Hearts On Fire Valentine’s Blog Hop (Feb. 10th – 14th)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you ready to get hopping? We are and that’s why this blog hop starts today, Feb. 10th and goes through Feb. 14th.

The Grand Prize (given away by Close Encounters and Read Between the Lines)  for this hop is this Gorgeous heart pendant with a 20 carat lab ruby and 14k gold chain! (Shown below.) Included as well are various Signed paperbacks by many of the authors in this hop.

This hop is sponsored by Eve Langlais, Kym Grosso, Victoria Danann, Close Encounters of the Night Kind, and Read Between the Lines.

Here’s how to hop…

1.) Kym, Eve, and Victoria have supplied the first nine items on the list of Top Ten Favorite Valentines/Romantic movies and Top Ten Favorite “pick up lines”. YOU provide #10. Comment with your answers and email to enter for the site prize.

2.) Click here to view all 10 of the Free ebooks I’m giving away.

3.) Then go to the next hop site on the list below and repeat.

4.) Don’t forget to go here to also enter the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE.

(20 carat lab ruby, signed paperback series of Immortals of New Orleans – Kym Grosso, and signed paperback series of Black Swan – Victoria Danann, plus a fabulous SWAG bag from Eve Langlais.) http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZTVjN2Q1MGI3NjJkMGNiZTA0OGU5OGUwYjdhODRmOjIx/

TOP TEN FAV VALENTINES/ROMANTIC MOVIES

1. The Princess Bride – Eve (because I love a giggle with my romantic fairy tales)

2. Pretty Woman – Eve (gotta love a poor girl/rich guy flick)

3. Warm Bodies – Eve (Zombies can be sexy, lol)

4. Sabrina – Kym

5. The Proposal – Kym

6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Kym

7. A Walk in the Clouds – Victoria

8. The Notebook – Victoria

9. Made in Heaven – Victoria

10. _______________________ What’s yours?

TOP TEN FAV “PICK UP” LINES

1. Eve’s Corny p/u lines: Did you sit in a puddle of maple syrup? Because you have a swe-e-e-t ass.

2. Eve: Do you live in a corn field? Because I’m stalking you.

3. Eve: Your lips look so lonely. Would they like to meet mine?

Note from Eve: Funny how most pickup lines are from guys to girls, and have to do with sex. lol. Then again, can you imagine a woman going up to a guy and saying “Hey gorgeous, I brought along my ten inch ruler because I’ve got a feeling you’ll measure up.” Hehehe.

4. Kym’s Corny p/u lines from movies: “Do you wash your pants in Windex? Because I can see myself in them.” ~Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,

5. Kym: “You know, it’s dangerous for you to be here in the frozen food section… Because you could melt all this stuff.” ~My Blue Heaven

6. Kym: “I couldn’t help but notice that you look a lot like my next girlfriend.” ~Hitch

7. Victoria’s fav lines that actually worked on me: (The lifeguard.) “You all might as well go home because this storm isn’t going away. (looks at me) Except you. You stay and we’ll go swimming.”

8. Victoria: “Have you seen Jeff?” “Who’s Jeff?” “Who cares? What’s yourname?”

9. Victoria: “You’re my pick for student body president. Run and I’ll make sure you get elected.”

10. ___________________ What’s yours?

Excerpt from Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) by Victoria Embers – Free at Amazon

For MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

“You complete me,” he said.

I traced the outline of his square jaw and rested the tip of my finger in his cleft of his chin.  “La mia ragione di vita,” I replied in the language of Fanged that he had taught me over the past few months, meaning ‘my reason for living.’

Another gleam from the moon shone upon his face, his bright eyes sparkled with a savage knowledge beyond lust and desire, one of sheer hunger.  He would be mine.

Before I could stop him, he slashed at his well-toned chest with his nails.  Lines of blood formed across his muscles.

“Drink of me.”

Then he resumed making love to me fiercely, refusing to stop.

I stared at the streams of blood rolling down his chest as I rode him.  With only a few thrusts from my vampire lover, the Wolf in me instantly awoke.  Warm rushes of power and hunger rose up in me.  The Wolf was coming for me and I wouldn’t be able to deny him.

“Let it go,” he whispered.  “Drink of me.”

The moon bathed him in its lush glow and I couldn’t resist marveling at his naked form.  He was exquisite.  His thick, muscular chest glistened with blood and sweat and I held on to his shoulders as I drove my hips down upon him, feeling his magnificence surge deep inside me.  Each stride I took sent me ever closer to him forever.  I took his mouth with a savage intensity I had never known and then I lavished my kisses upon his chest, licking his blood and sweat in long, broad laps.

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About Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) by Victoria Embers

Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to comment so you will be entered in the Grand Prize!

Keep Hopping! Visit all the authors in this blog hop so you can increase your chances to win! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

1. Close Encounters with the Night Kind 53. Brandy L Rivers
2. Read Between the Lines 54. MYTHICAL BOOKS (INT)
3. Eve Langlais 55. Regina Morris (INT)
4. Kym Grosso 56. BGillian’s Blog
5. Victoria Danann 57. Dana Delamar (INT)
6. Alexandra Anthony 58. Kendall McKenna – Love & Dog Tags
7. A.R. Von DreamZ of Dragons 59. Rosanna Leo
8. Lena Hillbrand 60. Randi Alexander
9. Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews 61. Lusty Penguin Reviews – US
10. Susan Arden 62. Share My Destiny (INT)
11. Minding Spot 63. Michelle Lowhorn
12. Natasha Blackthorne 64. Kate Baum
13. Lena Loneson 65. Renea Mason
14. ThatsErotica 66. Victoria Embers
15. MaryLynn Bast 67. Book Liaison
16. Susan Griscom 68. Jessica Jayne
17. Morticia Knight 69. J.A. Garland “Where Fantasy Becomes Reality!”
18. Michel Prince 70. Crystals Random Thoughts (INT)
19. Dianne Hartsock -Int. 71. Misa Buckley
20. May Water’s Erotica 72. Cassandra Giovanni
21. Craves the Angst 73. Linsey @ My Little World – Books ‘n’ Things
22. Amber Kallyn (INT) 74. Dana Littlejohn
23. Draven St. James 75. Tabitha Conall
24. Deal Sharing Aunt USA 76. Barbara Hicks
25. Love Bites and Silk Ties (INT) 77. 2 Bibliophiles Guide
26. Traveling Cats 78. Laura Greenwood
27. Lea Barrymire (INT) 79. Jodi Redford
28. Dianna Hardy 80. Booklover Sue
29. Author Wendy Ely 81. Valerie Twombly-Author
30. Booked & Loaded 82. Penny For Them
31. Nya Rawlyns 83. Danielle Duncan
32. Nya Rayne 84. Desiree Holt
33. Shannan Albright 85. Paulina Woods
34. It’s All About the Romance! 86. Cristina
35. Vikki 87. KaSonndra Leigh
36. Kristine Cayne 88. Alicia @ Addicted Readers (INT)
37. Victoria Vane 89. Bookswagger
38. Elizabeth Morgan 90. Lesa
39. Romance Novel Giveaways 91. Danielle @ Coffee and Characters (INT)
40. JL Oiler 92. Michelle Graham
41. Nikki Prince 93. Imagine a World (INT)
42. Tempeste O’Riley 94. Beverly @ The Wormhole
43. Catherine Wolffe 95. J.R. Pearse Nelson
44. Eden Glenn 96. Bookworm Bridgette
45. Jezebel Jorge 97. Elizabeth Lawerence
46. Sedona Venez 98. Hennessee Andrews
47. Crazy Four Books (INT) 99. Nessie Strange
48. Susan Frances, Romance Author (INT) 100. Mandy Harbin
49. Allison Merritt (INT) 101. Karen Mercury
50. Surviving Being Me 102. Ambrielle Kirk
51. H.K. Sterling 103. Jocelyn Dex: Demons Do It Better
52. Shelli Rosewarne (INT) 104. Romance Novel Giveaways
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Happy Hump Day with ‘Conquest’

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Today I’m celebrating Hump Day with an excerpt from one of my books that is free! Download at Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo

It is from Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) that is currently out.

Read the Snippet

MATURE ADULT CONTENT – These stories, featuring vampires and werewolves, are for mature audiences only. They contain adult language, violence, and strong sexual content including some light bondage situations. All characters depicted in these stories are 18 years or older, and all sexual activities are of a consensual nature.

Gently he ran his fingers across the side of my face.

I leaned into his large hand, unable to resist the sexual magnetism that made him so confident for a vampire.  My powers to fight him had steadily faded each night we made love.  I raised my chin, exposing the contours of my vulnerable neck to him, knowing it would please him if I finally surrendered.  “So be it,” I muttered.

“Even if you survive, they will kill us if I turn you.”  His fingers laced around strands of my blonde hair as it cascaded over the contours of my firm breasts.  He squeezed one of the nipples hard.

A low moan slipped past my lips.  “We could leave this place,” I whispered.  “Together.”

I immediately wrapped my hands around his cock.  He was hard as steel, yet smooth as velvet.  When he throbbed in my grasp, it sent me to my knees.

Slowly I took him in my mouth as I placed my hands behind my back, offering my complete obedience.  If it was to be my last night on earth, I wanted it to be perfect.  Surely the presence of the full moon would ensure a successful change.  But a vampire turning a werewolf?  Was it possible?

As I lavished the taste of him, moving up and down on his shaft, he spread his toned legs wider, slightly bending his knees.

About Me

I split my time between being a stay-at-home mom and reading paranormal romance. I think good romance should make you purr while good steamy romance should make you scream, but in a good way of course. Because I love vampires AND werewolves, I wanted to write a series featuring both, and see what naughty situations they find themselves in. I’m currently writing a novella series called My Vampire Lover with a blend of paranormal romance, fantasy, and erotica featuring, you guessed it, vampires and werewolves.

If you liked this snippet and want to learn more about my novella series, My Vampire Lover, please visit my Amazon Author page at Amazon US or Amazon UK. If you stop by either Amazon page, please give it a Like. Thanks!

About the Dark Realm series, My Vampire Lover

Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1) – Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

Cover art by Sable Grey

Cover art by Sable Grey

Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part #2) – The story continues. Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets of her own as to why she let herself be taken and wonders if the vampire willing to help her escape is an enemy or friend. Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.

Day of Reckoning (My Vampire Lover #3) – Releasing Late Winter 2013

Caroline has been granted permission by the Moon Goddess to seek revenge on Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus.  She will have her day of reckoning.  But Raphael is not about to let his werewolf beauty return to the Dark realm without him.  Both must assume certain roles while they plot their actions and protect one another from the dangers awaiting them.

Download Conquest for Free and start the series. Conquest at Amazon US. Smashwords.com

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Guest Author – S.I. Hayes

Click to view on Amazon.

Click to view on Amazon.

Today S.I. Hayes is on my blog. She’s one of several authors in the vampire anthology, Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories that I am also in and I’m happy to have her on my blog today.

Why an Anthology? 

So a short time ago, I saw a call out from a writer who calls herself Scarlette D’Noire, for an Anthology of Vampire Stories. The Premise was to gather a multitude of titles in the form of shorts, excerpts and essays all with the Vampire theme. At first I was reluctant, because I felt that YA groan in the pit of my stomach, as I often do since the popularity of the sparkling vampires. But when Scarlette informed me that there was to be a volume that included Erotica, my ears perked up and a grin cheshired across my face and I found myself seeking my writing partner Will Van Stone Jr. Why pray you ask? Because we recently published Awakenings: The Wrath Saga, . An adult Paranormal Drama, that just so happened to include *Gasp!* Vampires. Oh don’t think that’s all that we have, the work is all inclusive when it comes to the things that hide under the bed and between the sheets. *Devilish Grin*

Fun Fact: It took us several years to complete Awakenings. We had to start over so many times that there are parts that we’ve memorized, verbatim. *Laughs nervously* I may or may not have lost the entire manuscript on several occasions, *whistles innocently*

We’ve breathed life into something we hope you will receive with the same fervor in which we have written it. That you will follow us and the Wrath Clan through the twists and turns we have created for them. From the Mississippi River Basin to the Connecticut Elite, and even a Christian Vampire! We think there will be something for every adult who loves the nightcrawlers of the land, and the lustful spirits they embody.

But back to this Anthology, Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories? Well it seemed to be right up our alley. As Indy authors one must get creative when it comes to trying to get exposure, it is a long and arduous task that often fails where it should succeed. This seemed to us to be the perfect way to contribute to something fresh and awesome while still helping to build our fiendish brand. So with the go from Will, I set off looking for the perfect excerpt. Our tale is not all sex and violence, or dapper rich fops who wallow in their existence of endless night. I tried to find something that showed intrigue, drama and tension. Something that smoldered enough to have you looking for more around the bend. I hope that I nailed it. We like to think so. You really should take some time out of your day and check out the Anthology. There are some great reads just waiting to be discovered. Maybe even ours…

Take a moment and check out another great excerpt… This one was fun. 🙂 Cheers and Happy Writing!!

S.I.Hayes & Will VanStone Jr

Awakenings The Wrath Saga Blurb:

Authors Will Van Stone Jr (The Three: A Death Dealer Novel) and S.I. Hayes( In Dreams The Solitary Road) have combined their styles showing the Immortal world just beyond human eyes. Where the monsters are real, and living among us. Vampires, Werewolves, Demons and Gods, none will escape unscathed. The tensions are bubbling, for the Wrath Clan, without a lid to quell the lust, love, blood and mayhem that await. Join them in the twists and turns and find out what it truly takes to be Immortal.

Awakenings The Wrath Saga

EXCERPT – FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Awakenings 3d renderNicholas awoke early. Fully dressed, he watched as Lyndsay slept. He leaned over her and kissed her cheek. She rolled over to his side of the bed and clenched the covers. He smiled as he made his silent departure from the room and closed the door behind him. Whistling to himself as he came down through the foyer he still beamed from his long awaited night with Lyndsay.

Reaching for the front door he saw Miguel sprawled out on the couch, his arms dangling over the back.

“Morning.” He chirped.

“It took you long enough.” Miguel grumbled.

“Excuse me.”

“You reek of sex.” He threw his legs over the sofa sitting up.

“Do I now?” Nicholas laughed, opening the door, wincing a bit.

“Hurt your back, didn’t you?” Now, Miguel laughed.

“It will heal. Besides, it was worth it.” He answered, closing the door behind him.

“Who ya talkin’ to?” A woman with a Brooklyn accent asked.

“Someone who lives here.” He answered, getting up finally.

She was quite petite, reason enough for Nicholas not to have noticed her. Her skin was bronzed, her hair short and black like the lashes of her barely slanted almond shaped eyes. She drew her knees up to her naked body and reached out.

“What?”

“My dress?”

He picked it up from the floor, handed it to her. “Here K… Ka…“

“Karen.”

“Sorry, I forgot.”

“It’s cool.” She pulled the dress down over her head; it was simple and black, falling loosely over her boyish frame. “I only mentioned it once.” She fished around for her heels, putting them on she continued. “So you guys do this every year?”

“Few times a year actually.” He sighed. “But I’ve never seen you before last night; your accent screams northeast.”

“Brooklyn, New York. I came out lookin’ for a friend, was crusin’ round with a few others who knew the joint and figured what the Hell, ya know?”

“Yeah.”

“I was hopin’ to find her.” She stood up and breathed hard through her teeth, her left hand to her head.

“Morning after headache. Let me get you some coffee.” Miguel sat her back down.

“Yeah, thanks.” She sank into the couch, pulling her legs under her like a child waiting for a show to come on. Miguel handed her the remote control and left her sitting there.

As his footsteps died away she flipped through the channels. After several minutes she got up and walked awkwardly to stand before the mirror. Lifting her dress she checked her thighs to find them black and blue. “Damn.” She half laughed as she pulled the dress off. She saw in her reflection that the bruises went all the way up her sides and back.

“This is gonna take weeks to heal. How am I gonna explain this shit to Pauley?” She laughed though it hurt to do so. Noticing a door in the mirror, she pulled the dress down and decided to investigate. Jiggling the handle the door opened and she stepped through. Looking around she found papers scattered across the desk. Reading some, she found that they were documents, deeds and birth certificates mostly, dating back to the nineteenth century. Thinking it odd she looked deeper in the desk, finding a photograph dated 1901. It was a picture of a pretty woman with black hair, piled high on her head under a bonnet, who smiled solemnly out of the picture at Karen.

Hearing footsteps, she darted out of the room, pulled the door shut behind her and jumped over the back of the couch, landing hard.

“Ow.” She muttered, rubbing her side.

Miguel entered, a cup of steaming coffee in his hand. “Here you go doll.” He extended the cup to her.

“Thanks.” She sipped the coffee. ”What did you do to me last night?”

“What? You don’t remember?”

“It was a rhetorical question. I’m covered in bruises.”

“Oh? I’m so sorry.” He sat beside her, rubbing her shoulders. “How’s that?”

Her head rolled to one side. ”Hmm, lower.”

He went farther down her back, softly, slowly increasing pressure.

“Lower.” She half moaned. “Not quite so hard.”

“Says you.” He climbed behind her, sliding down.

“I see.” She pulled his hands around to her thighs as he kissed her neck. “Alright.” Her voice quivered. ”But not so rough this time.”

“No problem.” He licked her neck as he lifted her dress.

***

Lyndsay rolled over opening her eyes, a contented sigh escaping her lips. The sun was high in the sky and shone brightly through the curtains. She lifted her head, her eyes adjusting to the light. “Where am I?” She looked at her surroundings again. Bed, nightstand, a desk with lamp and chair, papers all over and … Empty space.

“Nick’s room.” She smiled, pulling the sheet around her and got up from the bed. When her bare feet touched the ice-cold hardwood floor, she jumped back. “Gods, Nicholas! How he does this no rug thing I‘ll never know.” She clamored, tucking the sheet under her feet making mock slippers of it. “I don’t remember when those boots came off.” She mumbled, shrugging it off as she shuffled out of the room.

Upon ascending the stairs and reaching her door, Lyndsay found Cynthia sound asleep against it. Her hair was half down, covering her like a shroud. Lyndsay bent down, brushing the hair from her face. “Cyn?”

Cynthia stirred, roused by Lyndsay’s touch. “What’s wrong, hon? Why are you out here?”

“I…” She pulled herself up using the doorknob for assistance. “Needed to talk to someone.”

Lyndsay unlocked the door with the key above the molding. “Come in.” Cynthia followed, lethargically.

“You overfed, huh?”

“What makes you say that?”

“You show no signs of hunger but your exhausted, it’s a tell.” Lyndsay laughed. “It’s like after Thanksgiving dinner, you know how you always need a good nap.” She took underwear as well as jeans and a mid drift baring tank top from the drawers.

“Right.”

“So.” She dropped the sheet. “What brings you to my door?”

“I needed to talk to someone. Since I came here, my world has been turned upside down.”

“I can see how that could happen.”

“Right, so I was figuring that I could talk to you.”

“Like I said, what’s up?”

“I think I fucked up big time last night.”

“Like kill a host accidentally? No sweat happens here and there.”

“No! I think worse than that.” Cynthia looked back at Lyndsay, her last comment registering finally. “If I accidentally killed someone… Why, does that often happen?”

“It can, it has and probably will again and sometimes one of them could lose control.”

“Okay.” Cynthia’s voice became leery. “I didn’t do that but I um…” She bit her lip, an eyebrow raised. “Uh…”

Lyndsay sat down, awaiting the gossip. “Sit, go on.”

“I don’t exactly fall all over Erik, you know.”

“I do.”

“It is that obvious?”

“Not to them, but I picked up on it.” She laughed. “But I’ll tell ya, Erik’s a good kid… I mean he has his issues, but if you gave him half a chance…”

“I know and I had all intentions of it last night.”

“What happened?” Lyndsay poured two glasses of brandy from a decanter beside the bed. This is getting good.

“Christopher happened.”

“He was here last night?” She handed one glass to Cynthia.

“Thanks. Yea, apparently he comes to all of them dressed as Erik so nobody notices.”

“Well what happened?” She urged Cynthia to continue.

“I mistook him for Erik and I went off with him. We got to talking and he was so confidant, bold even and sure of himself, you know, not all timid or overly nice… We just talked about…” She stood there a moment, drink to her lips. “I don’t even recall what we talked about.” She laughed. “You know I should have noticed the height, hair color, but for whatever reason, I don’t know… He must have been walking in a ditch, I mean where we ended up was pretty far off from everybody…. Anyhow, I was impressed though and high as a kite from that boy earlier. I wanted him. When I tried he stopped me and told me he was Chris. I didn’t care, I wanted him anyhow and so I went for it. And I’ll tell ya,” she shivered. “I haven’t had head like that in a long, long time.”

Lyndsay started laughing.” Oh, shit! No you didn’t!”

“Seriously, I couldn’t help myself. Erik’s gonna kill me, isn’t he?”

“Like he needs to know.”

“So I don’t have to tell him? Phew.” She bit her lip again. “Can I keep seeing Chris?”

“Well you’re not related so I don’t see why not and besides, what Erik doesn’t know won’t kill you.”

“Him. Won’t kill him, you mean.”

“Right, that’s what I meant, slip of the tongue.”

Cynthia looked sideways at her and then leaned into her. “You know after everything last night, Chris and I did talk about one thing.”

“Just one?” Lyndsay smiled broadly and then stopped when she saw the more serious expression on Cynthia’s face. “What?”

“I wasn’t gonna bring it up, but he couldn’t understand why I didn’t know more about everything or why I had such trepidations about feeding. Of course I was all like, I am new to all of this but then he enlightened me to some useful information.”

Lyndsay shifted in her seat uneasily. I’m gonna kill him. Couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

“So you did know that Erik sprung all of this on me. Did anyone ever plan on telling me that it was a big no, no as far as your rules go or that if I really felt so inclined I could ask for his head? So to speak.”

“Actually that was literal and I had all intentions of telling you,there just didn’t seem to be a good time. I thought it better to let you adjust to your new body and get a bit of experience under your belt.”

“Say I’m not pissed enough to call for his head, will he even be punished?”

“Oh, most assuredly. I know Nicholas has something in the works. It won’t be a castration as it should be ‘cause I’m giving him some leniency, son and all. That is unless you really are coldly furious and call for it. But I pray that you are not, because it would break my Nicky’s heart.”

“I wouldn’t wish that on many men, although what he did to me certainly qualifies as rape… No, I think that I have a better idea; let me torture him a bit.” A broad smile crossed her lips. “Don’t worry Lyndsay, I’ll deal with him.”

“Do I wanna know?”

“Let’s just leave it at I intend to use my wiles to all of my advantage and speaking of wiles, where’d you sleep last night?”

“Are you hungry?” Lyndsay got up heading for the door.

Cynthia cut her off. “Oh no you don’t, you’re not getting off that easily. You owe me.” She blocked the door.

“But I want food.” Lyndsay whined.

“Talk then eat so you’d better dish.”

“Well, last night after I ravished Miguel, I stumbled upstairs.”

“Wait, you and Miguel, really?”

“Yeah, well you know.”

“No, I don’t.” Cynthia sat back down, putting her hands under her chin. “Do tell; looks like he’d be hot in the sack.”

“Oh yeah, adventurous too. He was always game when I brought people home with me. Always up for some tag team action.”

“I don’t think I’d wanna share a guy like that with another girl.”

“Now did I say girl?” A devilish smile crossed her lips.

“He’s bi?”

“Isn’t everyone now a days?” She lit a cigar.

“I suppose from time to time, yeah, I guess so.”

“So, you’ve been there then?”

“In college.” She smiled as if her mind were elsewhere.

“And?”

“And what?”

“How’d it go for you?”

“Well, she was my roommate and best friend, still is actually. I don’t even know how it started. We were friends and next thing I knew our beds were side by side. It was great, we always had fun and I guess I loved her, in my way.”

“Yeah, girls are great.” Lyndsay interjected, Cynthia laughed. “Continue.” Lyndsay smiled.

“We were together my first two years at Julliard. We had the same ballet instructor, and mutually hated him. I think I was captured by her the first time I saw her dance; the way she moved, such grace and intensity, only shadowed by her striking features. See she’s half-Korean on mom’s side and half-Puerto Rican. She has her mother’s eyes and her father’s attitude. The contrast made for such a rare beauty.

“But after she dropped out, having been hand picked by a small ballet company, we saw less and less of each other. I started seeing my vocalist Tim, so we broke it off. She understood that though we were great together, and believe me she was fabulous in bed, that I needed to be with a man. I needed to have that square jaw, facial hair. I needed to be with someone who, if I decided to spend the rest of my life with them, our children would have the same DNA. I know it sounds harsh but like I said she understood. We still see each other from time to time and occasionally, like twice a year, we have a fling. She’s got a great boyfriend back home and I hope she marries him since they have a two year old son.”

“Sounds like you really had something there.”

“Eh, I was young and she was so limber, guess I couldn’t resist.” Cynthia smiled as if remembering a moment she wished to keep.

“So obviously you’re adventurous. I can’t wait to tell Miguel; we had a bet going as to who was going to get you first.”

“Oh my God!” Cynthia laughed, her head between her knees. “You’re kidding right?”

“Not at all. You’re quite the little hottie.”

“Thanks, but I like my action one on one, preferably me on top of him. This is a bet you’ll both be losing.”

“Hey, you can’t blame a girl for trying. Let me ask you though, when you were with your girlfriend… What was her name?”

“Karen”

“Karen, did you have any good toys?”

“Tons, I’ve still got a closet full of stuff. I use it mostly on my male friend. He loves it when I play the man and besides, it does wonders for my ego.”

They both laughed hard, Lyndsay holding her side. “It’s hard on your back though ain’t it?”

“Not at all.” Cynthia confessed. “I just lay there and he backs on up and does all the work for me and I don’t even have to look at his face.”

“I think I need to take a shower that was so dirty. Funny, but still dirty.”

“Enough about my sexual appetite, tell me about your Nicky.”

“My… did I say that?”

Yes, you did. That’s where I assume you spent the night?” She laughed.

“Uh huh.” Lyndsay was doe eyed and smiling again.

“Well?”

“He’s not Miguel, let’s say that, but not a strict missionary man either. He could teach the Kama Sutra, I’ll tell ya, I had trouble with a couple of positions and I’m pretty sure I pulled muscles I didn’t know could be pulled. And I think Nick nearly broke his back trying to nail me at one point.”

Cynthia was laughing to the point of tears.

“Can we go eat now; was that enough talking for you?”

“Sure, you know I have this craving for an extra thick vanilla shake. Can I eat regular food? Please say I can, I don’t think I could live without my vanilla shakes or muffuletta.”

“Of course you can. What have you been doing all this time? I mean didn’t Erik even once attempt to feed you?

“Um, no. I think he’s been more concerned with trying to eat me.”

“Sheesh, I gotta talk to that boy. Food is a good thing, it just gets absorbed in to the blood stream and whatever doesn’t just comes back out the way it came in but without the sickly feeling after wards.”

“Oh, so the super model diet… I gotcha, that works for me. Just let me change right quick and we can go out. I know this great cafe that opened up a few months back, you’ll love it.”

“Should I change?”

“I know the owner and he hates it when anyone is dressed better than him or more than him for that matter. Jeans are practically a requirement, especially if they’re as tight as the rest of your pants.”

Lyndsay laughed. “You know they are. Hurry up then, I’ll be downstairs.”

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Arriving in the living room Lyndsay found Miguel skyclad atop a young girl, her legs wrapped over his shoulders, both of them quite vocal. Miguel looked up, feeling Lyndsay’s eyes on him. Their eyes met, he smiled as he quickened his pace.

“Excuse me!” She shouted. “Miguel, will you please get off my couch!”

“Oh, hi Lyndsay.” He answered, not missing a stroke.

“Are you quite finished?” She asked, watching as his pace slowed and he pulled away from the girl.

Pulling his trousers back up he answered with an impish grin. “Quite.”

The girl sat up, pulling her dress down. She turned, looked at Lyndsay.” I’m sorry…” She fell silent when she realized it was the woman from the photograph. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to-“

“It’s quite alright, I really didn’t mind. You’ve got quite a set of lungs on you.” She approached them. “I’m Lyndsay and you are?”

“Karen?” Cynthia’s voice came from behind.

“Cyn?” She got up, pushing Miguel into Lyndsay. “Oh my fucking God! Where the Hell have ya been?” She hugged Cynthia tightly. “I’ve been worried sick. I come down, you haven’t been to work or your apartment, didn’t register for any summer classes; shit girl, I was starting to think you’d been abducted by little men who were fixin’ to do some experiments on your sasquatchian ass.” She hugged her again, this time kissing her softly.

“I’ve missed you too, babe.” Cynthia smoothed out Karen’s satin black hair.

Lyndsay laughed to herself.

“What?” Miguel asked.

“That girl you just nailed used to be Cynthia’s girlfriend.” She whispered.

“No.” His voice was full of wonder as his top lip curled into a smile.

“Yes.” She laughed again watching as Karen lifted her dress and showed Cynthia the bruises.

“See.” Karen laughed. “Ask me again why I prefer girls.”

Lyndsay looked at Miguel. “Mortals bruise too easily.” He chuckled.

Cynthia had her arm around Karen. “Lyn, do you mind if Karen joins us?”

“The more the merrier I always say.” She went to them. Miguel followed.

Karen put a hand to his chest. “Hold it boy.”

“What?” He smiled. “Can’t I come?”

“I think you’ve done enough of that and besides, as much as I enjoyed your company I’d like to say, sorry, girls only.” She smiled sweetly as she turned to the open door. “Shall we go?” Cynthia took her outstretched hand.

Lyndsay laughed hard, patting Miguel’s head. “Awe, poor puppy, I’ll bring you a doggie bag.”

The girls left the mansion, closing the door behind them.

“What is this, Dog the Wolf Day?” He shouted as he lay back on the couch. “Oh well, guess I’ll just take a nap.”

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S.I.Hayes is the Co-Author to Awakenings: The Wrath Saga, a Paranormal drama likened to Big Brother meets The Real World, of the Preternatural.

She is currently working on the sequels to her In Dreams… Series, Due for release in 2014.

In her own words… I have a mind that is easily distracted and prone to wandering. Tangents are my forte, and if you think my characters are going to fit a cookie cutter shape of any kind, think again. They live, they love, they eat, sleep and fuck. I believe that people are inherently sexual creatures and my characters be they human or something all together else are no exception.

I don’t adhere to a single genera, I toe the line on several and wouldn’t presume to be a master of any. So I suppose you could call me jack-of-all-trade-paperbacks.

I am a truth seeker, in my life, in my work. I’d apologize for it, but I kinda can’t help m’self. It’s my best and worse personality trait, well mostly, being Bi-Polar I guess you could say that is the worse. But I believe that the disorder have made me, well… Me.

I have taken this life and twisted, carved, shaped and molded it in to the worlds of my characters. Albeit with a chainsaw, and it has made all the difference.

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“Don’t hold back this time.  I will bite you when the Wolf comes for you.  Just tell me when.  You’ll be okay.  I’m here.  Taste my blood again.”

I felt his warm, wet tongue dart in my mouth, sucklingly my bottom lip.  A sting of pain surfaced.

I shrieked, quickly pulling away from him.

He held me fast in his arms.  Again I tasted the sweetness of blood, but this time it was my own.  Carefully, I licked my bottom lip where he had bitten me.  Our eyes locked.

A surge of ecstasy rocked through me, similar to the feeling I had had when I first met him under our terrible beginning circumstances.  I recognized it then, just as I recognized it now.  He was the other part of my being, the other half of my heart.  A very unlikely find in a non-werewolf creature outside my pack and outside my realm, but there he was.  And I knew it as I met his gaze.  His gaze devoured me.  My vampire lover.  My soul mate.  La mia ragione di vita.  My reason for living.

“You complete me,” he said.

I traced the outline of his square jaw and rested the tip of my finger in his cleft of his chin.  “La mia ragione di vita,” I replied in the language of Fanged that he had taught me over the past few months, meaning ‘my reason for living.’

Another gleam from the moon shone upon his face, his bright eyes sparkled with a savage knowledge beyond lust and desire, one of sheer hunger.  He would be mine.

Before I could stop him, he slashed at his well-toned chest with his nails.  Lines of blood formed across his muscles.

“Drink of me.”

Then he resumed making love to me fiercely, refusing to stop.

I stared at the streams of blood rolling down his chest as I rode him.  With only a few thrusts from my vampire lover, the Wolf in me instantly awoke.  Warm rushes of power and hunger rose up in me.  The Wolf was coming for me and I wouldn’t be able to deny him.

“Let it go,” he whispered.  “Drink of me.”

The moon bathed him in its lush glow and I couldn’t resist marveling at his naked form.  He was exquisite.  His thick, muscular chest glistened with blood and sweat and I held on to his shoulders as I drove my hips down upon him, feeling his magnificent cock surge deep inside me.  Each stride I took sent me ever closer to him forever.  I took his mouth with a savage intensity I had never known and then I lavished my kisses upon his chest, licking his blood and sweat in long, broad laps.

We will be together.

I leaned my head back, exposing my neck completely.  “Do it.  Do it now.  He’s here!”

Answering my request, he pulled me into his embrace and sank his teeth into my neck.

I cried out, instantly thrusting myself upwards to meet his fanged kiss.  A flood of raw, electrifying sensations exploded inside me and multiple orgasms rocketed through my body.

He lifted me slightly off the bed and drank from me, holding me gently in his arms the whole time.

I pressed my back into his firm hands and focused on meeting his tempo as I rode him.  The room began to spin.  Blood trickled down my chest, running past my belly button and along the inside of my thighs.  A delightful shiver of fear passed through me as my vampire lover shuddered and came inside me.  I will be his.

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Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

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Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack. Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets of her own and wonders if the vampire willing to help her escape is an enemy or friend. Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.

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Excerpt from “Conquest: My Vampire Lover (Part 1)” – FOR MATURE AUDIENCES, 18+

As I lavished the taste of him, moving up and down on his shaft, he spread his toned legs wider, slightly bending his knees.

I forced him further into my mouth, letting the tip of his head tickle the back of my throat.  With each long stroke of my sucking, I devoured him whole-heartedly.

“You are eager tonight.  Aren’t you?” he asked as he pulled me up off my knees, holding me firmly in his masculine arms.

He shoved me into the bed and pinned my body against his.  Letting his gaze penetrate mine, he stared at me and released his fangs.

A gasp escaped my lips.  “Yes,” I whispered.

He lowered his head and kissed the inside of my neck.  Quickly I felt the sharp edge of his fangs tracing the places where he had kissed me as his hands explored my breasts.  Gently he ran his fangs along the contours of my shoulders and chest.

Shivers of warm ecstasy rippled through me.  To be his forever.

“Take me please,” I demanded, glaring up at the ceiling.  I slammed my arms into the bed, grabbing the satin sheets tightly in my grasp.  I arched my back upwards to him.  “I want to be with you forever.”

“With all your heart?” he asked.

Wrenching my hands together, he held them before him.  His eyes glowed, fierce.

The palms of my flesh grew numb and I froze.  In his darkened bedroom where I spent my days alone and confined, I could only hear his threatening voice.  Being with him every night was what I lived for.  I longed to be his one true love.  It didn’t matter that I was different than him.

“Yes, I want to be yours forever.”  I pulled my body to his, forcing myself off the bed as difficult as it was to do.  His hands bit into my wrists, but the pain didn’t matter.  “I’ll forsake everything to be with you.  Have I not proven that to you time and time again?”

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Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

About Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part 2)
Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets and wonders is the vampire willing to help her escape an enemy or friend? Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.

Learn more about Victoria Embers at Amazon.

Excerpt from Zombie Wolf: The Next Generation #1 (Ally Thomas) – YA Paranormal Romance

Crossing her legs again – left knee over right and then right knee over left – she couldn’t get comfortable.  “I’m not human.”

“What are you then?” I asked.

“I’m were.”

“What do you mean?”

“Whatever, dude.  Werewolf, you know.”  She flicked her long blond hair over her shoulder and then gathered it up into a ponytail and started playing with it.

I wanted to bury my head in her thick hair.  I’d never seen such a honey blond hair color, except maybe on some of the fledglings of the vampire angel, Michael.  All my kind had the ‘dark look’ as we call it.  Both my mom and dad, a vampire and a werewolf had black hair and dark features.

“That’s not what my family calls it,” she retaliated.  “It’s just being ‘were’.  I haven’t gone through the change yet, so technically I’m not…”

Before she could finish her sentence, she started convulsing.  Her blue eyes rolled up in her head.  This was not going to be easy…at all.

I rushed to her side.  Of course, she was oblivious to my movements, but I knew I had to keep her from getting away from me or leaving my room.  It was my only chance.  It was her only chance.

I wrestled with her, finally pinning her into the large recliner.  “Hold still,” I shouted.  Christ, I don’t even know your name, I thought.  The realization stabbed into my heart.  How fucking sad, I said to myself.

“How fucking sad, is this?” I asked her as she thrashed about.  At times, her long hair covered her face.

She growled at me.  Viciously.  Sadistically.  When she threw her head upwards, I saw the demon virus surface in her white eyes.  She struggled against me, biting, snapping, heaving her head, the only part of her body she could move, at me.  A faint smell of roses hit me.  Strawberry shampoo, I wondered.  I’ve got to at least know your name.

Suddenly visions of my demonic aunt flashed before my eyes.  The stories my mom and dad had told me.  The images I had seen myself, in my nightmares.  The snakes.  The hounds.  The pits.  The pain.  The torture.  The sacrifices.  It was the origin of the new virus, the one I had feared my entire life would finally arrive, the one passed on to me when my demonic aunt had bitten my mother when she was pregnant with me.  Succumbing to it and becoming one of them was Hell for human, werewolf, vampire, or zombie.  The virus didn’t play any favorites.  Somehow my mother survived and I was born mostly normal.  It didn’t affect me.  Well…sort of.

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Cover art by Damon Za.

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About Zombie Wolf

At twenty-four Zachary has been through many zombie outbreaks and knows how to stay alive. He’s been so good at killing zombies for so many years that he makes a living at it. He claims it’s the reason he has the nickname the ‘Zombie Wolf,’ even though he knows that’s not the case.

With time and space travel being as common as the Internet and cell phones, Zachary and his team travel often to kill zombies and rid the solar system of total infestation. Now in the year 3015 A.D., more sightings of zombies are being reported on Planet Earth, but no one knows how to kill these snake-like creatures. Zachary’s destiny unfolds when he comes face to face with the next generation of zombie and an innocent bystander gets bitten. He considers killing the attractive girl because she’s as good as dead anyways. But when he sees she has a werewolf mark, same as what he has, he knows he must save her.

About Ally Thomas

Amazon bestselling author Ally Thomas loves writing paranormal books that showcase vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any furry monsters who go bump in the night. Her Vampire from Hell series has been on the Top 100 bestsellers list in Fantasy at Amazon since 2011.

Ally lives in the south with her husband and unproductive furry co-workers including two cats and a dog. She is currently working on the next installment of her popular paranormal fantasy series, the Vampire from Hell as well as exploring her passion for vampire romance with a new YA paranormal romance series called The Moon Journals. Download other FREE Ebooks by Ally Thomas.

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