Friday, August 13, 2010

Sizzling Hot Surprise


I had quite a surprise yesterday when my editor sent me notice that my newest book Vampire in the Basement went to Pre-order over at All Romance Ebooks. I was excited and thrilled.

This book is an expansion for me into erotic romance. What does that mean? The love scenes are more frequent and detailed. What made this book different? The characters were so intense about each other. Regina and Gregor are about to get married. Theo and Lorraine have both been hurt in the past, but the raw animal magnetism between them is undeniable. It a vampire/supernatual erotic romantic comedy with death defying moments and passionate (very, very passionate) interludes. LOL It was so much fun to write.

You can preorder the book at http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-vampireinthebasement-448370-139.html

Here's a little taste:
Waking up with Gregor’s strong naked body against hers was a hundred times delicious, so delicious, that it was easy to forget they were sharing a makeshift bed of an open sleeping bag and blankets in a cave somewhere in Maine. His great, strong arms embraced her securely, not so tightly as to impede breathing, but enough to make Regina feel worshipped and adored and aware that he was still worried about her. The raw energy of the forest beyond the cave flowed into her, increasing her strength and making her glad to finally realize her half elf, half leprechaun heritage. The horrible feeling of having her life sucked out was almost gone.

The man holding onto her so tightly saved her life and sanity. A part of Regina questioned if she loved Gregor because of that. She closed her eyes and thought back to that time climbing through the rubble of the towers, listening to the screams in her head, as she tried to locate survivors. Regina could still see the face of the dying man. All she did was send a spark through him like she'd done thousands of times before to recharge batteries. But this time it was enough to save a life. Sighing, she hugged Gregor and he responded by squeezing her a little tighter. Gazing at his handsome sleeping face framed by thick dark hair made her heart finally peaceful. Gregor was her refuge, her champion, and everything she needed love to be. My big, brave bear of a man.

Gregor growled in his sleep, and she couldn't help kissing the stubble of beard on his cheek. How does he always manage to look so ‘drink me up sexy’? A part of her couldn't help but be annoyed, but the other part of her enjoyed looking at him too much. Then he moved onto his back, and she couldn’t resist crawling on top of him and brushing her lips ever so gently on his.

In one swift movement, he had her on her back. His blue Maine summer day eyes sparkled with mischief. He kissed her, peering down at her. "What were you up to when I was asleep?" His low rumbling laugh made her body shiver. Regina could feel his excitement growing harder against her thigh.

"Gree, I was thinking that I feel well enough to go back to New York."

“Sweetheart, there aren't anymore survivors to find." He stroked the side of her face, his fingers lingering in her hair. "I had to get you out of there. You were dying.” As his mouth pressed against her lips, his tongue pushed them apart and caressed the inside of her mouth until she gasped. “I love you, Reggie. How would I live without you?” With his lips, he worshiped her eyes, her nose, and finally her mouth again.

“Still we should have stayed. There might have been something else we could have done.”

"No. There wasn't." His eyes narrowed. "You're afraid to meet my family."

"No," she stammered. "It's not that at all.

He chuckled. "Yes, it is, Regina." He bit her lower lip playfully. Then he brushed a lock of hair tenderly out of her face. "Listen, I'd be nervous if we were in Alaska meeting your parents."

Regina couldn't help the trepidation she felt. As far as she knew, they were only minutes from his house. "What if they don't like me?"

"They are going to love you. Like I do. Okay, maybe not exactly like I do." He had one hand on her breast.

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Thank you for dropping by the Paranormalists. It's been fun sharing my surprise with you.

--Susan Hanniford Crowley
Where love burns eternal!
http://www.susanhannifordcrowley.com

4 comments:

Arlene said...

Congrats, and thanks for sharing a teaser. The blurb reads lovely. Fingers crossed for many sales.

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on your release Susan! Kudos for expanding into erotica. Wishing you much success.

Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

Thanks, Arlene. Thank you, Cate. You are invited to my Book Launch Party and Contest on Monday, August 16th at http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com

Lisa Lane said...

Good luck with your new release! Sounds fun!