Sunday, September 16, 2012

Indulgent Blog Hop


Thanks for hopping by. The summer heat wave isn't over yet! It's been 100 degree+ temperatures here in sunny San Diego, California. Why not keep things steamy and indulge in a new scene from my recently released novella Blood & Bondage?

Book Blurb:

Anaïs Moreau is a classically-trained ballerina born during Louis XVI’s reign in France. After falling victim to the deviant sexual appetites of a nobleman at court, she suffers betrayal and abandonment at the hands of her aristocratic father. In turn, she embraces her best friend’s gift of immortality and becomes a vampire. For centuries, Anaïs preys on calculating womanizers whose sole purpose is to manipulate women. Until one day, she meets her match.
Oliver Polinski works for the Bureau of Paranormal Affairs. His job is to plan covert missions and train his army of soldiers to hunt down and kill supernatural creatures, vampires most notably. When Oliver and Anaïs cross paths at a mutual friend’s wedding, they learn that they both prefer sex to be a bit kinkier than most.

Can these two star-crossed lovers overcome blinding hate and prejudice for one another and find love? Only time will tell.


Glancing up, Oliver spied the object of his desire on the floor
above him. Anaïs was dancing with a man, a vampire as evidenced by
the blood-curdling glow of his eyes. He had her luscious curves
pinned against the balcony. Her back arched into the shape of a bow
and her hair was draped over the railing’s decorative edge like a
victory flag waving in the air. The sight made Oliver’s blood boil. He
could hear its thunderous roar in his veins. His hands fisted at his side,
fingernails digging into his sweaty palms.

“Wait here. I’ll be back,” he shouted to Adam, who leaned
casually against the bar, eyeing a pretty brunette.

Then Oliver leapt up the stairs to the third level of the
nightclub and pushed his way through the hordes of half-drunk
partygoers until he stood staring at the back of the male vampire’s

Oliver tapped the guy on the shoulder. “Pardon me. Do you
mind if I cut in?”

The bloodsucker barely acknowledged his presence. “Get
lost,” he answered, with a slight tilt of his head. However, Oliver
wouldn’t be denied. He slid out the stake he kept hidden inside his
coat pocket. Then he shoved his opponent back so he could look him
square in the face as he placed the pointed edge of the weapon to his
heart. The man’s eyebrows shot up in surprise once he saw the tip set
against the lapel of his stark white shirt.

The bastard stepped closer, his red orbs growing darker until
they’d been transformed into a dark, glossy haze. Fangs extended, he
sneered into Oliver’s ear; the threat came through loud and clear.
Then, a splotch of blood spread across his chest. But before Oliver
could press the stake all the way through, Anaïs stepped between
them and knocked the weapon to the floor.

“Both of you calm down,” she said as she stared back and
forth from one man to the other. Then, she turned to the vampire
she’d been dancing with earlier. “You’ll have to excuse me. It appears
that my dance card’s full for the rest of the night.”

The sly smirk that developed at the corners of Oliver’s mouth
proved priceless, better than if he’d rubbed salt in the vampire’s
bloody wound. His rival stuck his proverbial tail between his legs and
disappeared into the crowd.

Oliver snatched up Anaïs’s hand, and swept her into his strong
embrace. He grabbed her ass and thrust her against his steel frame,
rubbing his partial erection over the bundle of nerves that surrounded
her clit. Their bodies glued together, they grooved to the tempo of the
fast-paced techno beats. Hip to hip, the sexual tension between them
sparked into a raging, lust-laden inferno.

Oliver grasped both of his partner’s hands. He thrust them
behind her back, exerting his dominance and giving her very little
room to move. It seemed she could hardly breathe, let alone find a
way to escape. With Anaïs at his mercy, Oliver swooped in, his face
mere inches from hers.

“You’ve been a very bad girl, Anaïs Moreau.” His husky
voice whispered in her ear. It was laced with hostility and unfulfilled
desire. Then he lowered his head and kissed her, slow and sensually
while a hand explored every facet of Anaïs’s magnificent flesh
through her clothes. Soon, he heard a soft moan slip past her lips and
felt her tremble in his arms.

Oliver couldn’t hesitate; the time to act had come. As he
continued to distract her with his mouth, he reached one hand into the
pocket of his trousers and pulled out a zip tie. It was a simple, yet
effective tool he often employed when the need to apprehend a
suspect presented itself. As he locked the plastic apparatus into place,
Anaïs’s body stiffened. The arch of her spine lengthened, while the
serene expression on her face became replaced with an indignant
scowl. Lifting her chin, she turned her nose to the wind and refused to
meet her lover’s simmering gaze.

“So this is what it’s come to? For God’s sake, I’m a vampire,
not a rabid animal. Must you tie me up like this?”

“Somebody’s gotta save you from yourself,” Oliver smiled
into the side of her cheek, half amused at her snooty show of defiance.
Maybe she thought it’d piss him off, but it only served to make him
hard and hornier than imaginable. “Besides, have you ever tried
playing the role of a submissive? You never know, you might enjoy
letting someone else take the lead for once.”

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  1. OMG Blood and Bondage looks so good, so on my wishlist it goes!!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  2. Looks like a fantastic book, vampires and BDSM yummy! Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  3. What a great hop!
    My indulgence: CHOCOLATE & Erotic PNR BOOKS! And not feeling guilty about it at all. LOL
    Loved the blurb & excerpt. This is so going on my wish list.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>

  4. My indulgence is a hot bubble bath, dark chocolate, a good, dry white wine and a good book (ideally,all at the same time) followed by a massage!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  5. My indulgence...books and coffee.

  6. I love Chocolate, Books, Shoes and Purses...LOL..

  7. My "secret" indulgence is searching for David Gandy pictures. Now it's not a secret, but if you've seen David Gandy, you'd agree! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  8. I love to indulge in books & cheesecake :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  9. OMG! That cover is awesome. I would buy that book just because of the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Thanks for sharing the blurb & excerpt of the book... (As well as being a part of the hop)
    On my TBR list this book goes...
    Blog follower


  11. Sounds great. WOuld be perfect on a chilly day like today when I indulge in books and hot chocolate

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  12. Books are my indulgence! I cant resist them. I see them and want them. When i read them, i want even more! lol And chocolate is high up there too! :D Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! :)

  13. Books, chocolate , pepsi and True Blood are my indulgences.


  14. I loved the excerpt on "Blood & Bondage". Thank you for sharing. Now, I need more. Thanks for participating in this hop & the giveaway. Hoping I win!