Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Giveaway and Book Spotlight!


Hello and welcome back to the first FREE book giveaway and book spotlight since my maternity leave. Today I have with me Michelle Rodruguez, author of Opera Macabre. At the end of the day, a winner will be chosen to receive a FREE eBook copy of this book, so be sure to leave a comment.

BLURB:
Count Aiden de Lazarus has grown apathetic to the world around him and the monotony of immortal life. Determined to regain his zest for vampiric pursuits, he chooses a mortal girl and bites her with the intent to drain her. Instead, her intoxicating taste and enchanting beauty stirs feelings he has long buried. Scared by such mortal feelings, he gives her to another vampire as payment for a debt.
After eight long years, Bianca is still living a cursed life—singing on stage in Alexi's profitable opera and enduring the bites of the undead as part of his undercover auction when the stage lights dim. Doomed to become Alexi’s vampire bride, her future is bleak.
Aiden is horrified to find Bianca still alive and Alexi’s prized possession. Her image has continued to haunt him. Now he must find a way to free her from the life he unwittingly condemned her to and prove that he, unlike the vampires she has known, can be a man worth loving.

EXCERPT:
“Bianca,” he whispered provocatively near her ear, and felt her entire frame quiver in his grasp. With a wolf-like grin curling his lips, he bent nearer to that tempting pulse of her throat, but instead of biting her as he so ached to do, he grazed his lips against it, a feather light kiss, eliciting a soft, strangled gasp from her. Unable to help himself, he grew bolder in his endeavors and let the very tip of his tongue trail the same path.

Unwelcome and yet uncontrollable heat filtered through her body as it arched against him, desperate to get closer to that devil’s mouth. The voice in her head that should have been screaming at her to stop was only muttering fragments of musings, lost as well to the sensation, as she found herself unable to do anything but surrender.

Aiden burrowed his mouth against her throat, covering the sensitive flesh with seductive kisses. His tongue darted between his lips, teasing, tasting as she writhed fervently against him.

“Bianca,” he breathed again between kisses, “what is it that you want?”

“You!” she heard herself gasp out as though someone else had spoken.

“Oh? And what do you want me to do to you?” He gently nipped at her pulse, hinting at his desire, his hunger tearing at him to be satiated.

“Bite me… Oh, please devour me, Aiden!”

9 comments:

Kelly Moran said...

*NOTE* Please be sure you are leaving your email addy in your post, or letting me know where to find you, IE: Facebook, Goodreads, Blogger, etc, so we can contact you if you won.

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booklover0226 said...

Wow. I really like this twist to a vampire story; it's completely different from what I'm used to reading.

I look forward in learning more about Michelle and her works. I've just added Opera Macabre to my must have now list!

Michelle - is Opera Macabre book one of a series?

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desitheblonde said...

wow that a great book i love the blurb and then the cover is great
wish wish list top
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sashagirl said...

Kelly,
sounds like my kind of novel (ha, ha)...glad to have you back!Another romantic paranormal author Kathryn Meyer Griffith rdgriff@htc.net P.S. e-mail me, I'd love to guest blog here. Beautiful blog! www.myspace.com/kathrynmeyergriffith

Kelly Moran said...

Hey Kathryn, all requests can be emailed to me at moranbookreviews@aol.com with the cover, blurb, and excerpt. Thanks. xo

Lisa said...

Welcome back, Kelly!
I have to say, this is my kind of book. I love anything with vampires ;), but this one does sound like it's going to be very interesting.

Kelly Moran said...

and the winner is... Desi. You'll get an email soon. Grats.

come back soon everyone! xo

Michelle Rodriguez said...

Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate all of your kind words and comments! :)

Tracy, Opera Macabre is not part of a series, but I've had a few people already ask me to write a sequel! We'll see!

And thank you, Kelly, for this wonderful opportunity! :)
Michelle

Sarah Butland said...

I'm too late to win but this looks like a terrific book! And an awesome cover, I agree.

Michelle, thank you for being interviewed to share your book with us.