Dark Fantasies on a #ScintillatingSunday

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Happy Sunday!

Welcome to another Scintillating Sunday Showcase. Today I’m sharing a little of my paranormal romance, Dark Fantasies with you. What I love most about Dark Fantasies is the chemistry between the two main characters.

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Ashley is sassy, stubborn and sexy. Kelan is dark, dangerous and domineering. Together they are explosive. Let’s not forget about the demon who lives inside of Kelan. He has his own goals and he’s determined to have Ashley all to himself.

In the scene I’m sharing, the hero is being naughty and spying on the woman he wants to claim. He’s surprised at what he finds.

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The incubi side of him could not fathom why anyone would stoop so low as to pleasuring themselves. There was always someone out there who could bring you more pleasure than your own hand could. After tonight she would never use this item again. He would destroy her pleasure toy, tonight.

‘We will go inside,’ he informed his beast. ‘But we will not touch her.’ A growl vibrated through his skull. ‘We will not touch her,’ he said again, this time with more force. His beast may control him at times, but when it came to this female, Kelan would be the one in charge. ‘Say it,’ Kelan demanded of his beast. ‘Say, we will not touch her.’

“She wants to be touched. Look at her, she’s so close. I can almost taste her orgasm,” his demon growled.

Kelan rubbed a hand over his face. He could almost taste it also. He wanted to taste it, he needed to taste it.
‘Say it demon or I will turn around and seek out the room Jackson has gotten for us to stay in.’

“We will not touch her… unless she asks us to.”

That was good enough for him. Kelan cloaked himself, making his form invisible to her eyes and then teleported into her bedroom. He wasn’t prepared for the scent of her arousal to hit him so hard. She smelled delicious. His mouth watered and his fangs protruded from his gums. He forced himself to turn away. He backed himself up into the corner of the room, far away from her. One deep breath, then another, followed by two more calmed him down enough so he could gaze upon her once more. Kelan shook his head. This was a bad idea. But now that he was in here, he couldn’t bring himself to leave.

Her night gown was up around her waist and Kelan could see all of her. His gums ached. He wanted to slide his tongue inside of her. He wanted to sink his fangs into her thigh and drink from her, over and over. Again, he had to force his gaze away from her. Across the room there was a mirror. His reflection confirmed what he was thinking. His beast was trying to surface. Kelan stared into the glass, noticing how dark his eyes were and how long his fangs had become. ‘We will not touch her,’ Kelan repeated his earlier command. He refused to let his beast out of its cage.

“I cannot help it,” the beast complained. “I cannot sit still while she’s moving like that.”

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One kiss was all it took.

Between work, family and her ex-boyfriend, Ashley Blakely is completely stressed out. She doesn’t have time to write in her fantasy diary or compete in the annual ‘fantasy wish’ competition her and her sisters have going. The only thing she wants for Christmas is normalcy.

All hope of a normal Christmas… or life… fly out the window the moment she’s kissed by Kelan Grant. Now she’s swept up in a whirlwind of romance, seduction and danger. She wants no part of this new life. Yet once she finds out that her sisters and her best friend are in jeopardy, she will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. Even allow herself to be kidnapped and handcuffed by a devil in disguise.

Dr. Kelan Grant always keeps his word. The moment he lays eyes on Ashley, he vows she will be his for eternity. He doesn’t care that his brother is mated to her sister and wants to keep their real heritage a secret from the Blakely family. Kelan will do whatever it takes to claim his bride.

Kidnapping her is the easy part. Winning her heart is going to take some strategic planning. But between the dark angels stalking him and Ashley’s constant need to break every item in his home, Kelan is having a hard time romancing the woman who he feels already belongs to him.

Will he get the eternity with Ashley he’s envisioned? Or will his enemies snatch her from his grasp and awaken the monster he tries to hide?

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Talking Fear With Ashley and Kelan from #DarkFantasies

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The spirit of Halloween is upon us. It’s time for scary movies, spooky costumes and more candy than our teeth can handle. It’s also time to talk fears with the characters from my paranormal novels.

This week we’ll talk fears with Ashley and Kelan from Dark Fantasies. Both characters are stubborn and set in their ways. It’s going to take a lot of Halloween mojo to get them together. Today’s question, what is your worst fear and why?

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Ashley:

My fear, losing control. Lately I’ve felt like everything is out of my hands. I have no control over my life. There are two reasons why I feel this way.

Reason one: my ex. I have no control over my job and I fear I’m going to lose my job because my douche bag of an ex is my new boss. His sole purpose in life is making me unhappy and he’s doing a great job. If I could get rid of him I would be one of the happiest girls in the world.

Reason two: the guy who claims I’m his mate.

I mean Kelan is sexy and all, but if I fall for him I would lose control over everything. Why? Because he’s the type of guy who likes to be in control of everything. Dating is stressful. I don’t have time for it. But if Kelan keeps staring at me with those baby blue eyes and whispering naughty things in my ear, I think I may give in. Giving in to a dominant male, that would be a first for me.

Men, can’t live with them, can’t kill them… or can I?

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Kelan:

My worst fear is showing Ashley the darkness inside of me. She’s already skittish, I don’t want to scare her. I know she wants me, though she tries to deny it. I can smell her arousal, but telling her that only makes her angry. I want to be the man, well, demon she needs. But, there’s a darkness inside of me that wants her too, just as much as I do. I’m afraid if I let her see me for who I really am, she’ll run from me. She won’t get far. She’s mine, and I’m never letting her go.

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Book Synopsis

One kiss was all it took.

Between work, family and her ex-boyfriend, Ashley Blakely is completely stressed out. She doesn’t have time to write in her fantasy diary or compete in the annual ‘fantasy wish’ competition her and her sisters have going. The only thing she wants for Christmas is normalcy.

All hope of a normal Christmas… or life… fly out the window the moment she’s kissed by Kelan Grant. Now she’s swept up in a whirlwind of romance, seduction and danger. She wants no part of this new life. Yet once she finds out that her sisters and her best friend are in jeopardy, she will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. Even allow herself to be kidnapped and handcuffed by a devil in disguise.

Dr. Kelan Grant always keeps his word. The moment he lays eyes on Ashley, he vows she will be his for eternity. He doesn’t care that his brother is mated to her sister and wants to keep their real heritage a secret from the Blakely family. Kelan will do whatever it takes to claim his bride.

Kidnapping her is the easy part. Winning her heart is going to take some strategic planning. But between the dark angels stalking him and Ashley’s constant need to break every item in his home, Kelan is having a hard time romancing the woman who he feels already belongs to him.

Will he get the eternity with Ashley he’s envisioned? Or will his enemies snatch her from his grasp and awaken the monster he tries to hide?

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***COMING IN 2016: WICKED FANTASIES – Falling in love has never felt this naughty.***

#BookSpotlight: The House at Homecoming Cove by Ginny Baird

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TITLE – The House at Homecoming Cove
SERIES – Romantic Ghost Stories by Ginny Baird
AUTHOR – Ginny Baird
GENRE – Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Sweet Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 10-15-15
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 60K
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From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD

A breathtaking romantic mystery set at the Virginia Eastern Shore…

Seeking out solitude in which to work, New York City music composer Melissa Carter rents a century-old farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore. There, she meets a loner with rugged good looks and smoldering gray eyes, who has long-term ties to the property. When strange things start occurring at the historic home, the handsome groundskeeper comes to her aid, but is Melissa really safer in his arms?

When Stone Thomas meets a pretty northerner with a musical gift, he’s immediately drawn to her. He’s also determined to protect her from the increasingly odd happenings at the fifty-acre farm where he’s employed. Soon, Stone finds himself wondering whether he and beautiful Melissa might share a future. Yet the secrets of Homecoming Cove threaten to drive them apart.

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Her words came out in a whisper. “Thank you for everything. For coming to my rescue, for…” She was saying goodbye, yet her chin tilted toward his and she took a step closer, her lips barely parted, inviting. She peered up at him and met his gaze with a look that was surprisingly heated, decidedly predatory. There was no mistaking it. Melissa wanted him too. That was all the encouragement Stone needed to take her in his arms and bring his mouth down on hers with a hungry desire that surpassed all expectations.

Melissa gasped with delight and sighed into his kiss. Stone’s empty mug slid from her grasp and landed somewhere on the sofa. Stone pressed his eager body to hers and ran his hands up her back, threading his fingers through her hair. She was glorious, beautiful, her gaze sparking with reciprocal passion. Stone groaned and kissed her again, savoring the taste of her, delighting in the sweetness of her body molded to his, as his blood pumped harder and his heart beat like a kettledrum gone out of control. It was more than a kiss; it was like coming home.

“Stone,” she said breathlessly. He opened his eyes to find his cheeks nestled between her palms.

She looked up at him her face flushed with longing. “I think you’d better go.”

“Yeah,” he said, his pulse pounding. “I’d better go.”

Thunder boomed and rain slapped the windowpanes, while the fire hissed and moaned.

Neither one moved.

“Melissa,” Stone whispered, brushing his lips over hers. “You and me… It’s like… I don’t know.”

“I know,” she replied, meeting his kiss. “I feel it too.”


 

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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes heartwarming contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who’ve given up on finding true love.

Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women’s Fiction categories. Visit Ginny’s website http://www.ginnybairdromance.com to learn more about her and her books.


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#ScintillatingSunday with Devin and Alyssa from Christmas Fantasy

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Happy Sunday!

Welcome to another Scintillating Sunday. Today I’m sharing a little of my paranormal romance, Christmas Fantasy with you. What I love most about Christmas Fantasy is the tension between the two main characters.

Devin is dark and full of secrets. He’s trying to balance his paranormal life with his human life in order to be the man his mate deserves. He believes her to be too innocent for the darkness he holds.

On the other hand, Alyssa is far from innocent. The thoughts running through her head and being written in her diary are as wild as they get. She’ll have to prove to Devin that she can be just as dark as he is. I hope you enjoy the excerpt.

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With a growl, Devin picked her up and tossed her over his shoulder. Surprised was not a strong enough word to describe how Alyssa felt. She held on to his shirt as he strode to her front door and unlocked it. Devin had to bend down to avoid hitting Alyssa’s head as they entered her home. He kicked the door closed behind him, not bothering to lock it. “Where’s the bedroom?” he asked.

“To your right,” Alyssa said. Her house was completely dark, but he was seeing his way through it just fine. He even managed to avoid stepping on Vixen as she napped in front of Alyssa’s bedroom door. Devin made his way to Alyssa’s bed and gently tossed her onto the middle of it. Strands of her hair had come loose from her ponytail when Devin threw her over his shoulder. The rest of her tresses came loose when he tossed her on her bed, causing her locks to fall wildly over her face and shoulders.

Alyssa lifted her hand and pushed her hair away from her face and over her shoulders so she could get a good look at the caveman who just carried her into her house. Alyssa’s breath caught in her throat as she stared up at Devin.

His fists were clenched at his sides as if he was struggling to keep himself from pouncing on her. He reminded her of a caged animal, and she liked it. Damn that, she loved it. What had she been mad about earlier? She couldn’t remember. All of her anger had dissipated. The only thing on her mind now was Mr. Devin Jordan.

Alyssa wanted to tell him to come to her, but her mouth was too dry to speak. Instead, she lay back on the bed and opened her legs, inviting him to her with her body language. She watched his whole body shudder as he stared down at her, but made no move to join her.

“I want you so bad I ache,” Alyssa said, hoping her words would send him rushing to her arms.

He held his ground, staring down at her for what seemed like hours, but was only minutes. When he finally spoke, the words he whispered to her sealed the deal for her, forever.

“I’ve wanted you for so long, Alyssa.” Alyssa had no idea he’d felt that way about her. “Not a day has gone by that I haven’t wanted you,” he said. “Even before I met you, I wondered what you would look like, feel like, taste like. Now that I know, I won’t be able to give you up, ever.”

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I hope you enjoyed the 8 paragraphs from Christmas Fantasy. Don’t you just love an alpha male who has a vulnerable side? I do. Christmas Fantasy is only 0.99c and free with Kindle Unlimited.

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Talking Fear with the characters from Christmas Fantasy #GirlTalk

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It has been a long time since we’ve had a nice long chat with the characters from Christmas Fantasy. So, in the spirit of Halloween, this week we’ll talk fears with Alyssa and Devin from Christmas Fantasy. Today’s questions, what is your worst fear and why?

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Alyssa:

I have one worst fear. I think about it all the time, but only when I’m at work. See, I keep a fantasy diary, and it contains all of my naughtiest fantasies. I fear one day I’ll go to lunch and forget to put it away, or step away from my desk and forget to close it, leaving it wide open for my boss to see it. That would be mortifying, especially since all of my wild fantasies are about him. So, yeah, that’s pretty much my worst fear. A close second is, tornadoes.

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Devin:

I don’t fear much. But If I had to list one thing I fear, it would be hurting Alyssa. As long as I keep things professional around her, I know I won’t be a threat to her. But doing that is so freaking hard whenever every time she licks her lips I want to drag her into my arms and kiss her senseless. However, I refrain from doing that. Because one kiss would never be enough. And there’s no way an innocent woman like her is ready for a beast like me.

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Devin held her coat up for her. She turned around and slid her arms into the sleeves. He slowly pulled it up over her arms, and then over her shoulders. Alyssa pulled her hair from under her coat where it had gotten caught.

Devin inhaled the scent that was uniquely Alyssa. The smell of her nearly drove him mad. It was a mixture of peaches and cream and sheer sex appeal. A low growl rose from his chest as he lingered a second too long behind her. He felt her tense in front of him and quickly stepped away from her, trying to calm the beast within him.

Down boy, she’s not ours.

“Have a nice weekend, Alyssa. I will see you Monday morning.”
Devin hoped Alyssa didn’t hear the rawness in his voice. He wanted her badly, very badly, almost to the point of obsession.

He had to shove his hands into his jacket pockets to keep from touching her. His dark sunglasses kept her from seeing the change in his eyes. If she could read his mind she would probably put in her resignation and run.

Alyssa turned around to face him, her innocent brown eyes filled with uncertainty.
“Actually I won’t see you again until next year, Devin.”

Devin frowned, “Next year?”

“We’re off until after the New Year, remember?”

“Oh,” Devin nodded. “Yeah, Christmas is coming.”
He’d forgotten they were taking a break for the holidays. Damn, he wouldn’t see her for two weeks.
“Well, have a nice weekend and a Merry Christmas.”

“Have a nice weekend also and Merry Christmas.” Alyssa picked up her purse and her tote.

Like a good pretend gentleman Devin held the front door open for her as she walked out into the crisp cool air. Two weeks without her was going to be hell.

Why did he give her two weeks off for a holiday that only lasted one day? She turned to him one last time and waved goodbye before getting into her car to leave.

He locked up, and then watched her drive away. Ten minutes later he was standing in the exact same spot, staring in the direction she’d driven.

Two weeks… what the hell was wrong with him? There was no way he could go two weeks without seeing her. Just the thought of doing so, made him want to follow her and demand she spend her Christmas with him instead of her boyfriend and family.

Following her would be foolish. He’d done it before. The silly girl enjoyed sleeping with her window and her blinds slightly open and he enjoyed watching her sleep. He told himself that he did it just to make sure she got home safely.

But it was much more than that. Whenever she wasn’t near him, he worried about her. He worried about whether or not she was eating enough.

He worried about her living all alone in her house without any one there to protect her. This obsession he had with Alyssa Blakely was getting out of hand.

The problem was… he didn’t know how to stop it.


Want to know more about Alyssa and Devin, read Christmas Fantasy, available now on Amazon. Hey, and it’s free with Kindle Unlimited!

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