Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Allure of the Vampire

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By Cari Quinn
What is it about vampires that makes them so sexy? Is it the whole immortal thing? The fact that they bite to sustain their existence, an act that is admittedly sexual? Or is it just that they can often look so human while clearly being other?
For me it’s all the above. I went through many years of refusing to read vampire fiction. Then, all of a sudden, I read a Lynsay Sands vampire novel and suddenly I couldn’t get enough of them! For a year or two after that, I read vampire romance exclusively.
Yesterday saw the release of my very first paranormal romance release, LOVE BITES. It’s available at Decadent’s site as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble & All Romance Ebooks. To give you a taste of *my* sexy, humorous vampires, I’m sharing a scene below.
And—it gets better! Want a chance to be entered to win an ebook copy of my first Decadent Publishing romance, VIRGIN TERRITORY? Just leave a comment with your email address answering this question: when it comes to paranormal creatures, do you prefer yours with fur or fangs?


Vampire Kellan Barstow is tired of watching his best friend Lucas Phillips pine after his one true mate. Though he’s jealous that Lucas found his before he found his own, he wants him to be happy and hopes to spur him on to make a move toward his chosen human, librarian Emily Yost. But Kellan’s sick of Lucas's moping and decides one thing will convince Luke he needs to act.

Sleeping with another woman.

Except when Kellan and Lucas sleep with Sydney, a woman Kellan has flirted with for weeks, things quickly spiral out of control. Because Sydney may be more than merely a woman, and Kellan’s feelings for her soon go way beyond desire. Before long, Kellan and Sydney and Emily and Lucas are caught in a dangerous web of lust and love. And this love may do more than bite—it might end them all.

Genre: Paranormal, erotic romance, vampires, ménage

Heat level: 5
Word count – 50k
Cover art by Mina Carter

LOVE BITES R-rated excerpt:

What were they going to do with her? Oh God, where was she? What had happened to her car? 
Terror blinded Sydney as she tried to claw, kick, and scratch her way free. It did no good. Without breaking a sweat, the men trussed her limbs to the posts of the bed so she lay exposed like a human sacrifice. 
But they weren’t looking at her nude body. They were too busy arguing with each other. 
“Christ, Kell, is your brain in your balls? I already told you what we had to do. But you wouldn’t.” 
“She has to agree.” 
A low stream of curse words reached her ears. “This isn’t like with Emily. There is no choice here.” 
The darker one’s fingertips tenderly sculpted her jaw. She couldn’t shrink back fast enough. 
“There is always a choice.” 
“Damn you and your gentlemanly ethics, Kell.” 
Ethics? Her mind screamed. Ethics? He’d fucked her and bitten her and then he’d tied her up to a bed. What the hell was wrong with them? 
“I can’t turn her without her permission. I won’t do it.” 
“So instead you leave her writhing in pain! Does that make sense? Goddammit, you got a little pussy. It’s not worth risking our whole existence for. We both know what she is to you now.” 
A long silence. “I’ll wait until our blood’s left her system and wipe her mind.” 
“There are no guarantees. If something slips through—” 
“You’re drugging me, too?” The tears pinpricking her eyes vanished in a wave of indignation.
“This is why people won’t pick up hitchhikers!”

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Susan W said...

How about fur AND fangs??? I can decide so I'll take one of each! LOL!

Barbara Elsborg said...

Fangs - definitely but not if they make a mess when they eat. I like my vamps refined! Congrats on your release!