Crave the Heat book tour with Steph Draven, Leia Rice, & Laura Kaye: Do You Like Darker Fare?
Three HQN Authors Give a Sneak Peek at in the Dark!
While Harlequin is known primarily for romance, they also offer hotter fare. Today, erotica authors Stephanie Draven, Laura Kaye and Leia Rice are here to give you a little sample of just how dark things can get before the dawn. Which one makes you sniffly?
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I tend to write slit-your-wrist dark romances that tug at the heart-strings when the light finally breaks through. It’s no different in this newest installment of my Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominated Mythica series is dead serious paranormal erotica. In the scene I’m about to share from The Fever and the Fury, my heroine is about to reveal a dark secret…
Excerpt from The Fever and the Fury
“So, you’re a virgin?” Luke asked.
About the author
Stephanie Draven is a multi-published award-nominated author of myth-inspired paranormal romance. Writing for HQN Nocturne, Stephanie’s Mythica series asks the question: What if the monsters of ancient mythology still walked the earth…and what if you found out that you were one of them? Currently a denizen of Baltimore, that city of ravens and purple night skies, Stephanie lives there with her favorite nocturnal creatures–three scheming cats and a deliciously wicked husband. And when she is not busy with dark domestic rituals, she writes her books.
More from Stephanie…
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Sometimes, authors have to do bad things to good characters, like completely humiliate them. That’s what happening here, in this scene from In the Service of the King, the first in my Vampire Warrior Kings series. The Warrior King Kael has just kissed the heroine and brought her to orgasm, in a moment neither of them expected. And here’s the aftermath:
Excerpt from In the Service of the King
Kael’s expression visibly chilled in the moments after she met his gaze. He shook her lightly and pushed her away from his body. “Stand.”
About the author
Voted Breakout Author of the Year in the 2011 GraveTells Readers’ Choice Awards, Laura is the bestselling and award-winning author of a half-dozen books. Hearts in Darkness is a finalist for the EPIC eBook Award for Best Novella, Forever Freed won the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best Paranormal of 2011, and North of Need, the first book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series, was named GraveTells’ Best Book of 2011 and won their 5-STAR Gold Heart Award, and won Sizzling Hot Read of the Year at Sizzling Hot Books. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
More from Laura…
Soooo, which dark moment had your heart aching in your chest?
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I can’t think of a dark moment that had my heart aching. Those excerpts were great, Ladies.
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Thanks for starting off the comments, Tracey! I admit that all three excerpts made me a little sniffly.
Can’t think of a moment that had my heart racing. Loved all the excerpts. Great covers. Thanks for the blog tour.
I have read and loved Fever and the Fury, plenty of hot scenes there.
And I can’t wait to read Kael’s story! Wonder how talented he is if just a kiss could cause all that! =)
LOL Lexi! That is so true! Just imagine the possibilities! 😛
I loved all three excerpts. They were fantastic. I don’t know if there is dark moment that I am aching for. I love romance and tragedies in them.
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Mmm In The Service of the King looks yummy to me! I’m looking forward to reading it!
I also want to read more about Phaedra and Luke. I’m sure they’re going to give each other plenty of trouble… in a good way. *grin*
Yay! It’s yummy overload here today! 🙂 Thanks for hosting us!
Oh yes, lots of trouble! Luke and Phaedra catch fire in more than one way… 😉
I’m so happy you guys are enjoying our dip into the dark side here! 🙂
I just can’t take this from you guys, I can’t. Ya’ll slay me.
French revolutionaries, hat ass vampire kings with an attitude problem, and a phury who’s super old and is aching for affection?
I have to go away and hide somewhere. Cause I have work to do and cannot get sucked in right now! CANNOT!
You’ve made my day!
We WANT The Captain to get sucked in! Come on, TC, play with us!!! 😉
I’ve been lucky enough to read The Fever and the Fury – so I HAVE to get my hands on In the Service of the King and The Revolutionary Mistress, because they sound like they are just as hot as Stephanie’s book!
I have a love / hate relationship with excerpts. I love to read them – I hate that they leave me drooling for more, usually with no way to get my hands on the book until payday rolls around, LOL!
Oh, those are all good ones. That’s a tough one to decide so I won’t. I want to read these books.
And we want you to read the, Sophia!
Loving all your comments everyone! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the three! 😀
The Fever and the Fury had my heart aching; I can’t imagine never having someone to hug or love you! SAD!!
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Bah! I can’t decide. I want to read them all!!!!
Fabulous excerpts, ladies! 🙂
Ha! That’s the right answer, Layla! LOL 😛 Thanks for commenting!