I love to have lots of authors here, but Anya is special to me. She's my critique partner, my long suffering critique partner.
Also, what's great about this blog tour is that (saying in a sing song teasing voice) I got to read this before it was published. Hehehe. One of the perks.
Now, I'm not a huge fan of M/M books, they're not my first choice. I don't read a lot of them, though there's a few I like and Dragon's Claim is one of them.
Hot. Hot. HOT.
I remember her first coming up with the idea, which I won't say, but I believe I said "Well, you made a virgin troll work, so I'm sure you can pull that off."
When she told me about Vidar (the book which is just before this one) I actually said "Are you crazy??!"
She always continues to surprise me. Which is great.
And the best thing about the Unveiled Seduction series, they're stand alone reads, but interconnected.
So a huge welcome to Anya, Tala and Herve to my blog.
Title: Dragon’s Claim
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Flame rating: Sorching
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Tour long Giveaway: $10.00 GC for Amazon, B&N or ARe AND a copy of either Stone-Hard Passion OR Fleeing Fate
Dates: 4/5/2013 thru 4/19/2013
Book three in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Talathion Frostbane was tasked with saving his people and took on the responsibility unflinchingly. Yet all it takes to throw his entire existence into chaos is one encounter with the wyvern-shifter he spurned two hundred years before. The passion between them is as strong as ever, but there’s no escaping the expectations of the clan. And giving in to the all-consuming desire for the dragonkin would have devastating consequences.
When Hervé Cinq à Sept travels to the Fey city of Leaich, searching for answers after someone tries to kill him, what he finds rocks his world in a variety of ways and leads him down a path of inescapable hunger. As he finds himself on his knees, lost in desperate need and heading for heartbreak, he realizes why, as a species, the dragonkin no longer believe in love. It’s so easy to lose everything—pride, independence, control—when the one you want to claim can never be yours.
Pulling away, he stumbled aside to lean against the wall, unable to find his footing, either physically or emotionally.
“You okay?” Hervé was there, gripping his biceps, holding him up. “Tala, are you okay?”
“Yes.” By the Goddess, it was the only word he could get past the constriction in his throat, the renewed desire overtaking him. Even to his ears his voice sounded strange, deep and strong, echoing in the enclosure. “Yes.”
The concern in Hervé’s eyes deepened. “Let’s get out of here.”
“No.” Reaching out, he wrapped one arm around the wyvern’s neck, the other around his waist so as to pull him near. “Oh no, no.”
This need couldn’t wait, couldn’t be denied. Everything in him—his spirit, magic, body—strained to have the wyvern as close as possible, wanting to feel his domination, be consumed by his passion. Planting his hands on the glass so they bracketed Tala’s shoulders, Hervé tried to keep their bodies apart, but the great frame was shivering, the harsh rush of his breath betraying his desire.
Without thought Tala loosed his magic once more, felt it wrap around Hervé in an unbreakable grip.
“Closer.” He tugged with hands and elven power, refusing to be denied.
“No, Tala.” It was a growl, but even as it left his lips there was the first hot brush of skin on skin.
“I need you.” Goddess, how he needed, yearning beyond anything he’d know before clawing for release. “Closer.”
Their mouths met, Tala opening for the hard thrust of the dragonkin’s tongue, moaning at the scrape of teeth against his lip. But still Hervé held his body away and Tala tightened his hold in response. He wanted to tell Hervé it would be okay, that he needed his strength and force now, more than he ever had before. Needed to test his newfound freedom by surrendering it to the man he loved. But he couldn’t break the kiss, didn't even want to lose a scintilla of the contact.
After living a checkered past, and despite an avowed disinterest in domesticity, multi-published erotic romance author Anya Richards settled in Ontario, Canada, with husband, kids, an adorable pup and a cat that plots world domination, one food bowl at a time. Her slightly darker alter-ego, Anya Delvay, emerges occasionally to write erotica.
Interested in all things historical and hysterical, Anya describes herself as intensely curious, (although the word ‘nosy’ has been bandied about) and a life-long people-watcher. Using what she’s discovered about people, places and various weird and wonderful things, Anya has written contemporary, historical and paranormal/fantasy romance novels, novellas and short stories for Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Cleis Press and Spice Briefs.
Dragon's Claim is book three. Here's info on the other two HOT books in the Unveiled Seductions series and yeah, I've read both too. ;)
Book One in the Unveiled Seduction series.
Jakuta Dagbo knows bad weather’s approaching, even though the sky above the faie world is clear. And when Gràinne Bairdie walks into The Midnight Café wanting an arcane tattoo, he realizes the tempest raging into his life has nothing to do with wind and rain. Just one look at her brings his storm god libido, and the protective instincts he no longer trusts, to thundering life.
Gràinne’s a banshee on the run, desperate to claim the emotions she’s sure are rightfully hers and has no time to explore the sparks of need flying between herself and Jakuta. What she’s trying to do will bring the wrath of the Banshee Council down on her head, and she knows they’ll do anything to stop her.
Yet, as Gràinne and Jakuta peel back the layers of their lives, searching for the answers she needs, they can’t ignore the lightning-hot passion searing their blood. And when emotion reaches its apex, demanding complete surrender to the cyclone of desire, neither can resist. Even if it means Gràinne’s banshee wail of release will be her last.
STONE HARD PASSION (My favorite in the series so far, btw):
Book two in the Unveiled Seductions series.
Tattoo artist Jasmina is on a mission to entice her client Vidar into bed, but getting the shy, obscenely ripped troll to agree is going to take some work. Even telling him straightup she wants him doesn’t break through his reserved, polite demeanor. Just what does a jinn have to do? Maybe showing him the pleasures they can enjoy without jeopardizing their friendship will do the trick.
Beneath Vidar’s staid exterior his blood burns with the thought of having Jasmina for his own. He’s been carrying a torch for years, never thinking she’d be interested in a troll. Although he desperately wants to take Jasmina up on her offer, there’s something about him she doesn’t know, and he doubts she’ll still be interested if she finds out.
When Jasmina’s past threatens and Vidar offers her sanctuary, there’s no way to stop their passion from boiling to the surface. But despite their new closeness, secrets and dangerous enemies can destroy what they’ve built, forcing them to sacrifice everything to prove their love.