Sunday, January 31, 2016

Writing Inspiration


I thought I'd share a song that has helped with developing a few of my characters and, I think, had a message we can all live by:  "Hustle and mediate. Headed for some better day. F*ck whatever they say. Sucka hate. Well, let'em hate."
  

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Now Scheduling Rulers of Darkness Virtual Book Tour

Now Scheduling Rulers of Darkness Box Set (Books 1-3) Book Tour, February 23nd through March 17! There will be Guest Posts, Author Interviews, Giveaway, and Review Copies offered.
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Passion can be lethal...

Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.

Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.

After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.

Caressed by Night

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.

Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.

While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Caressed by a Crimson Moon

Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.

To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.

Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption? 

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Review: Caressed by Moonlight

Kristina's Books & More gave 4 of 5 Stars to
Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1)


As a fan of both Paranormal Romance and Historical Romance, it is always a delight to find the two genres melded into one story. I enjoyed the author's other series, but Caressed by Moonlight is something special. It's a captivating and sensual tale of a vampire king and a young woman he didn't know he needed.

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I was a fan of this story from the very beginning. The plot is very intriguing and I loved watching how it played out. Who knew a quick marriage to a dark and handsome stranger (with fangs!) would work out so well for the main female character, Victoria. The character development and relationships between the characters were two of my favorite parts of the story besides the plot. I enjoyed the interaction between Victoria and her little sister. There were several scenes involving the two that tugged at my heartstrings. Dorian and Victoria's relationship was enjoyable for an entirely different reason. The two had a wonderfully combustible chemistry, which made for some spicy scenes (18+).

The historical aspects of this book were well done. It felt similar to a lot of my favorite historical romance novels and that is saying something because I think it is difficult to write a good historical novel. I love all the balls, reputations and scandals (Oh my!). Then there are the paranormal aspects, which are also done well. I have never been a huge fan of vampires, but this author has converted me. When done well they are dark, sexy and very addicting. That is the case with Dorian, a vampire king.

I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of this series and falling in love with the rest of the author's vampires. I recommend this series to any paranormal romance fan looking for something different.
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Caressed by Moonlight



Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.



Caressed by Night

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.


Caressed by a Crimson

Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.

To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.

Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to be here today and to announce the release of box set 1 of the Rulers of Darkness series (books 1 -3).



Tell my fans a little bit about yourself and your books.



I’m a So Cal gal through and through. My husband and I live in a little beach town with our 2 pups: Kelly (cocker spaniel) and Barrett (Blackmouth Cur Mix). We all love watching Football and Formula One, curled up and snuggled on the couch. Kelly and I are Green Bay fans while my husband and Barrett are all Raider Nationed out.  Also, I come from an Italian family. Saying I cook a lot is a HUGE understatement, but I love it!

As for my books, I write what I enjoy to read: paranormal romance. I became obsessed with the genre so long ago who remembers? I currently have 2 series: Rulers of Darkness and Under Realm Assassins. Both center around vampires (my favorite), but feature other paranormal characters such as witches, shape-shifters, werewolves, and more. I also like reading historical romance and have considered trying to write one. I’ve also considered trying my hand at military romance…food for thought.



What are you currently reading?



I’m working my way through Monica McCarty’s Highland Guard series. Love it! Monica McCarty’s stories are rich in detail and historical goodies. Her writing style is wonderful; she has a real talent for drawing the reader to her characters. It doesn’t hurt that all her heroes are beyond hunky J



What inspired you to start writing? What age did you start?



I began writing in middle school and was hooked ever since. I wrote the original rough draft of Caressed by Moonlight when I was 12-13. It was written by hand. In 2010, I was going through some boxes after a recent move and found the binder I had kept the draft in. After flipping through the pages, I figured I should breathe new life into the storyline and boost up the characters. I changed it up a bit and planned to release it as a standalone until the idea of Dimitri, Hadrian, Sonya, and Gabriel came to me. Over that summer I polished it up a bit, decided to make into a series, and made one of the best choices ever – self publish. I released Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1) in winter 2010.



Do you listen to music while you write?



Yep! Music helps me develop my characters, their back stories, and some songs can help be envision/write out a scene.  Tech N9ne is one of my favorite music artists and I draw a lot of inspiration from his music. I generally play Pandora while I write or, when I’m having a difficult time focusing or have come to an imagination road block, I’ll listen to soothing sounds of rain. My favorite and most productive writing days are when it’s raining.



What are you currently working on?



I don’t know if I have ADHD when it comes to writing or if my characters are just too demanding, but I also have 2 to 3 storylines going at the same time. It is VERY difficult to focus on one project when there are so many characters and stories that want to share with my readers.  However, my next release will be Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5), Gabriel Erhard’s story. He has been seen throughout the Rulers of Darkness series and I’m excited to finally work on his book.



I’m also working on something entirely new, Passion’s Prey. I haven’t decided if this will be a standalone (as it was originally written when I was in high school. I’ve since re-written it about 10 times) or if I would like to make it a trilogy. Either way, it is going to great. I absolutely love the characters and their world and I’m anxious to share them with readers. My family and close friends say Passion’s Prey is their favorite of everything I’ve written, but it’s not just there yet…It needs a little something. I will say, the hero, Gregory Wrothston, will be stealing hearts.

Then there is my Under Realm Assassins series. All within URA will be novellas. Simple, steamy, fast paced reads. I’ve got a few ideas for this series waiting to put to paper.



Out of all of your characters, who is your favorite?



It is no secret; my favorite character is Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan of vampires from Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). He is dark, brooding, gorgeous, tortured, and sweet. I have a thing for tormented heroes. *swoon*

My next favorite would be Ethan Halstead from Surrender to the Chase (Under Realm Assassins #2) because out of all the heroes I’ve written, he reminds me the most of husband. All the way down to his ring tone, Keep their Heads Ringin by Dr. Dre. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Twitter Thursday

It's Twitter Thursday! Instead of just 1 line, I'll share a couple: )


 Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)

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~Crystal green eyes, threaded with threads of obsidian, locked on her. His gaze was mesmerizing, beautifully dangerous. Entranced, Jordan reached for him. The tips of her fingers tingled. She wanted to touch him. She needed to touch him, to feel him, to make certain he was real, that he wasn’t just a figment of her imagination.~  

Description:
 
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 every 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?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sexy Snippet

Sexy Snippet Tuesday! 

Today's snippet is from Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2). Warning, Dimitri Arsov can really heat up the sheet.

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           ~  Kerstyn could feel his gaze locked on her pulse. Tilting her head to the side, she gave him a better view. Dimitri cursed and closed his eyes.
            “It’s…okay,” she said between gasps.
            “Too much,” he gritted out, “I took too much before.”
            Kerstyn reached up, tangling her fingers in the blond strands at the nape of his neck. Tugging, she brought him down, his body crashing upon hers, knocking the air from her lungs.
“I want you to do it,” she whispered.
Answering with a snarl, the demon took control. As Kerstyn’s orgasm rocked her body, Dimitri’s fangs sliced her throat. His mouth pulled at her tender flesh as his own pleasure claimed him. Kerstyn cried out his name as she felt him jerk within her, releasing waves of heat.
            Control, he cautioned himself. But damn! She is delicious.
He continued to pump through his orgasm, his hips thrusting and withdrawing as his mouth greedily worked at her throat. Another orgasm shattered her world as he kept going and going. Pulling away, he closed her wound and raised himself up again, his eyes still flashing between shades of color.~

Caressed by Moonlight



Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.



Caressed by Night

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.


Caressed by a Crimson

Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.

To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.

Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Manday Hotties

It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! 
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sexy Fact Friday




 ~ Studies show that sex can boost your immune system.~

Want to join in on Sexy Fact Friday? Just add you link in the comments below. 
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Twitter Thursday

It's Twitter Thursday! Instead of just 1 line, I'll share a couple: )


 Caressed by the Edge of Darkness (Rulers of Darkness #5)

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~ Her teeth chattered. She licked her dry, cracked lips. “A-am I dying?”
Dying? No. She couldn’t die. Not when he’d just found her. He’d get her to a doctor. She’d be fine.
But what if she wasn’t? What if mortal medicine couldn’t help her? Would he give Jordan his blood?
The thought shook him, he was both repulsed and…aroused by the possibility, which only made him even more disgusted.
The vampire within him roared. Protect.
I will.
“I’ve got you,” he whispered~ 
  

Description:
 
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 every 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?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Alpha Dinner: Falcon from Caressed byShadows

Alpha Dinner is a guest post hosted by I Smell Sheep.

Falcon Kenwrec (Black Night) Guardian of the Vampire Nobility

Caressed by Shadows (Rulers of Darkness #4)




Recipe created by Amanda J. Greene
 


1 set of fierce silver eyes
Add a heavy dose of loyalty mixed with a heaping Tbs of honor
A warrior's build, complete with chiseled muscle and a stern jaw
Incorporate forbidden love and be sure to sprinkle in a lot of denied passion
Throw in raw sex appeal (there is no such thing as too much)
1 cup of irresistible charm


Taste Test

Sonya captured and held Falcon's gaze. She slowly ran her tongue over the tips of her fangs. His fingers gripped the arms of the chair, his knuckles turning white. God, he would give anything to exchange places with the mortal woman. He longed to feel Sonya's mouth at his throat, her fangs scoring his flesh as she drank deeply of him.



A low growl rumbled his chest when Sonya pressed her lips against Star's throat. Sonya's liquid gold gaze remained on him, burning him, taunting him, beckoning to him. He shuddered as Sonya flicked her tiny pink tongue over the mortal's pulse. Star's moan was drowned by Falcon's envious groan. Sonya flashed him a wicked smile then whispered his name, her breath brushing over the woman's sensitive skin.

Falcon's breath hitched. His heart froze mid beat. Sonya sank her fangs into the slender column of Star's throat. The woman cried out in pleasure, tossing her head back, surrendering to the ecstasy of the bite.
Description:

Black Knight, Falcon Kenwrec is powerful, relentless, and fiercely loyal, his only allegiance – to his king. But he is torn between duty and desire when the war between the vampire clans and the Red Order hunters escalates and the enemy captures the one woman he longs to claim as his own, Sonya Rebane, Queen of the Voidukas Clan. Falcon will risk everything to save her, even if it means forsaking his king.

After weeks of imprisonment, Sonya is stunned when the chivalrous knight that she has secretly loved from afar appears outside her cell. As they fight and struggle to elude their enemies, they must battle their overwhelming attraction for each other and their love that is forbidden.

As every perilous moment draws them closer together, every smoldering kiss drives them to the brink of a passionate destruction. Will they be able to resist temptation? Or will their love be their ruin?
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teaser Tuesday

Tease Tuesday is from Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2).

~ Dimitri came out from the covered patio, a white towel tossed over his naked shoulder. Crossing over to the teak lounge chairs, he dropped the towel and swung his arms wide. The muscles in his back rippled as he stretched.
Damn, he is built.
He reached up and tugged on the leather strip, releasing his golden hair.

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Caressed by Moonlight



Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive.



Caressed by Night

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.



Caressed by a Crimson



Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.

To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.

Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?

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