Pimpin’ Special ~ Winter’s Island by @LillyMacRhine #ParanormalRomance

Today, I’m pimpin’ the lovely Lillian MacKenzie Rhine. She has penned a great read for the paranormal romance fans.

Winter’s Island by Lillian Mackenzie Rhine  

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Cay Winters is an impressionable free spirit from Los Angeles, California. Losing her mother at a very youthful age has given her a drive to live life a certain way. Her aunt Lulu and cousin Malcolm welcome her into their hearts, taking care of all of the things needed by a motherless child. Being an artist has taken her to a lot of interesting places; but when the chance to live in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands appears, she is eager to take it.

Once there, she is overwhelmed by the beauty and the mystique of the Virgin Islands. The food, the beaches, the attractions are amazing, but William Gatling is the best part. He takes on the task of teaching Cay how to love the right way. The only problem is the secret that he holds from her. A revelation that could rip her from his heart; or, worse yet, end her life.

The two lovers spend so much effort trying to fight their inner demons that they cannot see the true devils that are sitting in front of their faces. Once Cay fights her battles within, she can finally win the war outside. Once William accepts the truth, he can see the light.

 

As she awaited his return, she inventoried the array images contained in the camera, then a cool breeze walked up her back.

“Well, well. Hello Ms. Winters. How are we doing this grand evening?”

Startled by his voice, Cay turned to see the mocha beastly thighs of Jeremiah. Panning up, her tongue drained of all its moisture watching the huge knot form in his trunks. Shaking the curious images of his naked body from her head, Cay stood to face his thick, muscle bound chest and beefy tattoo-engrossed arms.

Clearing her throat she squeezed out, “Hi Jeremiah. Nice to see you again. Eh, its a nice night huh? Are you enjoying the festival?” She was having a difficult time finding her words considering the warnings from William were starting to do exactly what she did not want, cloud her judgments.

“It is nothing new to me. Living in Charlotte Amalie has presented me with a lot of fresh new faces many of days. So I tend to not pay much attention to these little parties. But being in the presence of your elegance has made me find a new appreciation in the trivial festivities of life.” Every time he spoke, his words were so eloquently chosen that it was music to her ears. So far, Jeremiah was a welcome face versus the one she should run away from like a nightmare.

“That is a very nice compliment. Thank you. Where is your assistant tonight? Did she not want to come?” Cay wondered since they seemed to be attached at the hip. “I am sure she is around sniffing at potential morsels to sink her teeth into,” he said licking his lips.

Cay turned toward the festival grounds feeling as if the walls were closing in on her. “Um, yes. William left a few minutes ago to get us some food. He should be back soon.” Jeremiah ran a lone finger up her exposed spine making her cringe. “So you are aware that William is my little brother then? Yes he saddens me. Let us not speak on him please,” he said brushing his palm on her wavy hair. Facing him, ignoring his odd petting of her body, she met his popping pools of onyx that ignited a fire in her pit.

“Why does William upset you so much?” She whispered slowly. Jeremiah stood close enough to Cay that her nipples drew to his chest like magnets. Brushing a lock behind her ear, he touched his lips across her lobe. “William is not the right match for you Cay.” He kissed her neck.

“Oh no? He isn’t the right match?” She spoke on breathy tones. Cay felt so gone in her movements. So turned on to the point she could not retreat. Whatever Jeremiah was giving, she was buying. She could feel his wet kisses on her shoulder and collarbone; but, she was stuck in an abyss, not being able to find her way out. “Tell me Jeremiah.” She pulled his hips closer, grinding her aching heat against his firmness. “Tell me please.” Tiny pinpoints grazed her skin causing Cay to cry out from the cascade of fluids escaping her inner folds. “Mmm,” she heard come from his mouth.

“What the fuck are you doing! Get the hell away from her!” Cay heard the familiar voice but her attention was elsewhere. Popping out of her dream, hitting the hard mound of sand, Cay gasped for oxygen, rubbing the blurry sting from her eyes.

“Why so angry brother? We were just discussing you,” Jeremiah curled his lips into a sinister grin.

“Jeremiah! I warned you to stay away from her!” William snarled.

Cay still woozy struggled to stand. “What is going on? William why are you shouting? Jeremiah and I were talking about the party.” Confusion mixed with nausea made her drop to her knees.

“Stay out of this Cay!” William shouted.

Jeremiah let out a rumble of laughter. He offered his hand to Cay, “Oh brother do not be so insensitive to such a lovely lady. Are you okay dear? Come, let me help you.” Before she could receive the help being offer, William shoved Jeremiah so hard, he stepped back a few yards.

“I am going to fuck you up for that mistake,” Jeremiah snarled. William took flight from the force of Jeremiah’s blow, falling to the ground. Cay gasped, but she could not move. She was so fatigued, confused as to why. Sitting back on her haunches, she felt someone loop her arm over their shoulder. Cay slowly glided away from the scene of the two men ripping each other apart. After closing her eyes for a bit, her fog started to lift. Cool water splashed on her brow. Somehow she had made it to the building housing the restrooms. Her wits were still off but she saw her savior.

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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. 🙂

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Into the Shadows We Go… #Gothic #ASMSG

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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.

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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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Sweet Torture #Giveaway

Happy Friday, folks!

I hope everyone’s looking forward to an exciting weekend. I know I am. 😉

Aside from spending my Friday dropping steamy tweets on Twitter , I’m hanging out with my friend, the fabulous Nichelle Gregory. Today, she’s featuring a very sexy excerpt from my urban fantasy novel, Silent Screams.

Excerpt: Sweet Torture from Silent Screams

Swing on by and check it out. Oh, and don’t forget to leave a comment over at Nichelle’s BlogSpot after you read it.

Why, you ask?

Because I’ll randomly choose one reader who leaves a comment and send them an autographed print copy of Silent Screams.

Oh yeah, baby, it’s on! 😀

Don’t miss out on your chance to win! 😉

The 2012 Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Giveaway

HolidayGiveaway2012Hello, my lovelies! Guess what? It’s that time of year again ~ time for The Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Giveaway! Whoohoo!

For those of you who don’t know what a blog hop giveaway is, I’ll break it down for you.

Each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop from one giveaway to the next.

Enter to win over 50 giveaways hosted by our participants!

Alright you anxious readers, allow me to lay out my prizes for the hop.

  • A signed print copy of the redesigned title, Designing Love from Yours Truly. 😉
  • An ebook copy of Her Wanted Wolf by Renee Michaels
  • An ebook copy of Santa Baby by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
  • A signed print copy of Destino by Sienna Mynx
  • An ebook copy of Denying Bjorn by Charisma Knight
  • An ebook copy of A Midsummer Tryst by Serenity King
  • An ebook copy of Out of the ShadowedLands: Book Three of the Morgan Crowe trilogy by Maggie Berkley
  • And last but not least, an ebook copy of Thin Ice by KR Bankston

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All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you can win these awesome prizes. If you enter on the blog hop, there’s a chance to win an even bigger prize!

  • The grande prize for the chosen contestant is a Kindle Fire pre-loaded with novels from our sponsors, which includes ME. 😉

At the end of the blog hop, us sponsors will get together and choose the winner for the grand prize.

(Note: this contest is for US contestants only.) Sorry.

Now onto the steps to win;

1. First, leave a comment answering this question. (Don’t forget to include your name and email addy)

  • What is your fondest holiday memory? And what makes it so special?

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” my Yvonne Nicolas Fan Page, because I’M AWESOME! 😀 OR if you have a Twitter account, follow me @YvonneNicolas

4. And lastly, follow my blog. 😉

Easy breezy, right? Keep in mind that you have to follow all of these steps in order 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 22nd of December.

CLICK HERE to view the list of participants and get to their blogs.

Enter to win the big prize by clinking on this link =>> Mistletoe Madness Blog Hop Contest

Good luck!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!