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Victoria Embers’ Redemption Shines at Amazon with Ten 5 Star Reviews

Redemption_2FinalI’d like to thank Randi Fang for letting me be on the Fanged Love and Vampire Confessions blog today because I have some exciting news!

Yesterday I realized that my recent novella, Redemption (My Vampire Lover #2) has gotten a lot of love on Amazon. It has 10 five star reviews and 4 four star reviews. I couldn’t believe it and I was never expecting Redemption to be so well received. Currently I’m working on Day of Reckoning (My Vampire Lover #3) so this is so great to see.

I listed a few reviews for you to read below. Thanks again everyone! ~victoria

A Few Reviews

“Hot hot hot! Leaving me turned on for more! Nothing like forbidden love and betrayal! Can’t wait for the next one!”

“I adored this novella and what a great continuation from #1. The strength of their love with their soulmate connection being so strong it allowed them to forgive and understand instantly the secrets both held from each other as they were revealed. Also the story as it unfolds is so fascinating it keeps me glued to the page …”

“I was gifted a signed copy of this book by the author. Caroline has been kidnapped and taken to the dark realm. Taken to be a play thing for Raphael they are struck by true love. Everyone knows love conquers all.”

“Got so caught up with Raphael and Caroline and, I was thrilled with who came back into Raphael’s life!!! Read it to see who it is :-)!! Loved Ms. Embers take on Vampires!”

Redemption Current Review TotalComplete Review List

You can see the complete list here.

Remember you can start Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) for Free at Amazon. I included an excerpt from both novellas below.

EXCERPT from Redemption (The following excerpt is for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY)
He smiled at me smugly and focused his attention on my hips.  I followed his gaze.  He wrapped both of his hands around mine as I held his cock against my naked belly.  He stroked my hands, and then opening up the palms of his large hands, he quietly encouraged me to assume the task.  When I took charge, he mumbled, “You’re stronger than you think.”
A fever of blushes covered my face.  “Oh my goodness, did I hurt you?”  I wanted to blush again, but his declaration, that he felt something quite literally when he had met me surfaced in my mind and sent me into oblivion.  True love.  I gazed up at him, marveling at the look of pleasure on his face.  True love.
He moaned and rocked his hips gently into my hands.
I rubbed the head of his cock with my thumb, feeling a sweet stickiness at the tip.
Raphael moved his hand between my thighs and rubbed my clit, his fingers pumping inside me a few times.
My hips met his movements and I groaned, feeling the warmth of his manhood slide between my legs.
“I don’t want to control these feelings I have for you.”  He gathered me up in his arms.  “I don’t know where they came from.  Maybe it was the wolf chant that did it.  I don’t know for sure, but I know I feel this.”
A slight smile crossed his lips.  He embraced me tightly and then picked me up in his arms.
I placed my hand over his heart.  “True love,” I whispered as the words expelled out of my mouth in the form of a few short breaths.  Could it be?
“This can’t be wrong, Caroline.  I don’t want to deny the possibility of the love we can have.  Say you agree?”
“I think I already love you, Raphael.  I’ve never known anyone like you.  You’re a glorious, magnificent vampire.”
When I felt his easing himself into me, my body melted.  “Oh my god, yes,” I cried out.  “Yes!  Yes!” Wanting to increase our pace, I started to ride him with a newborn intensity.  The warmth of his blood raced through my veins.  “I’m yours,” I cried out.  “I’m yours!”
“Shh,” he said.  “Don’t listen to my blood.  I don’t want you to be my servant or blood source.  Equal.” With his muscular arms, he brought me up and down a time or two, shifting the rhythm of lovemaking to a slower urgency.  “I want us to be equals.  I want to cherish this moment forever.  I want to look in your eyes as I’m inside you and know if we are never to be together again we had this one moment, out here in this wasteland.”
“By this rock,” I purred, letting him assume control.
“Not too fast, my sweet.  Savor this feeling.”
I smiled down into his striking, pale blue eyes, watching how they glowed in the low light.  His dark eyelashes fluttered now and again, but he refused to take his eyes off of me as we made love in such a desolate place.  I grew hotter by the minute witnessing the desire in his stare.  I studied him.  There was an inherent strength in his features, almost a haughtiness I could visualize him giving to others he disliked. For me, in that moment, that strength was etched across his face with a look of devotion and confidence I had never seen before.  The turquoise blue in his eyes brought out a growing passion I could see that was all for me.  This could be my destiny, being with this man forever.  If I was as bold as I had just been taking him in my hands, a future with this vampire could be in my grasp.  But it meant sacrificing everything. Just for him.
When I felt myself about to climax, my head fell backwards and I gave myself up to him completely.  I let him lead the way and delighted in the ecstasy of his deliberately slow pace.  Waves of warmth rushed through my body as I neared orgasm.  I’ll remember this moment forever.
“Slowly, my sweet.  Slowly.”
I screamed the first time I came.  His hands rhythmically worked my hips up and down on his cock, refusing to stop.  He increased the speed of his movements ever so slightly.  I was helpless to stop his lovely hastened pace.  My heart raced rapidly and I wanted to slam my body into his, feverishly, insanely, erotically like I was in control of him, like he was there to please me and only me.
“Shhh,” he said.  He gathered me close against his chest.  “That’s the blood talking.  Don’t listen to that. It’ll pass.  Focus on this.”  He pulled me upwards and let me slide down again on his massive manhood. “Come for me again, Caroline.”
Click on the image to read Conquest for free.

Click on the image to read Conquest for free.

EXCERPT from Conquest (This excerpt is also for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY)

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. Our eyes locked.

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.

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 fucking me fiercely, refusing to stop.

I stared at the streams of blood rolling down his chest as I rode him. 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,” my vampire lover whispered into the night. “Drink of me. I’ll make you queen when Father dies and we’ll rule this kingdom together despite them.”

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 his, feeling his magnificent cock serge 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 me.

He lifted me slightly off the bed and he 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 shuddered and came inside me. I will be his.

 

Friday Freebie: Free ebook, Giveaway, & Confession by Ally Thomas

Ally Thomas, an Amazon Bestseller author in Fantasy and writer of the paranormal fantasy series, the Vampire from Hell sent me a text the other day and said she was coming out. I stopped for a moment because Ally is straight and married. I texted her back and asked her what she meant exactly. “About the pen name stuff,” she replied.

Many of Ally’s fans have been wondering why Ally stopped writing on her popular series, the Vampire from Hell last summer. After she released “A Vampire on Vacation (The Vampire from Hell – Part 3)”, Ally seemed to take an extended vacation herself. Oddly enough she has been busy writing in between everything else, but not on what we’d expect her to be writing. Continue the interview below.

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Friday Freebie

Today’s Friday Freebie is celebrating Ally Thomas, author of the Vampire from Hell series venture into vampire romance. *Gulp* Yup, you heard me right. We have an excerpt below. You can access the free sample here. It contains the first two chapters of Virgin Moon.

EXPLICIT WARNING: Stories under Ally’s new pen name, Eva J. Thomas are FOR ADULTS ONLY.

I’d like to thank Ally for being on our blog today. It’s been a very informative interview. Best of luck, Ally in whatever genre and under whatever name you plan to continue writing in.

Giveaway

Ally will be giving away 5 ebooks of Virgin Moon on Amazon today. To enter, post a comment to this original article at Fanged Love and Vampire Confessions. Ally will randomly pick 5 winners and notify each. Please include your email address in the post to be considered. Thank you! ~Randi

Interview with Ally Thomas

Randi: I’ve gotta ask you straight up. What happened? You pushed the deadline for Part 4 of the Vampire from Hell series several times last year. People now wonder if you are coming back with anymore in the series. Are you?

Ally: I am coming back with the series. My heroine, Rayea is my favorite subject, hands down. I know it’s upsetting to my fans that I have taken so long to get the next installment out.  And I apologize for making them wait, but it’ll be worth it. I can tell now it’s going to be a much better installment than the one I accidentally deleted in October 2012. I’ve got my confidence back writing as Rayea.

Randi: Excuse me, did you say deleted?!

Ally: Yes. I probably shouldn’t admit this. I really nose-dived into self doubt or writer’s block last year. Deleting a book certainly didn’t help. I always thought that writer’s block was a lame excuse for a writer to use until I experienced it first hand. I’m not sure what happened after Part 3 was released last July. Maybe I burned myself out.  Getting laid off at Christmas only added more to my situation. I’m happy to say I’m writing again and that’s all that matters. I’m working on Part 4, but I’d be lying to you if I said I’ve been working on it all this time.

Randi: So you haven’t then?

Ally: I’ve been exploring new ideas and contemplating writing under pseudonyms.  While Rayea’s stories are my first love, I realized late last year that I had hit a brick wall with my writing. I needed a break and wanted a new challenge. When I accidentally deleted the old version of Part 4, I flipped out. Later I realized it was a sign. I needed to re-evaluate things. I started playing around with the idea of a paranormal romance after Christmas.

Randi: Okay, so what did you do? You’re being very vague still, Ally. Come on. Spill it!

Ally: I have several author friends who write exclusively in paranormal romance and erotica. I create covers for them and format their paperbacks so I got curious after skimming sections of their books. I wanted to see if I too could write something ‘romancy’ as I put it. My focus has been fantasy and sci-fi and that’s what I wanted to write with the Vampire from Hell series. Romance, even erotic romance is so different. My strengths are dialogue while writing description is a challenge for me. I had to write lots of description in romance so I read some ‘How To’ books and got to work. I’m not sure I’m any good at it yet, but I’m exploring. I like how different it is and I love to hear from readers. Finding out what they like about your romance ebook is very informative. Reader feedback has always been fun! I think I needed the distraction of challenging myself to write something  out of my comfort zone in order to find my way back to the Vampire from Hell series.

Randi: I thought you wrote Young Adult. You don’t consider the Vampire from Hell a YA series?

Ally: No, I don’t consider the Vampire from Hell series YA. I don’t market any of my books in that series as YA. Rayea curses a lot and talks about all of her boyfriends she has sex with. She may not go into details, but someday she might. Rayea has a complicated sex life, remember? I think of it as paranormal fantasy, not Young Adult.

Randi: So how did you approach this idea of writing a paranormal romance?

Ally: Being a movie buff, I watched a lot of romantic movies. I talked with a few romance author friends of mine a lot, so much so I probably annoyed them. Finally I figured out a story I liked, the language I wanted to use, and went with it. I did a test run (releasing a story in February) that seemed to go over nicely and now I’m back at it with another installment of the story for a release later this summer.

Randi: A test run? What do you mean?

Ally: I released the first novella under an unknown pen name., not related to my name.

Randi: Okay, I’m lost. Not Eva Thomas?

Ally: Under a different pseudonym. Different person, social networking sites, blog, website, everything. No, not Eva J. Thomas.

Randi: You are seriously sneaky. Two pen names instead of one. Wow, you have been a busy girl. What’s this other pen name?

Ally: Some people know, but I’m not telling publicly just yet. Some of my friends and street team members know. I’m only sharing the Eva J. Thomas pen name today because several of my author friends thought my story had been stolen. And they guessed the Virgin Moon cover was one I’d do. That was the sinker. I realized I needed to tell everyone what I had been up to since last summer.

Randi: So let me get this straight. You released the same story under two pen names? Eva and this secretive one?

Ally: Something like that. Two stories by two pen names. Everything is copyrighted under my name. The stories start off similar, but end up going in other directions. I played around with the plot and the sex scenes in Eva’s version are way hotter in my opinion. I will have to say that if you have read the other story (written under the unknown pen name) and you read Eva’s Virgin Moon you will see some similarity. I’ve been practicing and working up the nerve to write more explicit. That was a tough hurdle for me to jump creatively let’s say. Writing in the Romance genre has been a lot of fun and I think it’s improved my writing too. I’m more patient with description now. At least I hope I am.

Randi: Okay so we should ask our readers then if you are a reader of Ally Thomas and know this other pen name she writes under, please don’t share it online.

Ally: Yes, please. Ask them not to share it. The Eva one I’m attaching my name to so people will see that both of us are collaborating on some books. I’m sure I’ll talk about the other pen name at some point. Right now, I’m asking those who know to not share that info.

Randi: So what genre do you like writing in most then? Fantasy or Romance? Or Erotica?

Ally: That’s a great question because I’ve been wondering that myself. Possibly Fantasy and Horror are my favorite genres, but I think I’m going to say that I love the variety of writing in several genres and having the courage to do it. As an Indie Author, I can decide what I want to do and how to market my books. Somewhere along the way I lost my confidence as an author. I don’t mean I forgot how to write, but I struggled to write what I wanted to write. I thought I should write what others wanted me to do. It dawned on me a few days ago when I managed to sneak in writing on the upcoming Part 4 of the Vampire from Hell series in between a training delivery for a client just how much I love the first series I ever wrote. Looking back, it brings so many memories to mind when I published that first short story called “The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) – The Beginning” January 2011. Seven thousand words. It was an absolutely insane idea to release such a short book. Had I put that story in romance, they would have killed me over the short length and I would have crumbled under any negative reviews. But I have never regretted that move. It’s been free all this time and it’s the best move I ever made. I know that now. As an Indie Author, I can explore new avenues and ways to write every day. Also I’ve been fascinated to see that the ebook market is changing. New Indie Authors are publishing stories, novels, novellas every day defining the length. To some, 100,000 words is a novel. To another, 30,000 words is a novella. If readers are open to the experience, they get to enjoy that author’s contribution. Amazon even has this new thing called Kindle Serials where authors publish an ongoing serialization of a story idea.

Randi: Is that where the serial romance idea came from then? Your first Eva story is an ‘episode’.

Ally: Possibly. I liked the idea of a romance in episodes. As you know, I write parts of the Vampire from Hell series. Installments. I can’t write long works. Beginning/Middle/End. The traditional way. That is another confession or realization I made over these long months. I’d love to be able to sit down and write 100,000 word novel. Maybe some day I will. For now my length is anywhere from 25,000 to 55,000 words per ebook. I’ve been wrestling with trying to fit in more as an author, trying to do approaches that work for others. But it’s not me. I’m not going to write massively long books and I need to own up to that, privately and officially. I want to find that courage I had in late 2011 and approach my writing (whether it is as Ally Thomas or some other name) and than means me standing up to some personal demons I’ve been fighting with. I never realized how much it would take daily to promote myself as an author when I first started out. Now I know and I have to be ready for it so it doesn’t consume me again. I’ve gotta approach writing the way I want to or I won’t last at it.

Randi: That makes sense. It sounds like you have been figuring out a lot of things so are you ready to tell us more about Virgin Moon?

Ally: Absolutely and I included an excerpt too.

About Virgin Moon

Let’s learn what “Virgin Moon” is about…

Vincent, the rebel vampire son of the dark lord Alichino, receives Emily, a virgin werewolf as a playmate. He wants no part of his father’s latest toy until he looks into the virgin’s eyes and feels his heart respond. Vincent realizes he must escape with the werewolf beauty who has awakened his heart before she’s found or dies at the hands of his evil father. (Word count 28,500)

Virgin Moon is the first episode in an erotic werewolf/vampire romance by Ally Thomas, author of the paranormal fantasy series, the Vampire from Hell series. As a sideline writing project, Ally Thomas decided in 2013 to write a paranormal erotica novella series under the pen name Eva J. Thomas in between her other paranormal series. More episodes will follow.

Randi: I like Vincent. He sounds very delicious. Tall, dark, and handsome with blue eyes.

Ally: Lol! I suppose so. I had to write my vampire hero, the man Emily falls in love with as a dark and mysterious vampire with a compassionate heart.

Randi: What was it like writing in a werewolf heroine?

Ally: I enjoyed it actually. I know that’s hard to imagine since we are vampire fans, but I’m starting to embrace the ‘fur’ *wink* and I had fun with Emily’s character and the transformation ideas. I’m excited to see where it takes me for this story.

Excerpt from “Virgin Moon” (A Werewolf/Vampire Serial Romance, Episode #1) – ADULT CONTENT WARNING
“Are you a virgin?” Vincent ran his hands through his shortly cropped wavy black hair and scratched his scruffy beard, obviously waiting for me to respond in some fashion. I noticed he stared for a few moments at my opened thighs. His shirt was the only clothing I had on. Finally he crisscrossed his hands behind his head and simply watched me.
I wanted to lie and say that I wasn’t a virgin, but drinking in his handsome presence, I couldn’t deny him the truth. I wouldn’t be able to deny him anything I realized. My inner core surged with hot desire for him. I swallowed down my fears. “Yes,” I finally said. “But I’m experienced.” With that utterance, I hoped Vincent would understand what I meant.

He laughed, low and seductive. A smile swept across his face and his eyes brightened. Slowly he raised an eyebrow at me. “Indeed?” he whispered. “You find me attractive, don’t you?”

“Yes,” I replied feeling a bulge in his pants meet the curve of my buttocks as I rested upon him.

Vincent gently ran his fingers across the side of my face. He had amazing blue eyes, angular features, a perfectly shaped nose and square jaw. He was breathtaking.
When he touched me, I froze, unable to resist his sexual magnetism as he stared up at me. His eyes surely held the secrets to worlds beyond my comprehension. No one told me vampires would be so tempting. It was more than I could handle. Or was it? I pushed the naughty thought to the back of my mind.

“I promise to be gentle. I only want a taste. Will you allow me that, Emily?”

My heart again shattered when he said my name. I moaned as his large hands found my neck. He tugged lightly on my hair as he plunged his hands into the cascades of my long curly blond hair. My neck extended upwards and I was forced to look away from him. I was held captive in his embrace. His hands held me powerless as he gripped the back of my neck and the small of my back. The safety of the shirt I wore failed me and the front of my body was clearly exposed to this man, this vampire. My face reddened with shame and I forced my eyes open, looking upward. The lighted design of the warrior with his wolf returned my gaze. It was the most beautiful artwork I had ever seen. An offering of harmony between the two supernatural beings. Was such a thing possible? Instantly I felt my body relax under the vampire’s touch.

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About the Author

Ally Thomas loves writing paranormal books that showcase vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any furry monsters who go bump in the night. She enjoys imagining new origins for these traditional creatures and seeing where it’ll take her.

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 the paranormal fantasy series, the Vampire from Hell as well as exploring her passion for vampire erotica under a new pen name. Learn more at http://www.allythomas.com or contact the author for details. She prides herself on being an author who stays in touch with her fans and will email you back.

Ally’s blog – http://allythomas.wordpress.com
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Twitter – http://twitter.com/alleyalex
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Free ebook – Desire (Erotic Vampire Confessions #1) by Randi Fang

Desire is FREE on B&N! Cover design by Ally Thomas

Desire is FREE on B&N! Cover design by Ally Thomas

My ebook, Desire is now FREE on Smashwords and Amazon. I thought today I’d share an excerpt with you and give you the download links. Have a great day, everyone! ~randi

About Desire

Desire (Erotic Vampire Confessions #1) begins as she explores this subject with her first vampire to interview, a fan of the fang whom Randi calls simply Rose. “Desire” is 8,100 words.

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EXCERPT from Desire:

My first interview is with a vampire we will call ‘Rose.’  I’m not going to ‘out’ her and tell you who she is.  You may have read her blog because, like me, she is online a lot and she loves to write or blog I guess.  If you haven’t read my blog, I can tell you her father was demon, one of the seven Princes of Hell actually and he turned her.  Soon after their relationship ended badly.  Probably because she ripped his heart out.  Literally.  We vampires tend to have an issue with anger management.

She doesn’t have a loving relationship with her family.  Even before killing her father, she was the outcast.  Her friends, human and vampire alike, have become the people she cares about.  Her real family.  Our first interview is below.

Interview Begins

Interview by Randi Fang with ‘Rose,’ blogger, vampire, lover of mankind.  Recorded September 15, 2011 at a café in Union Square, San Francisco, CA.

Me:  Hi Rose, thanks so much for joining me for this interview.  I really appreciate your being available.  You’re very kind to open up your busy schedule for me.

Rose arched an eyebrow at me and did that infamous clicking noise with her teeth.

Rose: What are you talking about?  I see you all the time.  Why are you acting like we don’t know each other?

Me:  I’m an idiot.  I’m sorry.  Have you thought about what I asked you to do?

Rose:  Coming up with a few confessions I can share with your readers?

Me:  Yes.

Rose:  I have actually.  I have one to tell you about really.  A juicy one.  I hope this is what you are looking for.  It’s not too freaky.  You said to not start with anything freaky, right?

Me:  That’s right.  That sounds great!  But just one?  I thought you’d have more than that.

Politely I smile at Rose as I notice her green eyes sparkle brilliantly in the low light setting of the cafe.  I arrived early and found a table for us in the back away from the holiday crowds.

Rose nodded and dipped her finger in the cup of green tea sitting before her.  I motioned to a waiter and pointed at my empty cup of soda.

Rose: I wasn’t sure what I wanted to tell you at first, so I thought one would work for now.  I can give you more later.  You know?  So what are we supposed to do here?

Me:  You talk and I’ll record.  I may ask you a question or two here or there, but I don’t want to interrupt you to break the flow of the story.  Okay?

Rose’s green eyes grew lazy as she studied me.  Hastily she dried off her index finger and reached for her iPhone when a text message came in.

Rose:  Just a second.

She pushed up the sleeves of her long black fitted knit top.  I noticed the skull image on the front of the shirt looked oddly out of proportion.  Rose is a very attractive lady, even though she doesn’t spend a lot of time on fixing herself up.  It’s a natural sort of beauty, high cheekbones, full lips, a little button nose, long shiny black hair, and a toned physique held in a slender frame for her 5’ 9” height.  I surmised to look away before I become more envious.  If she was bi-curious at all, I’d invite her to some of my events, but I knew better than to bring it up.  Rose loved the cock.  Period.

I glanced up at Rose as she held a hand in front of me, staring at her phone as her thumb blurs in motion.  I flipped through my notebook hoping to pretend I was looking at my questions instead of her beauty.

The waiter brought me a fresh soda and I noticed Rose’s attention shifted to the table.

Rose: How can you drink that stuff?  It looks nasty and it hisses.

Me: How can you drink blood tea?

I pointed to the greenish yellow liquid in her cup.

Me:  My beverage looks weirder than that?

She rolled her eyes at me, a gesture I have seen on more than one occasion.  Briefly she nodded and ignored me as she resumed playing with her phone.  I waited for her to respond to a few more text messages and emails.  Then I took my life in my own hands.  The legends about Rose being a vampire who had tasted angel and god blood intrigued me.  I knew she was far more powerful than I’d ever hope to be, but as our interviews began I had to test the boundaries I had with her.

Me:  You’re going to have to turn that off.  I need your full attention.

I raised a knowing eyebrow at her and let a devilish grin cross my face.

Me:  Please.

She shook a finger at me and I bit my lip briefly when I witness the length of her long nail.  It reminded me of a hawk’s talon.  My fangs are not nearly as long or impressive, but I pressed my luck a little further.

Rose:  Nice try.  I’ll mute it.  That’s the best I can do.  If I miss one task from my superiors, there will be Hell to pay.  You get me?

Me:  Fair enough.  I thought it was worth a try.

I smiled at her without letting my eyes engage hers and realized that this interview was going to be a tough one with distractions.   Getting the first story would have to be enough for now.  Rose was a very complicated vampire, one who thought she was out to save the world, a mission I would never want to assume.

She sensed my concern immediately and patted me on the hand, knowing I’ll like it.

Rose:  Pussycat, I wrote everything down.  You can sit there and sip your fizzy drink and just listen.  How’s that?

Me:  Perfect.

I relaxed, putting the heels of my black leather books on the rung of the chair next to her, and pushed the Record button on my device.

Rose:  I hope it’s okay.  I decided to change the players’ names.  So I wouldn’t be discovered.  Is that fine?

I nodded ‘yes,’ and then raised the cold soda to my lips.  Rose was the James Bond of all vampires.  I knew better than to disagree with her on even the slightest issue.

Rose:  After our talk the other day about what makes us, vampires tick, I think I have to agree with you.  It’s blood and sex.  Either is on my mind every minute of the day unless someone is trying to kill me or harm a friend of mine.  So that’s what this first story is about.  Does that work for you?

Again I nodded approvingly.

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Special note: Ally Thomas did my cover. Learn more about Cover Designs by Ally Thomas.

Friday Freebie – Comanche Haven by Catherine Wolffe

Friday Freebie

Comanche Haven Sample by Catherine Wolffe

Comanche Haven Sample by Catherine Wolffe (Cover Design by Ally Thomas)

We’re starting a new segment at Fanged Press called “Friday Freebie” and it’s where we promote the Free ebook of an Indie Author.

A free sample of Comanche Haven by Catherine Wolffe is now live on Amazon. It contains the first 3 chapters of the full version which is the first book in the Loflin Legacy series.

Here’s a snippet from Comanche Haven.

“Lying very still, Seth tried to quiet his mind. The stars, the same ones they’d laid under so long ago gleamed like jewels in the ink black sky. Seth couldn’t help but brood. He could still remember their first kiss so long ago, and how Celia had raised her beautiful chin, gazing at him with such trust and innocence. Her face was in his hands before he’d realized it. Gently, he brushed his thumb across her lips. Lowering his head, he hesitated just a moment and then his lips took hers. They were so soft. She felt warm and pliant in his arms. He could feel the yielding of her young body, and the rush of blood to his loins. It was his intention to kiss her but the desire, which washed over him, was staggering. He felt as if he were drowning. She sighed, and he covered her mouth with his once more and breathed her in.”

About Comanche Haven

From the moment Celia, the emerald-eyed, Comanche half-breed, gets off the stage in Tyler, Texas, Seth Loflin realizes he is on a collision course with the past. She was his first love and now the Shooter Creek’s ranch boss can’t allow her to succumb to the danger that stalks her. Someone wants to kidnap her and sell her as a slave, but now that she’s in his protective arms, he intends to keep her safe. Celia can’t run back to the safety of her former life in South Carolina. And if she stays at Shooter Creek with Seth, she’ll be putting the man she has always loved and his ranch in danger of harboring a Comanche. But Seth refuses to leave her side, and his vow to protect her gives Celia the hope and courage she needs. Now she’ll fight for her new life with Seth…or die trying.

About Catherine Wolffe

Catherine Wolffe  is the author of the Western Werewolf Legend. Combining romance in the old west with paranormal elements, she weaves stories of love and adventure for her readers to enjoy. Her heroines have dreams to follow and her her heroes always have hearts of gold. Contact CatherineFacebook | Twitter | Catherine’s Amazon Page | Blog

Steamy Level: MODERATE

Genre: WESTERN ROMANCE

Please note this ebook is not paranormal related. It’s a western romance.

Cover Design by Ally ThomasLearn More.

Catherine Wolffe Releases ‘Waking Up Dead’

Waking Up DeadFellow werewolf fan, Catherine Wolffe is on our blog today. I’d like to thank her for taking the time to stop by  to introduce her new book in The Western Werewolf Legend Series.  We sat down and she was gracious enough to give us a sneak peek into the book and answer a few questions. And yes, if you’re a Jimmy Thomas fan, that’s him on the cover 😀 Yummy!

Start the Western Werewolf Legend for Free

But first, I’d like to let you guys know that you can start Catherine’s series for Free at Smashwords. She has the first few chapters of Book 1 included. Click here to download from Smashwords. Click here to download from Amazon.

Also I’d like to thank Catherine for being on my blog and for letting ME select the excerpt for this article. She’s a talented and confident writer and I just love this series! I’m starting Book 2 this week and it’s just as good as Book 1. We thought it would be a fun idea to change things up a bit. I hope you like the excerpt from Chapter 1 of Waking Up Dead.

Your upcoming book is part of The Western Werewolf Legend series.  Can you tell us about Waking up Dead?

I’d love to, Victoria.  Waking up Dead is the second book in the Western Werewolf Legend.  The setting is 1864 and the civil war is dragging on.  Sonja Brooks, a Pennsylvania widow has fallen in love with Tyler Loflin, a Rebel soldier.  She embraces her wolf while he does his best to protect her from the vampires searching for her.  With a sharp-tongued witch and a werewolf god as mentors, Sonja and Ty set out to right injustices and save the innocent.

My main characters, Sonja Brooks and Tyler Loflin struggle with the ‘gift’ and the danger that faces them as werewolves with special powers.  Sonja’s blood is coveted by vampires because it allows them to walk in the daylight.  She’s shared her blood with Tyler in order to heal wounds he sustained in battle and so his blood is sought after as well.

How did you come up with the title?

The danger these two new werewolves face could mean their end at any time.  Then with a story twist, you find out the title has more teeth than at first assumed.

Will there be a third book in the series?

Yes, I have a third book planned.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers? 

I appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy Waking up Dead.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Do you have a favorite chapter or passage you’d like to share?

I have several scenes that I enjoyed writing, however, here’s one I think we can all relate to, even if we’re not werewolves in love.

Excerpts from Waking Up Dead:

Read a Bonus Excerpt from Chapter 1 – The Yankees on Victoria Embers’ blog.

The following excerpt is from Chapter 3 – For the Sake of Brothers in Arms

Suddenly, an almost discernible ripple in the water had Sonja’s eyes opening and a soft gasp leaving her lips.  Ty’s hands surrounded her waist in the water, pulling her close.  He stood beside her naked and aroused against her back and buttocks.  The delirious sensation of desire warmed her as he made sure their bodies came together making her aware of him all along her length.  His pride swelled with their combined heat and she moaned aloud with pleasure.  “You certainly know how to make an entrance, Lieutenant.”

She turned to him as he grinned that wolfish grin of his, which had every nerve in her body going on high alert.  Her attraction to this man could not be denied, nor could she deny how much she cared for him and wanted desperately to protect him.  Even if his male ego wouldn’t recognize her efforts.  After making love at night, Sonja would lie awake as her exhausted brain tried desperately to devise a way to keep him safe.  He may have feelings for her, but this mess wasn’t of his making.  He didn’t deserve to endure the hardships dumped upon him.

Ty lowered his head and captured her lips bringing her attentions back to focus on the man.

“My woman is thinking again, I see.”  He nipped her bottom lip before switching his attentions to her earlobe followed by the tender skin along her neck.

“Of late, I think a lot.  Still, I can’t find the answers.”  She dropped her head back as his tongue lingered near her collarbone.  His teeth found the taste of her enticing.  Before she could object, he’d taken her mouth again in a kiss more forceful than the first.  Scorching her with its intensity, branding her with its fire, the kiss drove Sonja to do no more than stand, unable to move in the sizzling heat of his embrace.

“You needn’t worry about answers.  They will come.”  Ty’s breath, warm and moist on her skin shoved rational thoughts to the back of the line as he traced the swell of one wet breast to the taut peak.  The sensation of his mouth on her flesh, nursing her nipple tugged at her coherency.  Soon the pull on her womb from his attentions brought a creamy warmth to pool between her legs.  Lax with desire, Sonja held on with everything she had left.  “Have you finished your bath, my lady?”

The question seemed rhetorical to Sonja.  “If I wasn’t, would it matter?” she chided.  Wanting to prick his conscience, she ran a slim, damp finger along the bridge of his perfectly straight Choctaw nose.  “You sir aren’t behaving like a gentleman.  What’s a poor defenseless girl to do?”

“Well, since you ask, I can think of a thing or two she could do.”  Without another word, he scooped her up and sloshed out of the water.  Sonja considered he would deposit her on the bank and allow her to get dressed.

She was wrong.  Instead, Ty carried her further from the water’s edge before gently laying her back on a blanket she hadn’t realized was there.  Under the cover of a great old oak tree, he stretched out beside her and used his shirt to dry her limbs before throwing the voluminous dress she had taken off over them both as protection from anyone who should happen upon them.

Her body hummed with anticipation as he ran his long, lean hand slowly down her slight curves to the crisp hair of her mound.  Unable to take her eyes off his profile, Sonja’s breath caught in a surge of yearning so abrupt and intense it felt like pain.

“Ah, my woman wants me, I wager.  You’ve missed me while I was gone?”  His voice had gone low with desire.  Slipping two fingers inside the heat of her need, Ty stroked steadily.

Sonja could have floated on such a whisper-thin cloud of sensation forever.  No one had ever made her feel like this man did.  Certainly not her first husband, Robert, rest his dead soul.  Sex had been merely a means to an end with him, nothing to compare to this dissent into paradise with Ty.

“Tell me, Sonja, did you miss me?  I want to hear the words.”  The thinly veiled passion in his eyes stirred her longing to new heights as he worked a third finger inside her.  Sonja felt her muscles tighten as desire warmed her to the core.

“Yes, I missed you so much.”  Reaching up, she sank her hand into his long dark hair, which was still damp from the stream.  “Please, Ty.  I want you inside me.”

“Soon, Sonja, soon.  But first, I want to taste you.  I want to capture your need and drink you in like wine.”  His mouth grazed her nipple as his fingers continued their onslaught.

Sonja arched with the contact of his mouth on her breast.  The tug of his mouth sent her spiraling down into a world where only need and desire reigned supreme.  Any other thoughts vanished into oblivion.

Grazing his jaw against her stomach as he traveled lower, he growled low in his throat.  “Um, this is what a man wants to come home to.”

Books by Catherine Wolffe

Amazon

Waking up Dead http://tinyurl.com/blnxt3o

The Lady in the Mist  http://tinyurl.com/bbm7ggk

The Lady in the Mist – Sample http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KFPB7Y

Comanche Haven  http://tinyurl.com/asbadal

Comanche Haven – Sample  http://tinyurl.com/bps6rtp

A Dance in Time  http://tinyurl.com/c24lup9

Smashwords

The Lady in the Mist https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/241898

The Lady in the Mist – Sample https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/181516

Comanche Haven https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/110948

Comanche Haven – Sample https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/297802

Barnes & Noble

The Lady in the Mist  http://tinyurl.com/cvhcxb4

The Lady in the Mist – Sample  http://tinyurl.com/bnyw4ks

Comanche Haven – http://tinyurl.com/bqngg5m

Catherine Wolffe’s Links:

Blog  www.catherinewolffe.wordpress.com

Amazon Author page  http://tinyurl.com/c4vmtwl

Facebook Fan page https://www.facebook.com/AwardWinningAuthorCatherineWolffe

Twitter  http://twitter.com/catherinewolffe/

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6438562.Catherine_Wolffe

Google +  catherinewolffe@google+.com

Pinterest  http://pinterest.com/catherinewolffe/

Freado  http://www.freado.com/users/34241/Catherine-Wolffe

Barnes & Noble Author page http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/catherine-wolffe?store=book&keyword=catherine+wolffe

Author Victoria Embers Releases ‘Redemption’ (Read Excerpt)

Redemption on AmazonI asked Victoria Embers, a writing friend of mine and contributor to this site, to send over an excerpt of her latest book, Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part #2) so I could share it with you today. It’s steamy, hot, and I know you guys will love it.

Read Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1) for free on Amazon. Victoria included the first two chapters of Redemption in the Free download as well. Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1)

About 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.

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 of her own and wonders if 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. Amazon Buy Link for Redemption.

EXCERPT from Redemption (The following excerpt is for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY)

He smiled at me smugly and focused his attention on my hips. I followed his gaze. He wrapped both of his hands around mine as I held his cock against my naked belly. He stroked my hands, and then opening up the palms of his large hands, he quietly encouraged me to assume the task. When I took charge, he mumbled, “You’re stronger than you think.”

A fever of blushes covered my face. “Oh my goodness, did I hurt you?” I wanted to blush again, but his declaration, that he felt something quite literally when he had met me surfaced in my mind and sent me into oblivion. True love. I gazed up at him, marveling at the look of pleasure on his face. True love.

He moaned and rocked his hips gently into my hands.

I rubbed the head of his cock with my thumb, feeling a sweet stickiness at the tip.

Raphael moved his hand between my thighs and rubbed my clit, his fingers pumping inside me a few times.

My hips met his movements and I groaned, feeling the warmth of his manhood slide between my legs.

“I don’t want to control these feelings I have for you.” He gathered me up in his arms. “I don’t know where they came from. Maybe it was the wolf chant that did it. I don’t know for sure, but I know I feel this.”

A slight smile crossed his lips. He embraced me tightly and then picked me up in his arms.

I placed my hand over his heart. “True love,” I whispered as the words expelled out of my mouth in the form of a few short breaths. Could it be?

“This can’t be wrong, Caroline. I don’t want to deny the possibility of the love we can have. Say you agree?”

“I think I already love you, Raphael. I’ve never known anyone like you. You’re a glorious, magnificent vampire.”

When I felt his easing himself into me, my body melted. “Oh my god, yes,” I cried out. “Yes! Yes!” Wanting to increase our pace, I started to ride him with a newborn intensity. The warmth of his blood raced through my veins. “I’m yours,” I cried out. “I’m yours!”

“Shh,” he said. “Don’t listen to my blood. I don’t want you to be my servant or blood source. Equal.” With his muscular arms, he brought me up and down a time or two, shifting the rhythm of lovemaking to a slower urgency. “I want us to be equals. I want to cherish this moment forever. I want to look in your eyes as I’m inside you and know if we are never to be together again we had this one moment, out here in this wasteland.”

About the Author

Victoria EmbersVictoria Embers splits her time between being a stay-at-home mom and reading vampire fiction. She believes good romance should make you purr while good erotic fiction should make you scream, but in a good way of course. She’s currently writing an erotic short stories series called My Vampire Lover with a blend of paranormal romance and erotica featuring, you guessed it, vampires and werewolves. Start reading Victoria’s series for Free. Click here to learn more.

Contact VictoriaFacebook | Twitter | Victoria’s Blog | My Vampire Lover series by Victoria Embers on Facebook | Victoria’s Amazon Page