Hey there, fellow readers! Time to announce the winners for the Winter Giveaway! I’m so excited.
I was taken off guard by how many right answers I received to the questions for the giveaway. It’s clear I underestimated how many readers knew details of the Dragon Queen Series. *grin* And that made me very, very happy.
Here are the questions and the answers:
Where was Sharayna “Rayne” Piers born?
The Demon Realm
What’s the name of Demetri’s sword?
Demetri’s brother, Maurisio, is the head alpha of the Chalvaiz clan, which consists of many different animal shifters. What animal does he shift into?
What are humans with supernatural abilities called?
Andausians. I would have also accepted Battle Angels.
In Scarlet Moon, what are the names of the two priestesses who are appointed to follow the half-bred wizard, Vincent?
Indigo Price & Dominique Morosov
Now to announce the winners!
1st place winner is Alexa Garcia! She will receive:
On Christmas Eve, Tranell Merdock finds herself in one of the most romantic countries in the world. Yet, she is stuck slaving over work. She steps away from her demanding job as a successful management consultant to seek a little respite at a local restaurant and draws the attention of Stephan, a very attractive Frenchman.
He lures her in with promises of a passionate rendezvous, but Stephan has a secret he neglects to tell her.
Will Tranell shy away from a night guaranteed to be filled with forbidden pleasures or allow Stephan to take her on a journey she will never forget?
Stephan emerged dressed in all black and garbed in an ankle-length leather coat, whistling softly. He winked at them and made his way to the door. “Be back.”
Since it didn’t appear Fernand was going to ask, she did. “Where ya’ running off to?”
“I left something in car.”
“Right. Sure you wanna leave a sex-deprived woman alone with your hot boyfriend?” she called out as he disappeared into the foyer.
Wow, did I just say that out loud?
Throaty laughter sailed from around the corner. “Fern, make sure Tranell still here when I return.”
“Oh, she’s not going anywhere,” Fernand assured him.
“Whateva. Like you can keep me here against my…” She turned back to Fernand and suddenly lost her train of thought.
The glimmer of sensual longing in his gaze quickened her pulse. A shudder ripped through her. “Uhmm…” Dammit, this is twisted. The look in those starry-blue eyes made her want him. Made her want the both of them.
“Sex deprived?” he asked softly. “Really?”
Breath caught in her throat, she ripped her eyes away. For the sake of doing something with her hand, she retrieved the small spoon from the tray and swirled it around in her coffee.
What to do when you set yourself up for a mortifying conversation? Change the subject.
“Soooo, you uh…you know where he’s going?”
“My guess is to get you a Christmas gift.”
She perked up and dared a look at him. “What, why? He doesn’t have to do that.”
“He doesn’t, but he wants to. I told you; he likes you. He only uses the left something in the car ploy when he needs to sneak out and purchase a gift. It’s not for me because my gifts are under the tree.”
She shook her head. “Aw, that’s very sweet, but noo, not for…tell him not to do—”
“You asked me a question earlier. I want to answer it but before I do…”
He rolled onto his stomach, pushed up on his hands and knees, and crawled over to her.
Reflexively, she scooted away until her back met the couch.
He laughed. “Trying to get away will do you no good.” He grabbed her legs, pulled them from under her hips, and attempted to reach beneath the hem of her skirt.
Tranell quickly slid her cup onto the side table and slapped her hands over his. “Whoa, buddy. Wha’cha doing down there?”
He nodded toward the hearth. “The heat is starting to get to you.” He caught the tab of the zipper to her right boot and dragged it down her calf. “You’re still wearing your jacket and boots. Sweat beads are starting to pop out on your pretty face. You have to come out of all these clothes, girl.”
“Ha! The hearth’s not what got me sweating.”
“I’m going to take that as a compliment.”
“You should,” she managed to breathe out. “Look, I’m okay, really.”
“Sure you are. Once that alcohol kicks in, you’re going to be melting all over everything.”
She tucked away a grin. “Is that such a bad thing?”
“Not going to answer that,” he sang beneath a chuckle. He sat her boots next to the couch and started rolling down her socks. “Damn, girl, you have the smoothest skin I’ve ever felt. Feels like silk.”
“Thanks. Exfoliating and daily moisturizing pays off.” God, that was so lame. Sounds like I’m advertising some skin product. She watched him steadily, noting the attentiveness of his slow actions. “For a gay man, you’re really good at undressing a woman.”
“Ha-ha…” Grinning bashfully, he straddled her legs and unbuttoned her fitted jacket, starting at the bottom and working his way up. “Not like I haven’t done it before.”
“I can do this myself, ya know.”
“Really? You’re not making any attempts to stop me.”
We are celebrating romance! I, for one, think romance is worth a celebration.
Joining me on the hop is a list of talented authors, who are offering some great prizes.
Before I get into my prizes, I’d like to highlight two of my all-time favorite romance novels. You see, I’m a paranormal romance junkie and these 2 books helped lead me in that path. Creepin’ and Vegas Bites. They happen to be anthologies. I read these books before I became an author and I fell in love them. I read them both more than once. While writing this blog, I’m considering reading them again.
It wasn’t just the steamy romance. It was the action and of course the paranormal aspect in the stories. When you add vampires and werewolves to the mix, there’s bound to be some hot supernatural action. I loved all of the characters and their dynamic personalities. Even all these years later, I still refer back to them and how they made me feel. These 2 books will always fall in line with many as my favorite romances.
How do you win these prizes, you ask? Oh, it’s very easy.
1.First, leave a comment answering this question:
Name your favorite romance novel, and tell me why it is your favorite?
**Don’t forget to include your name and email addy.**
2. Next step, click “like” at the bottom of this post. It will make me happy if you do.
3.If you’re on Facebook, “like” my Yvonne Nicolas Fan Page, OR if you have a Twitter account, follow me @YvonneNicolas**If you already follow my blog, fan page or follow me on twitter, just state it in the comment area when you answer the question.**
4. And last, but certainly not least, follow my blog. 🙂
Following all of these steps are required to win!
At the end of the contest, I’ll randomly choose a winner. Then I’ll announce the winner a day after the contest ends. So make sure you get your answer in and complete the steps before the 21st of September.
I usually hold contests of this nature for US contestants only, BUT NOT THIS TIME. 😉 It’s international, baby! So enter for your chance to win.
Follow a few simple steps and you can win these great prizes! If you enter on the blog hop, there’s a chance to win an even bigger prize! There are 2 grand prizes that can be yours.
#1 is a Kindle Fire. (I have one, and it is a must have for serial readers like myself.)
#2 is a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate (Just think of all the books you could buy.)
To win the prizes above:
1. First, leave a comment answering this question. (Don’t forget to include your name and email addy)
What is your idea of the perfect romantic evening?
2. Next step, click “like” at the bottom of this post. If anything, do it because you want to make me smile. 🙂
3. If you’re on Facebook, “like” myYvonne Nicolas Fan Page, because I’M AMAZING! OR if you have a Twitter account, follow me @YvonneNicolas
4. And lastly, follow my blog.
Keep in mind that you have to follow all of these steps in order to win!
If you already follow my blog, fan page or follow me on twitter, just state it in the comment area when you answer the question, and you’ll be good to go.
At the end of the contest, I’ll randomly choose a winner. Then I’ll announce the winner a day after the contest ends. So make sure you get your answer in and complete the steps before the 21nd of July.
(Note: this contest is for US contestants only.) Sorry. 😦
Click the little image above to view the list of participants and get to their blogs.
3. And lastly, post the link to your FB page in the comments of this giveaway post.
When I see your link in the comments, I’m going to play ‘I spy’. If you keep the banner up throughout the entire week, you could win! I will choose a winner every Sunday until I give away the last book.
C’mon readers! Enter today! You could be the next winner!
For your reading pleasure today, here’s a steamy excerpt from Silent Screams. 😉
Demetri moved between her legs, forcing her thighs further apart and pulled her up on all fours. He planted soft, wet kisses along the cleft of her backside. He brushed a hand over her crease. Her folds parted, inviting him in. He teased the length of her slick valley and strummed her protruding clit.
She was incredibly wet, ready for the taking.
Unable to resist the craving to feel her from the inside, he rimmed her opening, and then delved two fingers into her snug cavern.
Her heated core clenched onto him possessively. Her breaths came out in quick spurts.
Anxious to heighten her pleasure, he dragged his tongue along her derrière’s cleft and circled her puckered rosette, licking and tasting, while caressing the walls of her pussy with his fingers.
“Ooo, you’re a nasty boy,” she purred, hiking her rear end further in the air. “I like it nasty.”
As he enticed her, endless trickles of unparalleled energy traveled through his arm and cascaded through him, a force stronger than his own. He let go of the chesty moan dangling in the back of his throat. She had no idea what she was doing to him, or what force she possessed.
Power. This woman was raw power from the inside and out.
“My God, Sharayna!” He had never called out the Almighty’s name in vain, not even when he was human, but now he found the need to do so, for the overwhelming energy that streamed through him defied all logic and reason. At the nape of his neck, the searing mark that now resided there, slithered down his spine like a snake.
In the smoothest movements he could conjure, he penetrated her body, slowly pushing and pulling her to his will. She moaned with each stroke, gratifying him with thrusts of her own. The sound of her sex sucking greedily on his fingers serenaded his senses. He inserted another finger, expanding her fluttering tissues. Her warm liquids coated his hand and dribbled down her slit, making small blotches on the comforter.
With his other hand, he reached around her hip and fingered her slick pearl. He savored her throaty cries as he swept his tongue over and around her luscious anal passage, teasing the glands there, periodically probing her for entry.
“Oh God, yes, like that. Mm, feels so good…” Pressing her face into the bed to muffle her kitten-like moans, she fisted the sheets and cupped his massaging hand.
The more he pleasured her, the closer he came to replacing his fingers with his cock. Oh, sweet torture.
Wow! I didn’t expect such a big turnout for the Mistletoe Madness contest. I am pleasantly surprised. 🙂 I enjoyed reading the answers to the contest question. Some had me literally laughing out loud, and some brought me to tears. I sent prayers out to those of you who lost love ones during the holidays. You all have memories worth writing about, and I thank you for sharing them with me.
I’d also like to thank the people outside the US who commented even though they knew the contest was only for US contestants. I’ll promise to have an international giveaway real soon.
You guys rock! Thank you so much for participating!
Now to announce the winner…
Let’s get the drum roll going!
Now let’s have a long pause for dramatic effect……………
And the winner is…
AIMEE LAVALLE aka AIMEEKAY
*Throwing confetti* Congratulations Aimee! You’re a winner!!!
You will receive:
~ A signed print copy of the redesigned title, Designing Lovefrom Yours Truly.