*3 minutes later…silence is becoming annoying*
*looks at shelves hoping the covers triggers my memory*
*a choir of angels rise and sing HALLELUJAH!*
Of course, A MERMAID’S KISS *duh* *que Cecline Dion with; It’s all coming back to my nooooooooow*
So I don’t know what happened, perhaps the stars aligned or dame faith worked her devious magic but Cecile from ALL I WANT AND MORE held a contest with A MERMAID’S KISS as a prize. I was ready to make a sacrificial offer when the contest ended and not long after I received an e-mail with the words; You’ve won a book at my place…come get A Mermaid’s Kiss. Can I say I had an orgasmic feel of elation? In no time I was the proud owner of my copy of A Mermaid’s Kiss and in September I read it. You want to know how hard and fast I fell for Joey W Hill’s imagination? Go here to read my review of A MERMAID’S KISS.
Now I don’t glom often and I temporarily overcame my hate for Trade paperbacks to buy & pre-order all the books from the Daughter’s of Arianne & the Vampire Queen series. This author pushes all my buttons with lyrical prose, well fleshed out characters, quirky humor, great sexing and a romance that begins with a spark and ends with a freaking blazing inferno, rockin’ my romance world with high scores on my rating scale.
She even gave me two female protags that ended up in my hall of fame. I’m normally not an easy gal to be wow-ed with female characters but Mina from A Witch’s Beauty ( 5 stars *thud* sooo good!!) and vampire queen Lady Elyssa Amaterasu Yamato Wentworth are females I would love to call BFF’s. They combine darkness with light and add quirky humor to it in the mean time, I love how they handle men and their life.
Since my first time was almost a back-to-back read of A Mermaid’s Kiss & A Witch’s Beauty they will always have that extra glow….cause, it was my first time after all *smiles* For the Smutty Researchers At Play I read THE MARK OF A VAMPIRE QUEEN (review will be posted tomorrow) and again this is a series that completely has me in its grip. To Lyssa; I know you and I had to take a long moment for me to understand the depth of your heart and soul but you amazed me in TMoaVQ! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. To Jacob; You had me at hello and ‘Ta gra agam ort’ as the hero of heroes you are*content sigh*. And to Gideon; I’m counting the days until we meet again and though I know a HEA is going to happen with another I wished I met you sooner. Because I know in my heart of hearts I was secretly the one for you *grin*
Okay, mushy fangirl lovey-dovey things aside, I have to share the cover hussy side of me as well. No, no, if you're at my place you have to "endure" the hardship of looking at pics like these! I was in the Walhalla of covers when I googled images on JWH’s books and I just had to share my favorite one till now with you all:
- Enters state of cover bliss –
Now with Joey W Hill’s permission I copied a small excerpt from her site, which is loaded with book info – excerpts and links ;) Here read a bit about the scorching connection Lyssa and Jacob share…fan and ice cubes are available!
The Mark of the Vampire Queen
Erotic/BDSM Paranormal Romance
© Copyright 2008 - All Rights Reserved
Background – this chapter occurs in the aftermath of an unpleasant encounter with Lyssa’s enemy, the vampire Carnal, and his young human servant, Melinda. No real spoilers here, never fear – we all know Carnal is a lowlife!
Jacob thought he’d be worn out and simply seek oblivion. Instead he took his Mistress again and again, using them both hard. The world might treat the idea with crass vulgarity, but in the darkness, with despair closing in, a man found sacred sanctuary in the wet heat of a woman’s pussy. His woman’s.
Exhaustion finally took some of the pain, leaving it vibrating discordantly off of the waves of the last orgasm, but it wasn’t enough. He pulled out only to give him the ability to maneuver his mouth down her throat toward the sweet taste of her nipples, the valley between her breasts. When his hand slid between her thighs, she opened to him, let his fingers slide into the channel he’d already soaked with his fluids and her own. Her breath whispered out in a quiet sigh of pleasure.
Perhaps Carnal should not have spoken so hastily about inferior mortal stamina. Her thoughts drifted through his mind, her pleasure with him spurring his efforts.
And do vampires value stamina in bed over other attributes? When he thrust his cock into her again, her tender tissues took him slowly, her hips tilting up as he slid his arm under her waist, his palm spreading out between her shoulder blades to bring her to his mouth, nip at her sternum. Tease the flesh of her breasts with his beard.
Like size, it’s what they do with it that matters. For the man…or vampire…who doesn’t know what he’s doing, stamina can become never-ending…torment. When she moaned, he relished the sound fiercely, deepening his penetration, knowing as her nails curled into his back and her cunt muscles tightened that he would make her come again. And again. Her climaxes, her screams would drive the memories back, let him fall into a sleep where they could not follow and strangle him.
“What about the man who knows what he’s doing and has stamina?” He nudged into her hair and bit her ear, moving to the tender skin below. Need pulsed like blood hunger beneath the thin veil of his teasing.
She drew his lips insistently back to hers.
“That man I might just have to keep forever.”
He fell into exhausted sleep, still deep inside her. She’d had her arms twined around his shoulders as he rested in the cradle of her thighs, pressing her into the mattress. When he woke that way several hours later, she surprised him further by staving off her dawn slumber with creative use of his morning erection, bringing them both to peak again.
Joey W Hill has generously offered a copy from her backlist to one commenter *woohoo*
The rules for each giveaway:
You can assume each giveaway is international unless states otherwise. Author’s have been extremely generous but even their generosity has limits sometimes!
Every [meaningful] comment you make on a blogpost with a giveaway attached will be an entry to that particular giveaway. So if you make 3 comments, you will be entered 3 times.
I will announce all winners to each giveaway on August 4th, you are personally responsible for contacting me with your snail mail or e-mail information.
Q: Now which first time, regarding books, do you want to share with me *grin*