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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wicked After Dark Blog Hop

Halloween has never looked so good!

When my good friend over at Close Encounter of the Night Kind told me about this hop a few months back I just had to be a part of it.
Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, so many wonderful costumes to choose from and lets not forget the decadence of chocolate! My favorite is the dark semi-sweet variety, yum!
In celebration of my favorite holiday I am giving away two PDF's. The first is from my Knights of Excalibur series Beloved Wizard and the second from my Dark Breed series Dark Passion Rising. Both are the first books in the series. Here is a little naughty excerpt from each.
Arthur and his Knights are back and ready to kick ass!
Merci Tramaine is not happy to be called back into service by her old boss Arthur, especially when she is charged to find her missing ex lover. Drake Monroe is Merlin reincarnated, with his powers bound by the Goddess Nimue he has become a skilled fighter, but no match for Nimue who kidnapped him determined to destroy him forever.
The bloodline of Morgan Le Fey taints Merci keeping her on the edge between light and dark, the Goddess’s wicked trap springs shut leaving both Drake and Merci racing against the clock. Passions ignite once again, but are they too late to plan a future or will they be torn from each other?
This time for eternity.
Wicked Excerpt:             
Time was ticking down with no solution on the near horizon, but in this moment, nothing mattered but being in his arms. She wrapped her arms around the muscular column of his neck, her fingers spreading through his thick, silky hair and rose to her toes. Her lips fused with his in a kiss that matched his hunger. Reveling in the taste of him in her mouth, her tongue delved deeper, dueling with his.
His hands slid down her sides, sending a shiver of anticipation through her, coming to rest at the small of her back, and pressed her even closer to him. The heavy weight of his erection pressed against her belly. The heat from his body seeped into her, enhanced the beating of his heart. His kiss was demanding yet tender, harsh with need and seductive. All resistance drained out of her and her thoughts skidded to a halt, leaving only sensation in its wake. Her soft moan filled the air around them and was answered by his deeper groan.
She wanted…needed more of him. All of him right now!
With trembling fingers, she moved to the buttons of his shirt, practically ripping them off in her haste to get to the warm, firm skin beneath. He broke the kiss long enough to help her remove the material, then helped her with hers. She drank in the sight of his wide chest defined by slabs of muscle. The ridges of his stomach and narrow hips and licked her lips. There was no doubt that he was the most beautiful man she had ever seen.
And for this moment in time he was all hers.
Tambra Ellis has just had her world turned upside down! Surviving a bite from a Lycan, attracted to one hot vampire guy and now she has to look forward to turning into something from some bad werewolf movie.
          Marcus Valerian has enough on his plate without the added complication of Tambra Ellis. Fiery and independent? Sure. Beautiful with a body made for sin? Oh Yeah. And a human cop. Tambra is everything he needs to stay away from.
    As leader of the Tribunal’s enforcers it’s up to him to find out why the Dark Breeds are going feral and killing humans in ever increasing numbers. Tambra’s life is in the balance as the secrets of her past place her in the middle of old deceits and a betrayal that will change the world forever.
     Will Marcus and Tambra’s love survive or will it be too late.
Wicked Excerpt:
“Last chance, little one. Say no to this, and I will go,” he told her, his voice raspy with need. “Let me, and I will sink my fangs into your lovely neck even as I plunge my cock into you. I will take you until my name screams from your lips. Then I will mark you as mine, my Consort, and your life will forever be bound to mine.”
In answer, Tambra rose to her toes and brushed her lips against his, her tongue playing over the seam between his lips, seeking entrance. With a low growl that rumbled through her, he deepened the kiss, hungrily pillaging her hot, moist mouth with the desperate intensity of a man starved. One hand slid down her back, cupping her ass, lifting her firmly against his erection. Need like she had never felt before made her a creature of sensation, her focus only on the dark passion rising within her.
Marcus’s muscles bunched under her hands. She slid them down over his wide shoulders, along his back, to his incredible ass. He broke his kiss only long enough to rid her of her tee shirt and bra. He cupped her breasts in his hands, his thumbs rubbing the hard peaks of her nipples as they tightened under his touch. His head bent, mouth laving one nipple before he sucked it into his mouth. She arched into him, mindless from the pleasure that spiraled through her. His lips moved to her other breast, giving it the same attention as the first. His hand moved down her ribcage, past her small waist, to the waistband of her jeans. He unzipped them and shoved them, along with her panties, down her rounded hips, leaving her bare to his piercing gaze.
“So damned beautiful,” he whispered, his eyes caressing her skin until she felt as if she was burning alive with the need for him to take her.
So let the hopping begin and good luck to you all!


  1. Hello Shannan,

    Thanks for getting wicked with us this Halloween. :)

  2. Shannan, those are both smokin' hot! I am in love with Marcus already :O) Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  3. Glad to be in this blogfest with you!

    Tim Brannan

  4. Thanks for sharing your post and being a part of the hop


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  5. Both books sound great. Thx for the hop stop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. thanks for a chance to win and happy halloween

  8. thanks for joining the hop!

  9. Books sound interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  10. Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  11. Happy Halloween, thanks for being part of this fun blog hop.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Happy Halloween!!!
    Both of these sound wonderful.
    This year I won't be doing Halloween as my daughter is in college and I live in the woods with only a couple of older neighbors nearby.....*sigh*
    Thanks for the hop.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  13. They sound great. It's my son's first Halloween so I'm super excited :)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  14. I LOVE your sneak peaks of those books!

  15. They sound great!! Happy Halloween!!
    Thanks so much for the contest!

  16. These are must reads for me they sound amazing .Thank you for the chance to win them .Have a fantastic week

  17. Both stories sound great! Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  18. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  19. Both books are now on my wish list, which this blog has inflated to unmentionable proportions.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  20. Thank you for the wicked excerpts!
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  21. a little wicked Arthurian legend... :)Who doesn't love Merlin?!

    Thanks so much for giving us all this awesome opportunity!

    Have a wonderfully wicked Halloween!


  22. Both books sounds wonderful thanks for the excerpts.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com