Hey there, winners! I hope everyone’s having a fabulous weekend so far.
I don’t know about you, but that title alone speaks to me in naughty ways. 😉
Dr. Saint Aknaten is anything but ordinary. From his unique ethnic makeup, the product of a North Korean mother and Egyptian father, to his career as a sex therapist and public speaker, his life is filled with excitement, tragedy, oddities, and lust-filled company. He hails from New York City, but his influence doesn’t stop there. Saint is internationally known. Toggling between holistic ideologies and gritty X-rated teachings, he captures male audiences everywhere as he preaches his controversial, racially driven philosophy – that all non-Black men should pursue Black women. Regardless of his magnetic ability to attract droves of women wherever he steps foot, Saint is desperately on the hunt for just one whom he has pet-named his “goddess.” His search comes to an unanticipated end as he conducts an interview with the outspoken and beautiful radio personality, Xenia Donnellson, an air-waves sensation from Los Angeles. Making Xenia see things his way becomes a challenge that he is more than willing to accept. Xenia succumbs to the hypnotic charms of Saint’s addictive essence, but not without invisible nemeses hanging in the wind, waiting for a chance to strike. Saint will do anything and everything to protect his “queen” including confronting his suppressed fear that he possesses unwanted psychic abilities. Can Saint overcome all and finally obtain the peace he has long sought after? Only time will tell.
Xenia rolled her eyes. “That’s my other issue with you and this brief time together. You’re always on the freakin’ phone. You told me this weekend would be just you and me. You said I’d have this time to get to know you better, and we could do whatever I wanted. You’re too busy for a damn relationship! This is ludicrous. I know you’re busy, and hell, so am I, but…”
“Shhh!” Saint waved her off, looking perturbed, causing his thick, dark eyebrows to bunch up . “Hey, T-Rex, can you do me a favor? Where can I get a marriage certificate this time of night?”
“What the hell?” Xenia said as she stood up. Everyone turned around and looked at her. She smiled and waved as embarrassment spread across her face. “Just conducting an interview, everyone.” She sat back down and covered her face with her hand.
“OK, thanks. Meet me back at the hotel in twenty,” Saint said to T-Rex before putting his phone away and standing up. “Let’s go. ” Xenia stood up and followed him outside to the waiting car.
“Saint, we aren’t getting married. It’s bad enough that I agreed to a relationship with someone I barely know, but I’m doing it, and now you’ve gone and lost your mind again. Well, you can’t lose something that is already gone, but you get my point!” she snapped. Saint picked her up and put her in the car , slamming the door after he got in behind her.
“Yeah, Mason, take us back to the hotel please. I need to meet T -Rex there.” Saint pulled out his phone again, ignoring Xenia.
“Why isn’t T-Rex with you all the time? What’s the point of having a bodyguard when he’s asleep in a hotel room half the time? He has the easiest job ever,” Xenia gaffed.
“I don’t want him with me all the time, especially when I’m on a date. It’s not his doing, it’s my choice,” Saint said as he dialed another number. He held the phone to his ear as Xenia began a new line of complaints about his constant calling.
“Hey, Raphael, what are you doing?” he asked as he lie down across Xenia’s lap. His jet-black hair contrasted beautifully against her short white skirt. She looked down at him and became silent. The beauty of his flawless skin and masculinity temporarily quieted her as he held onto her knee cap . His long legs stretched across the seat. “Hey, I’m getting married tonight,” Saint said to Raphael.
“That’s interesting to hear,” Xenia interrupted, “because the person you’re supposedly marrying didn’t agree to it, nor was she asked!” Mason laughed but quickly caught himself. Saint continued to ignore her.
“Right, so remember that place we saw with the really nice rings , ‘Madison’s’ I believe it was called? I want to run by there again, but I want you to go with me. Oh, I don’t know, hold on.” Saint placed the phone away from his ear and looked at Xenia’s hands. “She looks about a size five. I know that you would’ve liked for me to get the rings from your place, but I’m in a hurry. Trust and believe, I’ll get the rest of her stuff from you. Yeah, I’m pretty sure she’s a size five.”
“You could just ask me! I’m sitting right here!” she yelled, pushing her knees up trying to get Saint off her lap. He tried everything in his power to keep from laughing, as he held onto her bucking legs. Mason finally pulled up to the hotel. Saint jumped out with Xenia quickly running behind him.
Saint took Xenia by the hand and stood with her by the hotel door. “Baby , I want to marry you . I know I didn’t ask you the traditional way, and I know this is going really fast. You can have your dream wedding later, I promise, but I want you to know that I’m coming back for you and that I’m serious. I’m so in love with you, Xenia. Will you marry me tonight – please?” Saint squeezed her hands together.
Xenia’s heart said ‘yes,’ but her mind said ‘Hell no. Dude is a hot mess.’ Her body said “Hell yes!”
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Hey there, fellow bloggers and readers!
It’s now time for the Trick or Treat giveaway. 😉 There are some wonderful authors joining me on this Trick or Treat adventure.
Before filling you in on the fantastic prizes, let me tell you how to play.
Just choose an item from my goodie bag list below, send me a message on my Facebook Fan Page with your selection. Then move onto the next author on the street.
***Please take some time to look around at each site. Some of the authors will be providing fun tidbits and free stories for your reading pleasure! If an author looks like someone you’d like to read, consider signing up for his/her newsletter.***
On Halloween night at Midnight, I’ll choose a winner from the emails sent to me and send the names to the fabulous Sam Cheever, the grand house keeper. 🙂 On November 1st, Sam will choose two winners from those 13 “house” winners who will each win a Grand Prize basket.
So you could be a double winner! Whoo-whoo!! 😀
The grand prize baskets will include an assortment of the following.
- 2 Kindle paperwhite readers!
- Halloween t-shirts
- A boxed e-set of Sam Cheever’s Halloween books
- Halloween Decorations
- Halloween Candy
- A copy of The Late Great Show! from Gary K. Wolf
- A signed copy of Settler’s Mine: The Rivals and other promo items from Mechele Armstrong
- A bag full of autographed swag and a one of a kind bracelet/earring set from Wendi Zwaduk
- Romance Books ‘4 Us tote and size XL tee
- A necklace, bracelet and mug from M.L. Guida
- Signed print copy of True Blue Love from Melissa Lopez
- A signed copy of Silent Screams and Shadows & Dust from moi, Yvonne Nicolas 😀
- Black leather mini note pad & pen set and promo items from Dena Garson
- A necklace and earrings and a copy of Dogspell from Lizzie T. Leaf
- A Tote Bag filled with swag, an XL t-shirt and two autographed books from AuthorIsland.com
The person who wins at my house will get these Halloween goodies:
- Ebook copies of Naughty Sins of a Saint, OR Addicted In Cold Blood by Tiana Laveen (Winner’s Choice)
- Ebook copy of Seducing the Jackal by Seressia Glass
- Ebook copies of Silent Screams, Shadows & Dust OR Scarlet Moon by Yvonne Nicolas (Winner’s Choice)
You can only take one trip down the street and you must be at least 18 years of age to play!
(Note: this contest is for US contestants only.) Sorry. 😦
Now that we’ve got the rules out of the way, let’s have some fun!
Select from my goodie bag below and send me a note to tell me what you picked!
Read this spooky passage from Scarlet Moon Book 2 of the Dragon Queen Series and answer the question at the end.
For as long as she could remember, the water demon tribe despised her kind. In the war between good and evil, the finned creatures were neutral, not leaning toward either side. At least that’s what she’d been told as a child.
Regardless, they still held their dislike for the dark side.
She couldn’t blame them for that really. The water demons were known to be peaceful creatures. However, she’d never met one who didn’t try to viciously take her life.
In that moment, a thought came to her. If she could rile the water demon soldiers, just a little… they would lash out and destroy Doshar as soon as he stepped foot onto the beach.
But will I lose my life in the process?
Glancing back at the portal, Imrie eased toward the shore. The tiny granular rocks gently dug into her knees and palms as she crawled closer to the beckoning waters.
Doshar hadn’t come through the gateway yet. Foolish warlock. Instead of focusing his energy on inflicting pain on her, he should’ve allowed her to heal him. Traveling through the portal would be all the more damaging to his injuries.
This might just be to her advantage, because it would take him a while to pass through.
Only inches from the sparkling ocean, she placed her trembling hand over the waters. The shift of the wind paused. There was no movement or sound. The reflection of reddened moon glared at her from the still surface. She gulped back the lump in her throat and tapped the unwavering water with a single finger.
A gentle ripple spread out and multiplied into spiraling rings across the ocean’s plain.
In the midst of the serene moment, a scaly hand shot out of the water and latched onto her wrist.
She shrieked and tried to jerk back.
The creature only tightened its biting grip. Her flesh painfully seared beneath its scales. A lashing stream of water vaulted from the surface and coiled tightly around her neck, relinquishing her healing power.
What was liquid felt like a thousand tiny blades slicing through her jugular. The fresh outpour of her blood spilling into the sand assaulted her senses and sent a rush of panic through her. Constantly digging into her flesh, the razor-like water whip severed her arteries. If she turned her head to either side, it would come completely off, and that would be end of her.
Truly, this wasn’t one of her brightest schemes.
“Please,” she gasped. She went limp, refusing to struggle against the watery restraint. To do so would only increase the pain.
Three heads emerged from the water at nose level. Large black fins splashed wildly behind them. Luminous droplets rolled off bright golden hair as six angry eyes, the color of onyx, peered at her.
In a harmonious unison, three masculine voices shattered the shelter of her mind. “You dare disturb the great domain of Arna.”
This wasn’t their normal behavior. They’d never spoken to her before.
“Dear warriors, I am parched, and I only wish to take a drink of your purifying water.”
“Lies! You attempt to use us as pawns to rid you of your mate. You will die along with him, Hargist.”
Sheeki! She squeezed her eyes shut and braced for the attack that would surely end her life. Seconds passed and none came. Deep murmurings drifted around her. Hesitant, she opened one eye, and then the other.
The soldiers were gathered together, staring at her palm with their eyes stretched in wonder.
Copyright © Yvonne Nicolas 2013
What are the creatures who attacked Imrie?
- Ocean Warriors
- Sea Wizards
- Vampire Mermaids
- Water Demons
- Water Angels
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Happy Halloween, my lovelies!