kayden McLeod
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Price: $0.99

Blurb:

Set in Rome, Bella Signorina is a sweet, romantic story of two people who meet in a trendy caffè, and through the magic of dance and music discover they have many things in common. Bianca comes to Caffè Rosati every week, and for many weeks she's been watching a special man, a handsome, charming stranger who dances, flirts, and leaves alone each week. Bianca is a woman who enjoys her freedom, and has been hurt before, so she's not anxious to fall in love again. Something about the enigmatic Stefano has captivated her heart, though, and she is drawn to him in spite of herself. When she finally gathers her courage to approach him, and ask him to dance, little does she know that her entire world is about to change.

Stefano Esposito is a man who's past relationships have not left him much in the way of ideals about women. Many have claimed to love him, none have understood him. Stefano is a rare breed in today's world of fast-paced life and love. He is a gentleman, a man who many consider a little out of step with the times. For Stefano, falling in love is the completion of a soul, not the consummation of a sexual itch. He wants the woman in his life to respect, understand, and adore him, as he will her. When he meets Bianca, he wonders if he's finally found the one he's waited a lifetime for? She understands his internal conflicts, his desires, and his dreams, after only hours together.

When their attraction to each other flares too quickly and too intently, Stefano pulls back. Confused and uncertain, Bianca flees his beautiful home and business, and goes back to her busy life. But, once the dance has begun, is there a way to go back to what you knew before, or is it just a matter of time before the music lures you back to your dreams and, perhaps, makes them reality?

Read an excerpt:

I simply smiled and raised a glass when she walked over
Then love began, she took my hand, and said let’s dance…

Bianca allowed the music to surge into her being, until the only thing real was the easy rhythm of motion that had her spinning into the pulsing sounds of the catchy song. She’d danced with Gianni many times, and no thought was involved, only the perfect movement and the music. He was an excellent partner, and as always, the song ended too soon. Tonight, as often happened, there was a small burst of applause for the performance they’d given.

She smiled and turned to go back to her table when the handsome stranger at the bar lifted his glass and saluted her. For just an instant, the cafe and its patrons vanished, and there was only his sparkling eyes and the humor that emanated from him. Excitement surged into her veins, making her reckless and determined. Bianca murmured an excuse to Gianni, then changed direction and headed directly for the beautiful man she’d been wanting to meet.

When she stood in front of him, she offered her hand.

He took it, kissed it, and waited, faint challenge in his eyes.

She ignored the tremor working its way into her knees and making them wobbly.

“Let’s dance,” she invited.

Laughter accompanied the shake of his head.

Bianca eyed him with amusement.

“Why?”

“I don’t dance, bella.”

His voice was soft, richly modulated, and layered with too many subtleties to readily define them all.

“Of course you do,” she countered, her head tilting to one side. “I’ve seen you dance here.”

“Not like you do,” he replied.

He reached for his wine, and she caught his hand and tugged, gently but insistently drawing him with her as she walked back to the dance floor, her gaze locked with his startled look. The four piece band was just beginning a lively number when Bianca struck a pose and waited for him to take the lead. He did, and she was totally unprepared for the shock of awareness that went through her when he pulled her to him and they started to move like one person…



Friday, October 21, 2011

GUEST: Tina Donahue

What Makes a Guy Sexy?

As a writer and a reader of erotic romance, I’m always looking for a hero that curls my toes and makes me smile until my cheeks hurt.

When I began writing in this genre, I considered the physical aspects pretty important. The guy had to be tall – at least six three – well endowed (of course) – and preferably dark and dangerous.

As I soon learned, physical aspects were just the proverbial cherry on top of the sundae. What was most important was his inner soul and heart. I discovered a man was at his sexiest when he was loyal to the woman he loved and was willing to risk all, even his life, to make certain she was safe.

Now, there’s a hero. The kind of guy who’ll stand next to you against everyone, or in the case of a paranormal romance, everything. A man who’s comfortable in his own skin and has a core of honor that can’t be compromised.

Stop me, I’m getting hot already. J

For my newest releases SiNN (contemporary ménage) and Unending Desire (erotic paranormal), I made certain that nothing was more important to my heroes than the woman they loved. They go through hell with her and for her in two lusty journeys.

Here’s the cover art, blurb and a link to an excerpt for each to give you a hint of what I mean. Enjoy!


Oh, and one more thing – I’m hosting a contest today…more on that later.


SiNN – contemporary erotic romance (ménage) from Ellora’s Cave


She’s every man’s carnal fantasy…and the target of one’s revenge

At a Phoenix gentleman’s club, Lea dances as SiNN, her body bared and vulnerable to her male partner, her features hidden behind a feathered mask. To the men watching, she’s a sensual enigma, submissive and seductive with no face, name or history. Not even Lea knows her real origins.

A man from the past does and wants her dead.

Not on the watch of U.S. Marshals Jake Gabriel and Toby Quinn. Commanding and decisive, Jake not only wants Lea’s safety but to have her naked and yielding beneath him. To Toby, she’s all he should resist but cannot.

Protected by them at a secluded estate, Lea’s drawn to their potent masculinity and the raw male lust in their eyes. Inviting desire and an emotional connection, she submits to both at once, surrendering to their most shameless hunger along with her own wanton needs.

All while a killer edges closer…

Buy link (with excerpt): http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9642-sinn.aspx



UNENDING DESIRE – erotic paranormal romance from Samhain Publishing

His hunger for one woman will make him a traitor to his world…

Outlawed Realm, Book 1

From a portal in his lab on E2, one of the five dimensions of Earth, quantum physicist Nikoli Zorr gazes on everything forbidden to him. Passion. Desire. The exquisite pleasure of running his hands over the lush curves of a young woman he should have stopped watching weeks ago.

His duty is to close the portals that keep the monsters out of E2—and never interfere with the inevitable fate of those on the other side. Yet he can’t bring himself to abandon the woman who has captured his soul.

Psychologist Regina Page is trying to keep her mind on her client, and off the mysterious, unbearable sexual cravings that consume her when she’s alone in her bedroom. The next moment she’s attacked by vampires, then swept into another realm by a stranger whose touch awakens that same raw desire. Whose eyes are already filled with farewell.

Yet beneath their undeniable carnal lust, something else stirs. The beginnings of illicit love. The unexpected need to protect him. Even if it means risking body, blood and soul to defeat the merciless horde…for a future that was never meant to be.

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Product Warnings

Contains a repressed scientist who likes to look, and the woman who delights in unleashing his inner caveman. And sex hot enough to burn a hole in all three dimensions…and maybe create a whole new one.

Buy Link (with excerpt): http://store.samhainpublishing.com/unending-desire-p-6491.html

Tina Donahue is an award-winning, bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing and Kensington. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work; she has reached finals and/or placed in numerous RWA–sponsored contests. Three of her erotic novels were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic romance, was chosen Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category) at the French review site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights; and Deep, Dark, Delicious (erotic romance) recently received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition (2011). She was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

Email: tina@tinadonahue.com

Website/blog: www.tinadonahue.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinadonahue

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000458023097

*** CONTEST ***

To celebrate the release of SiNN and Unending Desire, I’m offering a contest. One lucky commenter on this blog will have her choice of one of my following ebooks**:

1. Adored – RWA award-winning; EPIC 2011 Finalist; 4 Stars RT

2. Deep, Dark, Delicious – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Holt Medallion Award of Merit

3. Lush Velvet Nights – EPIC 2011 Finalist; Golden Nib Award

4. In His Arms – SIX 5 Star Reviews; 4 Stars RT

5. Sensual Stranger – 2010 Book of the Year (erotic); 4 Stars RT

6. The Yearning – Top Ten Bestseller

7. Take Me Away - #1 Pick, Miz Love Loves Books

** Winner chosen at random. Winner chosen October 23.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New from LUCY MONROE

The Spy Who Wants Me
3rd book in The Goddard Project series
Reissue from Trade Paperback
Mass Market Paperback
Kensington Brava - October 2011
ISBN-10: 075822916X
ISBN-13: 978-0758229168

Buy the book:

Lucy Monroe has penned a thrilling, entertaining read that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Right from the start, it's clear that Elle is a kickass type heroine that very few men would want to even bother try to mess with. But Beau is not afraid to challenge the beautiful black ops agent and does so whenever he gets the chance. As their relationship grows, he wants to protect her, even as she resists his actions. No one protects Elle except Elle! Elle tries to keep her emotions at bay ever since she lost her husband years ago and doesn't want to feel the pain of losing the man she loves once again. It's up to Beau to break through the barrier she's erected.

Beau made his choices early on to pursue his career with ETRD, despite it causing him to lose a fiancée and his parents to disown him. But he's very proud of his work and has forged a very nice life. Elle's entrance into his life throws him for a loop because she is so different from other women. Her mysterious job and life has him wanting to know her better, despite her refusal to let him. Will he win their battle of wills? Can the bad guys be stopped?

As the suspense in THE SPY WHO WANTS ME builds, so does the relationship between Elle and Beau. There is no doubt that whoever is behind the security leak will stop at nothing to get what they want — top secret plans that could change the world. It's soon a race to prevent the bad guys from getting the plans. The third book in The Goddard Project series, Lucy Monroe has once again proven herself to readers with an electrifying winner in THE SPY WHO WANTS ME. —Patti Fischer, Romance Reviews Today


For Duty's Sake
USA Today Bestseller List
Mass Market Paperback
Harlequin Presents #2993 - June 2011
ISBN - 10:0373129939
ISBN -13: 978-0373129935


Read an excerpt below:

Ultimately, it was about love. It was about loving someone enough to let them go. Only that sounded so cheesy, she’d never speak the words aloud. And it was about knowing she deserved to be loved, fully and completely, by the man she would spend the rest of her life with.

He did not look like he believed her claim and she could practically see the thoughts zinging around in his facile brain. He was trying to figure out the right words to reassure, when in fact none existed.

None that he could say anyway.

Again it was time for truth. “Your brothers have both found wonderful happiness while you have been stuck in a promise made on your behalf by two men with too much power and too little comprehension of the cost of their dynastic plans.”

“I do not consider myself stuck. I was an adult when that agreement was made.” Yes, he’d been all of twenty-four and as bound by duty as any young adult male could be. “I chose my future.”

An alpha male like Zahir would have to convince himself of that, or he could not accept the limitations imposed on him by others. It simply was not in his nature. He had the heart of a Bedouin, if the responsibilities of a landed royal.

“You do not wish to marry me,” she repeated, refusing to be sidetracked. “And I won’t let you be forced into doing so by duty.”

Nor would she allow herself to be railroaded into a marriage with the potential to be every bit as miserable as her parents was for so many years.

His eyes narrowed, his expression turning even more grim than usual. “You are not making any sense.”

“We’ve been promised for ten years, Zahir. If you had wanted to marry me, we would already be living in wedded harmony here in your family’s palace.” They would definitely at least be formally engaged.


Click here to read more of Chapter 1



Sunday, October 16, 2011

A special book from Lizzy Stevens

A Surprise For Christmas
by Lizzy Stevens

Samantha wasn’t expecting what she got for Christmas this year. Her doorbell rang and there sitting on her porch was a baby in a basket. This changes her life for the good. But then something happens. The baby’s father comes for his child. How can Samantha convince him that she is the best thing for the child?


This Book Previously titled: "Somebody Else's Child" Won 4th place in The Love is In The Air Contest. Hosted by Reader Jack

Price: $0.99



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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another winner from the delightful Cindy Jacks!

Last night, I spent a few hours lost in the latest fantasy woven by author Cindy Jacks. She’s chosen one of my all time favourite books as the basis of her new romantic escape, The Phantom of the Opera–written for a new age, and guaranteed to expand her reading audience considerably I’d guess. In PHANTOM TOUCH, we encounter a familiar yet new setup when we meet the lovely Erika, stuck in a mundane job, unsure of her beauty and value.

As Cindy takes the old story and makes it new, the Phantom in this tale uses internet magic to woo his “Christine” via Instant Messenger and social networking. As she falls under his spell, Erika unleashes a side of herself that even she is surprised and delighted by. They make music together, and step by step Erika opens up and discovers a sexuality that leaves her breathless.

She meets her Phantom and they become passionate lovers, creating a world where all that exists is their addiction to each other, their games, and their dreams. It’s a sensual, charged world that makes their reality bearable. But, the secret of his identity is a wall that needs to be cleared before they can fully love with freedom and real hope for a shared future… Will the Phantom take a chance and trust again? You’ll have to check out the book and learn his tragic secret and how Erika responds to it.

As she does in all her books, Cindy Jacks writes with passion and honesty as she explores the lengths to which love and hope can take us. Erika’s journey is built on trust, and even her fears, as she learns to see herself through the eyes of a man who loves and adores her. The sensuality of the love scenes is scorching, and the tenderness that exists between these two is heart-touching. Another winner from a lady who is quickly becoming a fan favourite and an artist who paints love and passion in her own shades of beauty. Thank you for a magical and wonderful new read, Cindy Jacks!

PHANTOM TOUCH
Line: Moderne
Series: Sex Bytes
Book Length: Novella
Book Type: eBook

Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing

ISBN: 9781419935862
MSRP/List Price: $5.60
Our Cover Price: $4.45


BUY IT HERE


Erika leads a quiet life—at least in the real world. But her alter-ego, Little Lottie, is a singer at a local club and engages in a wild online romance. For months she’s been communicating with a mysterious man, known only to her as the Phantom.

Her lover contacts her via texts, emails and instant messages. When he offers to fulfill her desires in real life, she can’t refuse. The only condition to meeting for their sizzling assignations—he wears a mask to hide his true identity. Despite his reluctance to reveal himself to Erika, he tears down her inhibitions and unleashes her suppressed passions, taking possession of her body and soul.

Erika may have finally found the one man who can sate her every longing…if only he would show her the man behind the mask.

Read an EXCERPT HERE


Friday, October 14, 2011

New from CINDY JACKS!

PHANTOM TOUCH

Line: Moderne

Series: Sex Bytes
Book Length: Novella
Book Type: eBook

Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing

ISBN: 9781419935862
MSRP/List Price: $5.60
Our Cover Price: $4.45


BUY IT HERE


Erika leads a quiet life—at least in the real world. But her alter-ego, Little Lottie, is a singer at a local club and engages in a wild online romance. For months she’s been communicating with a mysterious man, known only to her as the Phantom.


Her lover contacts her via texts, emails and instant messages. When he offers to fulfill her desires in real life, she can’t refuse. The only condition to meeting for their sizzling assignations—he wears a mask to hide his true identity. Despite his reluctance to reveal himself to Erika, he tears down her inhibitions and unleashes her suppressed passions, taking possession of her body and soul.


Erika may have finally found the one man who can sate her every longing…if only he would show her the man behind the mask.


Read an EXCERPT HERE


Monday, October 03, 2011

Gracen Miller: Fairies Are Hot, Too!


How much do you know about fairies? When you hear the word, do you think of small, ethereal creatures—Tinkerbell?—that fly about like a hummingbird? Do you imagine them so small they recline on tulips or other flowers? Are they mischief makers, helpers or a mixture of the two? And they almost always have wings, right?

Well, Wikipedia states that while current society illustrates them as winged, radiant creatures, they were originally portrayed much differently. One concept, they are tall, angelic creatures with a radiant disposition. A second concept depicts them as diminutive, wrinkled troll-like beings. The idea of wings came about in Victorian era artwork. In the original folklore, wings are rare. Instead, fairies flew with magic or on stems of ragwort or birds. This is a much different ideology than what I envision.

Folk beliefs identified fairies as:

1. Dead. Fairies were ghosts. Hmm…I cannot see myself being scared of a fairy ghost, but that’s probably because I visualize them as little people wearing wings! LOL

2. Demoted angels. Hmm…interesting, but this belief isn’t talking about fallen angels. Rather, angels that were caught between heaven and hell when God locked the doors to heaven. Well, that doesn’t seem fair! Another notion is that they weren’t bad enough for Hell and weren’t good enough for heaven. Wonders if this is similar to a purgatory concept…hmmm?

3. Demons. There sure is a lot of God folklore associated with fairies.

4. Babies Laugh. I love this idea! In a story about Peter Pan, author J.M. Barrie of The Little White Bird, said, “When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.”

There are more beliefs and legends on fairies, but I’ll let you read about them on your own at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy if you’re interested.

In my short erotic romance e-book, Fairy Casanova—part of Decadent Publishing’s 1NightStand series—a very human woman discovers she has scheduled a one-night stand with a very real fairy. Would you believe someone without proof if they told you they were a fairy? I sure wouldn’t and…well, here’s how the heroine takes the news:

~~~

“I’m going to peel your garment from your body, slowly”—she groaned again at the vivid imagery—”and taste every inch of your human flesh.”

Human flesh?

She froze against his body. What a strange thing to say.

Sadie leaned back to stare at him. “You don’t think you’re…human?” She hesitated uttering the word human for fear of his answer.

“I’m not human.”

The response she’d feared receiving.

“Madame Evangeline didn’t impart I’m a fairy?”

She blinked, tried to process the information, and failed. “Mmhmm…a fairy?” Her stomach pitched to the floor. “Really? Wow.” Finally, she understood how her request had come into play. She’d checked off otherworldly, not expecting much more than someone who believed in aliens or something equally eccentric. But a sexy fairy, ready to be her one-night stand…He didn’t really expect her to believe that, did he? She lived and breathed balderdash in the courtroom, and she could sniff out lies better than a hound dog could sniff out quarry. “You’re a fairy? Give me a break.”

“It’s true.”

Sadie glared at him, any amusement she might have felt shifting straight into irritation. “How fantastic for you.” And horrifying for me!

Jace grinned, exposing straight white teeth, and he went from gorgeous to pussy-throbbing—forget heart-throbbing. He affected the lower region of her anatomy far too much for the latter description. Maybe she shouldn’t let it bother her that he was crazy. If he kept talking that fairy business, he’d end up in a nuthouse—assuming he wasn’t an escapee already.

“I can prove it.”

“How? You going to morph into a tiny fairy with gossamer wings?”

He laughed, and the rich timbre of the sound washed over her sensitized skin like a deep-body massage. Nut job or not, she couldn’t deny his lethal pheromones.

“Not exactly.”

He released her, and Sadie instantly felt lonely, and suddenly cold, outside of his embrace. Jace took a couple of steps backward and tugged his shirt out of his jeans. As his fingers went to the first button on his shirt, she realized she still held the glass of whiskey. No longer wanting the liquid fortitude, she placed it on the bar, watching him. His gaze roamed along her figure as he freed the buttons, exposing a little more skin with each release.

Her eyes were drawn to his dark nipples and a smattering of hair in the middle of his chest, a shade lighter than the hair on his head. The final button gave free, uncovering a dark trail of hair below his belly-button that dipped into his jeans. A path to guide her exploration. Very nice.

“Brace yourself.”

Sadie swallowed hard and tore her gaze from his chest as he rubbed his hands together. The sparkle in his honey eyes held hers hostage.

“This is where it gets unusual and otherworldly.” Jace winked, and her mouth dropped open in a silent, shocked breath. Not because he stripped off his shirt and tossed it aside—even though the baring of his chest certainly rendered her with a prolonged case of mute-itis—but because he knew two of her four one-nighter requirements. His toned abdomen rippled with defined strength, and his arms sported muscular definition. “I don’t give a shit about your Uncle Sam. And I’m not married.”

“Madame Evangeline let you see my requests?”Well, duh! So much for demonstrating her natural talent to bullshit her way through any situation, a flair which normally aided her well in the courtroom.

“She texted them.”

“What’d you ask for?”

“I asked for someone open-minded and willing to embrace the paranormal.”

Riiiiight. She’d never been accused of being a paranormal embracer. Scary movies made her cry. The first page of a horror book sequestered her beneath the covers, praying nothing limped out of her closet or crawled from underneath her bed. She flat out did not do “paranormal”. As for “open-minded”…Ha! She was an attorney, which pretty much explained everything.

Something wispy and diaphanous rose from behind him, curled outward like a long roll of parchment—or tinfoil—but much more striking than either.

Wings!

A deep shade of red tipped and interlaced throughout with black to create random diamond-shaped designs on gossamer wings?

“My God…” Sadie’s voice trailed off as she stared in wonder, forgetting she’d thought him crazy moments before. They were beautifully constructed, and when he presented his back to her, she realized they were almost as tall as he was. Dangling from the base of each wing were fat, blood-red droplets at least an inch in circumference, almost grazing the carpeted floor. Compelled to touch his wings, she stroked one and then the other. Gauzy soft, they felt paper thin as they shimmied beneath her hands. “How do you keep from ripping them?”

“They’re sturdier than they look.” He peeked over his shoulder. “Believe me now, Sadie?”

~~~

Jace wasn’t crafted to fit any of the folk lore beliefs I listed above. He’s humanoid in nature, from another dimension that isn’t related to heaven or hell, and is sexy. His wings aren’t just pretty or used to fly about, but they are very nimble and useful. He has very real problems, just like any human does, and he’s obsessed with human women.

Thanks for joining me today and thanks to Denyse for having me with her!

Huggles,

Gracen Miller

Where you can stalk me—not really!—but I would love to meet and interact with you:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gracen.miller

Road to Hell series FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Road-to-Hell-series/112564408814796?ref=ts

Website: www.gracenmiller.com

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Fairy Casanova Blurb:

Las Vegas lawyer, Sadie Sinclair, has hit rock bottom. Bankrupt, with her reputation ruined, and her fiancé is yachting Aruba with a hot babe. Desperate for a break from reality, she contacts 1NightStand and is shocked to discover she's been paired with a sexy fairy.

Jace is about to become King of the fairies. One minor glitch, he's obsessed with humans. Before becoming King, he wants one night with a human before he's forever forbidden from crossing into the human realm. After a stellar night of sex, Jace is surprised to discover Sadie isn't just a human, but his mate. Complicating everything with the revelation, he's willing to forfeit his kingdom for her, but Sadie must decide if he's worth the biggest gamble yet.

Fairy Casanova Excerpt:

Knocking once to warn her of his arrival, he used the key card to let himself into the room. The door clicked shut behind him as he scanned the room for his evening’s companion.

“Hello,” she said when their eyes met.

Her sultry voice tempted him, much as a Siren lured a man to his demise against the rocky coast of her island. His mortal Siren offered him a shy wave.

“Want a drink?” She held up a goblet, half-full of amber liquor.

Her edginess socked his acute fairy senses like a blow to the gut.

Interesting. Why was she here then?

“No, thanks.” He moved toward her, intrigued by the competing vibes the woman evoked…reserved and salacious.

Maybe other men found the arctic chill of her gaze daunting. He found it intriguing, even challenging. Women would be envious and intimidated by her high-level eroticism.

Stunning, and nothing like the fairies he would command. Long, shiny, black hair framed her oval face. He couldn't wait to get his fingers in the wavy locks. Gunmetal-silver eyes warily watched him. Rimmed in a thin stripe of black eyeliner and splashed with a smidge of dark-gray shadow, the contrast brought out the stellar shade of her irises. High cheekbones, a slightly upturned nose, and wide lips, naturally dark red, or she'd been biting them in anxiety. Unlike the diminutive fairy-women, she was tall—not more than an inch or two shorter than his five-ten height. Most female fairies barely reached his chest, which made her a charming oddity. And she owned killer curves—again, unlike most beanpole-thin fairies—and those curves were framed in an evocative, skintight, black cocktail dress.

Jace stopped in front of her and stared at her mouth. He knew many places he wanted those lips, but mostly he wanted them rounded on an orgasmic scream.

“I'm Jace.”

She swallowed and cleared her throat, but her voice came out low and raspy. “Sadie.”

He dipped his finger into the crystal glass she held poised below her chin. A fat droplet of liquor clung to his forefinger, and he spread it across her pouty bottom lip. Her eyes widened, and her breathing noticeably accelerated. As if prompted, her tongue swiped away the moisture, and his cock twitched in reaction.

“You're perfect. Stunning.”

She laughed, a charming sound, as a blush crept across her cheeks. For the first time since beginning his adventure, he considered the horrible ramifications of falling hard for a human. Impossible! There wouldn't be enough time to grow attached to a one-night stand. Neither would his parents nor soon-to-be subjects approve.

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