First of all, I wanted to remind everyone that my books are still on sale for only $0.99. With just a few weeks left on this incredible sale, hurry to get your copies before it's too late. You'll find links to all the major retailers on my SERIES WEBSITE.
Second, I’m letting one of my characters take over my blog today. This is something I intend to do more often so you can get to know the characters better—especially from their own perspective. As for Bastian, he can be a handful, and he has a foul mouth, but he promised to tone it down a little—or at least try to. First, a few facts about Bastian…
And now, I’ll let the vampire himself take over. Go for it, Baz…
Yeah, thanks so much for setting up another one of these fu— I mean, another of these wonderful character posts.
*rolls his eyes*
So…I guess I should tell everyone about myself. I think I’ll do this a little different than normal. How about a check list so I can skip the miserable story that is my life?
Well, there you have it. That’s my effed-up life. Yes, there’s far more to my past, but I’m not going there. I have to focus on getting to know Nicole better and plotting my retribution on Rosenbaum.
I know my worthless ass—sorry, I can’t hold back anymore—doesn’t deserve someone as wonderful as Nicole, but I’m tired of being looked at like a monster, even by other vampires.
There has to be something worth loving in me.
*scrubs a hand over his face*
Who the hell am I kidding? Like I said before; I’m sure she’ll decide I’m worthless, too.
Screw it, I’m leaving. Thanks for making me think about all the miserable things in my life, Lorraine. Hope it was worth it.
*slams the door on his way out*
Poor Bastian. Sometimes I feel so bad for what I put him through in his books, and what he’ll be going through in the rest of the series. Hopefully he can forgive me one day.
Since he cut his post a little short, how about an excerpt from one of his books?
Nocturnal Surrender: Chapter One Excerpt
This wasn’t the homecoming Bastian Evanko had hoped for after two hundred years in exile. Getting berated by his brother served as a reminder of how strained their relationship had always been. Apparently the time apart had done nothing to mend old wounds.
So much for a starting over.
Donovan paced behind his mahogany desk, blond hair falling perfectly down the back of his expensive suit. “You shouldn’t be here. You know better. This city is no good for you, not with your past.”
Bastian gripped the wooden armrests of the pretentious-looking chair where Donovan had commanded him to sit. “My sentence is over. I will come and go as I please now. Spending the last two centuries in isolation was almost more than I could take.” He loosened his hold when the wood cracked. If he turned the chair into kindling, he’d never hear the end of it.
A point Donovan confirmed when he stopped and glared. “You’d better not destroy my office, little brother. The last thing we need is a repeat of what happened—”
“Oh, please. How long are you going to keep bringing that up?” Bastian clenched his fists and stood, nearly knocking the fucking chair backward. “And stop calling me little brother. Two years makes no difference after nearly a millennia.”
In an instant, Donovan moved to face Bastian. His eyes turned silver and his fangs extended. “Do not think to challenge me, little brother. As long as I have to keep cleaning up your messes, I’ll call you whatever I damn well please.” He waved a dismissive hand and returned to his desk, eyes reverting to their usual pale blue as his fangs receded. The monster within was hidden behind his baby face once more. No one would ever suspect a murderous creature lurked beneath that innocent façade.
With a deep breath, Bastian sucked in the amped-up vampiric testosterone saturating the air. The tension between them was suffocating, and the next move rested on his shoulders. He could take the all-too-familiar road of trying to prove himself with a physical display and allow the powder keg to explode, or…
“You’re right. I have made many mistakes, but you also know I’ve done nothing wrong since you stood up for me with the Elders and convinced them to spare my life.” Hand extended, Bastian crossed the room and stopped a respectable distance away. “Please, Donovan, let’s put the past behind us and move forward. How can I make amends if you won’t give me the opportunity?”
There was silence except for the ticking of the large antique clock on the bookcase. Soundproof walls allowed in nothing from the nightclub beyond the office door, or from the bustling city outside.
Donovan glanced at the proffered hand then locked gazes with Bastian, his expression unreadable.
For a moment, Bastian wished vampires weren’t able to shield their thoughts from each other. His shoulders stiffened. A few more seconds of being ignored and he’d lose the tenuous grasp he had on his temper.
In the past, he would have blown by now—verbally and physically—without regard for the consequences. His poor impulse control had created a rift between him and Donovan long ago. He never did anything right in his brother’s eyes, resulting in far too many years of Donovan’s condescending attitude. But he wanted his brother to see he was different now, and the only way for that to happen was to fight the anger.
Pressure built under his gums. His fangs ached to descend. Swallowing hard, he licked his teeth.
Still normal, but not for long.
Copyright © 2013 Lorraine Pearl
Praise for the Series
“The chemistry between Bastian and Nicole is off the charts HAWT! WOW!! The world building is interesting and the plot is very intriguing. I love the author’s writing style and the editing was spot on. If you are a fan of Erotic PNR, you are going to love this series. It’s kind of like Laura Wright meets Lora Leigh with a pinch of JR Ward thrown in the mix.” Danie – Amazon Kindle reviewer.
I hope you enjoyed Bastian's visit today. Leave a comment to let me know what you think about him. Does this hotheaded vamp do it for you? Do you prefer bad boys? What is your favorite paranormal creature? Mine is obviously a bad-boy vampire.
And don't forget to grab the first books in the series while they are on sale.
Yes, you read that right. All the books in this event will be on sale for $0.99. With 20 amazing authors participating, you're sure to find something to sate your desires. There is also a giveaway going on during this event. See the end of this post to find out more.
Although this event only allowed each participating author to include 3 books, I went ahead and put all my books on sale at this price - including those at retailers other than Amazon. I'm also planning on leaving my books on sale longer than the 2 day event because I'll be turning 40 next month and decided this would be a great way to celebrate. I'm not sure when I'll be ending the sale, either mid-August or toward the end of the month, so get your copies before it's too late. Of course, the best value is my anthology, Nocturnal Bites, which contains all the other books and a bonus interview with the vampire, Bastian Evanko.
IMPORTANT: Check the price before purchasing as some retailers tend to lag behind on changing the price.
For links to all the places you can purchase my books, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance, and others, please visit my SERIES WEBSITE. For more info on my series, see the bottom of this post.
So, you want to know what other authors are participating, don't you? See the pic below to find out. Click on any of the pics to go to the event page for links to all the authors.
The Nocturnal Surrender Series
Lansford, Pennsylvania is The Sin City of the East. No wonder it’s become a hot spot for vampires. With the sanguinarian nightclub, Nocturnal Surrender, run by one of their own, they can easily sate their hunger without divulging the secret of their existence—and without leaving a trail of dead bodies behind them.
That hasn’t stopped the Hunters from trying to find a way to eradicate these creatures. The game of cat and mouse has gone high-tech, and biochemical warfare is on the horizon. What will happen when the battle between mortals and immortals threatens to expose vampires—to all of humanity—for the murderers they truly are?
In The Nocturnal Surrender Series, not only will the vampires have to deal with the bigger problems of survival and secrecy, but they will also have to navigate the issues in their own lives. Love, hate, and retribution are part of the high stakes game they all play. Life and death situations combine with emotions and lust to fuel the series. Each couple will have their own obstacles to overcome while they are dragged into the larger, millennia-old battle between humans and vampires.
Who will live and who will die? Who will love and who will hate? And how will they put their differences aside to save themselves?
The Nocturnal Surrender Series is an erotic paranormal romance series—with a dark fantasy edge. If you love sexy vampires that actually bite, then you've come to the right place. Be sure to check out the links above to find out more about the books in this series. This is only the beginning of the exciting series that will be full of... Love, hate, and...retribution.
Praise for the Series
"The chemistry between Bastian and Nicole is off the charts HAWT! WOW!! The world building is interesting and the plot is very intriguing. I love the author’s writing style and the editing was spot on. If you are a fan of Erotic PNR, you are going to love this series. It’s kind of like Laura Wright meets Lora Leigh with a pinch of JR Ward thrown in the mix." Danie - Amazon Kindle reviewer.
Once again, please visit my SERIES WEBSITE for purchase links, and click on any of the pics for links to all the authors and books taking part in this sales event. Enjoy the books!!!
This picture shows what the prizes are for this giveaway, and this pic links directly to the Rafflecopter entry form. Good luck!
I thought the message might have gotten lost in all my rock 'n' roll hoopla, so I decided to make sure everyone knew about the giveaway attached to that post. CLICK HERE to see the post with the giveaway entry form.
Nocturnal Surrender Blurb
After two hundred years in exile, vampire Bastian Evanko has come back to earn his brother's respect and plot revenge against the vampire who murdered his fiancée, Elise. In Lansford, PA, The Sin City of the East, Bastian must fight his rebellious nature and learn to control his impulsiveness so he is no longer considered a scourge on the Evanko name. When he asks for a private dance, and a bite, from stripper Darling Nikki, he gets far more than he bargains for—including another chance at love. But even the love of a beautiful woman isn't enough to sate his need for retribution.
Nicole French simply wants to learn how to live in her new town, come to terms with stripping to pay the bills, and make it through law school without having a breakdown over the painful memories she hides. Having a man in her life is the last thing she needs, but when Bastian Evanko asks for a private dance, and to drink her blood, she ends up with more than just a freaky customer. Things heat up quickly in the private room with the sexy stranger. Only problem is, he likes to pretend he’s a vampire and suck down human blood.
To make matters worse, a war is brewing between vampires and Hunters. And after losing Elise because of her vampire Hunter brother, can Bastian take the risk of bringing Nicole into his life? But, on the other hand, can he pass up another chance at love?
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