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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Nina Bangs presents her wickedly sexy Castle of Dark Dreams series

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Nina Bangs presents her wickedly sexy Castle of Dark Dreams series

by davincikittieOctober 5, 2012

Meet the tantalizing heroes from Nina Bangs’ Castle of Dark Dreams series!

Welcome to the Castle of Dark Dreams. It’s the yummiest attraction in Live the Fantasy, an adult theme park where women who dare can take sexy role-playing to new erotic heights. Just by looking at the castle you know that only dangerously tempting men would play here. Three brothers—Eric, Brynn, and Conall McNair—run the castle. Okay, so they’re not quite human, but that’s a secret. This night Eric, the castle’s resident vampire, will prove that he’s everything bad should be. 

Talk-show host Donna Nolan is on the trail of the weird and wacky in the Castle of Dark Dreams. But thoughts of a juicy interview to enthrall her listeners disappear when she meets Eric. With the coldest blue eyes and the hottest mouth she’s ever seen, he’s a primitive call to the wild in every woman.

Love between a talk-show host and a vampire shouldn’t be possible, but then, strange things happen in the Castle of Dark Dreams.

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Brynn McNair has spent the last five hundred years of his existence offering his body to any woman who desires him. The evil entity that created him has made sure that if he tries to resist the compulsion to play love slave, he suffers. So it’s no wonder that he thinks of women as his enemy. Until he meets Kimberly Vaughn.


Kim Vaughn is a demon hunter. It’s a family business and her destiny. But Kim is all about avoiding her destiny. She wants to marry an ordinary guy, have ordinary kids, live in an ordinary house, and work as an architect. No way does she want anything to do with a man who has paranormal connections. Until she meets Brynn McNair.

Kim comes to the Castle of Dark Dreams, the main attraction in a sexy theme park, to plan a few upgrades. She stays to join forces with Brynn and save Galveston from a supernatural takeover. Can a woman who wants to marry Mr. Ordinary and a man who thinks of love as sleeping with the enemy find happiness together? You’d be surprised.

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Welcome to the Castle of Dark Dreams, the yummiest attraction in an adult theme park where only dangerously tempting men play. Wicked Fantasy is the final book in a series that stars three extraordinary brothers—each promising ultimate fulfillment for any woman bold enough to accept his sensual challenge. 

Conall O’Rourke learned the hard way that goddesses kick butt when you tick them off. After killing an Irish deity’s favorite in battle, he’s cursed to protect his enemy’s descendants down to the last arrogant jerk. Now there’s only one left, and Conall can almost taste freedom after endless centuries. But who knew the remaining descendant would be so beautiful, so sexy, and such a . . .

Vampire? Gerry Kavanagh hunts nonhuman entities that break Texas laws. But she finds more than the sneaky shape-shifting snake she’s after at the Castle of Dark Dreams. The most hated member of the O’Rourkes expects to follow her around so he can “protect” her. Protect? She’s a fanged creature of the night, for crying out loud. Nope. Never going to happen. Too bad he’s a major wow on her personal sizzle meter.

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The Castle of Dark Dreams is just part of an adult theme park, right? The most decadent attraction in a place where people go to play out their wildest erotic fantasies. Holgarth isn’t really a wacky wizard, and Sparkle Stardust doesn’t actually create cosmic chaos by hooking up completely mismatched couples. And that naked guy chained up in the dungeon? No way he’s a vampire. 

Wrong…dead wrong, as botanist Cinn Airmid is about to find out. It’s up to her to save the night feeder’s sanity, but to do that she’ll have to get close to the most dangerously sexy male she’s ever encountered. And one look in Dacian’s haunted black eyes tells her close will take on a whole new meaning with someone who’s had 600 years to practice his technique. Even a girl with a name that conjures up images of forbidden pleasure has a few tricks to learn from…

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Not available in print anymore

Will be re-released in eBook format soon with a new cover as well

USA Today bestselling author Nina Bangs once again tempts readers to enter the wickedly sensual Castle of Dark Dreams—a playground where private pleasures and devilish fantasies come true, where the men who breathe life into women’s ultimate desires burn with their own supernatural fire… 

As an angel, Passion prides herself on perfection. But some mischievous part of her always goes against the godly grain. After one too many attempts to enliven the heavenly halls, she’s sent to earth to tame her naughty nature. While human, she has to bring goodness and light to the most sinful of places, the Castle of Dark Dreams. Once there, she finds herself in the role of a virgin used as bait to trap a marauding demon. Passion thinks the game is harmless—until she sees the man playing the demon. His name is Edge, and Passion senses darkness in him beyond any she’s ever dreamed.

Edge may play a demon, but he is something much worse. His past is littered with pain and destruction—and that’s the way he likes it. Now he must prove to himself and others that he is what he’s always been—cold and emotionless. But as danger threatens and his need for Passion heats up, he finds himself balanced on love’s Wicked Edge.

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USA Today bestselling author Nina Bangs welcomes you back to the Castle of Dark Dreams, a place of otherworldly secrets and sensual men with the power to fulfill your most private fantasies… 

All Ivy had ever wanted was a safe, secure life with no drama. Now she was working in an adult theme park where visitors came to role-play their wildest imaginings. She reminded herself to stay focused on her job and to ignore everything else. The reminders didn’t work. One man drew her. Murmur was every erotic dream she’d tried to repress, every deliciously dangerous temptation she said she didn’t need.  Her instinct suggested that this was a man who walked in darkness. She ignored the warning.

But Murmur was more than what he seemed. A powerful demon, he used his evil gift to destroy as well as seduce. In desiring him, Ivy had opened herself to a menace born centuries ago—one that would risk both their lives and betray the promises made with every one of his…

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About the author

My one regret in life? I wish I’d started writing sooner.

Talk about misspent youth. What did I do during those lazy summer days of childhood when I could’ve been honing my writing skills? Nothing. Okay, so I spent a lot of time dreaming I was a cowgirl with a trusty black stallion. Oh, and I read every Walter Farley horse novel. I was an only child so I relied on my imagination to supply the excitement in my life.

By high school, I’d decided to trade in my lariat for a trench coat. I was into dark and dangerous. As an intrepid foreign correspondent, I’d stalk the mean streets of the world. Did I actually write anything? No, but I did read all of Agatha Christie’s mysteries.

I worked at a department store during college. My short stint in the accounting department taught me a lot about math. Three hundred-dollar shortages plus hysterical tears equaled instant move to gift-wrap. A career in math was not in my future. I didn’t care because I’d discovered “real” literature. I plowed through James Joyce’s Ulysses and Tolstoy’s War and Peace. If it didn’t make my eyes cross then it wasn’t worth reading. Yes, I admit it, I was a literary snob.

But there’s just so much “real” literature one person can take. I graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in English Literature and a determination to avoid books that induced eye crossing or had tragic endings. The only things I managed to write during those years were research papers.

I taught second grade for several years then spent two years in Dublin, Ireland. A friend and I supported ourselves by singing folk songs in Irish pubs. We weren’t great, but we were young, enthusiastic, and wore short skirts. It was obviously my destiny to be the next Judy Collins. I spent a lot of time poring through music books.

Returning to New Jersey and reality, I taught elementary school until I grew restless again. My cross-country odyssey included stays in Arizona, California, and Texas. Along the way, I indulged my love of horses. No black stallions, but I did have several beautiful Arabian mares. I read tons of books on breeding and showing.

Somewhere between California and Texas I grew addicted to romance novels and cats. The cat’s independent attitude was exactly the quality I admired in my romance heroes. And once I decided to try writing my own romances, I made sure a cat crept into each story.

Texas is my permanent home. I’ve come full circle. Born in San Antonio, I spent most of my life in New Jersey. Maybe the Texas in my blood accounts for my attachment to strong men, fast horses, and wide-open spaces. My love of cats? Haven’t a clue.

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Giveaway (US/Int)

Nina is giving away an autographed book from The Castle of Dark Dreams series (winners choice of book) and a $20.00 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to one very lucky commenter on today’s stop! Whew, what a great prize package!  To enter to win, leave a comment on this post letting us know which book is your favorite (if you’ve already read them) or which you think you’ll like the most and why, then fill out the Rafflecopter…

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Wicked Whispers Mini Blog Tour

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • Booksie
    October 5, 2012 at 5:50 am

    My favorite book is Dark Magic by Christine Feehan. I love the main character, Gregory, as he is a true alpha…it all needs to go his way OR ELSE! Until he meets his lifemate and then he learns that not everyone will shiver in his wake. She challenges him. The book is literally falling apart because I have read it so much!

    I LOVE Nina’s Castle of Dark Dream books and won the first three books in the series! I love the cat, and see now why she is a part of the series! So glad Nina decided to write…she is an incredibly talented author!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  • Sue Sattler
    October 5, 2012 at 6:11 am

    I love all of the Wicked books. They have just the right amount of humor mixed in with danger and passion to make them “I just can’t put down” reads for me. Keep writing them, because I’ll keep reading!! Of course if I could find one of her “men” I would be even happier! lol


  • erinf1
    October 5, 2012 at 7:39 am

    thanks for a fabulous giveaway! I would love to read Nina’s books but I haven’t yet 🙁 So I don’t have a fav… but I think I could potentially love all of them!

  • October 5, 2012 at 7:57 am

    This is a new series on my so I would want to start at the beginning with Wicked Nights.

  • Lisa Cox
    October 5, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I love Nina’s books. I already have a few and have loved every one of them.
    I love the whole series, but I think Wicked Edge would be the one that draws me the most. Angels and demons, yep, what a combo.

  • June
    October 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    They all look great but I would love to have WICKED NIGHTS because it was the first of the series 🙂

  • Olga
    October 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    One of my favorite books are by Michele Hauf!
    I have not yet read books by Nina, but would like to read some.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Dawna Newman
    October 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    My favorite book by Nina is Eternal Pleasure , and the first one I read by her and I became a huge fan. I loved the whole concept and it was funny and a very fast read.

  • Natasha
    October 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I think they all look really good!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Veronica De Luna
    October 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I would have to say that Wicked Nights is my favorite book because it is the first book by Nina Bangs that I had ever read and got me started on reading the rest of her books. She’s such a wonderful author and I am so glad that I began reading her books.

  • Julianne
    October 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Wow, this is a hard question. I liked all of Nina’s books that I’ve read. I think I’m going to pick Wicked Nights. I think the concept of an adult play park is very original and then to have real vampires, demons working there is a fantastic twist. Night Games was also a favorite.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  • Kai W.
    October 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t make up my mind between Wicked Pleasure and Wicked Edge. Both books are hot and steamy. I like the concept of the demon hunter and demon falling for each other but I also love the angel/demon genre. This is definitely a hard decision for me. I can’t choose just one.

  • Sandy Lion
    October 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I have not read Nina’s books but My Wicked Vampire looks like its a winner-for the obvious fangy reasons. Yummm. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  • JoAnna B
    October 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Love Nina’s books. My favorite COOD’s book would be Wicked Edge. Loved it.

  • bn100
    October 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Wicked Edge sounds good because the heroine seems fun.

  • Mary Preston
    October 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    WICKED NIGHTS for sure.

  • nurma
    October 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    i love the story and the synopsis…

    thx u so much..

  • October 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I think I would really enjoy Wicked Fantasy… the guy on the cover looks exactly that:)

  • Lisa Bowring
    October 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    My Wicked Vampire sounds wonderful – fun characters and an engaging storyline. Too bad it’s out of print but I will put the ebook at the top of my TBR book list and wait as patiently as I can for it’s release 🙂 All of the CoDD books sound great – I’m headed to Amazon now to put them on my wishlist!

  • Ann Sheiring
    October 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    How have I missed these books? They all sound so good and I love paranormal romance. Wicked Whispers sounds really good, but would like to start at the beginning.

  • Phoenix Carvelli
    October 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I have not read this series but I love the cover for Wicked Fantasy! Love his eyes!
    I’ll start at the beginning though. Definitely on my TBR List now!

  • donnas
    October 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    They all look great. But I think I would start with Wicked Nights.

  • Olivia Tan
    October 7, 2012 at 4:36 am

    sorry, i have not read any of nina’s books yet. looking forward to read. thanks for the chance ^^

  • Christy Perry
    October 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Wicked Series books are all great, each one gets better than the previous book, love your work, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Tabatha Scott
    October 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I can’t pick one, because I love them all. Sparkle and Mede make the books though, because I just love them!

  • Emily
    October 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    If I had to choose my favorite was My Wicked Vampire. I just love the perfect mix of romance, paranormal, and humor!! But I love them all!!!

  • October 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I’d love to read Wicked Nights! I love reading books in order so I’d start the series at the beginning.

  • Melanie Rovak
    October 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

    This series sounds AWESOME!!!!! I absolutely love Nina Bangs writing. I would have to say Wicked Nights because I would want to start from the beginning and read my way through the series.

  • October 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    All of the books in the Wicked series look really good. I want to read Wicked Edge the most, because I like the angel/demon angle.

  • Joanne B
    October 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    They all look fabulous, but I’d have to say Wicked Nights because is the first book in the series.

  • SheriV
    October 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I loved Wicked Edge!

  • Mer
    October 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I haven’t read Wicked Fantasy but it looks so good it’s going straight to my to read list.

  • October 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks to everyone who participated and came out to chat about this wickedly sexy series! And thanks to Ms. Bangs for being our guest on this fantastic tour.

    Congratulations to Sandy L. on winning the prize!

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