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Today is Connie Bence's birthday! She's the first heroine I created and stars in my paranormal erotic romances. Her voice came naturally to me and we became fast friends.
And both of us want to celebrate! So, grab a glass of champne.
We'll be serving dinner soon.
While we wait for the other guests Connie wants to share her favorite excerpt from The Angler series where she faces vampires and intrigue is thick in the air. This part takes place in a Budapest bath house. Connie has already crashed a vampire party, been chased through the dark streets of the old city by a crazed bloodsucker, and let down the team of slayers she works for. All she wants is to relax.
Excerpt from Bait:
Pembe stood next to me. She waved to the pool. “Go?”
I needed to express to this Hungarian speaking, assertive woman there was no freaking way she could get me into a pool full of vampires.
I pointed to the pool. “Too many people.”
She shook her head, not understanding.
I placed two of my fingers by my own teeth like make-shift fangs.
Her eyes widened before the room boomed with her laughter. She thumped me on the shoulder in good-natured way but nearly knocked me off my bare feet. Maybe she didn’t know. Then she either thought I tried to joke, or I needed to be placed in a crazy-house.
I glanced around looking for inspiration on how to explain what I wanted. My communication skills lay back in my suitcase, in the form of a Hungarian/English dictionary. We needed a translator. “Rurik?”
Pembe glanced at the pool then at me then raised an eyebrow.
“Rurik?” I repeated.
She shrugged and led me to a secluded sitting area.
I sat there alone in my canvas slip, disappointed in the turn of events. It never occurred to me there would be other vampires here. Rurik offered me protection but how did that work when he wasn’t around? Either way, I didn’t come to socialize. It would be in everyone’s interest if I just hunted down my clothes and escaped.
Pembe peaked around the corner and ordered, “Follow.”
She brought me further into the bathhouse and led me to a room with individual marble tubs. Hot, steaming water brimmed to their edges and a drain in the middle of the floor took care of the excess water if it should spill. Warm mist filled the air. We were alone.
This was what I wanted.
I smiled gratefully. “Koszonom.” Thank you.
She nodded and gestured for me to use the center tub. “Towel.” Then she left.
I hoped she meant to go get me one. All this wonderful, steam filled luxury caused my muscles to cramp in anticipation. I couldn't wait to dive in. The canvas slip pooled at my feet then I hurried to the hot water. I eased into the tub and experienced what a lobster must feel when sliding into a pot.
Once immersed in the tingling water I stared at the colored glass set into the ceiling until I entered a blissful trance.
The door opened behind me. Someone passed me to place towels on a table by the tubs. I turned to thank Pembe.
Rurik stood there instead with a stack of fluffy white towels folded nicely in his arms, wearing nothing but a smile. Strong, muscular arms set the towels down. A lean, long waist met the rise of his firm ass.
I shut my mouth before I caught flies and checked for drool.
He glanced a shy look over his shoulder but the shy was pretend. “May I join you?”
No need to guess why that's her favorite part of the book, huh? Someone's knocking on the door, just a minute...
Ah, the boys are here.
Let the party begin.
We're giving away the set of The Angler series to a lucky commenter this week. Don't forget to leave your e-mail so I can contact you.
Sent on a mission to lure Budapest’s vampire Overlord into a trap, Connie Bence is instead caught red-handed by the dark Casanova. Her employer has concrete proof of the dubious leader’s misdeeds but she is surprised when this ruthless killer, Rurik, offers her protection and rescues her from his own kind.
It plants seeds of doubt in her mind and she begins to question his guilt. Now she is thrown into his world where blackmail determines her every move and where she must betray those she cares about or let them die. The stakes are high. She either puts her trust in Rurik or leads him to his execution.
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Hunger burns in Connie Bences’ soul--she craves the blood of her vampire lover, Rurik, but it’s not satisfying her needs anymore. It’s driving her insane. Desperate to find help, Rurik brings her to Rio De Janeiro, where Tane rules the vampire nation.
The back-stabbing vampire almost killed her and Rurik when they’d first met, then used them to obtain his crown. She would rather stake him, but the small drop of Nosferatu blood he’d forced her to drink in Budapest is blooming into a bond, one which ties her life to his. One he won’t hesitate to manipulate.
He admits to binding her so Rurik would have to remain at his side, but their timing couldn’t be any worse. The betrayer finds himself betrayed. Tane’s rule is in upheaval and he’s forced to place his trust in two people who owe him no allegiance—her and Rurik. In the middle of a power struggle, Connie fights to keep her lover, but didn’t plan on Tane slipping into her heart.
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Hope you enjoyed the party and careful not end up like this clown.
Next stop on the Hop is Nicholas Denmon
In July I'll be throwing my own blog birthday party so keep an eye open for it because I think I'll be in a giving mood.