New Release: SCARLET MOON Book 2 #ParanormalRomance #IAN1 #InterracialRomance

Many of you know I’ve been anxiously waiting for this day. Well now, it’s finally here! And I’m uber excited!

I present to you SCARLET MOON, Book 2 of The Dragon Queen Series

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When consumed by ecstasy under the blood moon, will Rayne surrender to her inner demon?

Sharayna “Rayne” Piers has been plunged into a world of darkness, and stripped of her humanity. Half angel and half demon vampire, she is the mythical Dragon Queen, a birthright she finds difficult to accept. She struggles with the dual side of her psyche of good and evil, while fighting the growing urge to sate her unnatural hunger for human blood.

Lucius, the powerful spawn of Satan has risen from hell and released his demons to scour the earthly realm in search of the Dragon Queen. He’s determined to claim her as his mate and use her blood to overthrow his father, so he can take command over the seven levels of hell.

As Rayne’s protector, Demetri Bithanos fights to prevent the master demon from claiming his Queen. As her consort, he struggles with his aching need to be loved by her. But the dark lust of her vampiric nature reaches for the creature who desires to use her blood to fulfill his evil ambitions.

Can Demetri destroy Lucius before Rayne embraces the dark forces growing within her?

Devil’s Seduction

Demetri released her and pulled back. “Sharayna, what are we doing?” Blue-green irises melted through the lifeless puddles of black in his eyes.

The dancing flames along the ceiling died down until there was no light left in the room. The scarlet glare from the full moon peeked from the opening in the curtains and veiled their bodies in red.

Demetri took in several long shuddering breaths like it was his first time drawing in air.

Unconsciously, she did the same.

For the longest, they stared at one another, not saying a word.

Leaning over her, he pressed his forehead to hers and wrapped his arms around her. “What are we doing?” he asked again on a harsh whisper.

“I think we’re having angry sex. At least that’s what it felt like.” Trembling, she curled her fingers around his biceps and slid her hands up over the bunched muscles in his shoulders. “What I said before… I didn’t mean it. I—I don’t know why I said those things, or why I picked a stupid fight with you.”

“Your ire is justified. I have yet to fulfill your demon’s desires. My fear…” He lifted his head like an idea suddenly came to him. “The blood. It has possession over us.”

“What?” Chills crept beneath her flesh.

Lucius. His blood had fueled anger between them, preyed on her fears and doubts in an attempt to tear them apart. And he almost succeeded.

“Oh God, you’re right.” Damn, the things I said… “Demetri…”

All the pain he felt for what just happened spilled from his saddened gaze. Seeming lost in his grief, he pushed up off of her, got to his feet and adjusted his pants. “Sharayna, I don’t know if I can―”

Rayne shot up from the nest of pillows and pounced on him like a cat. She wrapped her arms and legs around him, and then slammed him onto the pillows, using her body weight to bring him down.

In a swift response, he flung her onto her back, pinned her arms out to her side and straddled her.

She erupted into a fit of giggles at the shocked look on his face.

“What is this?” His eyes were as wide as saucers. “Why did you do that?”

“I dunnooo,” she chortled, tears filling her eyes.

“Are you mad, Sharayna? After what just occurred, you want to rough house with me? Good God, woman!”

“Can’t you see? I’m bugging out here.” Delirious laughter turned into panting sobs. “I’m scared outta my damn mind, D. You see this mess? He got us going at each other like crazed fools and he’s not even here!” Her voice lowered to a shaky whisper. “What if—what if we don’t snap out of it next time? What if we really hurt each other?”

He pushed up and nestled his torso between her thighs. “Ohh, sweetheart…” His body, hot and heavy, rested on top of hers. “This is not the end. He has not bested us.”

She rested a shaky hand on his head. “How do you fight what’s a part of you?” Wetness bubbled up under her eyelids and trickled down her face. “How do you resist what’s in your blood?”

“Remember we’re not only connected by passion and desire.” He lifted up and sat back on his heels. “We are connected by something much stronger.” He placed her hand to his chest. His heartbeat and warmth radiated through her palm. “We will get through this, Sharayna.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

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Be sure to check out the first 2 novels in the Dragon Queen Series before reading Scarlet Moon!

 

Silent Screams (Book 1)

SilentScreams2Sink your fangs into this edgy tale, consumed with dark romance, blood lust and creatures that lurk in the night.

R&B sensation, Sharayna “Rayne” Piers, lives her life dedicated to her music. On stage and in the studio, she pours her heart and soul into the lyrics of her songs, hoping to deliver a piece of herself to the listeners. But ever since her twentieth birthday, her seemingly normal life has taken a turn to the dark side.

Piercing screams and horrendous acts of murder seizes her mind, haunting her night and day. Women similar to her in age are vanishing all over the world without a trace. It leaves Rayne wondering if the rash of disappearances is connected to her visions.

Soon, she will discover the world she was raised in is just a cover for what really hides in the shadows, and that her life as a human is a deception to mankind, a guise to conceal her true nature. Will she shun the darkness that has befallen her or step up to the throne and become what she was created to be?

 

Shadow & Dust (Novella)

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When darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.

On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.

But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.

 

I appreciate the support from readers and authors alike. You guys are my inspiration and my reason to keep this series going. Words cannot explain how thankful I am. 😀

Bitten by #ParanormalRomance Book Review on Silent Screams #InterracialRomance

SilentScreams2This month is full of awesomeness because I have yet another great review to share with you guys. This one was written by Emi Lia at Bitten by Paranormal Romance Book Reviews for the first book in The Dragon Queen Series, SILENT SCREAMS.

This review brought smile to my face that cannot be wiped away. My favorite line is this:

“I’m a little torn on which one I like best between Demetri and his brother Maurisio, but almost every single male character is sexy as hell and absolutely delicious.”

*giggle* You’re not alone, Emi. I find myself torn as well.

Thank you so much for such a fantastic review! 😀 I hope you love the next installment just as much, if not more. 😉

CLICK HERE to read the full review for SILENT SCREAMS (Bitten by Paranormal Romance)

Release Announcement for SCARLET MOON #ParanormalRomance #UrbanFantasy #InterracialRomance

Happy Friday, my friends!

I hope you had a productive week and I hope you’re ready for an awesome weekend.

As promised, today I will announce the release, or should I say rerelease date for book 2 of The Dragon Queen Series, SCARLET MOON.

The release date is a week from today, Friday, August 23rd 2013! I am super excited. 😀

The saga continues…

ScarletMoon_ebook_final_2Sharayna “Rayne” Piers has been plunged into a world of darkness, and stripped of her humanity. Half angel and half demon vampire, she is the mythical Dragon Queen, a birthright she finds difficult to accept. She struggles with the dual side of her psyche of good and evil, while fighting the growing urge to sate her unnatural hunger for human blood.

Lucius, the powerful spawn of Satan has risen from hell and released his demons to scour the earthly realm in search of the Dragon Queen. He’s determined to claim her as his mate and use her blood to overthrow his father, so he can take command over the seven levels of hell.

As Rayne’s protector, Demetri Bithanos fights to prevent the master demon from claiming his Queen. As her consort, he struggles with his aching need to be loved by her. But the dark lust of her vampiric nature reaches for the creature who desires to use her blood to fulfill his evil ambitions.

Can Demetri destroy Lucius before Rayne embraces the dark forces growing within her?

And here is a sultry teaser for your reading pleasure…

Demetri slid a hand over the back of her thigh and along the cleft of her nether lips. A soft mewl seeped from her parted lips. Her bent leg climbed up the side of his torso, granting him better access. He delved between her moist folds and trailed along her valley, slowly, going back and forth, causing her hips to follow his motion. She was so deliciously wet. His fingers slid back up to her swelled bundle of nerves, where he caressed it in circular swirls. It quivered under his touch.

She began to pant. “God, baby, you know how to work me up so good.”

“Just keep in mind you worked me first.” He easily sunk his fingers into her moist well where he stirred her wetness.

She purred like a feline in heat.

“I can never resist your seduction, sweetheart. You have authority over my body, and it seems you enjoy taking advantage of it.”

The slight heave of her hips set the pace of his thrusting digits. As she stroked his cock in the steady rhythm, she shuddered and said in a raspy coo, “You like to play with me, don’t you? I’d rather you put your big juicy dick where your fingers are.”

“Impish little angel.” He fastened his lips over hers and kissed her deeply. Their tongues collided and danced as he swallowed her needy whimpers. “Don’t be so hasty.” He briefly caught the ring attached to her flirtatious tongue between his teeth. “Remember what happened the last time I entered you without preparing your body first.”

She rolled her thumb around his engorged crown in a teasing manner, causing his hips to buck forward. “But it hurt so damn good, big D.”

Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

On the release day, find out how to win a FREE copy of Scarlet Moon for your kindle. 🙂

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Cover Reveal ~ Scarlet Moon #ASMSG #GothicRomance #ParanormalRomance

Happy Friday, folks!

I hope everyone’s having a great week. Some people don’t consider it a great week until the weekend rolls around. *grin* If that’s the case…

Welcome to your great week!

As promised…

Here’s the reveal of the cover for Scarlet Moon, the 2nd book in the Dragon Queen series, due to release in August.

My girl, Karri Klawiter did it again! I absolutely love this cover!

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For your reading pleasure, check out this Teaser from Scarlet Moon

When it gets closer to the release date, I will share an excerpt from Scarlet Moon. Thank you, to all of you who have supported me. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your feedback and enthusiasm for this series. It’s delightfully overwhelming, and it keeps me writing with a purpose. 😉

Teaser from Scarlet Moon ~ Coming Soon #ASMSG

Here’s a little taste of Book 2 in the Dragon Queen Series, Scarlet Moon.

Enjoy!

Demetri clenched his fangs as he forced the torturous image from his mind. A mixture of anger and lust enveloped him. She couldn’t help what she’d done. Demon blood was a part of her make, therefore, to desire Lucius was in her nature. Still, his demon wanted to punish her for her unfaithfulness. No, more like ravish her. He yearned to bend her over, lose his hands in her hair, yank her head back, and fill her hot core, repeatedly, in maddening amorous fury. He wanted to hurt her, make her scream, and then love her, kiss her sore womanhood, and overwhelm her body in rapture.

Her demon would welcome it. His demon would relish it.

A shudder raced through him as his shaft jerked beneath the fabric of his pants.

Primal dominance. Like any animal, this was the simple ingrained instinct of a master nightwalker, a gratifying method to remind his companion who she was mated to. Judging from the defiance of her inner Xsonri, he would be forced to prove his mastery as her king on a regular basis. Odd as it may seem, the very idea delighted him. Being mated to the Queen of the Dragons wouldn’t be enjoyable unless he had to prove his worth every now and again.

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Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013

Next week I’ll post a sneak peek of the cover. Hopefully, you’ll love it as much as I do. 😉

Sharing Time #UrbanFantasy #ASMSG

ShadowsnDust2FACT about my latest novella, Shadows & Dust: The lead heroine of the story, Havoc, portrays a real person in my life.

And yes, she also has pink hair. It displays the truly wild side of her personality.

Also fact, the title Shadows & Dust came to me while watching the movie Gladiator. It was a line by Proximo, during one of my favoriteProximo scenes in the movie.

“Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus. We mortals are but shadows and dust. Shadows and dust, Maximus!”

Another scene became meaningful when Proximo said,

“Ultimately, we’re all dead men. Sadly, we cannot choose how but, what we can decide is how we meet that end, in order that we are remembered, as men.”

Such deep words with heartfelt meaning. 🙂

CLICK HERE to score your copy of SHADOWS & DUST

Into the Shadows We Go… #Gothic #ASMSG

Great news! Shadows & Dust is now on sale in print for less than $8! 😀

Grab your copy of SHADOWS & DUST today!

ShadowsnDust2Unveil a world filled with monstrous shadows and whispering darkness.

“Things are so different now. Demons of all kinds are shrouding this world and they are hard to kill. I missed the good ole’ days, when a little silver and holy water got the job done.” ~ Havoc

When darkness falls, Vampire Huntress Joan “Havoc” Dawson and her team gears up and steps out to meet the evil as it threatens to spill onto the streets of mankind.

On the second anniversary of her sister’s death, Havoc finds herself lured into a rundown neighborhood by an unknown entity. She stumbles upon a dark secret, one that’s guaranteed to claim many innocent lives.

But in order to destroy the creature behind the madness, Havoc may have to surrender her soul to the darkness.

CLICK HERE to get a sneak peek of the bestselling Gothic Novel Shadows & Dust

Havoc drew her pistol, aimed and fired.

A one-inch UV capsule shot down the barrel and sought out its target in the dead heart of the one on the right. It was there the liquid poisonous to vampires was released.

Ultraviolet light expelled from his mouth, eyes, nostrils and ears in a brilliant display of silvery-blue rays. Sinking to his knees, he released a blood gurgling shrill. His eyeballs melted in their sockets. His flesh liquefied and oozed from his skeletal frame.

Before he could dissolve into a heap of steaming mush and bones, she whipped the barrel of her gun toward the other one.

He vanished before she could get a shot off.

“Crap.” Havoc rose to her feet and slid her glock back into its holster. The creature circled her in flashing movements, never staying in one place longer than a split second. This made it impossible to pinpoint his location.

His taunting laughter echoed all around her. “Oh, so you think you’re bad? Huh, bitch?”

Great. Another low-level idiot.

She reached over her head and wrapped her fingers tightly around the handle of her blade. The fact he used this drifting technique to confuse her suggested he wouldn’t be brave enough to come at her head on. So his attack would most likely come from behind.

Just as she predicted, he rushed her from the rear. He yanked at her coat, snatching her out of her battle stance and against his hard body. An arm rounded her waist; his foul breath steamed her neck. She threw an elbow back and smashed him in the nose.

Hissing, he leaped back from her, circled around to her blind spot and lunged at her again.

Sword drawn, she spun around, crouched low and swept her blade in a wide arc.

A sharp ching rung out, followed by a throaty howl. Blood exploded across the wall. Cleaved in two, the halves of his body crumpled to the ground. His flesh crinkled and faded to a ghastly gray before he disintegrated into ashes and flittered away on the wind.

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I Will Love You For All Eternity #ASMSG #UrbanFantasy

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“Open your mind. Allow me to sooth you to sleep. When you awake, I will be at your side. And then when you have an understanding of your existence, I will love you. I will love you easy, I will love you slow, and I will love you hard, for all eternity.” ~ Demetri Bithanos

 

Meet The Sultry and Dangerously Sexy Demetri-Bithanos from The Dragon Queen Series

 

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Journey Into The Shadows with Huntress Joan “Havoc” in the Tale of SHADOWS & DUST