Tuesday, 4 October 2011

It's Release Day for BLOOD ETERNAL!

I'm thrilled to announce today's release of Blood Eternal, finale of the Awakened by Blood vampire romance trilogy! I'm celebrating everywhere, but particularly today at Bitten by Books (with a release party and a $100 Amazon gift card contest!) and at Bibrary, my Bewitching Book Tour stop for today. Details of both below. First, a celebratory (adult) excerpt from Blood Eternal!

BLOOD ETERNAL: Awakened by Blood, 3
Signet Eclipse/Mass Market Paperback

"the delightful adventure continues..." - Romantic Times

Secrets don't disappear after seduction...

Elizabeth Silk is struggling to reconcile her passion for the vampire overlord Saloman and her allegiance to the vampire hunters. When a shocking vampire revolt calls Saloman away from her, she refuses to follow him.

To make matters worse, Saloman’s beloved cousin Luk has been found and awakened by one of his greatest enemies. Frenzied with bloodlust, Luk embarks on a killing spree and prepares to expose Saloman’s biggest vulnerability: Elizabeth.

But under Saloman’s regime, vampires have become less concerned with secrecy, no longer willing to hide their power. Rumors are swirling about attacks on humans. After Saloman joins forces with the vampire hunters to consolidate his power, Elizabeth begins to understand her role in the inevitable collision of the two worlds. She could bring resolution between vampires and humans—if she can manage to stay alive long enough to play both sides….


She gripped the stake, bracing her free hand against the rock. She didn’t need the detector anymore. She could sense Ancient.

He moved differently, like a shadow around the curve of the hill, gliding over the boulder a yard away from her feet. And instead of attacking, he stood still on top of the boulder and regarded her in silence. Only his long hair stirred in the breeze.

Slowly, Elizabeth lowered her stake. “Saloman.”

Saloman stepped down from the boulder and walked the distance between them. She tried to speak, questions and information tangling in her head and on her lips. In the end, she never made more than an inarticulate gurgle, because the words vanished as his sheer presence overwhelmed her. There was only his name in her head, his profound black eyes to drown in, his body pressing her flat into the rock. The hilt of his sword, a turning gift from Luk, brushed against her hip.

Wordlessly, she lifted her face to his. But he didn’t kiss her mouth. His silken lips took her neck in a strong, urgent pull. The hard shaft of his erection pressed between her thighs, and inappropriate lust galloped through her. Well, it had been a long time, several weeks. . . .

It seemed he felt the same. His tongue lapped at her vein and without warning his teeth pierced her skin. Her mouth opened in a silent cry of pain that vanished into the surge of fierce, familiar pleasure. She gripped his arms hard, letting herself glory just for a moment in the blissful weakness of her blood rushing into his mouth in answer to the tug of his lips.

So lost was she in the blood kiss that it was a moment before she realized he’d unzipped her jeans and pushed them and her panties down over her hips.

“Saloman, the hunters are here,” she managed. “They’re coming now.”

His cool, stroking hands left her hips, perversely disappointing her, until he seized the Ancient detector from her frozen hand and hurled it into the night. Before she could object to this vandalism, he lifted her and entered her body in one swift, gliding movement that shattered the remnants of her resistance.

Blood and sex and Elizabeth, he said inside her head.

Bastard. Can’t you even say hello?

He detached his teeth from her neck and flicked his tongue over the wound to heal it. His burning gaze lifted to hers.

“Hello,” he said huskily, and took her mouth.


And if you havent yet read the first two in the trilogy, catch up here:

BLOOD ON SILK (Awakened by Blood, 1)

"sensual and thrilling, a wonderful combination of vampire myths old and new. Saloman and Elizabeth's relationship is both amazingly hot and terrifyingly complicated." - Bestselling Author, Michele Bardsley.

BLOOD SIN (Awakened by Blood, 2)

"An action-packed sensual read, filled with danger, romance, vampires, humor and seduction... an unforgettable story." - Romance Junkies.

Today's celebrations!

Bitten by Books: Release Party and Contest. Get 25 extra entries to the contest just by replying here: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/?p=47706. The party starts at noon, central time and goes on until noon tomorrow! When it's live, you'll find the link to the party on the Bitten by Books home page! http://www.bittenbybooks.com/.

Bewitching Book Tour: Today I'll be at Bibrary: http://bibrary.blogspot.com/. And here are the rest of my tour stops!

October 6 Review
Livin' Life Through Books. 

October 7 Interview and review
Among the Muses

October 8 Interview and review
Paranormal Opinion

October 9  Review at Bees Knees Reviews
October 10 review and guest blog
The Enchanted Book  http://theenchantedbook.blogspot.com/ 

October 11 Review and Interview
Urban Girl Reader - http://www.urbangirlreader.com

October 12 Guilty Pleasure Post at
Another Look Book Reviews
October 13 Guest Blog (review on 14th)
Bending The Spine

October 14 Interview and Reviews
Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger

October 14 Reviews
Michelle's Book Blog

Oct 15 Guest Blog
Lauren’s Book Bag

Oct 17 Interview Laurie Thoughts & Reviews   

October 18 Interview
Kay Dee Royal Blog

Oct 19 Interview and Review
Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

October 20 Guest Blog and Review
Urban Fantasy Investigations- http://urbanfantasyinvestigations.blogspot.com/

Oct 23 Review and Guest Post
Ramblings From This Chick

October 23 Guest Post and Review
Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews

Oct 24 Guest Post and Reviews
Reader Girls www.readergirls.blogspot.com

October 25 Interview
Laura Kaye’s Author Blog

October 25 Interview
Authors By Authors, http://authorsbyauthors.blogspot.com

October 26 Interview and Review
Beverly @ The Wormhole

October 26 Bite Club Review and Guest Blog

October 27 Guest Blog and Review
Cocktails and Books

October 28 Review
October 29 Guest Blog
Tyras Book Addiction 
Oct 30 Guest Blog and Review
October 31 Guest Blog and Review
Reading Lark

 Hope to you can manage along to at least some of these events - be great to see you there! 



  1. Wow, whatta busy month you have there!!!

    And I can't wait to get my copy of the new release,congrats!!!

    Now, what about that cover? I like it, but I think it would have been better to keep the same format as the others. I guess you didn't have any say in that?

    in Germany

  2. Thanks, Valerie! And yes, it's certainly keeping me on my toes :).

    About the cover, I know what you mean. No, I didn't really have any say it. I did observe that I'd have preferred to keep the style of the other two, but apparently the original style wouldn't have worked for mass market. I suppose they're the people who know! So, I just appreciate the fact that in itself, this is a lovely cover too :).


  3. Congratulations on your new release today Marie!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com