First, thanks for having me here on your blog, Lucy. This month has turned out to be one of the busiest I have had for new releases since I published my first novel January 2011. I write mainly erotic paranormal, no correction, I write strictly erotic bordering on erotica in any genre that my muse decides I should write. I was born in Virginia and moved to Southern California, remaining there until I was nine years old. Then, I was off to Boston, then Virginia again, then Northern Virginia/Washington, DC, back to Southeastern Virginia, back again to DC, Florida, Georgia, back to Virginia again and I finally landed in the Land of Magic, Florida nine years ago. My dad was in the Navy and I married a naval officer which explains the moves. Moving is in my blood, but I swear, I’m not moving again. When I’m not writing, well, I don’t do much else except write. Although I’m fairly new at this writing business, the promotion side is even more virgin territory. This isn’t easy, and if anyone out there thinks writing and getting published is, needs to have a day in our shoes. Without boring your readers more than I have to, let’s get down to what I wanted to talk about today.
L’amour. Yes, February, the month of love and this particular year we have an extra day to celebrate that sometimes elusive emotion. As an erotic romance author, I tend to enjoy every day for an opportunity to express the emotion, either through written or verbal communication. Our lives get complicated at times, and mine is definitely not easy. Every day, in my humble opinion, should be a love day. The saying has been quoted many times, but life is too short and we should celebrate life and since I write about love, I say hell yeah!
This month I have three releases all taking place in and around Valentine’s Day. All are paranormal, erotic and fun to write. Two are shorts and one a full-length novel. One of the shorts, with No Boundary Publishing, is part of a series. The other short is part of an anthology with Secret Cravings Publishing. The novel is the second book in a series and the one I’m featuring today. I have created two vampire worlds in my writing and wasn’t intentional, quite by accident and circumstance. The particular story line for the series follows a group of vampires who are either employed in the entertainment/hospitality industry or security and investigations. The women are older, more mature and bring a different dynamic to the vampire and shape-shifter world.
We are each given a wonderful opportunity to make something out of our lives and in my “older” years, I’m taking the path of bringing love through my words and story-telling. Now, here’s a blurb and an excerpt for your enjoyment.
The attraction is instant, but their new found love is tested on the journey to love eternal.
For over two hundred years, London-based security and private investigator, Ramsey Weiss has existed as the quintessential confirmed bachelor. New Years’ Day he is dispatched to Paris, France, to rescue an abducted cosmetics company heiress. In the melee, he butts heads with an unexpected woman.
Camille du Bassin is the head chemist at Institut de Beauté Biologique and her niece has been kidnapped. She teams up with a private security investigator with special skills hired by her brother. The two unlikely pair work together playing a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse not only with each other, but battle an evil ancient vampire determined to take Camille as his consort. Somewhere along the journey, Camille and Ramsey are surprised by the physical attraction that develops between them, denying the attraction.
Just when the two lovers’ think their love can be forever…Fate steps in to challenge the power of their love.
“Bien sur. Je t’adore, mon bébé. Of course, my baby. I adore you.”
“Why are you continuing to speak in French? Trying to impress me, or what?”
“I don’t know. The language of love, I guess. Or maybe because you might know I mean this is real. After a few days with you, I realized there could be such a thing as love at first sight. I adore you, want you and don’t give a bloody damn how old you are. You are sexy, feisty, and the woman I want to spend a lot of years with, if not forever. Enough talking.” He lowered his head poised to capture her lips again.
“Merde! This is crazy. You know this is impossible.” She flattened her palms against his chest and pushed away, turning her back to him. “You’re like an old soul trapped in a young man’s body, Ramsey. A romantic? I’m not sure, or maybe you love the chase. One thing I do know is you’re a vampire and will be eternally young, living off blood. I’m not young and you’ll grow tired of me.” She turned to face him again.
His heart beat faster, almost painfully so watching her strain for words to say. She doesn’t want me and is letting me down gently? This must be how C.J. felt when Payton denied him.
She continued to speak, “You should have a gorgeous woman on your arm and in your bed. I can’t ever be that for you.”
Letting her go was not an option. With outstretched arms, he pulled her close against his chest. “Shut up woman and stop over-thinking how you feel. Kiss me.” Then he stifled any more words before they could be spoken, pressing her full and throbbing lips to his own.
Camille moaned into his mouth and then he felt the towel fall from around her, dropping into a pile at his feet. He scooped her into his arms and carried her to the bed, placing her gently on the rumpled down comforter.
Their gazes maintained contact as he situated himself next to her. “Baby, I only want to do this if you desire,” his voice now a rich, velvety tone filled with longing.
“Yes, I want you too, Ramsey, but I’m afraid. Promise you won’t break my heart. I’m getting too old for that kind of pain.”
BLURB: NIGHTFALL: CASSIDY’S FANTASY
Tagline: Four Women, Four Fantasies. The Night Falls for One.
FOUR WOMEN, FOUR FANTASIES, ONE NIGHT
Come on an erotic ride in a 1976 Bubble Gum Pink Cadillac Fleetwood limousine to a mysterious nightclub where the VIP package fulfills the fantasies of four women. Mistress Claudine, the owner and hostess at Nightfall, invites each woman in for her choice of pleasure. Beware, no fantasy is beyond reach once night falls.
Accompany Cassidy Morgan as she discovers how one night with a dark and deliciously dangerous man satisfies the craving to be claimed—to experience and learn the meaning of belonging to a vampire.
With the scene over, Cassidy feels disappointment that the time ended. As the night falls into morning, a new man walks into her life. In the end, will she get more than she paid for?
BLURB: LOST IN THE SEA OF YOU from FIVE HEARTS Anthology
He found the boat in late afternoon, on a February day as cold and dry as it gets in Maine. That’s how the adventure began for Mikael Larson, ex-Army, relatively new sheriff and unattached man in a small town. Starting uneventfully at home, by the time he walked into the station, the day turned weird on the way to unexplainable and a lifetime of love satisfied in death.
Where to find Cynthia ~