Confession: I am in luv with Curran from the “Kate Daniels Series” by Ilona Andrews, Carlos Rivera in L.A Banks’ “Vampire Huntress Legends,” and Jamie MacKinnion from Johanna Lindsey’s “A Gentle Feuding.” Yes, I know this makes me stranger than the offspring of a Lady GaGa, Adam Lambert lovefest *sigh* but it’s true.
All three characters are very different from my actual tastes in men. Thinking on it, perhaps that’s the draw. As romantic figures these guys are gorgeous fantasies. I adore their ugly ways, their heroics, and their macho antics. Even their missteps add flavor to their characters. If you’ve ever had a crush on the hero of a book you’ll know what I mean.
In life they’d be too much to handle. Could you imagine? A girl would never get any rest helping to rule the various were-creatures of Atlanta; or aiding in negotiations with the Vampire Council. Imagine being the Lady of the MacKinnions among feuding Highland clans. Jeez. I won’t even mention what insatiable sexual appetites these characters have. As one of their wives you’d need to buy stock in Red Bull and pop a whole lot of ginseng.
Envisioning the logistics of life with real men like these is off-putting…but that makes the fantasies so much hotter.
Celia Sweet and I wanted just such a character for our erotic romance Halloween novella, Dusk Takes Dawn. I think we got him. Dusk is fierce yet thoughtful. He’s impossible to live with (seriously bossy), or to live more than an hour without (lovable in his machismo). And talk about insatiable—woo! He’s also a gargoyle from a cursed race (there go those logistics again). Adding up all his traits, Dusk is a romantic hero for true; and Celia and I are hoping you’ll have your own confession to make once you’ve read his story. Maybe you’ll be a little in luv with Dusk too.
DUSK TAKES DAWN Blurb:
Paranormal peacekeepers, Dawn Maza, the witch with a capital ‘B’, and Duskan Entreri, one helluva beast, are partners and lovers… Actually, they are in love. They’re not lovers yet. Stone separates them, making her a statue at night while he turns to granite by day, and the two have never consummated their love. Instead, they communicate via video and voice mail. That travesty will change tonight.
Under the advisement of a crone—who may or may not have ulterior motives—the pair must freeze time for a single chance at igniting the All Hallows sky with the fires of their passion.
Dusk and Dawn are up for the task. Halloween is about to get sexy.
EXCERPT from Dusk Takes Dawn (steaming hot/explicit)
Dusk Takes Dawn Buy Link
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
The writing team of Celia Sweet and Shirin Dubbin could easily be called “sweet & salty”. Sex coach and southern belle, Celia, pours on naughty interludes as smooth as honey. While urban fantasy romance author and southern girl, Shirin, crackles with popcorn-crunching action. And their take on romance? Well, darlin’, it’s better than your favorite dessert topped with a scoop of ice cream while a boy-toy serves it. Tasty!
Celia, although naughty, is quite shy but Shirin is always ready to chat. Catch up with Shirin and maybe Celia too on the web at www.fan-fatale.com, on twitter http://twitter.com/Shirin_Dubbin, and on facebook http://www.facebook.com/shirin.dubbin.